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Paying Citations & Fees

The citation fee includes the base fee and those additional surcharges required by California Government Code 76000.

As required, by California Education Code 89701.5, parking citation fees shall be used exclusively for the development, enhancement and operation of alternate methods of transportation programs for students and employees, for the mitigation of the impact of off-campus student and employee parking in university communities and for the administration of the parking fines and forfeitures programs.

Failure To Pay

Failure to pay or appeal the citation by the 14th calendar day after the date of the reminder notice may result in the following actions:

  • Forfeit of all rights to an appeal of the citation
  • A late fee ($28) may be added to the cost (penalty) of the citation
  • A hold may be placed on the registered owner's vehicle registration with the Department of Motor Vehicles preventing registration renewal until all outstanding citation and late fees are paid in full
  • A hold may be placed on the Sacramento State student's academic records and class registration
  • The recipient of a citation may be responsible for any collection costs related to collecting the debt
  • Multiple unpaid citations may result in the immobilization or towing and impounding of the vehicle at owners expense

Alternatives & Contested Citations

  • There is a formal process for citation appeals.
  • Parking citation payment plans are available pursuant to Policy 4071.

To qualify for a payment plan you must have $200 in citations or at least 2 unpaid citations. There is a $25.00 fee to enroll in the payment plan. The 1st payment is 10% of your total. In order to enroll, you also must have a valid semester parking permit. If a semester parking permit is not purchased, your plan will default. The plan cannot be modified to include additional citations, nor will any additional or concurrent payment plans be offered. Late fees will not be removed, but any late fees not yet applied will be placed in abeyance while the payment plan is in place. If an individual defaults on a payment plan, subsequent payment plans will not be offered for those citations and any late fees placed in abeyance will be immediately reinstated. There is no grace period for late payments. Payments must be paid at the UTAPS office or via mail. If you would like to participate in the payment plan you will need to come to our office to apply. We are located in the Welcome Center.

Parking Violations and Fees

Parking permit regulations are strictly enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days per year. All regulations are enforced at all times. Fees below are effective July 1, 2024.

Violation Number CA Vehicle Code Title Description Penalty Fee
3A.1 CVC 21113(A) No valid parking permit A vehicle is parked on campus and does not have an active parking session or permit displayed. $55.50
3A.4 CVC 21113(A) More than 1 vehicle on campus Two or more vehicles are registered to the same parking permit and parked on campus at the same time. $55.50
3A.6 CVC 21113(A) Permit improperly displayed The front and/or back license plate(s) are missing or not visible to the officer. A permit is displayed in the wrong location and/or the permit information is not visible to the officer. $55.50
3A.8 CVC 21113(A) No active session A vehicle is parked in an electric vehicle space without an active charging session. $55.50
3B.2 CVC 21113(A) Fraudulent or Unauthorized use of permit  Permit is being used/displayed fraudulently as noted by the officer on the citation. $145.50
4A.1 CVC 21113 (A) Parked over boundary lines A vehicle is found to be parked over a parking space boundary line in a way that obstructs parking or traffic. $55.50
4A.2 CVC 21113 (A) Parked in two (2) spaces A vehicle is found to be parked in two parking spaces in such a way that another vehicle is unable to occupy the second space. $55.50
4A.3 CVC 22500 (A) Parked in driving lanes A vehicle is parked in a lane used for moving vehicles (such as in a parking lot, on campus roadway, and so on). $55.50
4B.0 CVC 21113(A) Not parked in designated area A vehicle parks in a lot or area displaying an improper yet valid permit (for example, a valid student permit or daily permit is displayed in a vehicle located in staff lot). $55.50
4B.2 CVC 21113(A) Not parked in designated parking space A vehicle parks in a lot or area displaying an improper yet valid permit (for example, a valid student permit or daily permit is displayed in a vehicle located on diagonal lines, on the dirt, or on the sidewalk). $55.50
4D.1 CVC 22507.8 Unauthorized use of disabled zone A vehicle is parked in a lot or area designated for disabled parking only. Vehicles parked in these areas (clearly marked with blue disabled signs and blue painted delineations) that do not clearly display a valid disabled permit (issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles) are in violation of this section. Furthermore, vehicles parked in these areas must display a valid daily or semester permit per Section 42201 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. $345.50
4D.4 CVC 21113(A) Parked in red zone A vehicle is parked at a red painted curb. $55.50
4D.7 CVC 21113(A) No parking/stopping anytime  No parking/stopping anytime. $55.50
4D.8 CVC 21113(A) Parked in loading zone A vehicle is in a loading zone over the time limit. Also, active loading and unloading is required. $55.50
4E CVC 21113(A) Overnight parking A vehicle is parked overnight without approval. $55.50
4D.10 CVC 21113(A) Overtime parking, time zone A vehicle exceeds the posted limit in a timed zone. $55.50
4D.11 CVC 21113(A) Overtime parking, expired permit   $55.50
4D.12 CVC 22500.1 Parking in Fire Lane A vehicle is parked in a fire lane. Fire lanes are usually designated as such with the words “Fire Lane” painted on the pavement. $55.50

Pay In-Person

Citations can be paid in person at the UTAPS office located in the Welcome Center, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Accepted forms of payment are:

  • cash
  • check (with name and address imprinted)
  • money orders
  • Credit Card: Discover, Mastercard, VISA
  • OneCard
  • Large quantities of coin must be in coin wrappers with campus ID number and/or driver's license number written on the outside of the wrapper(s), i.e. more than 50 cents in pennies, $2 in nickels, $5 in dimes, $10 in quarters, $10 in half dollars, $25 in small dollar coins.

Citation payments are posted on the date received. Any academic holds will be released overnight. It is the citation recipient’s responsibility to ensure that payment is received by the due date.

Pay Fees By Mail

Make check or money order payable to Sacramento State and mail payment to:

Sacramento State
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6076

To Ensure Proper Credit

  • Include the citation number and the vehicle license plate number on the front of the payment.
  • Ensure that the return address is legible, in case we need to contact the citation holder concerning any questions regarding the payment.
  • Allow time for delivery of all mailed payments.
  • Do not send cash.

Paying Fees Online

  1. Use your Sac State Email Address to log in to Online Parking Services.
  2. Select the "Pay Citation" option.