The City of Stockton contracts with LAZ Parking to operate and manage parking meters, garages, and lots in the downtown Stockton area.
Parking at meters is enforced, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meters have limits ranging from 30 minutes to 10 hours, depending on the location; signs are posted to indicate limitations.
Effective September 1, 2015, use PayPal and credit cards to purchase time on parking meters using a cell phone mobile app. Meters are marked with stickers displaying the website address to download the app toll-free free number.
To download the app from the Parkmobile website, please use the link under External Links at the bottom of page. The app can:
Coins can still be used in meters.
For questions regarding parking, please call LAZ Parking at (209) 944-9490 or (617) 424-3016.
Effective May 1, 2020, the City of Stockton has contracted with LAZ Parking California LLC (“LAZ Parking”) to operate and manage parking in the Downtown Stockton area.
This includes parking lots, garages, and meters.
If you have questions regarding parking, please call LAZ Parking at (209) 944-9490 or (617) 424-3016.
You can pay a parking citation online, by phone, or in person.
Click on "Citation Processing Center" link in External Links at the bottom of this page to access the online internet-based payment system.
Contact the Citation Processing Center: 1-800-989-2058.
An additional $3.50 fee applies to online or pay-by-phone payments.
Bring your citation to the City of Stockton's Finance Department.
The CPC website lets you view, pay, or appeal/contest your citations online. Use the link provided in External Links at the bottom of this page:
The CPC web site allows you to search your ticket using:
If you just received your citation, you may not be able to pay/appeal online until it is uploaded to the Processing Center. Citations are usually uploaded every 24 hours, but in some cases it may take a little longer before it is available online.
Once you have pulled up your citation, you can make a payment using 128-bit encryption, the highest encryption level available and the same security used on all internet-based payment applications. This site does not store your credit card information. Once an approval or rejection is received, the information is purged from the system.
There are times the site may not be available for processing online payments.
In that case, try again; the system should be available within one to two hours.
You may appeal your citation online or in person within the first 21 calendar days following the issuance of your ticket.
If you choose to appeal the citation online, you can upload supporting evidence such as:
The same provisions apply if appealing/contesting in person.
To appeal/contest in person, visit the Economic Development Department's Parking Authority.
For questions, please contact the Citation Processing Center at 1-800-989-2058.
The City of Stockton offers monthly Parking Citation Payment Plans to eligible customers, compliant with the California Vehicle Code (CVC), SEC 6, Section 40220.
Under either plan, all late fees will be waived upon completion of the plan. Failure to make minimum monthly payments and/or to complete the plan by the completion date will result in plan cancellation and late penalties being reinstated and added to the remaining balance. Outstanding balances will be sent to DMV and/or Franchise Tax Board for further collection.
Fees and penalties associated with towing or impound services are not eligible for this payment program; however, a parking citation received in addition to the tow/impound service may be eligible.
Participants in a parking citation plan may only be enrolled in one plan at a time and are eligible to participate only once during each 12-month period or following completion of an existing payment plan, whichever comes later.
- There is no penalty for paying off a balance prior to the payment period expiring.
- No citation re-enrollment, contract extensions, or revisions will be granted.
Send a completed application to Data Ticket Inc. at:
Citation Processing Center
PO Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479
Citation information is online at www.dataticket.com or by phone at 1-800-989-2058.
Note: A $5 enrollment fee is due at sign up for the indigent payment plan, or $25 is due for non-indigent payment plan participation. Processing fee for an indigent individual may be added to the payment plan amount.
The timeline for completion and minimum monthly amounts due based on total amount enrolled in a payment plan. These are the minimum monthly payment amounts and time allotted for payment based on the outstanding citation amount, without late fees.
Minimum Monthly Payment Due
Timeline for completion and minimum monthly amounts due based on the total amount enrolled in a payment plan. These are the minimum monthly payment amounts and time allotted for payment based on the outstanding citation amount, without late fees.
Minimum Monthly Payment Due
Divided by 24 equal payments
A person who is receiving public benefits under one or more of the following programs is eligible to enroll in the City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan.
If you do not have one of the above but your income is very-low-income you may be eligible. Income limits are listed below. Please visit the Human Services Agency in Stockton to verify your income.
Number in household: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Annual Income Limit: $29,000 $33,150 $37,300 $41,400 $44,750 $48,050 $51,350 $54,650
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.
Be prepared to provide recent year's tax return and copies of W-2s. Once certified by HSA, please mail income verification form or copy of any of the above benefits along with $5 enrollment fee to Citation Processing Center to enroll in City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan.
Once an application has been submitted, eligibility for the Low-Income/Indigent Payment Plan will be determined within 60 days from the issuance of parking violation notice or 10 days after the administrative hearing determination (if requested), whichever is later.
If a payment plan participant falls out of compliance with the payment plan, a one-time extension of 45 days from the date the plan becomes delinquent will be granted. Participant must resume payments before the 45 days to avoid cancellation of the payment plan and further collection action including DMV vehicle registration hold and/or Franchise Tax Board withholding.
If a defendant’s indigent status is found to have been willfully fraudulent, his or her fee reduction(s) shall be overturned and the full amount of fines will be reinstated.
Minimum monthly payments are due no later than the 15th of each month.
City of Stockton’s Parking Citation Payment Plan does not send monthly payment reminders. Customers are encouraged to set up their own payment reminders such as:
Parkmobile - mobile app for parking meters
LAZ Parking - LAZ Parking California LLC
Citation Processing Center - Pay or appeal citations online; 1-800-989-2058
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/25/2023