How do I contest a parking ticket?
You may contest citations online at, or you may send a written explanation (official forms are available in the front office at the Arcata Police Department) of why you feel you are not liable for the citation and send it to:
Request for Citation Review/Hearing
Parking Citation Service Center
Post Office Box 11923
Santa Ana, CA 92711

You may also call 888-919-5525. 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. You may make this request in person at the Arcata Police Department Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5

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1. What is a dance permit? Do I need one? How do I get one?
2. What are alarm permits? How do I get one?
3. What is an alcohol permit? Do I need one?
4. What happens if the police are called to my house for a loud party?
5. What about dog licenses? How do I get one?
6. How do I pay my parking ticket?
7. How do I contest a parking ticket?
8. Does the Arcata Police Department do fingerprinting?
9. Do I have to keep my dog on a leash?
10. How do I get a copy of an accident report?
11. Do I need a bicycle license?
12. I heard that I can't post flyers on telephone poles in Arcata. Why?
13. What are the current laws relating to child safety seats?