Public Safety Services
Public safety services such as patrol, fire, and dispatch work around the clock during holidays to ensure our community is safe and secure. Public safety services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Records (front lobby) and Administration Offices are closed during holidays.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Emergency: 9-1-1 or 650-321-4433
24-hour Dispatch Center (non-emergency): 650-329-2413
Main Business Number (front desk): 650-329-2406 (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
After hours / weekends: 650-329-2413
Garbage, Recycling, and Compost Pickup
During holiday weeks, if your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your collection day will be moved to the next day. Friday collection will occur Saturday. For more information on curbside collection services, visit Curbside Collection Services.
Library Hours of Operation
For current hours and closures, please go here.
The City of Palo Alto observes the following list of holidays. Administrative offices and facilities will be closed.
|New Year's Day
|| Friday, January 1, 2021
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day
||Monday, January 18, 2021
||Monday, February 15, 2021
||Monday, May 31, 2021
| Independence Day
||Sunday, July 04, 2021
||Monday, September 06, 2021
||Monday, October 11, 2021
||Thursday, November 11, 2021
||Thursday, November 25, 2021
|Thanksgiving Day (Observed)
||Friday, November 26, 2021
||Saturday, December 25, 2021
*City administrative offices and facilities are typically closed for a period of time between Christmas and New Year's.
Note: City offices are typically closed on observed holidays. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the prior Friday and if it falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.