Unjust parking tickets

 ktvu – excerpt

Imagine getting billed for a parking ticket that isn’t yours then getting sent to collections for not paying it! It happens more often than you might think. 2 Investigates uncovers mistakes leading to unjust bills… (more)

Parking in San Francisco

Posted by : withoutapillow.wordpress.com – excerpt

I am reading this very small book about parking rules in San Francisco, how to avoid tickets and increase parking karma. It’s an entire book about parking!

I’ve learned a few facts:
1. You always need to turn your wheels to the curb on every block that is above a 3% grade (which means almost all the time, unless the street is flat).
2. You need to move your car every 72 hours, even if there is no sign, by law, someone (say a neighbor that doesn’t like that you’ve parked in front of their house), can call the parking people and they will issue you a citation to move the car.
3. When it’s 2 hour parking, you can’t add money to the meter after your 2 hours. You need to move the car to another place, not just to another parking spot across the street. The parking people have become more advanced past chalking your tires and now scan your license plate.
4. The #1 citation: alternate street parking. #2 citation: parking meter expired.
5. Parking signs may be posted far away, 100 feet away, which is several car lengths away, but that sign applies to you… (more)

Pay a Citation

sfmta.com – excerpt

If you receive a parking or transit citation you must pay or protest the citation by the due date, or you will be subject to late fees and collections fees. Vehicles with five or more parking citations will be subject to booting and/or towing. See the links below for information on parking tips, citation payments, and the protest process. Do not pay a citation if you wish to protest it
If you cannot afford to pay your parking fines, you may be eligible to perform volunteer work or set up a payment plan through a program administered by Project 20. Community service and payment plans are not an option if your vehicle has been booted or towed and you are trying to reclaim it.  For more information on program requirements and fees, please see Project 20 Fact Sheet. You must appear at the SFMTA Customer Service Center to sign-up for Project 20… (more)

What are transit citations? Does the SFMTA hand out moving violations as well as parking tickets?

Camera Enforcement: Details online


  • Bryant Streeet & 6th Street
  • Bush Street & Van Ness Avenue
  • Ellis Street & Larkin Street
  • Fell Street & Masonic Avenue
  • Folsom Street & 1st Street
  • Franklin Street & Geary Street
  • Harrison Street & 3rd Street
  • Harrison Street & 5th Street
  • Harrison Street & 8th Street
  • Howard Street & 4th Street
  • Howard Street & 5th Street
  • Howard Street & 9th Street
  • Marina Boulevard & Lyon Street
  • Market Street & Octavia Boulevard (coming soon)
  • Mission Street & 5th Street
  • Mission Street & 7th Street
  • Mission Street &15th Street
  • Oak Street & Octavia Boulevard
  • Park Presidio Boulevard & Fulton Street
  • Park Presidio Boulevard & Geary Boulevard
  • Park Presidio & Lake Street
  • Pine Street & Polk Street
  • Polk Street & Hayes Street
  • Richardson Avenue & Francisco Street
  • Sloat Boulevard & Nineteenth Avenue
  • South Van Ness Avenue & Fourteenth Street