City of Pasadena Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, 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 police department’s records section will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 17.

City Council will not meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City Council is scheduled to meet the following Monday, Jan. 23. View upcoming meeting agendas.

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, City Service Center, and Parking Office will be closed. The City of Pasadena will NOT collect trash, recycling or yard waste on Monday, Jan. 16. Collection will occur one day after customers’ regular pickup day.

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. 17.

The Permit Center will also be closed; however, some services will be available via Permit Center Online, where subtrade permits can be obtained and plans for commercial tenant improvements (new submittals) and accessory dwelling units can be submitted. In-person operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on regular weekday schedules on Monday, Jan. 16.

Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed Sunday, Jan. 15, and Monday, Jan. 16, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 17.

All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play; however, no site reservations are being accepted for the holiday. Community and recreation centers will also be closed to the public.

Pasadena Public Health Department reminds the public that masking is still strongly recommended in public indoor settings and workspaces, per the health officer order. The department’s free flu, mpox and COVID-19 vaccination clinic will also be closed on Monday but will resume operation on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

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