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Animals

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1. Who do I call to report a barking dog?
2. Where do I get a dog license?

Aquatics

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1. How do I register my child for swim lessons?
2. When are swim lessons offered?
3. When is the wading pool open?
4. Where is the wading pool located?
5. When is Smith Park Pool open?
6. How much do swim lessons cost?
7. Can I sign-up for more than 1 cycle at a time?

Building Permits & Inspections

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1. How do I know if I live within the City of San Gabriel boundaries or LA County?
2. How long does it take to review plans for a building plan check?
3. I have an inspection scheduled. When can I find out the time the inspector will be coming out?
4. How soon will I be able to schedule an inspection after I call?
5. What department is responsible for scheduling occupancy inspections?
6. Does my permit ever expire?
7. Where can I find a copy of the city's municipal code?
8. What year/version of the building codes have been adopted and are currently being enforced by the City?
9. Is a City permit required for re-roofing?
10. How many layers of roof covering materials are allowed before I need to completely tear off?

Business Licensing

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1. How do I open a business in San Gabriel?
2. How many parking spaces do I need for my business?
3. Can I set up a business in my home? What are the requirements/restrictions?
4. What do I need to do in order to open a massage business in the City of San Gabriel?
5. Does the City of San Gabriel allow Internet Cafes?
6. Does the City of San Gabriel allow Electronic Cigarette Stores?

City Council

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1. When does the City Council meet?
2. Where can I get a copy of the City Council Meeting Agenda?
3. Can I get up to speak during a City Council meeting?
4. How do I reach a City Councilmember?

Code Enforcement Services

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1. Who do I call to report an unsafe or substandard residential property?
2. What things does the code cover?
3. How do I report a problem?
4. What is the process for resolving a violation?
5. Can I file a code enforcement report anonymously?
6. Can I convert my garage to a living space?
7. When do I have to remove my trash cans from public view?
8. What training and certifications does NIS staff have?
9. Why does it take so long for code enforcement officers to resolve complaints?
10. What can I do if I get a notice and do not understand the violation?
11. What are the consequences of failing to comply once you have been issued a Notice of Violation?

Commission Information

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1. What is the Planning Commission?
2. When are meetings for the Planning Commission held?
3. What is the Parks and Recreation Commission?
4. When are meetings for the Parks and Recreation Commission held?
5. What is the Civil Service Commission?
6. When are meetings for the Civil Service Commission held?
7. What is the Design Review Commission?
8. When are meetings for the Design Review Commission held?
9. How do I become a City Commissioner?

Construction

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1. I’m interested in remodeling my house? How do I go about this process?
2. Are there restrictions on construction hours and use of mechanical powered devices (motor-powered tools/equipment)?
3. If I want to construct an addition to my house, what are the setback requirements?
4. What are the requirements for building a wall or fence?
5. How can I find my property lines?
6. Can I convert my garage into living space?
7. Does the City have the original blueprints for my house?

Doing Business with the City

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1. How do I find out about business opportunities with the City?
2. Where can I find a copy of the city budget?
3. What is the city's Federal Tax ID number and State Tax ID number?

Economic Development

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1. I am interested in developing a project in San Gabriel, is there someone I can speak with about requirements or potential pitfalls?
2. My permit/business application was denied. Who can I speak to for help?
3. Are there programs for financial assistance through your Redevelopment Agency?
4. Do you have any programs or financial assistance my business or development can benefit from?
5. Do you know of any active business advocacy groups in the city?
6. Who do I talk to about investment opportunities or moving my business to the city of San Gabriel?

Election Information

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1. Who is responsible for conducting City elections?
2. When are elections held in the City of San Gabriel?
3. What do I need to do to become a candidate for the next City election? When can I obtain required forms?
4. Where do I get the required forms to start a campaign committee? What forms do I need?
5. Where do I get Election Results? How long does it take to count the ballots?

Employment

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1. How can I find out about City job openings?
2. How do I apply for a job with the City?
3. Can I submit a resume in lieu of a City job application?
4. There are no openings that I’m interested in and/or qualified for, can I still submit an application?
5. How will I be notified of the status of my application, and how long before I am notified?
6. What happens after I file my application?
7. What are the steps or stages of the selection process?
8. If I want to apply for more than one position, do I have to fill out more than one application?
9. If I have previously completed an application, will I automatically be considered for other positions?

Engineering

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1. Can you help me locate the water company for my neighborhood?
2. Who do I call for trash pick-up?
3. How can I change the number for my address?
4. Who do I contact to get street lights installed or repaired?
5. Who do I contact to have a time limited curb repainted?
6. How can I find out the size of my lot?
7. How can I find my property line?
8. How do I dispose of hazardous waste like batteries, florescent lights, old TVs and monitors?
9. What are the City's truck routes?
10. How do I get my sewer lateral information?
11. I am remodeling; can I leave a large trash dumpster on the street?
12. How can I get copy of an as-built plan or centerline tie?

Espanol

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1. Cómo puedo obtener una traducción de la Guía de Actividades?

Facility Rentals

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1. How many people can I have in each facility?
2. Can I use outside vendors and caterers at city facilities?
3. Can alcohol be served at the Adult Recreation Center and Grapevine Arbor Park?
4. What are the costs and fees?

Garage, Estate and Yard Sales

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1. What do I need to do to get Garage, Estate or Yard Sale Permit?

General Information

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1. What is the address, phone number and hours for City Hall?
2. Who are the elected representatives for our congressional and senate districts?
3. What local school districts serve San Gabriel?
4. Do you have a list of city facilities?
5. I can't find the information I need on the website. Can you help me?

Graffiti and Vandalism

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1. How do I report graffiti or vandalism on personal or private property in the city?
2. How long does it take to get graffiti removed?

Housing Assistance

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1. I am a first time home buyer looking to buy in San Gabriel. Are there affordable housing programs to assist me with my down payment or mortgage?
2. Where can I find temporary housing or shelter?

Library Services

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1. Where is the city library?

Massage Businesses

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1. I want to open a massage business. What are the requirements?
2. Can the city restrict the number of massage businesses that operate in the city?
3. Who regulates the massage industry?

Mission Playhouse

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1. Where can I find more information about the Mission Playhouse?
2. How do I find out about the shows coming up at the Mission Playhouse?
3. How do I buy tickets for an event?
4. How do I rent the Playhouse for an event or film shoot?
5. How can I get on to the Playhouse Mailing List?
6. I’d like just to look around the Playhouse; how do I do that?
7. What are my parking options?
8. Are there restaurants nearby?
9. I have another question which isn't listed here; who do I contact?

Parking

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1. Does the City have an ordinance that restricts overnight parking of vehicles on City streets?
2. How do I get a 12 month, 6 month or temporary overnight parking permit?
3. How do I contest a parking citation I received?
4. I lost my traffic citation, what do I do?
5. Where can I pay or contest a parking ticket?

Parks

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1. When are the parks open to the public?
2. Can you have moon bounces or live animal shows in San Gabriel Parks?
3. What parks in the City of San Gabriel have picnic areas for rent?
4. Who designed La Laguna de San Gabriel?

Passports (US)

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1. After I apply how long will it take to get my passport?
2. Do you process passports through the city?
3. What is the cost to get a U.S. passport?
4. What should I bring with me in order to apply for a passport?
5. Do both parents need to be present when a minor under 16 is applying for a passport?

Planning

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1. I heard about a new, proposed project in the City. How can I learn more about it?
2. I was told I need a Conditional Use Permit. What is this?

Police

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1. Where is the San Gabriel Police Department located?
2. What telephone number do I call for routine police services?
3. What telephone number do I call for EMERGENCY police response?
4. What are the Police Department business hours?
5. How do I get information about job opportunities as a police officer?
6. Does the Police Department handle calls regarding barking dogs and other animal issues?
7. Is it a violation of City Ordinance to solicit door-to-door?
8. Can I get my fingerprints taken at the San Gabriel Police Department?
9. Does the Police Department offer information regarding registered sex offenders and Megan’s Law?
10. My personal property is being held at the San Gabriel Police Department. How can I get it released?
11. Can I file a police report online?
12. I lost my traffic citation, what do I do?

Public Records

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1. How do I get official City documents (City Council minutes, resolutions, etc.) or other city public records?
2. Where do I get birth, death and marriage certificates?

Real Estate

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1. I’m considering purchasing a house but the Assessor has a different square footage than what the realtor has advertised. How do I find the true square footage?

Recreation

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1. Can I get a Chinese or Spanish language version of the city's recreation activity guide, The Guide?
2. How do I register for your recreation classes?
3. Where do I sign up for Turkey Trot 5K/10K/1K?
4. Do you have an Adult Sports Program?

Senior Citizens

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1. Where is the Senior Center located?
2. Can anyone eat lunch at the Adult Recreation Center?
3. What types of programs are offered for older adults at the Adult Recreation Center?
4. Do you offer day and extended trips for older adults?
5. What is the Travel Guide?

Sewer User Fee

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1. Why is this Sewer User Fee needed?
2. If approved, how long will the Sewer User Fee be in place?
3. Will the Sewer User Fee increase each year?

Street Banners and Signs

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1. I want to hang a street banner for my church or non-profit organization. What are the requirements?
2. What are the requirements for getting a cloth or vinyl banner to advertise my business?
3. What is the procedure to construct/install a sign for my business?

Streets, Sidewalks and Lights

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1. Who do I contact for street or sidewalk repairs?
2. Who do I contact to get street lights installed or repaired?
3. How do I report a pothole to have it fixed?
4. How often are the streets swept and who do I call for street sweeping services?

Transportation

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1. How do I apply for a reduced-fare pass or TAP card?
2. Can I bring a bike on the bus?
3. Are there Park and Ride Lots in San Gabriel?
4. Where can I get the Metro Bus schedules?
5. Who can use Dial-A-Ride and how does it work?
6. If I am not a senior or disabled where can I reload my TAP card?

Trees

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1. How do I get a tree on my private property removed or trimmed?
2. Do I need a permit to prune mature trees?
3. What are the conditions for getting a permit?
4. What does the City ordinance say?
5. Are there exemptions?
6. Who trims trees in the public parkway?

Utilities

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1. What are the phone numbers for the utility companies in the city?

Voter Registration

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1. How do I register to vote in the city of San Gabriel?

Zoning

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1. How can I find out the zoning of a particular property and what the property can be used for?
2. How do I find out how much I can build on my property?
3. What is a variance and how do I apply for one?
4. If I have a building that does not comply with today's zoning standards on my property, can I rebuild the building if it has been damaged or destroyed?
5. Where can I find zoning information online?
6. How do I find out if a commercial/residential property complies with current codes and zoning requirements?


San Gabriel City Hall
425 S. Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone (626) 308-2800
Fax (626) 458-2830
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