Parking Citation

Parking Violation Payment

Payment may be made by mail (check only), in person (cash, check, or charge) at the Winters Police Department 702 Main Street Winters, CA 95694, or online (card) by contacting the Department at tips.winters@winterspolice.org for assistance or following the digital purchase instructions HERE.

If paying by check, please make check payable to "City of Winters" additionally the citation number must be included on the memo line. If paying online, please send in your receipt and include your parking citation number found on the top right of the parking citation to complete processing the citation payment.

Payment must be received within 21 business days of the citation issue date.

Proof of Correction

If you were issued a parking violation for California Vehicle Code sections 5200 or 5204(a), you must provide proof of correction to the Winters Police Department and payment within 21 days.

Notice of Parking Violation Appeal Procedure

Per California Vehicle Code section 40215, disposition of notice of parking violation appeals is conducted sequentially:

Request for Administrative Review: Send the department a written statement outlining why the notice of parking violation should be dismissed.

Please note: copies of documentation relating to the notice of parking violation and the request for dismissal must be postmarked or delivered to the Winters Police Department within 21 calendar days of the citation issue date or within 14 calendar days of the mailing of the notice of delinquent parking, per California Vehicle Code section 40215(a). There is no cost for an administrative review.

Request for Administrative Hearing: Send the department a written request for an Administrative Hearing within 21 calendar days following the notification mailing of the results of the administrative review, per California Vehicle Code section 40215(b).

Please note: Please provide your name, phone number, and an email address with your written request for an Administrative Hearing. You must pay your citation in full prior to a hearing being scheduled. An Administrative Hearing shall be held 90 calendar days following the receipt of the request for an Administrative Hearing, excluding time totaled pursuant to California Vehicle Code sections 40200-40225. The person requesting the hearing may request one continuance, not to exceed 21 calendar days, per California Vehicle Code section 40215.

Request for Traffic Court: Send the Yolo County Superior Court a request for a hearing.

Please note: At the conclusion of the Administrative Hearing, the matter may be appealed to the Yolo County Superior Court of California. For more information, please visit the Yolo County Superior Court web page HERE

Change of Registered Owner

Registered owners of vehicles may transfer responsibility for the violation via timely affidavit of non- liability when the vehicle has been transferred, rented, or under certain other circumstances per California Vehicle Code sections 40209 and 40210.

Impounded Vehicle Information

When a vehicle has been issued five or more notices of parking violations to which the owner, or person in control of the vehicle, has not responded within 21 calendar days of notice of citation issuance or citation issuance, or 14 calendar days of the mailing of a notice of delinquent parking violation, to the agency responsible for processing notices of parking violations, the vehicle may be impounded. The vehicle will remain impounded until the person furnishes to the impounding law enforcement agency satisfactory evidence that the following conditions have been met:

  1. All parking penalties due for the vehicle and all other vehicles registered to the registered owner of the impounded vehicle have been completed
  2. All traffic violations of the registered owner have been completed
  3. The registered owner or person in control of the vehicle will be liable for the cost of towing and storing the vehicle per California Vehicle Code section 22651(i).