Nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains and San Francisco Bay, Mountain View is a diverse community ideally located in the heart of the Silicon Valley (10 miles north of San Jose and 35 miles south of San Francisco). At just over 12 square miles, the City is home to approximately 83,000 residents, many nationally and internationally known corporations, and a thriving small business base. Mountain View prides itself on providing excellent public services and facilities that meet the needs of a caring and diverse community in a financially responsible manner. While leading the region in innovation and ideas, the City remains committed to the traditional values of strong neighborhoods and citizen involvement. Mountain View boasts strong safety and public education records and is considered one of the best places to live in the Bay Area.
For residents, learn more about a full range of City services on the City Services webpage or following the links below.
For more information about the City of Mountain View, please visit the About Mountain View webpage or contact City Hall at 650-903-6300 during regular business hours.
Here is a helpful list of resources for MV residents.
- Animal Services - the City contracts with Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority to provide animal-related services
- Ask Mountain View - online tool to make service requests
- City Services - summary of City services
- City Calendar - calendar of upcoming City events and public meetings
- City News and Information - City of Mountain View news and information
- Community Resources - a listing of community programs, resources and services that may benefit residents
- Contact the City Council - contact information for the 7-member City Council
- Neighborhoods & Housing - information about neighborhood services and housing programs
- Online Services and Bill Pay - services available online including options for paying City utility bills
- Senior Services - services and programs available for older adults
- Trash and Recycling Services - garbage and recycling services
- Utility Providers