Town Hall Closure - Monday, May 29

The Post Office, Town Hall, and Permit Center will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

The Police Department is unaffected by this closure.

No construction is allowed.



Trash Cans
The Atherton municipal code requires that trash receptacles be placed at the curb for collection no more than twenty-four hours before and removed no more than twenty-four hours after collection.

Rocks in the Right-of-Way
Placing objects in the lot frontage strip directly in front of your property to prevent others from parking there is illegal. Placement of logs or rocks in front of your residence are not permitted by Atherton Municipal Code Section 12.06.100(D), unless they are at least 6 feet back from the edge of pavement. If less then 6 feet back from the edge of the pavement they are subject to removal at the homeowners expense, and the homeowner can be found personally liable for any damages or injuries that might occur from a vehicle driving into these obstructions.

Residents who have placed objects in this area should remove them immediately.
Work within the street frontage ROW, everything from landscaping improvements (not
maintenance) to construction will trigger Town review via an Encroachment Permit. Please contact the Public Works Department at 650-752-0533 to obtain an Encroachment Permit. Working in the right-of-way without a permit may result in penalty fees.

Construction Hours
Construction, pickup and delivery is not allowed between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. Further, construction, pickup and delivery is not allowed on Saturday, Sunday and any holiday. Hand and power tools are acceptable on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only when residents are personally undertaking construction activities to maintain or improve their properties.

Visit the Town's FAQs webpage at
where you can find answer to all of the frequently asked questions pertaining to the Building Department, City Attorney, Park, Human Resources, Planning, Public Works and more.

For Code Enforcement questions or concerns please contact Code Enforcement Officer Monica Diaz at 650-752-0553 or


Don't Forget to Vote!

Town of Atherton Special Mail Ballot Election Day is June 6th.  Your ballot can be mailed in or dropped off in the Ballot Box at Town Hall, 91 Ashfield Road (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)


Deputy City Clerk, Judi Herren

Thank You!

Thank you for being a part of Atherton Online.

Judi Herren, Deputy City Clerk
Main Line: 650-752-0500

Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

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