Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updates and Information

We’re working hard to keep you safe

Tenth Street Place, which acts as the main hub for City of Modesto and Stanislaus County offices, reopened to the public on May 18 for business that cannot be conducted online or by phone.  The City’s normal business hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm for public assistance, though many offices close for lunch from noon to 1 pm. 

As we continue to operate amid the COVID-19 virus, the health and well-being of our customers and employees is our number one priority.  When coming to Tenth Street Place, the public is asked to adhere to the CDC guidelines for proper distancing and hygiene, and to not come to our offices if experiencing flu-like symptoms.  Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times, and practice keeping a distance of six feet from others when in the facility.  

Based on social distancing standards, building security may limit the number of visitors allowed at any one time.

Many of the services available to the public at Tenth Street Place are also available online, by phone, or by mail.  Following is a list of services available to the public online or by phone (a full list is available on this page, farther below): 

  • Pay utility bills, parking citations, business license fees, and other invoices
  • Start and stop utility services
  • Request payment arrangements or extensions
  • Commercial and residential landscape plan check inquiries and inspection scheduling

REMEMBER, call ahead or review below for information on what services you can complete from the comfort of your home.

In accordance with the ongoing order related to mass gatherings, City Council and other committee meetings will continue to be held online, by email, and by telephone.  Click here for more information.

For services or questions by phone, call (209) 577-5200.

For the latest COVID-19 information provided by our local Public Health Officials, follow StanEmergency on Facebook or visit the StanEmergency website 

  1. City Facilities Access & Closures
  2. Utility Billing, Finance, and Customer Service
  3. City Services
  4. Planning/Building Divisions & Resources for Businesses/Vendors
  5. Meeting Cancellations

Announcements related to City facilities and buildings services, operations, and meetings

The following (and under the tabs above) is a comprehensive list of in-person, by phone, online, or by email services (updated for the 5/18 reopening of City Hall/Tenth Street Place).

General Call Center

  • The call center at 209-577-5200 is fully staffed and prepared for your questions about City services and operations.  Our average wait time has been 2 - 3 minutes.

Parks, Recreation & Neighborhoods

The following interactions with the Parks department can be made by phone (209) 577-5344 or email:

  • Park and facility rental reservations (Subject to Governor’s Orders)
  • Commercial and residential landscape plan checks inquiries and inspection scheduling
  • Parks planning inquiries
  • Parks construction inquiries
  • Community-driven park project inquiries
  • Community center inquiries

4th Floor of Tenth Street Place reopen 5/18.  No appointment needed; closed for lunch noon to 1 pm.

  • Park and facility rental reservations (Subject to Governor’s Orders)
  • Special Event application submissions
  • Process cash or check payments
  • Issue alcohol permits

Many outdoor recreation areas reopened on April 24, 2020.  Creekside and Dryden golf courses; parks and playground equipment; tennis, pickle ball, basketball, and volleyball courts; and the dog park are open.  Playgrounds and activities with shared equipment may be engaged by members of the same household only.  Please continue to maintain social distancing with non-household members. 

The following is not a complete list of all City facility and building closures, but will be updated as more details become available:

  • Modesto Senior Center: Closed until further notice. Senior Meal Program will provide boxed lunches for pick up (call 209-480-4337).
  • Maddux Youth Center: Closed until further notice.
  • Neighborhood Center at Marshall Park: Closed until further notice.
  • King Kennedy Memorial Center:
  • Airport Neighborhood Community Center: Closed until further notice.
  • McHenry Mansion and Museum: Closed until further notice.  For more information, call (209) 577-5235 or email Laura.
  • Mary Grogan Park and Soccer Complex: Closed until further notice.
  • Modesto Centre Plaza: Closed until further notice.  For more information, call (209) 577-6444 or email Kamica or Stacey.
  • Muni Golf Course
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City Press Releases & News

  1. City Manager's Blog 11-23-20

    The City of Modesto was founded in October 1870, when the first Central Pacific train rolled through downtown, the City’s original 640-acre layout.

  2. Police Chief Galen Carroll Retiring

    Today Chief Galen Carroll announced his plan to retire from the Modesto Police Department (MPD) on December 25, 2020. Chief Carrol started with the Police Department in January 2013.

  3. Police Chief Galen Carroll Retiring

  4. City Manager's Blog 11-12-20

    Modesto has already made headlines by being the first city in California to have grocery delivery robots, and now we are announcing a new initiative to further innovation in the City for those who live and work here.

The COVID-19 information below comes directly from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Para la versión en español de la página CDC COVID-19, haga clic aquí.