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Town of Los Altos Hills

Contact Info 


(650) 941-7222

Operational Hours

M-F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


26379 W Fremont Rd Los Altos Hills, CA 94024

About Los Altos Hills

The Community

The Town of Los Altos Hills is nestled in the scenic hills of northern Santa Clara County adjacent to the cities of Palo Alto and Los Altos. Incorporated in 1956, the Town is 35 miles south of San Francisco, 5 miles south of Stanford University and 17 miles north of downtown San Jose. The Town of Los Altos Hills encompasses nine square miles, making it one of the smallest incorporated towns in Santa Clara County. The Town is primarily residential, with a population of approximately 8,300. Many are drawn to this Town because of the beauty of the area — rolling hills, numerous creeks, densely wooded areas, and an extensive Pathway System comprised of 85 miles of beautiful trails and off-road paths that meander around and connect to most of the community. Combined with the natural beauty, physical assets and the determination of the residents to maintain their rural lifestyles, the Town remains one of the most beautiful and desirable residential communities in Northern California.

Town residents are known for their spirit of community volunteerism and are encouraged to become active in Town activities and programs, serve on Town committees, and participate in local events. This inclusive, open style of local government is embraced by the residents and is part of what makes Los Altos Hills a unique and desirable community. https://www.

The Organization

The Town of Los Altos Hills operates with a council-manager form of government and has 26 employees that support a range of services, including planning, building inspection, code enforcement, engineering, public infrastructure maintenance, parks maintenance, a sewer system, recreation programs and other governmental functions. The FY 2020-21 budget is $18.88 million with $3.9 million in the Sewer Fund. The Capital Projects in the FY 2020-21 budget total $6.2 million and are identified by Infrastructure, Pathways, Road Rehabilitation, Sewer, and Westwind Barn. The Town Hall addition has the largest budget in the amount of $2.6 million. This project was initiated by City Council in 2018 to address a shortage of employee office space and limitation of on-site meeting and classroom facilities. Phase 1 of the project includes converting the open patio behind the Council Chambers and Phase 2 may include an 880 square-foot Parks and Recreation building.

Law enforcement services are provided under a contract with the Santa Clara County Sherriff’s Office and fire services are provided by the Los Altos Hills County Fire District, a dependent district of Santa Clara County.  

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