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City of Cerritos to contribute $10,000 towards the reward fund for arrest and conviction of suspect in shooting of deputies (PDF)

September 16, 2020

Cooling center available at Cerritos Park East 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

  • The cooling center meets all County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health safety protocols.
  • Visitors must wear a cloth face covering at all times and practice social distancing.
  • Space is limited. Please bring your own water.
  • Emergency Cooling Center Safety Rules and Procedures (PDF)

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.

Join the City’s new Facebook Group

June 2, 2020


COVID-19 News


September 18, 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


September 22, 2020

  • Cerritos Library (effective Wednesday, June 10)
    sidewalk service only
  • City Hall (effective Monday, July 6)
    limited entry
  • 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)
  • 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; playgrounds; basketball, handball and volleyball courts; and tracks at all park facilities (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 will not be enforced through Saturday, October 31 and until further notice. In addition, citations will not be issued for vehicles parked on the street on street sweeping days.
  • 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)

July 6, 2020

  • Cerritos Library
    • Patrons can return materials in the drop box located at the Cerritos Civic Center.
    • 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
  • Playgrounds at all park facilities
  • Community Gymnasiums
    at Cerritos and Whitney High Schools
  • Cerritos Skate Park
  • Heritage Park Play Island
  • Community Centers (indoor facilities only):
    • Cerritos Park East
    • Liberty Park
    • Heritage Park
  • Basketball courts at all park facilities
  • Fitness equipment at El Rancho Verde Park and Liberty Park
  • Handball courts at Cerritos Park East
  • Volleyball courts at all park facilities
  • Community walking tracks at Cerritos Park East and Liberty Park


September 18, 2020

  • Health Fair
    Fri., Oct. 2
  • Halloween Festival
    Sat., Oct. 31
  • Veterans Day Ceremony
    Wed., Nov. 11
  • CCPA 2020-2021 Season
  • All Recreation Services programs and classes
    canceled until further notice.


September 18, 2020

  • Property Preservation Commission
    Tues., Sept. 29
  • Parks and Recreation Commission
    Thurs., Oct. 1
  • Planning Commission
    Wed., Oct. 7
  • Property Preservation Commission
    Tues., Oct. 27


September 18, 2020

  • City Council
    Thurs., Sept. 24
  • City Council
    Mon., Oct. 5
  • City Council
    Thurs., Oct. 22



Los Angeles County issues revised Health Officer Order September 2, 2020

September 3, 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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Legislators' Events

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez 2020 Virtual Service Academy Forum via Zoom, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. (PDF)

Congresswoman Linda Sánchez 2020 Service Academy Congressional Nomination application now available (PDF)

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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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