General FAQ's Parking Tickets

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How do I make a payment on a parking ticket?

Parking tickets can be paid online, by mail, or in person. Pay online or mail check or money order payable to the "City of Vista". Do not mail cash. Mail to: City of Vista Code Enforcement Division, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Pay in person at the Vista Civic Center on the first floor. (Frequently Asked Questions about Online Payment) .

What do I do if the vehicle described on the ticket is not mine?

Bring the citation along with a copy of your vehicle registration to the City of Vista Code Enforcement Division (1st Floor) of the Civic Center.

What happens if my car was not working and I got a street sweeping ticket?

You may submit a copy of a tow bill, a repair bill, or a parts receipt along with a written statement of facts to: City of Vista Code Enforcement Division.

What do I do if I forgot to put my handicapped placard up?

You may bring in a copy of your placard, your placard registration, and a picture I.D. to City of Vista Code Enforcement Division at the Civic Center. In lieu of paying the fine, an administrative fee of $25 will be imposed.

How do I ask for a review of a ticket?

To request a review of a parking citation, fill out the "Request for Review" form.

How do I contest a ticket?

To contest a ticket, submit a written request for an administrative review, giving a detailed statement of the facts, along with any documents of proof and a copy of the ticket.

Where do I send my requests for review or hearing?

City of Vista, Attention: Code Enforcement Division, 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista CA 92054.

How long do I have to request an administrative review?

All requests for review must be filed within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the citation.

What do I do if I have already submitted a review form on the ticket and then I receive a notice for payment?

All tickets are on hold pending the disposition of the review. Therefore, payment does not need to be made while the ticket is being reviewed. For review status or for information concerning a hearing please contact Code at 760.639.6141.