Community Service Program
Due to the current health emergency, the deadline for completion for all active Community Service Plans has been extended until after the state of emergency is over.
SFMTA’s Community Service Program provides customers the option to perform community service in San Francisco in lieu of parking ticket and transit citation payment. Customers can enroll in a maximum of two payment plans and a maximum of $1,000 in fines and penalties per calendar year. Customers are credited $15 for every hour of community service completed.
How to Sign Up
Bring a completed application to the SFMTA Customer Service Center at 11 South Van Ness Avenue.
Note: An enrollment fee is due at time of sign up.
Timeline for Completion
Customers are required to complete their community service program in a provided number of weeks. This timeline is based on the dollar amount due.
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Community Service Program hours must be completed within the appropriate timeline. Enrollees have the option to make partial payments on the remaining amount due if they are unable to complete their hours. Failure to complete the community service plan in the time allotted will result in plan cancellation.
Low Income Customers
Low income customers are granted one enrollment fee waiver per calendar year.
Customers with a gross annual income (before taxes) at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty level (income levels below) are eligible for the annual fee waiver.
Add $8,840 for each additional household member above six.
Proof of Income
If you are in possession of a current Lifeline, Medi-Cal, EBT card, WIC benefits app on your phone, or a benefits letter from the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) then please provide that card to the clerk at the SFMTA Customer Service Center.
If you do not have one of the cards listed above, please follow the directions listed on the Income Verification Form. Be prepared to provide your most recent year's tax return and copies of W2s.
While completing community service, customers also have the option to make partial payments towards the total amount due. Visit the SFMTA Customer Service Center Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 11 South Van Ness Avenue. Visa, MasterCard, cash, and personal checks accepted.