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Website: http://211losangeles.org

All of Los Angeles County ...................................................................2-1-1
Those unable to reach 2-1-1 service ..................................(800) 339-6993*
TTY: telephone for the hearing impaired .............................(800) 660-4026


Provides free information about all types of human services, including adult services, counseling, legal assistance, financial assistance, training, services

for people with disabilities and other social services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

* Certain business phones may not allow for 2-1-1 dialing.


AIDS Programs and Policy
Public Health, Department of
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 6th Flr., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 351-8000
Fax: (213) 738-0825
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/aids

Plans, develops and coordinates HIV/AIDS-related services and activities within the Department of Public Health through subcontracted community-based agencies, hospitals, health organizations, and through the department’s inpatient and outpatient facilities. Specific services include: HIV risk reduction and prevention programs, medical outpatient care, mental health, case management, and other HIV/AIDS services. Serves as liaison with contracted providers, state, federal, and health care sector on HIV/AIDS issues. Plans and implements HIV/AIDS programs in coordination with the community and with local planning bodies. Develops, administers, and monitors grants and contracts. Provides and coordinates HIV-related education and training programs.

Abandoned Baby
Website: http://babysafela.org/

Abducted Children
Website: http://da.lacounty.gov/cau/

Activities –Online Reservations

Website: http://reservations.lacounty.gov

Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 



Adoption Services
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)

Adoptions Records
Adoption Unit, Rm. 2100
Edmund D. Edelman's Children’s Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr., Monterey Park 91754
Phone (323) 526-6343
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

Adoption records dating back to the 1800s are housed in the Adoption Unit at the Edmund D. Edelman’s Children's Court in Monterey Park.  Persons seeking information about their adoption records for family medical background information may request a "Petition for Birth Record Information” pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 102705.  If the judge grants the Petition for Birth Record Information, the petitioner will get a copy of the court file and state file with identifying information redacted.  Only if the petitioner specifically requests a copy of the birth certificate and only if the judge grants the request, will the petitioner get a copy of the original birth certificate.

There is an approximate four to eight month processing period after requests are submitted as the request must be coordinated with the State Department of Social Services Office and Vital Records Office in Sacramento.  If the parents choose to remain anonymous, their identities will not be released.
  
To request adoption records unrelated to family medical background, the petitioner should request an "Application and Order of Approval of the Court to Obtain Information Regarding an Adoption" pursuant to Family Code Section 9200.  If adoption information is found, a copy of the original adoption order (Adopt 215), adoption agreement (Adopt 210), and request for adoption form (Adopt 200) will be given to the petitioner.  There is an approximate four to six weeks processing period after requests are submitted.   Applications and Order of Approval of the Court to Obtain Information Regarding an Adoption forms will be reviewed by a judge if the petitioner is not the party involved in the adoption proceeding.  If the parents choose to remain anonymous, their identities will not be released.

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006
Phone  (626) 575-5471 and (626) 575-5472
Fax:  (626) 442-2847
Website:  acwm.lacounty.gov

Enforces state laws designed to prevent the  introduction and spread of injurious insects, rodents, birds, predatory  animals, weeds and plant diseases; regulates pesticide use by private and  professional applicators; compiles crop data; regulates produce and egg  quality; inspects for accuracy all scales and meters used in trade throughout  the County; inspects packages at the wholesale and retail level for accurate  labeling and advertised price accuracy, and investigates complaints regarding  the same.  Protects lives and structures  from wildfires through clearing of weeds, brush and debris from vacant parcels  in the unincorporated communities and contract cities.  

Provides environmentally responsible  solutions to problems associated with urban wildlife and invasive weeds for  county departments, cities, residents and others.

Operates the Environmental Toxicology  Laboratory, a full-service chemical and biological testing laboratory that  specializes in testing water for contaminants and tests for pesticides in  environmental, plant and animal tissue samples.

Operates the Entomology Laboratory, which  identifies exotic insects and other invertebrate organisms.

Operates the Plant Pathology Laboratory,  which provides plant disease and damage diagnosis; plant, mushroom, and  nematode identification; and consultation on landscape maintenance.

District Offices:
Agricultural Commissioner:
Antelope Valley -
335A  E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster  93535
Phone  (661) 723-4485

Los    Angeles (Market Office) - (appointments only)
1320  E. Olympic Blvd., # 216, Los Angeles  90021
Phone  (562) 622-0426

Sylmar - (appointments only)
14445 Olive View Dr.,  Bldg. A, Sylmar 91342
Phone  (818) 833-6647

South County
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280

Pest Exclusion and Produce Quality Bureau
(562) 622-0426

Environmental  Toxicology Laboratory Bureau
(562) 622-0437

Weed  Hazard and Pest Management Bureau
Weed  Hazard Abatement
(562) 622-0445

Pest Management
(562) 622-0449

Weights and Measures Bureau
Administration
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone  (562) 622-0402
Fax:  (562) 861-0278

Information.................................................................. (562)  622-0402
Complaints....................................... (562) 622-0400 or  (800) 665-2900
Metrology Laboratory................................................... (562)  622-0419

Antelope Valley
335A  E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster  93535
Phone  (661) 723-4489

Weed Hazard Abatement
Antelope Valley - Phone (661) 723-4488
All  other County areas - Phone (626) 575-5484 

Air Pollution Control District
(See Air Quality)

Air Quality
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 E. Copley Dr., Diamond Bar 91765
Website: http://www.aqmd.gov

General Information (909) 396-2000
Complaints (800) CUT-SMOG
Report a Smoking Vehicle (800) CUT-SMOG
Recorded Smog Information (800) CUT-SMOG
Asbestos Information (909) 396-2336
Local Government Affairs (909) 396-2432

Airports
Public Works, Department of

Brackett Field -
1615 McKinley Ave., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-1395

Compton / Woodley Airport -
901 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 631-8140

El Monte Airport -
4233 N. Santa Anita Ave., El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 448-6129

General William J. Fox Airfield -
4555 W. Ave. G, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 940-1709

Whiteman Airport -
12653 Osborne St., Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 896-5271

Alcohol and Drug Program Administration
Public Health, Department of
1000 S. Fremont Ave., Bldg. A-9 East, 3rd Flr., Alhambra 91803
Phone (626) 299-4193
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information / Assessment and Referral
Phone (800) 564-6600
TTY/TDD: (800) 735-2929
Information only on relay communication (800) 676-3777
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/adpa
E-mail: adpa@ph.lacounty.gov

Contracts with more than 300 community-based organizations to provide an array of alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services throughout LA County. Some of these services include: alcohol and drug prevention services, outpatient drug-free counseling services, alcohol and drug abuse residential detoxification services, community prevention and recovery programs, homeless day care services, alcohol and drug-free living centers, driving under the influence programs, and assessment and referral services.

Alternate Public Defender
35 Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6626
Website: http://apd.lacounty.gov

Provides legal representation to indigent defendants the Public Defender is unable to represent, due to a conflict of interest, for court proceedings in the Superior Court and for appeals to higher courts.

Ambulance
Medical Emergencies:

In a medical emergency throughout the County of Los Angeles dial 9-1-1.

Animal Care and Control, Department of
(See also Dog and Cat Licenses, Microchip Program,
Rabies Vaccinations and Spay/Neuter Program)

Administration -

5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: animalcare.lacounty.gov

Animal Control Division, Chief Deputy –
Phone (562) 728-4620

Volunteer Services –
Phone (562) 256-1367

Animal Licensing Information –
Phone (562) 728-4706

Enforces all state and local laws relating to the control, licensing, humane investigations, or rescuing of all animals within the unincorporated areas of the County or within cities contracting for County service. Provides low-cost vaccination clinics throughout Los Angeles County each year.

Animal Shelters:

Owners may redeem impounded animals and may adopt unclaimed animals at each county animal shelter. To request service, please call shelter directly.

Animal Shelter No. 1 - DOWNEY
11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-6898

Animal Shelter No. 3 - CARSON
216 W. Victoria St., Gardena 90248
Phone (310) 523-9566

Animal Shelter No. 4 - BALDWIN PARK
4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 962-3577

Animal Shelter No. 5 - LANCASTER
5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 940-4191

Animal Shelter No. 6 - CASTAIC
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384
Phone (661) 257-3191

Animal Shelter No. 7 - AGOURA
29525 Agoura Rd., Agoura 91301
Phone (818) 991-0071

Antelope Valley Pet Stop Adoption Center
42116 4th St. East, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 974-8309

Annexations/Incorporations
(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

Annual Report
Chief Executive Office  
(213) 974-1311
Website: Click Here

Provides information on what the County accomplished in 2007-08,  goals for 2008-09,  budget information, major capital projects, and lots of photos of activities and programs.

Anthropology Exhibitions
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Apartments, Sanitation Issues
(See Housing Inspections)

Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
Parks and Recreation Department

Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Phone (626) 821-3222

Descanso Gardens -
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge 91011
Phone (818) 949-4200

South Coast Botanic Garden -
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes 90274
Phone (310) 544-6815

Virginia Robinson Gardens -
Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 276-5367 (Reservations required)

All gardens provide opportunities for interested individuals to view plants from the world over which are horticulturally suitable, adaptable and desirable in Southern California, with an eye toward using the plants in their own home landscapes.

The Arboretum provides a Plant Science Library which features approximately 28,000 books and other material on botanical, horticultural and related subjects, open Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.; a historical preserve of early California buildings and artifacts; and a Plant Information Hotline, Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., (626) 821-3239.

Tram tours are available at the Arboretum, Descanso Gardens and South Coast Botanic Garden for $1.50. Call for schedule. To make arrangements for school field trips, call individual gardens.

The Virginia Robinson Gardens may be visited by advance reservation only: $7 for adults; $4 for senior citizens, students with ID and young people 5 - 17.

Admission to other gardens vary from $7-8 for adults, $3-$6 for senior citizens and students with ID, and $2.50-3 for young people 5 - 12; children under 5 are free.

Archives - Superior Court
(See Court Records)

Arrest Records
Sheriff’s Department
Records and Identification Bureau
Public Services Unit
12440 Imperial Hwy., # 120, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-4441

Provides arrest record information services for employment services, personal reasons, attorney representation, and mistaken identity (someone has used a person’s name or an arrest has been placed on their record because of name similarity). Individuals seeking criminal records are only entitled to their own unless they have a notarized letter of authorization allowing someone else to access their criminal history. Employers normally use private companies to do background checks. However, the Sheriff’s Department does conduct name-based background checks with the appropriate waivers and fees.

Superior Court
Criminal Register of Actions
Phone (213) 974-6535, 974-6536
Website: http://lasuperiorcourt.org

Provides information regarding arrest records for court disposition (fine, conviction, dismissal, etc.). Records dealing with adjudicated cases are public record. (Also see “Court Records” and “Court Records, Index of Criminal Case Defendants”)

Art Museum
(See Museums)

Arts Commission
1055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 800
Los Angeles 90017
Phone (213) 202-5858
Fax: (213) 580-0017
Website: lacountyarts.org

Fosters excellence, diversity, vitality, understanding and accessibility of the arts in Los Angeles County. Provides leadership in cultural services for the County, including information and resources for the community, artists, educators, arts organizations and municipalities. Programs include:

Arts Education - Arts for All, a joint initiative with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, seeks to ensure dance, music, theater and visual arts instruction in all 81 County school districts. The Arts Commission serves as the central coordinating agency on behalf of 100 partners dedicated to fostering partnership among school districts, arts organizations, funders and resource providers.

Civic Art - In conjunction with the Chief Executive Office and Department of Public Works, the Civic Art Program is responsible for commissioning visual artists to create one-of-a kind artworks for the County’s new construction and renovation projects. In addition to integrating permanent visual artworks into County facilities, the program also includes temporary exhibits, performances, workshops and conservation of historic works of art owned by the County.

Grants & Professional Development

Organizational Grant Program I (Advancement)
For Los Angeles County-based, non-profit arts organizations with budgets under $100,000. Provides support for artistic or administrative advancement projects for arts organizations.

Organizational Grant Program II (Organizational Capacity)
For Los Angeles County-based, non-profit arts organizations with budgets between $100,000 and $500,000. Provides support for projects to strengthen infrastructure for arts organizations.

Organizational Grant Program 2.5 (Artistic Capacity)
For Los Angeles County-based, non-profit arts organizations with budgets between $500,000 and $1.5 million. Provides support for artistic growth and employment opportunities.

Organizational Grant Program III (Accessibility)
For Los Angeles County-based, non-profit arts organizations with budgets over $1.5 million. Provides support for projects to increase accessibility of the arts for Los Angeles County residents.

Professional Development Program - Provides technical assistance and management development programs to grant recipients through symposia, leadership training, and skill development workshops.

John Anson Ford Theatres - A multi-disciplinary, popularly-priced, season of dance, music, film, family events, and theater is presented in the historic 1,200-seat outdoor Ford Amphitheatre from June through October. The 87-seat indoor theatre known as [Inside] the Ford hosts a season of new plays November through April. Detailed performance information is available at fordtheatres.org and (323) 461-3673.

L.A. Holiday Celebration - Free holiday program in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center Dec. 24. Community and professional choirs, orchestras, and dance companies are featured. The program is broadcast live on KCET and nationally on PBS. Find out more about the event at holidaycelebration.org.

Assessment Appeals Board (Board of Supervisors)
Rm. B-4, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1471 or (888) 807-2111; (800) 735-2929 (TDD)
Website: bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/PropertyTaxAppeals.htm

Under the authority of Article 13 of the Constitution of the State of California, the Board of Supervisors created five assessment appeals boards to sit as the local Board of Equalization for the County of Los Angeles. The function of the Assessment Appeals Board is to conduct impartial hearings on appeals filed by property owners who are seeking a reduction in the assessor’s valuation of their property. Based on the evidence presented at these hearings, the board determines the fair market value of the property assessment. The board is required by law to hear and make a final determination on an appeal within two years of the timely filing of an application.

Regular Assessments

Filing period for the regular assessment (annual tax bill) for all real and personal property is July 2 to Nov. 30 of each year.

Supplemental Assessments

Filing period is within 60 days of the mailing date printed on the supplemental assessment notice or tax bill, or the postmark date of the notice or tax bill, whichever is later.

Roll Change/Adjusted/Escape Assessments

Filing period is within 60 days of the mailing date printed on the roll change/adjusted/escape assessment notice or tax bill, or the postmark date of the notice or tax bill, whichever is later.

Misfortune or Calamity Reassessments

Filing period is within six months of the mailing date of the assessor’s proposed reassessment notice.

If the final filing date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, an application that is mailed and postmarked on the next business day shall be deemed to have been filed timely.

Hearing Process

Based on evidence presented at the hearing by the applicant and by the assessor, the Assessment Appeals Board determines the fair market value of each property for which an application for equalization is made. The board may increase or reduce individual assessment in order to establish the full cash value of property for the appropriate base year. The board may increase as well as decrease the property assessment.

The board has no jurisdiction to grant or deny exemptions or to consider allegations that claims for exemption from property taxes have been improperly denied. The board acts in a quasi-judicial capacity and has no legislative power.

An assessment hearing officer, rather than the full board, may conduct a hearing if the property in question is a single-family residence, condominium, cooperative, or a multi-family dwelling of four units or less regardless of value, unless otherwise requested in writing by the applicant. The valuation on other properties heard by the hearing officer may not exceed $3 million in assessed valuation on the current assessment roll. If the applicant/assessor does not agree with the hearing officer’s recommendation, applicant/assessor must submit a written request for a board hearing within 14 days of the hearing officer’s hearing date. The board is not bound by the hearing officer’s report and recommendation and may accept or reject the hearing officer’s recommendation.
Assessment Appeals Board decisions are final unless appealed to Superior Court.

Public Education Seminar

A public education program has been developed to help taxpayers better understand the assessment appeals process. Seminars, conducted year-round in various locations in the county provides information on appeal rights; how and when to file an application for assessment reduction; how to prepare for a hearing; what is admissible evidence; what happens at the hearing; and what to expect after the hearing. The seminars are available to anyone interested in learning about the appeals process, including those who have already filed an application with the County Assessment Appeals Board.

For current seminars schedule, call (213) 974-4240 or access the website at: bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/Appeals/SeminarSchedule.htm

The information provided at the public education seminars is also available on the website at:
lacounty.gov/bos/eo_shared/AAB%20Seminar%20Slides.pdf

The offices of the Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer and Tax Collector, and Assessment Appeals Board have prepared a property tax portal to provide taxpayers with an overview and some specific detail about the property tax process in Los Angeles County. Please visit: lacountypropertytax.com/portal/default.aspx

Assessor
Headquarters
Office of the Assessor
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 225, Los Angeles 90012-2770
Phone (213) 974-3211
Phone Toll Free: (888) 807-2111 (assistance in Spanish available)
(if calling from area codes 213, 310, 323, 562, 626, 661(partial), 714, 760, 804, 818, 909, or 949)
Website: http://assessor.lacounty.gov

E-mail: helpdesk@assessor.lacounty.gov

Locates and identifies the ownership of all taxable property in the County and establishes a taxable value for all property subject to property taxation. Completes an assessment roll showing the assessed values of all property, applies all legal exemptions and produces assessor's parcel maps.

Provides information in various languages at public counters located in Room 225 of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, in district offices, and on the Assessor website.

A property tax website - http://lacountypropertytax.com - provides a link to the four tax-related offices: Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer and Tax Collector, and Assessment Appeals Board. Information available through the property tax portal includes the description of sections of a tax bill, responsibilities of the four offices, and answers to the most frequently asked questions. The Auditor-Controller should be contacted regarding direct assessment.

District and Regional Office Addresses and Telephone Numbers

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
(The Van Nuys Public Service Satellite opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 4:30 p.m. daily.)

DISTRICT OFFICES:

East District Office
Regions 4,5,6,11,27, Area 4
1190 Durfee Ave., South El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 258-6001

North District Office
Regions B1,2,3,24, Area 1
13800 Balboa Blvd., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 833-6000

South District Office
Regions 10,12,14,26, Area 3
1401 E. Willow St., Signal Hill 90755
Phone (562) 256-1701

West District Office
Regions 7,9,25, Area 2
6120 Bristol Pkwy., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 665-5300

Regional Office

Lancaster - Region A1
251 E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 940-6700

Satellite Office

Van Nuys
14340 Sylvan St., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 901-3455
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Auctions
Equipment:
  
  Public  Works, Department of
  11282    S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
  Phone (562) 869-9312 or (562) 869-9753
  Fleet  equipment, tools, and miscellaneous construction items.
  
  Motor Vehicles:
  
  Internal  Services Dept.
  1104 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
  Phone (323) 881-3742
  
  Public Administrator
  Phone (626) 336-2364
  
  Personal Property:
  
  Public Administrator
  Warehouse
  Phone (626) 336-2364
  
  Sheriff
  Phone (213) 974-4829
  
  Real Property:
  
  Chief  Executive Office
  Real Estate Division
  222 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-4300
  Website: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/red/default.htm
  
  Public Administrator
  Phone (213) 974-0587
  Website: kwiauctions.com
  
   Public  Works, Department of
  900    S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Surplus Public Works Property Only  
  (Airport, Flood Control, Road, Waterworks,  etc.)
  Phone (626) 458-7072
  Website: dpw.lacounty.gov/mpm/surplus
  
  Sheriff, Court-Ordered  Sales
  Phone (213) 974-4827
  
  Treasurer  and Tax Collector
  Phone (213) 974-2045
  
  Tax Sales
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Phone  (213) 974-2040
  
  Residential  properties that are tax defaulted for five years and non-residential commercial  properties that are tax defaulted for three years become subject to the Tax  Collector’s power to sell and are offered for sale at public auctions each  year.  For information regarding upcoming  auctions, how to purchase an auction book, how to register, visit the  Treasurer-Tax Collector’s website at: ttc.lacounty.gov, or telephone (213)  974-2040 and speak to the auction staff.   Prospective bidders should read all the information provided on the  website, particularly the terms and conditions because all sales are  final.  
  
  Prospective bidders  should thoroughly investigate the properties prior to the auction.  The County makes no guarantees as to the  condition of the properties, nor assumes any responsibility for conformance to  codes, permits, or zoning ordinances.   The burden is on the purchaser to thoroughly research before the sale as  to the usability, the ground location, or property lines of the properties.  Properties are sold “as is” and no refunds  for any purchases are made due to bidder error.
  
  Miscellaneous
  Internal  Services Dept.
  Phone (323) 267-2578

Auditor-Controller, Department of
525 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-8301
Fax: (213) 626-5427
Website: auditor.lacounty.gov
E-mail: constituent@auditor.lacounty.gov

Provides financial leadership and expert advice on a wide range of fiscal matters; advocates for financial integrity and accountability in all County business practices. Promulgates financial policies, procedures and internal control guidelines for County department financial operations; exercises accounting control over all financial transactions of the County and is the controller for joint partnerships and non-profit corporations. Acts as paymaster, issuing checks to vendors, employees, child support payments, judgments and damages, and other claims against the County. Performs department audits, management audits, and criminal and administrative investigations of fraud and misconduct within County government. Performs mandated property tax functions, including extending property tax rolls, accounting for funds allocated to community redevelopment agencies, and apportioning property taxes collected. Accounts for all welfare checks, including providing related banking services.

Bad Checks, Restitution Program
District Attorney’s Office
P.O. Box 86407, Los Angeles 90086
Phone: (800) 842-0733 (Victim Hotline)
Phone: (800) 269-0206 (Check Writer Hotline)
Website: da.lacounty.gov/badcheck.htm
E-mail: webmail@da.lacounty.gov

Tracks down bad check writers and recovers losses for their victims. A check writer who qualifies for the Bad Check Restitution Program is temporarily “diverted” from criminal prosecution and given an opportunity to make good on the check.

Bail
Cash or surety bond:
(See listings under Superior Court)
Give bail receipt number.

Bond:
Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6159

Bail Bond Refund:
Phone office where bail was deposited.

Beach Closures
(See Beaches, Monitoring)

Beach Commission
4701 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9547
Website: http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/bandh/deptinfo/commissions.htm

Reviews plans for construction or improvements to beaches.

Beaches and Harbors, Department of

Administration Building
13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503
Website: beaches.lacounty.gov or marinadelrey.lacounty.gov
E-mail: beaches@bh.lacounty.gov

Beach Use Permits (310) 305-9543
Marketing (310) 305-9511
Burton Chace Park (310) 305-9595
Youth Programs (310) 305-9587
Special Events (310) 305-9543
Planning (310) 305-9505
Anchorage 47 (310) 301-9152
Dock 77 (310) 305-9513
Dockweiler RV Park (800) 950-7275
Dockweiler Youth Center (310) 726-4128


Lifeguards

(See Fire Department)

Anchorage 47
13570 Mindannao Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 301-9152
Website: beaches.lacounty.gov or marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Boat slips
Dock 77
13560 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9513
Website: beaches.lacounty.gov or marinadelrey.lacounty.gov

Dry Boat Storage

Marina del Rey Convention & Visitors Bureau
4551 Glencoe Ave., # 260, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 306-9900
Website: visitmarinadelrey.com

Marina del Rey Visitors Information Center
4701 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9545 (business hours and interactive tape messages)



Beaches, Monitoring
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health Program - Water Quality Program
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (562) 430-5420
Phone (213) 974-1234 - After-hours beach emergencies
Website: ph.lacounty.gov/beach

Monitors ocean water along the coastline, taking appropriate action when water quality criteria are not met or an incident such as a sewage spill or discharge occurs. Posts warning signs at beaches anytime California state ocean water quality standards are not met and closes beaches whenever there is a known sewage or chemical spill that affects ocean waters. Issues rain advisories whenever there is significant rainfall which may affect bacteria levels in ocean waters. Provides beach closures and rain advisory information online and on Beach Advisory and Closure Hotline, (800) 525-5662.

Beaches, Surf Conditions
(See Fire Department)

Bees
Beehive Information:
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5466
Africanized Honey Bee Information:
http://acwm.lacounty.gov/scripts/AHB.htm
Phone 1-800-BEE-WARY

Beekeepers:
Beekeepers must register with the Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Department annually.
Phone (626) 575-5466

Bees, Swarming:
(800) 233-9279

Multiple Bee Stings:
Emergencies: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 1-800-BEE-WARY

Bicycle Trails
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3940

Bids
Business, Office of Small
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 881-3964

County Building Construction Projects:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3208
Website: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/general/getbids.cfm

Insurance:
Property and Liability Programs
Chief Executive Office
Risk Management Branch
3333 Wilshire Blvd. # 820, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-5354

Plan Holder’s List
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3115
Construction Contract Bids Results
Phone (626) 458-2199

Sundry Services, Consultant, Prop. “A” Contracts:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4074

Workers’ Compensation
Chief Executive Office
Risk Management Branch
3333 Wilshire Blvd., # 820, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-5354

Employee Benefits
Department of Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2279

Birds, Dead
Public Health, Department of
Veterinary Public Health / Rabies Control Program
7601 E. Imperial Hwy., Bldg. 700, Ste. 94A, Downey 90242
Phone (562) 401-7088
Fax: (562) 401-7112
Dead Bird and Rabies Hotline: (877) 747-2243
E-mail: vet@ph.lacounty.gov
State Department of Public Health (877) 986-2473

Handles reports of dead birds which may be a sign that West Nile Virus is circulating between birds and the mosquitoes in an area.

Birth Certificates
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy. Rm. 1002, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: http://rrcc.lacounty.gov/RECORDER/BDM_Records.cfm

Provides records for births occurring in Los Angeles County since 1876.

Provides same day service at the Norwalk headquarters and all district offices for birth records occurring from 1964 to the present.

There are currently two types of birth certificates: authorized copies and information copies. An authorized copy is required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card and other services related to an individual’s identity. An informational copy usually fulfills the needs of genealogists and others that are only requesting information. The information copy has the legend “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity” written across the face of the document.

Individuals permitted by law to receive an authorized certified copy:
- The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.

- A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.

- A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

- A child, grandparent, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.

- An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant estate.
Anyone who does not fit into any of the above categories can only obtain an informational copy.

Certified copies of original documents (authorized or informational) for birth records prior to 1964 that are requested in person or by mail are processed and sent within 15 working days. Those requesting a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate will be asked to present a valid identification when making in-person requests. Mail requests require a notarized statement of an authorized individual. Mail requests for copies are processed in 15-20 working days.

Branch offices issue copies for death and marriage from 1995 - present and birth from 1964 - present. Branch offices accept requests for certified copies for birth, death and marriage records, which must be processed at the Norwalk headquarters and then mailed within 15 working days. For a list of the branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

To request a copy of a birth certificate by mail, please include the following information: Full name at birth, date of birth (if known), or the range of years to be checked, city of birth (must be in Los Angeles County), father’s full name, mother’s full name, including maiden name, and your relationship to the registrant. All requests must have a penalty of perjury statement as well as a notarized certificate of identity. A check or money order in the amount of $17 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be included along with name and address of person requesting copy. Send request to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Birth Records, P.O. Box 53120, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120.

For expedited requests, you may:

Order via the Internet at http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is $17 for the certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within five working days of receipt of the certificate of identity and penalty of perjury statement. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $17.50. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. If purchased online through VitalCheck, the fee is $18.50.

Information on births occurring prior to 45 days, contact County Department of Public Health, 313 N. Figueroa, Room L-1, Los Angeles 90012, (213) 240-7812.

Adoptions:

Copies of a birth record of a child who has been adopted or had a legal name change are only available through the state. Written requests should be sent to the State Department of Health, Office of Vital Records – M.S. 5103, P.O. Box 997410, Sacramento, CA 95899-7410. The telephone number is (916) 445-2684. There is a $14 charge for each copy requested, payable by check or money order to the Office of Vital Records.

You may obtain information on how to amend a birth record by calling (562) 462-2137. A completed form must be mailed to the California Department of Health, Office of Vital Records in Sacramento, along with required fees.

Board of Supervisors
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: bos.lacounty.gov

Acts as the governing body of the County of Los Angeles. As such, it has the function of serving as the executive and legislative head of County government, enacting ordinances, setting salaries and establishing specific regulations for the administration of County departments and special districts.

The five Board members are elected by voters from their district for four-year terms.

The regular meetings of the Board are held on the first, second, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Board’s Hearing Room (381B Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles). Each regular meeting of the Board held on the fourth Tuesday of each month shall be primarily for the purpose of conducting legally required public hearings on zoning matters, fee increases, special district proceedings, property transactions, etc. On Tuesdays following a Monday holiday, meetings begin at 1 p.m.

The Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors prepares the Board’s agendas, communicates the actions taken by the Board, prepares the minutes of the meetings, maintains the Board’s records, and provides the Board with administrative and information technology support.

Internet users may access the Board of Supervisors' agendas and accompanying Board letters for the current week's Board meeting beginning each Thursday morning preceding the meeting at the following: bos.lacounty/Categories/Agenda/AgendaHome.asp. Persons accessing this site may also subscribe to receive a weekly e-mail notification with a link to the statement of proceedings when it is posted. The statements of proceedings, which indicate the final actions taken by the Board, are available five business days after the meeting at bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/Sop/SOPHome.htm. Persons accessing this site may also subscribe to receive a weekly e-mail notification with a link to the statement of proceedings when it is posted. The Board meeting transcripts are available for access each Wednesday evening at file.lacounty.gov/bos/transcripts. Each Board meeting may be viewed live on the website at bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/MtgsBoard/LiveBroadcast.htm.

Helpful Phone Numbers
Customer Service Center (213) 974-1411
General Information (213) 974-7778
Listen to Board Meeting Live (877) 873-8017
For English, enter code 111111#  
For Spanish, enter code 222222#  
Recorded message of actions of the Board (213) 974-7207
For copies of Board-related information:
Agenda
(213) 974-1442
http://bos.co.la.ca.us/Categories/
Agenda/AgendaHome.asp
Statement of Proceedings
(213) 974-1424
http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/sop/ (213) 974-1424
Rules of the Board  
Transcripts bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/ExecOffice/
RulesOfBoard.htm
(213) 974-1424
DVDs of meetings (213) 974-1424
(DVDs are also available in Spanish) DVDs - bosvideoap.co.la.ca.us/mgasp/lacounty/homepage.asp

Lobbyist Registration

Any person who for compensation seeks to influence a County official or any official action of the County of Los Angeles may be subject to the provisions of Los Angeles County Code, Chapter 2.160, relating to lobbyist registrations. Violation of the lobbyist ordinance may result in a fine and other penalties. For information call (213) 974-1093 or access website at bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/LobbyistInfo.htm

Supervisors:

Gloria Molina, First District
Rm. 856, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-4111
E-mail: molina@bos.lacounty.gov
Website: molina.lacounty.gov

Mark Ridley-Thomas, Second District
Rm. 866, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2222
E-mail: markridley-thomas@bos.lacounty.gov
Website: Ridley-Thomas.lacounty.gov

Zev Yaroslavsky, Third District
Rm. 821, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3333
E-mail: zev@bos.lacounty.gov
Website: zev.lacounty.gov

Don Knabe, Fourth District
Rm. 822, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-4444
E-mail: don@bos.lacounty.gov
Website: knabe.com

Michael D. Antonovich, Fifth District
Rm. 869, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5555
E-mail: FifthDistrict@lacbos.org
Website: antonovich.com

Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1411
E-mail: info@bos.lacounty.gov
Website: bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/ExecutiveOffice.htm



Boarding Homes, Hotels
Sanitation Inspections:
Public Health, Department of
Housing and Institutions Program
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5590

Body Art and Tattoos
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health – Environmental Hygiene
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5430
24-Hour Hotline (888) 700-9995
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh
E-mail: eh@ph.lacounty.gov

Regulates the conduct of body art activities at tattoo, body piercing, and permanent make-up establishments. Issues permits to establishments and the practitioners of body art.

Bonds
Improvement Bonds:
Payment -
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 462, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0943

Redemption of Registered Bonds:
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 462, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2035

Redemption of Bearer Bonds:
Bank of New York
Corporate Trust Bondholders Relations
Phone (800) 438-5473

Boundary Changes, Cities and Districts
(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

Building, Permits or Improvements
Public  Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone  (626) 458-3173
Website:  dpw.lacounty.gov

Processes  building permits to grade, construct, remodel, demolish, or relocate structures  on private property.  Applications may be  filed at the Building and Safety district office that services the geographical  area of the construction project.  No  permits are issued at the Alhambra  facility.

Information  on construction projects may be obtained from a district office, including  construction procedures, code requirements, permit requirements, and building  permit fees.

Inspection  of key project milestones is performed by field inspectors located at the  district offices.  Request for inspectors  should be made 24 to 48 hours in advance.   Building and Safety maintains a staff of inspectors, structural  engineers, grading engineers, and specialty electrical and mechanical engineers  available to assist with any questions related to projects.

For  general building and safety information, visit:
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/bsd/

Specific  questions on permit procedures or building code issues should be directed to  the district office serving the proposed project.  To verify which office covers your area,  visit Public Service Locator at: http://dpwgis.co.la.ca.us/website/ServiceLocator/.

Unless  otherwise noted, all district offices are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30   p.m., Mon. through Fri.

Building Permits

Antelope Valley -
335A  E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster  93535
Phone  (661) 723-4440
Fax:  (661) 723-4435

Calabasas/Malibu - (Mon.  – Thurs. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
26600 Agoura Rd., Ste. 110, Calabasas 91302-1954
Phone  (818) 880-4150
Fax:  (818) 880-6279

Carson - (Mon. – Thurs. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
701 E. Carson St., Carson 90745
Phone  (310) 952-1766
Fax:  (310) 549-0652
(closed  Friday)

East Los Angeles - (Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
4801 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022-1601
Phone  (323) 881-7030
Fax:  (323) 264-7917

La    Puente -
16005 E. Central Ave., La Puente 91744
Phone  (626) 961-9611
Fax:  (626) 961-8166

Lomita/Lennox -
24320 S. Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
Phone  (310) 534-3760
Fax:  (310) 530-5482

San    Gabriel Valley -
125 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Phone  (626) 574-0941
Fax:  (626) 446-4425

Santa Clarita -
23757 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Phone  (661) 222-2940
Fax:  (661) 222-2947

Southwest -
1320 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles 90044
Phone  (323) 820-6500
Fax:  (323) 756-0780

South Whittier -
13523 Telegraph Rd., Whittier 90605
Phone  (562) 946-1390
Fax:  (562) 906-8425

Universal - (Mon.  – Fri. 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
(Unincorporated  area only)
100  Universal City Plaza, MT85, (Trailer)
Universal City 91608
Phone  (818) 762-6284
Fax:  (818) 623-9829

BURIAL

Indigent Burial Permits
Burial  Unit
LAC+USC Medical   Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone  (323) 409-7161

Mortuary, Crematory and Burial at Sea:
Public  Health, Department of
313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone  (213) 240-7816

Veterans:
Military  and Veterans Affairs
2615 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 100, Los Angeles 90007
Phone  (213) 744-4831

Burial
Indigent Burial Permits
Burial Unit
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 409-7161

Mortuary, Crematory and Burial at Sea:
Public Health, Department of
313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Veterans:
Military and Veterans Affairs
2615 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 100, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-4831

Bus Benches
(See Permits)

Bus Passes
(MTA and Foothill)

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2068
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Cashier windows first floor lobby.



Bus Stop Amenities
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968
Website: LAGOBUS.INFO

Provides and maintains bus stops in unincorporated areas throughout the County, including benches, trash receptacles, shelters, and information kiosks. For information regarding the bus stop benches with advertising, please see the Permits Section, Road Uses.

Business Filings and Registrations
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Website: http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

The law requires every business to file a fictitious name statement with the Los Angeles County Clerk when it falls into the following categories:
  • When it is a newly established business or corporation.
  • The corporation has moved and has a new address.
  • Five years have passed since the last time the business was registered.
To ensure that your fictitious business name statement (FBN) has been properly completed and that you are informed of the correct filing fee, it is recommended that the document be reviewed in person by a filing clerk in the Norwalk office or you may submit a FBN at the Van Nuys Branch office, located at 14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys; or the LAX Courthouse Branch Office, 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Flr., Los Angeles.

The branch offices can only accept up to three FBNs for filing per visit.

The fee is $23 for the first fictitious business name and $4 for additional fictitious business names filed on the same statement and conducting business at the same location.

State law requires that within 30 days the registrant must publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located.

Fictitious business names application forms are available on the website at http://rrcc.lacounty.gov. If you mail your FBN, please use the following address: Business Filing and Registration, P.O. Box 53592, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0592.

Fictitious Business Name Search
Searching a fictitious business name may be done on the website at http://rrcc.lacounty.gov or in person at the Norwalk office, Van Nuys or LAX branch offices or by mail addressed to the Norwalk office. The fictitious business name records in Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by the name and year that the document was recorded. Telephone requests for index searches are not accepted.

Searches can also be conducted by sending a written request to: Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Business Filings and Registration Section, Rm. 2001, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650. Please include the name and address of the business.

The search fee is $5 per name. There is no minimum. The copy fee per page is 46 cents unless a certified copy is needed and then the fee is $2. A check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder /County Clerk must accompany the written request and should also include a stamped self-addressed return envelope. The search fee is non-refundable. A “no record statement” will be issued if a record is not found.

Business License
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.
Website: http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/business_license.htm

Lancaster Office
335A East Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4492
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues., Thurs. and Fri.

Valencia Office
23757 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Phone (661) 253-7342
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. and Wed. only

Certain businesses are required to obtain a license from the County of Los Angeles if they are conducted in an unincorporated area or in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Diamond Bar, Malibu, Santa Clarita and Westlake Village.

Persons living in cities other than those listed above should contact their local city hall.

Activities requiring a business license are listed at http://ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/Business_License_list.htm

Business License Commission/Charitable Organizations and Solicitations
Rm. 374, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7691
Fax: (213) 633-0929
Website: http://board.co.la.ca.us/blc/blc_home.htm

Holds hearings to grant, deny, modify, suspend, or revoke business licenses. Regulates and licenses taxicab operators and taxi drivers, adult entertainment, dances, bookstores, billiard parlors, restaurants, salvage yards, recyclers, bingo operators and managers, massage parlors, exhibitions, carnivals, circuses, health spas, arcades, shooting ranges, private schools, etc. in the unincorporated areas of the County. For business license information in cities, contact the local city hall. The commission encourages the formation of new charities and issues charitable solicitation information cards to recognized charitable organizations.

Business, Office of Small
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 881-3964
Fax: (323) 881-1871
Website: http://www.laosb.org

Serves as a clearinghouse of information for businesses. Links to the County’s centralized website which lists bids and contracting opportunities from all County departments; also “hotlinks” with purchasing websites of many public agencies in Southern California.

Cable Television
Chief Executive Office
B-189, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2323

Monitors cable television companies operating in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Investigates subscriber complaints concerning quality of service and billing errors. Provides referrals to consumers living outside County’s service area.

CalWORKs Business Services, Programs
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Checks, Uncashed
Auditor-Controller, Department of
General Claims Section
Rm. 502, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-7452 - uncashed checks
Phone: (213) 893-0771 - check inquiry
Website: auditor.lacounty.gov/uncashed_checks.htm

Maintains website that contains inventory of all County checks which have been issued and mailed, but which remain uncashed between one and four years after issuance. Individuals may inquire about one name at a time by doing a check inquiry, or may purchase a subscription to download the complete database.



Chemical and Biological Analysis
(See Environmental Toxicology Laboratory)

Chief Executive Office
Rm. 713, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1101
          (213) 974-1311 - Information
Website: ceo.lacounty.gov
E-mail: info@ceo.lacounty.gov

Prepares budget and operational recommendations for the Board of Supervisors; monitors and controls Countywide expenditures; analyzes and advocates legislation; coordinates capital projects and debt, asset, leasing and space management; monitors city redevelopment activities to ensure legal conformance and mitigate negative impact on County resources.

Provides central coordination for the County’s strategic planning and performance measurement efforts; coordinates emergency preparedness activities and cost recovery efforts following major emergencies and disasters; administers insurance management programs; addresses unincorporated area issues; advises on international protocol issues; collaborates with departments to deliver seamless service to children and their families; coordinates implementation of the County’s Homeless Prevention Initiative.

Manages the County's employee relations program and compensation/classification systems; provides risk management services, including workers compensation, health and disability benefits, and loss prevention.  Coordinates centralized workplace programs; regulates cable television franchises; provides centralized photographic and graphic arts services; and initiates and promotes activities which provide information about the County to the public.

Chief Information Office
World Trade Center
350 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 188, Los Angeles 90071
Phone (213) 253-5600
Fax: (213) 633-4733
Website: cio.lacounty.gov

Provides vision and strategic direction for the effective and secure use of information technology (IT) to improve the delivery of services and achieve operational improvements and County business goals. Responsible for enterprise IT planning, addressing cross-departmental IT issues, ensuring adherence of countywide IT practices and policies, and providing recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and Chief Executive Office regarding prudent allocation of IT resources.

Child Abuse Hotline
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)

Child Care, Office of
Chief Executive Office
Service Integration Branch
222 S. Hill St., 5th Flr., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-4103
Website: childcare.lacounty.gov

Implements the Child Care Policy Framework for Los Angeles County; provides staff support to the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee and the Policy Roundtable for Child Care; engages in planning and research activities affecting the quantity, quality, and affordability of child care services; assists County employees with child care concerns and provides support to the network of 11 County employee child development centers; administers the following programs -  Los Angeles County Centralized Eligibility List for low-income working families seeking subsidized child care services; the Steps to Excellence Project, a child care quality and improvement system in selected communities; and the Investing in Early Educators Program, which makes cash stipends available to qualified child care teachers working directly with young children.

Child Custody/Visitation
Superior Court
Family Law Department
111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5524 (recording)

Provides agreements regarding custody and visitation. Meetings are by appointment only.

Child Support Services Department

5770 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce 90040-2924
Phone (866) 901-3212
TDD: (866) 399-4096
Website: cssd.lacounty.gov

Assumes primary responsibility for the administration, collection, enforcement and distribution of child support payments. Assists custodial and non-custodial parents with child support procedures and processes, including locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing court orders for child support, modifying court orders, collecting and distributing court - ordered support, and working with other counties, states and countries to obtain child support.

Partners with community-based organizations and other County agencies which provide job training, job placement, peer counseling, and parenting classes to aid unemployed and underemployed non-custodial parents, enabling them to provide emotional, as well as financial support to their children.

Customer Contact Center also provides assistance and information. The Customer Contact Center’s hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Fri. Telephone voice response system, (866) 901-3212 or (800) 615-8858, is operational 24 hours a day. Persons with child support cases may get information by entering their personal identification (PIN) number on their telephone key pad.

The divisions are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri.

Division I
15531 Ventura Blvd., Encino 91436

Division II
5770 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce 90040

Division III
2934 E. Garvey Ave. South, # 100, West Covina 91791

Division IV
8300 S. Vermont Ave., 2nd Flr., Los Angeles 90044

Division V
20221 S. Hamilton Ave., Torrance 90502

Division VI
42281 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534

Intergovernmental Division
5701 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce 90040

State Disbursement Unit (SDU)
P.O. Box 989067
West Sacramento, CA 95796-9067
Phone (866) 901-3212
website: www.childsup-connect.ca.gov

Receives and processes child support payments for individuals with open cases through the Los Angeles County Child Support Services Department, as well as all other local child support agencies in California. Also receives and processes all employer child support wage withholding payments.



Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
(Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program)
Public Health, Department of
5555 Ferguson Dr., Commerce 90022
Toll-Free (800) LA-4-LEAD
Website: ph.lacounty.gov/lead

Works to reduce the incidence of lead poisoning for children in Los Angeles County. Provides case management of lead-burdened children and environmental investigation to identify lead hazards.

Provides information on lead and lead poisoning prevention in several languages, outreach and education in high-risk areas, and education for health care providers.

Provides a toll-free hotline, (800) LA-4-LEAD, to answer questions or to give referrals regarding lead-related issues during regular working hours.

Disturbing lead-based paint at properties built before 1978 can create dangerous lead-dust. To report sandblasting or other activities that disturb lead-based paint, please call (800) LA-4-LEAD.

Children and Families, Commission for
Rm. B-22, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012
Phone (213) 974-1558
Fax: (213) 625-5813
Website: lachildrenscommission.org

Advises the Board of Supervisors in areas of child welfare and family policy. Pursues all major issues affecting children, their families, and children’s services in County government. The commission’s premise is that all children are “at risk.” Reviews the policies, procedures and systemic issues of various County departments and agencies which provide children’s services, assesses service levels, and identifies community needs.

Children and Family Services, Department of
425 Shatto Pl., Ste. 600, Los Angeles 90020
Website: dcfs.lacounty.gov

General Information (213) 351-5602
Employment Hotline (213) 351-6417
Foster Parent and Adoption
Recruitment Hotline (888) 811-1121

Foster Care/Adoptions Assistance Program Hotline
725 S. Grand Ave., Glendora 91740
Phone (626) 697-4444

Child Abuse Hotline
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (800) 540-4000 - Within California
Phone (213) 639-4425 - Out-of-state calls
Phone (800) 272-6699 - TDD
Fax: (213) 639-1964 or (213) 639-1224

Receives reports of suspected child abuse, neglect or exploitation. Provides information and consultation about child abuse and neglect. This is a 24-hour service, seven days a week.

Emergency Response Command Post
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 639-4500 or (213) 639-4493
Fax: (213) 738-6483

Performs emergency response, in-person investigations on referrals with immediate response times received after business hours and weekends.

Out-of-County Services Unit
(including Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and International Placement Unit).
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 639-4501
Fax: (213) 738-9379

SPAs (Service Planning Areas):

Provides services children and their families need when the children are at-risk due to actual or potential child abuse, abandonment, neglect or exploitation. Provides protective services to children in their own homes, short-term out-of-home services, adoption, guardianship and long-term foster care.

SPA 1

Palmdale Office
39959 Sierra Hwy., #150, Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 223-4200
Fax: (661) 265-6071

Lancaster West Office
1150 W. Ave. J, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 951-4107
Fax: (661) 942-4172

SPA 2

San Fernando Valley Office
20151 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth 91311
Phone (818) 717-4002 or (818) 717-4009
Fax: (818) 773-9989

West San Fernando Valley Office
20151 Nordhoff St., Chatsworth 91311
Phone (818) 717-4009
Fax: (818) 775-0292

Santa Clarita Office
28490 Avenue Stanford, Ste. 100, Santa Clarita 91350
Phone (661) 702-6202
Fax: (661) 257-5008

SPA 3

El Monte Office
4024 N. Durfee Ave., El Monte 91732
Phone (626) 455-4506
Fax: (626) 433-4505

Glendora Office
725 S. Grand Ave., Glendora 91740
Phone (626) 691-1692
Fax: (626) 691-0973

Pasadena Office
532 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 229-3737
Fax: (626) 397-9169

Pomona Office
100 W. Second St., Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 868-4421
Fax: (909) 469-6057

SPA 4

Metro North Office
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 639-4813
Fax: (213) 351-2465

SPA 5

West Los Angeles Office
5757 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 200, Los Angeles 90036
Phone (323) 900-2222
Fax: (323) 954-5944

SPA 6

Compton Office
921 E. Compton Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 668-6600
Fax: (310) 604-5152

Compton West Office
11539 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. 400, Hawthorne 90250
Phone (310) 263-2178
Fax: (310) 263-7738

Vermont Corridor Office
8300 S. Vermont Ave., 4th Flr., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 935-7060
Fax: (323) 789-5629

Wateridge Office
5110 W. Goldleaf Circle, Los Angeles 90056
Phone (323) 290-8500
Fax: (323) 290-3171

SPA 7

Belvedere Office
5835 S. Eastern Ave., 2nd Flr., Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 725-4401
Fax: (323) 869-0922

Santa Fe Springs Office
10355 Slusher Dr., Ste. 11, Santa Fe Springs 90670
Phone (562) 903-5000
Fax: (562) 946-7462

SPA 8

South County Office
4060 Watson Plaza Dr., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 497-3500
Fax: (562) 429-3726

Torrance
2325 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance 90501
Phone (310) 972-3111
Fax: (310) 222-5544

Specialized Services:

DCFS - Family and Children’s Services Trust Fund
(Donations, fund-raising and camperships for DCFS children)
501 Shatto Pl., 2nd Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 739-6202

Jobs (for DCFS Youth) Program
Recruitment and Exams
425 Shatto Pl., Rm. 10, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 351-5898
Phone (213) 351-4013

Juvenile Court/ Edmund D. Edelman’s Children’s Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr., Monterey Park 91754-2159
Phone (323) 526-6700

Adoption Safe Family Act - (ASFA Division) (562) 903-5122

Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) of 1997, P.L. 105-89 amended Title IV-B and Title IV-E of the Social Security Act to clarify certain provisions of P.L. 96-272. It established requirements for assessing and approving the homes of relatives and non-related extended family members to speed the process of finding permanent homes for children. The ASFA Division has 14 home assessment units, which are distributed throughout the County in regional offices.

Kinship Resources Center North
5035 W. Slauson Ave., # G, Los Angeles 90056
Phone (323) 290-8697

Kinship Resources Center South
9834 Norwalk Blvd., Santa Fe Springs 90670
Phone (562) 777-1748

Bureau of the Medical Director:
425 Shatto Pl., # 500, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 351-5614
Fax: (213) 738-8340

Provides services to enhance permanency, safety and well-being for children. Answers questions regarding medical, dental, mental health, and substance abuse for foster children and families.

D. Rate /Katie A. / Multi-disciplinary Assessment Team (MAT) /
Psychiatric Discharge Planning / Regional Center/ Special Placements
Phone (213) 351-5737
Fax: (213) 738-8340

Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Phone (213) 351-5729
Fax: (213) 381-8125

Medical Case Management Services & Sexual Abuse
Treatment Programs
3075 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Flr. Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 639-4814
Fax: (213) 639-1344

Public Health Nursing
Phone (213) 351-5724
Fax: (213) 381-8398

Adoption Services:
Headquarters Office
525 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 229-3777
Phone (888) 811-1121 (Adopt a foster child or relinquish a child)
Phone (213) 639-4014 (Reception)
Fax: (626) 397-9169
Website: www.lacdcfs.org/adoptions/index.html

Accepts, prepares and places children of all ages in permanent adoptive homes. Provides casework and counseling to birth parents regarding children, both born and unborn, and provides foster care for children awaiting adoptive placement. Provides counseling for all parties to the adoption. Conducts studies and makes recommendations to the Superior Court on petitions for independent and stepparent adoptions.

Adoption services are available to persons of all races and religions who need or are seeking adoption plans.

First established in 1949 as the County Department of Adoptions, the Adoptions Division was made part of the Department of Children and Family Services when it was created in 1984. The Adoptions Division is licensed by the California Department of Social Services as a full service adoption agency. This license permits the agency to provide all adoption services with the exception of inter-country adoption (adoption of a foreign-born child who is not a dependent of the court).

DCFS provides the following adoption services:

Agency Adoption Program (888) 811-1121

In an agency adoption, the child is placed for adoption by a licensed agency (DCFS). DCFS prepares and places children of all ages in permanent adoptive homes. The majority of the children are court dependents and have been in foster care. The prospective adoptive family is provided with pre-adoption training and completes an adoption home study prior to placement. The birth parent’s parental rights are terminated by court action or by voluntarily relinquishing parental rights. Birth parent counseling is provided prior to relinquishment. DCFS is responsible until the adoption is finalized by the court. The Adoption Assistance Program is available to aid adoptive families.

Post Adoption Services (888) 811-1121

Post adoption services are available to all members of the adoption triad: the adopted person, the birth parents and the adoptive parents. Non-identifying case summaries and medical histories are provided. Reunions are arranged if the adopted person (over 18 years old) and the birth family member have filed consents for contact. There are monthly adoptive parent support groups and information and referral by telephone.

Independent Adoption Program (213) 639-4691

In an independent adoption, it is the birth parent’s decision and responsibility to choose the adoptive parent(s) and to place the child directly with the adoptive family. DCFS completes an assessment of the family after they have filed a petition to adopt with the court. A report is provided to the court regarding the suitability of the adoption in the best interest of the child.

Stepparent Adoption Program (213) 639-4750

A stepparent may petition the court to adopt the child of his or her spouse. Both the parent retaining custody and the parent relinquishing custody must consent to the adoption. DCFS completes an assessment of the family after a petition to adopt has been filed with the court. A report is provided to the court regarding the suitability of the adoption in the best interest of the child.

Children’s Group Home Ombudsman
Auditor-Controller, Department of
350 S. Figueroa St., 8th Flr., Los Angeles 90071
Phone: (888) 445-1234
Fax: (213) 897-5963
E-mail: afriend@auditor.lacounty.gov

Serves as an advocate and problem-solver for children placed in group homes. The Ombudsman is independent from the agencies that place children in homes. Children are encouraged to call or e-mail the Ombudsman, who will conduct an investigation of the issues they raise if needed, and provide assistance in resolving problems.

Children’s Medical Services
Public Health, Department of
9320 Telstar Ave., # 226, El Monte 91731
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/cms/css

California Children’s Services
9320 Telstar Ave., # 226, El Monte 91731
Phone (800) 288-4584
TDD: (800) 827-1359
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/cms/css

Authorizes diagnostic and treatment services, provides medical case management, and provides physical and occupational therapy services to children under 21 years of age with certain chronic medical conditions, traumatic injuries, and infectious diseases. Provides services through approved medical offices and hospitals throughout Los Angeles County.

Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
Phone (800) 993-2437
Area Offices:
North Area: (818) 834-3380
South Area: (310) 668-5141
East Area: (626) 569-3750
West Area: (310) 222-2324

Provides early and regular health exams for eligible low-income children up to 19 years of age, Medi-Cal recipient children up to 21 years of age, and Head Start Preschool children.Offers a full range of health services, including health and developmental history, unclothed physical exams, immunizations, vision testing, hearing testing, lead poisoning testing, nutritional check-ups, teeth and gum check-ups, some laboratory tests (including sickle cell), and health counseling. Refers children with identified health problems for necessary diagnosis and treatment.

Churches
Churches do not need to file fictitious business name statements; however, they must register with the IRS as a non-profit organization. The IRS can be reached at (800) 829-1040.

Civil Process Service
Sheriff’s Department
Phone (213) 974-6613

Civil Service Commission
Rm. 522, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2411
Website: http://civilservice.lacountycommissions.info

Serves as an independent administrative appeals body established by the Los Angeles County Charter to provide impartial and fair application of the Los Angeles County Civil Service rules. The commission’s appellant authority includes appeals of disciplinary actions, (e.g., discharges, reductions, and suspensions in excess of five days), alleged discrimination and limited other matters, as provided for in specific Civil Service rules.

Claims
Creditors, against an estate: (Probate Department)
Superior Court -
111 N. Hill St., Rm. 426 Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5471


Damage, to person or property, against the County:
Executive Office, Board of Supervisors -
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1440
Website: lacounty.gov/claimsboards/default.asp
Claims Form: bos.co.la.ca.us/PDFs/2008-09_Assessment_Appeals_fillable_form.pdf



Collection Services
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160

Provides collection services for delinquent account receivables for various County departments.

Community Development Commission

2 Coral Circle, Monterey Park 91755
Phone (323) 890-7001
Website: lacdc.org

Administers the County's housing and community development programs, including various economic development, business revitalization and community redevelopment programs, and federal grant and loan funds. Operates a Countywide housing program for low-income persons, making available more than approximately 3,000 public and other affordable housing rental units, and offering the Section 8 rent subsidy program to qualified low-income individuals in the unincorporated areas and 62 cities. Makes available to 47 cities and unincorporated areas financing for community improvements using federal Community Development Block Grant funds. Through partnerships with non-profit and for-profit developers, provides financing and technical assistance to build affordable housing. Offers rehabilitation grant and loan programs to help low-income homeowners improve their properties, and provides financial assistance for first-time homebuyers through a variety of programs.

Public Housing -
To obtain program information or register for the wait list, visit www.hacola.org, or call (562) 347-HOME, or (800) 731-4663, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Section 8 Programs -
To obtain program information or register for the wait list, visit www.hacola.org, or call (562) 347-HOME, or (800) 731-4663, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Economic Development Programs -
Phone (323) 890-7204

Housing Rehabilitation Grants and Loans Programs-
Phone (323) 890-7239

Community Development Block Grant Program -
Phone (323) 890-7220

Homeownership Programs -
Phone (323) 890-7248

Sound Insulation Program -
Phone (323) 838-5033

Development of Affordable Single and Multifamily Housing -
Phone (323) 890-7235

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing -
To obtain information on locating resources for affordable, special needs or emergency housing, please visit http://housing.lacounty.gov, or call (877) 428-8844 or 211, the County’s Info Line.



Community and Senior Service Centers
Altadena Senior Center
560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 798-0505


Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 398-6174

Antelope Valley Senior Center
777 Jackman St., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 726-4400


Asian Service Center
14112 Kingsley Dr., Gardena 90249
Phone (310) 217-7300

Centro Maravilla Service Center
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2805

East Los Angeles Service Center
133 N. Sunol Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2808


East Rancho Dominguez Service Center
4513 E. Compton Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 603-7401

Florence/Firestone Service Center
7807 S. Compton Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 586-6501

Los Nietos Senior Center
11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 669-2040

San Fernando Valley Service Center
7555 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 901-3501


San Gabriel Valley Service Center

1441 Santa Anita Ave., El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 575-5431


San Pedro Service Center
769 W. Third St., San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6091

Santa Clarita Valley Service Center
24271 S. Main St., Newhall 91321
Phone (661) 254-0070


Willowbrook Senior Center

12915 Jarvis St., Los Angeles 90061
Phone (310) 603-3358



Community and Senior Services

3175 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600
Website: css.lacounty.gov

Provides comprehensive human services in partnership with community leaders, business and private agencies. Assists residents to self sufficiency, strengthens and promotes the independence of older persons, provides employment and training, protects elderly and dependent adult victims of abuse and neglect, supports and strengthen communities impacted by hate violence, fosters positive intergroup relations to promote an informed inclusive society, and provides a neutral and impartial forum for the resolution of issues and problems involving the Sheriff’s Department and Office of Public Safety.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
Information and Assistance.......................................... (800) 510-2020
Employment and Training............................................. (888) 226-6300
General Information...................................................... (213) 738-2600
Adult Protective Services............................................. (213) 351-5401
After - Hour Elder Abuse Hotline................................. (877) 477-3646
Senior Employment Services........................................ (213) 738-2631

EXECUTIVE OFFICES
Director
(213) 637-0798

Chief Deputy
(213) 738-2617

Assistant Director
Administrative Services Branch
(213) 738-2273
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Assistant Director
Workforce and Community Services Branch
(213) 738-3175
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Assistant Director
Aging and Adult Services Branch
(213) 738-2645
Fax: (213) 365-8649

Workforce Investment Board
(213) 738-2593

Community Services Resource Corporation
(213) 738-2749

Dispute Resolution Services
(213) 738-2621

Area Agency on Aging
Director....................................................................... (213) 738-2645
Planning and Program Development Section................. (213) 738-2655
Senior Information and Assistance Hotline................... (213) 738-4004
(800) 510-2020
or (800) 243-8081
Service Integration & Senior Employment...................... (213) 738-2676

SERVICE CENTERS ADMINISTRATION
3175 W. 6th St., Rm. 306, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4913
Fax: (213) 384-4523



Commuter Bus Service Programs
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Serves as County liaison with the agencies that provide the commuter bus services from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley into the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Composting
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3565
Website: http://888CleanLA.com or http://smartgardening.com

Conservatorship
(See Public Guardian)

Consumer Affairs, Department of
Rm. B-96, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: http://dca.lacounty.gov
E-mail: dca@dca.lacounty.gov

Phones:
(800) 593-8222 Consumer Protection Services (Toll-Free Within the County of Los Angeles)
(213) 974-1452 Consumer Protection Services
(213) 974-9759 Small Claims Advisor Services
(800) 973-3370 Real Estate Fraud and Homeowner Assistance Program
(213) 974-0825 Dispute Settlement Services
(213) 974-9740 Volunteer and Internship Program
(213) 974-9778 Senior Abuse and Fraud Protection Program
(213) 626-0913 TTY
(213) 974-9750 Public Information and Community Outreach

Consumer Protection Services

Investigates and mediates complaints of unethical and deceptive business practices in such areas as retail sales, credit, automobiles, landlord tenant, identity theft and other consumer problems. Provides counseling and referrals. Services are available in-person, by phone, or e-mail. Free.

Identity Theft Unit

Helps consumers restore their good names and credit, counsels consumers and businesses on how to reduce the risk of identity theft, and investigates cases for referral to prosecuting agencies. Makes presentations to consumer groups and businesses on how to reduce the risk of becoming victims of identity theft.

Small Claims Advisor Services

Counsels and provides information on small claims court matters to litigants and potential litigants, including getting cases started, serving court papers, preparing for court, and collecting and paying a judgment.

Real Estate Fraud and Homeowner Assistance Program

Serves as the central reporting agency for real estate fraud. Investigates complaints and provides counseling and referrals. Provides help to homeowners with problems concerning home purchase or sale, refinancing, contractors, real estate fraud, foreclosure, and undeveloped land sales.

Dispute Settlement Services (Mediation)

Helps resolve disputes with neighbors, businesses, and others without going to court. Mediators are trained to be neutral and unbiased.

Senior Abuse and Fraud Protection Services

Investigates cases of financial fraud and abuse against seniors. Conducts monthly “Smarter Senior Forums” to educate the public about elder abuse, independence and safety at home, fraud, scams and identity theft.

Branch Offices

Provides branch offices conveniently throughout the County. Accepts consumer complaints and provides counseling and referrals.

Volunteer and Internship Program

Provides rewarding opportunities for volunteers and interns to work with consumer affairs professionals. Volunteers and interns assist staff with consumer counseling, mediation, investigations, and special projects. This program may qualify for high school and college class credit.

Public Information and Community Outreach

Participates in community fairs and events, and distributes educational brochures on a variety of consumer topics. Makes presentations to community organizations, agencies, and other interested groups.

Contracting
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-3101

Provides expertise and leadership for the development of contracts and compliance with County contracting policies and procedures.

Vendors are asked to register online and list the types of commodities or services for which they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following website: camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids/

Other useful websites are the Doing Business with Us at lacounty.info/doing_business/main_db.htm and the Los Angeles County Office of Small Business at laosb.org

Convalescent Homes
(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Cooperative Extension
4800 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2267
Fax: (323) 260-5208
Website: celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

Provides free or low-cost educational programs for residents of Los Angeles County in locations convenient for the community. Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in nutrition, family and consumer science, youth development, gardening, commercial horticulture, agriculture and natural resources. Coordinates the 4-H Youth Development Program, the Master Gardener Program, the Farm Advisor, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Network for a Healthy California Latino and Power Play Campaigns for Los Angeles County residents. Provided through a partnership of the County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California, dating back to 1914.

Antelope Valley Office -
2323 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. B
Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 575-1511
Fax: (661) 266-1874

Coroner, Department of
1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0512 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(24 hour) (323) 343-0714
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Inquires into and determines the cause, manner and circumstances of death in all unnatural, suspicious, unusual, violent, sudden and unattended deaths. The cause of death is determined by investigation, post mortem examination and laboratory testing. The department is also responsible for correctly identifying the deceased, notifying the legal next of kin, and making proper disposition of remains.

Gift Shop:
"Skeletons in the Closet"
1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0760
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

Coroner memorabilia (T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, personalized toe-tag key chains, beach towels, etc.)

County Charter
The County Charter can be accessed on the Internet at http://file.lacounty.gov/lac/charter.pdf. The citizens of Los Angeles County approved the Charter in 1913 to provide greater freedom of governance within the framework of state law. There have been a number of voter-approved amendments throughout the years.

County Clerk
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Marriage License/Marriage Ceremonies - Room 1002
Phone (562) 462-2137

Business Filings and Registrations, Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

Notary Filings - Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

County Code
Website: http://municipalcodes.lexisnexis.com/codes/lacounty/

Contains most of the administrative and regulatory ordinances adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. It can be accessed on the Internet.

County Counsel
Rm. 648, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1811
Website: http://counsel.lacounty.gov

Acts as the legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, County officers and departments, special districts and certain other public agencies, such as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Southern California Regional Rail Authority.  Works to protect the County from loss and risk associated with its day-to-day operations. 

Advises on the law as it applies to County operations; drafts legal documents, represents the County in civil actions and dependency court cases, and serves as issuer's counsel on funding issues.

Also assists in presenting the County's position in the state Legislature and before state and federal regulatory agencies and administrative hearing boards.

County Morgue
(See Health Services, Department of)

County Veterans Services Office
(See Military and Veterans Affairs, Department of)

Court Records
Copies  of recent court documents - including orders regarding dissolutions of marriage  and judgments of dissolutions, probate, name changes, criminal and civil cases  – may be available at the headquarters courthouse in the judicial district  where the case was handled.  Conduct case research online at www.lasuperiorcourt.org to determine where the case was heard. If the case concluded more than five  years ago, records are likely at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012.  (No phone orders are accepted).

Some  post-1999 civil case documents for cases heard at Stanley Mosk Courthouse may  be found online at www.lasuperiorcourt.org/Online/CivilImages, where they can  be purchased and downloaded.

In  the Central District, visit or write the certification section in Rm. 112 at  the Stanley Mosk Courthouse, 111    N. Hill St., Los Angeles  or call (213) 974-5192 for information.  (No phone orders will be  accepted.)

Ordering  case documents requires a case number. To search for a civil case number,  provide the names of the parties and the year the case was filed to civil index  staff members. If the civil case was filed in 1965 or earlier, call the civil  index clerk at (213) 974-1378.  For civil cases filed after 1965, call the  civil index clerk at (213) 974-5171.  (An in-person index fee for civil  searches costs $15 per name if a search takes more than 10 minutes.)

Criminal case index searches for criminal cases  filed before 1956 are performed at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012;  criminal cases filed 1957 and later are indexed at the Criminal Justice   Center, 210 W. Temple St.,  Rm. M-6, Los Angeles  90012.   (California law allows misdemeanor case  records to be destroyed five years after their disposition.)

 --Purchase  case document copies in person at the Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St., Los Angeles, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.  Phone (213)  974-1196.
--Mail  requests for case documents to Archives and Records Center,  222 N. Hill St.,  Rm. 212, Los Angeles, CA 90012.   Enclose a check, payable to the Los Angeles Superior Court, to cover the  copying cost of documents, which is 50 cents per page and a certification fee  of $15 per document.  If the document is a final judgment of divorce, add  $15 for the certification fee.  If the copies are for official use in  another country, there is an additional $20 exemplification fee. If you do not  know the number of pages or the cost for copies, write below the long dollar  line on your check the phrase: “Not to exceed $30.”  The clerk processing  the order will fill in the actual amount and return a receipt with the  copies.  Please enclose a self-addressed, legal-sized envelope.   Allow 45 working days for processing.
--Divorce records may be ordered online at www.lasuperiourt.org. 

Court Records, Civil Cases
Superior  Court
Website:  lasuperiorcourt.org
  
Allows unlimited downloading from the court’s  website of civil records in lawsuits greater than $25,000 filed at Stanley Mosk  Courthouse in Los Angeles.  The public may search for documents filed  since 1997 by either a case number or a party name.

Court Records, Criminal Defendants, Index of
Superior Court
Website: https://lasuperiorcourt.org/OnlineServices/criminalindex/index.asp

Allows the public, for a fee, to access an index of defendants in criminal cases in the Los Angeles Superior Court via the Internet. Provides a list of case numbers and filing dates related to the party/company name submitted. If available, counts, current charges, disposition and disposition dates will be included. The site is updated daily.

Court Records, Divorce
Superior  Court
Website:  https://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/ldols/index.aspx

Allows ordering of certified copies of  divorce records online. Requests and payments may be made on the  Court's website; copies are delivered by mail. 



Courts, L.A. County
(See Superior Court)

Crematory or Burial at Sea
Health Services, Department of
Vital Records
313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Deaf
(See Hearing Impaired)

Death Certificates
To  obtain copies of death certificates for deaths occurring more than 45 days  after the date of death, contact:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm.  1002, Norwalk  90650
Phone  (562) 462-2137
Hours:  Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours:  Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7   p.m.
Website:  lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov
    
Pursuant  to California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 only specific individuals  are allowed to receive an authorized certified copy of a death record.  An authorized certified copy of a death  record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds,  notify Social Security and obtain other services related to an individual’s  identity.

Those  who are not authorized may receive an informational certified copy with the  words “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity” imprinted across the face of the copy.
    
Individuals  permitted to receive an authorized certified copy:

- The  registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.  

- A  party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an  attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record in order to comply with the requirements of Section 3140 or 7603 of the Family Code.

- A  member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another  governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.

      - A  child, grandparent, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.
      - An  attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or  any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on  behalf of the registrant or the registrant estate.- Any  funeral director that orders certified copies of a death certificate  on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of  subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.

Anyone  who does not fit into any of the above categories can only obtain an informational  copy.
  
Records  are available for deaths occurring in Los    Angeles since 892.
  
To  request a copy of a death certificate by mail, please include the following  information:  Deceased full name, city of  death (if known), or the range of years to be checked, the number of copies you  need, your relationship to the deceased, and include a pre-addressed stamped  envelope.  All requests must have a  penalty of perjury statement, a notarized certificate of identity and a check  or money order in the amount of $12 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County  Clerk, Death Records, P.O. Box 53120,   Los Angeles, CA   90053-0120.  It takes approximately 15 working days to  process requests.
  
Copies  of death records to be mailed from the Norwalk  office can be requested from the East Los Angeles,  Lancaster, LAX  Airport and Van Nuys branch offices.  For  a list of those offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk Branch  Offices.”  A valid ID will be requested  for orders submitted in person.
  
You may place an  expedited order via the Internet at lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov using a  major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is  $12 for the certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within three  working days of receipt of the penalty of perjury statement and the notarized  certificate of identity. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail  unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $17.50. A  $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition  to the copy fee.  If purchased online  through VitalCheck, the fee is $18.50.
    
Information  on deaths occurring within the past 45 days must be obtained from the  Department of Public Health, 313    N. Figueroa St., Rm. L-1, Los Angeles 90012, (213) 240-7816. 



Debris Flow/Mudslide Prevention Education
(See Flood Control District)

Debts for County Services
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, 225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160
Phone (213) 974-0197 (Immigration clearance)

Provides collection services for delinquent accounts receivables to various County departments.

Deeds
(See Real Estate Records)

Design Control Board Commission
13484 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9505
Website: http://beaches.lacounty.gov/bandh/deptinfo/commissions.htm#design

Reviews plans for exterior modifications or improvements to Marina del Rey parcels.

Dinosaur Exhibitions
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Direct Assessments
Auditor-Controller, Department of
153 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-8368

Direct Assessments are charges by agencies to pay for services provided directly to property.

These services include, for example, street lighting, sewer maintenance, flood control and weed abatement. Direct assessments are separately listed on property tax bills.

The telephone number for each direct assessment is listed on the property tax bill and can be obtained by accessing the Auditor-Controller’s website at http://cmsapp.co.la.ca.us/auditor/queryfor.htm

Disabilities, County Commission on
Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1053
TDD: (213) 974-1707
Website: laccod.org

Advises the Board of Supervisors of the unique needs of people with disabilities, including but not limited to the areas of health, employment, education, public attitudes and barriers; sponsors the annual Access Awards ceremony and luncheon, which recognizes businesses and community members that encourage better access of information and services to members of the disability community; administers the annual Bill Tainter Scholarship Program, which awards five educational scholarships to students with disabilities; hosts the Disability Network radio broadcast, which airs on KTYM 1460 A.M; provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies and community organizations. The commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Rm. 140 of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

Discrimination

(See Human Relations Commission)



Disney Concert Hall
(See Music Center)

Dispute Resolution Program
Community and Senior Services
(213) 738-2621
Website: css.lacounty.gov/DR/DisputeRes.html

Neutral highly-trained mediators help disputants look at all sides of a conflict and work together to find an effective, fair and reasonable solution to the specific dispute.

District Attorney
Rm. 18000, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3512
Website: da.lacounty.gov
E-mail: webmail@da.lacounty.gov

Prosecutes individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes; handles specialized felony cases involving narcotics, gang-related crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, child abduction, consumer and environmental protection, domestic violence, major frauds, insurance frauds and elder abuse.

Assists crime victims and witnesses. Conducts office hearings to resolve neighborhood disputes and minor criminal complaints outside the criminal court system.

Bad Check Restitution Program
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 86407, Los Angeles 90086
Phone (800) 842-0733 (Victim Hotline)
(800) 269-0206 (Check Writers)

Consumer Protection Division
201 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 1200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3273

Elder Abuse Section
201 N. Figueroa St., Ste. 1200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3383

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

Hearing Officer Program
7500 E. Imperial Hwy., Rm. 104, Downey 90242-3768
Phone (562) 803-7116

Media Relations
Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Rm. 18-1112, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3528

Speakers’ Bureau
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Rm. 1162, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7401

Victim-Witness Assistance Program
El Monte Courthouse
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Rm. 110, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-5565
(800) 773-7574

BRANCH AND AREA OFFICES

Airport Branch Office
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ste. 601, Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6500

Alhambra Branch Office
150 W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626) 308-5302

Antelope Valley Branch Office
42011 4th St. West, Ste. 3530, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 974-7700

Bellflower Area Office
10025 E. Flower St., Rm. 374, Bellflower 90706-5412
Phone (562) 804-8085

Beverly Hills Area Office
9355 Burton Way, Rm. 400, Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 288-1246

Burbank Satellite Office
300 E. Olive Ave., Rm. 215, Burbank 91505
Phone (818) 557-3525

Compton Branch Office
200 W. Compton Blvd., Rm. 700, Compton 90220-3193
Phone (310) 603-7483

Downey Area Office
7500 E. Imperial Hwy, Rm. 324, Downey 90242
Phone (562) 803-7100

East Los Angeles Area Office
4848 E. Civic Center Way, Rm. 201, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2032

El Monte Area Office
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Rm. 110, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-4155

Glendale Area Office
600 E. Broadway, Rm. 280, Glendale 91206
Phone (818) 500-3593

Inglewood Area Office
One Regent Street, Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 419-5182

Long Beach Branch Office
415 W. Ocean Blvd., Rm. 305, Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 491-6301

Malibu Satellite Office
23525 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 317-1343

Divorce/Dissolution
(See “Court Records” and “Family Law”)

Dog and Cat Licenses
Department of Animal Care and Control – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4706
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov

County regulations require that residents of unincorporated areas have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. Dogs must be microchipped and comply with spay/neuter requirements. To obtain a dog or cat license, present a certificate of rabies vaccination, plus microchip information (for dogs), and proof of compliance with spay/neuter requirements (for dogs) to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.

Domestic Partners
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Website: http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Couples may file a statement of domestic partnership between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays at the Norwalk office or any branch office. For a list of branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”

Both partners must be 18 years or older and at least one partner must reside or work within Los Angeles County. It costs $20 to file a statement of domestic partnership. The statement may be amended upon payment of $13. Either partner may file a statement of termination of domestic partnership upon payment of $15. Certified copies are available for $6 per copy. Forms are available on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website. Click on “County Clerk Operations” and "Domestic Partnership".

Domestic Violence
Provides information on what domestic violence victims can do and where they can go for help by calling toll-free (800) 978-3600 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Recorded message is in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino, Khmer, Japanese, Thai and Armenian.

Allows victims of domestic abuse to determine if their abuser is still in jail by calling the Sheriff Department’s Victims Information and Notification (VINE) hotline at (877) 846-3452. Victims may also register with the VINE system at the time of sentencing to be automatically notified when the abuser is released from custody.

Domestic Violence Council
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. B-50, Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-2799
Fax: (213) 620-1388
Website: http://dvcouncil.lacounty.gov

Provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim-centered, countywide and coordinated approach to prevent and respond to domestic violence. Studies the problem of family violence in Los Angeles County and makes recommendations with reference to coordinating education, training and the development of programs in that area. The DVC is a joint government-private sector domestic violence program with a comprehensive approach to domestic violence. Conducts research of intervention models for working with families and makes recommendations to incorporate them into existing County family service programs. Maintains a focus on issues related to victims of domestic violence for agencies and interested persons in distribution of information, resolution of issues, increase in public awareness, legislative advocacy, securing resources for victim services, and development of strategic plans within the public and private sectors. Ensures that programs dealing with partner abuse are sensitive to the language and culture of the population to be served. Evaluates and recommends appropriate legislation in collaboration with departments and agencies, and advises the Board of Supervisors on public policy issues pertaining to domestic violence.

Drug Abuse
(See “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information”)

Economy and Efficiency Commission, Citizens
Rm. 163, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, 90012
Phone (213) 974-1491
Fax: (213) 620-1437
Website: eec.co.la.ca.us
E-mail: eecomm@bos.lacounty.gov


Examines functions of County government at the request of the Board of Supervisors, on its own initiative, or as suggested by others. Submits results and accompanying recommendations to the Board and releases to the public.  Periodically monitors the progress of its recommendations by requesting status reports to ensure that the intended impacts are implemented.

Continually works on projects to improve local government.  Since its creation in 1964, the commission has published more than 200 reports, position papers, letters and associated documents on various issues of County operations, organization, real asset management, contracting, security, risk management, legislation, courts, and policy.



Education, Office of
9300 Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242-2890
Phone (562) 922-6111
Website: lacoe.edu

Provides classroom instruction for specialized student populations and programs and services to the County's 80 K-12 school districts and 13 community college districts. Intermediates between the districts and the state Department of Education. Operates in several major areas:

Educational Programs. Serves tens of thousands of students per year through its Special Education Division (students with disabilities), Juvenile Court Schools (juvenile offenders), and Alternative Education Division ("at-risk" students). Operates the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the International Polytechnic High School.

Education Services. Provides regionalized and specialized support services for districts, educators and parents in a number of areas, including the teaching of reading, teacher and administrator training, school reform, school-community partnerships, ROP, welfare-to-work and parenting programs, and the largest Head Start program in the nation (24,000 children enrolled).

Business Services. Helps districts contain costs by providing personnel, payroll, and retirement accounting, and fiscal oversight of district budgets. These cost-saving services enable districts to use more of their limited resources for the direct benefit of students.

Telecommunications and Technology Services. Offers state-of-the-art telecommunications and technology services to school districts, helping to train teachers and parents and mobilizing resources to increase technology access in classrooms.

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) is the largest intermediate educational agency in the United States.

Egg Quality
(See Produce and Egg Quality)

Elder Abuse Hotline
Community and Senior Services
Phone (877) 477-3646 / (877) 4RSENIORS

Hotline for reporting suspected abuse of senior citizens. This is a 24-hour service, seven days a week.

Elections
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Election Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 466-1310
TDD: (562) 462-2259
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Provides information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct boundaries, polling places, pollworkers, candidate filing, campaign financial statements and sample ballots.

Voter Registration/Sample Ballot Inquiries .................................................. (562) 466-1323
Absentee Ballots......................................................................................... (562) 466-1323
Election Information.................................................................................... (562) 466-1310
Polling Places/Pollworkers (option 7).......................................................... (562) 462-2509 or (800) 815-2666
Candidate Nomination Procedures.............................................................. (562) 462-2317
Campaign Disclosure.................................................................................. (562) 462-2339
Multilingual ................................................................................................ (800) 481-VOTE
Voter Fraud Hotline (option 3).................................................................... (800) 815-2666
Registering to vote (option 5)...................................................................... (800) 815-2666
Voter Registration Request Line (24 hours a day, seven days)...................... (800) 481-VOTE

Emergency Services
Ambulance, Fire, Police, Paramedics:
In all areas of the County, dial 9-1-1.

Emergency service numbers are listed in the front pages of telephone directories.

Emergency Survival Program (ESP)
Office of Emergency Management
1275 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 980-2267
Fax: (323) 881-6897
Website: espfocus.org

Provides information about preparing for all hazards, including terrorism. This free information can be obtained at espfocus.org, or by calling the ESP hotline at (213) 974-1166 (English) or (213) 974-2217 (Spanish).

Emergency Medical Services Agency
Health Services, Department of
5555 Ferguson Dr., # 220, Commerce 90022
Phone (323) 890-7500
Fax: (323) 890-8528

Serves as the lead agency for the emergency medical services system at the local level and is responsible for coordinating all system participants, both public and private, to include fire departments and law enforcement as well as ambulance companies providing “9-1-1" emergency response and prehospital care services. Manages the countywide trauma and pediatric emergency response systems and facility disaster response. Conducts a paramedic training program and approves emergency medical technician (EMT-I) and paramedic training programs countywide. Questions, complaints or issues regarding to provision of emergency services should be directed to the EMS Agency.

Emergency Preparedness and Response Program
Public Health, Department of
Phone (213) 240-8121

Assures the preparedness and response capabilities of the Department of Public Health (DPH), the County, and partner agencies relative to the public health consequences of natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. To achieve these goals, the program:

  • Conducts public health emergency preparedness planning;
  • Maintains the operational readiness of the DPH emergency response.
  • Coordinates activities to enhance disease surveillance and laboratory capabilities and linkages with law enforcement to assess threats such as bioterrorism.
  • Coordinates public information and information technology activities to foster greater community awareness and interagency collaboration.


Emergency Survival Guide

http://lacoa.org/PDF/EmergencySurvivalGuide-LowRes.pdf

Offers information to better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters in Los Angeles County.



Employee Fraud Hotline
(See Fraud Hotline)

Employee Relations Commission (ERCOM)
Rm. 374, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-2417
Fax: (213) 633-2417

Processes, hears and decides unfair (labor) practice charges filed by organizations which represent groups of county employees (such as unions) against the County; filed by an individual county employee; or filed by the County against employee organizations. Conducts secret ballot elections to determine if county employees wish to be represented, or stay represented, by employee organizations (unions). Assists the County and employee organizations in negotiating, and reaching a written agreement covering terms and conditions of employment (known as a memorandum of understanding, “MOU”). Processes, and arbitrates disputes arising under MOUs between employee organizations and the County.

Entertainment and Meeting Facilities
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

Environmental Health Customer Call Center

Environmental Health Customer Call Center: (888) 700-9995 Fax: (626) 813-4829



Environmental Toxicology Laboratory
(Chemical and Biological Analysis)
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Department
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-6778
Fax: (562) 940-6785

Provides full-service chemical and biological testing. Tests all water quality parameters in drinking water, and environmental contaminants (chemical and biological) in stormwater and wastewater. Tests for lead in paint, dust and soil, and for heavy metals in hazardous waste.

FEMA / Flood Zone / Flood Insurance Rate Map Information
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331

Phone (626) 458-4321

Website:  http://gis.dpw.lacounty.gov/floodzone/



Facilities and Services Reservations

Website: http://reservations.lacounty.gov

Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 



Family Law
For information regarding matters in family law (divorce/dissolution, legal separation, annulment, paternity and related custody actions) in outlying areas, please contact your local superior court. Child support enforcement operations are based at Central Civil West Courthouse, 600 S. Commonwealth Avenue, 18th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90005.

Individuals seeking assistance in the preparation of various family law forms relating to support issues, paternity, answers to district attorney complaints, fee waiver applications and wage assignment orders may contact the Office of the Family Law Facilitator. The office staff will not give legal advice nor represent any parties in an action. The office provides the above services free of charge. Please contact your local office to make an appointment.

For the Central District: The Family Law Information line is (213) 974-5568. Office of the Family Law Facilitator: (213) 974-5004.

For Central Civil West: The Child Support Services Support Information line is (866) 901-3212. Office of the Family Law Facilitator: (213) 637-8470.

Farmers Markets, Certified
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Pest Exclusion & Produce Quality Bureau
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 622-0426
Fax: (562) 861-2828

Inspects and registers certified farmers markets and certified producers to ensure that the commodities sold are of the farmers’ production.

Fictitious Business Name Statement
(See Business Filings and Registrations)

FilmL.A., Inc.
1201 W. 5th St.,  Ste. T-800, Los Angeles 90017
Phone (213) 977-8600
Fax: (213) 977-8610
Permit Fax: (213) 977-8601
Website: http://filmla.com
E-mail: info@filmlainc.com

Operates as regional one-stop film office for Los Angeles County and City.

Filming
(See FilmL.A., Inc.)

Fire Department
Consolidated Fire Protection District
1320 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063-3294
Phone (323) 881-2401
Website: http://fire.lacounty.gov

Serves the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and 58 cities.

Provides 24-hour fire protection and life-safety services; the application and enforcement of appropriate codes and ordinances for the protection of life and property; and protects the public health and the environment from accidental releases of hazardous substances, storage, disposal of hazardous materials through a coordinated effort of inspections, emergency response enforcement and site mitigation.

Provides beach lifeguard services.

Fire Prevention Division
Fire Marshal - Inspections/Permits-
Phone (323) 890-4132

Building, Sprinkler, and Fire Alarm Plans Check-
Phone (323) 890-4125

Health Hazardous Materials Division
Public Health Licenses Hazardous Waste/Hazardous Materials -
Phone (323) 890-4045

Human Resources Division
Personnel Section -
Phone (323) 881-2431

Job Hotline -
Phone (323) 881-2308
Website: http://fire.lacounty.gov

Public Affairs Section
Public Information Office /Education Programs
Phone (323) 881-2411

Lifeguard Division Headquarters
Phone (310) 577-5700
Surf Conditions (310) 379-8471
Website: http://watchthewater.org (For information and surf reports)

Catalina Island -
Phone (310) 510-0856 (Avalon)
Phone (310) 510-0341 (Isthmus)

Northern Section (Malibu) -
Phone (310) 457-2525

Training Section (Manhattan Beach) -
Phone (310) 939-7200

Southern Section (South Bay) -
Phone (310) 372-2166

Central Section (Santa Monica - Venice - Will Rogers) -
Phone (310) 394-3261


Fish and Game Commission
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1431
Website: http://fishandgame.lacountycommissions.info

Acts as an advisory board making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the State Fish and Game Warden as to the best method for the propagation and protection of fish and game in the State of California and Los Angeles County.

Provides propagation fund grants to groups and individuals for programs/projects, such as fishing excursions for disadvantaged children in the County, studies for the preservation of wildlife, and fisheries enhancement programs. Grant applications are available online and at the commission office.

Flood Control District
Public Works, Department of
  900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Phone (626) 458-5100
  
Debris Flow/Mudslide Prevention Education
  Phone (800) 214-4020

Food Safety (including street food vendors)
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5250
24-Hour Hotline (888) 700-9995
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh
E-mail: eh@ph.lacounty.gov

Ensures that food is safe, wholesome and free of contamination by performing routine inspections and complaint investigations at more than 50,000 food facilities. Grades (A, B or C) restaurants and other retail food establishments after each inspection. Provides inspection results and restaurant closure information on website.

Food inspection program - Headquarters
Public Health, Department of
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5250
Fax: (626) 813-1444

Inspects retail food establishments (restaurants, markets, bakeries), pet food stores, and food vending at farmers markets, swap meets, carnivals, fairs, and other temporary events.

New and remodeled retail and wholesale food establishments must submit plans and undergo review and approval process prior to licensing. To get more information, call (626) 430-5560.

DISTRICT OFFICES

Alhambra
Phone: (626) 813-3346
Fax: (626) 814-9173

Antelope Valley
Phone: (661) 723-4533
Fax: (661) 948-9354

East Los Angeles
Phone: (323) 780-2272
Fax: (323) 260-5209

East Valley
Phone: (818) 557-4187
Fax: (818) 848-2336

Hollywood Wilshire
Phone: (213)-351-7893
Fax: (213) 351-2785

Inglewood
Phone: (310) 419-5358
Fax: (310) 680-0978

Mid-Valley
Phone: (818) 902-4460
Fax: (818) 902-4433

Mid-Wilshire
Phone: (213) 351-7895
Fax: (213) 351-2787

Northeast
Phone: (213) 351-7892
Fax: (213) 351-2788

Norwalk
Phone: (562) 345-6800
Fax: (562) 409-5074

Santa Clarita
Phone: (661) 723-4533
Fax: (818) 902-4467

South Bay
Phone: (310) 519-6050
Fax: (310) 514-0170

Southeast
Phone: (323) 235-7009
Fax: (323) 231-0029

West
Phone: (310) 665-8450
Fax: (310) 348-6402

West Covina
Phone: (626) 813-3380
Fax: (626) 813-3333

Food and Milk
Phone: (626) 430-5400
Fax: (626) 813-3017

Wholesale, manufacturing and distributing establishments and food caterers.

Food Stamps
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Food-bourne Illness/Food Poisoning

Public Health, Department of
Phone (888) 397-3993 – Report suspected food-related illness.



Foster Homes
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)

Franchise Trash Collection And Recycling Services
Public Works, Department of
County Garbage Disposal Districts -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800) 993-5844

Fraud
(See Fraud Hotline; Health Services (DHS) Fraud Hotline; Voter Fraud Hotline; Welfare Fraud; Workers’ Compensation Fraud)

Fraud Hotline
Auditor-Controller, Department of
515 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012

To report suspected fraud or misconduct by County employees, contractors or vendors:
Phone toll-free: (800) 544-6861
Website: http://lacountyfraud.org
E-mail: hotline@oci.lacounty.gov

To report suspected Workers’ Compensation fraud and abuse by County employee and providers:
Phone toll-free: (800) 544-6861

To report suspected fraud by County restaurant inspectors, restaurant owners and managers:
Phone toll-free: (800) 544-6861

Garbage and Rubbish Collection
Public Works, Department of -
County Garbage Disposal Districts -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800) 404-4487

Gem and Mineral Exhibitions
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Geology and Soils
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4923

Provides geotechnical review of building and grading plans and proposed subdivisions for Building and Safety Division and Department of Regional Planning, respectively. Acts as geotechnical environmental and materials consultant to Public Works and other County agencies.

Golf Courses
Alondra Golf Course
16400 Prairie Ave., Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 217-9916

Altadena Golf Course
1456 E. Mendocino St., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 797-3821

Diamond Bar Golf Course
22751 E. Golden Springs Dr., Diamond Bar 91765
Phone (909) 861-8282

Eaton Canyon Golf Course
1150 N. Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Pasadena 91107
Phone (626) 794-6773

El Cariso Golf Course
13100 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 367-6157

Maggie Hathaway Golf Course
9637 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles 90047
Phone (323) 755-6285

Knollwood Golf Course
12040 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills 91344
Phone (818) 363-8161

Lakewood Golf Course
3101 Carson St., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 429-9711

La Mirada Golf Course
15501 E. Alicante Rd., La Mirada 90638
Phone (562) 943-7123

Los Amigos Golf Course
7295 E. Quill Dr., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 869-0302

Los Verdes Golf Course
7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Phone (310) 377-7370

Marshall Canyon Golf Course
6100 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-8211

Mountain Meadows Golf Course
1875 Fairplex Dr., Pomona 91768
Phone (909) 623-3704

Santa Anita Golf Course
405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 447-2331 Reservations/Pro Shop

Victoria Golf Course
340 E. 192nd St., Carson 90746
Phone (310) 323-4174 Reservations/Pro Shop

Chester Washington Golf Course
1930 W. 120th St., Los Angeles 90047
Phone (323) 756-6975

Whittier Narrows Golf Course
8640 E. Rush St., Rosemead 91770
Phone (626) 288-1044 Reservations/Pro Shop

Graffiti Hotline
Public Works, Department of
Phone (800) 675-HELP (800) 675-4357
Website: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/itd/dispatch/publicgraffiti

Provides graffiti removal services on County rights-of-way, flood control channels, and private property in designated zero tolerance zones. The graffiti hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Graffiti is removed within 48 hours of notification, Mon. – Fri.

Grand Juries (Civil and Criminal)
13-303 Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3993 (criminal)
Fax: (213) 620-1300
Phone (213) 974-4811 (civil)
Fax: (213) 229-2595
Website: http://grandjury.co.la.ca.us

CIVIL GRAND JURY
Reviews complaints about government agencies and services in Los Angeles County. Twenty-three jurors are randomly selected from applicants who volunteer to serve for a year.

CRIMINAL GRAND JURY
Candidates are chosen from voter registration lists and Department of Motor Vehicle license and identification records by a random selection process. Persons chosen are sent a prospective juror questionnaire to determine whether they are qualified to serve or whether legal grounds exist to excuse them. If selected, they generally serve 30 days.

Guardianship
(See Public Guardian)

Guardianship / Conservatorship
Superior Court -
111 N. Hill St., Rm. 208, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5859

HIV, Commission on
Executive Office, Board of Supervisors
3530 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1140, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2816
Fax: (213) 637-4748
Website: http://hivcommission-la.info
E-mail: hivcomm@lachiv.org

Serves as the community planning body for HIV/AIDS programs administered by the County of Los Angeles, in particular the Department of Public Health. Develops and updates a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of services to individuals with or at risk for HIV disease. Establishes priorities and allocations for HIV/AIDS funding. Advises the Board of Supervisors on public policy issues pertaining to HIV/AIDS.

Harbor Patrol Emergency
Sheriff’s  Department - Marina del Rey
Phone  (310) 482-6000 and VHF Channel 16 for boaters

Hate Crimes
(See Human Relations Commission)

Hazardous Spills on Public Right-of-Way
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (888) CLEAN LA
(800) 675-HELP

Handles reports of illegal dumping into storm drains.

Health Facilities Inspection Division
Licensing and Certification
Phone (323) 869-8500

Conducts licensing/certification inspection and complaint investigations at privately owned health care facilities.

Skilled Nursing Facilities (Nursing Homes)
Service Areas:
Central District: (323) 869-8521
East District: (323) 869-8510
North District: (818) 901-4375
San Gabriel District: (626) 430-5600
West District: (310) 865-8400
Community Care Clinics: (323) 869-8500
General Acute Care Hospital: (323) 869-8207
Home Health Agencies: (323) 869-8599
Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded: (323) 869-8596

 








Health Services Department

313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (800) 427-8700
Website: dhs.lacounty.gov

Improves health through leadership, service and education. Operates three acute care hospitals, a nationally-renown rehabilitation hospital, two multi-service ambulatory care centers; six comprehensive health centers; 11 health centers; and additional health care services at more than 120 sites through the public-private partnership (PPP) program. Operates two trauma centers, two pediatric trauma centers, three emergency rooms and a state-of-the-art burn center. Offers OB/GYN services and delivery, pediatric services, HIV/AIDS services, specialized screening and assessment services for foster children (medical hubs), spinal cord injury services, and psychiatric services. Offers payment reduction plans (such as the ability-to-pay plan) to low-income County residents who have no health insurance.

HOW TO ACCESS MEDICAL SERVICES 

Listed below is information on county-run hospitals and their affiliated health networks, which include multi-service ambulatory care centers (MACCs), comprehensive health centers (CHCs), and health centers (HCs). These centers provide primary and some specialty services. Primary care services are also available at more than 120 conveniently located clinic sites across the county through the public-private partnership program, listed alphabetically below under “PPPs.”
If you are seeking a primary care doctor, contact the appointment line at the nearest health center (HC) or comprehensive health center (CHC) listed below, or contact a PPP provider located near your home. You can also call the county’s toll-free 2-1-1 information line to find health services locations.

LAC+USC HEALTHCARE NETWORK (Serving East Los Angeles)

Hospital: LAC+USC Medical Center 
 

1200 N. State St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 409-1000
Appointments (323) 226-5112
Emergency open daily, 24 hours
Urgent Care open daily, 24 hours


CHCs:   Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center
 

245 S. Fetterly Ave.
Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2373
Appointments (800) 383-4600

H. Claude Hudson Comprehensive Health Center
2829 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-3677
Appointments (800) 383-4600
Urgent Care: Daily, 8 a.m. – midnight
on a walk-in basis
Phone (213) 744-5235
 

El Monte Comprehensive Health Center
10953 Ramona Blvd.
El Monte 91731
Appointments (800) 383-4600


HC:        La Puente Health Center
 

15930 Central Ave.
La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 968-3711


HARBOR-UCLA HEALTHCARE NETWORK (Serving South Bay)

Hospital: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance 90509
Phone (310) 222-2345
Emergency: Daily, 24 hours
Urgent Care: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(By appointment only, walk-ins triaged through emergency room)


 

 

CHC:     Long Beach Comprehensive Health Center

1333 Chestnut Ave.
Long Beach 90813
Phone (562) 599-2153

 

 

HCs:     Bellflower Health Center

10005 E. Flower St.
Bellflower 90706
Phone (562) 804-8112

 

Gardena School Based Clinic
Gardena School Based Clinic
1301 W. 182nd St.
Gardena 90248
 

Phone (310) 808-1180

 

Wilmington Health Center
1325 Broad Ave.
Wilmington 90744
Phone (310) 518-8800

 


METROCARE HEALTHCARE NETWORK (Serving South Los Angeles)

MACC:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center
 

12021 S. Wilmington Ave.
Los Angeles 90059
Phone (310) 668-4321
Information Center (310) 668-3711
Clinic Appointment Phone (310) 668-5011
Urgent Care: Daily, 8 a.m. – midnight on a walk-in basis


CHC:     Hubert H. Humphrey Comprehensive Health Center 
 

5850 S. Main St.
Los Angeles 90003
Phone (323) 846-4121
Urgent Care: Daily, 8 a.m. - midnight on a walk-in basis


HC:       Dollarhide Health Center 
 

1108 N. Oleander St.
Compton 90221
Phone (310) 763-2244


VALLEYCARE HEALTHCARE NETWORK (Serving San Fernando and Antelope Valleys)

Hospital: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
 

14445 Olive View Dr.
Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 364-1555
Appointments (818) 365-3184
Emergency: Daily, 24 hours
Urgent Care: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(By appointment only, walk-ins triaged through emergency room)


MACC:  High Desert Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center 
 

44900 N. 60th St. West
Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 948-8581
Appointments (661) 945-8205
Urgent Care: Daily, 8 a.m. - midnight on a walk-in basis


CHC:     Mid-Valley Comprehensive Health Center 
 

7515 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 947-4000


HCs:      Antelope Valley Health Center 
 

335B East Ave. K-6
Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4511
Appointments (661) 945-8205
Prenatal and Family Planning Appointments
 

Phone (661) 723-4624

 

Glendale Health Center 
501 N. Glendale Ave.
Glendale 91206
 

Phone (818) 500-5785

 

Lake Los Angeles Community Clinic
16921 E. Ave. O, Space G
Lake Los Angeles 93591
Phone (661) 945-8488
 

Appointments (661) 945-8205

 

Littlerock Community Clinic
8201 Pearblossom Hwy.
Littlerock 93543
Phone (661) 945-8508
 

Appointments (661) 945-8205

 

San Fernando Health Center 
1212 Pico St.
San Fernando 91340
 

Phone (818) 837-6969

 

South Valley Health Center 
38350 40th St. East
Palmdale 93552
Phone
- Appointments (661) 945-8205
- Primary Care Clinic (661) 272-5001
- Urgent Care Clinic (661) 272-5050
Urgent Care: Daily, 8 a.m. – midnight on a walk-in basis


RANCHO LOS AMIGOS NATIONAL REHABILITATION CENTER 
7601 E. Imperial Hwy.
Downey 90242
Phone (562) 401-7111
Website: www.rancho.org
Admission and Referrals (562) 401-6536
Appointments (562) 401-8390
Centralized Admissions and Referrals (562) 401-6554

PPP (PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP) CLINICS

These clinics (listed in alphabetical order) provide primary health care services. Call the number listed for information on scheduling an appointment.

All for Health, Health for All
519 E. Broadway
Glendale 91205
Phone (818) 409-3020

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
6901 S. Atlantic Ave.
Bell 90201
Phone (323) 562-6700

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
10418 E. Valley Blvd., Ste. B
El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 453-8466

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
1701 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 223-6146

AltaMed Health Services Corporation 
5427 Whittier Blvd., Ste. 101
East Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 869-1900

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
3945 E. Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 265-1998

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
1305 South Concord St., # 168
Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 981-9816

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
1424 Crusado Lane
Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 226-0623

AltaMed Health Services Corporation
268 E. Bloom St., # 322
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (323) 276-0267

American Indian Healing Center, Inc.
12456 E. Washington Blvd.
Whittier 90602
Phone (562) 693-4325

Antelope Valley Community Clinic
1122 W. Ave. L-12, Ste. 103
Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 942-2391

Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
4815 E. Valley Blvd., Ste. D
Los Angeles 90032
Phone (323) 222-1134

Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
6000 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 254-5221

Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
2411 N. Broadway
Los Angeles 90031
Phone (323) 987-2000

Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation
303 S. Loma Dr., Ste. 202
Los Angeles 90017
Phone (213) 201-5800

Arroyo Vista Family Health Foundation 
Mobile Clinic
Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 254-5221

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture
1530 Hillhurst Ave., Ste. 200
Los Angeles 90027
Phone (323) 644-3888

BAART Community Healthcare
15229 E. Amar Rd.
La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 855-5090

BAART Community Healthcare
1926 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90057
Phone (213) 607-2010

BAART Community Healthcare
4920 S. Avalon Blvd.
Los Angeles 90011
Phone (323) 235-5035

BAART Community Healthcare
11315 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Lynwood 90262
Phone (310) 537-5883

Bienvenidos Children's Center, Inc.
507 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 268-9191

Central City Community Health Center 
5970 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 234-3280

Central Neighborhood Medical Group, Inc.
2707 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles 90011
Phone (323) 234-5000

Children's Dental Foundation
10005 E. Flower St.
Bellflower 90706
Phone (562) 804-8100

Children's Dental Foundation
200 Falls Canyon Rd.
Avalon 90704
Phone (562) 933-3141

Children's Dental Foundation
455 E. Columbia St.
Long Beach 90806
Phone (562) 933-3141

Chinatown Service Center 
767 N. Hill St., Ste. 200
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 808-1718

Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero
123 S. Alvarado St.
Los Angeles 90057
Phone (213) 989-7700

Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero
2032 Marengo St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 987-1030

Community Health Alliance of Pasadena 
1855 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Ste. 200
Pasadena 91103
Phone (626) 398-6117

Comprehensive Community Health Center 
801 Chevy Chase Dr., Ste. 250
Glendale 91205
Phone (818) 265-2264

Comprehensive Community Health Center 
12157 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood 91606
Phone (818) 755-8000

Compton Central Health Clinic, Inc.
201 N. Central Ave.
Compton 90220
Phone (310) 635-7123

Durfee Family Care Medical Group
2006 Durfee Ave.
El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 442-5015

East Valley Community Health Center 
680 Fairplex Dr.
Pomona 91768
Phone (909) 623-4598

East Valley Community Health Center 
420 S. Glendora Ave.
West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 919-5724

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center 
1530 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 747-5542

El Dorado Community Service Center 
8207 Whittier Blvd.
Pico Rivera 90660
Phone (562) 692-2522

El Dorado Community Service Center 
4450 W. Century Blvd.
Inglewood 90304
(310) 671-0555

El Dorado Community Service Center 
4023 Marine Ave.
Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 675-9555

El Dorado Community Service Center 
2720 E. Palmdale Blvd., # 129
Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 947-3333

El Dorado Community Service Center 
21505 Norwalk Blvd.
Hawaiian Gardens 90716
Phone (562) 916-7582

El Proyecto del Barrio
8902 Woodman Ave.,
Arleta 91331
Phone (818) 830-7033

El Proyecto del Barrio
150 N. Azusa Ave.
Azusa 91702
Phone (626) 969-7885

El Proyecto del Barrio
20800 Sherman Way
Canoga Park 91306
Phone (818) 883-2273

Emile G. Shenouda, MD, Inc.
10132 California Ave.
South Gate 90280
(323) 566-4411

Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles 
6501 S. Garfield Ave.
Bell Gardens 90201
Phone (562) 928-9600

Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles 
22310 Wardham Ave.
Hawaiian Gardens 90716
Phone (562) 420-2433

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
184 S. Bimini Pl.
Los Angeles 90004
Phone (213) 201-6878

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
4448 York Blvd.
Los Angeles 90041
Phone (323) 544-5233

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
150 N. Reno St.
Los Angeles 90026
Phone (213) 380-7298

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
4618 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles 90028
Phone (323) 953-7170

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
3242 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 368-9779

Franciscan Clinics QueensCare Family Clinics
133 N. Sunol Dr.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 981-1660

Garfield Health Center 
210 N. Garfield Ave., Ste. 203
Monterey Park 91754
Phone (626) 307-7497

Harbor Community Clinic
593 W. 6th St.
San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 547-0716

Harbor Community Clinic
731 S. Beacon St.
San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 732-5887

JWCH Institute, Inc.
5600 Rickenbaucker Rd., Bldg. IE
Bell 90201
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
6912 Ajax Ave.
Bell Gardens 90201
Phone (323) 562-5815

JWCH Institute, Inc.
1325 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood 90027
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
115 E. Third St.
Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
500 E. Main St.
Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
325 S. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 680-0644

JWCH Institute, Inc.
625 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles 90014
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
643 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles 90014
Phone (213) 484-1186

JWCH Institute, Inc.
522 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 622-2639

JWCH Institute, Inc.
340 N. Madison Ave.
Los Angeles 90004
Phone (323) 644-2252

JWCH Institute, Inc.
3620 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lynwood 90262
Phone (310) 638-9007

JWCH Institute, Inc.
12360 Firestone Blvd.
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 281-0305

Korean Health, Education, Information & Research Center 
3727 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 637-1070

Koryo Health Foundation
1058 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90006
Phone (213) 380-8833

Los Angeles Free Clinic
8405 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
Phone (323) 653-1990

Los Angeles Free Clinic
6043 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles 90028
Phone (323) 653-1990

Los Angeles Free Clinic
5205 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles 90038
Phone (323) 653-1990

Medical Group of Paramount, Inc.
14906 Paramount Blvd.
Paramount 90723
Phone (562) 640-1991

Mission City Community Network
4842 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
Phone (323) 644-1110

Mission City Community Network
15206 Parthenia St.
North Hills 91343
Phone (818) 895-3100

Mission City Community Network
18905 Sherman Way, Ste. 100B
Reseda 91334
Phone (818) 881-1213

Mission City Community Network
9919 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 686-4243

Northeast Community Clinic
4129 E. Gage Ave.
Bell 90201
Phone (323) 771-8400

Northeast Community Clinic
5564 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 256-3884

Northeast Community Clinic
1414 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 200
Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 742-6200

Northeast Community Clinic
231 W. Vernon Ave., Ste. 203
Los Angeles 90037
Phone (323) 231-8814

Northeast Community Clinic
3751 S. Harvard Blvd.
Los Angeles 90018
Phone (213) 742-6070

Northeast Community Clinic
714 N. Avalon, #B3
Wilmington 90744
Phone (310) 816-9700

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
7107 Remmet Ave.
Canoga Park 91303
Phone (818) 340-3570

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
7843 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood 91605
Phone (818) 765-8656

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
12756 Van Nuys Blvd.
Pacoima 91340
Phone (818) 896-0531

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
1600 San Fernando Rd.
San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 365-8086

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
7223 Fair Ave.
Sun Valley 91352
Phone (818) 432-4400

Northeast Valley Health Corporation
23763 Valencia Blvd.
Valencia 91355
Phone (661) 287-1551

Pediatric and Family Medical Center
1530 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 747-5542

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 
750 South Park Ave., #101
Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 622-6516

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center 
887 E. 2nd St., Ste. C
Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 865-2565

QueensCare Family Clinics
184 S. Bimini Pl.
Los Angeles 90004
Phone (213) 201-6878

QueensCare Family Clinics
4448 York Blvd.
Los Angeles 90041
Phone (323) 544-5233

QueensCare Family Clinics
150 N. Reno St.
Los Angeles 90026
Phone (213) 380-7298

QueensCare Family Clinics
4618 Fountain Ave.
Los Angeles 90028
Phone (323) 953-7170

QueensCare Family Clinics
3242 W. 8th St.
Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 368-9779

QueensCare Family Clinics
133 N. Sunol Dr.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 981-1660

Sacred Heart Family Medical Clinics, Inc.
8540 Alondra Blvd., Ste. B2
Paramount 90723
Phone (562) 602-2508

Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc.
27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Ste. 2
Canyon Country 91351
Phone (661) 424-1220

South Atlantic Medical Group, Inc.
5504 E. Whittier Blvd.
East Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 725-0167

South Atlantic Medical Group, Inc.
11518 Garvey Ave.
El Monte 91732
Phone (626) 575-4584

South Atlantic Medical Group, Inc.
1030 Gardena Blvd.
Gardena 90247
Phone (310) 323-9999

South Atlantic Medical Group, Inc.
2616 Clarendon Ave.
Huntington Park 90255
Phone (323) 589-6633

South Bay Family Healthcare Center 
742 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena 90247
Phone (310) 802-6170

South Bay Family Healthcare Center 
1091 S. La Brea Ave.
Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 802-6170

South Bay Family Healthcare Center 
2114 Artesia Blvd.
Redondo Beach 90278
Phone (310) 802-6170

South Central Family Health Center 
4425 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles 90011
Phone (323) 908-4200

South Central Family Health Center 
4000 S. Main St.
Los Angeles 90011
Phone (323) 908-4200

St. John's Well Child and Family Center 
2115-A N. Wilmington Ave.
Compton 90222
Phone (310) 603-1332

St. John's Well Child and Family Center 
2512 N. Alta St.
Los Angeles 90031
Phone (323) 441-2139

St. John's Well Child and Family Center 
1910 Magnolia St.
Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 749-0947

St. John's Well Child and Family Center 
6505 S. 8th Ave.
Los Angeles 90043
Phone (323) 756-9232

St. John's Well Child and Family Center 
5701 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles 90037
Phone (323) 541-1400

T.H.E. Clinic, Inc.
3834 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles 90062
Phone (323) 730-3502

Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.
8330 Reseda Blvd.
Northridge 91324
Phone (661) 534-1820

Tarzana Treatment Center, Inc.
907 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 723-4829

The Catalyst Foundation for AIDS Awareness and Care
44758 Elm Ave.
Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-8559

The Children's Clinic
455 Columbia St., Ste. 201
Long Beach 90806
Phone (661) 948-8559

The Children's Clinic
1057 Pine Ave.
Long Beach 90813
Phone (562) 366-5900

The Children's Clinic
1060 E. 70th St.
Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 531-7284

The Children's Clinic
1301 W. 12th St.
Long Beach 90813
Phone (562) 733-1147

The Children's Clinic
730 W. 3rd St.
Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 435-5040

The Church of Our Saviour
4368 Santa Anita Ave.
El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 579-0290

Universal Health Foundation
2020 E. First St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 980-9600

University Muslim Medical Association, Inc.
711 W. Florence Ave.
Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 789-5610

URDC Human Services Corporation
1460 N. Lake Ave., Ste. 107
Pasadena 91114
Phone (626) 398-3796

Valley Community Clinic
6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave.
North Hollywood 91605
Phone (818) 763-8836

Venice Family Clinic
4909 Marionwood Dr.
Culver City 90231
Phone (310) 397-2883

Venice Family Clinic
2509 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica 90405
Phone (310) 392-8636

Venice Family Clinic
604 Rose Ave.
Venice 90291
Phone (310) 392-8636

Venice Family Clinic
905 Venice Blvd.
Venice 90291
Phone (310) 392-8636

Venice Family Clinic
323 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Venice 90291
Phone (310) 392-8636

Watts Healthcare Corporation
3756 Santa Rosalia Dr., Ste. 400
Los Angeles 90008
Phone (323) 564-4331

Watts Healthcare Corporation
10300 Compton Ave.
Los Angeles 90002
Phone (323) 564-4331

Westside Family Health Center 
1711 Ocean Park Blvd.
Santa Monica 90405
Phone (310) 450-2191

Westside Neighborhood Clinic
2125 Santa Fe Ave.
Long Beach 90810
Phone (562) 432-9575

Wilmington Community Clinic
1009 N. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington 90744
Phone (310) 549-5760

Wilmington Community Clinic
10901 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 241-6716

 


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) AGENCY 
10100 Pioneer Blvd., Ste. 200
Santa Fe Springs 90670
Phone (562) 347-1500
Fax: (562) 941-5835
Website: ems.dhs.lacounty.gov
E-mail: ems@dhs.lacounty.gov

Coordinates the County's medical 9-1-1 system, which includes fire departments, law enforcement agencies, ambulance companies, and hospitals. Responsible for accrediting paramedics, certifying emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and licensing private ambulance companies; approving pre-hospital continuing education programs; overseeing the development of automatic external defibrillator (AED) programs in gyms, schools, and other public areas; monitoring the county’s 9-1-1 hospital network; managing specialty care networks designed for pediatric emergencies, traumas, sexual assaults, and acute heart attacks; enhancing disaster preparedness and response capabilities; providing disaster training to hospitals, clinics, and first responders; coordinating medical response to multi-casualty incidents and emergencies; and reimbursing care provided to indigent patients. Handles complaints or issues regarding the provision of emergency medical services in Los Angeles County.

CONTRACTS AND GRANTS DIVISION
313 N. Figueroa St., 6th Flr., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7723
Fax: (213) 250-2958

Handles vendor registrations and contract solicitations and management.

COUNTY MORGUE/DECEDENT AFFAIRS
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 446-7161

Handles remains of persons who were indigent and/or unclaimed. Unclaimed remains are cremated at the crematory operated by the Department of Health Services.

BURIAL PERMITS

Indigent Burial Permits
Burial Unit
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 409-7161

FRAUD HOTLINE

Department of Health Services. Inspection and Audit Division
313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. 806, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7901

To report suspected fraud involving the Department of Health Services.



Hearing Impaired - Information
Teletypewriter (TDD) Services:
Information and Referral Services -
Phone (800) 660-4026

Public Social Services Department
Phone (562) 908-6650

Public Works, Department of
Phone (626) 282-7829

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Phone (562) 462-2259 - Elections

Sheriff's Department (Emergency)
Phone 9-1-1

Sheriff's Department (Business)
Phone (323) 267-6669

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Phone (213) 974-2196

Historical Documents
(See Natural History Museum under “Museums”)

History Museums
(See Natural History Museum and William S. Hart Ranch and Museum under Museums)

Homeless Services
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
453 S. Spring St., 12th Flr., Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 683-3333
Fax: (213) 892-0093
TTY: (213) 553-8488
Website: http://lahsa.org/
E-mail address: info@lahsa.org

Acts as an independent unit of local government. Created in 1993 by the City and County of Los Angeles to address the problems of homelessness on a regional basis. Plans, funds and administers programs throughout Los Angeles County that assist homeless individuals and families with their transition towards self-sufficiency. These programs include: 1) prevention activities, 2) outreach and assessment, 3) emergency shelter programs, 4) transitional housing programs, 5) permanent supportive housing and 6) supportive services.

Homeless Veterans
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

Homesteads
Registrar-Recorder/County  Clerk
  12400 Imperial Hwy., 1st  Flr., Windows 1-14, Norwalk  90650
  Phone  (562) 462-2125
  Website:  lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov
  
  A  declaration of homestead may be declared and recorded by owners of real property  on their principal place of residence.   Signatures on the declaration of homestead must be notarized.  Declaration of homestead forms may be purchased at most office supply and legal  stationery stores, and is available on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website.
  
  Homestead  documents may be recorded by mail or in person.   The recording fee is $12 for the first page and $3 for each additional  page.  If the document does not conform  to 8-1/2" by 11" page size, there is an additional $3 fee for each  page of the document.
  
  To  record a homestead document by mail, send the completed form and recording fee  to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, P.O.    Box 53115, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0115.  A check or money order payable to the  Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must accompany the homestead document.  To record a homestead document in person,  bring the completed form to the Norwalk  office between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  weekdays (except holidays) or to one of three branch office locations offering  remote recording services as follows:
  
  14340 Sylvan St. in  Van Nuys weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to   4:30 p.m.
  
  1028 W.  Ave. J-2 in Lancaster  weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30   p.m.
  
  11701  S. La Cienega in Los Angeles  weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30   p.m.
  
  The  examiner reviews documents for proper completion, collects the appropriate fees  and records the documents.  The original  document is returned by mail within one month.   A certified copy for a fee of $6 for the first page and $3 for each  additional page may be requested and received immediately upon recordation of  the document.  Cash, check or money order  may be used for in-person recording.

Hospital Bills, Delinquent
(See Debts for County Services)

Hotels (Sanitation Issues)
(See Boarding Homes, Hotels and Housing and Institutional Program)

Household Hazardous Waste / Electronic Collection
Public Works,  Department of
  900 S. Fremont    Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Website: CleanLA.com
  dpw.lacounty.gov/epd
  HOTLINE (888) CLEAN  LA
  (888) 253-2652
  (800) 238-0173

Household Hazardous Waste, Industrial Waste, Underground Tanks, Landfills and Rubbish Disposal
Public  Works, Department of
  
  General  information, list of landfills and industrial waste disposal permits:
  
  Environmental Programs Division
  900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Phone  (626) 458-3502
  
  Household Hazardous Waste
  Recording  (800) 238-0172
  
  Industrial Waste and Underground Storage Tanks
  Phone  (626) 458-3517
  
  Land Development
  900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Hours:  Mon - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  Public  Counter, Plan Check and Final Maps
  Phone  (626) 458-4930
  Tentative  Maps
  Phone  (626) 458-4915
  
  Landfills -
  Phone  (626) 458-3553
  Website:  solidwastedrs.org
  
  Rubbish Disposal -
  Phone  (800) 404-4487
  
  Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County  -
  1955 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
  P.O. Box 4998, Whittier 90607
  Phone  (562) 699-7411
  (323) 685-5217
  
  Sanitary Landfills:
  
      Calabasas  -
  5300 Lost Hills Rd., Agoura 90301
  Phone (818) 889-0363
  
      Puente  Hills -
  13130    Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
  Phone (562) 699-7315
  
      Scholl Canyon -
  7721    N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90041
  Phone (323) 245-9865 or (818) 243-9779
  
  Material Recovery and Transfer Facilities:
  
  Downey Area Recycling and Transfer (DART)
  9770    E. Washburn Rd., Downey 90241
  Phone (562) 622-3503
  
  Puente Hills Material Recovery Facility
  13130 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
  Phone (562) 908-4288,  ext. 6074
  
  South Gate Transfer Station
  9530    Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
  Phone (562) 927-0146
  
  Recycle  Centers:
  
  Palos Verdes Recycle Center
  26301 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills  Estates 90274
  Phone (310) 375-6094
  
  Puente Hills Recycle Center
  13130 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
  Phone (562) 908-4875
  
  Waste-to-Energy  Facilities:
  
  Commerce Refuse-to-Energy Facility
  5926    Sheila St.,   Commerce 90040
  Phone (323) 721-1278
  
  Southeast Resources Recovery Facility
  120 Pier S Ave., Long Beach 90802
  Phone (562) 570-1196

Housing Inspections
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5200
24-Hour Hotline (888) 700-9995
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh
E-mail: eh@ph.lacounty.gov

Inspects more than 71,000 licensed housing sites (five or more units) and responds to more than 17,000 complaints per year to ensure that residential housing is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation. Also includes apartments, condominiums, townhouses, lofts, and private homes.

DISTRICT OFFICES

Metro North Housing
3530 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7896

North Housing
6851 Lennox Ave., Ste. 310, Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 902-4470

West Housing
6053 Bristol Parkway, 2nd Flr., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 665-8484

Metro South Housing
695 S. Vermont Ave., 14th Flr., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 351-5085

East Housing
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., Rm. 515, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-6830

San Gabriel Valley Housing
1435 W. Covina Parkway, Rm. 25, West Covina 91790
(626) 813-3360

South Housing
122 W. 8th Street, Rm. 19, San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6060

Housing and Institutions Program
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5590
Inspects hotels, motels, dormitories, private schools, jails, and other institutions.

Housing and Community Development
(See Community Development Commission)

Human Relations Commission

Community and Senior Services
3175 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600
Website: http://lahumanrelations.org
Website: http://zerohour.com

Seeks to foster harmonious and equitable intergroup relations, to empower communities and institutions, to engage in non-violent conflict resolution, and to promote an informed and inclusive multicultural society.

Works with schools, police, cities, and communities to develop specific programs addressing racism, homophobia, religious prejudice, linguistic bias, anti-immigrant and anti-homeless sentiment and other divisive attitudes that can lead to intergroup tensions, hate crimes, and related violence. 

Issues an annual report of hate crime in Los Angeles County, and provides training on hate crimes for police and community agencies.



Human Resources, Department of
Rm. 579, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2406
Job Information Hotline: (800) 970-LIST (5478)
TTY: (800) 897-0077 (24 hours / 7 days)
TTY: (800) 899-4099 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. operator assisted)
Website: http://hr.lacounty.gov

Wilshire Facility
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2084
TDD: (800) 897-0077 (24 hours / 7 days)
TDD: (800) 899-4099 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. operator assisted)

Manages the County's human resources policy development and implementation in the areas of workforce planning, employee recruitment and retention, benefits administration, employee performance management, training and employee development.

Ensures the maintenance of a high quality workforce for the provision of critical services to the public. Responsible for a countywide human resources program to ensure fairness and equity for employees and citizens seeking employment with the County.

INS Clearance Letters
Sheriff’s Department
Records and Identification Bureau
Public Services Unit
12440 Imperial Hwy., # 120, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-4441

Identity Theft
(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

Illegal Dumping
(See Hazardous Spills)

Immigration
(See Debts for County Services and INS Clearance Letters)

Immunization Program
Public Health, Department of
3530 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7800
Fax: (213) 351-2780
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/ip

Provides immunization information for parents and the general public, immunization information and trainings for health care providers, special information on adult immunizations, and locations of clinics where immunization services are available free or at low-cost.

In-Home Supportive Services
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Incorporations, Cities
(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

Industrial Waste
(See Permits)

Info Line
(See 211 LA County)

Information Systems Advisory Body
12750 Center Court Dr., Ste. 500, Cerritos 90703
Phone: (562) 403-6510

Established by the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CCJCC) as a multi-agency, multi-jurisdiction entity to address key requirements for justice systems collaboration. Charged with the overall responsibility for improving information systems design, ensuring standards based coordinated development, facilitating integration, and further developing the capability of electronic information sharing within the justice community.

Inheritance Tax Information
As of January 1, 1981, state law eliminated the county treasurer's role in collecting inheritance taxes and eliminated the necessity of checking contents of safe deposit boxes.

Information should be obtained from the office of the State Controller, Division of Tax Administration, P.O. Box 247, Sacramento 95802-0247, Phone (916) 445-6321.

Insect Identification
(See Pest/Insect Identification)

Insect and Plant Disease Identification
Insects and Plant  Diseases
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights  and Measures Department
Entomology/Plant  Pathology Laboratory
11012    South Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 622-0431  (Insects)
Phone (562) 622-0433  (Plants)

Fax:  (562) 622-0717

Identifies insects  and other invertebrate organisms, especially those that cause damage to crops  and landscape plants.  The plant  pathologist identifies bacteria, fungus, virus, nutrient deficiency and  chemical damage in plants.



Insurance, Commission On
Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1431
Website: lacic.org

Comprised of insurance specialists, knowledgeable in the area of consumer insurance, automobile liability, homeowners, health and earthquake insurance, who work collaboratively to inform the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of significant developments, court cases, and the status of pending legislation concerning consumer insurance matters. Submits regular and special reports and recommendations to the Board as deemed appropriate; develops information and makes recommendations on methods for reducing the costs of insurance; improves customer education and broadens community awareness regarding insurance issues. Upon specific approval by the Board, may conduct public hearings, call witnesses and experts, present testimony and participate in insurance matters before the Congress, state Legislature, State Insurance Commission or other public bodies. The commission meets on the third Thursday every other month at 10 a.m. in Rm. 374-A. A consumer insurance “tip sheet” is available online.

Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2101
Website: http://isd.lacounty.gov

Provides a range of support services to other County departments in the areas of purchasing, contracting, facilities, information technology, and other support services, such as energy management, parking and mail services.

Facilities Operations -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2107

Information Technology -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-2902

Purchasing and Contracting Services -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2670 Purchasing
Phone (323) 267-3101 Contracting

Also see “Contracting, Purchasing, and Surplus Goods Sales and Donations.”

Internet
Website: http://lacounty.gov
E-mail: info@lacounty.gov

Provides general information about the County, the Board of Supervisors, individual departments and agencies. Includes the agenda for the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, the supporting documents, and the statement of proceedings.

Jails
Sheriff's Department Custody Operations Division
Inmate location and booking information -
Phone (213) 473-6100
Website: http://app1.lasd.org/iic/ajis_search.cfm or access through link to sheriff’s Website: http://lasd.org

Central Jail -
441 Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-4082 Main lobby daytime hours
(213) 974-4921 Main control after hours

Century Regional Detention Facility -
11705 S. Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
Phone (323) 357-5100 (temporarily closed)

Eugene Biscailuz Recovery Center (temporarily closed) -
1060 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063

Mira Loma Detention Center -
45100 N. 60th St. West, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 949-3811

North County Correctional Facility -
29300 The Old Rd., Castaic 91384-2905
Phone (661) 295-7810

Sybil Brand Institute For Women -
4500 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles 90063
(temporarily closed for remodeling)

Twin Towers Correctional Facility -
450 Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Male Inmates Tower One (213) 893-5100
Female Inmates Tower Two (213) 893-5220

Job Information
Department of Human Resources
Employment Information Services Office
3333 Wilshire Blvd. # 1000, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2084
Job Information Hotline: (800) 970-LIST (5478)
TTY: (800) 897-0077 (24 hours / 7 days)
TTY: (800) 899-4099 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. operator assisted)
Website: hr.lacounty.gov

Makes available public information about job openings within the County and in other public and private agencies which provide job announcements. Job information is available at Wilshire office and on the hotline number (800) 970-5478.

John Anson Ford Theatre
(see Arts Commission)

Jury Duty
Jury  Commissioner's Office
  Hall  of Records
  320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone  (213) 974-5811
  Website:  lasuperiorcourt.org/jury
  Juror Services Telephone   Center:  (800) 778-5879
  TTY  Hearing Impaired
  Juror  Services Division:  (888) 354-0441
  Jury/Sanctions:  (626) 459-8823

Justice of Peace
(See Marriage Ceremonies)

Juvenile Court
(See Superior Court)

LACountyHelps
Chief Executive Office
Website: http://LACountyHelps.org

Provides free information about many types of health and human services provided by the County and other governmental agencies, and where to go to obtain the services. Also, provides a free, easy and anonymous pre-screener that allows the user to anonymously enter information about family composition and circumstances and the pre-screener will return information about programs that might specifically benefit that family. Includes children services, teen services, adult services, information about healthcare coverage for children and adults, services for people with disabilities and other social services.

Library, Public
7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-8462 (Administrative Offices)
Website: http://colapublib.org

Provides a full range of library services in 51 cities and most unincorporated areas of the County, through 89 community-based library outlets, including five bookmobiles.  Offers a full range of materials in current formats: books, magazines, newspapers, government publications, maps, microforms, videocassettes, compact discs, books on CD and cassette, audiocassettes, laser discs, DVDs and computer software.

Provides both adult and children’s services, including free and fee-based information services, adult and youth programs, children’s story hours, community meeting rooms, and public access computers for information and for access to the Internet.  Provides a strong early childhood, pre-literacy program targeting infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents.  Places strong emphasis on working closely with the educational community to support independent learning and homework needs.  Provides after-school homework assistance on a one-to-one basis in selected libraries.

Provides an annual summer reading program as well as an array of programs for children and families throughout the year to support reading, learning and multi-cultural understanding.

SPECIAL SERVICES:
FAMILY PLACE CENTERS:  Offers bright and colorful spaces for children and their parents with collections of books, toys, videos, and music.  Provides parents with access to community resources and services.  For locations, call (562) 940-6907.

HOMEWORK CENTERS:  Provides enhanced resources, computer technology and homework helpers at 40 selected sites to support the educational needs of students.  A list of homework centers can be found at http://colapublib.org/children/parents/hmwork.html

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP:  Connects students in grades kindergarten through college with expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English for one-on-one homework assistance free of charge.  Students can log onto librarytutor.org from any location, but need a County library card to use the service.  PC and Mac user-friendly.

WIRELESS ACCESS: Provides free wireless Internet access to library cardholders with laptop computers.  WiFi-capable laptop needed to use the access.

BOOKS-BY-MAIL:  Provides library materials free by mail to the homebound.  Phone any local county library for a catalogue and information.  Phone (661) 948-2410.

ETHNIC RESOURCE CENTERS: Provides materials and reference services related to specific ethnic groups.
American Indian Resource Center:  Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255.  Phone (323) 583-2794.
Asian Pacific Resource Center:  Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640.  Phone (323) 722-6551.
Black Resource Center:  A C Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles 90061.  Phone (310) 538-0059.
Chicano Resource Center:  East Los Angeles Library, 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022.  Phone (323) 263-5087.

LITERACY: Provides tutoring and training by volunteers in 12 literacy centers.  Phone (562) 940-8513.

PUBLIC ACCESS TTY SERVICE

West Regional Office
150 E. 216th St., Carson 90745
Voice (310) 830-0231
Public Access TTY: (310) 830-4532

Hawthorne Library
12700 S. Grevillea, Hawthorne 90250
Voice (310) 679-8193
Public Access TTY: (310) 679-4316

Lancaster Library
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Voice (661) 948-5029
Public Access TTY: (661) 945-2503

Library Headquarters
7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Voice (562) 940-8462
Public Access TTY: (562) 940-8477

Central Regional Office
1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640
Voice (323) 722-5621
Public Access TTY: (323) 726-0836

South Regional Office
12348 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Voice (562) 868-0770
Public Access TTY: (562) 868-8900

North Regional Office
23710 W. Magic Mountain Pkwy., Santa Clarita 91355
Voice (661) 259-8946
Public Access TTY:  (661) 286-0058

East Regional Office
1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
Voice (626) 960-2861
Public Access TTY: (626) 814-1377

LOS ANGELES COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-8403

COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

C Bilbrew –
150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles 90061
Phone (310) 538-3350

Agoura Hills –
29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills 91301
Phone (818) 889-2278

Alondra –
11949 E. Alondra Blvd., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 868-7771

Angelo M. Iacoboni –
4990 Clark Ave., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 866-1777

Antelope Valley Bookmobile –
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-8270

Anthony Quinn –
3965 Ceasar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 264-7715

Artesia –
18722 S. Clarkdale Ave., Artesia 90701
Phone (562) 865-6614

Avalon –
215 Sumner Ave., Avalon 90704
Phone (310) 510-1050

Baldwin Park –
4181 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 962-6947

Bell –
4411 E. Gage Ave., Bell 90201
Phone (323) 560-2149

Bell Gardens –
7110 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens 90201
Phone (562) 927-1309

Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy –
18601 Soledad Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita 91351
Phone (661) 251-2720

Carson –
151 E. Carson St., Carson 90745
Phone (310) 830-0901

Charter Oak –
20540 “K” Arrow Hwy., Covina 91724
Phone (626) 339-2151

Chet Holifield –
1060 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello 90640
Phone (323) 728-0421

City Terrace –
4025 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 261-0295

Claremont –
208 N. Harvard, Claremont 91711
Phone (909) 621-4902

Clifton M. Brakensiek –
9945 E. Flower St., Bellflower 90706
Phone (562) 925-5543

Compton –
240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 637-0202

Cudahy –
5218 Santa Ana St., Cudahy 90201
Phone (323) 771-1345
Culver City Julian Dixon –
4975 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 559-1676

Diamond Bar –
1061 S. Grand, Diamond Bar 91765
Phone (909) 861-4978

Duarte –
1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte 91010
Phone (626) 358-1865

East Los Angeles –
4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 264-0155

East Rancho Dominguez –
4205 E. Compton Blvd., East Rancho Dominguez 90221
Phone (310) 632-6193

El Camino Real –
4264 E. Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 269-8102

El Monte –
3224 Tyler Ave., El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 444-9506

Florence –
1610 E. Florence Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 581-8028

Gardena Mayme Dear –
1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena 90247
Phone (310) 323-6363

George Nye, Jr. –
6600 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood 90713
Phone (562) 421-8497

Graham –
1900 E. Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 582-2903

Hacienda Heights –
16010 La Monde St., Hacienda Heights 91745
Phone (626) 968-9356

Hawaiian Gardens –
11940 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens 90716
Phone (562) 496-1212

Hawthorne –
12700 S. Grevillea Ave., Hawthorne 90250
Phone (310) 679-8193

Hermosa Beach –
550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach 90254
Phone (310) 379-8475

Hollydale –
12000 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 634-0156

Huntington Park –
6518 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255
Phone (323) 583-1461

La Canada Flintridge –
4545 N. Oakwood Ave., La Canada Flintridge 91011
Phone (818) 790-3330

La Crescenta 
4521 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta 91214

Phone (818) 248-5313


La Mirada –
13800 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada 90638
Phone (562) 943-0277

La Puente –
15920 E. Central Ave., La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 968-4613

La Verne –
3640 D St., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 596-1934

Lake Los Angeles –
16921 E. Ave. O # A, Palmdale 93591
Phone (661) 264-0593

Lancaster –
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-5029

Las Virgenes Bookmobile –
23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 456-8572

Lawndale –
14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 676-0177

Leland R. Weaver –
4035 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate 90280
Phone (323) 567-8853

Lennox – (Closed Feb. 2009 – Fall 2009 for renovations)
4359 Lennox Blvd., Lennox 90304
Phone (310) 674-0385

Littlerock –
35119 80th St. E., Littlerock 93543
Phone (661) 944-4138

Live Oak –
4153-55 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 446-8803

Lloyd Taber – Marina Del Rey –
4533 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 821-3415

Lomita –
24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
Phone (310) 539-4515

Los Nietos –
11644 E. Slauson, Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 695-0708

Lynwood –
11320 Bullis Rd., Lynwood 90262
Phone (310) 635-7121

Malibu –
23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 456-6438

Manhattan Beach –
1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach 90266
Phone (310) 545-8595

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.    

(formerly Victoria Park)
17906 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90746

Phone (310) 327-4830
  
  Masao W. Satow –
  14433 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena 90249
  Phone (310) 679-0638
  
  Maywood Cesar Chavez –
  4323 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood 90270
  Phone (323) 771-8600
  
  Montebello –
  1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640
  Phone (323) 722-6551
  
  Newhall –
  22704 W. Ninth St., Santa Clarita 91321
  Phone (661) 259-0750
  
  Norwalk –
  12350 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
  Phone (562) 868-0775
  
  Norwood –
  4550 N. Peck Rd., El Monte 91732
  Phone (626) 443-3147
  
  Paramount –
  16254 Colorado Ave., Paramount 90723
  Phone (562) 630-3171
  
  Pico Rivera –
  9001 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera 90660
  Phone (562) 942-7394
  
  Quartz Hill –
  42018 N. 50th St., W., Quartz Hill 93536
  Phone (661) 943-2454
  
  Rivera –
  7828 S. Serapis Ave., Pico Rivera 90660
  Phone (562) 949-5485
  
  Rosemead –
  8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead 91770
  Phone (626) 573-5220
  
  Rowland Heights –
  1850 Nogales, Rowland Heights 91748
  Phone (626) 912-5348
  
  San Dimas –
  145 N. Walnut Ave., San Dimas 91773
  Phone (909) 599-6738
  
  San Fernando –
  217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando 91340
  Phone (818) 365-6928
  
  San Gabriel –
  500 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel 91776
  Phone (626) 287-0761
  
  Santa Clarita Bookmobile –
  22704 W. Ninth St., Santa Clarita 91321
  Phone (661) 260-1792
  
  Sorensen –
  (Closed for the construction of a new library Nov. 27, 2008 – Summer 2010)
  11405 E. Rose Hedge Dr., Whittier 90606
  Phone (562) 695-3979
  
  South El Monte –
  1430 N. Central Ave., South El Monte 91733
  Phone (626) 443-4158
  
  South Whittier –
  14433 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier 90604
  Phone (562) 946-4415
  
  Sunkist –
  840 N. Puente Ave., La Puente 91746
  Phone (626) 960-2707
  
  Temple City –
  5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City 91780
  Phone (626) 285-2136
  
  Urban Outreach Bookmobile –
  1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
  Phone (626) 338-8373
  
  Valencia –
  23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Santa Clarita 91355
  Phone (661) 259-8942
  
View Park –
3854 W. 54th St., Los Angeles 90043
Phone (323) 293-5371

Walnut –
21155 La Puente Rd., Walnut 91789
Phone (909) 595-0757

West Covina –
1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 962-3541

West Hollywood –
715 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
Phone (310) 652-5340

Westlake Village –
31220 W. Oak Crest Dr., Westlake Village 91361
Phone (818) 865-9230

Willowbrook –
11838 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (323) 564-5698

Wiseburn –
5335 W. 135th St., Hawthorne 90250
Phone (310) 643-8880

Woodcrest –
(closed Aug. 16, 2008 – Summer 2009 for renovations.)
1340 W. 106th St., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 757-9373



Licenses


Business (Unincorporated Areas Only)
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011

Commercial Swimming Pool Technicians:
Public Health, Department of
Swimming Pool Program
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5960

Health:
(See Garment Inspections Programs)

Homes, Nursing:
(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Massage Technicians:
Unincorporated Areas
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Business License
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 109, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011

Massage Therapists:
Sheriff’s Department
Records and Identification Bureau
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., 400 - West, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-4441

Special Inspector, Journeyman Plumber, Maintenance Electrician:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3176 - General number
Phone (626) 458-3188 - Special Inspection
Phone (626) 458-3173 - Journeyman Plumber and Maintenance Electrician



Liens, Recorded
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Document Analysis & Recording
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1006, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2125
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk serves notification by mail to debtors when an involuntary lien is recorded against them.  An involuntary lien is a lien that a property owner did not sign.

If you have received a copy of a lien from the County Recorder and have questions, you must contact the person or agency that filed the lien.  By law, the County Recorder cannot make any changes or alterations on a lien document.

Once you have contacted the person or agency that filed the lien and have resolved the issue, a release of lien must be submitted to the County Recorder in Norwalk for recording or at one of three branch office locations offering remote recording services as follows:

14340 Sylvan St. in Van Nuys weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1028 W. Ave. J-2 in Lancaster weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11701 S. La Cienega in Los Angeles weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Branch offices will record up to three documents per visit.  The examiner reviews documents for proper completion, collects the appropriate fees, and records the documents.  The original document is returned by mail within one month.  A certified copy for a fee of $6 for the first page and $3 for each additional page may be requested and received immediately upon recordation of documents. The person who signed the original lien and, in most cases, notarized must sign the release.

If the person or agency that filed the lien is not available or is no longer in business, you may wish to contact an attorney to seek resolution of the matter.

If you are calling to inquire about how to file a lien against someone, you may wish to seek legal advice on these matters.

The appropriate court issues liens created as a result of a lawsuit.

Certified copies of judgments, which affect title to real property, may be recorded.

Liens, Taxes
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 122, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St. Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 893-7935
Fax: (213) 633-5013
E-mail: ttcmail@ttc.lacounty.gov
Additional information: http://lacountypropertytax.com

Unsecured Tax Liens
If unsecured taxes are not paid as of November 1 of each year, the Tax Collector may file a lien with the Registrar-Recorder. Typical items assessed and collected on the unsecured tax roll include boats, airplanes, business property, escape and supplemental assessments against former owners of real property. This lien prevents the assessee from recording real estate and loan transactions in Los Angeles County. In addition, most major credit reporting bureaus report the tax liens. For more information or to find out how to obtain a release of the lien, contact the Unsecured Personal Property Section at (213) 893-7935.

Liens on Real Property
Prior to auctioning tax-defaulted secured property (real estate), the Tax Collector files a lien called a Notice of Power to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property. The lien serves to notify the property owner and interested parties that the property will be sold unless all taxes are paid by the designated date. To obtain further information, contact the Property Auction Unit at (213) 974-2045.

Public Health License Liens
If a business fails to pay its annual public health license fee by the designated due date, the Tax Collector files a lien with the Registrar-Recorder. The lien is recorded in the name of the business or the owner. For more information or to find out how to obtain a release of lien, contact the Public Health License Unit at (213) 974-2011.

Judgment Liens
If the Tax Collector obtains a civil judgment, an abstract of judgment, also known as a judicial lien, it is recorded. The lien has the effect of attaching to any real estate, or personal property owned by a debtor and prevents the debtor from recording real estate and loan transactions in Los Angeles County. In addition, most major credit reporting bureaus report the tax liens. The lien can be released after the judgment is paid in full. To obtain more information, contact the Legal Unit at (213) 974-0164.

Lifeguards
(See Fire Department)

Lobbyist Registration
Rm., 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1093
Website: http://bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/Lobbyistinfo.htm

The Los Angeles County lobbyist ordinance requires lobbyists who are compensated for communicating with any County official in order to influence official action, to register with the County of Los Angeles.

Local Agency Formation Commission
700 N. Central Ave., # 350, Glendale 91203
Phone (818) 254-2454
Fax: (818) 254-2452
Website http://lalafco.org
E-mail: adelatorre@lalafco.org

Reviews, approves or rejects proposals for the creation of, or boundary changes for cities and special districts.

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association
300 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101-4199
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7060, Pasadena 91109-7060
Phone (800) 786-6464 or (626) 564-6000
Website: http://lacera.com
E-mail: welcome@lacera.com

General Business Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Counter Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call Center Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Provides retirement, disability, death and health-care benefits to eligible County employees and their beneficiaries. Controls and accounts for employer and employee contributions to retirement fund, and manages investment portfolio.

Los Angeles County Historical Documents
(See Natural History Museum under “Museums”)

Marina Del Rey
(See Beaches and Harbors)

Marriage Ceremonies
Registrar-Recorder/County  Clerk
Division  Manager of Public Records
P.O. Box 53130, Los Angeles 90053-0130
Phone  (562) 462-2081
Hours:  Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours:  Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7   p.m.

Civil  Ceremony

Conducts  marriage ceremonies at the Norwalk  office and branch offices by appointment only.   The fee is $25.

The  department cannot guarantee a marriage license will be issued on the same day  as the appointment for the ceremony, so couples must obtain a license prior to  the date their ceremony is to be performed. At least one witness must be  present at the ceremony unless the couple is marrying using a confidential  marriage license. Couples are responsible for bringing their own witnesses.  If they do not have a witness, one can be  provided for a fee of $18.
Deputy Commissioner for a Day Program
Deputizes individuals  for a day to allow them to perform a marriage ceremony.  Individuals must fill out form provided on  the web or send in a letter detailing the:
      
  • Full  name of the person to be deputized.
  •    
  • Telephone number and address to contact that person.
  •  
  • Name of the parties.
  •  
  • Date of the wedding.
  •  
  • Location of the wedding.

Letters or applications must include a check  or money order for $75, made payable to RR/CC, two months prior to the wedding.  Applications received less than one month prior to the wedding, if accepted,  will be subject to a $13 expediting fee. Mail the letter or application to:
    
    Deputy  Commissioner For A Day
    Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
    12400 Imperial Hwy.,  Rm. 5001A, Norwalk  90650
    
Once the letter and fee are received, a  confirmation letter of approval will be sent to the sender. The confirmation  letter will request the individual who is to be deputized to make an  appointment to be sworn in. Individuals are deputized on Thursdays at 11 a.m. and only by appointment. No  appointments will be issued without the fee being paid.
    
For emergency situations where an individual  cannot be deputized on Thursday, accommodations will be made if staff is  available. There will be a nominal fee.
    
Individuals coming to the office to be  deputized should expect an hour’s wait.  Deputies  may bring one guest.
    
The $75 fee is non-refundable; however, it  can be applied to another deputy appointment within the same calendar year.
    
The position of justice of the peace does not  exist in the State of California.  The following authorized persons may perform  marriage ceremonies in this state: a member of clergy of any religious  denomination, California  state judge or retired judge, commissioner of civil marriages, federal judges  or retired federal judge, current legislator or constitutional officer of California, and current member  of Congress who represents a district within California.



Marriage Certificates (After Marriage)
Registrar-Recorder/County  Clerk
  12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm.  1002, Norwalk  90650
  Phone  (562) 462-2137
  Hours:  Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Hours:  Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7   p.m.
  Website:  lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov
  
  Issues  copies of newly filed certificates approximately four to six weeks after the  certificate has been received for filing.
  
  To  request a copy of a marriage certificate by mail, please include the following  information:  Bride's full name, groom's  full name, bride's name prior to marriage, and date of marriage (if known), or  the range of years to be checked, number of copies you need, and include a pre-addressed  stamped envelope.  A check or money order  in the amount of $13 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be  included along with name and address of person requesting copy.  Send request to:  Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Marriage  Records, P.O. Box 53120,   Los Angeles, CA   90053-0120.  It takes approximately 15 working days to process  requests.
  
  For  expedited requests, you may:
  
  Place an order via the Internet at lavote.net  or rrcc.lacounty.gov using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American  Express, or Discover). The fee is $13 for the certificate. Expedited service is  available only to individuals applying for a certified copy. Expedited orders  will be processed within three working days of receipt. Credit card orders will  be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which  costs an additional $17.50. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all  credit card orders in addition to the copy fee.   If purchased online through VitalCheck, the fee is $18.50.
  
  Confidential Marriage:
  (562)  462-2137
  
  Requests  for marriage records may be made at the Norwalk  or branch offices.  For a list of  offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”
  
  A  valid identification for orders submitted in person will be requested.

Marriage License (Before Marriage)
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

A regular marriage license may be used in any county in California; however, a confidential marriage license must be used in the county in which the license was purchased.

To obtain a marriage license, you must be at least 18, have a valid picture identification, and a certified copy of dissolution if divorced within the last two years. The fee for a regular or a confidential marriage license is $70.

Marriage licenses may be obtained at the Norwalk Main Office; branch offices in East Los Angeles, Lancaster and Van Nuys; and courthouses in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles (LAX Airport).

To obtain a license from the Norwalk Main Office, you must be at the office no later than 4 p.m. to process the application on the same day.

Applications processed after 4 p.m. may be placed on “will-call pick-up” on the next business day.  Call the branch office regarding the processing time at that location.  For a list of the branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”



Massage Technicians/Therapists
(See “Licenses”)

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
Public Health, Department of
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Flr., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 639-6400

Black Infant Health Program
Breastfeeding Support Program
Child and Adolescent Health Program
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
Children’s Health Outreach Initiative
Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
Fetal Infant Mortality Review Project
Los Angeles Mommy and Baby Project
Newborn Screening Program
Nurse Family Partnership Program
Prenatal Care Guidance Program
Research, Evaluation, and Planning
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program

213-637-8473
213-639-6444
213-639-6407
800-LA-4-LEAD or 800-524 5323
213-637-8460
213-639-6427
213-639-6457
866-706-LAMB
213-639-6457
213-639-6434
213-639-6433
213-639-6453
213-639-6457

Plans, implements and evaluates services that address the health priorities and primary needs of infants, mothers, fathers, children and adolescents, and their families. Accomplishes these goals through ongoing assessment, policy development and quality assurance activities.

Medi-Cal
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Meeting and Entertainment Facilities
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

Mental Health, Department of

Administrative Headquarters
550 S. Vermont Ave., 12th Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4601
Website: http://dmh.lacounty.gov/

Mental Health (DMH) is the largest county mental health department in the United States. It directly operates more than 75 program sites and more than 100 co-located sites with Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Public Social Services, Probation Department, Mental Health Court, Los Angeles Police Department, County hospitals, and jails; and contracts with more than 1,000 providers, including non-governmental agencies and individual practitioners who provide a spectrum of mental health services to people of all ages to support hope, wellness, and recovery.

Mental health services provided include screenings and assessments, case management, self-help peer support groups, outreach to homeless still living on the street, crisis intervention, medication support, peer support and other recovery services. Services are provided in multiple settings, including residential facilities, clinics, schools, hospitals, county jails, juvenile halls and camps, urgent care centers, mental health courts, board-and-care homes, in the field and in homes. Special emphasis is placed on addressing co-occurring mental health disorders and other health problems associated with addiction. The department also provides counseling to victims of natural or manmade disasters, their families and emergency first responders.

The department is responsible for protecting patients’ rights in all public and private hospitals and programs providing mental health care and treatment, and all contracted community-based programs. The department also serves as the public guardian for individuals considered gravely disabled by mental illness, and handles conservatorship investigations for the County.

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) has allowed for the development and implementation of full service partnership programs, wellness centers and alternative crisis services, as well as navigator teams and field capable clinical services for all age groups.  Services are provided by licensed and waived professionals as well as past and current mental health clients and family members.  For the year 2008-2009, 94,324 clients were served by one or more MHSA-funded programs. 

ACCESS Information / Emergency Hotline 
Toll-free 24-hour, 7 day referral 
Phone (800) 854-7771
TDD: (562) 651-2549

County-Wide Disaster Response Services
Phone (800) 854-7771

Patients’ Rights Office
550 S. Vermont Ave., 6th Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4888
Phone (800) 700-9996
(Mental Health recipients lacking funds may call toll-free)

Protects and furthers the rights of mental health care recipients. Provides representation and advocacy for mental health consumers in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient agencies. Handles complaints, represents consumers at probable cause and medication capacity hearings, provides education, training and outreach, participates in legislative process. Handles problems and complaints in residential facilities.

Service Area: 1

Antelope Valley Mental Health Center 
349-A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4264
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Wellness Center)

Challenger Mental Health Unit
5300 W. Ave. 1, Lancaster 95356
Phone (661) 940-4051

Palmdale Mental Health Center 
1529 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. 150, Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 575-1800
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mon. and Wed.

National Mental Health Association Palmdale
1609 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 947-1595
(Client Run Wellness Center)

Service Area: 2

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Center
5900 Sepulveda Blvd., # 425, Van Nuys 91411
Phone (818) 267-1100
Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall MH Unit
16350 Filbert St., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 364-2078

Center for Family Living
14545 Sherman Circle, Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 901-4854
Walk-ins 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (no walk-ins)

Child & Family Center
21545 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita 91350
Phone (661) 259-9439
Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Hillview Mental Health Center
12450 Van Nuys Blvd., # 200, Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 896-1161
Walk-ins 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Wellness Center)

MacDonald Carey East Valley Mental Health Center
11631 Victory Blvd., Ste. 203, North Hollywood 91606
Phone (818) 908-3855
Walk-ins 9 a.m. - 3p.m. Mon. – Fri.

San Fernando Mental Health Center
10605 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 100, Granada Hills 91344
Phone (818) 832-2400
Walk-ins 8 a. m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Client Run Wellness Center)

Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center
Phone (661) 288-4800
23501 Cinema Dr., Ste. 210, Valencia 91355
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Valley Coordinated Children Services
19231 Victory Blvd., Ste. 110, Reseda 91335
Phone (818) 708-4500

Verdugo Mental Health Center 
1540 E. Colorado St., Glendale 91205
Phone (818) 244-7257
Walk-ins 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(closed for lunch 12 p.m. - 1p.m.)
New patients must have Medicare/Medi-Cal and live in service area.

West Valley Mental Health Center
6800 Owensmouth Ave., # 160, Canoga Park 91304
Phone (818) 598-6900
Appointment only
(Wellness Center)

Service Area: 3

Arcadia Mental Health Center 
330 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 821-5858
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri.
Orientation Tues. 8:45 a.m.
(Wellness Center)

ENKI – La Puente Valley Mental Health Center
160 S. Seventh Ave., La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 961-8971
Appointment only

Pacific Clinics
70 N. Hudson Ave., Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 795-8471
Walk-ins must register first by calling (877) 722-2737

Prototypes I-Can
2555 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. 100, Pasadena 91107
Phone (626) 577-2261

Tri-City Mental Health Center 
2008 N. Garey Ave., Pomona 91767
Phone (909) 623-6131
Walk-ins 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. -3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Must reside in Pomona, La Verne or Claremont

Social Model Recovery System
510 S. Second Ave., Covina 91723
Phone (626) 332-3145
(Wellness Center)

Pacific Clinics
66 Hurlbut St., Pasadena 91105
Phone (626) 441-4221
(Client Run Wellness Center)

Service Area: 4

Asian Pacific Counseling & Treatment Centers
520 S. Lafayette Park Pl., Ste. 300, Los Angeles 90057
Phone (213) 252-2100
Walk-ins 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Central Juvenile Hall
1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8806

Downtown Mental Health Center 
529 S. Maple Ave., Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 430-6700
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Wellness Center)

Hollywood Mental Health Center 
1224 Vine St., Los Angeles 90038
Phone (323) 769-6100
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
(Wellness Center)

North East Mental Health Center
5321 Via Marisol, Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 478-8200
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Walk-ins open at 8 a.m. first come, first served
(See Wellness Center)

L.I.F.E. (Life Independence Future and Empowerment)
2120 W. 8th St., Ste. 210, Los Angeles 90057
Phone (213) 368-1889
(Client Run Wellness Center)

Service Area: 5

Didi Hirsch
4760 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 390-6612
Walk-ins open 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Edelman Westside Mental Health Center 
11080 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90064
Phone (310) 966-6500
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.

Edelman Wellness Center 
1990 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90002
Phone (310) 966-6500

Step Up on Second
1328 Second St., Santa Monica 90405
Phone (310) 394-6889

Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL)
12901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90066
Phone (310) 390-3611
(Client Run Wellness Centers)

Service Area: 6

Compton Mental Health Center
921 Compton Blvd., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 668-6800
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tues. and Thurs.
(Wellness Center)

Compton Child and Family Services Center 
457 S. Long Beach Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 223-0334
Kedren Community Health Center 
4211 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles 90011
Phone (323) 233-0425
Walk-ins 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Martin Luther King Jr. /Drew Medical Center – Augustus Hawkins
1720 E. 120th St., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (310) 668-4271
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

West Central Family MHS
3751 Stocker St., Los Angeles 90008
Phone (323) 298-3680
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Mon. – Fri., first come, first served
(Wellness Center)

Exodus Recovery
8401 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 789-6492
(Wellness Center)

National Mental Health Association
11905 Central Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (323) 346-0960
(Wellness Center)

Portals
3881 S. Western, Los Angeles 90062
Phone (213) 381-9475
(Wellness Center)

Service Area: 7

ENKI-East LA MHS-Commerce
1436 Goodrich Blvd., Commerce 90022
Phone (323) 725-1337
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Appointment only

Dorothy Kirby Center 
1500 S. McDonnell Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 981-4318

Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall MH Unit
7285 E. Quill Dr., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-6077

Pacific Clinics
11721 E. Telegraph Rd., #A, Santa Fe Springs 90670
Phone (562) 949-8455
Must register with call center (877) 722-2737 to make appointment
(Wellness Center)

Rio Hondo Mental Health Center 
17707 Studebaker Rd., Cerritos 90703
Phone (562) 402-0688
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Walk-ins Mon. Tues and Thurs. 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
first come, first served
(Wellness Center)

Roybal Family MHS 
4701 Cesar Chavez Ave., Rm. 222, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 267-3400

San Antonio Mental Health Center 
2629 Clarendon Ave., Huntington Park 90255
Phone (323) 584-3700

California Hispanic Commission 
10012 Norwalk Blvd., Santa Fe Springs 90670
Phone (323) 222-4591
(Client Run Wellness Center)

Service Area: 8

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center
111 N. La Brea Ave., Ste. 500, Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 677-7808
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Appointment only

Harbor-UCLA Med. Center / Adult Outpatient
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance 90509
Phone (310) 222-3151
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Appointment only
(Wellness Center)

Long Beach Asian Pacific Mental Health Program 
1975 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90806
Phone (562) 599-9401
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Walk-ins 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mon. – Fri.

Long Beach Child and Adolescent Clinic 
240 E. 20th St., Long Beach 90813
Phone (562) 940-6077

Long Beach Mental Health Center 
1975 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach 90806
Phone (562) 599-9280
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Walk-ins Mon. and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

San Pedro Mental Health Center
150 W. 7th St., San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6100
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
Walk-ins 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(Wellness Center)

South Bay Mental Health Center 
2311 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne 90250
Phone (323) 241-6730
Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon – Fri
Appointment only
(Wellness Center)

National Mental Health Association 
1078 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach 90813
Phone (562) 436-8585
(Wellness Center)

St. John’s Health Center MH Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
1339 20th St., Santa Monica 90404
Phone (310) 829-8536
Phone (800) 700-9996
Open 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.; Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Appointment only

Benefits Assistance Backup
2120 W. 8th St., Ste. 207, Los Angeles 90057
Phone (213) 368-1888

Consumer-run non-profit agency helping mental health clients and homeless obtain/process Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. Also advocates for issues related to consumer needs in Los Angeles County.

(Service Area 4)

Center for Health Care Rights 
(LA County only) Phone (213) 383-4519
520 S. Lafayette Park Pl., Ste. 214, Los Angeles 90057
Phone (800) 824-0780

Private non-profit organization providing information, advocacy, some litigation, and community education programs for the mentally disabled, elderly and handicapped regarding Medicare, Medi-Cal and Medi-Gap HMO’s.

Los Angeles County Public Social Services
Metro Special Aids District
2707 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007-6623
Phone (213) 744-5611

Administers General Relief, Food Stamps, AFDC, Cal-Works and Medi-Cal Programs. Call and give your zip code to find an office near you.

(Service Area 6)

Mental Health Advocacy Services
1336 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 102, Los Angeles 90017-1705
Phone (213) 389-2077

Provides legal advocacy for consumers with benefit issues
(i.e., SSDI, SSI, Medicare, Medi-Cal)

(Service Area 4)

Social Security General Information 
Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (800) 772-1213

Medi-Cal
Eligibility Questions (800) 456-2387
State Medi-Cal (213) 897-0745

Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213

Provides information and answers questions regarding SSI and SSA benefits but may not be local.

SELF HELP & RECOVERY EXCHANGE/SHARE
Phone (310) 305-8878

Project Return Peer Support Network
6055 Washington Blvd., Ste. 900, Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 346-0960

(Service Area 7)

WCIL (Westside Center of Independent Living)
12901 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90066
Phone (310) 390-3611

Provides independent living advocacy services to physically and mentally disabled individuals such as housing, in-home supportive services, benefits, and peer support.

(Service Area 5)

Mental Health Commission
550 S. Vermont Ave., 12th Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-4772

PRIVATE CONSERVATOR LIAISON
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0549

PUBLIC GUARDIAN
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0515

Investigates the need for conservatorships of individuals incapable of managing their own affairs. Administers the estates and arranges care for the individuals after authority has been received by the court.

MICROCHIP PROGRAM
Department of Animal Care and Control - (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: animalcare.lacounty.gov

Holds microchip clinics at various sites during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Visit the department’s website or contact a local animal shelter for microchip clinic dates, times, and locations.



Microchip Program
Department of Animal Care and Control - (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov

Holds microchip clinics at various sites during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Visit the department’s website or contact a local animal shelter for microchip clinic dates, times, and locations.

Military and Veterans Affairs, Department of
Administrative Office
2615 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 100, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-4827
Website: dmva.co.la.ca.us
INFORMATION
Veterans Burials............................................................. 213-744-4831
Veterans Claims Assistance.......................................... 213-744-4825
Medi-Cal Long Term Care................................................ 213-744-4847
Veterans Advisory Commission...................................... 213-744-4827
Welfare-SSI Referals...................................................... 213-744-4825
Public Information............................................................ 213-744-4841

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
(The building is temporarily closed due to renovation.)

Administers Bob Hope Patriotic Hall, a 10-story building with meeting rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, and banquet facilities available to the public.

Veterans Services Division
Main Office
2615 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 100, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (877) 4 LA VETS (452-8387)

Counsels veterans, their dependents and survivors regarding federal and state benefits such as compensation, pension, education, medical, home loans, burial, etc.

Provides referrals for veterans concerning alcohol/drug abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorders. Grants state college tuition and fee waivers to qualifying veterans' dependents. Assists with application for special vehicle veterans’ license plates.

Field Offices

Culver City -
5730 Uplander Way., # 100, Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 641-0326 (Mon. – Fri.)

East Los Angeles Vet Center -
5400 E. Olympic Blvd., # 140, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 728-9966 (Mon. – Fri.)

Lancaster -
335A E. Ave., K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4495 (Mon. – Fri.)
777 Jackman St., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 726-4410 (Mon. and Wed.)

Long Beach -
Villages at Cabrillo
2001 River Ave., Long Beach 90810
Phone (562) 388-8008 (Wednesday only)

Los Angeles -
VA Outpatient Clinic
351 E. Temple St., Rm. B-307, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 253-2677 Ext. 4605 (Mon. – Fri.)
(closed every other Monday)

Rancho Dominguez -
17600 "B" Santa Fe Ave., Rancho Dominguez 90221
Phone (310) 761-2221 (Mon. – Fri.)

Santa Clarita -
24271 San Fernando Rd., Newhall 91321
Phone (661) 254-3413 (Tue., Thurs., and Fri.)

Sepulveda -
VA Outpatient Clinic
16111 Plummer St., Rm. B-114, Sepulveda 91343
Phone (818) 891-7711 Ext. 9146 (Mon. and Fri.)

West Covina -
1427 West Covina Pkwy., #100, West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 813-3402 (Fridays)

West Los Angeles -
VA Greater Los Angeles Comprehensive Homeless Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg 206 - Rm. B-32, Los Angeles 90073
Phone (310) 478-3711 Ext. 48425 (Mon. – Fri.)

Missing Persons
Sheriff -
5747 Rickenbacker Rd., Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 890-5504

Mosquitos (Breeding, Drainage, Standing Water)
(For dead birds, see Veterinary Public Health)
(For more information on West Nile Virus specifically, visit http://ph.lacounty.gov/acd/vectorwestnile.htm or (800) 427-8700)

Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District
Phone (626) 814-9466
Website: http:avmosquito.org

Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District
Phone (310) 639-7375

Greater LA Vector Control District
District Headquarters: (562) 944-9656
Sylmar Branch: (818) 364-9589
Website: http://glacvcd.org

San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control
Phone (626) 814-9466
Website: http://sgvmosquito.org
E-mail: district@sgvmosquito.org

For residents that live in Pasadena or Long Beach, please contact the respective health departments for either city.

City of Pasadena, Environmental Health
Phone (626) 744-6004

City of Long Beach Health and Human Services,
Vector Control Program
Phone (562) 570-4132

Mudslides
 (See Flood Control District)  

Museum of Natural History
(See Natural History Museum, Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits and La Brea Tar Pits under "Museums")

Museums
Museum of Art, Los Angeles County (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036
Phone (323) 857-6000
TDD for hearing impaired: (323) 857-0098
Website: lacma.org

Centrally located in Los Angeles with a collection of more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art and the world’s cultures, LACMA is the county’s cultural town square. The museum sits on Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile between downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean, near Hollywood and Beverly Hills. LACMA offers the largest encyclopedic collection of art in the western United States, with curatorial centers focusing on Latin American art, Asian art, European painting and sculpture, and modern and contemporary art, photography, and more, along with world-class special exhibitions from around the world.

The museum is renowned for its educational and cultural programs, which annually serve hundreds of thousands of visitors, including children, seniors, and the physically challenged. A number of tours (free with admission) are offered six days per week for the general public and school groups. A mini-version of the Boone Children's Gallery resides inside of the Korean art galleries in the Hammer Building, where kids can learn about brush painting used in Korean art for free. The museum’s film and music programs are among the most robust and diverse in the country.

Parking for LACMA is located off 6th Street, just east of Fairfax Boulevard, with metered parking available on the museum’s bordering streets. For those with disabilities, elevator access is located in the parking garage or at the museum’s alternate entrance on Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. General admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students 18 and over with ID and senior citizens over 62; children 17 and under are admitted free. After 5 pm. every day the museum is open, LACMA’s “Pay What You Wish” program allows visitors to support the museum with an admission fee of their choosing. In addition, LACMA offers numerous opportunities for free admission, including Target Free Holiday Mondays. There is no charge to enter the museum’s permanent collections and non-ticketed special exhibitions on the second Tuesday of each month. The museum offers similar free access to all children 17 and under (and a caregiver) through the free NexGen membership program, which can be joined on the spot. General admission is free to those with LACMA memberships, which begin at $90 annually.

Museum hours: Mon., Tues., and Thurs: Noon to 8 p.m.
Fri: Noon to 9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed: Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90007 (in Exposition Park)
Phone (213) 763-DINO
TTY: (213) 763-3569
Website: nhm.org

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has amassed one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history — more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the “big picture” of our planet — specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the ways that the natural and cultural worlds interact. Permanent exhibitions include:

- Dinosaurs, fossils and other extinct animals
- Gems and minerals
- Dioramas filled with North American, African and exotic
mammals
- The Ralph M. Parson Discovery Center
- The Ralph M. Parsons Insect Zoo
- The Dino Lab: Real Dinosaurs, Real Paleontologists
- Birds
- The Visible Vault: Archeological Treasures from Latin
America
- California and American history.

The museum is a teacher resource for Southern California educators: Its halls contain content for lessons that meet California state curriculum standards, and there are downloadable lesson plans and activities on the museum’s website. The museum houses the Ralph M. Parsons Discovery Center, an interactive, family-friendly space where visitors can handle artifacts and specimens, excavate fossils in a simulated dig pit, and watch live animal presentations while learning about camouflage, habitat and their important contributions to the planet. The Insect Zoo features more than 30 live exhibits, including tarantulas, Australian and Vietnamese walking sticks, velvet ants, Madagascan hissing cockroaches, emperor scorpions, and giant African millipedes. Both the Discovery and the Insect Zoo are located on the ground floor of the museum and are open during museum operating hours.

The museum offers school tours, community outreach programs, free family programming on the weekends, and day camps called “Adventures in Nature.” Its nighttime First Fridays series attracts an adult crowd with compelling discussions, DJs, and live bands. The new Sustainable Sundays series encourages conservation by giving visitors access to community activists and international scientists.

Hours: Open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission: $9 for adults, $6.50 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children 5-12. Museum members and children under 5 are free. Parking is available for $8, but is subject to change depending upon Exposition activities.

Groups of 10 or more can receive discounted rates by calling (213) 763-3218. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month.

Reservations are required.

Recorded Information: (213) 763-DINO
Educational Programs: (213) 763-EDRU
Membership: (213) 763-3426
School Tours: (213) 463-3333

The Natural History Museum also operates the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and William S. Hart Park and Museum.

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90036 (in Hancock Park)
Phone (323) 934-PAGE
TTY: (323) 857-6332
Website: tarpits.org

The Page Museum showcases Ice Age fossils from one of the most famous active excavation localities in the world – the La Brea Tar Pits. Many of the permanent exhibits are designed with family interaction in mind: Visitors are invited to test their strength against the pull of asphalt, and touch a massive leg bone of an extinct giant ground sloth. Through the windows of the transparent Fishbowl Lab, guests can watch bones being cleaned and repaired by lab volunteers.

Outside the museum, the 23-acre grounds feature the still-bubbling Lake Pit, life-size models of extinct mammoths, and a Pleistocene Garden which reveals what Los Angeles looked like 10,000 to 40,000 years ago during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the L.A. Basin. Visitors can also watch live excavation from July to early September as paleontologists extract fossils from asphalt as a part of Project 23. The fossil observation areas are open free to the public.

Hours: Open seven days a week 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission: $7 for adults, $4.50 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children 5-12. Museum members and children under 5 are free. Parking is available for $6 with validation.

Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month.

Recorded Information: (323) 934-PAGE
Educational Programs: (323) 857-6305
Membership: (213) 763-3426
School Tours: (213) 763-3333

William S. Hart Park and Museum
24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall 91321 (in Hart Park)
Phone (661) 254-4584
Park info: (661) 259-0855
Website: hartmuseum.org

William Hart, nicknamed "Two Gun Bill," was a star and director of western films from the silent era. His palatial estate is open to the public, complete with personal effects and furnishings, movie memorabilia, and Hart’s important collection of Native American artifacts and Western American art. The grounds, called Hart Park, feature hiking trails, picnic areas, a campground and live animals, including a herd of bison.

Hours: Mid-September through mid-June: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (last tour 12:30 p.m.); Saturday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour 3:30 p.m.). Summer months: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour 3:30 p.m.).

Admission: Free tours available; groups must telephone for
reservations.



Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 972-7211 for information and tickets
Website: musiccenter.org

Operates as a public-private partnership between the County of Los Angeles and the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. The Music Center is one of the three largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the United States. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors annually, the Music Center offers a variety of programming, including Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, Active Arts at the Music Center, Blue Ribbon Presents Global Pop at the Music Center, programming for children and families throughout the year and tours of all four venues. Its services and leadership in support of K-12 arts education are nationally recognized. The Music Center is home to four internationally acclaimed resident companies: Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale. Its four main venues — Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Walt Disney Concert Hall — are complemented by a vibrant collection of outdoor theaters, plazas, and gardens.

Name Change

Superior Court
(213) 974-5192

Mandatory Judicial Council forms are required for changing your name.  To change your name by the court petition method, contact your local Superior Court clerk for the proper forms or print them from the Los Angeles County Superior Court website at lasuperiorcourt.org/forms.  You will need the Petition for Change of Name, Decree Changing Name and Order to Show Cause for Change of Name.

It is not necessary to obtain a court decree to change your name. Generally, you just start using the new name, and change every place where it appears - driver's license, bank records, Social Security, etc. However, it is illegal to change your name to hide your identity in order to commit a fraud (such as concealing the fact that you're a registered sex offender).

Women are not required to obtain an order in a divorce decree to restore their maiden names, though it may assist in keeping vital statistics straight.

Women do not need to petition for a name change upon marriage. The marriage certificate is recorded and provides any and all documentation needed to provide a record at the state and county level of the basis for the change of name. This is true whether the wife decides to adopt her husband's name, use a hyphenated name, or just keep her maiden name.



Natural Areas
Parks and Recreation

Deane Dana Friendship Park Nature Center -
1805 W. 9th St., San Pedro 90732
Phone (310) 519-6115 Information

Devil's Punchbowl Natural Area -
28000 Devil's Punchbowl Rd., Pearblossom 93553
Phone (661) 944-2743

Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center -
1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena 91107
Phone (626) 398-5420

Placerita Canyon Nature Center -
19152 Placerita Cyn Rd., Newhall 91321
Phone (661) 259-7721 Information

San Dimas Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center -
1628 N. Sycamore Cyn Rd., San Dimas 91773
Phone (909) 599-7512 Information

Vasquez Rocks County Natural Area -
10700 W. Escondido Cyn Rd., Agua Dulce 91390
Phone (661) 268-0840 Information

Whittier Narrows Natural Area and Nature Center -
1000 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 575-5523 Information

Notary Public Oath And Bond
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Whether you are a new or renewing notary public, you may take oath and file your bond at the following offices of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk: 12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk (562) 462-2177; 1028 W. Ave. J-2, Lancaster (661) 945-6446; 14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys (818) 374-7191; or 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th FIr., Los Angeles (310) 727-6142. Oath and bonds are taken at the district offices by appointment only. The fee is $35. There will be a small additional fee if the notary bond form does not comply with the existing recording law regarding form size and reservation of space.

Nursing Homes
(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Ombudsman, Office of
Community and Senior Services
510 S. Vermont Ave., Ste. 215, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2003
(800) 801-0030
Fax: (213) 637-8662
Website: ombudsman.lacounty.gov
E-mail: ombudla@ombuds.lacounty.gov

Responds to telephone, mail, e-mail and walk-in requests from individuals who have complaints involving Sheriff's Department, Office of Public Safety and other county departments as directed by the Board of Supervisors.

The office:
  • Determines the status of complaint investigations;
  • Reviews unresolved or unsubstantiated complaint investigations to ensure thoroughness and objectivity;
  • Conducts administrative hearings related to adult civil graffiti offenses;
  • Offers voluntary mediation services; and
  • Provides referral information.


Ordinances
Executive Office, Board of Supervisors
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1426

Paramedics
Dial 9-1-1 in all areas of the County. Familiarize yourself with the front pages of your telephone directory containing emergency services numbers. Make a record of them and keep it near your phone.

Park-And-Ride Lot Program
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Administers and manages four County park-and-ride lots. Acton, Acton/Vincent Grade Metrolink Station, 730 W. Sierra Hwy., Acton; Fairplex, 1810 Gillette Rd., Pomona; Via Verde, 21320 Via Verde Rd., San Dimas; and Ventura, 10801 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Parking Tickets
Sheriff’s Department
(800) 782-3868

Parks and Recreation Centers
Parks and Recreation, Department of
433 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2961
TDD: (213) 427-6118
Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov

Parks and recreation centers are strategically located throughout the County – supplying local park needs in unincorporated County areas and several major regional facilities of Countywide interest. For information and/or reservations, call the telephone number listed below.

Parks – Reservations

Website: http://reservations.lacounty.gov

Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 



Patriotic Hall, Bob Hope
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

Permits

Beach Use Permit:
Beaches and Harbors
13484 Fiji Way, Trailer # 5, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9543
Website: http://beaches.lacounty.gov/bandh/Permits/Main.htm

All organized youth groups require a beach use permit, available only on the Internet.  To prepare the information needed to apply for the permit, download and print out the forms for the type of permit you need.  Early application provides the best chance of obtaining preferred date and location.  Completing the beach use permit application on the website does not guarantee a date and location. All film and professional photography permits for any Beaches and Harbors location are handled by Film L.A. Inc.

Film Permits:
FilmL.A. Inc.
1201 W. 5th St., Suite -T800, Los Angeles 90017
Phone (213) 977-8600
Fax (213) 977-8610
Website: http://filmlainc.com

Burial:
Mortuary, Crematory and Burial at Sea:
Health Services Department
313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. L1, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Indigent Burial:
Burial Unit
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-7161

Fire:
Consolidated Fire Protection District
1320 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063-3294
Phone (323) 890-4132

Flood Control:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Connections or use of property, phone (626) 458-3129

Industrial Waste:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3517

Parade:
Contact local sheriff's station for unincorporated areas. No permits issued at sheriff's main office.

Pesticides: (Licensing information and misuse of pesticides)
Agricultural licensing information: Pest control operators, maintenance gardeners, private applicators, pest control advisors and pest control pilots.

Structural Licensing information: Structural Notices of Intent to Fumigate.

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department of
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5466

Plan Check Information:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6374 - building plan check
Phone (626) 458-3180 - electrical plan check
Phone (626) 458-3182 - mechanical plan check

Public Health:
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5350

Right of Entry:
Beaches and Harbors
13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 306-6144
Website: http://beaches.lacounty.gov/bandh/Permits/Main.htm
Permits for crossing or staging construction on County beaches or Marina del Rey. This service is available only over the Internet.

Road Use:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3129

- For moving of oversized or overweight loads
- Construction, excavation, and encroachment on public highways.
- Painting house numbers on curbs
- Construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters

Tree Removal or Planting:
Public Works, Department of
Road Maintenance Division
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981 - Mon. – Thurs.
Phone (626) 675-4357 - After-hours

The parkway adjacent to the roadway is public property. If you wish to remove a tree or plant a tree in an unincorporated parkway area, you must first obtain a permit from this office.

Underground Storage Tanks:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3517

Work, Juvenile:
(Call local school district)

Pest Detection
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Phone (626) 575-5472
Fax: (626) 350-7077

Maintains and monitors insect traps throughout Los Angeles County for the purpose of detecting certain serious agricultural and environmental pests such as Mediterranean fruit fly and Japanese beetle.

Pest Exclusion (Plant Shipments – Import/Export)
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Pest Exclusion & Produce Quality Bureau
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 662-0426
Fax: (562) 861-2828

Inspects shipments of plant materials to ensure freedom from injurious pests which do not naturally occur in California. Certifies agricultural commodities destined for foreign countries.

Pesticides
Agricultural  Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
  Pesticide Regulation  Divisions (Agricultural/Structural)
  Headquarters Office
  12300    Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
  Phone (626) 575-5466
  Fax: (626) 443-6652

Regulates the use and  storage of pesticides, investigates pesticide-related illnesses, damage  complaints, and worker safety violations.

Provides information  on Africanized Honey Bees, and Red Imported Fire Ants.

Antelope Valley
Phone (661) 723-4485
Fax: (661) 948-1088

All  other areas
Phone (626) 575-5466
Fax: (626) 443-6652

Pests, Vertebrates
(Weed and Vertebrate Pests)

Police Reports
Sheriff's Department

Provided generally through the sheriff's station that took the report approximately one week after incident. Traffic accident reports may take longer. Some reports are not available to the public, dependent on nature of the report and confidentiality issues involved. Fee is $12 per report. Those requesting a report will be asked for a report file number, or date, time, location and name of parties involved to assist in locating the proper report.

Probate
Superior  Court (Central District)
  111 N. Hill St., Rm.  426, Los Angeles  90012
  Phone  (213) 974-5471
  Website:  lasuperiorcourt.org/probate
  Hours:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Call  your local Superior Court for days and times the Probate Office is available in  each outlying district.)

Handles  decedents’ estates, trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings,  conservatorship proceedings and minor’s compromises.

To  check for a probate action that has been filed, the decedent’s full name and  date of death are required.  Call the  index section at (213) 974-5175.  If a  case has been opened in Los    Angeles County,  the index section will give you a case number and can tell you in which  district the case is pending.  With that  case number, you can view the file where it is located.

   Guardianship/Conservatorship  Pro Per Assistance Program
        Superior  Court (Central District)
  111    N. Hill St., Rm. 112, Los Angeles 90012
  Tues. – Thurs. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  Guardianship packet is available for  purchase.

Probation
Headquarters:
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-2859 – Public Information Officer
Phone (866) 931-2222 – Probation Information Center
Phone (562) 940-2554 - Human Resources
Website: probation.lacounty.gov
E-mail: lacoprob@probation.lacounty.gov

Conducts investigations for the adult and juvenile courts and makes recommendations for sentencing. Supervises adults and juveniles placed on probation by the courts, assisting in collecting and disbursing restitution to victims, collecting fines, deterring recidivism, and enforcing orders of the courts. Provides secure detention for delinquent minors in juvenile halls and control and rehabilitation programs in camps.

BUREAUS

Administrative Services
(562) 940-2516

Adult Field Services
(562) 940-2694

Detention Services (Juvenile Halls)
(562) 940-2503

Central Juvenile Hall -
1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8611

Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall -
7285 Quill Dr., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-8681

Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall -
16350 Filbert St., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 364-2011

Juvenile Field Services
(562) 940-2506

Juvenile Special Services
(562) 940-2557

Management Services
(562) 940-2591

Adult Field Services, Juvenile Field Services, Detention Services, Residential Treatment Services, Administrative Services and Management Services Bureaus are located at Downey headquarters.

Placement Services Bureau
3965 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90037
(323) 730-4400

Public Information Office
(562) 940-2859

Residential Treatment Services Bureau (Camps)
(562) 940-2508

Camp Afflerbaugh -
6631 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-4937
Challenger Memorial Youth Center -
5300 W. Ave. “I”, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 940-4000
East - (661) 940-4111
West - (661) 940-4011

Camp Gregory Jarvis -
Phone (661) 940-4105

Camp Ronald McNair -
Phone (661) 940-4100

Camp Ellison Onizuka -
Phone (661) 940-4103

Camp Judith Resnik -
Phone (661) 940-4015

Camp Francis J. Scobee -
Phone (661) 940-4003

Camp Michael Smith -
Phone (661) 940-4004

Camp David Gonzales -
1301 N. Las Virgenes Rd., Calabasas 91302
Phone (818) 222-1192

Camp Karl Holton -
12653 N. Little Tujunga Canyon Rd., San Fernando 91342
Phone (818) 896-0571

Camp Vernon Kilpatrick -
427 S. Encinal Canyon Rd., Malibu 90265
Phone (818) 889-1353

Dorothy Kirby Center -
1500 S. McDonnell Ave., Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 981-4301

Camp William Mendenhall -
42230 N. Lake Hughes Rd., Lake Hughes 93532
Phone (661) 724-1213

Camp Fred Miller -
433 S. Encinal Canyon Rd., Malibu 90265
Phone (818) 889-0260

Camp John Munz -
42220 N. Lake Hughes Rd., Lake Hughes 93532
Phone (661) 724-1211

Camp Joseph Paige -
6601 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-4921

Camp Glenn Rockey -
1900 N. Sycamore Cyn. Rd., San Dimas 91773
Phone (909) 599-2391

Camp Louis Routh -
12500 Big Tujunga Cyn. Rd., Tujunga 91042
Phone (818) 352-4407

Camp Joseph Scott and Camp Kenyon Scudder -
28700 N. Bouquet Cyn. Rd., Saugus 91350
Phone (661) 296-3231 - Camp Scott
Phone (661) 296-9668 - Camp Scudder

Intake and Detention Control/Intercept
1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8511

Field Services Bureau
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-2511 (Adult)
Phone (562) 940-2506 (Juvenile)

Area Offices

Alhambra Area Office -
200 W. Woodward Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626) 308-5542

Central Placement -
1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8886

Centinela Regional Placement -
1330 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 418-3106

Crenshaw Regional Placement -
3606 W. Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
Phone (323) 298-3511

East Los Angeles Regional Placement -
144 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2185

San Gabriel Valley Regional Placement -
11234 E. Valley Blvd., El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-4059

South Central Regional Placement -
200 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 603-7311

Van Nuys Regional Placement –
14540 Haynes St., Van Nuys 91411
Phone (818) 373-8100

Placement Quality Assurance –
Lynwood Regional Justice Center
11701 Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
Phone (323) 357-5545

Independent Living Program – Probation
3530 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-0125

Centinela Area Office -
1330 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 418-3106

Central Adult Investigations -
320 W. Temple St., Rm. 180, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-9331

Crenshaw Area Office -
3606 W. Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles 90016
Phone (323) 298-3511

East Los Angeles Area Office -
4849 Civic Center Way, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2185

East San Fernando Valley Area Office -
14414 Delano St., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 374-2000

Firestone Area Office -
8526 S. Grape St., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 586-6469
Foothill Area Office -
199 N. Euclid Ave., Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 356-5281

Harbor Area Office -
3221 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503
Phone (310) 222-2672

Intensive Gang Supervision Program -
144 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2138

Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center -
7625 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 586-6091

Long Beach Area Office -
415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 491-5807

Northeast Juvenile Justice Center -
1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8765

Operation Read Program -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-3547

Pomona Valley Area Office -
1660 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 469-4507

Pretrial Services -
3530 Wilshire Blvd., # 501, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-0373

Rio Hondo Area Office -
8240 S. Broadway Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 908-3119

Riverview Area Office -
12310 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 579-8500

San Gabriel Valley Area Office -
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Ste. 302, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-4059

Santa Monica Area Office -
1725 Main St., Santa Monica 90401
Phone (310) 260-3525

School Based Supervision Programs -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242

School Based Supervision Program – Cluster 1
Phone (562) 940-2746

School Based Supervision Program – Cluster 2
Phone (562) 940-2663

School Based Supervision Program – Cluster 3
Phone (562) 940-2719

School Based Supervision Program – Cluster 4
Phone (562) 940-3541

School Based Supervision Program – Cluster 5
Phone (562)9 40-2526

South Central Area Office -
200 W. Compton Blvd., Ste. 300, Compton 90221
Phone (310) 603-7311

Specialized Gang Supervision Program/SGSP -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-2560

TANF Application Unit -
7639 S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
Phone (562) 907-3080

Van Nuys Area Office
14540 Haynes St., Van Nuys 91411
Phone (818) 373-8114

Antelope Valley Juvenile Office
321 E. Ave. K-4, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 942-9979

Antelope Valley Sub-Office
1110 W. Ave. J. Rm. 19, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 945-6310

Valencia Sub-Office
23759 Valencia Blvd., Rm. 20, Valencia 91355
Phone (661) 253-7271

Process Servers
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Business Filings and Registration Unit
P.O. Box 53592, Los Angeles 90053-0592
Phone (562) 462-2177

Contact for information on becoming a process server.

Produce and Egg Quality
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Pest Exclusion & Produce Quality Bureau
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 622-0426
Fax: (562) 861-282Z

Inspects fruits, vegetables and eggs at wholesale markets and warehouses to assure that quality complies with state laws.

Progress Report
Chief Executive Office  
(213) 974-6879
Website: http://ceo.lacounty.gov/pdf/Prog%20Rpt%2008-09.pdf

Provides descriptions of key programs and services that the County provides, information on its successes, areas in need of improvement, and priorities in the coming year.

Property Ownership
Phone (213) 974-3211
Phone (888) 807-2111 (toll-free property tax information line)
Website: http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/default.aspx
E-mail: helpdesk@assessor.lacounty.gov

The Office of Assessor maintains the property assessment roll, which lists the assessee (normally the property owner). The roll may be inspected by the public at the main office or regional offices. This information, except for property owner name, is also available on the Assessor’s website at http://assessor.lacounty.gov . For a list of the offices, see “Assessor.”

To determine the owner of a property, you may inquire by phone, e-mail or at one of the Assessor’s offices. If you know the Assessor’s identification number of a property, you may use a 24-hour service at (213) 974-3838 to research the current assessee’s name.

When transferring ownership of real property from one person to another, a deed must be filed that includes a parcel number and a legal description of the property.

When transferring property, a preliminary change of ownership form is required. These forms are available at the main office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk, at all Assessor’s offices, and on the Assessor’s website.

Property Taxes
(See Assessor for questions about assessed values.)
(See Taxes or Treasurer-Tax Collector for payment of tax bills.)
(See Direct Assessments or Auditor-Controller for direct assessment agency information.)

Protocol, Office
Chief Executive Office
375 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1307
Fax: (213) 621-2084
Promotes Los Angeles County as a hospitable destination for international business and tourism by:

-Advising the Board of Supervisors on international protocol.

-Planning appropriate hospitality and itineraries for visiting international dignitaries (i.e. presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens, cabinet ministers, elected officials, ambassadors and members of royal families) on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.

-Serving as liaison with the Consular Corps (representatives of foreign governments with local offices) and foreign trade representatives.

-Providing information about international protocol, business and social customs, flag etiquette, gift giving, etc. to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, businesses and corporations and the general public.

Psychiatric Emergency Services
Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance 90509
Phone (310) 222-3144

Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center-
Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center-CEU-
1720 E. 120th St., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (310) 668-4326

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center -
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-7085

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Psychiatric Emergency Room
14445 Olive View Dr., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 364-4340



Public Administrator
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0404

Conducts investigations of decedents who resided or had property in Los Angeles County where no executor, legatee, or heir has sought to administer the estate; manages the estates of decedents when appointed by the court. Conducts auctions of real and personal property of decedent and conservatee estates.



Public Defender
19-513 Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2811
TDD: (800) 801-5551
Website: http://pd.co.la.ca.us

Provides legal representation to all persons, including children, who are financially unable to employ counsel in criminal proceedings. Services which may be requested by a defendant or ordered by a court include representation in criminal, juvenile, mental health and certain civil proceedings triable in the Superior Court. Limited appellate representation in the state and federal court system may also be provided while the public defender is representing the defendant in the trial court.



Public Gathering Places (Sanitation Issues)
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5200
24-Hour Hotline (888) 700-9995
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh
E-mail: eh@ph.lacounty.gov

Callers must provide city of residence and zip code to be directed to the local responding authority. Environmental Health assists in conducting routine inspections or complaint investigations at theaters, stadiums, self-service laundry facilities, commercial buildings, vacant lots, and other public gathering places.



Public Guardian
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0515

Investigates the need for conservatorships of individuals incapable of managing their own affairs. Administers the estates and arranges care for the individuals after authority has been received by the court.



Public Guardian Mental Health Services
(See Public Guardian)

Public Health Emergency Prepardness and Response
Public Health, Department of
Phone (323) 240-8121
Website: http://labt.org

Prepares for public health emergencies caused by bioterrorism, infectious disease, natural disasters, and other public health threats by planning and preparing responses for public health emergencies, providing education to assist county residents to prepare for emergencies and by exercising response plans. To achieve these goals, the department:

- Assesses readiness needs and deficiencies while defining preparedness plans;
- Enhances disease surveillance tools to conduct accurate and efficient detection of biological and chemical events;
- Enhances the capacity of laboratories to handle biological and chemical agents;
- Updates information technology to foster greater collaboration between emergency response agencies and deliver a more efficient emergency alert system;
- Ensures ability to deliver accurate and timely emergency preparedness information;
- Works to educate the public and local emergency preparedness professionals on how to better protect and promote health in the face of disasters;
- Works to foster greater collaboration between emergency response organizations.



Public Health, Department of

313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. 806, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-8117 - Director and Health Officer
(800) 427-8700 - Referrals for free or low-cost health care and other health information
Fax: (213) 975-1273
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov
E-mail: phinfo@ph.lacounty.gov

Protects health, prevents disease, and promotes the health and well-being for all persons in Los Angeles County. Focuses on prevention, seeking to assure a basic level of protection for the entire population, from the basic threats to the public’s health, including food-borne and easily transmittable disease outbreaks, natural and man-made emergencies, to working to prevent chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Also inspects and grades food establishments and markets, monitors ocean water and public swimming pools to ensure safe swim areas throughout the county.

Provides tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment, sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening and treatment, immunizations for children, and annual flu vaccinations at public health clinics. Offers TB clinics by appointment only. Types, days and times services are offered may vary by clinic site.

Helpful Public Health Telephone Numbers

AIDS/HIV Information: (213) 351-8000
Alcohol/Drug Problems: (800) 564-6600
Birth Certificates (Newborn Registration): (213) 240-7812
California Children’s Services Information Line: (800) 288-4584
Child Health and Disability Prevention Program: (800) 993-2437
Death Certificates: (213) 240-7816
Environmental Health Customer Call Center: (888) 700-9995
Immunization Program: (213) 351-7800
Lead Abatement Program: (323) 869-7068
Lead Poisoning Prevention Information Line: (800)LA-4-LEAD or (800) 524-5323
Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Programs: (213) 639-6400
Nursing Home Inspections: (323) 869-8500
Reporting Suspected Food-Related Illness: (888) 397-3993
Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline: (800) 758-0880
Tobacco Use Quit Line: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (800) 662-8887
Tuberculosis Skin Test and Nurse
Consultation Unit: (213) 744-6151
Vector Control (Rats, Insects): (646) 430-5450
Veterinary Public Health: (562) 401-7088

PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS

Central Health Center
241 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-8203

Glendale Health Center
501 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale 91206
Phone (818) 500-5760
Valley Care (personal health care) (818) 500-5785
Environmental Health District Office (818)500-5777

Hollywood-Wilshire Health Center
5205 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles 90038
Phone (323) 769-7800
Monrovia Health Center
330 W. Maple Ave., Monrovia 91016
Phone (626) 256-1600

North Hollywood Health Center
5300 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood 91605
Phone (818) 766-3982

Pacoima Health Center
13300 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 896-1903

Pomona Health Center – Pomona Clinic Coalition (PPP)
750 S. Park Ave., Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 868-0235
Pomona Clinic Coalition (909) 622-6516

La Puente Health Center
15930 Central Ave., La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 855-5300

Ruth Temple Health Center – T.H.E. Clinic, Inc. (PPP)
3834 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles 90062
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: (323) 730-3507
Environmental Health District Office: (323) 730-3558
T.H.E. Clinic, Inc.: (323) 730-3502

San Fernando Health Center
1212 Pico St., San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 837-6969

Simms Mann Health and Wellness Center
2509 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405
Phone (310) 998-3203

South Health Center
1522 E. 102nd St., Los Angeles 90002
Phone (323) 563-4053

Torrance Health Center
711 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance 90502
Phone (310) 354-2300

Curtis R. Tucker Health Center
123 W. Manchester Blvd. Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 419-5322
Environmental Health District Office: (310) 419-5358

Whittier Health Center
7643 S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
Phone (562) 464-5350

ANTELOPE VALLEY REHABILITATION CENTERS
Provide low-cost, residential and outpatient rehabilitation services to alcohol and drug-dependent individuals.

Acton Rehabilitation Center
30500 Arrastre Cyn. Rd., Acton 93510
Phone (661) 269-0062

Warm Springs Rehabilitation Center
38200 N. Lake Hughes Rd., Castaic 91310
Phone (661) 257-2342

High Desert Recovery Services
44900 N. 60th St., West, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 945-8458

County Service Planning Areas
Los Angeles County is divided into eight service planning areas (SPAs) for health care planning purposes. Each SPA has an area health office that is responsible for planning public health and clinical services according to the health needs of local communities. Some examples of healthcare planning activities include:

  • Assessing health needs of local communities
  • Providing services through Department of Health Services clinics and community partners
  • Promoting health and preventing disease
  • Collaborating with community groups to improve the health of SPA residents.

Service Planning Areas 1 and 2
(Antelope Valley and San Fernando Valley)
5300 Tujunga Ave., North Hollywood 91601
Phone (818) 487-0028
Fax (818) 487-0110

Service Planning Areas 3 and 4
(San Gabriel Valley and Metro LA)
241 N. Figueroa St., Rm. 312, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-8043
Fax (213) 202-6069

Service Planning Areas 5 and 6
(West LA and South LA)
1522 E. 102nd St., Los Angeles 90002
Phone (323) 563-4093
Fax (323) 249-1591

Service Planning Areas 7 and 8
(East LA and South Bay)
7643 S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
Phone (562) 464-5408
Fax (562) 698-8857



Public Social Services, Commission for
12860 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 908-8669
Website: dpss.lacounty.gov
    listed under “DPSS Programs and “Other Services”

Examines and evaluates the programs and operations of the Department of Public Social Services and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the department on a broad range of public welfare issues.  The 15-member body of private citizens is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.



Public Social Services, Department of
12860 Crossroads    Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
  Phone (562) 908-8400
  TTY: (562) 908-6650
  Central Help Line  TDD/TTY: (626) 569-4265
  INFO LINE TDD/TYY  (for hearing impaired) (800) 660-4026
  Website:  http://dpss.lacounty.gov/
    
  Provides  financial, homeless, employment, health, and nutrition-related assistance to  residents of Los    Angeles County.  Programs and  services include:
    
  California  Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs); which provides  temporary financial assistance, as well as employment services (including specialized  supportive services such as domestic violence, mental health and substance abuse)  through the Greater Avenues for Independence (GAIN) program to aided adults in  CalWORKs - aided families with children; Cal-Learn, a CalWORKs program for  pregnant and parenting teens; General Relief (GR), which provides temporary  assistance and work opportunities through the General Relief Opportunities to  Work (GROW) program to indigent adults; and Food Stamps (FS), which provides  food benefits to low-income families and individuals.  Refugee Employment Program (REP), which  provides culturally and liguistically sensitive employment and specialized  services for refugees; and Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), which  provides employment, housing, nutrition, counseling, education and other  services to low-income individuals/families through a network of anti-poverty  non-profit agencies.  DPSS programs also  include Medi-Cal, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), and In-Home  Supportive Services (IHSS).
    
    GENERAL INFORMATION
    
    DPSS:

                                                                                                
 Central Help Line   (877) 481-1044
 Central Help Line TDD/TTY:   (626) 569-4265
INFO LINE TDD/TTY (for  hearing impaired)   (800) 660-4026
Child Care Hotline      (877) CHILD-99 or (562) 244-5399
Community Services Block  Grant Program  (562) 908-3096
Health and Nutrition Hotline   (877) 597-4777
Time Limited Program Hotline    (800) 746-1176
Toy Loan and Volunteer  Services   (213) 744-4344

OTHER:
                                                                                                                                   

211 LA County  211 or (800) 339-6993
Appeals and State Hearings     (800) 952-5253
(Dept. of Social Services, Sacramento)Child Protection Hotline  (800) 540-4000
(Maintained by the Department of Children and Family Services) Child Support Hotline (866) 901-3212
Disaster Hotline  (800) 980-4990
Domestic Violence Safety  Plan Hotline (800) 978-3600
Elder Abuse Hotline   (877) 477-3646
In-Home Supportive Services Ombudsman  (888) 678-IHSS or (888) 678-4477
Long Term Care Ombudsman        (Statewide) (800) 231-4024
(LA County)    (800) 334-9473
Mental Health Services (800)  854-7771
Worksource California Employer and Job Seeker(888)  226-6300

    FRAUD:
    
    Los Angeles County Fraud  Hotline..........................................................(800) 544-6861
    (Provides County employees  and citizens with
    a way to report fraudulent activity  by Los Angeles
    County government employees,  managers,
    vendors, contractors,  health inspectors, etc.  
    Allegations reported over  the hotline are
    evaluated and investigated.)
    
    DPSS  Central Fraud Reporting Hotline..................................................(800)  349-9970
    
    We  Tip Fraud Hotline............................................................................(800)  87-FRAUD or (800) 78-CRIME
    
  TO APPLY:
    
    Medi-Cal  and Food Stamp applications can be requested through the health and nutrition  hotline (877) 597-4777.  An application  packet will be mailed to the requestor for completion and return by mail.  A visit to a district office is not required.  These applications are also available on the  DPSS website.
    
    For  help in locating the appropriate office for CalWORKS, GAIN, Food Stamps,  General Relief, Medi-Cal, and In-Home Supportive Services:
                                                                                          
Central  Help Line    (877)  481-1044
Central  Help Line TDD/TTY:      (626)  569-4265
INFO  LINE TDD/TTY (for hearing impaired)   (800)  660-4026
Cal-Learn  (877)  481-1044
GAIN  Hotline (877)  292-4246
Cash  Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)(877)  481-1044
Healthy  Families & Medi-Cal Information Line(800)  880-5305 or (888)  747-1222
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) (888) 944-IHSS or (888) 944-4477
Application  System   or (213) 744-IHSS

    BRANCH OFFICES:
    
    Business  hours at all district offices are Mon. – Fri. from 8 a.m. to
    5 p.m.
    
    CW=CalWORKs,  FS=Food Stamps, GR=General Relief, MC=Medi-Cal, CAPI=Cash Assistance Program  for Immigrants, RCA = Refugee Cash Assistance.
    
    Belvedere  District (CW, FS, MC)
    5445 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
    Help Line (323)  727-4542
    
    Civic  Center District (GR, MC)
    813 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles 90013
    Help Line  (213) 974-4301
    
    Compton  District (CW, FS, MC)
    211 E. Alondra Blvd., Compton 90220
    Help Line  (310) 603-8181, (310) 603-8100
    (310) 603-7046
    
    Cudahy  District (CW, FS, MC)
    8130 S. Atlantic Ave., Cudahy 90201
    Help Line  (323) 560-5192
    
    East Valley  District (CW, FS, MC)
    14545 Lanark St., Panorama City 91402
    Help Line  (818) 901-4120
    
    El Monte  District (CW, FS, MC)
    3350 Aerojet Ave., El Monte 91731
    Help Line (866)  613-3777
    
    Exposition  Park District (CW, FS)
    3833 S. Vermont Ave., 2nd Flr., Los Angeles 90037
    Help Line  (323) 730-6188
    
    Florence  District (CW, FS, MC)
    1740 E. Gage Ave., Los Angeles 90001
    Help Line  (323) 586-7263
    
    Glendale  District (CW, GR, FS, MC, CAPI, RCA)
    4680 San Fernando Rd., Glendale 91204
    Help Line  (818) 546-6200
    
    Lancaster  District (CW, GR, FS, MC)
    349-B E.  Ave. K6, Lancaster 93535
    Help Line  (661) 951-3450
    
    Lancaster General Relief (GR, FS)
    337 E. Ave.  K-10, Lancaster 93535
    Help Line  (661) 974-8993
    
    Lincoln  Heights District (CW, FS, MC)
    4077 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90032
    Help Line  (323) 342-8180
    Metro East  District (CW, GR)
    2855 E.  Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90023
    Help Line  (323) 260-3718
    
    Metro  Family District (CW, FS,MC)
    2615 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007
    Help Line  (213) 744-6623
    
    Metro North  District (CW, FS, MC, RCA)
    2601 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90057
    Help Line  (213) 639-5491
    
    Metro  Special District (GR, FS, MC)
    2707 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007
    Help Line  (213) 744-5611
    
    Norwalk  District (CW, FS, MC)
    12727 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk 90650
    Help Line  (562) 807-7840
    
    Paramount  District (CW, FS, MC)
    2961 E. Victoria St., Rancho Dominguez 90221
    Help Line  (310) 603-5251
    
    Pasadena  District (CW, GR, FS, MC)
    955 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91104
    Help Line  (626) 791-6730
    
    Pomona  District (CW, GR, FS, MC)
    2040 W. Holt Ave., Pomona 91768
    Help Line  (909) 868-6499
    
    Rancho Park  District (CW, GR, FS, MC)
    11110 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles 90064
    Help Line  (310) 481-4018
    
    San  Fernando District (GR, FS, CAPI)
    9188 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley 91352
    Help Line  (818) 394-3700
    
    San Gabriel  Valley District (CW, GR, FS, MC, CAPI, RCA)
    3352 Aerojet Ave., El Monte 91731
    Help Line (866)  613-3777
    
    Santa  Clarita District (CW, FS, MC)
    27233 Camp Plenty Rd., Santa Clarita 91351
    Help Line (661)  298-4102
    
    South  Central District (CW, GR, FS, MC)
    10728 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90059
    Help Line  (323) 357-3035
    
    South  Family District (CW, FS, MC, RCA)
    17600 “A” Santa Fe Ave., Rancho Dominguez 90221
    Help Line  (866) 613-3777
    
    South  Special District (GR, FS, CAPI)
    17600 “B” Santa Fe Ave., Rancho Dominguez 90221
    Help Line  (310) 761-2479
    
    Southwest  Family District (CW, FS, RCA)
    8300 S. Vermont Ave., 3rd Flr., Los Angeles 90044
    Help Line  (323) 549-7655
    
    Southwest  Special District (GR, FS, MC)
    1819 W. 120th St.,  Los Angeles 90047
    Help Line  (323) 420-2833
    
    West Valley  District (CW, FS, MC)
    21415 Plummer St., Chatsworth 91311
    Help Line  (818) 718-5027
    
    Wilshire  Special District (GR, FS, MC, CAPI)
    2415 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90057
    Help Line  (213) 738-4290
    
    SPECIALIZED MEDI-CAL ONLY OFFICES:
    
    Health and  Nutrition (MC, FS)
    3400 Aerojet Blvd., El Monte 91731
    Help Line  (877) 597-4777
    
    Hawthorne  Medi-Cal District (MC)
    Info Line  (800) 834-9408
    
    Medi-Cal  Mail-In District (MC)
    Help Line  (213) 744-6027
    
    Medi-Cal  Long Term Care – LTC (MC)
    17171 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry 91745
    Help Line  (626) 854-4987
    
    Northridge  Medi-Cal Regional District (MC)
    Info Line  (818) 717-2101
    
    In Home Supportive Services Offices:
    
    Burbank IHSS Office - 73
    3307 N. Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank 91504
    Phone (818) 557-4103
    Fax: (818) 563-9105
    For information please call: (818)  557-4102
    
    Chatsworth IHSSOffice - 01
    21615 Plummer St., Chatsworth 91311
    Phone (818) 718-4351
    Fax: (818) 576-9924
    For information please call: (818) 718-4352
    
    El Monte IHSS Office - 74
    3400 Aerojet Ave., 5th Flr., El Monte 91731
    Phone (626) 569-4564
    Fax: (626) 312-4870
    For information please call: (626) 569-4564
    
    Hawthorne IHSS Office - 77
    12000 Hawthorne Blvd., “A”, Hawthorne 90250
    Phone (310) 349-4769
    Fax: (310) 263-2762
    For information please call: (310) 349-5600
    
    La Cienega IHSS Office - 75
    9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., 10th Flr., Inglewood 90301
    Phone (310) 216-2292
    Fax: (310) 216-8343
    For information please call (310) 216-2294
    
    Lancaster IHSSOffice - 35
    335-C Ave., K-6, Lancaster 93535
    Phone (661) 723-4288
    Fax: (661) 940-8709
    For information please call: (661)  723-4290
    
    Metro IHSS Office - 47                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
    2707 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007
    Phone (213) 744-3300
    Fax: (213) 749-7224
    For Information please call: (213) 744-3015
    
    Pomona IHSS Office – 19
    360 E. Mission Blvd., Pomona 91766
    Phone (909) 802-2474
    Fax: (909) 622-5395
    For information please call: (909)  802-2471

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
  Phone  (626) 458-5100
  Fax:  (626) 289-7481
  TDD:  (626) 282-7829
  Website:  dpw.lacounty.gov
     CleanLA.com
                                                
Contact  Public Works:dpw.lacounty.gov/General/Contact.cfm
Business  services online:dpw.lacounty.gov/prg/business/index.cfm
E-mail:info@dpw.lacounty.gov
Press  Room:dpw.lacounty.gov/prg/pressroom/

Plans,  designs, engineers, constructs, administers, operates, and/or maintains roads,  highways, bridges, flood control and water conservation facilities, water and  sewer systems, airports, land development, building codes, county buildings,  public transit programs, environmental conservation programs, and other  activities for the County and contract cities.

Environmental  Functions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Backyard Composting - (888) CLEAN LA
Business Recycling -(888) CLEAN LA
Curbside Recycling - (888) CLEAN LA
Electronic Waste -  (888) CLEAN LA
Environmental Programs Development - (626) 458-5167
Environmental School Education - (626) 458-6536
Franchise Trash Collection  andRecycling Services- (800)  993-5844
Garbage Disposal Districts -  (800) 404-4487
Graffiti Abatement -  (800)  675-4357
Home-Generated Sharps Waste - (888) CLEAN LA
Household Battery  Collection -  (888)  CLEAN LA
Household Hazardous Waste -   (888) CLEAN LA
Industrial Waste Disposal Permit -   (626) 458-3517
Landfill Disposal -   (626) 458-3553
Residential Recycling -  (888) CLEAN LA
Stormwater Education -  (626) 458-5975
Underground Storage Tanks -(626) 458-3517
Used Oil Centers -  (888) CLEAN LA
Waste Tire Disposal Centers - (888) CLEAN LA
                              
Excess  Public Works Property
  Phone  (626) 458-7072

Job  Hotline
  Phone  (626) 458-3926
  Website:  dpw.lacounty.gov

Materials  Reuse Exchange
  Website:  lacomax.com

Transit  Operations
  Phone  (626) 458-3968
  Website:  LAGOBUS.INFO

Purchasing
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2650

Provides centralized purchasing services as mandated by County Charter for County departments. Manages countywide acquisition of materials and supplies and oversees the countywide procurement and materials management process.

Maintains website for online vendor registration. Vendors are asked to register and list the types of commodities or services for which they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is http://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following website:
http://doingbusiness.lacounty.gov/main_db.htm



Quality and Productivity Commission
Rm.  565, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone  (213) 974-1361
  Fax:  (213) 626-3890
  Website:  qpc.co.la.ca.us
  
  Oversees  policy and supports the implementation of programs that enhance the quality and  productivity of the delivery of County services.  To ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of  these policies and programs, the commission consults closely with the Board of  Supervisors and the County’s chief executive officer, and works in conjunction  with its implementing partner, the Quality and Productivity Managers Network,  comprised of representatives from every County department.  The 17-member Quality and Productivity  Commission was established in 1981 by the Board of Supervisors.

Rabies (Sick or dead bats/birds)
Hotline to report dead birds or rabies in LA County: (877) 747-2243.

For bat removal, please contact a local animal control agency or Veterinary Public Health.

Rabies Vaccination Program
Animal Care and Control, Department of  – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov

Holds rabies vaccination clinics at various sites during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Visit the department website or contact a local animal shelter for rabies vaccination clinic dates, times, and locations.

Radiological Management
3530 Wilshire Blvd, 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7387
Fax: (213) 351-2718
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh/progs/envirp/ehrad.htm
E-mail: radiation@ph.lacounty.gov

Provides expertise and responds to radiation exposure incidents, complaints, and inquiries for all of Los Angeles County.

Rainfall and Runoff Records
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6379 runoff
(626) 458-6169 rainfall

Rain damage - repair of damaged and washed out roadways
Phone (800) 675-4357

Real Estate Fraud and Information Program
(see Consumer Affairs, Department of)

Real Estate Records
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2207, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2133
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Real estate records for Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by name and year the document was recorded. You may search the indexes in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, except holidays, and Third Thursday of the month between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For written requests provide title of the document, names listed on the document; and year the document was recorded.

If you do not know the exact year the document was recorded, you must give the years you want searched. The search fee is 50 cents per name, per year searched, $1 minimum. Make check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The search fee is non-refundable. A “no record statement” will be issued if no record is found. Send request and fee to: Los Angeles Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk, Real Estate Records, P.O. Box 53195, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0195.

Telephone requests for searches of real estate indexes are not accepted.

Recycling
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Website: http://888cleanla.com
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd
HOTLINE (888) CLEANLA
(888) 253-2652

Regional Planning, Department of
Rm.  1360, Hall of Records
  320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Website:  planning.lacounty.gov

Phone:  
  General  information...................................................... (213)  974-6411
  Zoning  violations......................................................... (213)  974-6453
  ............................................................................... or  (213) 974-6483
  County  Connect Line.................................................... (888)  924-4357

From Antelope Valley to L.A. offices
  use  toll-free (661) 272-0964
  TDD:  (213) 617-2292

Para  informacion en espanol
  (213)  974-6466

Public  counter and phone inquiries:
  Hours:  Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. –   5:30 p.m., Wed. 8:30 a.m.   – 5:30 p.m., Closed Fridays.

Establishes  and maintains a continuing comprehensive long-range process for the physical,  social, and economic development of the County; prepares and maintains area and  community plans and administers the County's subdivision and zoning ordinances;  develops and maintains a base of information on housing and demographic  conditions in the County; and develops programs to encourage effectuation of  the County's General Plan.

Regional Planning Commission
  Rm. 150,  Hall of Records
  320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone  (213) 974-6409

Registrar of Voters
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1024 Norwalk 90651-1024
Phone (562) 466-1310
TDD: (562) 462-2259

Website: lavote.net or rrcc.lacounty.gov Provides information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements. Issues and accepts voter registration forms and absentee voter applications. Provides public officials roster, voter guides, polling place locations. For a list of branch offices, See "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Website: http://lavote.net or http://rrcc.lacounty.gov

Records, maintains and issues copies of records of real estate transactions, births, deaths, and marriages in Los Angeles County. Maintains filings of fictitious business name statements, administers notary public oaths and authenticates notary signatures. Issues marriage licenses and performs marriage ceremonies (by appointment).

 

Services:  
Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Rm. (562) 462-2137
Real Estate Recording Procedures, Rm. (562) 462-2125
Real Estate Records Copies, Rm. 2207 (562) 462-2133
Transfer Tax (562) 462-2125
Business Filings & Registration, Rm. 2001 (562) 462-2177


Branch offices issue copies of death and marriage from 1997- present and birth records from 1964-present. Accepts requests for real estate records to be mailed from Norwalk office. Lancaster, LAX Airport and Van Nuys district offices accept real estate documents for recording.

For a list of branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”



Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices

Beverly Hills Branch Office
9355 Burton Way, 1st FIr., Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 288-1261
Hours: Tues. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, provides and accepts voter registration forms and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

East Los Angeles Branch Office
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022-1208
Phone (323) 260-2991
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Florence/Firestone Branch Office
7807 S. Compton Ave., 1st Floor, Los Angeles 90001
Telephone (323) 586-6192
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Lancaster Branch Office
1028 W. Ave. J-2, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 945-6446
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LAX Airport Branch Court
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6 FIr., Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6142
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Van Nuys Branch Office
14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 376-71766 (birth, death, marriage info).
Phone (818) 376-7191 (business filings and registration, document recording)
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Reservations – Facilities and Programs

Website: http://reservations.lacounty.gov

Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 



Restaurants
(See Food Safety)
Public Health, Department of

Provides requirements for retail food establishments, a list of restaurant ratings, and a list of restaurants that have been closed due to health violations on the Internet at ph.lacounty.gov/eh

Restaurant owners and managers may report suspected fraud by county restaurant inspector by calling (800) 544-6861.



Retirement - County Employees
(see Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association)

Road Maintenance
Public Works,  Department of
Road Maintenance  Division
900    S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981

Maintains almost 3,215 miles of major roads and  local streets in unincorporated areas and 1,785 miles in 20 cities. Maintenance  activities include street sweeping, pavement patching, sidewalk repair, and  vegetation control.

To report  road-related problems or request for service (potholes, tree trimming, street  drainage, etc.) log onto dpw.lacounty.gov/general/ dpwrequest

To check for road  closures, log onto dpw.lacounty.gov/mpm/
roadclosure

Freeways and highways  are maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): dot.ca.gov 

Roadside Trees
(See Tree, Roadside)

Sanitation Districts
1955    Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
  P.O.    Box 4998,   Whittier 90607
  Phone (562) 699-7411 or (323) 685-5217
  Website: www.lacsd.org
  
  Mission statement: Protect  public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective  wastewater and solid waste management and, in doing so convert waste into  resources such as reclaimed water, energy, and recycled materials.
  
  The Sanitation Districts function on a  regional scale consisting of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.7  million people in Los Angeles   County. The service area  covers approximately 820 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and  unincorporated territory within the County.
  
  The 24 separate districts work cooperatively  under a joint administration agreement with one administrative staff  headquartered near the City of Whittier.  Each district has its own board of directors consisting of the mayor of each  city, and the chair of the Board of Supervisors for unincorporated territory,  within that district.
  
  The Sanitation Districts’ 1,400 miles of main  trunk sewers and 11 wastewater treatment plants convey and treat about half the  wastewater in Los Angeles   County.  The Sanitation Districts are pioneers in  using recycled water beneficially.  Water  reclamation plants produce a high-quality source of reclaimed water that  essentially meets drinking water standards and is reused at about 570 sites  throughout the county.
  
  The Sanitation Districts’ solid waste  management sites similarly provide about half of the countywide solid waste  management needs.  The Sanitation  Districts operate three sanitary landfills, four landfill energy recovery  facilities, two recycle centers, three materials recovery/transfer facilities,  and participate in the operation of two refuse-to-energy facilities.
  
  Additional  information on services provided and current rates is available on the website.

Scanner Price Accuracy, Businesses
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone: (800) 665-2900, information or complaints
Website: http://acwm.lacounty.gov/scripts/attscan.htm

Conducts price verification inspections at retail businesses to confirm that prices charged are the same as those posted or advertised.

Requires businesses to display notices at cash registers informing consumers that they are entitled to the lowest advertised or posted price. (Businesses needing notices or more information may call (562) 622-0415 or e-mail: wm@acwm.lacounty.gov.) Issues registrations to retail businesses utilizing automated price look-up (scanner) systems.

Science Museums and Programs
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Scuba Certification
Parks and Recreation Department
Underwater Unit
Phone (310) 965-8258

Maintains records of those who have received SCUBA certification in Los Angeles County. Replaces lost, damaged or stolen cards.

Offers, in conjunction with the Underwater Instructors Association, a selection of courses for certification ranging from entry level to instructor.

Self-Help Legal Resource Centers
Superior Court
  
  Assist  self-represented litigants seeking justice through the civil courts by helping them  navigate the court system and explaining the legal process.  Offer free resources on family law, limited  civil and other matters, such as housing and guardianship.  Additional low- or no-cost legal resources  are available at alternative dispute resolution offices and self-help  information sites on the Internet, including www.courtinfo.gov and  lasuperiorcourt.org.  Walk-in service  only, no phone calls.
  
  CENTER LOCATIONS
  
  Antelope Valley Self-Help   Legal Access   Center
  Michael D. Antonovich   Antelope Valley Courthouse
  42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
  Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 8:30   a.m. to noon,
  1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Wed. from 8:30 a.m.  to noon.
  
  Compton Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Compton Courthouse
  200 W. Compton Blvd.,  11th Flr., Rm. 1102, Compton  90220
  Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to noon; Mon., Wed., Thurs. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  
  Inglewood Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Inglewood Courthouse
  1 Regent St., First Flr., Rm. 107, Inglewood  90301
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m.  to noon (family law  matters),
  1:30 to 4 p.m. (housing, civil matters); closed Wed. afternoons.
  
  Long Beach Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Long Beach Courthouse
  415 W. Ocean Blvd.,  Rm. 505, Long Beach  90802  
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30   p.m. except Wed. hours are 8:30   a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  
  Norwalk Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Norwalk Courthouse
  12720 Norwalk Blvd., Rm. 104E, Norwalk  90650
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon.
  
  Pasadena Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Pasadena Courthouse
  300 E. Walnut St., Rm. 300, Pasadena  91101
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon. - Elder Law Conservatorship  Clinic
  
  Pomona Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Pomona South Courthouse
  400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Flr., Rm. 702, Pomona 91766
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (family law matters),
  1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (housing, family law, civil matters);
  Wed. 8:30 a.m. to noon (family law matters).
  
  San Fernando Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  San Fernando Courthouse
  900 Third St.,  Cafeteria, San Fernando  91340
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Wed. 8:30 a.m. to noon.  
  
  Santa Monica Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Santa Monica Courthouse
  1725 Main St., Santa Monica 90401
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
  Wed. from 8:30 a.m.  to noon.
  
  Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Stanley Mosk Courthouse
  111 N. Hill St., Fourth Flr., Rm. 426, Los    Angeles 90012
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon.
  
  Torrance Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Torrance Courthouse
  825 Maple Ave., Rm. 160, Torrance  90503
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.  to noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m. to noon.
  
  Van Nuys Self-Help Legal   Access Center
  Van Nuys East Courthouse
  6230 Sylmar Ave., Third Flr., Law Library, Van Nuys 91401
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m.  to noon (family law  matters), 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (housing, civil matters).

Senior Citizens Programs
Community and Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (800) 510-2020

Provides case management, employment (second careers), health services, information and referral, in-home services, legal services, and congregate and home-delivered meals services.

Senior Citizens Service Centers
(See Community and Senior Service Centers)

Sewer Maintenance Districts
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3381

Assessment included on property tax statement.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program
Public Health, Department of
2615 S. Grand Ave., Rm. 500, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-3070 (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
STD Program Hotline: (800) 758-0880
Fax: (213) 749-9606
Website: ph.lacounty.gov/std

Hotline:  Provides STD information and referrals to STD clinics and HIV test sites in Los Angeles County. Upon request, free condoms are available. Automated, 24 hours.  Health educators available Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. English/Spanish.

Provides free, confidential STD testing and treatment at various locations. The program also has a mobile testing clinic for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV testing.  To find out the schedule of the mobile clinic, call (213) 744-3335.



Sheriff
Sheriff's  Headquarters Bureau
4700    Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park 91754-2169
Phone (323) 267-4800
TDD: business (323) 267-6669
TDD: emergency 9-1-1
Complaint Line (800) 698-8255
Website: lasd.org

Parking Tickets
  (800) 782-3868

Employment Verification
  Phone (323) 526-5500

Recruitment
  Phone 1-800-A-DEPUTY

Eviction Notices / Civil Process Service
  Phone (213) 974-6613

INS Clearance Letters
  Phone (562) 345-4441

Sheriff’s Stations

Altadena -
  780    E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
  Phone (626) 798-1131

Avalon -
  215    Sumner Ave., P.O. Box 1551, Avalon 90704
  Phone (310) 510-2360

Carson -
  21356    S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90745
  Phone (310) 830-1123

Century Station -
  11703    S. Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
  Phone (323) 568-4800

Cerritos Station -
  18135    Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos 90703
  Phone (562) 860-0044

Compton Station -
  301    S. Willowbrook Ave., Compton 90220
  Phone (310) 605-6500

Crescenta Valley -
  4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta 91214
  Phone (818) 248-3464

East Los Angeles -
  5019    E. 3rd St.,   Los Angeles 90022
  Phone (323) 264-4151

Sheriff’s Dept.   Harbor Patrol Emergency -
  Marina del Rey, Phone  (310) 482-6000 and
  VHF Channel 16 for  boaters

Industry -
  150    N. Hudson Ave., City of Industry 91744
  Phone (626) 330-3322  or (909) 595-3649

Lakewood -
  5130    N. Clark Ave., Lakewood 90712
  Phone (562) 623-3500

Lancaster -
  501    W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
  Phone (661) 948-8466

Lennox -
  4331    Lennox Blvd., Inglewood 90304
  Phone (310) 671-7531

Lomita -
  26123    S. Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
  Phone (310) 539-1661

Malibu/Lost Hills -
  27050    Agoura Rd.,   Calabasas 91301
  Phone (818) 878-1808

Marina del Rey -
  13851 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey  90292
  Phone (310) 482-6000

Norwalk -
  12335 Civic Center Dr., Norwalk   90650
  Phone (562) 863-8711

Palmdale -
  750 East Ave. Q, Palmdale 93550
  Phone (661) 272-2400

Pico Rivera -
  6631    S. Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera 90660
  Phone (562) 949-2421

San Dimas -
  270    S. Walnut Ave., San Dimas 91773
  Phone (909) 450-2700,  (909) 599-1261 or (626) 332-1184

Santa Clarita Valley -
  23740    W. Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia 91355
  Phone (661) 255-1121

Temple -
  8838 E. Las Tunas Dr., Temple    City 91780
  Phone (626) 285-7171

Walnut / Diamond Bar -
  21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut 91789
  Phone (626) 913-1715  or (909) 595-2264

West Hollywood -
  780    N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
  Phone (310) 855-8850

Small Claims Court
Website: lasuperiorcourt.org/smallclaims

Handles claims for $7,500 and less.  Parties may ask a lawyer for advice before going to court, but may not have a lawyer appear in court for them.

Small Claims Advisors
Phone (213) 974-9759

Stanley Mosk Courthouse -
110 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6350

Michael D. Antonovich
Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 974-7200

San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third St., San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 898-2425

Long Beach Courthouse
415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 491-6235

Van Nuys West Courthouse -
14400 Erwin St. Mall, Second Flr., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 374-2901

There are 23 other courthouses that also handle small claims cases in their jurisdiction.  (See Filing Court Locator at lasuperiorcourt.org)



Small Claims Court Advisor Program
(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)


Small Craft Harbor Commission
13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503
Website: http://beaches.co.la.ca.us/bandh/deptinfo/commissions.htm

Makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors concerning issues relating to the operation and management of Marina del Rey.

Smog Control
(See Air Quality)


Solar Mapping Program
Chief Information Office
(213) 253-5600
Website: http://solarmap.lacounty.gov

Allows homeowners and businesses in Los Angeles County to go online and type in their address to determine if their properties are good candidates for solar power.  Uses roof size, pitch and shading from nearby trees, buildings and mountains to provide a building's solar potential and the potential value of installing solar panels. Provides information on a property's roof size, area suitable for solar panels, electricity produced, electricity savings, carbon reduction, nearby solar installations and case studies, available rebates from utility companies, and information about installers.

Solid Waste Disposal Reporting System
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Website: http://solidwastedrs.org http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd
Hotline (800) 320-1771

Spay/Neuter Program
Department of Animal Care and Control (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov
Visit the department website or contact a local animal shelter to obtain information on low-cost spay/neuter for pets and spay/neuter options.

Strategic Plan
Chief Executive Office  
(213) 974-6879
Website: Strategic Plan Document

Includes the County's mission statement, values,  and strategies for reaching identified goals. The third update to the plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in March 2009.

Street Food Vendors
(See Food Safety)

Street Light And Street Signs
Maintenance:
Public Works, Department of
Phone (626) 458-1722

Street Light Installation
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-4726


Street Maintenance
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra, 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981

Street Naming
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-7362
Website: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/services/roads

Street Speed Bumps
Public Works, Department of

Phone (626) 300-4708



Substance Abuse Prevention and Control

Public Health, Department of
1000 S. Fremont Ave., Bldg. A-9, 3rd Fl., Alhambra 91803
Phone (626) 299-4193
Fax (626) 458-7637Website:  ph.lacounty.gov

Plans, develops and coordinates substance abuse disorder services and activities within the Department of Public Health through contracted community-based agencies.  Specific services include prevention, residential, outpatient, drug court services, driving under the influence and assessment and referral services.  Develops, administers, and monitors grants and contracts.  Provides and coordinates substance abuse disorder training and education programs.



Superior Court

Administrative Headquarters
  111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-5411 (recorded directory)
  Website: lasuperiorcourt.org
  General court information: www.courtinfo.ca.gov
  
  INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Alternate Dispute Resolution(213) 974-5425
Appellate(213) 974-5791
Archives (leave message only)(213) 974-5191
Attorney, Expert and Witness Payments PACE(213) 974-7564
Pace Claims (call 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.)(213) 974-7541
Bail refunds(213) 974-6002
Child Custody Evaluation (recording)(213) 893-2096
Child Custody/Visitation (recording)(213) 974-5524
Civil Defaults Information(213) 974-7923
Civil Filings(213) 974-5195 or 5173
Civil Judgment Debtor(213) 974-5475
Civil (recording)(213) 974-6135
Civil Post Judgments(213) 974-5475
Civil Register of Actions Index(213) 974-5171
Community Relations(213) 974-5178
Court Coordinator - Criminal(213) 974-5511
Court Information - Civil (recording)(213) 974-5411
Criminal Information(213) 974-6141 or (213) 974-6535
Family Law Facilitator’s Office (recording)(213) 974-5004
Family Law Information (recording)(213) 893-9754
General Civil Information (recording)(213) 974-5411
Jury Assignment(213) 974-5811
Jury/Sanctions(626) 459-8867
Jury Services Telephone Center(800) 778-5879
Public Information Office(213) 974-5227
Small Claims Information (recording) option 2(213) 974-6135
Traffic Citation  Information (24-hour message)(213) 742-1884
TTY Hearing-Impaired Facilitator(213) 742-1884
Unlawful Detainer (evictions) and Civil Motions (recording)(213) 974-6135
Volunteers(213) 893-2373
Wills / Probate(213) 974-5230


Alhambra

  150    W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra 91801
  Phone (626) 308-5309

Antelope Valley

Michael D.  Antonovich Courthouse
  42011    Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
  General information (661) 974-7200

Lancaster    Juvenile Court
  1040  W. Ave. J, Lancaster  93534-3399
  Phone  (661) 949-6501 (Juvenile Delinquency, Dependency)
  (661) 945-6354 (Juvenile Traffic)

Bellflower
  10025    E. Flower Ave., Bellflower 90706
  General Information  (562) 804-8025 (recording)
  Civil (562) 804-8009
  Criminal (562)  804-8015
  Small Claims (562)  804-8011
  Traffic (562) 804-8024

Beverly Hills
  9355    Burton Way,   Beverly Hills 90210
  Traffic (310) 288-1243
  Criminal (310)  288-1236
  Civil/Small Claims  (310) 288-1227

Burbank
  300    E. Olive Ave., Burbank 91502
  Phone (818) 557-3452
  Traffic (818) 729-8911
  Criminal (818)  557-3466
  Civil/Small Claims  (818) 557-3482

Catalina
  215    Sumner Ave., Avalon 90704
  Phone (310) 510-0026

Chatsworth
  9425 Penfield Ave., Chatsworth 91311
  Traffic (818) 576-8555
  Civil (818) 576-8575
  Small Claims (818) 576-8586

Compton
  200    W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220
  General Information  (310) 603-7177
  Civil/Small Claims  (310) 603-7842
  Criminal (310) 603-7112
  Traffic (213)  763-1644

Compton Informal  Juvenile and Traffic Court
  200 W. Compton Blvd., 4th  Flr., Compton  90220-3194
  Phone  (310) 603-7128
  (hearings  Mon. – Fri. at 8:30 a.m. or  1:30 p.m.)
  Phone  (310) 603-7816 or (310) 603-7815 (Juvenile Delinquency)
  
Downey

  7500    E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
  Civil/Small Claims  (562) 803-7052
  Criminal (562)  803-7049
  Traffic (562)  803-7046

Downey
    Los Padrinos Juvenile Court
  7281 E. Quill Dr., Rm.  A-2, Downey  90242-2096
  Phone  (562) 940-8823 (Juvenile Delinquency)

East Los Angeles
  4848 E. Civic Center Way, Los    Angeles 90022
  Criminal (323)  780-2025 (recording)
  Civil/Small Claims  (323) 780-2018 (recording)
  Traffic (213)  742-6648

El Monte
  11234    E. Valley Blvd., El Monte 91731
  Phone (626) 575-4117  (recording)

Glendale
  600 E. Broadway, Glendale 91206
  Phone (818) 500-3524
  Civil (818) 500-3551
  Criminal (818) 500-5894
  Traffic (818) 500-3267
  Informal Juvenile and  Traffic Court  (818) 500-3524
  Small Claims (818)  500-3537

Hollywood
  5925    Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood 90028
  Phone (323) 856-5747  or (323) 856-5741

Huntington Park
  6548    Miles Ave.,   Huntington Park 90255
  Civil/Small Claims  (323) 586-6359
  Traffic (323) 586-6362

Inglewood
  One    West Regent St., Inglewood 90301
  General Information  (310) 419-5132

Inglewood    Juvenile Court
  110 Regent St., Los Angeles 90301-1274
Phone  (310) 419-5267 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Long Beach
  415    W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802-4591
  General Information (562)  491-6201 (recorded)
  Civil (562) 491-6234
  Criminal (562)  491-6227
  Juvenile Traffic  (562) 491-6105

Los Angeles

Airport
  11701    S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles 90045
  General Information (310) 727-6020 –  misdemeanor cases
  General Information (310) 727-6100 – felony cases

Central  Arraignment Courts
  429    Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6068

Central Civil  West
  600    S. Commonwealth Ave., Rm. 314, Los Angeles 90005
  Phone (213) 351-8717  (civil cases)
(213) 351-8712 (domestic support)

Criminal Justice   Center, Clara Shortridge  Foltz
  210    W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-6141, 6142, 5261

David V.   Kenyon Juvenile   Center
  7625 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90001-2999
  Phone  (323) 586-6098 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Eastlake Juvenile   Center
  1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033-1094
  Phone  (323) 226-8926
  (323) 226-8927 (Juvenile  Delinquency)

Mental Health
  1150    San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles 90065

Metropolitan
  1945    S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90007
  Administration (213) 744-4001
  Traffic Citation (213) 742-1884 (automated  menu)
  Criminal (213) 744-4022

Metro Juvenile Traffic
  1945 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90007
  Phone  (213) 744-4151 (Juvenile Traffic)

Mosk (Stanley)
    Stanley Mosk Civil Courthouse
  111    N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012-3117
  Phone (213) 974-5411 (recording)

Malibu
  23525 Civic Center Way, Malibu   90205
  Phone (310) 317-1335

Monterey    Park
    Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court
  201 Centre Plaza Dr., Ste. 3, Monterey Park 91754-2158
  Phone  (323) 576-6645 (Juvenile Dependency) Clerk’s Office

Norwalk
12720    Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk 90650
  Filing Information (562)  807-7266
  Criminal (562)  807-7256
Juvenile Traffic -  Rm. 104 (562) 807-7201

Pasadena
  300    E. Walnut St., Pasadena 91101
  Civil (626) 356-5689
  Criminal (626)  356-5254
  Traffic (626)  356-5265
  Juvenile  Traffic (626) 356-5507

Pomona North
  350    W. Mission Blvd., Pomona 91766
  Phone (909) 802-9944  (recorded directory)

Pomona South
  400 Civic Center  Plaza, Pomona  91766
  Phone (909) 620-3023  (recorded directory)
  Phone  (909) 620-3037 (Juvenile Delinquency)
  (909) 620-3116 (Juvenile Traffic)

Redondo Beach / Beach   Cities
  117    W. Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach   90277
  Phone (310) 798-6875

San Fernando
  900    Third St.,   San Fernando 91340
  Phone (818) 898-2655  (recording)
  Criminal (818)  898-2407
  Small Claims (818)  898-2425
  Traffic (818)  898-2405
  Family Law (818)  898-2664
  
  San Pedro

  505 S. Centre St., San Pedro 90731
  Phone (310) 519-6201
  Civil (310) 519-6015
  Small Claims (310)  519-6014
  Traffic (310)  742-1884

San Pedro / Beacon    Street
  638 S. Beacon St., San Pedro 90731
  Phone (310) 519-6207

Santa Clarita
  23747    W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
  Civil/Small Claims  (661) 253-7313
  Criminal (661)  253-7384
  Traffic (661)  253-7383

Santa Monica
  1725    Main St.,   Santa Monica 90401
  Phone (310) 260-3521
  Civil/Small Claims  (310) 260-1887
  Traffic (310)  260-1899
  Juvenile Traffic -  Rm. 225 (310) 260-3738

Sylmar
    San    Fernando Valley Juvenile Court
  16350 Filbert St., Sylmar 91342-1099
  Phone  (818) 364-2111 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Torrance
  825    Maple Ave.,   Torrance 90503
  Phone (310) 222-8801
  Civil (310) 222-8802
  Criminal (310)  222-6506

Torrance
  3221 Torrance Blvd., Torrance 90503-5096
  Phone  (310) 222-8878 (Juvenile Traffic)

Van Nuys East
  6230 Sylmar Ave., Rm. 107, Van Nuys  91401
  Phone (818) 374-2208
  Civil (818) 374-2904
  Small Claims (818)  374-2901
Juvenile Traffic -  Rm. 340 (818) 374-2332

Van Nuys West
  14400 Erwin St. Mall, Van Nuys 91401
  Criminal (818)  374-2903
  Traffic (213)  742-1884

West Covina
  1427    West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
  Civil (626) 813-3236
  Small Claims (626) 813-3226
  Criminal (626) 813-3239
  Traffic (626) 813-3204

West Los Angeles
  1633    Purdue Ave., Los Angeles 90025
  Civil (310) 445-5030

Whittier
  7339    S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
  Civil/Small Claims  (562) 907-3127
  Criminal (562) 907-3113
  Traffic (562) 907-3134



Supervisorial Districts
To find the supervisorial district in which your home or business is located, please go to http://rrcc.lacounty.gov/OnlineDistrictmapApp/ on the website and type in your address.  This site also lists other governmental districts representing your area.

Surf Conditions
(See Fire Department)

Surplus Goods Sales And Donations
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2578
Website: isd.co.la.ca.us/pcs/surplus/scripts/sursale.cfm

Provides guidance over the processes to sell or donate County surplus goods in accordance with County and state government codes.  Establishes agreements with County contract auctioneers for surplus sales, and confirms the qualifications of potential surplus goods donees (non-profit organizations and public agencies) following formal referral from the Board of Supervisors.

Surplus goods may include such items as office furniture, computers, computer systems, equipment and jewelry.

Swimming Pool Inspections

Swimming Pool Program
Public Health, Department of
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5360
Fax: (626) 813-3016
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh/progs/envirp/ehrec.htm
E-mail: rhealth@ph.lacounty.gov

Inspects approximately 16,000 commercial swimming pools and spas in the greater Los Angeles County with the exception of the cities of Pasadena, Long Beach and Vernon to ensure the pools are maintained, operated and built in compliance with state and local regulations.



Tap - Transit Acces Passa
(Bus Passes - MTA and Foothill Transit)
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Kenneth Hahn Hall of  Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2068                  
Hours:  8   a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Cashier windows first floor  lobby. 

Tar Pits
(See Museums)

Tattoos
(See Body Art)

Taxes
Business  Tax on Landfills
  (Unincorporated areas only)
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  222    N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone: (213) 893-7980
  
  Secured  Property Tax
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Rm. 130, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  225    N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone: (213) 974-2111
  Payment methods listed at
  ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/PaymentMethod.htm
  
  Annual real estate property tax bills are mailed in  October and may include personal property taxes.  The first installment is due Nov. 1 and  becomes delinquent if payment is not received by 5 p.m. or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked  by Dec. 10.  The second installment is  due Feb. 1 and becomes delinquent if payment is not received by 5 p.m. or USPS postmarked by April  10.  Payments for current year taxes can  be made online using VCheck.  This  payment option is free of charge.  For  more information, go to lacountypropertytax.com.  Taxpayers can also use MasterCard, VISA, or  American Express to pay property taxes by telephone.  To use this service, call (888) 473-0835.  A service fee will be charged by the third  party vendor to utilize this service and a processing fee will be charged for  any credit card payment that is dishonored or reversed for any reason.
  
  Through its third party notification  program, the Tax Collector lets taxpayers choose a person or an agency to  receive a copy of any notice that is sent regarding taxes that are in  default.  While the third parties are not  responsible for paying the bill, they can remind the property owners to pay the  defaulted taxes or to take action to prevent them from losing their property in  a tax auction.  Senior citizens, those  with language limitations, and others who require special assistance are among  those who may benefit from this program.
  
  Non-residential-commercial  properties with three years or more in default (arrears) become subject to sale  at public auction.  Residential or  agricultural property with five or more years in default become subject to sale  at a public auction.  If the property has  defaulted taxes, a notation will be printed on the annual tax bill in the pink  box.  Non- residential-commercial  properties with less than three years in default and residential or  agricultural property with less than five years in default may be eligible for  a payment plan.  Persons receiving such a  notation on their tax bills should contact the Tax Collector immediately.
  
  Information and assistance is also available regarding property  tax postponement and assistance programs for eligible senior, blind, or  disabled citizens on their principal place of residence.  These programs are administered by the State  of California.  For more information, call (800) 952-5661 or  visit the State Controller’s Office at sco.ca.gov.

Property Tax Internet Portal Website
  lacountypropertytax.com
  
  The property tax Internet portal  provides taxpayers with information about property taxes from four property tax  departments (Assessor, Auditor-Controller, Treasurer and Tax Collector, and  Assessment Appeals Board).  Through this  site, taxpayers are provided with one-stop answers to basic questions about  assessment, taxation and appeal matters.   Links to the individual websites of each of the four departments are  also included.
  
  Information  System (PROPTAX)
  Phone (213) 974-2111 or (888) 807-2111
  
  Property tax information is provided to taxpayers  through the use of recorded information and is available on a seven-day,  24-hour basis.  The system also will  record requests for substitute and delinquent tax bills.  The system is designed for use with  touch-tone telephones; taxpayers with rotary telephones may also obtain  information by speaking with an operator during normal business hours.  For the hearing impaired, call teleprinter (213)  974-2196.
  
  Unsecured  Personal Property Taxes
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Rm. 122, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  225    N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 893-7935
  Fax: (213) 633-5013
  E-mail: unsecured@ttc.lacounty.gov
  Additional information: lacountypropertytax.com
  
  Unsecured tax bills are mailed beginning in March  of each year continuing through June and are payable upon receipt.  The bill becomes delinquent if payment is not  received or United States Postal Service (USPS) postmarked by Aug. 31.
  
  Utility  User Tax
  (Unincorporated areas only)
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  222    N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 893-7980
  
  Utility  User Tax Senior Citizens Exceptions
  (Unincorporated areas only)
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  222    N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 893-7980
  
  Property  Tax Payment Plans
  Treasurer and Tax Collector
  First Floor Lobby, Station A
  Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  225    N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-2111



Toxicology Laboratory
(see Environmental Toxicology Laboratory)

Toy Loan Program
(see Public Social Services, Department of)

Traffic Controls

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331

Historic Records
Phone (626) 458-1700

Operates, maintains, and keeps records of thousands of traffic control devices located throughout the unincorporated areas of the County.

Maintenance and Repair
Phone (800) 675-4357 (HELP)

Responds to reports of traffic control devices that are in need of repair or attention.



Transient Occupancy Tax
(Unincorporated Areas Only)
Treasurer and Tax Collector
222 N. Grand Ave., Rm. 461, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 893-7980

Transit Operations
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968
Website: http://LAGOBUS.INFO

Administers and manages public transit services, such as shuttle buses and dial-a-ride services, within local unincorporated areas.

The website lists public transit services provided.

Trash Pickup
Public Works, Department of
County Garbage Disposal Districts
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800) 404-4487

Treasurer And Tax Collector
Rm. 437, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2111
Website: http://ttc.lacounty.gov/

Administers and manages the County treasury, providing for the collection, custody and investment of all County general, trust, school, and special district funds; bills and collects current and delinquent real (secured) property taxes, personal (unsecured) property taxes; bills and collects transient occupancy and utility user taxes for unincorporated areas of the County; issues and collects fees required under Los Angeles County business and public health licensing ordinances; collects monies owed the County for certain debts arising from the receipt of services provided through County resources.

Also, serves as the public administrator. Conducts investigations of decedents who resided or had property in Los Angeles County where no executor, legatee, or heir has sought to administer the estate; manages the estates of decedents when appointed by the Court. (See listing under Taxes, Collections, Licenses, Public Administrator or Auctions.)

Trees, Roadside
Public Works, Department of
Road Maintenance Division
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981
Website: dpw.lacounty.gov/general/dpwrequest

Maintains nearly 180,000 roadside trees. To request trimming information on a roadside tree, and tree trimming cycles, or to report a dead or potentially unsafe roadside tree, call or log onto the website.

To report tree problems requiring immediate attention, call (800) 675-4357.

Underground Tanks
(See Permits)

Veterans Advisory Commission
2615 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 100, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213)744-4827

Formed in 1973 to study, advise, and recommend to the Board of Supervisors on special problems relating to veterans within the County. Composed of 10 veterans appointed by the Board of Supervisors and meets the second Wednesday of each month.

Veterans Counseling Services
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

Veterinary Public Health
(See Bird, Dead; See Rabies)
Public Health, Department of
Veterinary Public Health/Rabies Control Program
7601 E. Imperial Hwy., Bldg. 700, Ste. 94-A, Downey 90242
Phone (562) 401-7088
Fax: (562) 401-7112
Hotline to report dead birds/rabies (877) 747-2243
E-mail: vet@ph.lacounty.gov

Coordinates rabies control in Los Angeles County. Handles animal bite investigations and imposes quarantines on biting animals. Collects and tests dead birds for West Nile Virus and investigates bird die-offs. Investigates reported animal diseases and outbreaks. Collaborates with other investigative agencies.

Volunteer / Internship Program

Consumer Affairs, Volunteer / Internship Program (213) 974-9740 Human Resources, Veterans’ Internship Program (VIP) (213) 893-7810, Administrative Internship Program (213) 974-7897, Community-Based Enterprise Education Program, Internship Program (213) 893-7810.



Voter Fraud Hotline
Phone: (800) 815-2666 (option 3)

Voting
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Election Headquarters
12400 Imperial   Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 466-1310

Website: lavote.net or   rrcc.lacounty.gov

Requirements for registering to vote:

  
You may register to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, will be   at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election, and are not in prison or on parole for a felony violation.
  
Information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy   registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign   financial statements.

                                                                                                                                    
Registering to vote(800) 815-2666 (option 5)
Voter   Registration/Sample Ballot Inquiries(562) 466-1323
Absentee Ballots(562) 466-1323
Election Information(562) 466-1310
Precinct   Officers/Polls(562) 462-2509 or (800) 815-2666 (option 7)
Candidate   Nomination Procedures(562) 462-2317
Campaign Disclosure(562)   462-2339
Voter Fraud Hotline(800) 815-2666 (option 3)
Voter   Registration Request Line(800) 481-VOTE (24 hours, seven days)
         Multilingual(800) 481-VOTE
TTY (Hearing Impaired)(562) 462-2259

Re-registration:
If you have moved, changed your name or wish to change   your political party affiliation, you must re-register.
  
When to register:
Eligibility to vote in an upcoming election requires   that a person be registered 15 days prior to the date of the election.
  
Where to register:
Registration-by-mail forms are available throughout Los   Angeles County, including most County buildings, city halls, fire stations,   libraries, state motor vehicle offices, public assistance offices (DPSS, WIC),   banks and post offices. For information, call the Registrar of Voters at (800)   815-2666 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or the Voter Registration Request Line   (800)481-VOTE , 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a registration - by-mail   form.
  
Primary Election Day:
Statewide primary elections are held on the first   Tuesday after the first Monday in June of each even-numbered year; Presidential   primary elections will take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in   February in presidential election years.
  
General Election Day:
Statewide general elections are held on the first   Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years. 

WIC Nutrition Program
Applications: (888) WIC-WORKS or 1(888) 942-9675

Assists pregnant low-income women with health care and nutrition education. Provides vouchers to buy healthy foods for women and their children up to age 5. The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program is administered by the federal Department of Agriculture.

Water Quality (Storm Water)
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4346
Website: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wmd/npdes

Water Resources
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6106
Website: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wrd

Waterworks District
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3306
  
 Water service bill  payment:
  
  Bills may be paid  online, by U.S. mail or in person at  any of the following field offices.   
      
  • 900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra in the cashier's

  office.

  • 23533 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu.
  •      
  • 260 E. Ave. K - 8, Lancaster.

Mail payment to:  Los Angeles County Treasurer, P.O. Box 512150, Los Angeles, CA 90051-0150.
    
    Pay online at http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wwd/waterbill/.
    
    Questions may be directed to customer  service representatives at (626) 300-3335, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.



Weed Hazard Abatement
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Weed Abatement Division
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5484
Antelope Valley Area (661) 723-4488

Protects lives and structures from wildfires through clearing of weeds, brush, and debris from vacant parcels in unincorporated communities and contract cities.

Weed and Vertebrate Pests
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Pest Management Division
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5462
Antelope Valley - (661) 723-4488
South County (562) 622-0449

Provides advice and assistance to Los Angeles County residents for wildlife problems and concerns. May provide direct control of certain rodents, other mammals, birds, or invasive weeds. Develops integrated pest management plans for County departments and others.

Weights And Measures
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-8916 (information)
(562) 622-0400 (complaint number – gas stations, scales, meters)
(562) 622-0419 (Metrology laboratory)
(800) 665-2900 (scanner complaints)
Antelope Valley Area (661) 723-4489

Issues registrations and inspects accuracy of all scales and meters used in trade throughout the County; inspects packages at the wholesale and retail levels for accurate quantity and labeling; investigates complaints regarding same. Certification for mass and volume available.

Welfare Fraud
Hotline: Phone (800) 349-9970
Website: http://dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/fraud/welfare_fraud_home.cfm

Welfare Programs
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Wildlife Sanctuaries
Parks  and Recreation
  Phone  (661) 944-2743 Information

Alpine Butte Wildlife Sanctuary –
  East Ave. O, Lake Los Angeles 93591
  (Between130th  & 135th St. East)

Blalock Wildlife Sanctuary –
  14101 Valyermo Rd., Pearblossom   93553
  (Between  141st and 146th St. East)

Big Rock Creek Wildlife  Sanctuary –
  11550 East Ave. O, Palmdale 93591
  (Between  115th and 120th St. East)

Butte Valley Wildlife Sanctuary –
  East Ave. I, Lancaster 93535  (Between 190th & 200th St.    East)

Desert Pines –
  200th St. West and Ave. G, Lake Hughes 93536
  (Between  200th and 205th St. West)

Carl O. Gerhardy Wildlife  Sanctuary –
  240th St. East and Ave. N, Lancaster 93534
  (Between  240th and 250th St. East)

Jackrabbit Flats Wildlife  Sanctuary –
  116th St. East and Ave. T,  Pearblossom 93553

Mescal Wildlife Sanctuary –
  238th St. East and Hwy. 138,  Valyermo 93544
  (Between  238th and 243rd St. East)

Theodore Payne Wildlife  Sanctuary –
  235th St. East, Llano   93544
  (Between  Ave. U & V / 1 mile north of Palmdale    Rd.)

Phacelia Wildflower Sanctuary  –
  200th St. East, Hi Vista 93535 (Between Ave. C and D)

Tujunga Ponds Wildlife  Sanctuary –
  210 Fwy. and Wentworth St., Sunland   91042

Wills
Superior  Court
  Phone (213) 974-5230 - information
  Phone (213) 974-5171 - index

Wills  are written to direct how a person’s property should be distributed after he or  she dies. California’s Probate Code Sec. 6100 et. seq. governs wills and their  execution.  The Probate Code is available  in libraries, many legal self-help manuals, and on the Internet at  leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html .

A  will must be filed with the probate court within 30 days of notification of the  will-maker’s death.  To learn whether a  probate case has been filed or to obtain a case number, parties may search the  case index or call (213) 974-5171 and provide the decedent’s full name and date  of death.  Once a case number is  obtained, it is possible to monitor a case via the court’s website, lasuperiorcourt.org,  or by reviewing a case file in the courthouse where it is stored.

Women, Commission for
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
  500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-1455
  Website: bos.lacounty.gov/categories/commissions/laccw/laccw.htm

  E-mail: laccw@lacbos.org

Advises  the Board of Supervisor and county agencies on issues impacting the status,  health and welfare of women seeking to eradicate prejudice and discrimination  based on gender, marital status and sexual orientation; recommends legislation  and policies promoting equal right and improved quality of life for women;  researches and investigates conditions which allegedly discriminate against  women; facilitates communication between County departments, community groups  and organizations on programs and issues affecting women.

  
Reaches  out to the community to support, promote and advocate programs and issues of  significant priority to women. To volunteer for the commission's projects,  please contact the commission's office.

Workers’ Compensation
(For County employee-related issues only)
Chief Executive Office
Risk Management Branch
3333 Wilshire Blvd., # 820, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2154

Workers’ Compensation Fraud
Auditor-Controller, Department of
515 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone toll-free: (800) 544-6861
Website: lacountyfraud.org
E-mail: hotline@oci.lacounty.gov

Investigates reports of suspected Workers’ Compensation fraud and abuse by County employees and providers.

Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles County (LAC-WIB)
3175 W. Sixth St., Rm. 302, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-3175
Website: worksourcecalifornia.com/information/wib_LAcounty.htm

Sets policy and provides oversight for workforce investment programs authorized by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, which are intended to improve the quality of the workforce and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the economy. Programs provide comprehensive employer services, including resources for placing job orders and obtaining referrals, labor market data, information/referral on training resources, and business assistance; and help prepare residents to participate in the workforce, increase their employment and earnings potential, improve their educational and occupational skills, and reduce their dependency on welfare. The programs are funded by the federal and state governments and are implemented through a network of WorkSource Centers in partnership with businesses, community-based organizations, and private agencies.

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Executive Director
Phone (213) 738-3175
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Support Unit

Phone (213) 738-2593
Fax: (213) 487-0379

Zoning Information
Land Development  Coordinating Center (LDCC)
  Rm. 1360, Hall of  Records
  320    W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
  Phone (213) 974-6411
  Fax: (213) 626-0434
  Website:  planning.lacounty.gov
  E-mail:  zoningldcc@planning.lacounty.gov

Public  counter and phone inquiries:

Hours:  Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. –   5:30 p.m.,
  Wed. 8:30 a.m. –    5:30 p.m., Closed Fridays.

Field Offices:

Antelope Valley
  335A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
  Mon. - Fri - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Phone (661) 272-0964,  ext. 46393

Calabasas
  26600    Agoura Rd.,   Calabasas 91302
  Mon. - Thurs. - 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  Phone (818) 880-3799

East   Los Angeles
  4801    E. Third St., Los Angeles 90022
  Tues., Wed., Fri. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Mon., Thurs. - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Phone (323) 881-7057

La    Puente
  16005    E. Central Ave., La Puente 91744
  Tues. and Wed. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Phone (213) 974-6393

Lomita/Lennox
  24320    S. Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
  Thurs. - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Phone (310) 534-3760

San Gabriel Valley
  125    S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
  Mon., Wed., -  8   a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. –   4:30 p.m.
  Thurs. - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Phone (213) 974-6393

Santa Clarita Valley
  23757    Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355-2192
  Tues. and Wed. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Thurs. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  Phone (661) 222-2570

South   Whittier
  13523    Telegraph Rd., Whittier 90605
  Tues. - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1   p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Phone (562) 946-1390

Southwest
  1320    W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles   90044
  Mon., Tues, Wed - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Thurs. - 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Phone (323) 820-6500
 
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