Parking violations are set forth in state law and municipal ordinances. More detailed information about parking enforcement is available on the City’s website or by calling the Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.
For more on parking regulations, access the Municipal Code for the City of Santa Ana or the California Vehicle Code.
Common Parking Violations
Some common parking violations include, but are not limited to the following:
NOTE: Parking enforcement remains in effect at all times including street sweeping days.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Late and delinquent fees will be applied to the original violation amount and you forfeit your right to appeal. If you continue to ignore your obligation to pay, the City may resort to other means of collection including impounding or booting your vehicle, registration holds and/or referring your account to a collections agency.
Yes. Regardless if you are the sole registered owner or a co-owner; you are still legally liable for any citations issued even if you were not present in the vehicle at the time of the violation.
No. Alley parking is not allowed.
Yes. On occasion, 2nd or subsequent passes are necessary to ensure the street is cleaned properly. Citations may be issued at any point during the posted times.
Parking exemptions and parking permit districts are issued through Traffic Engineering; you may contact them at (714) 647-5623.