Can the City Attorney advise citizens in legal matters?

No.  The City Attorney cannot advise private citizens in legal matters.  The City Attorney represents/advises the City Council, Planning Commission, City Departments, and other agencies, boards, commissions and committees.  However, the Orange County Legal Aid Society (800) 834-5001 or (714) 572-5200, or the Orange County Lawyers Referral Service (949) 440-6747, may be helpful for anyone seeking legal representation and/or answers to general legal questions.

How can I receive visitor information about the City of Westminster?

Please contact the Westminster Chamber of Commerce. 

Westminster Chamber of Commerce
14491 Beach Boulevard, Westminster CA 92683
Phone: (714) 898-9648
E-Mail: biz@westminsterchamber.org

How do I contact FEMA/state disaster agencies/local disaster agencies?

Information can be obtained from FEMA at their website  http://www.fema.gov/

Information for the California Office of Emergency Services can be found at their website http://www.caloes.ca.gov/

How do I contact the County of Orange?

The County of Orange general information number is (714) 834-2000.  You may also visit their website at http://www.ocgov.com

I want to film in the city; what do I do?

A permit is required for any production activity in the City.  For more information, please contact Gayle Johnson at (714) 548-3172.

What days and times is City Hall open for business?

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Friday  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Alternate Fridays

What is the difference between the City Attorney and the District Attorney?

The City Attorney is appointed by the City Council and is the attorney for the City of Westminster. The City Attorney provides legal services for the Mayor, City Council and the various agencies, boards, commissions, committees and departments of the City of Westminster. The City Attorney prosecutes violations of the Westminster Municipal Code, but not any state code violations.  The District Attorney is an elected official who prosecutes state criminal laws throughout Orange County.

What number do I call if I have a question about the City, but I don't know which department to contact?

Please call the City Receptionist at (714) 898-3311 x 0 and the receptionist will direct your call to the appropriate department.

Where are the public disaster shelters?

Shelters are determined by the American Red Cross. They can be contacted at (714) 481-5300, or by visiting their website at http://www.redcross.org/local/california/desert-to-the-sea/local-chapters/orange-county

Where is City Hall?

Westminster City Hall,  Police Building, Community Services Building, Senior Center, and Council Chambers are located at the Civic Center.  The Civic Center address is 8200 Westminster Blvd, between Beach Blvd and Newland St.

From the Garden Grove Freeway (22 Freeway), exit at Beach Blvd and drive south. Turn east (left) onto Westminster Blvd.  The Civic Center is on the right hand side of the street in the second block.  Public parking lots are available off Jackson St. and All American Way.

From the San Diego Freeway (405 Freeway) exit at Beach Blvd and drive north.  Turn east (right)  onto Westminster Blvd.  The Civic Center is on the right hand side of the street in the second block.

Which Friday is City Hall open?

City Hall is closed every other Friday.  Please click on the link below to view the calendar.