Parking Citations

How do I pay my City of Exeter Parking Ticket? You can either pay your parking citation online or by mail.
The City of Exeter Parking Enforcement works to improve quality of life for all by enforcing vehicle regulations with empathy and integrity. The City of Exeter’s Officers regulate and help maintain traffic flow and enhance public safety. By patrolling the streets and parking lots, they complement the City of Exeter’s commitment to promote a safe environment for our residents and visitors. Officers identify stolen, abandoned, inoperative and unregistered vehicles on public streets and may store or impound vehicles meeting certain California Vehicle Code requirements.

You can pay your citation either by mail or online

By mail:
City of Exeter
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Pay Online

Registered owners who cannot afford to pay for their citation have the option to enroll in one of two payment plans:

Standard Payment Plan– Available to all registered owners. No proof of income is required. A one-time $15 fee will be applied. To apply please call the Parking Citation Center at 800-989-2058.

Indigent Payment Plan– Available to registered owners who participate in one of the programs below.

  • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
  • Food Stamps
  • General Relief (GR), County Relief, or General Assistance (GA)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Medi-Cal
  • California Work Opportunity (CalWORKS)
    Proof of participation will be required. A one-time $5 fee will be applied.
    Apply for the Indigent Payment Plan.

You must submit a written request within twenty-one (21) calendar days of the ISSUE DATE on the front of the citation. Include the citation number and the license plate number on your letter and explain why you are disputing the citation. Please send the letter along with a copy of the citation and other documentation to support your claim to the following address:

City of Exeter
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
Newport Beach, CA 92658-7275

Citations may be contested for a limited number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical Emergencies. Please provide a copy of any supporting information such as doctor’s slips, or other information that supports a claim of medical emergency. Please note, stopping or standing to pick up someone for a doctor’s appointment is not considered a medical emergency.
  • Stolen Vehicles. Please provide a copy of the police report documenting the stolen vehicles.
  • Commercial Service Vehicles. A commercial service vehicle is exempt from citation, provided that the vehicle is at the location and work is being performed at the location. A commercial vehicle that is parked at the address because the driver resides there is not exempt. Please submit a copy of any work orders or estimates.
  • Vehicle Registration Errors. Periodically, when a vehicle has been sold or transferred to a new owner, the new owner fails to properly transfer registration. If a citation is issued, it is issued to the previous registered owner. If you have transferred ownership of a vehicle, and no longer own the vehicle cited, please provide copies of DMV transfer documents or other proof of transfer to another party.

Citations are not dismissed because of claims of no signage in front of the location, inability to pay the citation amount, lack of knowledge of the program due to visiting or other reasons.

Your appeal will be reviewed by the City, and an appropriate disposition will be made. You will then receive mailed written notice of the results of the appeal review.

In the event that you still feel that the citation should be dismissed, you may request a formal hearing by an independent hearing officer. The City periodically schedules formal hearings, and at that time you may request for either a review in writing or by attending the hearing and presenting the facts of your appeal to the hearing officer. The hearing officer will render a determination based on their review of the facts and testimony submitted. A written notice regarding the results will be mailed to you after the hearing.

Online or By Mail.

By mail:

City of Exeter
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Online: (Please have your parking citation available)
http://www.citationprocessingcenter.comIf the citation is NOT paid by the due date, the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15 shall be placed on your vehicle’s registration records with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The vehicle may not be registered until the citation has been paid in full.
Your income tax refund could be withheld to pay outstanding parking citations.
A delinquent citation can be paid at:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Automobile Club of Southern California (A delinquent citation payment will be accepted only if the fine has been added to DMV Registration Fees. Current membership required)

The citation will be reviewed and a field investigation will be done, if required.

You will be notified of the citation’s status by mail at the vehicles registered address.
The citation will be found either “Liable” or “Not Liable”.
If the citation is found “Liable”, you must pay the fine amount due.
If the citation is found “Not Liable”, no further action is required. If payment has been made, a refund will be processed.
If the citation is found “Liable” and you wish to appeal further, an Administrative Hearing (below) may be requested. An Administrative Hearing is an opportunity to have your appeal reviewed by an independent Hearing Officer.

To request an Administrative Hearing:
Return by mail, the “Result of Administrative Review Notice”, along with the full fine amount, within 21 days of the date on the notice to:

City of Exeter
C/O Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

The Hearing Officer’s ruling will be mailed within 7 days.
No hearing requests will be accepted after 21 days, and you will be required to pay the full fine amount and a delinquent fee of $15

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