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City hall, library, police lobby close immediately due to social distancing guidelines 

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–In response to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines provided by the President of the United States, Governor of the State of California and the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Health, Paso Robles City Offices will close immediately to the public. In an effort to protect the health of the community and continue to provide services to the public, the city will continue to provide services via phone, email, and internet as follows until public health guidelines change. In addition, city permitted events for 50 people or more will be cancelled through the duration of the CDC meeting guidelines

City Hall/City Annex Offices: City Hall (1000 Spring Street) and City Annex offices (821 Pine Street, Suite A) will be closed to in person transactions. Staff is available via telephone, email and by appointment if needed.

Public Safety Center: In addition to the service response alterations already implemented by the Police Department, the Public Safety Center lobby will be closed. The telephone located immediately on the outside of the Public Safety Center at 900 Park Street is available to connect to police dispatch.

Fire Stations: Fire & Emergency Services personnel will continue responding to emergency calls for service. Public access to fire stations, including station tours and ride-alongs, have been cancelled. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911. Administrative inquiries can be made by calling (805) 227-7560.

Library: Closed for in person transactions. Staff will be available from 10-5 pm for telephone reference and account services by calling 805-237-3870. Online digital collections are available 24/7 via the library website: Library users are reminded that the library does not charge overdue fees and should not prioritize material that is already checked out.

Centennial Park: Centennial Park remains closed to the public.

Phone and Digital Services Available: City staff will be available to assist the public remotely, through phone, email, the City website, and by appointment if needed. Key phone numbers are below and a full directory is available online at:

Building Department: 805-237-3850, Building Inspections 805-227-7222

Business License/Transient Occupancy Tax: 805-237-3999, More information and online application/payment options available online at and

Centennial Park: 805-237-3873,

City Clerk: 805-237-3888,

City Council: 805-237-3888,

City Manager: 805-237-3888,

Engineering Department: 805-237-3860,

Fire and Emergency Services: 805-227-7560 or call 911 for emergencies

Human Resources: 805-237-3962,

Information Line: 805-227-PASO (7276),

Library: 805-237-3870,

Planning Department: 805-237-3970,

Public Works Parks, Light & Landscape, Streets, Water, and Wastewater: Concerns can be reported, and tracked, on the website:

Utility Billing: 805-237-3996, More information and payment options available online at

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