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Online Water Bill Payment Now Available

The City of Paramount's water utility now offers customers the ability to pay bills online with a credit or debit card.

Clicking on this link, Pay Your Bill Online, will take you to a website where you can open an account. You can then pay a bill with a card, check your account information, and view both transaction and consumption histories.

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Recreation Newsletter for Fall

To take a look at the City's latest offerings from the Recreation Department, click here to view the Fall 2015 newsletter.

Have a Frightfully Good Time at the Annual Halloween Carnival!


Paramount's annual Halloween Carnival will once again provide a free, fun, safe, and spooky good time at Paramount Park on Saturday, October 31.

The carnival itself starts at 6:00 p.m., although the preschool area will open at 5:00 p.m.

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Water Conservation Figures Continue to Beat State-Imposed Cuts


The State of California has required that all cities reduce their water usage by various amounts, as measured against 2013 usage, due to the ongoing drought. For Paramount, that figure is 12%. If this reduction is not met, Sacramento can start imposing fines of up to $10,000 a day.

The residents and businesses of Paramount have been doing well, besting the 12% each month since the requirement was instituted. The City's water use for June was down a dramatic 29% over the same period in 2013. In July, water use was down by 19%.

Now the August figure is in, and it reflects a 16% decrease in usage versus the same month in 2013.

While everyone is doing their part - especially impressive during the recent heat waves - the savings percentages have been trending downward. The City encourages all water users to redouble their efforts so we don't dip below the 12% mark.

Mandatory Actions to Cut Water Use


Due to the ongoing drought, currently in its 4th year, state regulations now require Paramount to reduce its water consumption by 12%. As a result, residents must cut back on outside water usage in the following ways:

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays and Thursdays from April through October.

* Outdoor watering is only allowed on Mondays from November through March.

* Water run-off from lawns and landscaping is prohibited.

* Hosing down paved surfaces is not permitted.

* Washing a car at a residence is not allowed.

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Medidas Obligatorias Para Bajar el Consumo del Agua

Debido a la actual sequía, ya en su cuarto año, las regulaciones estatales ahora exigen una reducción del 12% en el consumo de agua. Como resultado, los residentes de Paramount deberán recortar el uso de agua al aire libre. Esto se dará de las siguiente manera:

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes y jueves de abril a octubre.

* Regar afuera sólo se permite los lunes de noviembre a marzo.

* Está prohibido dejar que el agua se desperdicie desbordándose del césped y jardineras.

* No se permite lavar superficies pavimentadas con agua de la manguera.

* No está permitido lavar automóviles en casa.

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City Offers Drought-Busting Turf Removal Assistance


Paramount has passed a Turf Removal and Re-Landscaping Program for all properties in town. The guidelines cover removing turf (grass) and re-landscape with drought-tolerant plantings or replacement with artificial turf. 

As part of the program, the City will provide consultation with a professional landscape designer, free of charge. The consultant will assist the property owner in drawing up a landscape plan for presentation to and approval by the City.

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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

Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule

On September 22, 2015, the Oversight Board for the Successor Agency for the Paramount Redevelopment Agency approved the Recognized Obligations Payment Schedule (ROPS) for the period January 2016 through June 2016. The ROPS was submitted to the California Department of Finance for review.


(ROPS-January 2016 thru June 2016)

(ROPS-July 2015 through December 2015)

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

10/13/15 - 6:00 PM
Planning Commission

10/20/15 - 5:00 PM
City Council Meeting

10/21/15 - 6:00 PM
Parks & Recreation Commission

10/27/15 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

10/30/15 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ENP Halloween Party

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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