Penalties for parking violations
To determine the penalty fee for a specific type of violation, refer to the
Parking Violation Fees
table. Fees for safety and ADA violations are consistent with those imposed by the
City of Santa Barbara.
The following policies are effective July 1, 2012.
- Penalty fees for permit violations start at $48.
- After two citations for a class one ($48 penalty) violation, the fine amount accumulates by $10
for each additional class one violation within a 12-month period. Thus, the fine for a third
such violation is $58, a fourth is $68, and a fifth is $78.
The fine for a sixth or subsequent class one violation within a 12-month period
- In calculating the amount of accumulation, citations that are paid under the Dismissal-with-Fee
option do not count as violations.
- A California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration hold fee of $10 is
added to each citation that must be sent to DMV for collection.
By choosing to forego your right to appeal, you can
pay a $35 administrative fee instead of a $48 fine.
Does my citation qualify for the Dismissal-with-Fee option?
Your citation qualifies if:
The Dismissal-with-Fee option saves me $13.
Is there a catch?
- The amount of your fine is $48.
- You pay the $35 administrative fee before the fine is due — that is, within
21 days following the citation issue date.
By opting for Dismissal-with-Fee, you forego your right to appeal the citation.
That’s the only “catch”.
I’ll do it. How do I pay the fee?
We do not currently offer Dismissal-with-Fee via online payment. You are welcome to pay the fee
at the Parking Services
office or by mail. See the next topic (“Paying a citation”) for in-person and mailed payment details.
Be sure to include the citation number with your payment, either by enclosing the citation itself in your mailing, or by writing
the citation number on the memo line of the check.
Paying a citation
Payments received after their due date may incur additional late fees.
The due date for paying a citation is 21 days
following the date
of issue. There are three ways to pay: online, in person, or by mail.
Online payments can be made on this website. Click
to begin the process. Payment by Visa, MasterCard, or American Express is accepted.
- In-person payments can be made at the
office. The office is located in Building 381, across from Harder Stadium and at
the north end of
. Payment by cash, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express) or check
- Mailed checks or money orders must be made payable to “UC Regents” and
sent to the following address:
UCSB Parking Services
To ensure proper posting, write your citation number(s) on the face of a check or
money order. Please do not send cash.
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7001
Appealing a citation
Citations may be appealed within 21 days of the date of issue.
Appeals made after 21 days will not be accepted. Click
to start the appeal process. If you do not have Internet access, please call our
Adjudication Office at 805.893.3680 for an alternate means of appeal.
For more information, please read “The
The cost of an unpaid citation is doubled, and the citation is referred to the Department
of Motor Vehicles for collection. Citations issued to out-of-state vehicles or rental
vehicles may be referred to outside agencies for collection. Vehicles with multiple
outstanding citations may be immobilized or impounded at the vehicle owner's expense.
The vehicle will not be released until all outstanding citations are paid in full.