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Welcome to the Carmel-by-the-Sea Official City Web Site - Monday, November 30, 2015

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.

Information about the 45th Annual Homecrafters' Marketplace available here.

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



City Council Meetings
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Requests for Proposals

Finance System


Public Safety

Public Safety in Carmel
Information about Public Safety in Carmel.

Start a Business

New Residents

Gift and Volunteer

Emergency Information