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. 17, 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.”

City Council will not meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City Council is scheduled to meet the following Monday, Jan. 24. 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, Citizen Service Center, and Parking Office will be closed. The City of Pasadena will NOT collect trash, recycling or yard waste on Monday, Jan. 17.  Collection will occur one day after your 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. 18.

The Permit Center will also be closed; however, some services will be available via Permit Center Online, where you can obtain subtrade permits and submit plans for commercial tenant improvements (new) and accessory dwelling units. In-person operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on regular weekday schedules on Monday, Jan. 17.

Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed Sunday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 17, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 18.

Pasadena continues to experience a surge in COVID-19 infections. Pasadena employers will soon be required to provide upgraded face masks—such as N95 or KN95—to their on-site employees, contracted workers and volunteers to wear at all times while indoors at their worksite. The new health order is expected to be issued this week and will take effect on Monday, Jan. 17. Employers are encouraged to procure and upgrade masks for their employees prior to Jan. 17.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the Citizen Service Center during business hours Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.