Residential reminders for Claremont

Accessory Dwelling Unit grant program

According to a May 5 post from the City of Claremont, “the California Housing Finance Agency (Cal-HFA) provides up to $40,000 to reimburse pre-development and non-recurring closing costs associated with the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).”

Examples of pre-development costs include site prep, architectural designs, permits, soil tests, impact fees, property survey and energy report. Homeowners with low or moderate incomes are eligible for this grant opportunity.

For additional info or to apply, please refer to the CalHFA website at

ADUs are permitted on all residential properties in the city and may be detached or attached to new construction, or conversions of garages or portions of existing residences.

Approval of an Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit (ADUP) by the planning division is required prior submitting plans to the building division. Contact city planning at (909) 399-5470 for any questions about regulations and review processes for ADUs.

Additional information can be found at


Gas-powered leaf blowers prohibited

Residents are reminded that “the use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers is strictly prohibited in Claremont,” according to a May 3 post from the city.

Electric or battery-powered leaf blowers may be used and operated between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week and gasoline-powered vacuums are permitted.

“No leaves or other debris shall be blown into the street, sidewalk or beyond the [resident’s] property line,” the city added. “Noise associated with the maintenance of property such as mowing, edging, and trimming can take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sundays.”

For more information or to report illegal use of leaf blowers, contact the community improvement division at (909) 399-5467.


Claremont Senior Program returns to in-person dining

The Claremont Senior Program is excited to announce that after two-plus years of serving meals to-go in adherence with pandemic safety protocols, in-person congregate dining will return to the Joslyn and Blaisdell community centers this summer.

Meal service will resume at the Joslyn Center starting Monday, June 6, and at Blaisdell Community Center on Monday, July 18. The last day of takeout meal service at the Joslyn Center will be Wednesday, June 1.

Reservations will be required to dine at the sites, which will have indoor and outdoor seating options in order to ensure adequate spacing between diners and quality service.

For more info, contact the Joslyn Center at (909) 399-5488 or via email at


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