How to Pay a Parking Citation

  Parking Citations are issued to motor vehicles who fail to comply with the City's Parking Ordinances and California Vehicle Code. Payment must be made within 21 days of issuance of citation or 14 days of the mailing of the Notice of Delinquent Violation.

*Payment Plans may be available: For more information, please call 1-866-353-5867 or  visit 


Payment Options

    • Mail

Send the proper amount of citation  by check or money order, payable to City of South El Monte. Enclose the parking citation along with your payment and mail to:

City of South El Monte 
c/o Parking Citation Service Center
P.O. Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711 

    • Online

All major credit cards accepted
A $3.95 processing fee is applied 

    • Phone

(866) 450-2528 
All major credit cards accepted
A $3.95 processing fee is applied


Late Payment


Failure to pay a citation will result in legal proceeding against the registered owner, or lesse or renter with an increase in the amount due.

In addition to fine increases, the total amount due will be forwarded to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will refuse to register the vehicle until all outstanding citations have been paid in full or dismissed. Vehicles which have received five or more parking citations, to which no response is received, are subject to being impounded (22651 (i) (j) C.V.C.)  


Lost Parking Citation  

  If you lost your parking citation issued by the City of South El Monte, please call the South El Monte  Public Safety Center during business hours at (626) 652-3111.  Please have your vehicle's license plate number available. Your license plate number is essential in order to assist you.

South El Monte Public Safety Center's Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closed on  Major Holidays.

You may also contact the South El Monte Parking Administration at (866) 450-2528 or online at The vehicle's license plate number will be need to look up a citation.