Hours of Operation

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The El Cajon Police Department business offices are open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on alternating Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are CLOSED every other Friday. Please click here for a list of closed fridays for City offices. On CLOSED Fridays, the office will open for vehicle releases only (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Registration Hours

Sex Registration
(by appointment only)

Tues, Wed, & Thurs  8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.               

Fingerprinting for misdemeanor arrests

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Property Room Hours

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY call (619) 579-3379 or email

Animal Shelter Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For after hours concerns requiring immediate assistance, please call (619) 579-3311 and select 1 to speak to a Police Dispatcher. 

If you are unsure which Friday we are closed, please click here for is a list of our CLOSED Fridays throughout the year.