Request Parking Ticket Payment Plan

The City of Oakland has Parking Ticket Payment Plans that can help you avoid booting, towing, and registration problems.

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Income Driven Payment Plan Ability to Pay Application
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The City of Oakland offers two Parking Ticket Payment Plans; 1) Income Driven Payment Plan; 2) Traditional Payment Plan, that can help you avoid booting, towing, and registration problems.

Please obtain a current copy of your ticket list from the Parking Citation Assistance Center at 270 Frank H. Ogawa Pz. – entrance facing State Building on Clay St. prior to visiting Citywide Collections. Parking Citation Assistance Center hours and contact information is at: https://www.oaklandca.gov/services/pay-a-parking-ticket

PLEASE NOTE: All citations on the ticket list will be included in the Payment plan unless they are removed by the Parking Citation Assistance Center at 270 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (entrance facing State Building on Clay Street).

We do not add new tickets to existing payment plans.

Payment Plans are given as a courtesy at the discretion of the City. Failure to make payment as agreed will result in a DMV hold, the towing of your vehicle, action in Small Claims Court and/or reporting to a credit bureau.

Income Driven Payment Plan

Who can apply? Individuals who receive public benefits and can verify low income status.

How do I apply? To apply for the Income Driven Payment Plan, print, complete and email the Ability to Pay Application with income verification and all supporting documentation to prove eligibility to:

  • rmcmillian@OaklandCA.gov or call 510-238-3816 to speak with Ms. McMillian or
  • dbanks-seals@OaklandCA.gov or call 510-238-7475 to speak to Ms. Banks-Seals

How does the application process work? The application requires proof of income from all sources, including others in your household, expenses, as well as financial accounts and a list of all vehicles registered to you. Your monthly disposable income must not exceed $250 to qualify. Failure to provide these documents could result in your request for the income driven payment plan being denied. There is a payment plan set-up fee that is added to the ticket amount. You must also submit a copy of a valid driver's license or passport and social security card. Persons receiving disability, unemployment, SSI, SSA or any other type of assistance must provide an income statement and monthly expenses or have a co-signer. Co-signer will be required to provide all documentation listed above

When can you apply? For the Income Driven Payment Plan, you must apply within 120 calendar days from citation issuance or 10 days of hearing of determination, whichever is later. Maximum length of payments is up to 24 months.

How many times can I apply? You may apply for the Income Driven Payment Plan one time only.

If the income driven payment plan is defaulted, all penalties and interest will be applied to each citation and a collection fee of $300 or 10%, whichever is greater, will be assessed on the unpaid balance and collections action will be taken immediately. Action may include a DMV hold, the towing of your vehicle, action in Small Claims Court and/or reporting to a credit bureau.

Traditional Payment Plan

Who can apply? Individuals who have parking citations in amounts of more than $250 and would like to make payments.

How do I apply? Email rmcmillian@OaklandCA.gov or dbanks-seals@OaklandCA.gov and request a parking payment plan.

How does the application process work? There is no application needed however, you must provide the following items:

  • There is a payment plan set-up fee that is added to the ticket amount.
  • 50% Down Payment- down payment and monthly payments may be paid by cash, cashier’s check, money order, debit card w/ VISA or MasterCard logo, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Most recent pay stub, dated within the last 30 days - if self-employed, we need most recent completed 1040 tax return, last 3 month's bank statements. If business is in Oakland, a current business tax certificate. There is a payment plan set up fee that is added to the ticket amount.
  • Copy of a valid driver's license or passport
  • Copy of your social security card.
  • Persons receiving disability, unemployment, SSI, SSA or any other type of assistance must provide an income statement and monthly expenses or have a co-signer. Co-signer will be required to provide all documentation listed above

When can you apply? For the Traditional Payment Plan, you can enter a plan once your outstanding ticket(s) have exceeded $250. Maximum length of payments is up to 12 months.

How many times can I apply? You may apply for the Traditional Payment Plan more than once, but you must complete one plan at a time and additional tickets will not be added to existing plans.

If the traditional payment plan is defaulted, a collection fee of $300 or 10%, whichever is greater, will be assessed on the unpaid balance and collections action will be taken immediately. Action may include a DMV hold, the towing of your vehicle, action in Small Claims Court and/or reporting to a credit bureau.