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Department of Public Works

900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 458-5100
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/contact/

Report the following complaints:
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Potholes
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Tree Trimming
  • Flood Control Channel Storm Drain
  • Landscape Maintenance Districts
  • Catch Basin Cleanout/Street Drainage
  • Street Sweeping
  • Street Lights
  • Traffic/Pedestrian Signals
  • Bike Path
  • Water Wasting

Building and Safety Division:

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/bsd/content/ContactUs.aspx

Report a Violation:

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/bsd/rav/

  • Unsafe Buildings; Buildings or structures which are structurally unsafe or which constitute a hazard to health, safety, or public welfare.
  • Un-Permitted Buildings, Structures, and Grading; Buildings or structures constructed, altered or demolished or grading performed without the required permits and approvals.
  • Non-Inspected Work; Work for which a permit was first obtained, but which has progressed beyond a point without obtaining the required inspections and approvals of the building official.
  • Abandoned or partially destroyed buildings
  • Buildings with broken window or doors constituting potentially hazardous conditions and inviting trespassers and malicious mischief.
  • Attractive nuisances dangerous to children, such as abandoned or broken equipment or neglected machinery
  • Broken or discarded household furniture visible from the street
  • Trash, junk or debris in yard areas

Department of Public Works – Permit Center:

https://dpw.lacounty.gov/permits/


Department of Public Health

Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/report/pubreporting.htm

Report Complaint: https://admin.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/complaints/phcomp.cfm

Report the following complaints:
  • 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
  • Animal Bites

Environmental Health

5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888)700-9995
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/

Public Services & Contact Numbers:
http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eh/docs/pserv.pdf

Report Complaint:
https://ehservices.publichealth.lacounty.gov/servlet/guest?service=0&formId=4&saveAction=5

Report the following complaints:
  • Problems at a restaurant or food market
  • Rodent problems at a property
  • Sewage or wastewater discharge at a property
  • No water at a property
  • Accumulated trash or debris at a property
  • Universal Studios Communities Noise Complaint
  • Rental properties that are not maintained
  • Mosquito breeding or swimming pools that are not maintained
  • Lead exposure hazards (from lead-based paints, etc.)
  • Mold in rental housing units
  • Illegal Food Vendors
  • Problems at a body art facility

Fire Department

Fire Station Locator: https://locator.lacounty.gov/fire

Fire Prevention Division

1320 N. Eastern Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 881-2411
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/

Forestry Division (Fuel Modification)

605 N. Angeleno Ave
Azusa, CA 91702
626-969-5205
https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/forestry-division/forestry-fuel-modification/


Sheriff’s Department

211 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
213-229-1700
http://www.lasd.org/index.html
* For an emergency, please dial 911

County of Los Angeles Parking Violations Bureau

Call: (866) 561-9744 or (213) 629-3919


Animal Care & Control

Administrative Office
5898 Cherry Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 728-4882 (general info.)
(562) 422-3408 (fax)
Enforcement Services (Licensing) Bureau
12440 East Imperial Highway,
6th Floor
Norwalk, CA 90650
http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/
Report the following complaints:
  • Injured animal
  • Loose animal
  • Animal Bites (non-emergency)
  • Dead animal
  • Animal Cruelty or Neglect
  • Animal noise complaint

Department of Parks and Recreation

Website: http://parks.lacounty.gov/

Report the following complaints:

  • Events at public parks without approval.
  • Issues occurring within a Public Park facility.

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures

Headquarters Office
12300 Lower Azusa Road
Arcadia, CA 91006-5872
(626) 575-5471
http://acwm.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acwm/main/home/page/

Report the following complaints:

  • Pesticide use
  • Invasive insects and plants
  • Weeds, brush, and debris
  • Accuracy of scales, meters, price scanners, and quality labeling on packaged goods.

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