Impact to City Services and Facilities

City Facilities/Programs Update

Public Safety (Police and Fire)

  • All public safety departments will be available, with modified public access.
  • The Police Department lobby will NOT be open to the public. Please call 911 for emergency services, use the phone outside of the lobby doors, or contact our non-emergency line 510-233-1214 to file a report.
  • The Fire Department administration office is closed to the public. Please call 911 for emergency services, or email for non-emergency inquiries. Visit our Fire page for more information.

Community Centers 

  • The following Community Services Department facilities are closed until further notice:

Main Library: 325 Civic Center Plaza
Bayview Branch Library: 5100 Hartnett Avenue
West Side Branch Library: 135 Washington Avenue
Bookmobile Van
Richmond Senior Center: 2525 MacDonald Avenue
Richmond Annex Senior Center: 5801 Huntington Avenue
Annex Senior Center, 5801 Huntington Avenue
Booker T. Anderson Community Center, 960 South 47th Street
Developing Personal Resources Center (DPRC), 1900 Barrett Avenue
May Valley Community Center, 3530 Morningside Drive
Nevin Community Center, 598 Nevin Avenue
Parchester Community Center, 900 Williams Drive
Point Richmond Community Center, 139 Washington Avenue
Richmond Memorial Auditorium, 403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond Plunge, 1 Garrard Boulevard
Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Avenue
Richmond Swim Center , 4300 Cutting Blvd.
Richmond Senior Center, 2525 Macdonald Avenue
Shields Reid Community Center, 1410 Kelsey Street

Public Works 

  • All Public Works services are essential and will continue.

Richmond Rent Program

  • City of Richmond Issues Supplemental Order Prohibiting Rent Increases and/or Evictions for Residential and Commercial Rental Units: The Director of Emergency Services issued a Supplemental Order, effective April 27, 2020, which extends the prohibition on certain types of evictions to commercial tenants and also prohibits rent increases on residential properties with more than one dwelling unit that were constructed before February 1, 1995 (including LIHTC properties) through May 31, 2020, or any extension of the local emergency
    • § NOTE: restrictions on rent increases do not apply to properties with one dwelling unit on one parcel, permitted dwelling units constructed after February 1, 1995, Project-Based Section 8, Section 202, and Public Housing Units). Please contact the Rent Program at 510-234-RENT or if you have any questions about whether a unit is subject to the rent increase restrictions.
  • For more information about evictions during the period of local emergency, as well as resources to address food, shelter, health and other emergency needs, please access the COVID-19 and Evictions Fact Sheet (English and Spanish).
  • Rent Program staff are available by phone at (510) 234-RENT [7368] or email ( to address any questions from community members.

Other City Departments

Postponed City Festivals

  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Juneteenth
  • National Night Out (Rescheduled to the first Tuesday in October)