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Welcome to the Carmel-by-the-Sea Official City Web Site - Thursday, February 11, 2016

Travel+Leisure magazine recently recognized Carmel-by-the-Sea as one of the most romantic cities in the world - ahead of Florence, Italy and just behind Paris and Venice.
Conde Nast Traveler ranked Carmel as the Second Best Small City in America this year and selected the city for the 2015 Readers Choice Awards. Come, discover Carmel-by-the-Sea!

There are NO fires on the beach from Friday to Sunday. Read more about the new ordinance here.

Questions about trash and recycling billing and rates? Contact GreenWaste Recovery at 831.920.6707 or email to

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea has reached a tentative agreement with Chip Rerig to become its new City Administrator. The Council is scheduled to approve Rerig’s contract on February 2, 2016, and Rerig is to begin work for the City within 30 days of that approval. Supporting documents that detail Rerig’s biography and experience, and the background and due diligence process are available here.



City Council Meetings
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Work at the City:
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Public Safety in Carmel
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