MyCitations – Can’t afford to pay your ticket?

Online Ability to Pay Determinations for Infractions 

The Judicial Council, working with seven California Superior Courts has developed an online option for people struggling with court debt from eligible infraction violations not requiring a personal appearance. The "MyCitations" tool allows people to look up their citation, answer a series of simple questions and submit a request to the court for a possible reduction in the amount owed. Users can also request a payment plan, more time to pay or community service. An important alternative to appearing in person, this new option saves both the public and the courts significant time and resources. With the passage of Assembly Bill No. 143 (chapter 79, Statutes of 2021) each of the 58 trial courts will offer online ability-to-pay determinations using MyCitations by June 30, 2024. ​​​

The MyCitations: Ability to Pay tool is currently available in 42 superior courts:


Alameda Amador Butte Calaveras Colusa
El Dorado Fresno Glenn Humboldt Imperial
Kings Lassen Madera Marin Mariposa
Mendocino Merced Modoc Mono Monterey
Nevada Placer Plumas San Benito San Diego
San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Clara
Santa Cruz Shasta Sierra Siskiyou Solano
Sutter Tehama Trinity Tulare Ventura
Yolo Yuba      

*Links to additional counties will be added as they begin using MyCitations.

Planned for 2024 -
MyCitations to launch in Alpine, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Inyo, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Napa, Orange, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.

MyCitations Demo