Report a Violation

The enforcement process begins with a complaint and/or referral being reported to Zoning Enforcement staff regarding suspected zoning violations. Anyone may submit a complaint about suspected unpermitted zoning activities and/or structures on a property, and all complaint sources remain confidential.

When reporting a violation please have the following information:

  • Location of the property including address and cross streets, and if possible, assessor parcel number (APN).
  • Description of the suspected violation. Provide as much detail as possible. For example, is the violation in the house, garage, shed, commercial building, etc.
  • Provide any safety concerns.
  • You may provide us your name and contact information to provide you updates. All information remains confidential.

There are multiple ways to report a violation or request an update:

Email:
ZoningEnforcement@planning.lacounty.gov

Telephone:
(213) 974-6453 or (213) 974-6483;
211 LA County Helpline/or call (800) 339-6993. They are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mail:
LA County Planning
Zoning Enforcement
320 West Temple Street, 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mobile App:
The Works, a Mobile-friendly Application. Visit http://dpw.lacounty.gov/theworks to download the app and for additional information.

Learn more about Zoning Enforcement.

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