The City performs periodic and frequent street sweeping throughout the residential and commercial areas of the City. Street sweeping removes the accumulations of trash, leaves and dirt within the gutters, and helps the city to maintain an aesthetically pleasing environment, as well as to comply with various Federal and State Water Quality requirements.
The City contracts with CR&R, Inc. to provide street sweeping services. CR&R uses the latest technologies in sweeping equipment in order to comply with various air quality regulations, including the use of vacuum-type sweepers that are designed to reduce the emission of dust.
Street Sweeping Citations
To improve the efficiency of the street sweeping program, the City has adopted a parking enforcement program where parking along city streets is prohibited on street sweeping days. Signs are posted at the entrances to individual streets and at the main entrances to residential neighborhoods. Residential areas are swept twice each month, and the frequency is posted on the signs with the day of the week and frequency during each month such as the first and third Monday, second and fourth Wednesday. While the City makes efforts to educate residents regarding the street sweeping program, the ultimate responsibility of knowing the days that street sweeping occurs rests solely with the owner and operator of the vehicle. Any citations are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle cited.
On street sweeping day, on-street parking is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The City's Right-of-Way Code Enforcement Officer patrols each street ahead of the sweeper, and will issue citations to any violators. Residents are not physically notified by the Officer prior to the issuance of a parking citation; however, if a resident physically moves their vehicle before the initiation of a sweeping citation, the citation will not be issued.
Citation Payment Options
The City recognizes and understands that it is never pleasant to receive a parking citation, and we hope that the following information assists in handling your citation:
- Pay by Mail
To pay by mail, make a personal check, money order or cashier's check made payable to: the City of Perris for the amount indicated. Write the citation issue number and license plate number on the front of the check or money order. Enclose the citation with the check or money order. An envelope is provided at the time a citation is issued; however, if the envelope is lost or misplaced, the payment for the citation can be sent to:
City of Perris
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92658-7275
- Pay by Phone
Call (toll-free) (800) 989-2058.
Payments can also be made using VISA or Master Card, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Pay Online
Visit the Citation Processing Center website.
Payments can also be made using VISA or MasterCard, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contesting Your Citation
You must submit a written request with twenty-one (21) calendar days of the ISSUE DATE on the front of the citation. Include the citation number and the license plate number on your letter and explain why you are disputing the citation. Please send the letter along with a copy of the citation and other documentation to support your claim to the following address:
City of Perris
Citation Processing Center
P.O. Box 7275
Newport Beach, CA 92658-7275
Citationsmay be contested for a limited number of reasons. These include, but are not limited to:
- Medical Emergencies. Please provide a copy of any supporting information such as doctor's slips, or other information that supports a claim of medical emergency. Please note, stopping or standing to pick up someone for a doctor's appointment is not considered a medical emergency.
- Stolen Vehicles. Please provide a copy of the police report documenting the stolen vehicles.
- Commercial Service Vehicles. A commercial service vehicle is exempt from citation, provided that the vehicle is at the location and work is being performed at the location. A commercial vehicle that is parked at the address because the driver resides there is not exempt. Please submit a copy of any work orders or estimates.
- Vehicle Registration Errors. Periodically, when a vehicle has been sold or transferred to a new owner, the new owner fails to properly transfer registration. If a citation is issued, it is issued to the previous registered owner. If you have transferred ownership of a vehicle, and no longer own the vehicle cited, please provide copies of DMV transfer documents or other proof of transfer to another party.
Citations are not dismissed because of claims of no signage in front of the location, inability to pay the citation amount, lack of knowledge of the program due to visiting or other reasons.
Your appeal will be reviewed by the City, and an appropriate disposition will be made. You will then receive mailed written notice of the results of the appeal review.
In the event that you still feel that the citation should be dismissed, you may request a formal hearing by an independent hearing officer. The City periodically schedules formal hearings, and at that time you may request for either a review in writing or by attending the hearing and presenting the facts of your appeal to the hearing officer. The hearing officer will render a determination based on their review of the facts and testimony submitted. A written notice regarding the results will be mailed to you after the hearing.