Dispute Parking Citation

If you would like to dispute your parking citation, please do not pay the citation or you will lose your option to request an Informal Review of the citation.

You may submit your Request for Informal Review along with any supporting documentation online, via fax, by mail or in person. The completed Request for Informal Review must be submitted within 21 calendar days from the date the ticket was issued.  

To Dispute a Parking Violation


  • Online you can submit an appeal to contest a citation on the City of Modesto Parking Citations portal within 21 calendar days of issuance of the parking citation by doing the following:
    1. Enter your Citation number and click the "Search Citation" button
    2. Choose the Appeal options and follow the instructions to complete the online form
    3. All appeal results will be mailed to the address you have provided.
  • In Person, via Fax, or by Mail, you must complete an Informal Review Form (PDF) within 21 calendar days of issuance of the parking citation. 

Location: 1010 10th Street, Suite 2100
Fax: 209-491-5920
Mail: PO Box 3063, Modesto, CA  95353