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Park At Your Own Risk

February 10, 1990|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis Greene and Dallas M. Jackson / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

A parking ticket is a parking ticket is a parking ticket, right? Wrong. The type of violation and the city where it happens will play a large role in how big the dent in your pocketbook will be. Here's a list of the fines you'll pay around the county for the most common parking violations:

Fire Street City 72-Hour Red Curb Hydrant Fire Lane Sweeper Anaheim $50 $35 $36 $56 $16 Brea ++ 31 16 36 16 * Buena Park 31 16 36 56 16 Costa Mesa +++ 19 32 52 27 Cypress 29 29 32 54 14 Fountain Valley 32 19 20 20 14 Fullerton +++ 16 36 36 16 Garden Grove +++ 37 32 54 19 Huntington Beach 19 29 32 54 14 Irvine +++ 19 29 54 * La Habra +++ 30 30 50 20 La Palma 31 16 36 36 16 Laguna Beach 16 16 30 20 16 Los Alamitos 32 32 32 54 19 Newport Beach 29 29 32 54 19 Orange +++ 30 27 27 20 Placentia 36 36 36 36 * Santa Ana 27 25 30 20 27 Seal Beach 32 32 32 54 14 Tustin 52 39 32 56 39 Westminster 29 19 34 54 14 Unincorporated areas** 27 20 30 20 27

City + Others Anaheim $36 Brea ++ 20 Buena Park 36 Costa Mesa 12 Cypress 32 Fountain Valley 20 Fullerton 16 Garden Grove 32 Huntington Beach 32 Irvine 29 La Habra 20 La Palma 36 Laguna Beach 20 Los Alamitos 32 Newport Beach 32 Orange 27/30 Placentia 16 Santa Ana 20 Seal Beach 32 Tustin 32 Westminster 34 Unincorporated areas** 20

+These include parking too far from the curb, blocking a private driveway, wheels not turned in toward the curb on an incline, and other such California Vehicle Code violations

++ Jurisdiction includes the city of Yorba Linda

+++ No ticket issued; violators are towed

* No bail amount set

** Tickets issued by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, California Highway Patrol or the U.S. Marshal's Office; jurisdictions include the cities of Dana Point, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Stanton and Villa Park

Source: Individual police departments, municipal codes, the California Vehicle Code and the Municipal Court, West Orange County

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