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I live in a neighborhood with permit parking. How do I get a parking permit?
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.  Bring one of the following documents with you:

  • Current utility bill, current lease agreement or deed of trust
  • Current vehicle registration showing the vehicle is registered to your current residing address
  • Valid California driver's license or identification showing your current residing address 


Where is the Orange Police Department?
The Orange Police Department is located at 1107 N. Batavia St., Orange, Ca, 92867.  Click here for a map and directions.


What are the Police Department's Hours?
The front desk is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Traffic Bureau counter is open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and closed all major holidays.
The Records counter is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.  For after-hour vehicle releases, call 714-744-7380.

How do I report an emergency to OPD?
Dial 911 immediately.

How do I report a non-emergency to OPD?
To report a non-emergency to OPD, call our business line at 714-744-7444.  Non-emergency reports can also be taken at the Police Department's front desk, which is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Our police station is located at 1107 N. Batavia St., Orange, Ca, 92867.  Click here for a map and directions.

How can I report a loud party in my neighborhood? Will the police shut down the party?
To report a loud public disturbance, call the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444.  Officers will respond to the residence and may issue a written warning to the host of the party.  If the problem persists, call the police department again.  A second response may result in fines to the host of the party.

Due to high priority calls for service, response times to reports of loud parties may be extended on nights and weekends.

How can I get a restraining order?
Restraining orders are issued by the courts.  For more information, view the Protective Order Guide by clicking here.

How do I obtain a copy of a police report? What do I need to bring with me?
To obtain a copy of a police report, you must come to the Police Department's Records counter, which is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Saturday.  Reports will only be released to parties involved in the incident.  You must bring a valid form of identification to receive a copy of any reports, and fees may apply.

Any reports involving a juvenile cannot be released without approval from Juvenile Court.  To receive approval, submit a Petition To Obtain Report of Law Enforcement Agency form to Juvenile Court.  To download a copy of this form, click here.

How do I pick up my property that was taken for evidence or safekeeping?
Property is only released by appointment between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm from Monday to Thursday.  To schedule an appointment, call 714-744-7395 or 714-744-7396.

How can I become involved with the Orange Police Department?
The Orange Police Department offers several opportunities to members of the community who want to become involved with the police department.  These range from volunteer work to paid positions as a Reserve Police Officer.   To learn more about all of these opportunities, click here.

Can I give an anonymous tip to the police department?
Yes.  To anonymously report something to the Orange Police Department, click here.

I am going on vacation. Will the Orange Police Department check my home or business while I am on vacation?
Yes.  The Orange Police Department offers free vacation checks for residences and businesses.  Click on these links for more information about Business Vacation Checks or Residential Vacation Checks.



I have a burglar alarm for my home and/or business. Do I need to get an alarm permit from the City of Orange?
No.  The City of Orange does not require you to  have an Alarm User's Permit.  Residents and business owners that operate a security alarm system are required to fill out an Alarm Registration form.  

Click here to download a copy of the Alarm Registration Form.  After completing the application, send it to the Police Department.  The Alarm Registration form will be returned to you with your Customer Number and the Orange Municipal Codes. 
Mail to:         
Orange Police Department
Alarm Unit
1107 N. Batavia St.
Orange, Ca  92867

Are there fees for false alarm calls?
1st call is free
2nd call is free
3rd call is $150.00
4th call is $200.00
Each additional is $200.00 each

Do I have to renew my permit every year?
No.  As of April 7, 2011, the City of Orange no long requires commercial business owners to renew alarm permit for thier security system.

How do I get a citation signed off?
Make a copy of the citation, write a letter explaining why you are contesting the citation, and mail it to:

City of Orange
Parking Administration
PO Box 25120
Santa Ana, Ca  92799-5120

In your letter, please include any documents that can support your dispute.

How do I contest a traffic citation?
Make a copy of the citation, write a letter explaining why you are contesting the citation, and mail it to:

City of Orange
Parking Administration
PO Box 25120
Santa Ana, Ca  92799-5120

In your letter, please include any documents that can support your dispute.

I lost my traffic citation. How can I get another copy?
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday.  You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued.  The fee for a replacement citation is $2.00.

How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
Call the Orange Police Department's Abandoned Vehicle Hotline at 714-744-7473.  When you call, please provide the vehicle's license plate number, a description of the vehicle, the location of the vehicle, and an estimate of how long the vehicles has been parked.

How do I report illegally parked vehicles?
Call the Orange Police Department business line at 714-744-7444.  When you call, please provide the vehicle's license plate number, a description of the vehicle, the location of the vehicle, and whether or not the vehicle is occupied.

How can I find out if my vehicle was towed or impounded?
Call the Orange Police Department Records Bureau at 714-744-7380.  Please provide the license plate and the last known location of the vehicle.

How do I get my car out of impound after 30 days?
The registered owner of the vehicle needs to come to the Orange Police Department's Records counter, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday.  The registered owner needs to provide a valid California Driver's License, or provide a valid identification and have another person with a valid California Driver's License present.  If possible, please bring a copy of any paperwork the officer gave to you at the time the vehicle was impounded.  The fee to release an impounded vehicle is $150.00.

How do I get a bicycle license?
Bring the bicycle to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday.  The fee for a bicycle license is $4.00. 

How can I report habitual traffic problems?
Call the Traffic Bureau at 714-744-7471 or e-mail acarr@orangepd.org.

How do I contest a parking citation?
Make a copy of the citation, write a letter explaining why you are contesting the citation, and mail it to:

City of Orange
Parking Administration
PO Box 25120
Santa Ana, Ca  92799-5120

In your letter, please include any documents that can support your dispute.

I lost my parking citation. How can I get another copy?
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday.  You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued.  The fee for a replacement citation is $2.00.

How do I pay for my parking citation?
Your parking citation is also an envelope.  Make your payment, place it inside the envelope, and mail it to the address printed on the outside of the envelope.  At this time, checks and money orders are the only accepted form of payment.  You may also drop your payment envelope in the blue Utility Bill payment box located on the east curb of Grand St., next to City Hall.  Be sure to place a stamp on the envelope and allow extra time for your payment to be processed.

I lost my parking permit. How can I get another one?
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday.  You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued.  The fee for a replacement citation is $2.00.

Can I park my RV or trailer on the street?
Parking RV's, trailers, or other oversized vehicles on public streets in the City of Orange is regulated by several laws.  For more information on these laws, please view the Laws Affecting Recreational and Oversized Vehicles flyer.  If you have any other questions, please conact the Traffic Bureau at 714-744-7471 or acarr@orangepd.org

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