To protect the health and safety of the public during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, City Hall and other facilities are closed to the public until further notice. The City continues to provide services during this time and recommends using technological alternatives where possible. For more information related to City services during this emergency, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page or call the City at (310) 802-5000.

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The city welcomes your feedback. An online service request can be made by visiting the Service Request page. Please fill out a Comments on the City Website online form for website comments.

City Hall is located at 1400 Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Extended service hours for residents in the community, as well as vendors or business-owners are:

  • Monday through Thursday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Friday - 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The City can also be reached via phone (310) 802-5000. We are closed on all major holidays. Public parking is available adjacent to City Hall via 15th Street parking lot entrance.

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Sound Amplification Permit

  • Departments:Police
  • Divisions:Service, Permit Center
  • Phone:(310) 802-5160

Every user of sound amplifying equipment on public or private property shall file an application with the Chief of Police at least ten (10) days prior to the date on which the sound amplifying equipment is to be used, pursuant to Manhattan Beach Municipal Code 5.48.

Download a Sound Amplification Permit Application (PDF)  or obtain a hardcopy from the Police Department Front Desk staff.

Procedures for obtaining an Amplified Sound permit:

1. Read Conditions for Obtaining an Amplified Sound permit (Form A).

2. Fill out the amplified sound information (Form B) and obtain the list of required signatures (Form C).

3. The fee for the amplified sound permit is $227.00. Checks are to be made out to the City of Manhattan Beach. Fee is non-refundable.

4. Submit all relevant forms and application fees to the Police Department for processing at least ten days in advance (submit to Police Department front desk along with check in sealed envelope). A copy of the driver’s license of the responsible party is also requested to be submitted at the time of application.

If you have any questions, please contact the Police Administrative Clerk by phone at (310) 802-5160 or by e-mail.

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