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Check out the Friday Letter each week for updates on City projects and programs.

Each week City Administrator Chip Rerig sends out a Friday Letter to the community of Carmel-by-the-Sea with updates on City efforts to preserve, protect and defend the natural beauty, resources, and character of the village.

Find out about:

  • Current streets and sidewalks projects
  • Beach information, including updates on beach fires
  • Latest laws adopted by City Council
  • Upcoming Library programs and events
  • Community beautification efforts
  • And much, much more…

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The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is seeking proposals for theatrical programming and facility management of  the Forest Theater.

Forest Theater ca. 1920's

City of Carmel-by-the-Sea is soliciting proposals from qualified persons and organizations to enter into a lease agreement for theatrical programming and facility management of  the Forest Theater.

Proposals must be postmarked no later than Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

The City will hold a mandatory pre-proposal site tour Friday, April 23 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Forest Theater Site. Masks and social distancing will be required at all times. 


It's time to renew your business license!

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea will be mailing out FY 2020-2021 Business License renewal worksheets the week of June 15-19, 2020. The license renewal fee is $19.00 and renewals are due no later than July 31, 2020. 

The renewal tax is $1.00 per $1,000 of GROSS revenues for the period July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

When you are completing your business license renewal please be sure to do the following: 


2018 Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Join the City for an afternoon of holiday festivities!

The City of Carmel-by-the-Sea will hold its Annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7, 2018, starting at 3:00 p.m. at Devendorf Park located at Ocean and Junipero Avenues.

Santa Claus will be in Devendorf Park from 3:00 p.m.  to 5:30 p.m. to hear everyone’s holiday wishes and to pose for photographs. The Monterey Horns will be providing light music in the Park.