To pay citations with credit card over the phone, customer must fill out a Credit Card Authorization form and fax back to the city at 760-602-8553, attn: Parking Citations.
To pay in person, visit the cashier at the City of Carlsbad, 1635 Faraday Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008.
To pay by mail, send check or money order using the envelope provided with your ticket to:
City of Carlsbad
P.O. Box 2081
Tustin, CA 92781-2081
To contest parking citation
City and state parking ordinances are created to ensure the safety of visitors and residents alike, and as such will be strictly enforced within the City of Carlsbad.
To contest a parking citation, a request must be made to the Finance Department for a parking citation review within 21 days of issuance of the parking citation, or within 14 days of the mailing of the notice of delinquency. The three methods for starting this process are:
By Phone - 760-602-2402 to request form be mailed.
Request a court hearing (De Nova) in civil court and deposit a $25 fee.
This request to the court must be made within 30 days of the mailing of the hearing examiner's decision.
The court hearing will consist of a review of the facts presented at the administrative hearing.
No new evidence can be submitted at the court hearing.
On occasion, a citation is issued to an individual who forgets to properly display a handicapped placard. The City of Carlsbad Police Department will dismiss the fee if the registered placard owner appears with the following documents:
Valid placard registration
Valid California driver’s license or California identification
Bring or mail documents to:
City of Carlsbad 1635 Faraday Ave
Carlsbad Police Department
2560 Orion Way