Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

COVID-19 | En Español

General Information:

For all the latest information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/

For more information on LA County’s response to COVID-19, please visit http://lacounty.gov/COVID19/.

Media Releases:
- 04/13/20 - Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Operations Advisory (Español, 中文, 한국어)
- 03/31/20 - Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Operations Advisory (Español, 中文, 한국어)
- 03/23/20 - Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Operations Advisory (Español, 中文, 한국어)
- 03/16/20 - Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning Operations Advisory (Español, 中文, 한국어)

Department Information:

Out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from State and local health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Department is taking the following steps:

Public Counter

Our downtown office is permanently closed to the public. Visit one of our Field Offices for in-person service.

General counseling and zoning information are available as follows:

  • By website at planning.lacounty.gov/znet
  • By e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • By phone at (213) 974-6411
  • Make a virtual counseling appointment

You can also apply for and pay for entitlements online as well as download approvals. For more information including instructions, please visit the Applications and Forms page.

As we monitor the situation, updated information will be provided as available.

Temporary Outdoor Permit Program

Businesses throughout Los Angeles County have been deeply impacted economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. Establishments were required to close, others to transition to takeout or delivery service to stay in business.

The County Department of Regional Planning has developed the COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Permit Program for restaurants, barbershops, hair salons, and personal care services, in unincorporated Los Angeles County that are interested in temporarily expanding services into private walkways and parking lots.

Applications for Temporary Outdoor Permits in both private and public right-of-way can be found at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works COVID-19 Temporary Outdoor Permits Program website: https://pw.lacounty.gov/covid19-outdoor-permits/ .

Public Meetings and Hearings

All meetings will continue to be held online via Zoom until further notice. Please refer to the Upcoming/Recent Events list on our home page for all meeting information.

Zoning Enforcement

As all enforcement sections are working remotely, we are not available by telephone, however, you can reach us by e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Reporting Violations

A complaint regarding a possible zoning violation can still be made by one of the following methods:

  • By e-mail at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • By calling County Helpline 211. They will take down your complaint in writing and forward it to ALL applicable County agencies.
  • By Mobile Application: The Works. The Los Angeles County Department of Public works expanded their ‘The Works’ mobile application to include reporting possible property violations. You can now report excessive vegetation, junk or trash; illegal parking; inoperable vehicle; occupied RVs; and improper signs or banners. Users can submit a detailed description of an issue and attach a related site photo.


Social distancing is the most effective and readily available tool to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. We strongly encourage you to take everyday actions to prevent the spread of germs.

  • Avoid non-essential travel, public gatherings, and places where large groups of people congregate.
  • If you are mildly sick with a fever, stay home and call your doctor if you are concerned and/or your symptoms worsen. Individuals who are elderly, have underlying health conditions or pregnant should consider contacting their providers earlier when they are sick. Stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
  • Follow all social distancing recommendations issued by Public Health.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with your elbow or a tissue. If using a tissue, immediately throw the tissue away and wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently contacted objects and surfaces.

Additional things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website.

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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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