What should I do if I hit a parked car?

If you hit a parked vehicle or other property, make reasonable efforts to find the owner of the vehicle or property. Check nearby residences or businesses for the owner.

If you can't find the owner, leave a note with your name and address in a visible spot on or near the damaged vehicle or property.

You must report the collision to the local police or, in unincorporated areas, the CHP. (47)

Failing to provide the required information or leave a note after a collision is a misdemeanor. You could face a 6-month imprisonment in the county jail, a fine of $1,000, or both.

Your license will be revoked by the DMV if you fail to stop or provide information after a collision that results in injury or death. 

Even if you feel fine after a collision, see a doctor as soon as you can. Some injuries are not immediately obvious and may appear later.