From time to time we get questions from residents and visitors to our site and while we love to get back with people, we also know getting the information you need when you need it is important as well. So, we have answered the most frequently asked question below. If you have a question that is not covered here, please do let us know here on our contact page.
What is “Nextdoor Rossmoor”? / How do I learn more about Nextdoor Rossmoor?
Rossmoor residents can join the private Nextdoor Rossmoor site to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, items for sale/free, local service recommendations, and even lost pets. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will be able to post information, such as safety tips and crime alerts, to the site as well.
Nextdoor Rossmoor is free for residents to join. Each neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents who verify that they live in the neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor websites.
The type and amount of information you choose to share on Nextdoor is in your control. Neither the Rossmoor Homeowners Association (RHA) nor the Sheriff’s Department can access any information that you don’t share. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by search engines. You do need to have a Rossmoor street address to be part of Nextdoor Rossmoor. This is the Nextdoor company policy.
Nextdoor Rossmoor is not affilated or run by either the RHA or RCSD. It is a privately own and operated website.
Who are the emergency contacts for Rossmoor?
Not surprisingly we get this question a lot from new Rossmoor residents. Beyond 911, who do I call for XXX.
We have you covered with our Helpful Community Contacts page where you will find the phone numbers and websites for our major utilities, police, fire, and other local agencies.
What is the speed limit in Rossmoor?
The speed limit on most of Rossmoor’s streets is 25 MPH.
However, Rossmoor is filled with kids of all ages and awareness. Use good caution and keep alert when driving our streets.
Also, the Rossmoor tract layout has dozens of uncontrolled intersections. Please use caution and reduce your speed to 15 MPH as recommended by the CHP when approaching these intersections.
Let’s keep everyone safe.
What are the Street Sweeping Days/Parking Restrictions?
Neither the RHA nor the RCSD has any control over when or if parking citations are issued in the tract. The parking regulation signs are posted at each entrance to the tract and have been deemed sufficient notification for the citations by the Orange County courts. At times no tickets are issued and during some periods, especially when mosquitoes are prevalent, enforcement is much more aggressive.
There are 63 curb miles in Rossmoor and 3 sweeper routes for our community to service them (more routes are added during the fall when there are more leaves cluttering the streets). The Sheriff’s department has one parking enforcement officer to cover Rossmoor.
The only exempt vehicles, by code, are utility, commercial and construction vehicles.
The general guideline for the parking enforcement is the parked vehicle has to have blocked the sweeper. This means the parking restrictions are being enforced using the intent of the ordinance rather than the letter of the law.
Remember though enforcement CAN be done from 8:30-4:30 on every Rossmoor street on the first and third Mondays regardless of where the sweeper is (e.g. you can get a ticket even if the sweeper passed by your home 3 hours earlier). The OCSD works with us on this, but to be safe don’t park your vehicle on the street between 8:30 and 4:30.
There are some very big challenges getting the parking restrictions enforced on every street each sweeper Monday. The enforcement officer varies his/her route each time, but may not get to all of the violators. There are weeks during “heavy enforcement” periods that Deputies will write citations as well.
It’s kind of like speeding or running a red light: sometimes you get away with it, and other times you get caught.
More information can be found on the RCSD website
For a more detailed background on the Rossmoor Sweeper Story, please read here
Where do I report potholes and cracks in Rossmoor Streets?
Since Rossmoor is an unincorporated area in Orange County, the County paves and maintains the streets within our neighborhood.
If you notice a crack or pothole on a Rossmoor street, you may submit a service request or contact the Operations & Maintenance office at 714-955-0200. An Inspector should be sent to inspect the area and then schedule a crew to make the necessary repairs as needed.
Street Light Outages / Park Lighting Outages
Report burned out or malfunctioning street lights on your block to Southern California Edison. Report Rush Park or Rossmoor Park burned out lights to the Rossmoor Community Services District at 562.430.3707 x105. Replacing burned out or malfunctioning lights increases neighborhood security.
What are the parking restrictions in Rossmoor?
Here’s a summary of the County codes regarding parking on streets:
No Parking on any Rossmoor streets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays (except holidays) of each month for street sweeping.
72 hour law – No vehicle may be parked on a County street for more than 72 hours at a time.
Unattached trailers, boats, or non-motorized vehicles, regardless of length or width, may not be parked on the street, except to load or unload, and then only for 2 hours. This code section is enforced by the OCSD and violations can be reported by calling 714-647-7000
25 foot law* – No motor vehicle longer than 25 feet may park on the street, except while loading and unloading. This code section is enforced by the OCSD and violations can be reported by calling 714-647-7000
Portable sports devices – Basketball hoops, skateboard ramps and other portable sports devices are not to be placed on county roads (Rossmoor streets) without permit from OC Road Department. These items are subject to tickets by OC Code Enforcement and confiscation for repeated failure to remove.
* Note that motorized vehicles with trailers or boats attached often exceed 25 feet in length. Besides being illegal, these situations often present a potential hazard since they may block a view of the street, particularly when nearby residents are entering or exiting their driveways.
Prescription Drug Disposal / Drug Take Back
The Take-Back days in our area are generally offered by the OC Sheriff’s Department and DEA once a year, typically in October or November.
If you have prescription drugs that you no longer need or have expired, the LA Sheriff’s Department in Lakewood (5130 Clark Ave, just north of Del Amo) has three bins that are open 24 hours to the right of their front door. One bin is for prescription drugs, one is for sharps for diabetics and others, the last bin is for illegal drugs.
My Parkway Tree needs trimming/replacement
Parkway Trees are maintained by the County through the RCSD. If your parkway tree needs trimming, is diseased, or has died, please call the RCSD office 562-430-3707 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are there parks in Rossmoor? / How do I reserve park facilities?
Yes, there are two large parks, Rossmoor Park (3232 Hedwig Road) and Rush Park (3021 Blume Drive) and two mini parks. We also have a meeting facility, the Montecito Center (12341 Montecito Drive) All of our parks are administered and maintained by the Rossmoor Community Services District (RCSD).
Rooms, picnic canopies/areas, and fields can be reserved for celebrations, wedding receptions, and events by contacting the RCSD, here
Local Parks & Recreation Information
Parks & Recreation
RCSD – Rossmoor Community Services District
Our first go to for parks and recreation (both programs and facilities) is of course the RCSD. The Rossmoor Community Services District maintains all of the parks and public facilities within Rossmoor. If you want o reserve a covered picnic area or an entire field for your family or group, the RCSD is the place to go. You can see a list of all the facilities and programs on their website here
City of Los Alamitos
The Los Alamitos Community Center is located at 10911 Oak Street, just behind the Los Al Police Department (3201 Katella Avenue) and City Hall (3191 Katella Avenue). The Community Center is where the city’s Parks and Recreation Department is also located. You can find out more about their programs and facilities here on their website.
City of Seal Beach
The City of Seal Beach (211 Eighth Street, Seal Beach) has an extensive parks and recreation program and a number of facilities that can be rented by families and groups. The Montecito Center near the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library is one of these facilities that can be rented. You can get all the details here on their website.
How can I reserve park facilities (buildings, tennis courts, sport fields, etc.)
The parks and facilities in Rossmoor are administered by the Rossmoor Community Services District or RCSD. Reservations can be made through the RCSD office and cost details and requirements can be found on their website
How do I find out who owns/lives in a Rossmoor home?
The best way to find out who your neighbor is would be to knock on their door and introduce yourself.
If you are looking to contact the legal owner of the property, you can go to the County and research the property information in the treasurer’s office.
Property owner information is not available online per CA Gov Code §6254.21.
Is there a map of Rossmoor?
Of course. Click here for your copy.
Active Senior Rossmoor in Walnut Creek CA
Every once and a while we are contacted by someone looking for the Rossmoor in the City of Walnut Creek in Northern California.
It’s an easy mistake to make as Ross Cortese build both areas and modeled the Rossmoor in Walnut Creek after his very successful “Rossmoor Leisure World” in Seal Beach.
If you would like to contact the Walnut Creek Rossmoor, you can do so here or by mail, fax, email, or phone:
Rossmoor Walnut Creek
1001 Golden Rain Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
Phone: (925) 988-7700
Fax: (925) 947-0531
Where do I get permits and building inspections?
Rossmoor is an unincorporated area within Orange County. The County issues all building permits and conducts all building/permit inspections for homes and businesses in Rossmoor.
Additional details can be found on our Community Services page.
Where can I get an HOA Cert?
The Rossmoor Homeowners Association is not a traditional HOA that governs the CC&Rs in an community.
The single family homes in Rossmoor are not subject to any CC&Rs only to the Orange County building, zoning, and health and safety codes.
Building Code/Permit Questions for Rossmoor Homes, Town Houses & Rossmoor Park Condominiums
Rossmoor is a funny place. As an unincorporated area in Orange County, the County is the governmental agency that regulates building permits and regulations. Said another way, for single family homes in Rossmoor the only building restrictions or other items typically covered by CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions) of an HOA (home owners association) are monitored and regulated by the Orange County building codes and enforcement department.
The Rossmoor Town Houses (addresses on Bradbury or Montecito) are a part of Rossmoor, and any modifications have to meet or exceed the same County standards, plus any Rossmoor Town House Association requirements. The Town Home Association Board should be able to answer any building or remolding questions for you. The Town Houses facilities management is handled by Huntington West Property Management at 714.891.1522.
If your property is part of the Rossmoor Park condos (addresses at 12200 Montecito), they are part of the City of Seal Beach. The Rossmoor Park Condo Association 562.598.7085 should be able to answer any questions you may have about modifications there.
When is my Trash Collection Day & What’s the Holiday Collection Schedule?
Having recently moved to Rossmoor I am wondering why we don’t have separate bins for recycling ?
Rossmoor Recycles in a couple of ways
The last Saturday day of each month the RHA collects newspapers and other paper products (separated), soda cans and plastic bottles at Rush Park from 8:00 to Noon. You just dive up with your recyclables in your car and the “crew” there unloads it for you. The Rossmoor Homeowners Association uses the money from this for Rossmoor projects and to support Los Al High School Athletic Booster Clubs . There’s more information here.
Our contracted waste disposal company, CR&R, recycles at their transfer stations. This brochure provides an overview of the process.
This Material Recovery Facility (MRF) process is an approach to get more participation in recycling and reduces the number of trucks and or truck miles driven in the waste collection process. Cities like South Pasadena and Beverly Hills have similar programs. Here is an LA Times article discussing programs like this.
Hazardous Waste Recycle/Disposal Locations
The County has 4 facilities that will properly dispose of your hazardous waste items. Please see the details here.
My trash can is damaged / Lid is broken
If your trash can is damaged or the lid is broken, please call our disposal company CR&R at 714.903.6042 and ask for a replacement.
Utility Pole Questions (vines growing on/trees covering/wiring loose)
The utility poles that run behind the homes in Rossmoor are the property of Southern California Edison and their electric lines run across the top of the poles. The lines that are closer to the ground are owned by Spectrum (formerly Time Warner cable) and Frontier Communications (formerly Verizon or GTE depending on how long you’ve lived here).
If vines or other vegetation are growing on or encroaching on the poles or the lines, please contact the utility company whose lines are being effected. The phone numbers are listed on our Community Contacts page
If you suspect power lines are down, STAY AWAY from them and please call 911 or Edison to report them