A business license is required for any person or business making a physical presence in the City conducting business. Whether the business is headquartered here in a commercial location, out of a home office, or headquartered outside of the City, but coming into our City to conduct business. Any individual, corporation, sole proprietor, partnership or any entity that wishes to conduct a business within the City of Pacific Grove must secure a business license. City law states that no person shall engage in business or transact and carry on an allowable business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City without having procured a license from the City to do so or without complying with any and all applicable provisions of Chapter 7 of the Pacific Grove Municipal Code.
$0.001 of the annual gross receipts (min $15 & max $3000)
$21 (or $46 if paid on or after August 2nd)
$0.001 of the annual gross receipts (min $15 & max $3000)
- Sole Proprietorship - A sole proprietorship is an unincorporated business that is owned by one person or by a husband and wife. You include the income expenses of the business on your own tax return. We must have the owner's name, home address, social security number or tax ID number, and driver's license number.
- Partnership - A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill and is expected to share in the profits and losses of the business. A partnership is not taxable on the income of the entity. Each partner includes his or her share of the partnerships income or loss on his or her tax return. Except for husband-wife partnerships, when there are two or more applicants on a business license application, who state they are partners in business, a Federal Tax ID number (EIN) is required.
- Limited Liability Company - A Limited Liability Company ("LLC") combines traditional corporate and partnership characteristics.
- Corporation - In forming a corporation, prospective shareholders transfer money, property, or both for the corporation's capital stock. The profit of a corporation is taxed to both the corporation and the shareholders when the profit is distributed as dividends. In California, the Secretary of State stamps the number only on the original articles of Incorporation.
- Other Types - It is possible that the entity you formed is something other than what is documented above, such as a trust.
El Carmelo Cemetery requires that all urns placed in the ground be made of bronze. Urns will be attached to the bottom of the markers. One day is needed for this process.
The size of urns to be placed in the columbarium and mausoleum niches is 5-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 7". Urns placed in columbarium and mausoleum niches must also be made of bronze.
Markers for single-burial and double-garden crypt sites may be no larger than 12"x24". They must be of marble, granite, or bronze.
Markers for sites in the single-urn garden may be no larger than 8"x12". The markers must be of marble, granite, or bronze.
Columbarium and Unit 2 Mausoleum Niche Plaques:
- Single name plaque: 4"x1-1/2"
- Double name plaque: 6"x2-1/2"
Unit 1 Mausoleum Plaques:
- Niche: 3-1/2"x8"
- Crypt: 3-1/2"x15-1/4"
You may choose to sell your site back to the City for seventy-five percent (75%) of the original site cost, or you may sell your site privately. In either case you must have proof of ownership. If you sell your site privately, the City has no interest in the sales price, but will require a notarized Quit Claim document and a property transfer fee.
To inquire about specific sites, please contact the Cemetery Office 831.648.3172.
Filers are encouraged to file the Form 700 electronically using the City's e-filing vendor, NetFile.
Log in at https://netfile.com/filer.
- If you are new to NetFile, please click the "New User? Request a Password" link to create your account.
- You will need to use the email address at which you received the notification email.
- If you have an existing NetFile account with a different agency and would like to link your accounts, or otherwise need assistance, please call the City Clerk's office at (831) 648-3181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2021 only, if you prefer to file a paper form, the form and instructions are available at the FPPC's Form 700 page. "Wet" (original) signatures are required on paper forms. Please mail or hand-deliver to the City Clerk's Office at 300 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. If hand-delivering, please use the secure drop-box located near the main door at 300 Forest Avenue.
Instructions are included for each page of both the NetFile electronic form and the FPPC PDF.
FPPC's Form 700 page has instructions, blank forms, a Form 700 Reference Pamphlet, fact sheets, etc.
- The FPPC gives specific guidelines about reporting Gifts, Honoraria, Travel, or Loans. There is also a new app offered by the FPPC that will track gifts received throughout the year.
- The City Clerk's Office can assist with basic questions but cannot give legal advice, so if you have further questions about the form or filing requirements, please contact your legal counsel or take advantage of the FPPC's advice email service at email@example.com or call their toll-free advice hotline at 1-866-ASK-FPPC (1-866-275-3772), open Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am - 11:30am.
You may search for filed Campaign Statements here: https://public.netfile.com/pub2/?AID=cpg
Pacific Grove Police Department
580 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Appointments are scheduled on Wednesdays between 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Please contact the Records Division for an appointment at (831) 648-3143.
The rolling fee for LiveScan is $26, in addition to any fees established by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Please bring a photo ID and a completed form with the billing number and ORI number to your scheduled appointment time.
Other locations in the area that provide LiveScan fingerprint services are listed by the California Department of Justice.
Police Report Request Form
Clearance Letter Request Form
Pursuant to Pacific Grove Municipal Code (PGMC) Chapter 11.62 Alarm Systems “No person, owner, agent, alarm company or alarm company agent shall install or cause to be installed, use, maintain, or possess an alarm system at any residence or on any business premises or building within the city of Pacific Grove without having obtained an alarm user’s permit from the chief of police in accordance with this section.”
In addition, the City will assess fees for false alarm response calls made by the Pacific Grove Police Department. For questions related to Alarm Permits or False Alarm Fees, please contact the Records Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 648-3143.
Amplified Sound Permit Application
Pursuant to PGMC Chapter 11.94 Sound Amplification Regulations “Any person may apply to the city manager for a permit to operate a sound-amplification device, which may be audible beyond the boundaries of the public or private property at which operated, by application made prior to operation.”
Bicycle Registration Form
Registering your bicycle is a free community service and helps Police personnel reconnect found bikes with their owners.
Close Patrol Request Form
When leaving out of town for an extended period of time, submit the Close Patrol Request Form to the Police Department. This form will prompt Patrol to conduct periodic drive-bys, as time allows, and will ensure your contact information should something occur at your residence.
For information on dog licenses, visit the Animals page.
Drone Permit Application
We would like to share our drone related ordinance with you. The aim of this ordinance is to avoid disturbing wildlife, guests, and residents. The majority of our city is located within a five nautical mile radius of the Monterey Regional Airport. This means anyone who would like to fly a drone in the city of Pacific Grove would need to get permission from the airport tower (three days in advance) as well as a permit from the City Manager or their designee. View our drone brochure for more information.
Motion Picture or Still Photography Productions Permit
The City of Pacific Grove is set on a stunning coastline featuring beautiful beaches, a quaint downtown area, Victorian architecture, pine forests, monarch butterflies, and so much more! The BBC has named Pacific Grove one of America’s Best Little Beach Towns and CNN Best U.S. Seaside Escape on the west coast!
More information is available with the form. Contact Cmdr. Rory Lakind at (831) 648-3151 to set-up either motion picture or still photography productions.
POD or Refuse Container Permit Application
Pursuant to PGMC Chapter 15.40 Refuse and Storage Containers on City Streets “No person shall cause or allow a large refuse container or storage container to be placed on any city street, roadway or alley without first obtaining a permit from the city.”
Approved permits are valid for 7 days. Extensions must be requested through the police department and will be valid for an additional 7 days. No applicant shall be granted more than 2 permits in a 12 month period.
Solicitor/Peddler Permit Application
Contact the Police Department at (831) 648-3143 to find out how to submit a Solicitor/Peddler Permit Application.
Pacific Grove Municipal Code 9.40.090 “Any peace officer may remove a vehicle located within the territorial limits in which the officer or vehicle abatement officer may act, when any vehicle is abandoned, parked, or left standing upon a highway for 72 or more consecutive hours.” (Authority: Vehicle Code Section 22651(k).) [Ord. 1880 N.S. § 2, 1993].
Police personnel will monitor movement, place a notice on the windshield, and/or attempt to contact the registered owner of identified vehicles. If you will be gone for an extended period of time, please park your vehicle on private property, have someone periodically move your vehicle, or contact the Pacific Grove Police Department at (831) 648-3143.
More information about the City's parking program is available here.
To bring in found property, please drop it off at the Pacific Grove Police Department at 580 Pine Avenue.
To claim or pick-up your property, please schedule an appointment with PST Basanese at email@example.com or (831) 648-3143.
Thank you for coming to us with your comments and/or concerns. It is our mission to provide exceptional public safety service and enhance the quality of life in our community. Moreover, it is our vision to achieve a culture of excellence by partnering with our community, respecting the rights and dignity of all people, and providing professional public safety service through integrity and accountability.
As stated above, policing involves a partnership with the community. Each employee plays an essential role in building, implementing and maintaining that partnership. Jointly we will work cooperatively to identify and solve problems and or issues within the department and the community to improve the delivery of service and maintain the quality of life in our city. In our interactions with one another and with the public it is paramount that we remain professional and consider how our actions or conduct may impact others.
As the Chief of Police it is my responsibility to investigate allegations of misconduct, or complaints related to service delivery. My role is to ensure constructive change to improve efficiency, improve services or to clarify our role as police professionals serving in Pacific Grove. We take seriously all feedback regarding the service provided by our employees and the conduct of our members. The information below will help you understand our commendation and complaint process.
Compliments and CommendationsOur Pacific Grove Police employees are committed to serving all members of our Community. Some go beyond what is expected. Whether an employee’s actions demonstrated excellent customer service, were heroic, or made an overall positive impact on you or someone else, we would like to hear about it.
By completing our Community Report to Commend Employee form, you are informing the Pacific Grove Police Department’s leadership team about the actions of an employee and a job well done. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your experience and for recognizing one of Pacific Grove’s finest. If you have any further questions or require any assistance, please contact our leadership team at (831) 648-3143.
Complaint Process Information
It is the policy of the Pacific Grove Police Department to thoroughly investigate all complaints against its employees as part of our commitment to maintaining the public’s confidence and trust. The Police Department views all community complaints against its employees very seriously, and actively pursues investigations into misconduct. All such investigations are conducted in a fair and expeditious manner in accordance with department, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Who may complain?
Any person who witnesses or has direct knowledge of police misconduct may file a complaint with the Pacific Grove Police Department. The person need not have been personally involved to do so. Parents may also file a complaint on behalf of juveniles, should the juveniles not feel comfortable making the complaint themselves. The Police Department will accept an allegation by phone, letter, email, fax, anonymously, or in person. The complaint may be made at the Police Department, or any other mutually convenient location. Regardless of where or how the allegation is filed a complaint will be handled appropriately.
Who investigates the complaint?
Department supervisors are charged with the maintenance of discipline and with overseeing the conduct of employees assigned to their charge. In most cases, the supervisor of the employee conducts the investigation and reports the incident through the chain-of-command for disposition. In more serious incidents that could result in demotion or dismissal, or where criminal charges may be involved, the investigation is managed by the Department's leadership team.
What is the complaint procedure?
The investigating supervisor, or investigator, interviews all witnesses and parties involved. Depending on the nature of the complaint and findings, corrective action may be handled by the employee’s supervisor, or by the leadership team.
It is important to understand that all complaints are considered confidential personnel matters/records and, as such, the Department is prohibited by law (Penal Code Section 832.7) from releasing such information to the public. Upon completion of an investigation, we notify complaining parties and provide them with a prescribed disposition, identifying whether the allegation(s) was sustained, not sustained, exonerated, or unfounded.
- Unfounded – the allegation is false or without merit.
- Exonerated – the alleged activity occurred as reported, but was lawful and proper under the circumstances.
- Not sustained – insufficient evidence to with prove or disprove the allegation.
- Sustained - allegation is supported by sufficient evidence to justify a reasonable conclusion of guilt.
How much time does it take to investigate a complaint?
According to the Peace Officer Bill of Rights Government Code Section 3304, investigations into alleged police officer misconduct must be completed within one year of the received date. There are exceptions which may extend or toll this timeline.
Submit forms or comments to:
Confidential - Chief of Police
Pacific Grove Police Department
580 Pine Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone: (831) 648-3143
Community Report to Commend Employee
Public Complaint Form