So, this Saturday me, my sister and a friend got our cars towed away while we were at my brother's townhouse community. My brother forgot to let us know that they got notice that parking will be stricter. Mine and my friend's car was about 6" hanging into red and the rest was in regular space. My sister had hers in front of my brother's garage. It happened while were inside and it we were pretty loud and the is house faced away from the streets. My sister had my niece & nephew's car seats in there, 3yr/1yr old. Called tow company and a heated discussion with them and my sister-in-law. Didn't budge about releasing the cars until 8am (business day start). They were towed around midnight, and apparently 10 miles away! Finally, the guy let us pick it up after it was made known that the carseats were in there and other stuff needed for the kids, plus they had some activities planned occurring in the morning. Tow fee was a ridiculous $268 for having the car there until 2:30, towed 10 miles away. Anyway, I noticed that there was a ticket on my windshield but it wasn't the "normal" one I've seen before (I've only gotten 1 but other friends). It was a citation for parking in the redzone for $50. No CA Vehicle Code listed or anything to do city/county/state law. So, I believe that it is just a citation for their private community's regulations. But, I'm unsure if this will appear on my DMV/driver record since I plan on renewing insurance and registration. It had my license plate and VIN and an address that wasn't mine. After the tow fee, I don't wanna shell out another $50. I probably will not be able able to park within the private community, if I don't. Is that the extent of it? Would there be any other citations in my record? As in if I park in an expired meter. Has anyone been in the same situation or have any knowledge about it? Here's a copy of my citation: Thanks!