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Council Adopts Rules of Decorum


The Paramount City Council has adopted a set of Rules of Decorum that apply to its meetings as well as all City Commission meetings. What follows is a summary of the Rules of Decorum that apply to members of the public attending these meetings.

* For matters not on the Agenda, members of the public may address the City Council during the Public Comment period. (Speaker's Card required)

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Take a Survey on Transit Station in Paramount


The West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor that will run through Paramount and possibly have two stations in town.

You can make your thoughts and ideas count when it comes to these possible transit stations. Please take a few moments to complete the Visual Preference Survey.

Your feedback will help to shape the future of the Paramount/Rosecrans and I-105 station areas.

Free Tenant Rights Workshop in Town on Nov. 1


The Fair Housing Foundation will be holding a Tenant Rights Workshop on Wednesday, November 1, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This workshop is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Progress Park West Community Center - Conference Room at 15500 Downey Avenue, Paramount.

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Join the City's Alert System

Sign up for alerts from Paramount on the new Nixle system. On the left side of this page, click on the Nixle tab and you can supply your cell phone, home landline, and email address if you would like to be on the list to receive important messages sent out by the City.

These messages can be related to public safety/emergency/disaster issues, special events in Paramount, community announcements, and other topics. You can choose how these messages are delivered to you and you can cancel the service and delete your information at any time. Also, your information will never be shared with any businesses or outside agencies.

Again, please click on the Nixle tab on this page to keep informed on essential items from the City of Paramount.

EIR for Recycling and Transfer Facility

The Royal Recycling and Transfer facility was approved by the Planning Commission in May 2015, and allows for the operation of a materials recovery facility at 14001 Garfield Avenue.

The facility will be totally enclosed and will feature state-of-the-art equipment to receive , process, and transfer source-separated recyclables, residential curbside recycling materials, and municipal solid waste. When Royal Recycling is functional, the transfer facility now located across Petterson Lane will only process green waste, construction debris, and self-haul waste.

The Environmental Impact Report was certified at the May 2015 Planning Commission meeting. Click here to see a copy of the report. 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

10/24/17 - 6:00 PM
Public Safety Commission

10/30/17 - 4:00 - 9:00 PM
"The Curse" Haunted House

10/31/17 - 4:00 - 9:00 PM
"The Curse" Haunted House

10/31/17 - 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Halloween Carnival

11/02/17 - 1:30 PM
Senior Services 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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