Parking Authority

The City of Stockton contracts with LAZ Parking to operate and manage parking meters, garages, and lots in the downtown Stockton area.


Parking Meters

Parking at meters is enforced, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meters have limits ranging from 30 minutes to 10 hours, depending on the location; signs are posted to indicate limitations.   


Parkmobile sticker Effective September 1, 2015, use PayPal and credit cards to purchase time on parking meters using a cell phone mobile app.  Meters are marked with stickers displaying the website address to download the app toll-free free number.


To download the app from the Parkmobile website, please use the link under External Links at the bottom of page. The app can:


  • Register up to 5 vehicles and 5 users to pay for parking at metered locations. 
  • Set a reminder with 15-minutes prior to expiration and increase time from a distance. The time indicator on the meter will not change; parking enforcement uses a hand-held device to check if the app has paid for parking at the metered location.


Coins can still be used in meters.


For questions regarding parking, please call LAZ Parking at (209) 944-9490 or (617) 424-3016.


Parking Lots

Effective May 1, 2020, the City of Stockton has contracted with LAZ Parking California LLC (“LAZ Parking”) to operate and manage parking in the Downtown Stockton area.


This includes parking lots, garages, and meters.


If you have questions regarding parking, please call LAZ Parking at (209) 944-9490 or (617) 424-3016.


Pay Parking Citation

You can pay a parking citation online, by phone, or in person.


Pay online

Click on "Citation Processing Center" link in External Links at the bottom of this page to access the online internet-based payment system.


Pay by phone

Contact the Citation Processing Center: 1-800-989-2058.

An additional $3.50 fee applies to online or pay-by-phone payments.


Pay in person

Bring your citation to the City of Stockton's Finance Department.


Citation Processing Center (CPC) Website

The CPC website lets you view, pay, or appeal/contest your citations online. Use the link provided in External Links at the bottom of this page:

  • Click the "Citation Search" button.
  • Enter the citation number from the original ticket or the Notice of Violation postcard.


View a Citation

The CPC web site allows you to search your ticket using:

  • Citation number and time or date of violation,
  • Notice number and 5 digit zip code, or
  • License plate number and state issued.

If you just received your citation, you may not be able to pay/appeal online until it is uploaded to the Processing Center. Citations are usually uploaded every 24 hours, but in some cases it may take a little longer before it is available online.


Pay a Citation

Once you have pulled up your citation, you can make a payment using 128-bit encryption, the highest encryption level available and the same security used on all internet-based payment applications. This site does not store your credit card information. Once an approval or rejection is received, the information is purged from the system.

  • A $3.50 additional fee will be charged to your debit or credit card for each transaction.  
  • If you have more than one citation, you can pay each individually or all at the same time.
  • When you receive your credit card statement, the payment transaction will appear as "Citation Processing Center."


There are times the site may not be available for processing online payments.

In that case, try again; the system should be available within one to two hours.


Appeal/Contest a Citation

You may appeal your citation online or in person within the first 21 calendar days following the issuance of your ticket.

If you choose to appeal the citation online, you can upload supporting evidence such as:

  • Pictures,
  • Statements from witnesses,
  • Receipts, or
  • Other documentation that may assist in the review of your citation.  

The same provisions apply if appealing/contesting in person.


To appeal/contest in person, visit the Economic Development Department's Parking Authority.

For questions, please contact the Citation Processing Center at 1-800-989-2058.


Payment Plans

The City of Stockton offers monthly Parking Citation Payment Plans to eligible customers, compliant with the California Vehicle Code (CVC), SEC 6, Section 40220.  

  • Those who qualify for a low-income or indigent payment plan will pay a one-time setup fee of $5 and minimum monthly payments of $25 until all outstanding fines are paid.
  • All others will pay a one-time set-up fee of $25 with minimum monthly payments of $56. 

Under either plan, all late fees will be waived upon completion of the plan. Failure to make minimum monthly payments and/or to complete the plan by the completion date will result in plan cancellation and late penalties being reinstated and added to the remaining balance.  Outstanding balances will be sent to DMV and/or Franchise Tax Board for further collection.


Fees and penalties associated with towing or impound services are not eligible for this payment program; however, a parking citation received in addition to the tow/impound service may be eligible.


Participants in a parking citation plan may only be enrolled in one plan at a time and are eligible to participate only once during each 12-month period or following completion of an existing payment plan, whichever comes later. 

- There is no penalty for paying off a balance prior to the payment period expiring.

- No citation re-enrollment, contract extensions, or revisions will be granted.


Sign Up for Payment Plan

Send a completed application to Data Ticket Inc. at:

Citation Processing Center

PO Box 10479

Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Citation information is online at or by phone at 1-800-989-2058.


Note: A $5 enrollment fee is due at sign up for the indigent payment plan, or $25 is due for non-indigent payment plan participation. Processing fee for an indigent individual may be added to the payment plan amount.


Non-Indigent Payment Plan - $25 Enrollment Fee

The timeline for completion and minimum monthly amounts due based on total amount enrolled in a payment plan. These are the minimum monthly payment amounts and time allotted for payment based on the outstanding citation amount, without late fees.

Amount Owed

Minimum Monthly Payment Due






Indigent Payment Plan - $5 Enrollment Fee

Timeline for completion and minimum monthly amounts due based on the total amount enrolled in a payment plan.  These are the minimum monthly payment amounts and time allotted for payment based on the outstanding citation amount, without late fees. 

Amount Owed

Minimum Monthly Payment Due



$501 -Above

Divided by 24 equal payments


Proof of Eligibility

A person who is receiving public benefits under one or more of the following programs is eligible to enroll in the City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan.

  1. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and State Supplementary Payment (SSP)
  2. California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids Act (CalWORKs) or a federal Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF) grant
  3. Food Stamps or the California Food Assistance Program
  4. County Relief, General Relief (GR), or General Assistance (GA)
  5. Cash Assistance Program for Aged, Blind, and Disabled Legal Immigrants (CAPI)
  6. In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
  7. Medi-Cal


If you do not have one of the above but your income is very-low-income you may be eligible. Income limits are listed below. Please visit the Human Services Agency in Stockton to verify your income.

Number in household:          1              2               3              4              5                6               7              8

Annual Income Limit: $29,000    $33,150    $37,300   $41,400   $44,750    $48,050   $51,350   $54,650


For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.


Be prepared to provide recent year's tax return and copies of W-2s. Once certified by HSA, please mail income verification form or copy of any of the above benefits along with $5 enrollment fee to Citation Processing Center to enroll in City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan.


Once an application has been submitted, eligibility for the Low-Income/Indigent Payment Plan will be determined within 60 days from the issuance of parking violation notice or 10 days after the administrative hearing determination (if requested), whichever is later.


If a payment plan participant falls out of compliance with the payment plan, a one-time extension of 45 days from the date the plan becomes delinquent will be granted. Participant must resume payments before the 45 days to avoid cancellation of the payment plan and further collection action including DMV vehicle registration hold and/or Franchise Tax Board withholding.


If a defendant’s indigent status is found to have been willfully fraudulent, his or her fee reduction(s) shall be overturned and the full amount of fines will be reinstated.


Submitting Payments

Minimum monthly payments are due no later than the 15th of each month.

  • Online:
  • In-Person: Visit City Hall at 425 El Dorado St., Monday-Thursday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    • Visa, MasterCard, cash, and personal checks accepted.
  • By Mail: Send check or money order payable to Data Ticket Inc. at:
    • Citation Processing Center, PO Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479
    • Please provide the Payment Plan number and license plate on the check/money order.

City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan does not send monthly payment reminders. Customers are encouraged to set up their own payment reminders such as:

    • take a photo of your payment plan agreement,
    • set regular reminders in your calendar, or
    • tell a family member or friend who helps with your finances.


External Links

Parkmobile - mobile app for parking meters

LAZ Parking - LAZ Parking California LLC

Citation Processing Center - Pay or appeal citations online; 1-800-989-2058


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/25/2023