Traffic

The mission of the City of Vallejo Police Department’s Traffic Division is to reduce property damage, injuries and deaths caused by traffic collisions in the community. Preventative patrols, pro-active enforcement, community education, analysis of traffic collision data, investigation of traffic collisions and active problem solving are used to accomplish this mission. The Traffic Division works closely with the Traffic Engineer and other city departments to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

Parking Citation Information

The Vallejo Police Department issues parking citations for violations of the California Vehicle Code and the City of Vallejo Municipal Code. A private security company is contracted by the City of Vallejo to issue parking citations for violations of the City of Vallejo Municipal Code in the Downtown Business District and the ferry passenger parking areas.

If you received a parking citation, you may handle it in the following ways;
 
PAY THE CITATION IN FULL
Citations must be paid if full within 30 days.

1. Pay the citation by mailing a check or money order payable to:
    “City of Vallejo - Parking Enforcement Center” and mail to: 
City of Vallejo Parking Enforcement Center
P.O. Box 3214
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3214
2. Pay the citation with a credit card by calling (866) 449-7578
3. Pay the citation online by clicking here.
 
If paying by phone or online, please wait 2-3 weeks for citations to be processed. 
 
REQUEST A MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PAYMENT PLAN
Only the registered owner of the vehicle cited may request a payment plan.  Payment plans are available to any and all income levels.  You may not enroll in a payment plan if you are currently in the appeal process (see below). You must enroll in the payment plan within 60 days from the date of the citation or within ten (10) days after the Administrative Hearing of the appeal process.  For information on payment plans for citations issued prior to July 1, 2018, call (707) 651-7172.  There is no penalty for paying off the citation early.  The minimum payment of $25 must be made each month and the citation must be paid in full within 18 months.  There is a $5 processing fee to enroll in the payment plan. 
 
All late penalty fees will be waived if the minimum monthly payment is made on time and the citation is paid in full within 18 months.  If you fall out of compliance with the monthly payment plan, late penalties will be restored and added to the remaining balance. A hold on the vehicle registration will be requested with the DMV.  To avoid a registration hold, the registered owner may request a one-time extension of 45 calendar days to resume payments.  If payments are resumed, the remaining balance, including any late fees that have now been added, must be paid in full within the original 18-month deadline.
 
To enroll in a monthly installment payment plan, please call (707) 651-7172.  Leave your full name, phone number, license plate number and citation number. You will receive a call back to confirm the payment plan and answer any questions.  Remember, you have 60 days from the date of the citation to enroll in the payment plan.
 
CONTEST/APPEAL THE CITATION:
To contest or appeal the citation, mail the following to:
City of Vallejo Parking Enforcement Center
P.O. Box 6010 
Inglewood, CA 90312-6010

1. The original or a copy of the citation 
2. A letter explaining why you are contesting or appealing the citation. 
3. Any evidence you may have to support your appeal 
4. If the citation was related to disabled parking, a copy of your disabled placard or placard ID.

Requests to contest or appeal a citation (Initial Review) must be postmarked within 21 days from the date of the citation or 14 days from the date of the “Notice of Parking Violation” received by the Registered Owner.
 
If you have properly requested to contest or appeal the citation, the citation will be placed on hold during this process and no penalty is due. The Initial Review process takes about 60-90 days. You will receive a letter of the review results, advising if the citation was dismissed or you are liable and the fine amount due.  The letter will also explain your next step in the appeal process if you are not satisfied with the review results.
 
If you have any other questions related to the parking citation, call (707) 651-7172.

Abandoned Vehicle Information

To report a vehicle that appears to have been abandoned, please call (707) 648-4682 or make the report on the Police Department's website: Report An Abandoned Vehicle.

Please be prepared to provide the following information, if available:
  • Vehicle make 
  • Vehicle color 
  • License plate number 
  • Location of the vehicle 
  • Info about why the vehicle appears abandoned 

Vallejo Enforcement of Traffic Offenders (VETO)


Hearing & Vehicle Release Information 

Taxicab Operations

Taxicab driver's are required to obtain a permit to drive a taxicab in the City of Vallejo. The permit process includes a background check and drug testing. To obtain a City of Vallejo Taxicab Permit, contact the Traffic Division to make an appointment (707-648-4329).

On the day of your appointment, bring the following items:
  • The original, completed and signed
  • Your California Driver’s License
  • The original drug test results
  • Cash or credit card to pay applicable fees
Fees
  • Initial Taxi Driver Permit – $150.00
  • Taxi Driver Permit Annual Renewal – $50.00
  • Taxi Driver Permit Replacement or Transfer – $25.00
On the day of your appointment, you will have your fingerprints and photograph taken.

Frequently Asked Questions:
  • The background investigation and permit process could take up to 30 days.
  • You may not drive until you are issued a permit.
  • Read the application CAREFULLY and answer the questions ACCURATELY. Failure to do so will result in the denial of your permit.
  • It is your responsibility to read and understand the provisions of the Vallejo Municipal Code (VMC 5.32—Taxicab Ordinance) pertaining to the operation of taxicabs.

Commercial Vehicle Information

Extra Legal Load Permits

In order to move an extra legal load through the City of Vallejo on city streets, the City of Vallejo requires individuals or businesses to obtain a permit. Permits may be obtained by contacting one of the approved permit companies below. You can click on the company name to be directed to their website. Permit processing fees vary by company. You must carry an approved and numbered permit in the vehicle while transporting the load. While most permits are reviewed and approved by the Police Department in the same day, there may be instances when they are not. Please plan accordingly. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the Traffic Division at (707) 648-4329 or via email at truckpermits@cityofvallejo.net

Approved permit companies:

Truck Routes


Lieutenant
Michael Nichelini

Sergeant
Shane Bower

Traffic Division
111 Amador Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 648-4329