City raises parking fines, adds new payment options
As of Jan. 1, 2008, parking violators in Redlands found significant increases in fines for certain violations along with convenient new ways to pay or contest their citations.
At the end of 2007, the Redlands City Council approved an increase to the city’s parking fine schedule, including significant hikes in the penalties for handicap violations, parking commercial vehicles in residential districts, unlawful street storage, unregistered vehicles and the improper display of license plates and registration tabs.
In addition, the council approved an agreement with Tustin-based Turbo Data Systems to handle all parking citation processing. Turbo Data currently contracts with more than 100 cities to provide parking citation processing services.
The agreement enhances the ability of the city to serve the public with the opportunity to pay parking citations by credit card over the phone at 1-800-553-4412 or online at www.pticket.com, as well as mailing a check or money order to City of Redlands, PO Box 2081, Tustin, CA 92781-2081. You can also request to contest citations or check the status of your citation by phone or online. The initial review of any request to contest a citation will be handled by a city employee. Information on paying or contesting your citation is also included on your copy of the citation.
Under state law, unpaid parking citations are attached to the vehicle’s DMV records. Vehicles cannot be registered until the citation is removed. Vehicles with 5 or more parking citations may be impounded per CVC 22651 (i)(1).
For more information on Turbo Data Systems, visit the company’s website at https://www.turbodata.com or call 1-800-553-4412.
For a full schedule of City of Redlands parking fines, view the city’s Municipal Code. Click on “Vehicles and Traffic,” select either of the options under “Enforcement” and follow the link at the right to the new fine schedule.