Tree-lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos, which is located in the heart of world famous Silicon Valley. Just 40 miles south of San Francisco, Los Altos is a residential community served by seven small retail districts. The seven square mile City is developed with small businesses, schools, libraries and churches.

Los Altos has international sister cities ties with Bendigo, Australia; Syktyvkar, Russia; and Rustington, England.  Over 200 volunteers assist in providing City government services to the community each year.

In 1982, Los Altos became a leader in recycling programs when it began curbside residential collection of bottles, cans and newspaper. Since then, motor oil, yard waste and mixed paper have been added.

City Council and Planning Commission meetings are televised live on the City's cable television government access channel 26. In addition, this channel carries a 24-hour video bulletin board on city services, activities and events.


Public Service Providers

Police Services
Los Altos Department
Non-emergency: (650) 947-2770

Fire Protection
Santa Clara County Fire District Headquarters
Non-emergency: (408) 378-4010

Garbage, Recyclables and Green Waste
Mission Trails Waste Systems
(650) 473-1400

Library Services
Los Altos Library

California Water Service Company
(650) 917-0152