About Red Light Camera Citations
Citations issued by automated enforcement systems (red light cameras) are issued to the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the incident. The citations are issued by local law enforcement agencies and mailed to the address provided by DMV within 15 days of the incident. If you are the vehicle owner and were not driving at the time the citation was issued, contact the law enforcement agency who issued your citation (See section below If You Were Not the Driver.)
Date to Appear
When you receive your copy of the citation from the law enforcement agency, it will include a date to appear in court or to pay the bail (fine) amount due.
You must appear or resolve your case by the date on your citation. You have the option to appear in person or by video conference via Zoom ON OR BEFORE the due date. Arraignment hearings are held Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. or between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. To appear in person, report to the Carol Miller Justice Center Traffic Self-Service Kiosk in Room 100 to check in for court. To appear by video conference, click HERE to check-in for court with a clerk at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter. You may contact the Traffic Call Center at (916) 669-5712 to obtain information on how resolve your case without appearing in court, if an appearance is not required. Phone assistance is available Monday – Friday 4:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., reduced hours on some holidays.
Failure to appear or resolve your case will result in additional penalties being added to your fine.
To determine the bail amount (fine) to pay in order to close your case and not appear in court, click HERE to search for your citation online and view your options to resolve.
If You Were Not the Driver
A picture of the person driving the vehicle at the time the citation was issued appears on the citation you received from the law enforcement agency. If you were not the driver, you must take action by contacting the agency that issued the citation. Alternatively, you may obtain assistance from a clerk at the Traffic Public Counter or at the Traffic Virtual Public Counter by clicking HERE on or before the due date listed at the bottom of the citation. Do not send payment to the court if you were not the driver, the agency will contact the court with the correct driver information. If you fail to contact the agency or do not appear on or before the date listed at the bottom of the citation, additional penalties will be added to your case.
If you would like to view the photographs or videos (if available) of the incident, please contact the agency that issued the citation:
California Highway Patrol, Red Light Camera Program
2101 Hurley Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code SCMTCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.
City of Elk Grove, Red Light Camera Program
8400 Laguna Palms Way
Elk Grove, CA 95758-8045
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code ELKGCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.
City of Citrus Heights, Red Light Camera Program
6315 Fountain Square Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code CSHTCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.
City of Rancho Cordova, Red Light Camera Program
2897 Kilgore Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
With the citation number, license plate number, and the city code RCPDCA, you can view the violation video online - external link.