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The City of Monterey, California operates an official City website at www.monterey.org. The website software, Evoq Content (DotNetNuke) provides a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for reference.


The City of Monterey website is designed to provide residents access to City or local government departments, services and programs. Secondarily, the website also provides residents and visitors links to pertinent visitor-related information about the area. From time to time, departments may wish to provide links to other sites that provide state or federal government information, additional information about the community, including festivals, cultural events and local news, or other information supporting the department’s mission and programs.

The latest version of monterey.org (March, 2019) provides the latest web technology that allows for the best user experience from both desktop and mobile devices.

For any site-related questions, please contact the Webmaster by email or phone, (831) 242-8750.

Social Media Policy

Website Mission

  • Provide access to material about City of Monterey services, programs and activities, City officials and staff, government issues and local government process, and public facilities.
  • Gauge community satisfaction with City services and/or work programs.
  • Encourage community members to participate in City government.
  • Provide access to pertinent information about the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Offer information in an effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Manage the number of links and material on the Website in order to ensure that the City’s information is easily discernible.

Outside Links Disclaimer

Policies and Guidelines

The City is committed to making its websites accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We have made every effort to make our website accessible and easy to use by following the available standards and guidelines.

Currently, we are working to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508 requirements as set forth by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) Accessibility Initiative. Ongoing validation testing with SiteImprove and other products is conducted using industry-recognized tops for coding and usability. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. By conforming to these guidelines, we strive to make our website user-friendly for everyone.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Files - We have a large number of documents in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Download the latest free version of Adobe Reader in order to improve the viewing of these files. We are working on a process to ensure all PDFs are accessible.

Screen readers - To assist our visitors who are visually impaired or blind, we are working to ensure our website is compatible with screen reading software.

Exceptions - While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. Currently our PDF documents are not compatible with screen reading software. If needed, site visitors may request a file in another format. The City will make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Language Translations - Translations on the City’s website are automated through the use of Google™ Translate, a computerized translation tool. It is possible that the automated translations of the City’s Web pages may have errors and that not all text will be translated. The City does not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the translated text and shall not be liable for any losses or damages caused by reliance on the translated text. If you are concerned about the accuracy of the translation, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

Please contact us if there is information on this Web site you are having trouble accessing.

Accessibility Resources

Commonly-used browsers also offer tools to aid in web accessibility:

Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

For citywide accessibility information please visit the Accessibility page
Use of Image Release Form

Images used on the City of Monterey's Web site, excluding the City logo or seal, are considered part of the public record and are available for use by the public free of charge for non-commercial purposes. However, the City of Monterey reserves the right to regulate use of the City Seal and City of Monterey logo, as deemed appropriate. In addition, by electing to download any image from the City's Web site (www.monterey.org), or other image as provided through public record request, the user agrees that the City of Monterey makes no warranties or representations with respect to its ownership of copyrights for the images, does not represent others who may claim to be owners of rights in the images, and makes no warranties as to the quality of the images.

Commercial users (excluding journalistic uses) are required to complete the City of Monterey Use of Image Release Form and return a signed copy to the City of Monterey, Communications & Outreach Office, City Hall, Monterey, CA 93940, who will countersign document and return a copy to you. This document will become effective when it is countersigned by the City of Monterey and payment, if required, is received. City of Monterey contractors and consultants with requests to use City of Monterey images in advertising or public relation materials should be directed to the Communications & Outreach Office, City Hall, Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 242-8750, MontereyWebmaster@monterey.org). Requests may be faxed to (831) 646-3793.

Questions regarding use of the City of Monterey logo or City Seal should also be directed to the aforementioned contact.
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