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What is the City's Mission Statement?
The City of San Clemente, in partnership with the community we serve, will foster a tradition dedicated to:
  • Maintaining a safe, healthy atmosphere in which to live, work and play;
  • Guiding development to ensure responsible growth while preserving and enhancing our village character, unique environment and natural amenities;
  • Providing for the City's long-term stability through promotion of economic vitality and diversity.
Resulting in a balanced community committed to protecting what is valued today while meeting tomorrow’s needs.

Who are San Clemente’s elected officials and how can they be contacted?

City Council:

Bob Baker, Mayor
Tim Brown, Mayor Pro Tem
Chris Hamm, Councilmember
Jim Evert, Councilmember
Lori Donchak, Councilmember

(949) 361-8322

100 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente, CA 92672
Click here for more information about the City Council.

Other Elected Officials:
Mark Taylor, City Treasurer (949) 361-8341
Joanne M. Baade, City Clerk (949) 361-8345

When are City Council meetings held?
City Council Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at San Clemente City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio.
Click here to view City Council meeting agendas.
Click here for a map to City Hall.

What are the locations and directions to various City Departments?

Click here for maps to all facilities

Community Development Department– includes Building, Planning, Business Licensing, and Code Enforcement (910 Calle Negocio – 949/361-6100). From I-5 take Avenida Pico east to Calle Amanecer (right on Amanecer), left at Negocio – turn left at the first driveway and follow the signs to City’s entrance (at the rear of the building).

Public Works – includes Engineering and Emergency Planning – (910 Calle Negocio - 949/361-6100) From I-5 take Avenida Pico east to Calle Amanecer (right on Amanecer), left at Negocio – turn left at the first driveway and follow the signs to Citys entrance (at the rear of the building).

Police Services (100 Avenida Presidio) (949/361-8218) Coming south on I-5, exit Palizada (right on Palizada), left on El Camino Real, left on Presidio – this will take you under the freeway – Police Services is the first driveway on the right side (lower floor of City Hall). Coming north on I-5, exit Presidio – go right on Presidio.

City Hall (100 Avenida Presidio) (949/361-8200) Coming south on I-5, exit Palizada (right on Palizada), left on El Camino Real, left on Presidio – this will take you under the freeway – City Hall is not far from the freeway on the right side. Coming north on I-5 exit Presidio – go right on Presidio. City Hall is on the right side – enter the second driveway.

Beaches, Parks & Recreation Administration (910 Calle Negocio – 949/361-6100). From I-5 take Avenida Pico east to Calle Amanecer (right on Amanecer), left at Negocio – turn left at the first driveway and follow the signs to City.

Beaches, Parks & Recreation (100 Calle Seville)(949/361-8264) Take the Palizada exit on the I-5 and go west – turn left on El Camino Real – right on Del Mar – right on Calle Seville.

Maintenance Services (390 Avenida Pico, Building A) (949/361-8317) Take the Pico exit on the I-5 – go west – turn in the driveway on the left side.

Water/Sewer Division (380 Avenida Pico, Building N) (949/361-6149) Take the Pico exit on the I-5 and go west – turn in the driveway on the left side.

What are the hours of operation for City offices?
City offices are open Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and every other Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Water, Sewer and Maintenance offices are open from Monday-Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and every other Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. City offices are closed on the alternate Fridays, and holidays. Click here for more information about hours of operation.

Please click the link below for a City calendar showing holidays and dark Fridays.

Hours and Holiday Listing
Current Calendar as PDF

Who provides services to San Clemente residents?
Telephone, Cable & Internet - Cox Communications - (949) 240-1212
Telephone - Pacific Bell - (800) 310-2355
Electricity - San Diego Gas & Electric - (800) 411-7343
Gas - Southern California Gas - (800) 427-2200
Trash Pickup - CR&R - (949) 728-0446
Water & Sewer - City of San Clemente - (949) 361-8315

Who to Contact if a vehicle that has been parked on a street for over 73 hours?
Please call non-emergency dispatch at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at (949) 770-6011.

Where can a water bill be paid?
You can now pay your water bill on-line. To access, when in the City’s website http://san-clemente.org, click on the “Pay a Bill” quick link on the left side. Customers must enter their account number and numeric part of their address. The web site will confirm your balance due and payment can be made with Visa or MasterCard. The payment will be processed the following business day.

At City Hall – 100 Avenida Presidio – (949) 361-8315
Click here for a map.

Click here for more information about water billing.

Who can answer questions about a parking ticket?
The City of San Clemente has a contract with the Parking Enforcement Center for the administration and processing of parking citations. If there are questions concerning a parking citation, fine or the process on how to appeal a parking citation, please contact the Parking Enforcement Center at (800) 553-4412 or www.pticket.com/sanclemente.

Parking citations can be paid at City Hall, 100 Avenida Presidio.
Click here for a map.

Where can graffiti be reported?
Stewart and Associates handles graffiti reporting.
There are two ways to report graffiti, either by calling the 24/7 graffiti hotline at (949) 361-8385 or by logging onto the easy and anonymous website at san-clemente.org and clicking on “Report Graffiti” under the “Quick Links” section or click on Services/Complaints/Graffiti Hotline.

Where can a parking permit be purchased and what is the cost for residents/non-residents?
The City of San Clemente has several different parking permits available for sale.

Metered parking permits are available for $50 for San Clemente residents and $100 for non-residents. These permits can be used in any metered parking space within the City. There are metered parking spaces at the pier, Metrolink station and the beaches. These permits are valid for 12 consecutive months. Vehicle registration and proof of residency must be provided to receive the residency price. These permits may be purchased at City Hall, located at 100 Avenida Presidio, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on alternating Fridays.

Montalvo and Lobeiro parking permits are $10. These permits are valid for one calendar year. Vehicle registration and proof of residency on one of those streets must be provided in order to purchase a permit. These permits are only available at City Hall located at 100 Avenida Presidio between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on alternating Fridays.

Free parking permits are available for Santa Margarita, Lucia and Carmelo. Vehicle registration and proof of residency on one of those streets must be provided in order to purchase a permit. These permits are only available at City Hall located at 100 Avenida Presidio between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on alternating Fridays.

For questions please call the Finance Division at (949) 361-8315.

Where should a burned out street light be reported?
Please call (949) 361-8317 - Maintenance Services
Click here for more information about Street Signs and Lights.

Who handles complaints about barking dogs?
Please call (949) 492-1617 – Coastal Animal Services Authority
Click here for more information about the Coastal Animal Services Authority.

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