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Department of Public Works

  • Report Traffic Sign down or missing
  • Traffic and pedestrian signal outage & malfunction
  • Street lights out at an intersection
  • Debris in roadway
  • Tree blocking roadway or sidewalk
  • Manhole cover missing
  • Severe sidewalk, curb and gutter damage
  • Plugged catch basin
  • Hazardous waste spills
  • Sewer backup
  • Water line break
  • Building & Safety

Department of Public Health

  • Restaurant complaints
  • General disease report
  • Foodborne illness 
  • Cockroach or rodent problems at a property
  • Sewage or wastewater discharge at a property
  • No water/hot-water at a property or food facility
  • Litter, trash or debris at a property
  • Mosquito breeding
  • Rental properties that are not maintained
  • Swimming pools that are not maintained
  • Lead exposure hazards (from lead-based paints, etc.)
  • Mold in rental housing units
  • Public nuisance animals

Fire Department

  • Petroleum/Chemical Unit conducts fire safety inspections and issue permits for major plants manufacturing, using and storing hazardous materials and explosives.
  • Schools and Institutions Unit conducts annual fire/life safety inspections in all public, private, and parochial schools, private and community colleges, child day care centers, acute and convalescent care hospitals, surgery centers, outpatient dialysis clinics, residential care facilities, assisted living centers, adult day facilities, local detention facilities and jails, county detention camps, and organized church and school camps.
  • Fire Investigation Unit conducts investigations of major alarm fires and other fires to determine the cause or investigate suspected arson. They interview witnesses, collect evidence, write reports, and conduct training programs for Departmental personnel.
  • Codes & Ordinances Unit conducts research, answers requests for information and maintains the Department’s legal and historic library. They propose code changes to the Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code and meet with architects and other government officials.
  • County Facilities Unit is responsible for plan check and field inspection activity for new construction projects for many of the 36 Los Angeles County Departments. They act as the Department’s liaison and/or represent county facilities outside of our jurisdiction, such as the Disney Concert Hall and the LAC-USC Medical Center reconstruction and addition.

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Department of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: (213) 974-6411 . F: (213) 626-0434
TDD: (213) 617-2292
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