Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Animals

    • How do I dispose of a dead animal?

    • Who do I contact about a lost pet?

  • Beach

    • Can I get a permit to have a wedding on the beach?

    • Can I reserve beach volleyball courts for private use?

    • How can I request additional courts to be installed on the beach?

    • How many beach volleyball courts are on the beach in Hermosa?

    • I am a personal trainer and want to conduct classes on the beach. What is the process to obtain a permit to do so?

    • Where are the restrooms located on the beach?

  • Building/Zoning

    • How many units can I build on my property (or on the property I'm considering purchasing)?

    • If I want to add on/alter a building, where do start, and what plans do I need to submit?

    • What is the zoning for my property (or property I'm considering purchasing)?

  • Business

    • Can I sell from a cart in Hermosa Beach?

    • Where and how do I get a business license?

    • Where do I report a restaurant with poor sanitary conditions?

  • Homelessness

    • Does Hermosa Beach have a shelter or other resource for housing the homeless?

    • How many people experiencing homelessness are living in Hermosa Beach? Where are they and are their numbers growing?

    • Is camping permitted in Hermosa Beach? If so, why and where is it legal and illegal?

    • What are some recent examples of successful outcomes of the City’s efforts?

    • What can Hermosa Beach Police or other City officials do to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness in Hermosa Beach? Can Hermosa Beach Police Officers arrest people living on the streets or move them to another city?

    • What does the Hermosa Beach Police Department do when a person experiencing homelessness commits a crime?

    • What is the City of Hermosa Beach doing to address local homelessness issues?

    • Who can I call to help someone experiencing homelessness who appears to need assistance?

  • Inspections

    • What time are building inspectors available for counter help and phone calls?

  • Jobs

    • How do I apply for a job with the City?

  • Landlord/Tenant/Neighbor

    • Is there rent control in Hermosa Beach?

    • Is there Section 8 Housing in Hermosa Beach?

    • What can I do about my trouble with my landlord/tenant?

    • Who do I call about mold in my house/apartment?

  • Marriage

    • Can I get a permit to have a wedding on the beach?

  • Parking

    • Can I pay my parking ticket/citation online or by phone?

    • How do I contest a parking ticket?

    • What kind of parking permits are available and how do I purchase them?

  • Permits

    • Can I sell from a cart in Hermosa Beach?

    • I am a personal trainer and want to conduct classes on the beach. What is the process to obtain a permit to do so?

    • I'm having a block party, who do I contact to get permission to close the street?

    • What kind of parking permits are available and how do I purchase them?

    • When do I need a building permit?

  • Recreation

    • Can I reserve beach volleyball courts for private use?

    • How can I request additional courts to be installed on the beach?

    • How many beach volleyball courts are on the beach in Hermosa?

    • I am a personal trainer and want to conduct classes on the beach. What is the process to obtain a permit to do so?

  • Refuse/Trash Collection

    • What do I need to do before obtaining a dumpster or moving storage bin?

    • Where is the nearest public dump?

  • Seniors

    • How can I get a discounted senior, disabled or student bus pass?

    • How do I apply for the Street Lighting & Landscaping Rebate, Sewer Service Charge Rebate and/or the Utility User's Tax Exemption?

    • How do I get taxi vouchers?

    • Where can I find transportation assistance for seniors and disabled individuals?

  • Service Request

    • How do I apply for a Public Records Request?

    • How do I report a blocked storm drain?

    • What time are building inspectors available for counter help and phone calls?

  • Streets

    • Does the street sweeper sweep on holidays?

    • How do I report a blocked storm drain?

    • Is it possible to get my street repaved?

  • Vehicle Impounds

    • How do I contest a vehicle impound?

    • How do I get my vehicle out of impound?