A: The City of Diamond Bar will authorize one company to paint house numbers on the curb throughout the entire City every few years. The company selected by the City will always have an authorization from the City on the paperwork that is given to residents.
Periodically, companies which have not been contracted by the City, or obtained the proper permits, will canvass the City and charge residents to paint their house number on the curb. Many times, this results in the resident being charged anywhere from $10 to $40 for work that is of poor quality or incorrect. Often times, if the resident doesn’t pay for the service, the company will deface the curb by scratching off the paint or applying black paint over the numbers.
In an effort to combat this type of scam and protect its citizens, the City of Diamond Bar is working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to identify and prosecute any non-permitted companies performing this type of scam. The City is also implementing a public awareness campaign to notify the community of these types of issues.
Residents who have any information about curb painting companies performing work in the City of Diamond Bar without a permit, or would like to confirm a company’s claim that they are permitted by the City, are encouraged to call the City of Diamond Bar Public Works Department at 909.839.7040.