CITATION PAYMENT PLAN OPTION FOR INDIGENT PERSONS
Effective July 1, 2018: Individuals who are indigent and can provide proof of indigency may request a payment plan.
Payment of unpaid parking fines and fees may be paid off in monthly installments of no more than twenty-five dollars ($25) for total amounts due that are three hundred dollars ($300) or less. However, unpaid parking fines and fees shall be paid off within eighteen (18) months. There shall be no prepayment penalty for paying off the balance prior to the payment period expiring.
If an indigent person enrolls in the payment plan, all late fees and penalty assessments, exclusive of any state surcharges described in Sections 70372, 76000, and 76000.3 of the Government Code, will be waived.
However, the charges may be reinstated if the person falls out of compliance with the payment plan.
The processing fee to participate in a payment plan is five ($5) upon proof of indigency, which will be added to the first installment due.
Proof of Indigence – Qualifying Conditions
A person is "indigent" if any of the following conditions are met:
1. The person receives public benefits from any of the programs listed in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.
2. The person meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.
Government Code Section 68632 Section (a):
Section (b): An applicant whose monthly income is 125 percent or less of the current poverty guidelines updated periodically in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
Proof of Indigence – Verification
The person may demonstrate that he or she is indigent by providing either of the following information, as applicable:
1. Proof of income from a pay stub or another form of proof of earnings, such as a bank statement, that shows that the individual meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code, subject to review and approval by the processing agency or its designee. The processing agency or its designee shall not unreasonably withhold its approval.
2. Proof of receipt of benefits under the programs described in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code, subject to review and approval by the processing agency. Proof of receipt will consist of a copy of the most recent Verification of Benefits Form, Notice of Action (Approval) Letter or Award Letter. The processing agency or its designee shall not unreasonably withhold its approval.
If a person has no income or does not receive Public Assistance, a copy of his/her annual earnings from the Social Security Department is required for proof.
If a person's indigent status is found to have been willfully fraudulent, his or her fines and fees reduction shall be overturned and the full amount of fines and fees shall be restored.
If you meet the status of an indigent person and would like to request a payment plan, please contact Citation Processing Center at www.CitationProcessingCenter.com or by calling (800) 989-2058.