Parking/Abatement

PARKING ENFORCEMENT:

The Parking Enforcement unit enforces city and state parking ordinances including timed zones, parking meters and other restricted parking areas to assist with the goal of ensuring sufficient parking spaces throughout the City. 

NEW PARKING TICKETS:

Effective June 1, 2018, Eureka Police Department began utilizing a new parking ticket that is larger, easier to read and provides additional information for the public.  The ticket also functions as an envelope to send payment through the mail to the parking system payment-processing center.

PAYING A PARKING CITATION:

You may pay your parking fine online at www.paymycite.com/eureka or in person at the Eureka Police Department Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Payments for parking tickets are due 21 calendar days following issuance.

TO CONTEST A PARKING CITATION:

You may contest your parking citations in the following ways:

  • On-Line - www.paymycite.com/eureka to submit a contest form

  • Mail – Print out the following form and mail to the address below PDF attached here
  • In Person – Pick up a form at the Eureka Police Department business office and mail to the address below

Request for Citation Review/Hearing
Parking Citation Service Center
PO Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711

You may also phone 888-734-6210.  If you contest a citation and you are still held liable, you may pay the citation or deposit the amount of the citation and request an administrative hearing.  The request can also be made in person at the Eureka Police Department Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

METER PARKING USING SMART CARDS:

Smart Cards are available through Eureka City Hall.  These are pre-paid cards used in parking meters to save money, instead of inserting cash.  Meters deduct from the card’s balance based on the actual time parked, not an estimate of anticipated time as done when using coins.  For further information:

http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov/depts/pw/engineering/permit/residential_parking_permit.asp

RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT:

The intent of the residential parking permit program is to allow for residents within the Downtown/Old Town area to park in City parking lots beyond the parking time limits and without paying parking meter fees.

Residential Parking Permits may be obtained by eligible and qualified residents in accordance with the terms and provisions of the program as set forth below for an annual fee of $50.

Please return applications and proof of residency to the Engineering Department at 531 K Street, 3rd Floor of City Hall, or email to
engineering@ci.eureka.ca.gov.  For questions call (707) 441-4194.

REPORT ABANDONED AUTOS:

To report an abandoned vehicle in the city limits of Eureka, call the abatement team at (707) 268-5232 or email eurekapoliceabatement@ci.eureka.ca.gov with the location, vehicle description, license plate number and how long it has been abandoned.

JURY DUTY PARKING:

If called to appear for jury duty, a Juror Parking Permit attached to the summons for use while appearing in court.  This should be detached from the jury summons and placed in plain view on your dashboard. 

The Juror Parking Permit is only valid in Metered Lots or two-hour parking spaces.  DO NOT park in private property parking lots or other restricted or posted areas.  Do not park in a disabled parking spot unless permitted to do so.  For further information: http://www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov/gi/jury_generalinfo.htm

PARK SMART TIPS:

  • Lock your vehicle doors and windows
  • Remove valuables from your car
  • Remove all electronic adapters and cords
  • Park in well-lit, well-travelled areas
  • If you have an alarm system, activate it
  • Report any suspicious activity to the police or parking enforcement officer

    CURB MARKINGS:

  • RED: Red indicates no stopping, standing, or parking, whether the vehicle is attended or unattended.
  • YELLOW: Yellow indicates stopping only for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or freight.
  • WHITE: White indicates stopping for loading or unloading of passengers or depositing mail in an adjacent mailbox.
  • GREEN: Green indicates time limit parking (generally 20 minutes – 2 hours).
  • BLUE: Blue indicates parking limited exclusively to the vehicles of disabled persons and disabled veterans.