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Cable TV, Internet, and Phone Service
Spectrum (formerly Charter Communications) (866) 499-8080 https://www.spectrum.net/AT & T (800) 310-2355 https://www.att.com/
Southern California Edison (SCE) (800) 684-8123 https://www.sce.com/
Southern California Gas Company (800)427-2200 https://www.socalgas.com/
AT & T (800) 310-2355 https://www.att.com/
Athen’s Trash Services (Residential and Commercial) (626) 336-6100 https://athensservices.comWare Disposal (Commercial only) (877)714-9273 https://www.waredisposal.com/
Monterey Park Water Utility (626) 307-1342 Monterey Park UtilitySan Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (626)448-6183 http://sgvmwd.org/ California Water Service (323) 722-8601 https://www.calwater.com/
Yes, Citizens who report alleged violations to the City have the option to remain anonymous. For confidentiality purposes, information of those who file a report or complaint is for internal use only.
To report graffiti on public property (sidewalks, curbs, street signs, equipment in the parks, utility poles, alleys, utility poles, etc.) or private property (residential and commercial property), call the Graffiti Removal Hotline at (626) 307-1449, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. or submit a request online via the GoMPK App.
To report the occurrence of an individual making graffiti, please call the Monterey Park Police Department immediately with a location and description of the individual at (626) 573-1311.
Thank you for participating in keeping the City clean. Athens Trash Services provides a FREE service to the residents of Monterey Park and will pick up and dispose of bulky item, such as appliances, furniture, etc. Anyone can contact them to schedule a pick-up at (888)336-6100. You may also submit a request online via the GoMPK App.
Property owners are required to maintain the landscaping on their commercial and residential properties. Landscaping should follow Planning Division’s approved guidelines. Overgrown, dead, decayed, diseased or hazardous tree, weeds, vegetation, or debris are to be reported to the Code Enforcement Division at (626) 307-1415, or submit a request online via the GoMPK App. This includes but is no limited to any condition of vegetation overgrowth which encroaches into, over, or upon any public right-of-way including, streets, alleys, parkways and sidewalks, so as to constitute either a danger to the public safety or property or any impediment to public travel.
Some properties that are located along the freeway, belong to and are maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Cal Trans). To submit a customer service request to their Division of Maintenance, please visit online at https://csr.dot.ca.gov If you need further assistance please coll (213) 897-3656.
You may report issues with trees or vegetation growing near or touching power lines to Southern California Edison at 800-655-4555 or at sce.com.
Parking Recreational Vehicle Parking, Boat and Boat Trailer is permitted in the R-1 Zone property, subject to the following limitations:
(A) Parked in an enclosed garage; or in the side yard, rear yard or driveway. If parked on the driveway, the vehicle or item must remain out of the front yard setback and be placed so as not to obstruct the operation of the garage door for access of at least one vehicle to be parked in the garage.
(B) Parked on a hard-surfaced area such as asphalt or concrete.
(C) On the lot, parked perpendicular to the street.
(D) Cannot extend over the public sidewalk or any lawn or landscaped area.
(E) Cannot be used for temporary or permanent housing purposes longer than twenty-four (24) hours.
(F) Cannot be connected to sewer lines, water lines or electricity except temporarily for charging batteries and other temporary hook-up facilities not lasting more than twenty-four (24) hours; and provided, that all such connections must comply with applicable State law and the electrical code.
(G) Cannot be used for storage of food, materials or equipment other than those items considered to be a part of the unit for its use. (Ord. 2097 § 3, 2013)
Garbage can, solid waste container, solid waste, junk, bulky items, placed or maintained so as to be visible from neighboring properties or the public right-of-way, except for those times scheduled for collection, in accordance with this code;
Trash enclosures must be maintained in a closed manner at all times to prohibit visibility of trash container from public rights-of-way or adjacent property.
6.08.060 Containers for residential collection.
(a) To protect public health, safety, and well-being against the growth and spread of vectors, it is the duty of every person in possession, charge, or control of any residential property within the city, in or from which refuse accumulates or is produced, to keep in a suitable place and utilize the containers provided by the servicer. No other containers shall be used;
(b) If the capacity of the containers provided by the servicer is insufficient for the quantity of all refuse, recyclables and/or yard waste generated at the premises between pickups, then the residential service customer shall subscribe to such additional service as determined and required by the servicer to protect the public health, safety, and well-being against the growth and spread of vectors from such refuse, recyclables and/or yard waste;
(c) All refuse and recyclables to be collected shall be placed in the containers provided by servicer, as follows:
(1) Curbside Service;
(A) Refuse and recyclables (not including yard waste) shall be placed in the black container(s);
(B) Yard waste shall be placed in the green container(s);
(C) No such container may be placed for pickup if its contents exceed three hundred pounds;
(2) Bin Service. The occupant shall place refuse and recyclables in the bin(s) provided by the servicer;
(3) Construction and demolition debris. Except for disposal by a self hauler pursuant to Section 6.08.280, construction and demolition debris shall be placed in the debris box(es) provided by the servicer and/or the black container(s) for refuse and recyclables provided by the servicer (the black containers are subject to the three hundred pound weight limit);
(d) To minimize interference with the public rights-of-way, no person shall place a container or bulky item on a parkway for collection service earlier than twenty-four hours prior to the normal collection date as specified by the director of public works. To minimize interference with public rights-of-way, any containers not collected from or any bulky items not removed shall be removed from the public right-of-way location by midnight of the scheduled day of collection;
(e) Unless otherwise directed by the servicer, containers shall be placed for collection on the street with the wheels of each against the curb and at least one foot distance between each container. In instances where no curb exists, containers shall be placed as close to the edge of the street as practicable with the wheels toward the lot. For alley collection, containers shall be placed on the lot as close to the right-of-way line of the alley as practicable. No occupant shall move any bin or debris box placed by the servicer. (Ord. 2003 § 1, 2002)
No. The City does not allow vehicles to be parked on the lawn or unpaved surfaces, in a residential area,
Vehicles may be parked in the driveway and public street as per City parking regulations and restrictions.
Yes it is allowed, with approval from the City for a Home Occupation Permit.
Home occupations are permitted in the R-1, R-2, and R-3 Zones subject to obtaining a Home Occupation permit from the Planning Division.
Permitted Home Occupations. The following businesses are permitted with a valid Home Occupation permit:
(a) Office use;
(b) Mail ordering;
(c) Home crafts such as model making, basket weaving.
Home Occupations Prohibited. Permitted home occupations may not in any event be deemed to include the following:
(a) Auto repair;
(b) Barber shop or beauty salon;
(c) Carpentry work;
(d) Dance instructions;
(e) Funeral chapel or funeral home;
(f) Gift shop;
(g) Medical or dental offices, labs, clinics, or hospitals;
(h) Auto, boat and trailer painting;
(i) Photo studio;
(j) Private schools;
(k) Renting of equipment and/or trailers;
(l) Appliance repairs;
(m) Eating establishment;
(o) Tailors, dressmakers, upholstery;
(p) Service uses, personal and professional;
(q) Such other uses that may generate excessive pedestrian or vehicle traffic and that may be obnoxious or a nuisance to adjacent residents such as noise, odor, or appearance as determined by the City Planner, or that violate the use limitations provided in subsection (5) of this section.
The City’s allows construction, demolition work and operation of mechanically powered saw, sander, drill, grinder, lawn or garden tool or similar tool between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Construction noise made outside of the City allowed construction times can be reported to the Monterey Park Police Department (626) 573-1311,
Contact the L.A. County Department of Public Health http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/community/mold.htm
Note: You must speak directly with an inspector to schedule an appointment. The inspectors will attempt to accommodate your schedule, but you should expect to allow a 72 hour lead time for your request.
If the person submitting the plans is not the holder of the pocket license, a letter from the holder of the pocket license must be submitted with the name of the person submitting the plans and the permission to submit plans.
You may call during business hours to schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday or leave a message for Inspectors, at 626-307-1308. Inspectors will return calls when in the office.
Note: It is acceptable to call the fire marshal with fire code-related questions or field inspection problems.
UAS is an Unmanned Aerial System and is commonly called a drone. A drone is an aerial device with an onboard computer that is operated remotely – generally by a pilot on the ground – using a handheld controller. Small drones are battery operated, weigh less than 55 pounds, have several rotors like a helicopter, and are equipped with a video camera.
All video and photo evidence taken during any UAS mission is stored in the same manner and location as Body Worn Camera (BWC) video and other investigative evidence. MPPD utilizes a private “cloud” service, to store all digital evidence. The service is authorized and certified under both state and federal regulations for the security and protection of confidential information and is available only for official law enforcement purposes. Evidence is stored and saved for a limited time, unless it is categorized as evidence in an actual crime or formal investigation. Then it is stored for a period of time consistent with all other evidence related to that incident/investigation.
Video and photos collected by UAS are stored for the purposes of conducting police investigation and subsequent prosecutions. Accordingly, videos and photos are generally accessible to police investigators for official use only. Like all police records, video and photos may also be subject to additional release under the same rules and restrictions as BWC video and other items of evidence. Generally, UAS photos and video are considered part of the investigative record and are not available to the public under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The intent of the UAS Program is to enhance MPPD’s response to emergency calls for service. As such, drones are used during an active response to an emergency or other call for police assistance. MPPD policy prohibits drone operators from intentionally recording or transmitting images of any location where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as inside private buildings, except where authorized by a warrant issued by a judge or in emergency situations.
No. Our drone data does not utilize the onboard software from the drone manufacturer. From the outset of our program, we have used an encrypted, US-based software program to bypass the drone manufacturer’s systems. Our data is encrypted and is stored on US-based servers that meet federal requirements for confidential law enforcement databases.
In addition to the training and study required to maintain a FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot License, all MPPD UAS Team members train regularly in a variety of locations and settings to ensure operational efficiency. All training is documented, and the records are maintained by MPPD and are subject to review by the FAA.
All MPPD UAS pilots are subject to FAA regulations related to airspace use, and all must have a valid “Part 107” Remote Pilot License. UAS pilots are also subject to the MPPD Policy on UAS Operations.
Helicopters and other manned aircraft (air support) are very expensive to operate. Currently, MPPD relies on the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for air support. UAS can be used in a variety of ways that supplement mutual aid air support requests in a cost-effective and efficient manner, like the UAS aerial intelligence-led emergency response.
MPPD uses UAS in a variety of circumstances, such as documenting crime and accident scenes, searching for missing or wanted persons, fires, and evaluating damage after a major incident or natural disaster. These can happen anywhere in the city and the MPPD UAS Team will respond to those on an as-needed basis. The Monterey Park Police Department UAS Team intends to use UAS in innovative ways to serve the community. The UAS may be deployed to fly towards the scene of such incidents as a crime in progress, serious accident, officer in need of assistance, or any other incident where having advanced knowledge of what is happening at the scene before police and fire first responders arrive may add to safety and efficiency.
Federal Aviation Administration’s FAQ page.
MPPD Drone Policy
Elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday of March in even-numbered years.
To become a candidate in the next city election, you must first be a registered voter and reside in the district you are running for at the time nomination forms are issued to you. All required forms and guidelines to run for office in the general municipal election will be available in the City Clerk's office starting in November.
You may obtain the required forms in the City Clerk's office, located at 320 West Newmark Avenue, or you may download the forms available through the Secretary of State website.
The forms required include:
*The personal funds of a candidate or officeholder used in connection with seeking or holding elective office are contributions and are counted toward qualifying as a recipient committee. However, personal funds used to pay a candidate filing fee or a fee for the statement of qualifications to appear in the ballot pamphlet are not counted toward the $2,000 threshold.
At 8 p.m. on Election Day, the polls close. The Los Angeles County Registrar Recorder's Office (RRCC) is the Central Counting Place (location where ballots are counted). All semi-final results will be released and available from RRCC headquarters located at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650. Semi-final results will also be continuously updated and displayed on the County's website at www.lavote.net throughout Election Night and during the Official Canvass.
The county elections official shall prepare a certified statement of the results of the election and submit it to the City within 30 days of the election.
Any person who is 18 years of age or older and a citizen of the U.S. can register to vote by filling out a voter registration form. It is required that you file a new form each time you move or have a name change. You must be registered to vote at least 15 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote. Check the L.A. County Registrar of Voters website for further information. Registration forms are available at the following locations:
City of Monterey ParkCity Clerk's Office320 W. Newmark Ave.Monterey Park, CA 91754
Monterey Park Post Office245 W.Garvey Ave.Monterey Park, CA 91754
Anyone who is interested in volunteering must complete a volunteer application . These can also be picked up from any of the library’s information desks. Please call the Administration Office at (626) 307-1269 for more information.
The Friends of the Library assists with the semi-annual book sale, runs the Bookstore, raises funds for programs, presents library programs, etc. Please ask at the Reference Desk for an application. Dues are $5 for a single person, $10 for a family, $3 for Seniors, $25 for Patron status, $50 for Sustaining and $100 for Benefactor. The Friends is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
The library also accepts donations of new-to-fairly-new books and magazines in good condition for the Friends Bookstore. Donations should be placed through the Donation Drop next to the rear entrance. All proceeds from sales of donated items go to support the library.
In 2008, the California State Fire Marshal determined that all multi-family residential buildings in the State of California consisting of three or more units shall be inspected annually by the local Fire Department throughout the state. It was determined through data received from the Los Angeles County Assessors’ Office that your property falls within this category. In an attempt to meet the requirement set forth by the State Fire Marshal, the Fire Department (FD) has developed, evaluated, and implemented a uniform and equitable plan to inspect all properties in its jurisdiction that fall within these criteria.
Inspections are being conducted on a systematic basis with consideration of the building density and potential for fire, life, and panic emergencies. The FD’s compliance plan has a minimum performance goal of completing all associated apartment housing annual inspections and follow-up compliance inspections each calendar year. You can anticipate that your property will be inspected beginning January 1st thru December 31st.
As the property owner/manager you are encouraged to immediately conduct a thorough walk-through of your property with a focus on identifying potential hazards and correcting them.
A routine fire and safety inspection will be conducted on your property. The inspector will focus on the building perimeter and common areas (open garage, stairwells, laundry areas, etc).
During a recent fire/life safety inspection of your property, our inspector found a fire code violation(s) needing your immediate attention and corrective action. You can anticipate a follow-up inspection 21 days from the date of inspection, to verify corrections on the item(s) identified on the NOV.
Yes, there is an annual inspection fee to property owner(s), which is assessed at the established City rate. If the property is found to be in violation, and the owner(s) fails to make the corrections during the allowed period, a re-inspection fee of $112.67 may be assessed by the City for each additional inspection thereafter until all corrections are completed.
If any violations are observed, you will receive a Notice of Violation from the FD. If your property is in full compliance you will not receive any notifications.
If you are considering the in the front yard, please stop by City Hall to submit a simple site plan and wall elevation for Planning clearance prior to starting the work
Between 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. please call 626-307-1320. After hours please contact the Monterey Park Police Department at 626-573-1311. You will be able to speak to someone 24 hours a day.