order to provide better customer service and accessibility to police services,
the following FAQs, answers, web links and other information is provided. If you cannot find the information you need
below, please contact us at (626) 744-4501.
happens if I refuse to sign a traffic ticket I disagree with?
a citation is your promise to appear in court for a suspected violation. Your signature is not an admission of
guilt. Guilt is determined in the court
and only a judge can levy punishments.
refuse to sign a citation, an officer must arrest you and bring you directly
before the magistrate/judge having jurisdiction during court operating
hours. This may involve being held in
custody overnight or during the weekend until court is next in session.
do I contest a parking citation?
are three levels that may be involved in contesting a parking ticket issued in
the City of Pasadena. The three levels are detailed within the California
Vehicle Code for providing citizens with an opportunity to contest parking
tickets that were issued to their vehicles.
Pasadena, parking enforcement is commonly administered by the City of Pasadena
Transportation Department, Parking Citation Section. Click on the following
link for more information: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Transportation/ParkingServices/Parking_Citations/
do I get a citation signed off for proof of correction?
Sheriff’s Department has personnel assigned specifically for this task at the
Pasadena Courthouse, 300 W. Walnut Street.
Parking for this service is marked at the front curb.
my car has been towed, how do I locate it?
the following link: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/police/impound_faq/ or come to the Department’s
Records Section during regular business hours.
do I call if I see an abandoned vehicle or one that hasn't moved for 72 hours?
person shall park or leave standing within the City any vehicle for 72 or more
consecutive hours upon any highway, street, alley or City property. If that time allotment has been exceeded, any
law enforcement officer is authorized to remove or cause the removal of any
vehicle. Call the Department at (626) 744-4241.
An officer will respond to investigate and impound the vehicle if
long can a vehicle park on the street without movement before being issued a
on Pasadena streets is regulated by street signage. In areas where there are no signs, vehicles
may park between the hours of 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Parking vehicles on the street from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. requires an
Overnight Parking Permit available from the City’s Department of
Transportation. Please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/Transportation for more information.
can I get a permit for overnight parking in our city?
parking permits are sold via vending machines.
There is a machine located in front of the Department, 207 N. Garfield
Ave. For more information visit: http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Transportation/ParkingServices/Parking_Citations/