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Palmdale Postal Facilities
Palmdale’s main post office is conveniently located in the Towne Square Shopping Center on Palmdale Boulevard with drive-up deposit boxes in the rear.

Letters should be posted at the Towne Square station by 5:30 p.m. in order to leave Palmdale the same day. The bulk mail facility is also at Towne Square.

Bulk mail hours: 10:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday

Towne Square Station
2220 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. E • (800) 275-8777
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Carrier Annex Facility
The carrier annex handles general delivery and pickup of mail.
38917 20th St. East, Ste. 701G • (800) 275-8777
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

ZIP codes
Division Street to 40th Street East 93550
West of Division Street 93551
40th Street East to 90th Street East 93552
90th Street East to San Bernardino County Line 93591
Post Office Boxes (Towne Square Station) 93590
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. 93599

Sheriff’s Department
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department provides law enforcement services to protect the citizens of Palmdale and the Antelope Valley. The full-service station opened in 2006 on the southeast corner of Sierra Highway and Avenue Q. The $23.9 million, 47,000-square-foot Palmdale Sheriff’s Station occupies 11.5 acres.

Fire Department
The Los Angeles County Fire Department provides fire protection for Palmdale and surrounding areas with six stations in Palmdale.

City Government
Palmdale is a charter city governed under the council/manager form of local government. The city’s election is held in November of even-numbered years. The mayor is elected citywide every two years to serve a two-year term. There are four council districts and every two years, two of the four district councilmembers are elected by their district to serve a four-year term.

Issues regarding public safety and health care; economic development; recreation, arts and education; transportation; capital improvements; and technology are high on the council’s priority list. Palmdale City Council meetings are open to the public and are also cablecast live on Spectrum Ch. 27 and simultaneously webcast live on the City’s website at www.cityofpalmdale.org.

Regular Palmdale City Council and Successor Agency to the Community Redevelopment Agency meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month (except for the months of January and July, when regular meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month).

Planning Commission
Information, (661) 267-5200

The planning commission approves or makes recommendations on development proposals and environmental findings for land development projects; makes recommendations on maintaining land use regulations through Zoning Ordinance Amendments, Zone Changes and General Plan Amendments; determines consistency of the Capital Improvement Program with the General Plan; and makes recommendations to the city council on land use and environmental policies and programs. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.

Public Safety Programs
The City of Palmdale offers a full complement of public safety opportunities administered through the neighborhood services department.

Crime Prevention
The Crime Prevention Team offers a variety of programs designed to address specific safety issues. From identity theft and scams education to home security, personal safety and child safety, the City of Palmdale has a program to help keep you and your family safe.

Neighborhood Watch Program
Neighborhood Watch programs are flourishing in Palmdale and proving to be a valuable ingredient in keeping Palmdale a safe place to live. Neighborhood Watch is a partnership between the community and law enforcement to prevent crime. There are over 400 active Neighborhood Watch groups in Palmdale and this number continues to grow as more citizens choose to become active.

Business Watch Program
The Business Watch program provides businesses with the tools they need to make their businesses as safe and profitable as possible. It employs the same strategies as Neighborhood Watch, such as building relationships with fellow businesses and with law enforcement to deter and prevent crime.

Partners Against Crime Program
The Partners Against Crime (PAC) program builds a close working relationship between the city, the sheriff’s department and the community. One of the many components offered by the PAC program is the Landlord Training Program where landlords receive training on how to successfully manage and maintain their properties free of drugs, gangs and other unwanted illegal activities.

The neighborhood services department also administers the Adopt-a-Wall program, a component of the city’s Graffiti Abatement program.

For more information about these programs, call the crime prevention office at (661) 267-5170.

For more information about the neighborhood services department, call (661) 267-5181. Follow the department on Facebook at Palmdale Crime Prevention with Ruth and Kery at www.facebook.com/ruthandkery.