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Sep 16, 2008
Last Updated:
Feb 23, 2021
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Reporting Violations

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




County Helpline 211. They will take down your complaint in writing and forward it to ALL applicable County agencies.


Department of Regional Planning - Zoning Enforcement Section. Staff will take down zoning violation complaints at (213) 974-6453 or (213) 974-6483.

Mobile Application

The WorksThe 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. For more information and to download the app, visit: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/theworks/. Click here for the press release.

Write a Letter

Department of Regional Planning, Zoning Enforcement Section
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
In your complaint, include the following information:

  • Identify the specific complaint or nuisance.
  • Give your name, address, and telephone number; or remain annonymous. This information is just for us and is kept confidential.
  • Give the exact location of the problem.
  • Street address and house number
    • If no address, location of property, i.e. northwest corner of First and Main streets.
    • Provide additional information that will aid in the investigation.


  • Vehicle license number, type, color, make of vehicle, left door missing, etc
  • Type of debris; car parts; building material; tires; garbage
  • Selling clothes, bags, furniture, paintings, flowers, etc.

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Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: (213) 974-6411 . F: (213) 626-0434
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