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Towing Indigent Payment Plans

Beginning October 1, 2018, the City of Long Beach will offer Payment Plans to Indigent Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s) with unpaid towing and storage fees issued on or after October 1, 2018 for amounts $600.00 or less. Multiple Payment Plans are allowed for unpaid towing and storage fees; and can run concurrent with an existing Parking Citation Payment Plan.

If you wish to apply for an Indigent Payment Plan, you should request the application within 5 calendar days of vehicle impound in order to freeze preparation of the vehicle for lien sale at auction. Storage fees will be frozen upon Payment Plan application submittal.

An Indigent Payment Plan provides the option to pay your parking citation in up to $25.00 monthly increments, and shall be paid off within 24 months of the Payment Plan approval date. Upon approval, all late fees and penalties shall be waived. Waived fees and penalties (impound of vehicle) may be reinstated if the person falls out of compliance with the Payment Plan.

The Registered Owner/Lessee must demonstrate that he or she is indigent by providing either of the following information as applicable:

  • (A) Proof of income from three (3) recent pay stubs or another proof of earnings, such as a bank statement that show the individual meets the income criteria set forth in subdivision (b) of Section 68632 of the Government Code.
  • (B) Proof of receipt of benefits under the programs described in subdivision (a) of Section 68632 of the Government Code. Proof of receipt will consist of a copy of the most recent: Verification of Benefits Form or Award Letter for Social Security.
  • (C) If the Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s) does not have income or receives public assistance, a copy of their annual earnings from the Social Security Department is required.

Request a Payment Plan

To request a Payment Plan, please read and sign the Payment Plan Terms and Conditions and submit with a signed Request for Indigent Towing Payment Plan application by mail or in-person. Only completed applications with supporting documentation will be accepted.

By Mail:
Parking Citations
PO Box 22766
Long Beach, CA 90801

Long Beach City Hall
Parking Citations Section
411 W. Ocean Blvd., Lobby Level
Long Beach, CA 90802

For further information on Indigent Payment Plans, please call (562) 570-6822.
For tow related questions, please call (562) 570-2828.