Guide for Residents

Welcome to the City of Westminster, whether you are new to the City of Westminster or you have been a long-time resident, we are pleased that you chose our community for your residence.
For those new to Westminster, welcome! To help make your transition easier, we have provided you with some important information:

  1. Alarm Permit: In order to reduce the number of false alarms and preserve police resources, Ordinance Nos. 2458 & 2460 were adopted.  The Westminster City Council ordained that anyone responsible for the operation of or in possession of an alarm system in the City of Westminster will be required to obtain a permit for operation of such a system.
  2. Animal Control: Visit Animal Control page for more information.
  3. Cable Service:
     Time Warner   (714) 903-4000   www.timewarnercable.com 
     DIRECTV  (855) 802-3473  www.directv.com/city/westminster-ca
     DISH Network  (888) 321-7209  www.dishpromotions.com
     Verizon FiOS  (877) 395-8957  www.verizonfiosdeals.com
    Westminster City Council meetings can be seen on the City's government access cable channel, WTV-3.
  4. Chamber of Commerce
  5. City Parks
  6. City Classes Online Registration
  7. Department of Motor Vehicles
  8. Dog Licenses
  9. Flood Zone Information
  10. Library:
    8180 13th Street
    (714) 893-5057
    Westminster Public Library
    Hours:
    Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
    Friday    - Saturday 10am - 5pm
    Sunday  - closed
  11. Midway City Sanitary District
  12. Newspapers:
    Orange County Register
    (714) 835-1234
    Westminster Herald
    Lloyd Thomas, Editor
    5789 Westminster Boulevard
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 893-4501
    Westmherald@aol.com
    Viet Herald Daily News
    14861 Moran Street
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 897-7379

    Vietboa Daily News
    14841 Moran Street
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 894-2500

    Los Angeles Times – OC Edition
    (714) 966-5600
    Nguoi Viet Daily News
    14771 Moran St
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 892-9414

    Vien Dong Daily News
    14891 Moran Street
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 379-2851

    Van Hoa Magazine
    9353 Bolsa Ave #B
    Westminster, Ca 92683
    (714) 200-5221
    ailenely@yahoo.com

  13. Post Office Locations in Westminister:
    Westminster Main Office
    15030 Goldenwest
    Bolsa Station
    9317 Bolsa Ave
    (800) 275-8777
  14. Schools:
    Westminster School District
    14121 Cedarwood
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 894-7311
    Garden Grove Unified School District
    10331 Stanford
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (714) 663-6000
    Huntington Beach Union High School District
    10251 Yorktown
    Huntington Beach, CA 92646
    (714) 964-3339
    Ocean View School District
    17200 Pinehurst Lane
    Huntington Beach, CA 92647
    (714) 847-2551
    Coastline Community College, Le-Jao Center
    14120 All American Way (formerly Monroe Street)
    Westminster, CA 92683
    (714) 241-6184
  15. Utilities: For questions about your utilities, please call the following:
    1. Water - City of Westminster, (714) 898-3311, x4800
    2. Electric - Southern California Edison, 1-800-655-4555
    3. Gas - The Gas Company (http://www.socalgas.com/) 1-800-427-2200
  16. Goodwill Donation Center:
    5948 Westminster Blvd
    Open 7 days, 9:00am-5:00pm
    1(800)4Goodwill