(465) Modesto

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(209) 545-7440


4030 Kiernan Avenue
Modesto , CA 95356


8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Modesto Area office is responsible for patrolling of all the freeways, state routes, roadways, and unincorporated areas within Stanislaus County. Geographically, Stanislaus County covers 1,521 square miles and has a population of approximately 552,999.  Stanislaus County has an estimated 525,565 registered vehicles.  Over the years, Stanislaus County continues to grow with people and businesses relocating to the Central Valley.  

State Route 99 and Interstate 5 are both heavily traveled routes in Stanislaus County.   Motorists also travel along seven additional state routes, including State Route 4, State Route 33, State Route 108, State Route 120, State Route 132, State Route 165, and State Route 219.  State Route 132 through Stanislaus County is known to have some of the most dangerous stretches of two-lane highways in the state.

​Commander's Message

Mayo Photo.jpgHello and welcome to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Modesto Area website.  The CHP Modesto Area is responsible for the safety of residents and motorists within Stanislaus County.  We are proud to serve those who live, work, and travel in the area and we understand the best way to execute the CHP’s mission of providing the highest level of safety, service, and security is through trusting partnerships with the communities and public we serve. 


As the commander of the CHP Modesto Area, I take seriously our responsibility to serve everyone with the upmost respect and professionalism.  The officers you see working are highly trained, experienced professionals, who do all within their power to ensure your safety and to protect our communities.  We want to be responsive to your needs and ensure your wellbeing, whether you are traveling the roadways in your own neighborhood, county roads, state routes, and freeways that traverse Stanislaus County.  

We welcome your requests for service and emphasize to our personnel the importance of solving problems at a community level.  We hope you have seen the positive results of our efforts and encourage you to let us know if we can be of any assistance or improve the services being provided.  The CHP’s vision is to be a trusted leader in law enforcement ensuring California is the safest place to live, work, and travel.  Our staff take the CHP’s vision and mission seriously and I want to assure you we are here to protect and serve you.   

Below you will find details about CHP programs, local information, and links to our social media pages.  We hope you find this information helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (209) 545-7440, with any questions or concerns you may have.  Thank you for your support as we work together to keep our roadways and communities safe!  

Mayolo “Mayo” Banuelos
Modesto Area


Popular Events & Destinations

• Stanislaus County Fair attracts thousands of visitors to the annual event which usually occurs in July.    
• Modesto is known for the birth of the American Graffiti Festival which attracts thousands of people locally and visitors from across the state to showcase their classic vehicles. 
• Stanislaus County has a few reservoirs and rivers providing great opportunities for fishing and water recreation, such as: Woodward Reservoir, Modesto Reservoir, and Knights Ferry Rafting along the Stanislaus River. 

Court and Parking Ticket Information

The CHP Modesto Area utilizes the following county-specific courts:

Stanislaus County Superior Court (Criminal)
800 11th Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 530-3100

Stanislaus County Superior Court (Traffic)

2260 Floyd Avenue
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 530-3100

Stanislaus County Juvenile Court

2215 Blue Gum Avenue
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 530-3100

Parking citation information is also county-specific:

Stanislaus Parking Enforcement
P.O. Box 6010
Inglewood, CA 90312-6010

(866) 470-1307


All fines due within 60 days of issuance.

Tow Information

Unless your vehicle was impounded, no release is needed from the CHP Modesto Area office.  If you are unsure if a release is required, you can call our office first or the tow company directly.

Please click Here for the tow company’s information.   

Roadway Conditions

Visit the Caltrans QuickMap website for current information on traffic conditions, roadway closures, chain controls, and other important information regarding State Routes.

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CHP Programs

The Modesto Area offers the services and programs listed below; we welcome you to contact the office for more information:

• Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) inspections
• Child safety seat inspections and installations
• Senior Volunteer Program

• Explorer Program (Ages between 15 years and 21 years old)


CHP Traffic Safety Educational Programs

The Modesto Area offers a variety of traffic safety educational:

• The CHP’s Start Smart program is aimed at helping newly licensed and future teenage drivers understand the critical responsibilities of driving and understand that while accidents do happen, crashes are 100 % preventable. 

• The CHP’s Age Well Drive Smart program is geared to towards reducing crashes and pedestrian deaths and injuries by older Californians and to increase seniors’ alternate transportation options when driving is no longer an option.

• The “Every 15 Minutes” program is aimed to prevent underage drinking with the goal of reducing crashes and fatalities working with the partnerships of local law enforcement, educators, firefighters, community hospitals, emergency medical responders, chaplains, counselors, the judiciary, community groups, local businesses, and parents. 

Join the CHP

The CHP offers challenging and exciting careers in the field of law enforcement.  If you are interested in diversity, challenges, and opportunities, the CHP invites you to apply to become a part of our professional organization and serve your community.  In addition, we have many employment opportunities and invite you to look into the CHP for your future.  The Department offers a competitive salary, full medical benefits, and a defined benefits retirement program.  Visit www.chpmadeformore.com to join the CHP family!  


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