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Welcome to Santa Clarita

You are living and working in a City that CNN Money Magazine calls “one of the best places to live in California.” In less than 30 years, the City of Santa Clarita has established an enviable balance between quality of life and quality infrastructure and amenities. And we hope you’ll agree that our award-winning schools, special events, businesses, parks, extensive trail systems, and arts, cultural, and recreation programs are just a few of the reasons nearly 200,000 residents and 6,000 business owners wouldn’t want to live or work anywhere else in the state.

We are proud of all we’ve accomplished, but never lose sight of the most important part of what we do – making sure you, our residents and business owners, are happy.

We hope you find this website helpful as you look for information and resources to help you feel at home in Santa Clarita.  If you don’t find exactly what you are looking for online, give us a call at (661) 259-2489. We are always happy to help.

Sincerely,

Your City of Santa Clarita City Council

What’s New Now that You are Part of the City of Santa Clarita?

The Santa Clarita Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing areas and one of the best places to live, work and play.  The Santa Clarita Valley is comprised of 250,000 residents living in the City of Santa Clarita (Canyon Country, Newhall, Saugus and Valencia) and unincorporated Los Angeles County (Acton, Agua Dulce, Bouquet Canyon, Castaic, Stevenson Ranch, Sulphur Spring, and Vasquez Rocks among other areas).

Since the City’s incorporation in 1987, neighborhoods in unincorporated Los Angeles County have considered and applied for annexation into the City.  The decision to annex is always one that is driven by residents.

The following is a list of things annexation does not change: property taxes; school district boundaries; fire protection services; library services; health services; water and wastewater services and fees; homeowner associations and their fees; and Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts and associated fees.  What annexation does change includes: replaces County zoning with City zoning; enables residents to vote in local elections, run for City public office, and serve on City commissions; trash services; lowers fees and may increase the availability of City sports and recreation programs; eliminates all utility user tax; and provides easily accessible local government services.

City of Santa Clarita Active Annexations

This map illustrates active annexations in the City of Santa Clarita and estimated completion dates, which are subject to change.

For Residents of the Newly Annexed Copperstone Area

Due to a pre-existing contract with Los Angeles County through October 31, 2015, the Copperstone area will remain with Burrtec for trash services through that date.   However, as of November 1, 2015, trash services will be provided by the City’s residential trash hauler, Waste Management.  During this transition period, the City has negotiated with Burrtec to offer reduced rates and new programs for residents in this newly-annexed area, to ensure trash services are consistent with all other areas of the City.

Changes in trash services include:
– Reduced monthly rate to $19.36 for a single family residence
– Access to the Super Saver Service, which provides customers who produce less trash with a smaller cart and a 20 percent reduction in trash service fees each month
– Pre-payment discount whereby customers receive one month free with 11-month prepaid
– Unlimited greenwaste and manure carts

Trash and recycling services for businesses within the City are handled by Burrtec, so for business in the newly-annexed area, trash and recycling services will not change.  For more information about residential and business trash services in the City of Santa Clarita, please visit GreenSantaClarita.com.

Contacting City Hall

The City of Santa Clarita provides easily accessible local government services and representation.

Santa Clarita City Hall is open Monday through Thursday,7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Please call 259-2489 (CITY) with any questions or visit City Hall online at Santa-Clarita.com.

And if you need to reach the City of Santa Clarita to report graffiti or another concern, or to ask a non-urgent question, check out Since You Asked – an electronic service program that allows you to search previously asked questions from residents (complete with the City’s responses) or you can ask a new question and receive a timely response from staff.