City Connection


Utility Users Tax

Only July 18, the Canyon Lake City Council unanimously placed the Public Safety and Local Control Continuation Measure on the November ballot. If renewed, the Public Safety and Local Control Continuation Measure would continue local funding to maintain essential services including life safety services, emergency response times, keep the Canyon Lake Fire Station open and prevent cuts to firefighters, paramedics and sheriff’s deputies.

The Measure asks voters to consider continuing, with no increase in tax rates, the existing voter-approved 3.95 percent utility users tax (UUT). If renewed by voters, revenue from the measure will continue to require fiscal accountability provisions including independent annual audits that keep city spending transparent and ensure funds are spent effectively and efficiently. By law, all funds must be spent in Canyon Lake and no money can be taken by Sacramento.

City Hall Hours

Canyon Lake City Hall is located in the Towne Center. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Building and Safety Department hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Crime Tips

The Riverside Sheriff’s Department provides the opportunity for citizens to report crime tips anonymously online. The reporter’s name and contact information are only required if the reporter wishes to receive a response back. The online Crime Tips form can be found at

The form is not monitored 24 hours a day and should not be used to report crimes in progress or other suspicious activity that requires an immediate law enforcement response. For emergencies call, 911. For non-emergencies, call 1-808-950-2444.

Emergency Preparedness

The Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee (CLEPC) meets monthly on the first Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber at city hall. The CLEPC is made up of community volunteers who are committed to preparing and educating the community for emergencies, medical and shelter services, providing assessment and assisting in recovery after a disaster. For more information, contact city hall at 951-244-2955.

Animal Control

The city contracts with the Animal Friends of the Valleys for Animal Control services. Animal Control officers are empowered by state law to enforce regulations concerning the safety of Canyon Lake residents and their pets. For more information, contact Animal Friends of the Valleys at 951-674-0618. For after-hours emergencies, call 951-506-5069. License applications are available at city hall and on the Animal Friends of the Valleys website.