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
Collection will not occur on New Year's Day (January 1), Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November) or Christmas (December 25). 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 Greenwaste of Palo Alto.
The City of Palo Alto observes the following list of holidays. Administrative offices and facilities will be closed.
|New Year's Day
||Monday, January 2, 2023
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day
||Monday, January 16, 2023
||Monday, February 20, 2023
||Monday, May 29, 2023
||Tuesday, July 04, 2023
||Monday, September 04, 2023
||Monday, October 9, 2023
||Friday, November 10, 2023
||Thursday, November 23, 2023
|Day after Thanksgiving
||Friday, November 24, 2023
Monday, December 25, 2023
| New Years Day
|| Monday, January 1, 2024
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.
Download: 2023 Holiday Calendar and 9/80 Days(PDF, 229KB)