Traffic citations are usually processed and submitted to the traffic court within a week of issuance. All traffic citations are sent to the Riverside County Court in Indio. To pay your fine, ask for an extension, or contest the ticket you must contact the Court. The courthouse is open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except court holidays. The traffic division is in the Larson Justice Center located at 46-200 Oasis Street in Indio. Their phone number is 951-222-0384. Additional information can be located on their website


Cathedral City Police Department contracts with a data processing agency to process their parking citations. Parking Citations may be contested by written form to the processing agency and addressed to Cathedral City Police Department or by going to Please send fines or correspondence to City of Cathedral City, P.O. Box 2081, Tustin, CA 92681-2081. For additional information regarding your parking citation you may call 1-800-553-4412.


Red light violations are generated by cameras located at the corners of Ramon and Date Palm, Ramon and Landau and Date Palm and Vista Chino. ALL violations are reviewed by an officer before a citation is issued. Although we try to accurately identify each driver by the registered owner of the vehicle, occasionally red light violations are issued to the registered owner instead of the driver. If you receive a red light violation and you were not the driver, simply fill out back of the citation with the correct driver name and mail or fax it to the address or number given. YOU MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR DRIVERS LICENSE. Including a copy of the correct driver’s license will help expedite the process.

Still photographs give the illusion that a vehicle is at a complete stop. If you would like to view the video of the violation you may do so by going to the website at You will need the Notice Number and PIN number located on the upper right hand corner of the notice of violation.

If you need further assistance you may contact our traffic division to set up an appointment. Their phone number is 760-770-0760.

Key Contact Information
Cathedral City Traffic Division
(760) 770-0760

Riverside County Court (Indio)
Larson Justice Center
46-200 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201-5933
(951) 222-0384

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