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November 3, 2020 Statewide General Election – Information Updates

  • Results from the November 3, 2020 Statewide General Election are posted on the Los Angeles County Clerk's website. Click here.

Santa Float banner Santa Claus is coming to Cerritos in December

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day art contest open to students in grades K-12 through Wednesday, January 6 (PDF)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day writing contest open to students in grades 7-12 through Wednesday, January 6 (PDF)

Toys for Tots and Salvation Army Angel Giving Tree programs seek holiday donations (PDF)

2020 Veterans Day video tribute

  • If you missed the City of Cerritos 2020 Veterans Day video tribute on Cerritos TV3, click here to watch the video on the City's YouTube channel.

L.A. County Treasurer and Assessor warn of property tax scam

  • It's being reported that unknown people are attempting to fraudulently collect in-person property tax payments at taxpayers' homes, claiming that the homeowner must pay their property taxes in-person because the COVID-19 pandemic has closed County offices to the public.
  • The County of L.A. Treasurer and Tax Collector does NOT conduct in-person visits to collect property tax payments. If you are contacted at your home about this, do not make a payment to the person requesting it, and notify the Cerritos Sheriff's Station immediately at (562) 860-0044.

City offers no-fee outdoor Temporary Use Permit (TUP) to restaurants, hair salons and barbershops (PDF)

  • Click here to access a TUP application.
  • For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (562) 916-1201.

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June 2, 2020


COVID-19 News


November 25, 2020


Cerritos Drinking Water is Filtered, Disinfected and Safe to Drink (PDF)

March 25, 2020


Order of Director of Emergency Services for the City of Cerritos Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Virus, Issued April 13, 2020 (PDF)

April 13, 2020

Order of Director of Emergency Services for the City of Cerritos Proclaiming the Existence of a Local Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Virus, Issued March 19, 2020 (PDF)

March 19, 2020


November 20, 2020

  • Cerritos Library (effective Wednesday, June 10)
    sidewalk service only
  • City Hall (effective Monday, July 6)
    limited entry
  • Cerritos Skate Park
    (effective Monday, November 2)
  • Walking tracks
    (effective Monday, October 12)
  • Outdoor exercise stations
    (effective Wednesday, October 7)
  • City playgrounds
    (effective Saturday, October 3)
  • City tennis and pickleball courts
    (Effective Monday, September 14, extended tennis court hours available at Cerritos Park East, Liberty Park and Westgate Park, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • Iron-Wood Nine Golf Course
    (effective Sunday, May 24)
    • Note: Iron-Wood Nine is temporarily closed for repairs until further notice
  • Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center
    • Open 24 hours per day, seven days a week
  • Outdoor Recreation facilities are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with the EXCEPTION of athletic fields and basketball, handball and volleyball courts (which are closed). Cerritos residents are reminded to practice social distancing at all times, including children visiting the City's outdoor recreation facilities.
  • Water service provided by the City of Cerritos will not be subject to shut off due to overdue payment until further notice.
  • The City’s overnight parking restrictions moratorium remains in effect through Monday, January 11, 2021. Citations will not be issued for vehicles parked on the street overnight without a permit or on street sweeping days. Parking enforcement will begin again on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Residents are reminded to apply for their 2021 annual parking permits via the online portal at
  • The Cerritos on Wheels (COW) fixed route service will operate Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will arrive at each bus stop every sixty (60) minutes. The temporary COW bus schedule may be accessed here. Facial coverings are required.
  • The Dial-A-Ride demand response service will continue to provide service to Cerritos Seniors and residents with disabilities Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Facial coverings are required.

CLOSED FACILITIES (until further notice)

November 18, 2020

  • Cerritos Library
    • Patrons can return materials in the drop boxes located at the Cerritos Civic Center, Cerritos Park East and Liberty Park.
    • Cerritos Library staff members are available to assist patrons by telephone at (562) 916-1340.
    • Cerritos Library’s cloudLibrary and hoopla digital books and media services and online research databases are available to cardholders.
  • Cerritos Senior Center at Pat Nixon Park
    • All programs and classes are canceled.
    • Special arrangements will be made for the lunch program.
    • Please call (562) 916-8550 for information.
  • Cerritos Olympic Swim & Fitness Center
  • All athletic fields throughout the City
  • Community Gymnasiums
    at Cerritos and Whitney High Schools
  • Heritage Park Play Island
  • Community Centers (indoor facilities only):
    • Cerritos Park East
    • Liberty Park
    • Heritage Park
  • Basketball courts at all park facilities
  • Handball courts at Cerritos Park East
  • Volleyball courts at all park facilities


November 25, 2020

  • Santa's Holiday Island
    Sat., Dec. 12
  • CCPA 2020-2021 Season
  • All Recreation Services programs and classes
    canceled until further notice.


November 25, 2020

  • Planning Commission
    Wed., Dec. 2
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
    Thurs., Dec. 3


November 13, 2020

  • City Council
    Mon., Nov. 23
  • City Council
    Thurs., Dec. 10



Los Angeles County issues revised Health Officer Order November 19, 2020

November 20, 2020

Home Isolation Health Officer Order (PDF)

March 27, 2020

Home Quarantine Health Officer Order (PDF)

March 27, 2020

Safer at Home Order for the Control of COVID-19 by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Officer (PDF)

March 23, 2020

March 27, 2020

Los Angeles County has ordered all bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers and fitness centers in the County to close until further notice. Restaurants are permitted to serve take out or delivery food only and grocery stores may remain open.

March 17, 2020

County of Los Angeles declares local health emergency in response to new novel coronavirus activity

March 4, 2020


Protocols for Reusable Bags in Grocery and Retail Stores to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (PDF)

July 30, 2020

L.A. County launches Great Plates Delivered Program

May 14, 2020

  • Visit the website for information on how to qualify to receive three meals per day or to apply to become a participating restaurant

L.A. County launches free Critical Delivery Service (PDF)

April 10, 2020

Los Angeles County Launches New Interactive Digital Dashboards, Connecting Residents to Latest Updates on COVID-19 Impacts

March 30, 2020

Safer at Home FAQs (PDF)

March 27, 2020

Novel Coronavirus in Los Angeles County

March 26, 2020

Los Angeles County alerts public about increasing COVID-19 scams, warns of fraudulent websites, emails and donations

March 25, 2020


Federal, State, County and School Districts COVID-19 Response Resources for Residents, Students and Businesses

April 16, 2020


March 23, 2020

For more information about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), visit:

March 12, 2020

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New Web-Based Parking Permit Program Available

  • Apply for an annual, special circumstances or temporary parking permit online.
  • For more information, please contact the Community Safety Division at (562) 916-1266.

Join the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch program

United States Census 2020

Draft Pine Tree Reforestation Program for Residential Parkways (PDF)

Report a streetlight outage

  • If you would like to report a streetlight outage or a malfunctioning streetlight, please visit the Southern California Edison website page located here.



West Nile virus

Cerritos Financial Transparency


Red Imported Fire Ants Prevention Program

City of Cerritos reaches settlement with State of California regarding former Redevelopment Agency

Community Development fee changes/increases effective July 1, 2017

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

Short-term rentals prohibited in the City of Cerritos effective August 13, 2016 (PDF)

Conserve Energy SoCal – Help reduce energy use

Successor Agency to the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency

Visit the Film Cerritos website

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Water Conservation

Annual Water Quality Report for 2019 (PDF)

Added May 19, 2020

This notice provides important information about revised mandatory water conservation regulations (PDF)

Self-Certified Water Conservation Standard

Metropolitan Water District Conservation Rebate Program

State Water Resources Control Board Emergency Regulations and Mandatory Conservation

Drought-Tolerant Front Yard Landscape Design Manual and Plant Color Reference Guide offered

Cerritos Saves Water by Irrigating with Recycled Water

The City of Cerritos irrigates more than 200 acres of City-owned property, including most parks, parkways and medians, with...

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Continuing Stories

Cerritos Library featured in article “50 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World”

Golden State Freeway (I-5) construction project underway between the Orange County line and the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) (Caltrans website)

Private company selling Water and Sewer Line Insurance Policy is not affiliated with the City

Water bill payment options available

In addition to paying your Cerritos water bill through the mail, by phone or in person, on-line water bill payments...

Automatic Payment Option (PDF)  
Pay Online


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