Information for New Residents of Ferndale

Design Control Zone

If your Property is in the Design Control area of Ferndale (refer to map listed below) you will need to obtain a Design Review Permit to make any outside changes to your property. This includes painting, fences, decks, and windows. If you are unsure if you need a permit, or are in the Design Control area, please call City Hall (707)786-4224. A brochure is also provided below to help better understand the Design Review/Historical Districts.

Water & Sewer

Water Service in the City of Ferndale is provided by Del Oro Water Company. There phone number is (530)717-2500. Any question regarding water should be referred to Del Oro. The City Sewer fees are assessed through your property taxes through the Humboldt County Assessors Office. If you have any questions regarding these fees, please contact City Hall (707)786-4224.

Gas & Electricity

Pacific Gas & Electric Company, (800)743-5000,


Frontier Communications: (855)277-4912, (855)325-2599
Suddenlink Communications: (888)592-3861

Mail & Postal Services

Ferndale does not have home delivery mail service in many areas. Please check the post office to see if you are eligible for home delivery. Post office boxes are available at the local post office located at 536 Main Street. The post office is opened Monday through Friday 8:30 am- 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Access to post office boxes is available 24 hours a day. For additional information visit the office during open hours.

Weekly Garbage Pick-Up and/or Curbside Recycling

Eel River Resource Recovery, (707)725-5156. Regular garbage pick-up day is on Wednesday every week. For curbside recycling and Green Waste, Eel River Resource Recovery will provide every other week pick up service for all customers on Friday’s every other week of each month. Residents can arrange to participate in this program by calling Eel River Resource Recovery.

Other Info

For information concerning the above or any other laws or restrictions feel free to contact the City of Ferndale at 707-786-4224.