Dolphin Decal Access Program
Malibu's Dolphin Decal vehicle identification program was established to assist emergency personnel in identifying residents and other individuals who need to be in Malibu during a dire emergency such as fire, landslide or earthquake.
In the event of a road closure that will last multiple days, the Dolphin Decal may expedite passage into the restricted area. This Decal will be used to assist in identification only and gives no special rights or privileges to the holder. Decals are non-transferable and non-refundable. There is no longer an expiration date on the Decals.
When approaching a roadblock, all motorists will be checked for proof of residency or business in the Malibu area or to ensure they have a Dolphin Decal on their vehicle.
The following designations, broken down into five levels, are used to identify the types of road closures that might be deployed in the event of a major emergency in Malibu:
LEVEL 5: Closed to All Traffic, Including Emergency Personnel/First Responders - Areas deemed unsafe or impassable.
LEVEL 4: Open to Emergency Personnel ONLY - Law Enforcement / Fire Personnel / Emergency Medical Personnel
LEVEL 3: Access to Fire and Law Personnel and Critical Resources Only - Utility companies / Red Cross / special requested resources
LEVEL 2: Open to the Above Plus Residents and Business Owners - Must have valid proof of Malibu residency and/or business ownership
LEVEL 1: Road Open to All Traffic
During long term Level I and II road closures, the Malibu Dolphin Decal, or reasonable proof of residency or employment at a business within the City of Malibu,will usually be honored, but passage is always at the discretion of public safety personnel.
To download an application for a Dolphin Decal, click the link below. For any questions regarding the Dolphin Decal Program, contact Brad Davis, Emergency Services Coordinator, at (310) 456-2489 ext. 260.
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