City Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Closures

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services. Residents are advised to always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For all other non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. As always, “If You See Something, Say Something.”

The City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 18. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 25.

Pasadena residents and businesses with power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at

The Municipal Services Payment Center, the City Service Center, and the Parking Office will be closed. The City Service Center will resume regular hours on Tuesday, Jan. 19, along with the Parking Office for scheduled appointments only; however, the Municipal Services Payment Center will remain closed for two weeks.

All parking meters will be free, and parking time limits will not be enforced; however, violations for overnight parking, red curb parking, "No Parking" zones, and blocking fire hydrants will be enforced. All regular enforcement resumes Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The Permit Center remains closed to the public. Drop-off services for new plan submittals, resubmittals, revisions and new permit applications will be unavailable on Monday, Jan. 18, and will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Trash, recycling and yard waste collection will not occur on Monday, Jan. 18. Instead, there will be a one-day delay for residents.

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on regular weekday schedules on Monday, Jan. 18.

Pasadena Public Library’s Live Chat and curbside pickup services will be unavailable Monday, Jan. 18, and will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 19. All parks will be open; however, no site reservations are being accepted for the holiday.

As a reminder, LA County remains under the state’s Regional Stay-at-Home Order. In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, residents may gather with members of their household only. Gathering with other households is not permitted under the order. View the Regional Stay-at-Home Order for more information.

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