Payment Plan Information

You may enroll your citations in a monthly payment plan within 120 days of issuance, or within 10 days of an administrative hearing determination. The timeline for completion and minimum monthly amounts due are based on the total amount enrolled in a payment plan. There may be a processing fee for payment plans.

Payment Plans are not available for citations on vehicles that are currently booted or towed.


Indigency - Low Income Payment Plan

If you meet the low income payment plan requirements in the attached application form, you may enroll your citations in a monthly payment plan. Late penalties are removed at time of enrollment, but will be reinstated if the plan is not completed.

Amount Monthly
Owed Payment
up to $500Not to exceed $25
$501 or more     Determined by Agency

Citations on DMV Hold may be entered into a payment plan regardless of the issue date, and the DMV Hold will be removed one time only if the registered owner enrolls. There may be an additional fee for this


Low Income Payment Plan Qualifications

To qualify for the Low-Income payment plan, you must meet one of the two following conditions.

1)  Persons with gross annual income (before taxes) at or below the levels indicated below.

   Household Size:   1      2      3     4      5     6   
   Annual Income:  $16,987    $22,887    $28,787    $34,687    $40,587    $46,487  

     Add $5,900 for each additional household member above six.

2)  You receive public benefits from any of the following programs:

Supplemental Security Income
(SSI) and State Supplementary
Payment (SSP)
Cash Assistance Program for
Aged, Blind, and Disabled Legal
Immigrants (CAPI)
Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program
County Relief, General Relief,
or General Assistance
California Food Assistance Program In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)
Tribal TANF grant Medi-Cal CalWorks


Low Income Supporting Documents

Please provide a copy of either of the following to verify you meet one of the above conditions. Indigent determination cannot be made without supporting documentation.

A.  Proof of income from a pay stub or another form of proof of earning, such as a bank statement that shows that the income criteria as listed above are met. Incomplete documentation will result in denial of a payment plan.
B.  Proof of receipt of benefits from one of the programs listed under Section 2 of the Qualifications.


Submitting Low Income Application Forms

Print the Payment Plan Application Form, fill it out and mail with supporting documentation to the address listed on the form.

Note: Documents submitted will not be returned. Include a check or money order for the enrollment fee if indicated on the form.

If your proof is accepted, you will be enrolled in a payment plan and you will be notified by mail.


Submitting Monthly Payments

Payments must be received no later than the monthly due date or you will be in default of the payment plan.

Payments may be made online or by mail.

Payment Plan payments may not be made using the IVR/phone system. Payments made using the IVR will not be recorded as Payment Plan payments and you may be in default of the Payment Plan.

Checks or money orders are accepted, no cash please. Write the citation(s) and license plate number on the check or money order.

Monthly payment reminders will not be sent. You are encouraged to set up your own payment reminders.

If you default on your payment plan, and don't follow the payment arrangements, the total amount of the citation plus any penalties are due immediately and must be paid.


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