The Parking Enforcement Division works to improve the quality of life for our community by enforcing State and City vehicle regulations. Parking regulations help maintain traffic flow and enhance public safety, and they complement the City’s commitment to promote a safe environment for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Payment of Parking Citations

Payments for parking citations are NOT ACCEPTED at City Hall. Payments are due within 21 days of the citation date. Please pay for your citation using one of the following three methods:

Pay Online

Pay Online by visiting the Citation Processing Center website. There is a $3.50 service charge for payments processed online.

Pay By Mail

Send the proper amount of penalty in the form of money order, cashier’s check, or personal check, payable to City of Lomita. Write the citation number on your payment. Please make sure that your payment is postmarked on or before the due date to avoid late fees. The City is not responsible for lost mail. There will be a $25.00 service charge for all returned checks. Mail all payments to the address below.

City of Lomita
c/o Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 10479
Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479

Pay By Phone

Call (800) 989-2058 during normal business hours and follow the voice-activated prompts. There is a $3.50 service charge for payments processed by phone.

Correctable Violations (“Fix-It Tickets”) – Proof of Correction Procedures

If you were issued a citation for violation of missing or improperly displayed license plates, or missing, expired or improperly displayed registration tabs, you must provide valid proof of correction with your citation or notice. Vehicle inspection and sign off of the “Certificate of Correction” for valid proof of correction may be obtained at Lomita Sheriff Station or any police department.. A copy of your registration will not be recognized as proof of correction.
Upon obtaining the proof of correction, mail it along with the $10 reduced violation fee to the City’s Parking Enforcement Center as stated above. This must be done within 21 calendar days from the citation issuance date or by the courtesy notice due date.

Request for Administrative Appeal

Pursuant to California Vehicle Code Section 40215(a), you have 21 days from the violation date or 14 days from the mailing date of the delinquent notice of parking violation to submit a request for an administrative appeal. The owner or lessee of the vehicle may submit a written appeal online at the Citation Processing Center website or mail the appeal with any supporting documents (i.e. receipts, pictures, etc.) to the address noted above. If submitting your appeal via mail, please make sure to include your citation number. Your payment or appeal request must be received within 21 days of the citation date. Submitted documents will not be returned.

If you have questions regarding payment of your citation or submitting an Administrative Appeal, please call (800) 989-2058.

Payment Plan Options

Registered owners who cannot afford to pay for their citation have the option to enroll in one of two payment plans:

Indigent Payment Plan –Indigent Payment Plans are available for qualified individuals. For more information, visit

Standard Payment Plan – Registered owners or lessees who are not eligible for the Indigent Payment Plan may apply to enroll in a Standard Payment Plan. A one-time fee of $15 will be due at the time of enrollment. For more information, call (800) 989-2058.

Lomita Defines Distance Parked Vehicles Must Move Every Three Days

The City Council approved Ordinance No. 859 that defines the distance a vehicle should move following a 72-hour parking notice. California law authorizes cities to tow any vehicle that is parked on a public street for 72 or more consecutive hours to address the number of abandoned vehicles left on the roadway. Equally important, it is a valuable tool used by parking enforcement agencies to make reasonable efforts to provide equal access to street parking for everyone, particularly in areas of the community where parking is at a high premium.

Given the size of the city, the ordinance provides clarity and defines 100 feet (approximately the length of six standard vehicles) as the distance a vehicle must move following a notice of 72-hours of consecutive non-movement in Lomita. The vehicle could also move across the street or around the corner to be considered in compliance. This distance would make enforcement efforts more effective, particularly when addressing oversized vehicles that create safety hazards. Oversized vehicles can impede the visibility of traffic signals and signage, interfere with the follow of traffic on narrow streets, and compromise the safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.

Enforcement of the ordinance began on February 15, 2024. There are no ticket fees attached to the 72-hour parking warning, however vehicles are subject to being towed by Lomita Sheriff.