Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Below are the most frequently asked questions by department, division or topic. If you do not see the answer to your question below, please contact citymanager@elsegundo.org and we will try to get you an answer as soon as possible. 
  • Applying for a Job

    • How do I know if I already have a governmentjobs.com account?

    • What do I do to apply online?

    • What online application system does the City of El Segundo use?

    • Where can I access a public computer to complete my application?

    • Who will see my application materials when I apply?

    • Will you notify me by email?

  • Building and Safety

    • What projects require a building permit?

    • Will I need additional permits?

    • Do I need to submit drawings to get a permit?

    • How do I get my plans checked?

    • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter?

    • Can I submit plans for a plan check prior to receiving other City approvals (AUP, CUP, Precise Plan, etc.)?

    • How do I expedite a plan check?

    • Do field changes (modifications to approved plans) need to be approved?

    • Some cities allow work without a permit until the first inspection is required. Does El Segundo allow this?

    • How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)?

    • How can I request an inspection?

    • What are the construction hours in El Segundo?

    • What types of plan reviews does the Building and Safety Department offer?

    • Where can I get additional information?

    • Are inspections offered on Fridays?

    • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter by the Fire Department?

    • Do I need an appointment to speak to a Plan Check Engineer?

    • How can I confirm if my inspection request made it to the schedule?

    • How can I contact my inspector?

    • In one visit, how many different plans/projects can I submit at once?

    • Is there an additional charge for a field change?

    • What do I need to bring with me to re-submit plans?

    • What is the turnaround time for an "accelerated" plan check submittal versus a "regular" plan check submittal?

    • Where can I check my plan check status?

    • Will I receive a confirmation email or call for my inspection request?

  • City Clerk

    • When are the City of El Segundo's elections held?

    • Where do I get more information about voting and elections?

    • Where do I renew or apply for a passport?

    • Who are the City of El Segundo's elected officials?

    • How do I get in contact with the City Council?

    • Where can I see City Council agendas and minutes?

    • How do I get an item on the City Council agenda?

    • How can I apply to serve on a Committee, Commission or Board?

    • Who is on the City's Committees, Commissions and Boards?

    • How do I file a claim against the City?

    • Where do I go to file a claim that is not against the City?

    • How do I view the City of El Segundo's Municipal Code?

  • City Council

    • When are the City of El Segundo's elections held?

    • Who are the City of El Segundo's elected officials?

    • What does the City Council do?

    • When and where does the City Council meet?

    • How can I address a concern at a City Council meeting?

    • What form of government do we have in El Segundo?

    • How do I bring up a subject before a Council meeting?

    • Who are the City Council-appointed officials?

    • What does a Council do?

  • COVID-19

    • Where can I find FAQs from the County?

    • What is self-isolation and self-quarantine?

    • Should I wear a mask/cover my face?

    • Data overages and charges from AT&T during the COVID-19 situation

    • ESUSD Superintendent Message - Updated 4/2/20

    • Eviction information during the COVID-19 emergency

    • How do I schedule at COVID-19 test?

    • Information from SoCal Gas

    • Southern California Edison Information

    • What do I do if I am sick?

    • What is social distancing?

  • Elected Officials

    • When are the City of El Segundo's elections held?

    • Who are the City of El Segundo's elected officials?

    • What does the City Council do?

    • When and where does the City Council meet?

    • How can I address a concern at a City Council meeting?

    • What form of government do we have in El Segundo?

    • How do I bring up a subject before a Council meeting?

    • Who are the City Council-appointed officials?

    • What does a Council do?

  • Environmental Safety

    • CalARP: Where can I find more information on the RMP?

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Dispose of HHW Properly?

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Know if My Business Has Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Sludge?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Spent Material?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Use Constituting Disposal?

    • How often will my facility or business be inspected by the El Segundo CUPA?

    • What Do I Need to Do If My Business Leaves the City?

  • Finance

    • How do I turn on water service?

    • When is my water bill due?

    • How do I pay my water bill?

    • What happens if my water payment is late?

    • How do I get water service restored?

    • How do I turn off water service?

    • Where is the Water Billing office located?

    • How do I apply for a business tax registration?

    • When will my company receive our check?

    • When will my company receive our refund?

  • Hazardous Materials and Chemicals

    • I have some old paint, paint thinner, oil and rags in my garage. What should I do with them?  

    • Do you monitor the refinery? What about other chemical operations?

    • What should I do in case of a chemical release?

    • CalARP: Where can I find more information on the RMP?

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Dispose of HHW Properly?

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Know if My Business Has Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Sludge?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Spent Material?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Use Constituting Disposal?

    • How often will my facility or business be inspected by the El Segundo CUPA?

    • What Do I Need to Do If My Business Leaves the City?

  • Hazardous Waste

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Dispose of HHW Properly?

    • Hazardous Waste: How Do I Know if My Business Has Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Hazardous Waste?

    • Hazardous Waste: What is Sludge?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Spent Material?

    • Hazardous Waste: What Is Use Constituting Disposal?

    • How often will my facility or business be inspected by the El Segundo CUPA?

    • What Do I Need to Do If My Business Leaves the City?

  • Library

    • How can I get a Library card?

    • How can I renew library materials?

    • How do I renew an expired library account?

    • How do I place a hold?

    • Can I use my LA County Library or LA Public Library card?

    • Do I need to live in El Segundo to get an El Segundo Public Library card?

    • Is there a limit of how many items I can check out?

    • How do I replace a lost or stolen library card

    • Can I make copies at the Library?

    • Does the Library have tax forms?

    • Can local artists, groups and businesses display their work at the Library?

    • Does the Library offer scanning, fax or test proctoring services?

  • Parks and Recreation

    • How much does a Recreation I.D. Card Cost?

    • How do I reserve a tennis or racquetball court?

    • How do I make a picnic reservation?

    • How do I get information regarding class registration and drama productions?

    • How do I get information on older adults and transportation services?

    • How do I get information regarding Adult Sports or reserving a field?

    • How can my children get involved in a youth sports league?

    • Where are the swimming pools in El Segundo?

    • Where are the City parks located?

    • Who can reserve facilities at Recreation Park?

    • What does it cost to swim at the City Plunge?

    • How can I find out what recreation programs are offered by the City?

    • What do I need to do to get the tree in front of my house trimmed?

    • How can I find out about programs, classes or camps that are offered by the City?

    • How do I register for one of your camps, classes or programs?

    • Who handles City tree services?

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