Emergency Preparedness and Operations

The City of Westminster has implemented several changes that aim to keep residents and employees safe during unprecedented times brought on by the spread of COVID-19. When California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a "Stay at Home" order on March 19, our City had already taken many of the necessary steps outlined in the state's mandate in a proactive effort to protect residents and staff.

Westminster’s City Hall is closed until further notice, and all in-person meetings and events have been canceled or postponed. The Westminster Police Department lobby is closed; however, there will be no change to police calls for service.  

For more information related to the Coronavirus Disease, please visit COVID19.CA.gov or the City of Westminster's COVID-19 website.

Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. Call our non-emergency line at 714-898-3315 for general police services and Animal Control during regular business hours, 8AM to 5PM.

Click here to report businesses that are not complying with the "Stay at Home" order and are deemed non-essential businesses or are restaurants allowing dine-in services.


Sandbags are available at the City of Westminster Municipal Corporation Yard during inclement weather. Sandbags are limited to 12 bags per resident. 

City Yard
14381 Olive Street
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 895-2876
Monday - Friday: 6:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Residents are asked to bring identification showing proof of residency. If you have any questions, please call the City Yard at (714) 895-2876.

Read our Storm Preparedness Guide for more information on how you and your family can be prepared for a storm.


Subscribe to AlertOC
Alert OC is a mass notification system to keep Orange County, CA residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events. Be part of the solution by being prepared and register for emergency notifications at www.alertoc.com.

ReadyOC
ReadyOC is the place to find emergency preparedness information for residents of Orange County, California. Educate you and your family at www.readyoc.org.

Are you prepared for the next emergency? Take action now! 

  1. Get A Kit - Learn how to build your kit or where to buy prepared kits. 
  2. Make A Plan - Determine how you will contact one another, get back together and handle the disaster in your individual locations.
  3. Emergency Planning Documents - Planning templates are available for download to help guide you in preparing kits and family plans. 

AlertOC and ReadyOC collaborated on two videos specific to Orange County highlighting earthquakes and power outages. 

Earthquakes: 

 Power Outages:

  • The power outage video provides information on what to do during a powering outage and calls to action to prepare. This video also promoted awareness about emergency preparedness and visiting www.ReadyOC.org website for more information.

Create An Emergency Plan
The California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) has created an online tool that allows individuals to complete a personal emergency plan that includes a go-bag checklist and shelter checklist. This is designed to help those with access and functional needs be prepared for power shutoffs. The CHHS also has a Power Shutoffs Resource Guide available for those in de-energization areas and it also applies to the state of CA - including the city of Westminster.