Welcome New Residents

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Welcome to Gilroy! We are so glad you have chosen Gilroy as your new home and hope that you find it easy to become part of our warm community.

Gilroy offers a number of programs and services designed to enrich the quality of life for residents. Throughout this website are links to resources and information for all city departments, city governance, and city engagement. We hope you take advantage of our outstanding parks, trails for walking, 48 miles of bike lanes, and 5.9 miles of paved pathways also conducive to strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs. The Gilroy Welcome Center is an excellent resource for dining, shopping, family fun, and other activities in and near Gilroy, including our local wine trail and taco trail.

To stay current on City news and events, be sure to sign up for our Email Express, a weekly newsletter that serves to keep our residents “In the know.”

Once again, welcome to Gilroy! May your living experience be more than you hoped it would be.

20221206_Marie_Blankley_0083_Staff Directory     Sincerely,

     Gilroy Mayor Marie Blankley, on behalf of the Gilroy City Council and City            employees

Resources for New Residents

City Utility & Garbage Resources

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Utility Services and Billing

Water and Sewer. Other services:  Silicon Valley Clean Energy(SVCE)  PG&E, Recology

City Resources

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Reports, records, and other resources.

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Reports, records, and other resources.

Asset 1home -96Code Enforcement Requests

Residential maintenance concerns, Garage sale signs, dumping on private property,  and illegal tree removal.  Other requests (roadway problems, homeless issues, etc.)

Asset 1animals-96Animal Control

Resources, animal licensing, animal bites, and more. For adoption and animal shelter resources,
visit Santa Clara County Animal Shelter.

Asset 1Run-96 Opens in new windowEmergency Preparedness Resources 

Have a plan? Learn about different emergency protocols and best practices during an emergency.

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Stay informed on the most up-to-date information on city programs, local projects, and policy.  
Sign up to receive the Email Express in your inbox.

Recreation Resources

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Explore our parks and enjoy the beautiful Gilroy scenery.

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Ready to explore on your bike? See the many bike paths and trails in Gilroy. 

Biking and Hiking Trails in Santa Clara County

Asset 1recreation-96Recreation Division

Reserve a Park or facility, volunteer, or register for one of the many recreation classes offered by the City using the Recreation Catalog

Other Resources

Asset 1library-96Public Records Request

Submit a public records request or check the status of your request. 

Asset 1transportation-96Transportation 

VTA transportation and fees  and Caltrain


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Affordable housing and other housing resources.

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Register to Vote:

 If you're new to California or Santa Clara County, you can use this link to update your voter information.

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Gilroy Library:

A great place for those that like to read or simply need a quiet place to study.