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The City plans to reopen the Cerritos Library, Cerritos Senior Center and Community Centers on Thursday, July 1. The date is subject to change, depending on the requirements of the L.A. County Health Officer Order. Services will be modified to meet health and safety requirements.

June 10, 2021

Adoption of the Combined Financial Program for Fiscal Year 2021-2022, Thursday, June 24, 2021, 7 p.m., City Council Chambers (PDF)

June 7, 2021

City of Cerritos 2021-2029 Housing Element Survey now available

May 12, 2021

Cerritos Rabies Clinics offered at Cerritos Park East Shelter 1 on Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, July 14 (PDF)

May 21, 2021

Cerritos residents ages 5 to 14 and local students are invited to participate in the Parks and Recreation Month Poster Contest (PDF)

May 14, 2021

2021 Local Hazard Mitigation Survey

April 28, 2021

  • Residents are asked to complete a short survey that asseses the community's level of concern for various hazards. Please click here to access the survey.

COVID-19 Vaccine

April 27, 2021

Electricity cost savings opportunity for Cerritos residents

April 19, 2021

  • Please be aware: the City of Cerritos has not authorized door-to-door solicitation for the Cerritos Electric Utility (CEU). For information about the CEU, please call Cerritos City Hall at (562) 860‑0311. To report suspicious individuals, call the Cerritos Sheriff's Station at (562) 860-0044.

County of Los Angeles Housing and Rental Assistance Updates

February 18, 2021

  • The County of Los Angeles offers assistance to residential tenants seeking rental assistance and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. These resources include information regarding COVID-19 rental protections (AB 3088), LA County temporary eviction protections, and other financial/legal protections for tenants. Visit or contact (888) 694-0040 for more information.

COVID-19 Temporary Special Circumstance Parking Permit

February 4, 2021

  • Cerritos residents can request a Temporary Special Circumstance parking permit to park on the streets overnight during the COVID-19 pandemic. The permit does not exempt a vehicle from the street sweeping ordinance. To apply for a Temporary Special Circumstance permit, click here.

L.A. County Assessor’s information

  • The L.A. County Assessor Homeowners' Exemption program reduces the assessed value of a home or condo by $7,000 for tax purposes, which translates to a reduction of $70 annually to a homeowner's property tax bill. For more information visit
  • Please note that 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, 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.


COVID-19 News


May 25, 2021


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


May 25, 2021

  • Cerritos Library (effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020)
    Sidewalk Service ONLY
  • City Hall (effective Monday, July 6, 2020)
    limited entry
  • Cerritos Skate Park
    (effective Monday, November 2, 2020)
  • Walking tracks
    (effective Monday, October 12, 2020)
  • Outdoor exercise stations
    (effective Thursday, December 10, 2020)
  • City playgrounds
    (effective Thursday, December 10, 2020)
  • City tennis and pickleball courts
    (Effective Monday, September 14, 2020, 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 23, 2021)
    • Tee times and driving range reservations are required and currently being accepted. Call (562) 916-8400.
  • 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, including athletic fields and basketball, handball and volleyball courts. Cerritos residents are reminded to practice social distancing at all times, including children visiting the City's outdoor recreation facilities.
    (effective Monday, May 24, 2021)
  • 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 enforcement will begin again on Monday, March 15, 2021. Residents are reminded to apply for their 2021 annual parking permits via the online portal at Enforcement of street sweeping parking restrictions will begin on Monday, February 22, 2021.
  • 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)

May 25, 2021

  • Cerritos Library
    • Patrons can return materials in the drop boxes located at the Cerritos Civic Center and Cerritos Park East.
    • 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
  • Renovation of the outdoor fitness equipment at El Rancho Verde Park and Liberty Park is underway. The equipment will not be available from May 20, 2021 through June 30, 2021 due to the renovation project.
  • Community Gymnasiums
    at Cerritos and Whitney High Schools
  • Heritage Park Play Island
  • Community Centers (indoor facilities only):
    • Cerritos Park East
    • Liberty Park
    • Heritage Park


May 17, 2021

  • CCPA 2020-2021 Season
  • Most Recreation Services programs and classes
    canceled until further notice.


L.A. County offers assistance to residential tenants seeking rental assistance and support during the COVID-19 pandemic

February 18, 2021


Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community for Control of COVID-19 Revised Order Effective: June 2, 2021

June 3, 2021


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

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


COVID-19 Vaccine

January 12, 2021

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 COVID-19, visit:

March 12, 2020

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Join the Cerritos Neighborhood Watch program

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

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program

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 2020 (PDF)

May 28, 2021

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”

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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