- When did Pinole become a City?
- When did Pinole become a General Law City?
- When does the City Council meet?
- What type of government does Pinole have?
- Which Boards, Commissions, or Committees have vacancies?
- Where do I obtain a Marriage Licence?
- Where do I obtain a Birth or Death Certificate?
- Who do I call for Jury Duty Information?
- What is the number for the Chamber of Commerce in Pinole?
- What is a resolution, ordinance and the Municipal Code and where may I find information about them?
- How do I apply for or renew a Business License?
- What additional taxes are charged?
- What number do I call for General Information?
- Where do I register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot?
- What do I do if someone offers to paint my house numbers on the curb?
Pinole was incorporated as a town in the year 1903.
The City of Pinole became a General Law city of the State of California in 1903.
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. or immediately following the Redevelopment Agency Board Meeting which begins at 6:30 p.m., at the Pinole City Hall, 2131 Pear Street. Here is more information on the City's Public Meetings.
The City of Pinole is directed by a Council-Manager plan of government. Here is more information on the City's Political Representation. View the Organizational Chart of the City of Pinole and learn where YOU fit into city government.
The current vacancies are listed at Boards and Commission Members.
Contra Costa County Clerk Division
555 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Contra Costa County Recorders Office
555 Escobar Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Please refer to the telephone directory government pages - County Government Offices in Martinez
Pinole Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1, Pinole
Phone: (510) 724-4484
RESOLUTIONS: A resolution constitutes a written action or decision. However, it usually does not demand the legal processing required of an ordinance. A resolution is generally introduced and adopted at the same meeting.
To review city resolutions or obtain copies, please contact the City Clerk's Office by emailing the City Clerk, Rosa Acosta or call (510) 724-8928.
ORDINANCES: Ordinances are the laws of a municipality. City Councils are given the power to pass ordinances by Government Code Section 37100 as long as those ordinances are not in conflict with the laws and the Constitution of the State of California or the United States.
An ordinance is the most binding form of action taken by the City Council, the violation of which may be a misdemeanor, unless by ordinance, it is made an infraction. It is an act or law of a local governmental agency, duly enacted by the proper authorities and expressed in written ordaining form
Approval of an ordinance requires a first and second reading, with at least five days between same, except in the case of urgency ordinances. With few exceptions, ordinances take effect 30 days after final passage. Urgency ordinances are use in emergency cases. They may be passed immediately upon introduction at either a regular or special meeting and can be effective immediately.
To review city ordinances or obtain copies, please contact the City Clerk's Office by emailing the City Clerk, Rosa Acosta or call (510) 724-8928.
PINOLE MUNICIPAL CODE: The Pinole Municipal Code is a compilation of the applicable ordinances (rules, regulations or standards) of the City of Pinole. The Municipal Code is the primary code of the City of Pinole, whole any other codes adopted by reference are considered secondary codes (i.e., building, fire safety, electrical codes, etc.) Adopting by reference means adopting a code previously written and adopted by another agency such as the county or state.
Ordinances are codified into the municipal code following their second reading and adoption by the City Council on a yearly basis. The codification is done under the supervision of the City Clerk's Office.
The Pinole Municipal Code is available on the city's website, or one may review the Pinole Municipal Code at the City Clerk's Office located at 2131 Pear Street, Pinole or at the Pinole Library located at 2935 Pinole Valley Road, Pinole.
Copies of any sections of the Pinole Municipal Code are also available by emailing your request to City Clerk, Rosa Acosta or by calling (510) 724-8928.
Utility Users Tax: 8%
Transient Occupancy Tax: 10%
Property Transfer Tax: $1.10 per $1000 of which .55/$1000 to City and .55/$100 to Counter
Sewer Use Fees Fiscal Year 2002/03: $232.00
Contra Costa County Elections Department
524 Main Street, Martinez, CA 94553
Be wary of solicitors promising to paint house numbers on the curbs in front of their homes. The City of Pinole does not offer this service and currently organizations that offer this service should be registered legally with the City to provide the curb painting service.
If anyone comes to your door offering to paint your house number on the curb in front of your home, please get their: