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Thanksgiving Schedules


Paramount City Hall will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. The Paramount Sheriff's Station will be open on those days from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.

Thanksgiving will alter the garbage collection schedule slightly this year. If your pick-up day falls on Thanksgiving, the 23rd, your trash will be collected on Friday, the 24th, along with Friday's normal service.

With street sweeping, there will be no service on Thursday, November 23 or Friday, November 24 and no makeup for those days.

19th Annual Tree Lighting


Join your friends and neighbors at the City's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Paramount Pond. This year's 19th celebration will be on Wednesday, November 29, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Entertainment will be provided by the Paramount Dance Company, Mokler Ballet Folklorico, Kimberly's Dance Studio, Mariachi Los Palmeros, Our Lady of the Rosary Church's Kids Choir, and others.

There will also be the annual visit from Santa Claus and plenty of cookies and hot chocolate available for the crowd.

The Pond is located at the intersection of Jackson St. and Paramount Blvd. For more information, please call (562) 220-2121.

Workshop on Free Solar Energy

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The City has developed a partnership with GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar panel installer that brings solar electric systems at no cost to those who qualify based on income requirements.

They will be holding a public workshop on Saturday, December 2 to explain their programs to the residents of Paramount. It will be at Progress Park Plaza East, 15500 Downey Ave. from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. To register for the workshop, please call (310) 752-2592 or email

Click here to view flyer.

Full Story Covers Environmental Issues in Town

The City of Paramount has created an Environmental Portal on the internet, a website providing facts and information to residents and businesses about our City's environment.

The site, which will be evolving as far as presentation and data, focuses on the areas of air and water. The City seeks a balance of residential, commercial, and industrial opportunities; however, in all cases, a clean and safe environment must come first. Please visit at

Paramount on YouTube


A line up of Paramount productions - from the city, not the movie studio - is now on the video-streaming website YouTube. Shows highlight such things as public presentations at City Council meetings, special community events, an oral history of the our town, and other Paramount profiles. Click this link to visit

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans Available for Viewing

HUD Consolidated and Action Plans

Attached is the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan inclusive of the 2017-2021 Action Plan.

City Photo Gallery Now Online


Photographs taken at City events and gatherings are now available for viewing on the website SmugMug. You can find the Paramount "gallery" at

We have hundreds of photos from the most recent Halloween Carnival and all of the City's holiday events. And they can be downloaded for free. Click on the photo, then hit the download icon at the bottom right part of the screen. Enjoy!

All photographs taken by the City of Paramount at our programs and events may be used by the City for marketing of these programs and events on printed and electronic formats.

ROPS Payment Schedule

On January 30, 2017, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS 17-18) for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.

ROPS 17-18 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018)
ROPS 16-17 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017)

Additional information about the elimination of redevelopment agencies can be found on the California Department of Finance's website. Logo Clean Water State Revolving Fund Logo California Water Boards Logo

The City of Paramount is a participant in the Los Angeles Gateway Authority Catch Basin Insert project for the Los Angeles River Watershed. Funding has been provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and the Clean Water Revolving Fund through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board.

Upcoming Events

11/28/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

12/05/17 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting - RESCHEDULED

12/07/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Works Commission CANCELLED

12/12/17 - 6:00 PM
City Council Meeting

12/13/17 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

Phone Numbers

City Hall
Mon. - Thurs., 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(562) 220-2000

Sheriff's Station
Mon. - Sun., 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily
Holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2002

Code Enforcement
(562) 220-2045

Parks, facilities, sports, classes, senior services
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2121

Building & Safety/Planning
Building permits, inspections, zoning
The Building and Safety Department is closed every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
(562) 220-2036

Public Works
Street sweeping, tree trimming, sidewalks, potholes
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(562) 220-2020

Servicio al Cliente en Español
(562) 220-2017

Water Dept.
(562) 220-2010

Graffiti Hotline
(562) 220-2233

Employment Hotline
(562) 220-2080

Business Licenses
(562) 220-2013

Dog Licenses
(562) 220-2018

Yard Sale Permits
(562) 220-2018

Easy Rider Shuttle
(562) 633-2904

College Bound Bus
(562) 220-2121

Paramount Petroleum Learning Center at Spane Park
(562) 220-2250

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