City FAQs

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Where is City Hall located?

La Mirada City Hall
13700 La Mirada Boulevard
La Mirada, California 90638
(562) 943-0131 

What are regular office hours?

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday
Closed alternate Fridays 

When are City Council meetings held?

Regular City Council and Successor Agency meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall.   

City Council Study Session meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. in City Hall, Conference Room 1.

Which holidays does the City observe?

The City observes the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20, 2020

Presidents’ Day

February 17, 2020

Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

Independence Day

July 4, 2020

Labor Day

September 7, 2020

Veterans Day

November 11, 2020


November 26 and 27, 2020

Christmas Holiday

December 24 and 25, 2020


What licenses do I need to start a business?

A Business License is required for all entities doing business within La Mirada’s city limits. Business License applications are available at City Hall. For Business License and fee information, call (562) 943-0131. 

What types of construction projects require a permit?

Most major projects will require a permit of some kind to ensure that all new construction building improvements meet minimum construction standards to protect occupants. Permits may be obtained at the City’s Building and Safety Division located in City Hall. For more information on the permitting process, call (562) 943-0131, extension 2347. 

How do I report graffiti or other types of vandalism?

The City proactively removes graffiti from public property and the right-of-way. Residents and businesses can assist the La Mirada Public Safety Team by reporting graffiti to the Graffiti Hotline at (562) 943-1557 or (714) 522-5858.

Does the City of La Mirada have a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program?

Yes. CERT classes are offered throughout the year. CERT Training gives participants the skills to assist others in an emergency. The course covers topics such as emergency preparedness, fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. The training is available to residents at least 18 years of age. For more information or to sign up for the free training, contact the Community Sheriff’s Station at (562) 902-2960.

How do I register for recreation classes and activities?

Registration for classes and activities may be completed in person at the Resource Center, Activity Center, Gymnasium or Splash!. Registration may also be completed through REConnect offered through the City's website.  To obtain a REConnect pin number contact the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277.   Click here to register for a recreation class or activity.