New Resident Basics
The City of Brea requires business and residential alarm users to obtain a valid alarm permit (City Ordinance Chapter 8.38) prior to operating an alarm system. The 2004-2005 permit fee (business $50, residential $25) will be waived for existing and new alarm users who acquire a permit prior to October 1, 2004. All permits must be renewed annually.
The alarm permit is available from the Brea Police Records Division (front counter), Brea Civic & Cultural Center, #1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, California. A permit application can also be downloaded by clicking here or requested via phone or mail. The application must be completed and returned with the permit fee to Police Records for processing. For more information, call (714) 671-4471.
Time Warner Cable and AT&T provide cable services to Brea. Call 1-888-892-2253 for Time Warner and 1-800-310-2355 for AT&T.
Electricity is provided by Southern California Edison Company. Call 1-800-655-4555.
St. Jude Medical Center
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
1301 Rose Dr.
Southern California Gas Co. provides natural gas to business and residential customers offering rebate, incentive and training programs that can help you save energy, money and help the environment. Call 1-800-427-2200 or visit online today at: www.socalgas.com/energyefficiency.
Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance
Designed to keep Brea's neighborhoods looking good, this ordinance prohibits the storage of trash, cars and other materials in yards; requires all stored materials to be screened from public view (including trash cans); and calls for proper maintenance of buildings and landscaping. Call (714) 990-7139.
The Olinda Sanitary Landfill is owned and operated by The County of Orange as one of three waste disposal sites serving regional needs. It is located just north of Brea. Operating hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, rain or shine. The Landfill is closed on Sunday.
Click here for current information or call 834-6752 with questions on fees, tonnage and debris handling.
Parking on all City streets is restricted to 30 minutes between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. Residents without enough off-street (garage, carport or driveway) parking can apply for an annual parking permit online. To get detailed information about all parking options, click here.
Vehicles may be cited and/or towed away at owners' expense for the following parking-related violations:
- Parking on the street during street sweeping - click here for more details
- Parking in the same spot on public property for over 72 hours.
- Having five (5) or more unpaid parking violations
- Expired registration (over six months)
- Parking in a posted "No Parking" zone
- Parking at a red curb or bus zone
- Parking in a crosswalk
- Blocking handicap access
- Parking in an alley
- Parking with a "for sale" sign on vehicle
- Repairing a vehicle on a public street
- Parking over 18" from the curb
- Parking in front of a driveway (even your own)
- Parking on or across a sidewalk
- Parking on the wrong side of the road
- Parking within 15' of a fire hydrant/fire station
- Parking a commercial vehicle on a City Street
- Washing/polishing vehicles on a public street
For more information, see listing under "Vehicle Code: Enforcement on Private Property" or call the Police Department Watch Commander at (714) 990-7624.
U. S. Post Office (Brea)
700 E. Birch Street
Brea, CA 92821
Social Security Office
The Social Security Office is located at 3230 E. Imperial Highway, Suite 150, 1st Floor, Brea, CA 92821. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is (800) 772-1213. You may find out more information via their website at www.ssa.gov/sf.
Various telephone;carriers serve the City of Brea. The two primary services are: AT&T (1-800-310-2355) and Verizon (1-800-483-4000). You may also want to check with your current land-line provider to see if they provide service within the City of Brea.
Trash and Waste Management
Trash collection is provided by the City through Brea Disposal, a private contractor. For information, call (714) 238-3300.
It is illegal to dump hazardous waste materials in your regular trash. You may dispose of hazardous waste at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim. The Center is open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items accepted include: paint and paint-related products; batteries, motor oil and auto products; household cleaners; auto and furniture polish; herbicides and pesticides; and pool/hobby supplies. Call 834-6752.
If you have move to a new county, you must register to vote again. Voter registrations are filed by county. If you are already registered in that county, you must reregister to vote if you move, change your name or change your political party affiliation. For more information concerning voter registration in County of Orange Registration and Election website at www.oc.ca.gov/election.
Water/City Utility Service
Brea's water is supplied by the Metropolitan Water District and the California Domestic Water Company for distribution through the City-owned system. City utility bills'water, sewer, street sweeping and trash collections are mailed to customers monthly. Call (714) 990-7687 to set up your service.
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