Project 20: Pay off your your parking tickets by volunteering at SCRAP!

SCRAP is a participant in Project 20, a program allowing eligible people to pay off their San Francisco parking tickets through community service.

The Project 20 Fine Alternatives program is for people who cannot afford to pay their parking tickets or traffic violations. People are assigned community service hours in lieu of paying.  Project 20 serves the City and County of San Francisco. Clients must have a referral to participate in Project 20.  Call 415-701-3000 for a referral or 415-626-4995 for more info.  Remember to ask to be placed at SCRAP!

Here is more information on Project 20 from the SFMTA website:

“Alternative to Payment:

If you cannot afford to pay your parking fines, you may be eligible to perform volunteer work or set up a three-month payment plan, by enrolling in Project 20. This is a program to work off the parking fines by doing either community service or participate in a payment plan arranged through Project 20 under the same contract. Effective July 1, 2010, the SFMTA will charge an administrative fee of $15 to sign up for Project 20. You must go to 11 South Van Ness Avenue, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After signing a contract outlining terms and amounts, you will be sent to the Project 20 offices on 7th Street, near the Hall of Justice. Project 20 will also charge an administrative fee. Community service and payment plans are not an option if your vehicle has been booted or towed and you are trying to reclaim it.”

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to answer questions about Project 20, including but not limited to: “Can I use Project 20 to pay off [anything you may be wondering about], Is there a Project 20 program [where I live]?, Will Project 20 let me [cover anything at all]?, Will my record be expunged after my Project 20 service?, Does Project 20 cover anything other than traffic Violations? [Answer: no,]”. Sorry, but we only provide a place for people to work off their tickets. We do not administer the program.

Ben Delaney
  • Dustin
    Posted at 03:35h, 24 October

    I am currently an Oklahoma resident and attending college. I have an assignment about writing to an elected official. I have chosen this for my topic because of an experience I had in Oklahoma.
    -I had been out of active army for 6 months. During that time I received a traffic violation and missed my court date. During this time I tried to re-enlist in the army to find out that I was unable to because of my tickets. I took initiative and went to the courthouse and talked to a judge. I ended up in jail!!! My fine was $900 for no insurance and failure to appear. I found the SCRAP program and believe it should be established in every state. Thank you

  • Charlotte Cozine
    Posted at 16:25h, 27 July

    Is there an amnesty program or a for this kind if help?

  • Charlotte Cozine
    Posted at 16:33h, 27 July

    Is there an amnesty program or project20, program for paying past due vehicle
    Registration? I’m a senior and have had a few financial setbacks & have been unable to keep up the fees. So I’m asking for help.
    Thank you.

  • Michelle Caesar
    Posted at 10:14h, 31 October

    I need help paying of my parking tickets. I’m a homeless program through compass family and low income I have gotten several lately on the fact I cannot afford move my car quick do to the fact I go to San Francisco state university, with the time limit they posted please help me if you can thank you, Michelle

    • admin
      Posted at 10:52h, 31 October

      Michelle, Please call 415 647-1746 to arrange a Project 20 assignment. We’re happy to help you and you can help us.

  • Tynita Hooper
    Posted at 05:42h, 28 May

    My name is tynita hooper and i was giving acar for my birthday and i got like 5 street cleaningtickets i would like to sign up for the projet 20 proram could you please e/mail me back @