The city of Palmdale’s administrative and business offices will be closed through Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, and as part of a cost-saving unpaid furlough. Palmdale city offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
To report emergencies after hours, on weekends, or holidays, residents may call 661-267-5338. During the furlough, public works crews will be working to handle any emergencies, including sewer overflows, roadway/right of way hazards, downed tree limbs, downed signs and potholes, or broken sprinkler lines in Palmdale’s parks and landscaped areas. Residents can report issues online at www.CityofPalmdale.org/Report.
Maintenance such as street sweeping and park maintenance will continue during the leave. For maintenance issues, residents may call 661-267-5338, and staff will respond. Legacy Commons for Active Seniors will be open Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30, for Senior box lunch pickup between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Seniors must reserve their boxed lunch by calling 661-267-5907. Legacy Commons will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2, returning to normal operations on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) will be closed during the furlough and will not reopen until Monday, Jan. 9, when it will return to its Client’s Choice food distribution model. Residents can visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/SAVES for detailed information, including how to sign up for services or locate a food distribution location during this closure. Palmdale City Library will be open Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Dec. 30, for normal business hours, but closed on the weekends of Dec. 24 and 25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the holidays.
Parking and administrative citations may be paid online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/Citations during the furlough, 24 hours, seven days a week. Citations may also be paid or disputed by phone by calling 866-420-2894, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the leave, tow releases may be paid at the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 750 East Ave. Q in Palmdale. Business licenses may be paid online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by visiting www.cityofpalmdale.org/BusinessLicense. The city of Palmdale’s furlough does not affect local Los Angeles County Sheriff’s or Fire services.
All city of Lancaster offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Limited staff will be available for in-person services from Dec. 27 to 30. City of Lancaster offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 30, and Monday, Jan. 2 for New Year’s. Lancaster city offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3. In the meantime, residents are encouraged to access services online at www.cityoflancasterca.gov.
Lancaster city Hall’s regular business hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lancaster City Maintenance Yard’s normal hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.