Pay a Parking Ticket
Parking & Transportation Services does not issue or dismiss parking citations. We only issue parking permits.
Please buy a permit or pay for visitor parking to avoid citations during enforcement hours. If you are cited, make sure to pay your citation within 21 days of its issuance to avoid late charges.
The payment process depends on where you received the citation.
In the University commuter and resident lots, and in Stanford residential areas, parking citations are issued by, and revenues are collected by, Stanford’s Department of Public Safety (a division of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department).
In the Hospital/Medical Center area, parking citations are issued by the SP Plus Corporation (SP+).
Santa Clara County (citations at Stanford University's main campus)
Paying a parking citation online
You can pay your citation online at Citation Processing Center. This interactive website will guide you through the necessary steps to make electronic payments.
SP+ (citations in the Hospital/Medical Center area)
A list of Hospital/Medical Center parking areas are listed below:
- 217 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 (“Hoover Pavilion Garage”)
- Sweet Olive Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304 (“Hoover Pavilion Surface Lot 1”)
- 215 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 (“Arboretum Children’s Center Surface Lot 1A”)
- 780/800 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA 94305 (“Cancer Clinical Trials Office”)
You can pay your citation online at pticket.com/Stanford. You will need to input your ticket number or license plate number, and will then be guided through the next steps to pay your citation.
Paying by mail
Please mail your check to:
Office of Parking Violations
PO Box 11113
San Jose, CA
Cash is NOT accepted by mail.
If you would like to appeal a parking ticket, visit the Appeal a Parking Ticket webpage to learn more.
Please buy a permit or pay for visitor parking to avoid citations.