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CITIZENS GUIDE TO SERVICES

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF COUNTY SERVICES BELOW:

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, CHIEF
Rm. 713, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1101
(213) 974-1311 - Information
Internet home page:
webmail@co.la.ca.us

Prepares budget and operational recommendations for the Board of Supervisors; monitors and controls Countywide expenditures; analyzes and advocates legislation; coordinates capital projects and debt, asset, leasing and space management; performs demographic and geographic research.

Coordinates emergency preparedness activities and cost recovery efforts following major emergencies and disasters; administers insurance management programs; addresses unincorporated area issues; advises on international protocol issues; collaborates with departments to deliver seamless service to children and their families.

Manages the County's employee relations program and compensation systems; provides risk management services, including workers compensation, health and disability benefits, and loss prevention. Coordinates centralized marketing and workplace programs; provides centralized photographic and graphic arts services; and initiates and promotes activities which provide information about the County to the public.

AUCTIONS

Equipment:
Public Works, Department of
11282 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 869-9312 or (562)869-9753

Fleet equipment, tools, and miscellaneous construction items.

Land:
Court-Ordered Sales, Sheriff -
Phone (213) 974-4827
Excess County Property - (Public Works)
Phone (626)458-7055

Public Administrator -
Phone (213)974-0587

Public Works -
(Airport, Flood Control, Road, Waterworks, etc.)
Phone (626) 458-7055

Superior Court, (Information) -
Phone (213) 974-5411

Tax Sales, Delinquent Property (over 5 years) -
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Phone (213) 974-2074
(delinquent under 5 years) - Phone (213) 974-2111
Internet home page:
Web Site
(Select "services," then "public auction.")

Motor Vehicles:
Public Administrator -
Phone (562) 692-0234

Internal Services Dept. -
1104 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 881-3742

Personal Property:
Sheriff -
Phone (213) 974-4828

Public Administrator -
Phone (562) 692-0234

Miscellaneous:
Internal Services Dept. -
Phone (323) 267-2578

AUDITOR-CONTROLLER
Rm. 525, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-8301
Fax: (213)626-5427
Internet home page:
Web Site
E-Mail: Web Site

BAD CHECKS, RESTITUTION PROGRAM
District Attorney's Office
7095 Hollywood Blvd., PMB 880, Hollywood 90028
Victim Hotline (800) 842-0733
Check Writers (800)269-0206

Tracks down bad check writers and recovers losses for their victims. A check writer who qualifies for the Bad Check Restitution Program is temporarily "diverted" from criminal prosecution and given an opportunity to make good on the check.

BAIL
Cash or surety bond:
(See listings under Superior Court)
Give bail receipt number.
Bond:
Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6159

Bail Bond Refund:
Phone office where bail was deposited.

BEACH CLOSURES
Department of Health Services
Phone (800) 525-5662

Samples and analyzes ocean water on a weekly basis around the more active storm drains. When tests indicate a serious or unusual problem, the department orders the affected area closed to swimmers.

BEACH COMMISSION
13837 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503

DEPARTMENT OF BEACHES AND HARBORS
Administration Building
13837 Fiji Way
Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503
Internet home page:
Web Site
E-mail: beaches@co.la.ca.us

Beach Use Permits
(310) 305-9565

Film Permits
(310) 305-9549

Marketing
(310) 305-9562

Burton Chace Park
(310) 305-9595

Youth Programs
(310) 305-9587

Lifeguards
(See Fire Department)

Marina del Rey Visitors Information Center
4701 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, 90292
Phone (310) 305-9546
(business hours) (310)305-9545
(interactive tape messages)

BEES

Beehive Information:
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Dept. -
12300 Lower Azusa Rd.
Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 459-8894

Africanized Honey Bee Information:
Phone 1-800-BEE-WARY

Beekeepers:
Beekeepers must register with the Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Department during November.
Phone (626) 575-5466

Bees, Swarming / Established colonies
(not on or in structures)

(800)925-3800

Bees, Swarming / Established colonies
(in or on structures)

Call a licensed pest control operator.

Multiple Bee Stings:
Emergencies: 9-1-1

Non-emergencies: 1-800-BEE-WARY

BICYCLE TRAILS

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3941

BIDS

Business, Office of Small
Community Development Commission
4800 Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles 90022
Phone (800) 555-3815

County Building Construction Projects:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone(626) 458-3118

County Flood/Road Construction Projects:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3118

Insurance:
Property/Liability
Chief Administrative Office

Risk Management, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 796
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1134

Sundry Services, Consultant, Prop. "A" Contracts:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4069

Workers Compensation
Chief Administrative Office
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2269

Employee Benefits
Human Resources
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2279

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy. Rm. 1002
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Internet home page:
Web Site

Records are available for births occurring in Los Angeles County since 1876.
At the Norwalk headquarters, same day service is available for birth records (information for births) occurring from 1997 to the present. Certified copies of original documents for birth records prior to 1997 that are requested in person or by mail are processed and sent within 15 working days. Those requesting a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate will be asked to present a valid identification when making in-person requests. Mail request for copies are processed in 15-20 working days.

Branch offices issue birth abstracts for births from 1964 to 1996. Issue full copies for birth, death and marriage from 1997 - present. Accept requests for certified copies of birth, death and marriage records, which must be processed at the Norwalk headquarters and then mailed within 15 working-days. For a list of the branch offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

To request a copy of a birth certificate by mail, please include the following information: Full name at birth, date of birth (if known), or the range of years to be checked, city of birth (must be in Los Angeles County), father's full name, mother's full name including maiden name. A check or money order in the amount of $18 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be included along with name and address of person requesting copy.
Send request to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Birth Records, P.O. Box 53120,
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120. It takes approximately 15 working days to process requests.

For expedited requests, you may:
Fax your information to (562) 864-3469 or order via the Internet at
Web Site using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is $18 for the certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within three working days of receipt. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $13.65. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. To order expedited service, the fax request should include the name on the credit card, the card number, expiration date, address where you would like the record mailed, whether you would like it sent by regular mail or Express Mail delivery, and a daytime phone number with area code.

Copies may be obtained from the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk approximately 90 days after the date of birth. Prior to 90 days, contact County Health Services Department, 313 N. Figueroa, Room L-1, Los Angeles 90012, Phone (213) 240-7811.

Copies of a birth record of a child who has been adopted or had a legal name change are only available through the state. Written requests should be sent to the State Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, P.O. Box 730241, Sacramento, CA 92422-0241. The telephone number is (916)445-2684. There is a $13 charge for each copy requested, payable by check or money order to the Office of Vital Records.

You may obtain information on how to amend a birth record by calling (562)462-2137. A completed form must be mailed to the California Department of Health, Office of Vital Records in Sacramento, along with required fees.

BOARD AND CARE
(See Nursing Homes - Nursing Home Information and Referral Service)

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Internet home page:
Web Site

The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County of Los Angeles. As such, it has the function of serving as the executive and legislative head of County government, enacting ordinances, setting salaries and establishing specific regulations for the administration of County departments and special districts.

The five Board members are elected by voters from their district for four-year terms.

The executive officer of the Board is the administrative head of the department and is responsible for preparing the Board's agendas, communicating the actions taken by the Board, preparing the minutes of the meetings, and maintaining the Board's records.
Copies of the Board's agendas and statements of proceedings are available by contacting the Executive Office of the Board at (213) 974-1424.

Internet users may access the Board of Supervisors' agendas and accompanying Board letters for the current week's Board meeting beginning each Thursday evening preceding the meeting at the following address: Web Site.
The statements of proceedings, which indicate the final actions taken by the Board

Helpful Phone Numbers

The regular meetings of the Board are held on the first, second, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Board's Hearing Room (381B Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles). Each regular meeting of the Board
held on the fourth Tuesday of each month shall be primarily for the purpose of conducting legally required public hearings on zoning matters, fee increases, special district proceedings, property transactions, etc. On Tuesdays following a Monday holiday, meetings begin at 1 p.m.

The executive officer of the Board is the administrative head of the department and is responsible for preparing the Board's agendas, communicating the actions taken by the Board, preparing the minutes of the meetings, and maintaining the Board's records.
Copies of the Board's agendas and statements of proceedings are available by contacting the Executive Office of the Board at (213)974-1424.

Internet users may access the Board of Supervisors' agendas and accompanying Board letters for the current week's Board meeting beginning each Thursday evening preceding the meeting at the following address: Web Site The statements of proceedings, which indicate the final actions taken by the Board, are also available at Click Here

Helpful Phone Numbers
Copies of the Rules of the Board
(213) 974-1424
Cassette and video tapes of meetings
(213) 974-1424
Transcripts of meetings
(213) 974-1562
Phone message regarding actions of the Board
(213) 974-7207

General information
(213) 974-1411
Audio tape of meetings
(213) 974-1424

Lobbyist Registration

Any person who for compensation seeks to influence a County official or any official action of the County of Los Angeles may be subject to the provisions of Los Angeles County Code, Chapter 2.160, relating to lobbyist registrations. Violation of the lobbyist
ordinance may result in a fine and other penalties. For information call (213)974-1093 or access Internet at
Web Site

Supervisors:
Gloria Molina, First District
Rm. 856, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-4111
Internet E-mail:
Email
Internet home page: http://molina.co.la.ca.us

Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, Second District
Rm. 866, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2222
Internet E-mail:
SecondDistrict@bos.co.la.ca.us
Internet home page: http://burke.co.la.ca.us

Zev Yaroslavsky, Third District
Rm. 821, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-3333
Internet E-mail:
zev@bos.co.la.ca.us
Internet home page: http://zev.co.la.ca.us

Don Knabe, Fourth District
Rm. 822, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-4444
Internet E-mail:
don@bos.co.la.ca.us
Internet home page: http://knabe.com

Michael D. Antonovich, Fifth District
Rm. 869, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-5555
Internet E-mail:
FifthDistrict@bos.co.la.ca.us
Internet home page: http://antonovich.co.la.ca.us

Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1411
Internet E-mail:
executiveoffice@bos.co.la.ca.us
Internet home page: http://bos.co.la.ca.us

BOARDING HOMES

Sanitation Inspections:
Department of Health Services -
Housing & Institutions Program
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626)430-5590

BONDS
Improvement Bonds:
Payment -
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 462, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-0943

Redemption of Registered Bonds:
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 462, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-0943

Redemption of Bearer Bonds
Bank of New York
Corporate Trust Bondholders Relations
Phone (800)438-5473

BOUNDARY CHANGES, CITIES AND DISTRICTS
(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION OR IMPROVEMENTS

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3182

Journeyman plumber and gasfitter licenses are issued by the Department of Public Works, 900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331. Phone (626)458-3176.

No permits are issued at the Alhambra office. District offices have been assigned this responsibility.

District Offices:
If you plan to construct, remodel, demolish, relocate, or remove any building or structure, you must make application with a district office if you live in the County's unincorporated territory.

Information and requirements for plans, zoning, sewer connections, setback lines, cesspool, or septic tank installation and building materials may be obtained at a district office.

Inspections of plumbing, wiring, heating, foundations, and construction progress are arranged through these district offices. Project blueprints are kept only 90 days. Persons wishing to view older blueprints may want to contact the project architect or
engineer - who may be listed on the county permit - to see if they still have the plans.

All district offices except Universal and Carson are open from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Universal is open from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.,
Monday through Friday. Carson is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and closed on
Fridays.

South Whittier -
13523 Telegraph Rd., Whittier 90605
Phone (562) 946-1390
Burial Unit
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-7161

Mortuary Permits:
Health Services Department - Vital Records
313 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Veterans:
Military and Veterans Affairs -
1816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 744-4841

BUS BENCHES
(See Permits)

BUS PASSES

-
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St.
Los Angeles 90012
(Cashier windows in first floor lobby.)

BUSINESS FILINGS AND REGISTRATIONS
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Internet home page:
Web Site
The law requires every business to file a fictitious name statement with the Los Angeles County Clerk when it falls into the following categories:
* When it is a newly established business or corporation.
* There has been a change in a partnership which uses a fictitious name.
* The corporation has moved and has a new address.
* Five years have passed since the last time the business was registered.
* A business intends to abandon a business name.

To ensure that your fictitious business name statement (FBN) has been properly completed and that you are informed of the correct filing fee, it is recommended that the document be reviewed in person by a filing clerk in Norwalk or you may submit a FBN at
the Van Nuys Branch office, located at 14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys; or the LAX Courthouse Branch Office, 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Flr., Los Angeles. If submitted at a branch office your document will not be filed, however, until it is received by the main office in Norwalk (within three days). If you need your FBN filed immediately, you must take it to Norwalk.

The branch offices can only accept up to three FBNs for filing per visit. Certified copy of your FBN will be mailed to you within five business days.

The fee is $10 for the first fictitious business name and $2 for additional fictitious business names filed on the same statement and conducting business at the same location.

State law requires that within 30 days the registrant must publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located.

Fictitious business names application forms are available on the Internet. If you mail your FBN, please use the following address: Business Filing and Registration, P.O. Box 53592, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0592.

Fictitious Business Name Search
Locating a fictitious business name may be conducted in person at the Norwalk office or branch offices previously listed, by mail and on the Internet. The fictitious business name records in Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by the
name and year that the document was recorded. Telephone requests for index searches are not accepted.

Searches by mail can be ordered by sending a written request to: Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Business Filings and Registration Section, Rm. 2001, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650. Please include the name and address of the business.

The search fee is $5 per name. There is no minimum. The copy fee per page is 51 cents unless a certified copy is needed and then the fee is $2. A check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must accompany the written request and
should also include a stamped self-addressed return envelope. The search fee is non-refundable. A "no record statement" will be issued if a record is not found.

BUSINESS LICENSE

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Main Office
225 N. Hill St., Rm. 109
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Internet home page:
Web Site

A business is required to obtain a license from the County of Los Angeles if it is conducted in an unincorporated area or in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Diamond Bar, Malibu, Santa Clarita and Westlake Village.

Please call the Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office at (213) 974-2011 for additional information or for filing of a business license application.

Persons living in cities other than those listed above should contact their local city hall.

Activities requiring a business license are listed at Web Site

BUSINESS LICENSE COMMISSION & CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS AND SOLICITATIONS
Rm. 374, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-7691
Fax: (213)633-0929
Internet home page:
Web Site

Holds hearings to grant, deny, modify, suspend, or revoke business licenses. Regulates and licenses taxicab operators and taxi drivers, adult entertainment, dances, bookstores, billiard parlors, restaurants, salvage yards, recyclers, bingo operators and managers, massage parlors, exhibitions, carnivals, circuses, health spas, arcades, shooting ranges, private schools, etc.
in the unincorporated areas of the County. For business license information in cities, contact the local city hall. The commission encourages the formation of new charities and issues charitable solicitation information cards to recognized charitable organizations.

BUSINESS LISTS

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
Web SIte

Offers for competitive fee everything needed for business-to -business direct marketing - from simple mailing lists to complete marketing databases developed to requested specifications. Delivers short lists by fax within minutes of order.

BUSINESS, OFFICE OF SMALL
Community Development Commission
4800 Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles 90022
Phone (800)555-3815
Internet home page:
Web Site

Serves as a clearinghouse of information for businesses and provides a centralized website listing bids and contracting opportunities from all County departments as well as "hotlinks" with purchasing websites of many public agencies in Southern California.

BUSINESS - WHO MAKES WHAT?
FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
Web SIte

Provides, for a fee, names, addresses, phone numbers and other basic contact information for up to five suppliers of almost any product or service available. Searches by generic product name or by specific brand.

CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISING
(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

CALWORKS BUSINESS SERVICES, PROGRAMS
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

CHECKS, UNCASHED
Department of Auditor-Controller
General Claims Section
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 502
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-0974 - uncashed checks
Phone (213)974-0688 - warrant inquiry
Internet home page:
Web Site

Maintains website that contains inventory of all County checks (legally referred to as County warrants) which have been issued and mailed, but which remain uncashed after one year. You may inquire about one name at a time by doing a check inquiry, or you may download complete database after obtaining prior authorization.

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
(See Environmental Toxicology Laboratory)

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
(See Administrative Office, Chief)

CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICE
493 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2008
Fax: (213)633-4733
Internet home page:
Web Site

Develops vision and strategic direction for the effective application of information technology by the County of Los Angeles. Guides the development of departmental and countywide business automation plans as part of the annual budget process. Develops County
of Los Angeles information technology standards and policies. Ensures the effective use of technology in supporting the delivery of County services and attainment of related goals and objectives through ongoing oversight and guidance.

CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)

CHILD, OFFICE OF
Chief Administrative Office
Service Integration Branch
222 S. Hill St., 5th Flr.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-4103
Internet home page:
Web Site

Provides staff support to the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee and the Policy Roundtable for Child Care; assists County employees with child care concerns and provides support to the County employee child care programs.

CHILD CUSTODY/VISITATION
Superior Court -
Family Law Department
Conciliation Court, Rm. 241
111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5524

Only provides agreements regarding custody and visitation.
Meetings are by appointment only.

CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES DEPARTMENT
5770 S. Eastern Ave. Commerce 90040-2924
Phone (800)615-8858
Internet E-mail:
E-mail
Internet home page: http://childsupport.co.la.ca.us
Assumes primary responsibility for the administration, collection, enforcement and distribution of child support payments. Assists custodial and non-custodial parents with child support procedures and processes, including locating parents, establishing
paternity, establishing court orders for child support, modifying court orders, collecting and distributing court - ordered support, and working with other counties, states and countries to obtain child support.

Partners with community-based organizations and other County agencies which provide job training, job placement, peer counseling, and parenting classes to aid unemployed and underemployed non-custodial parents, enabling them to provide emotional, as well as
financial support to their children.

The Call Center also provides assistance and information. The Call Center's hours are 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays. Toll-free telephone voice response system (800) 615-8858 is operational 24 hours a day. Persons
with child support cases can get information by entering their personal identification (PIN) number on their telephone key pad.

The divisions are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.

Division II
5770 S. Eastern Ave., Commerce 90040

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, COMMISSION FOR
Rm. B-22, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1558

Advises the Board of Supervisors in areas of child welfare and family policy. Actively pursues all major issues affecting children, their families, and children's services in County government. The commission's premise is that all children are "at
risk". Reviews the policies, procedures and systemic issues of various County departments and agencies which provide children's services, assesses service levels, and identifies community needs.

CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
425 Shatto Pl., Suite 600
Los Angeles 90020
Internet home page:
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us

General Information (213)351-5602
Employment Hotline (213) 351-6417
Foster Parent and Adoption
Recruitment Hotline (888) 811-1121
Foster Youth Info Line (800) 400-9925

Bureau of Child Protection - Emergency Response Command Post
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213)639-4496 or (213)639-4493
Fax: (213)738-8373

Bureau of Child Protection - Child Abuse Hotline
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (800) 540-4000 - Within-the-state calls
Phone (213) 639-4500 - Out-of-state calls
Phone (800)272-6699 - TDD
Fax: (213) 639-1964 or (213) 639-1224

The Child Abuse Hotline receives all reports of suspected child abuse, neglect or exploitation. It also provides information and consultation about child abuse and neglect. This is a 24-hour service, seven days a week.

Out-of-County Services Unit
(including Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children (ICPC) and International Placement Unit (IPU).
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213)639-4501
Fax: (213) 738-9379

SPAs (Service Planning Areas):
Through a network of regional offices provides services children and their families need when the children are at-risk due to actual or potential child abuse, abandonment, neglect or exploitation. Services provided include
protective services to children in their own homes, short-term out-of-home services, adoption, guardianship and long-term foster care.

SPA IV
Wilshire Office
3075 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 639-4813
Fax: (213) 487-5028

SPA VI
Belvedere Office
5835 S. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90040
Phone (323) 725-4500
Fax: (323)869-0922

Specialized Services:
Family & Children's Services Trust Fund (Monetary Donations)
425 Shatto Pl., 3rd Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 351-5670


Jobs (for DCFS youth) Program
501 Shatto Pl., 3rd Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2700

Juvenile Court/Edmund D. Edelman's Children's Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr., Monterey Park 91754-2159
Phone (323) 526-6767

MacLaren Children's Center (Donations)
4024 N. Durfee Ave., El Monte 91732
Phone (626) 455-4700

Resource Directory Orders
Phone (213) 351-5757
Fax: (213) 384-5845

YOU Board (donations, fund-raising and camperships for DCFS children)
501 Shatto Pl., 3rd Flr., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 351-6479

Volunteers (for DCFS children)

DCFS Headquarters
Phone (213) 351-5757

MacLaren Children's Center
Phone (626) 455-4609

Edelman's Children's Court
Phone (323) 526-6773

Adoption Services:
695 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 738-3264

Accepts, prepares and places children of all ages in permanent adoptive homes. Provides casework and counseling to birthparents regarding children, both born and unborn, and provides foster care for children awaiting adoptive placement. Counseling is provided
for all parties to the adoption. Conducts studies and makes recommendations to the Superior Court on petitions for independent and step-parent adoptions.

Adoption services are available to persons of all races and religions who need or are seeking adoption plans.

CHILDREN'S MEDICAL SERVICES
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
California Children Services
5555 Ferguson Dr., #210
Commerce 90022
Phone (800) 288-4584
TDD: (800)827-1359 (Hearing Impaired)

The California Children Services (CCS) Program provides for specialized medical care and rehabilitation for children to age 21 with chronic illnesses or physical disabilities whose families are partially or wholly unable to pay for medical services. CCS is
financed through federal, state and county funds and is administered by the Department of Health Services, Children's Medical Services.

Child Health and Disabilities Prevention (CHDP)
5555 Ferguson Dr., Suite 120-15, Commerce 90022
Phone (323)890-7941
Info Line: (800)993-CHDP

CHDP provides early and regular health exams for eligible low-income children up to 19 years of age; Medi-Cal recipient children up to 21 years of age; and Head Start and State Preschool children.

CHDP offers a full range of health services, including health and developmental history, unclothed physical exams, immunizations, vision testing, hearing testing, tests for lead poisoning, nutritional check, teeth and gum check, some laboratory tests (including
sickle cell), and health counseling. Children with identified health problems are referred for necessary diagnosis and treatment. The initial exam, diagnosis and treatment are free.

Area offices:
North Area: (818) 834-3380
South Area: (310) 668-5141
East Area: (562) 949-4442
West Area: (310) 222-2323

CHILDREN'S SERVICES INSPECTOR GENERAL
Phone (213) 974-0304

Performs independent investigations regarding children who have been known to the Department of Children and Family Services or the Juvenile Dependency Court, and have subsequently died as a result of abuse or neglect or have been re-abused, as well as special
inquiries asrequested by the Board of Supervisors. Provides the Board of Supervisors with comprehensive and confidential analyses and reports of the facts, as well as recommendations that identify proactive steps that can be taken within the County to eliminate such occurrences of abuse.

CHILDREN'S SERVICES OMBUDSMAN
515-A, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Fax: (213) 364-9020

To report concerns and complaints about group home care, children in group homes may call (888) 445-1234.

CHURCHES
Churches do not need to file fictitious business name statements; however, they must register with the IRS as a non-profit organization. The IRS can be reached at (800)829-1040.

CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
Rm. 522, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2411
Internet home page:
http://www.co.la.ca.us/civsvc.htm

Reviews appeals concerning discharges and reductions of permanent County employees, suspensions in excess of five days, scored portions of examinations, and charges of discrimination.

CLAIMS

Creditors, against an estate:
(Probate Department)
Superior Court -
111 N. Hill St., Rm. 258
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-5521

Damage, to person or property, against the County:
Executive Office, Board of Supervisors -
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1440
Internet address:
Web Site

COLLECTIONS
Treasurer-Tax Collector -
225 N. Hill St., Rm. 109
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160

Provides collection services for delinquent accounts receivable to various County departments.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
2 Coral Circle
Monterey Park 91755
Phone (323) 890-7001
Internet home page:
Web Site

Administers the County's housing and community development programs, including various economic development, business revitalization and community redevelopment programs and state grant and loan funds. Makes available to 48 cities and unincorporated areas community
improvements financing programs using federal Community Development Block grant funds. Operates a Countywide housing program for low-income persons, making available public housing rental units and offering the Section 8 rent subsidy program to qualified low-income individuals in the County unincorporated areas and 62 cities. Promotes the development and conservation of affordable housing through various revenue bond financing plans and a variety of low interest mortgage loan programs which are designed to foster new construction and to stimulate conservation and rehabilitation of existing housing in order to enhance the availability of affordable housing units.

Apartment House Owners Information for Section 8 Program -
Phone (562)347-4663 ext. 8193

Economic Development Programs -
Phone (323) 890-7205


Low-Interest Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program-
Phone (323) 890-7236

Applications for low-income housing and Section 8 rent subsidy programs taken by telephone only at (562)347-4663 ext. 8025 or ext. 8027 or (800) 731-4663, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY AND SENIOR SERVICES
3175 W. Sixth St.
Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600
Internet home page:
Web Site

Provides comprehensive human services in partnership with community leaders, business and private agencies. Assists residents to self sufficiency, strengthens and promotes the independence of older persons, provides employment and training, protects adult victims
of abuse, assists refugees, aids domestic violence victims, and plans and develops services with local communities. Key contact telephone numbers are:

PUBLIC INFORMATION
Senior Citizens Information and Assistance
(800) 510-2020

Employment and Training
(213) 738-2598

General Information
(213) 738-2600

Adult Protective Services
(213) 351-5401

After - Hour Elder Abuse Hotline
(877) 4-R-SENIORS

Senior Employment Services
(213) 738-2631

Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 978-3600

EXECUTIVE OFFICES

Director
(213) 738-2617

Assistant Director
Administrative Services Branch
(213) 738-2620

Employment & Training Branch
(Assistant Director)

(213) 738-3175

Workforce Investment Board
(213) 738-2593

Community Services Block Grant Programs
(213) 738-7383

Community Services Resource Corporation
(213) 738-2615

Dispute Resolution Services
(213) 738-2621

Domestic Violence Services
(213) 738-2615 or (800) 978-3600

Refugee Services
(213) 738-3986

Aging and Adult Services Branch
(213) 738-2645
Fax: (213)365-8649

Area Agency on Aging
Director
(213) 738-2645

Planning and Program Development Section
(213) 738-2655

Contract Management Section
(213) 738-2676

Senior Information & Assistance Hotline
(213) 738-4004
(800) 510-2020 or
(800)243-8081

SERVICE CENTERS ADMINISTRATION
11243 Glenoaks Blvd., # 1, Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 897-2909
Fax: (818) 896-1534

COMMUNITY AND SENIOR SERVICE CENTERS

Centro Maravilla Service Center
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2805

East Los Angeles One Stop Career Center
215 W. Pomona Blvd., Suite 300, Monterey Park 91754
Phone (323) 887-7122

East Los Angeles Service Center
133 N. Sunol Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2808

Los Nietos Senior Center
11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 669-2040

COMMUTER BUS SERVICE PROGRAMS

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

County liaison with the agencies that provide the commuter bus services from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita Valley into the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

COMPOSTING

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3548

CONSERVATORSHIP
(See Public Guardian)

CONSUMER AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Rm. B-96, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012-2706
Internet home page:
Consumer Affairs

Adult Protective Services - Fraud Protection Program
(213) 974-1452

General Consumer Information
(213) 974-9759

Small Claims Court Advisor Program:

Dispute Settlement Service
(213) 974-2323

Cable TV Franchises
(800) 973-3370

Real Estate Fraud and Information Program
(213) 974-9740

Volunteer / Internship Program
(213) 974-9750

Public Information & Community Outreach

Consumer Protection Services
Responds to telephone and walk-in inquiries and complaints related to consumer problems in the marketplace; investigates and mediates consumer complaints of unfair, unethical or deceptive business practices; prepares referrals to prosecutory agencies, as necessary; provides consumer education materials to the public. Free.

Branch Offices
The department maintains part-time branch offices located throughout the County. The staff of the civic center and branch offices is available to respond to telephone inquiries from consumers, process individual consumer complaints, provide Small Claims Court information, and mediation/conciliation services. For a list of branch office locations, call (213) 974-1452 (after pressing #1 for the English menu, press 33). Free.

Cable Television Franchising:
Administers cable TV franchising in the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles and mediates subscriber service/billing complaints. Free.

Small Claims Court Advisor Program:
Provides information and assistance to the public on the small claims court process.
Free.

Dispute Settlement Service:
Helps resolve disputes through mediation and conciliation as an alternative to going to
court. Free.

Real Estate Fraud and Information Program:
Counsels, investigates, and educates the public on real estate issues, including real estate fraud, foreclosure, refinancing, building contractors, home repairs, and undeveloped land sales.
Free.

Adult Protective Services - Fraud Protection Program:
In partnership with the Department of Community and Senior Services, assists at-risk seniors through the mediation and investigation of incidents of fiduciary and real estate abuse impacting the senior population. Free.

Volunteer / Internship Program:
Provides interested community members with an opportunity to support the department's consumer protection activities as volunteers. College and high school students can also participate in a work experience consumer affairs internship program. Free.

Public Information & Community Outreach:
Responds to media requests on consumer related matters.
Participates in speaking engagements and community fairs to educate the public about the department's consumer protection services. Develops partnerships/collaborative opportunities to enhance the department's programs. Free.

CONTRACTING
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave.,
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-3101

Provides expertise and leadership for the development of and compliance with County contracting policies and procedures.

Businesses interested in providing contract services to the County may obtain information or register on the Internet as detailed below.

An Internet website is available for on-line vendor registration.
Vendors are asked to register and list the types of commodities or services they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is
Web Site

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following Internet website:Web Site

Another useful site is one maintained by the Office of Small Business.

CONVALESCENT HOMES
(See Nursing Homes)

COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
2 Coral Circle
Monterey Park 91755
Phone (323) 838-8330
Fax: (323) 838-7449
Internet home page:
Web Site

Provides free and low-cost educational programs for residents of low-income, multicultural, multilingual communities in locations convenient to the students. Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in nutrition, family and consumer science, youth development, urban gardening and commercial horticulture. Provided through the partnership of the County of Los Angeles,the federal Department of Agriculture and the University of California, dating back to 1914.

Antelope Valley Office -
335 A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661)723-4477
Fax: (661) 723-3751

CORONER, DEPARTMENT OF
1104 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0512 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(24 hour) (323) 343-0714
Internet home page:
Web Site

Inquires into and determines the cause, manner and circumstances of death in all unnatural, suspicious, unusual, violent, sudden and unattended deaths. The cause of death is determined by investigation, post mortem examination and laboratory testing. The department
is also responsible for correctly identifying the deceased and for making proper disposition of remains.

Gift Shop:
"Skeletons in the Closet"
1102 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0786
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.

Coroner memorabilia (T-shirts, mugs, tote bags, personalized toe-tag key chains, beach towels, etc.)

COUNTY CHARTER
The County Charter can be accessed on the Internet at
Web Site The citizens of Los Angeles County approved the charter in 1913 to provide greater freedom of governance within the framework of state law. There have been a number of voter-approved amendments throughout the years.

COUNTY CLERK
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk 90650
Internet home page:
Web Site

Marriage License - Room 1002
Phone (562)462-2137.

Business Filings and Registrations, Room 1007, window 17
(562) 462-2177.

Notary Filings - Room 2001, Phone (562)462-2177.

COUNTY CODE
The County Code contains most of the administrative and regulatory ordinances adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. It can be accessed on the Internet at
Web Site

COUNTY COUNSEL
Rm. 648, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1811
Internet home page:

Web Site

COUNTY VETERAN SERVICE OFFICE
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

COURTS, LOS ANGELES COUNTY
(See listings under Superior Court)

COURT RECORDS
Copies of court documents - including orders regarding dissolutions of marriage and judgments of dissolutions, probate, wills, name changes, criminal and civil cases - are available at the district court in which the matter was handled, or at the Los Angeles County Superior Court Archives if it is an older record. You should check with the district court - see "Superior Courts" for a listing of the district courts or go to http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org -- to determine where the file is stored.

For the Central District Court, you may visit or write the certification section in Rm. 112 at the Los Angeles County Courthouse, 111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles or call (213)974-5191 for information.

To order documents from the Archives, you will need to know the case number, names of the parties and what document you want copied. If you have the names of the parties and the year the case was filed, but no case number, and it was filed in 1965 or earlier you may call the index clerk at (213)974-1378. If the case was filed after 1965, call the index clerk at (213)974-5171.

--You may request the copies in person at the Archives, 222 N. Hill St., Rm. 212, Los Angeles, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. weekdays, except holidays.

--You may mail requests to County Records Center, 222 N. Hill St., Rm. 212, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Enclose a check, payable to the Los Angeles Superior Court, to cover the cost of documents, figuring a copy of 57 cents per page, and a certification fee of $6 per document. If the document is a final judgment of divorce, add $10 for the certification fee. If the copies are for official use in another country, there is an additional $20 exemplification fee. If you do not know the number of pages or the cost for copies, write below the long dollar line on your check the phase: "Not to exceed $30." The clerk processing the order will fill in the actual amount and return a receipt with the copies. Please enclose a self-addressed, legal size envelope. Allow 10-14 working days for processing.

COURT TRUSTEE
5770 S. Eastern Ave., 1st Flr.,Commerce 90040-2924
P. O. Box 531544, Los Angeles 90051-1544
Phone (323) 838-7550

Receives and disburses monies for child and spousal support orders. Office hours for the public are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DEAF - INFORMATION
Teletypewriter (TDD) Services:
Information and Referral Services -
Phone (800)660-4026

Public Social Services Department -
Phone (562) 908-8362

Public Works Department
Phone (626) 282-7829

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Phone (562) 462-2259 - Elections

Sheriff's Department (Emergency) -
Phone 9-1-1

Sheriff's Department (Business) -
Phone (323) 267-6669

Treasurer-Tax Collector -
Phone (213) 974-2196

DEATH CERTIFICATES
To obtain copies of death certificates more than 60 days after the date of death, contact:

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -

12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1002
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Internet home page:
Web Site

To request a copy of a death certificate 0 by mail, please include the following information: Deceased full name, city of death, date of death (if known), or the range of years to be checked, the number of copies you need, and include a preaddressed stamped
envelope. A check or money order in the amount of $13 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be included with the name and address of
person requesting copy. Send request to: Registrar-Recorder/County
Clerk Death Records, P.O. Box 53120, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120.
It takes approximately 15 working days to process requests.

Copies of death records to be mailed from the Norwalk office can be requested from the East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, Lancaster, LAX Airport Branch and Van Nuys branch offices. For a list of those offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk Branch
Offices." A valid ID will be requested for orders submitted in person.

For expedited requests, you may:

Fax your information to (562) 864-3469 or via the Internet at Web Site using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is $13 for the
certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within three working days of receipt. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $13.65. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. To order expedited service, the fax request should include the name on the credit card, the card number, expiration date, address where you would like the record mailed, whether you would like it sent by regular mail or Express Mail delivery, and a daytime phone number with area code.

To obtain copies of death certificates prior to 60 days after the date of death, contact:

Health Services Department - Vital Records
313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. L-1
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Where circumstances of death are reviewed by the chief medical examiner-coroner, the cause of death is not filed until the investigation is completed; however, a certified copy of a death certificate can be obtained without medical data if requested.

DEBTS FOR COUNTY SERVICES
Treasurer-Tax Collector
225 N. Hill St., Rm. 109
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160
(213) 974-0197 (Immigration clearance)

Provides collection services for delinquent accounts receivable to various County departments.

DEMOGRAPHICS RESEARCH
FYI , Public Library
800-582-1093
Internet home page:
Web SIte

Offers for nominal fee a complete demographic information service that provides data needed to better understand a community and what it is becoming. Information includes population, ethnicity, income, consumer spending habits, crime rates, incidence of disease, and thousands of other variables for any area in the United States - from a square block to the entire country. Current year estimates and five-year projections are available for many statistics.

DINOSAUR EXHIBITIONS
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

DISABILITIES, COUNTY COMMISSION ON
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213974-1053
TDD: (213974-1707

Advises the Board of Supervisors of the unique needs of people with disabilities, including, but not limited to, the areas of health, employment, education, public attitudes and barriers; annually sponsors ADA training seminars; each year awards two six-month internships for persons with disabilities; provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies and community organizations; meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in Rm. 140 of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
Community and Senior Services
(213) 738-2621

Neutral highly-trained mediators help disputants look at all sides of a conflict and work together to find an effective, fair and reasonable solution to the specific dispute.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY
Rm. 18000, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213974-3512
Internet home page:
Web Site

Prosecutes individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes; handles specialized felony cases involving narcotics, gang-related crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, child abduction, consumer and environmental protection, domestic violence, major frauds, insurance frauds and elder abuse.

A special unit assists crime victims and witnesses. Another unit conducts office hearings to resolve neighborhood disputes and minor criminal complaints outside the criminal court system.

Bad Check Enforcement Program
District Attorney's Office mailing address:
7095 Hollywood Blvd., PMB 880, Hollywood 90028
Phone (800)269-0206

Consumer Protection Division
201 N. Figueroa St., Suite 1600, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3273

Bureau of Crime Prevention & Youth Services
Rm. 1162, Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7401
Internet E-mail:
lada@co.la.ca.us

Elder Abuse Section
Rm. 780, Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3783

Family Violence Division
Rm. 18-702 Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3785
(800) 978-3600

Hearing Officer Program
7500 E. Imperial Hwy., Suite 324, Downey 90242-3768
Phone (562) 803-7116

Major Fraud Division
201 N. Figueroa St., Suite 1600, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-3200

Media Relations
Rm. 18-1112, Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3528
Fax: (213) 893-0235

Sex Crimes Division
Rm. 777, Hall of Records, 320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1611

Victim-Witness Assistance Program
Rm. 12-514, Criminal Justice Center, 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7499
(800) 773-7574

DIVORCE/DISSOLUTION
(See "Court Records"Family Law")

DOCUMENT DELIVERY SERVICES
FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
Web Site

Offers, for a fee, comprehensive document delivery service that can provide copies of almost any magazine or journal article, book, report, standard, or other published or publicly-available document anywhere in the world. Most material is shipped within 48 hours of order, but next-day rush is also available.

DOG AND CAT LICENSES AND ANIMAL CONTROL
Department of Animal Care and Control -
5898 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach 90805
Phone (562)728-4706
Internet home page:
Web Site

County regulations require that dogs and cats be vaccinated for rabies. To obtain dog or cat license, present certificate of rabies vaccination to County Department of Animal Care and Control.

DOMESTIC PARTNERS
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562)462-2177
Internet home page:
Web Site

Couples may file a statement of domestic partnership between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays at the Norwalk office or branch offices. For a list of branch offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

Both partners must be 18 years or older and at least one partner must reside or work within Los Angeles County. It costs $20 to file a statement of domestic partnership. The statement may be amended upon payment of $13. Either partner may file a statement of
termination of domestic partnership upon payment of $15. Certified copies are available for $6 per copy.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence victims may obtain information on what they can do and where they can go for help by calling toll-free (800) 978-3600 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Recorded message is in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Chinese.

Victims of domestic abuse may determine if their abuser is still in jail by calling the Sheriff Department's Victims Information and Notification (VINE) hotline at (877) 846-3452. Victims may also register with the VINE system at the time of sentencing to be automatically notified when the abuser is released from custody.

DRUG ABUSE INFORMATION
Information and Referral Services
Phone (800) 564-6600
TDD: (213)624-4037

This program offers alcohol and drug abuse-related prevention, residential and nonresidential services for adults and youth. Services are provided through Department of Health Services contracts with community-based agencies Countywide.

ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY COMMISSION, CITIZENS
Rm. 163, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, 90012
Phone (213) 974-1491
Fax: (213) 620-1437
Internet home page:
Web Site
E-mail: eecomm@co.la.ca.us

Examines functions of County government at the request of the Board of Supervisors, on its own initiative, or as suggested by others and adopted. Submits recommendations to the Board directed toward improving local government economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. Since its creation by the Board of Supervisors in 1964, the commission has published more than 135 reports, position papers, letters and associated documents on various issues of County operations, policy, management, organization, and legislation.

EDUCATION, OFFICE OF
9300 Imperial Hwy.
Downey, 90242-2890
Phone (562)922-6111
Internet home page:
Web Site

Largest intermediate educational agency in the United States. Provides education programs and services and business services to the County's 81 K-12 school districts and 13 community college districts. Intermediates between the districts and the state Department
of Education. LACOE operates in several major areas:

Educational Programs. Serves approximately 58,000 students per year through its Special Education Division (students with disabilities), Juvenile Court and Community Schools Division (wards of the Juvenile Court), and Alternative Education Division ("at-risk" students). Operates the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the International Polytechnic High School.

Education Services. Provides regionalized and specialized support services for districts, educators and parents in a number of areas, including the teaching of reading, teacher training in other disciplines, school restructuring, school-community partnerships, ROP, welfare-to-work and parenting programs, and the largest Head Start program in the nation (23,000 children enrolled).

Business Services. Helps districts contain costs by providing personnel, payroll, and retirement accounting, staff development programs, and fiscal oversight of district budgets. These cost-saving services enable districts to use more of their limited resources for the direct benefit of students.

Telecommunications and Technology Services. Offers state-of-the-art telecommunications and technology services to school districts, helping to train teachers and parents and mobilizing resources to increase technology access in classrooms. LACOE's Educational Telecommunications Network (ETN) produces, video-distributes and satellite-broadcasts educational, parenting and teacher-training programs.

EGG QUALITY
(See Produce and Egg Quality)

ELDER ABUSE HOTLINE
Community and Senior Services
Phone (877) 477-3646 / (877)4RSENIORS

Hotline for reporting suspected abuse of senior citizens. This is a 24-hour service, seven days a week.

ELECTIONS
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Election Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 466-1310
TDD: (562) 462-2259
Internet home page:
Web Site

Information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements and sample ballot inquiry.

Voter Registration/Sample Ballot Inquiries
(562) 466-1323

Absentee Ballots
(562) 466-1323

Election Information
(562) 466-1310

Precinct Officers/Polls
(562) 466-1373

Candidate Nomination Procedures
(562) 462-2317

Campaign Disclosure
(562) 462-2339

Multilingual
(800) 481-VOTE

Voter Fraud Hotline (option 6)
(800) 815-2666

Registering to vote (option 5)
(800) 815-2666

Voter Registration Request Line (24 hours a day, seven days
(800) 481-VOTE

EMERGENCY SERVICES
Ambulance, Fire, Police, Paramedics:
In all areas of the County, dial 9-1-1.
Familiarize yourself with the front pages of your telephone directory containing emergency services numbers. Make a record of them and keep it accessible to your telephone.

Office of Emergency Management
Earthquake Preparedness -
1275 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 980-2260

Emergency Medical Services Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
5555 Ferguson Dr., #220, Commerce 90022
Phone (323) 890-7500
Fax: (323) 890-8528

Serves as the lead agency for the emergency medical services system at the local level and is responsible for coordinating all system participants, both public and private, to include fire departments and law enforcement as well as ambulance companies providing "9-1-1" emergency response and prehospital care services. Manages the countywide trauma and pediatric emergency response systems and facility disaster response. Conducts a paramedic training program and approves emergency medical technician (EMT-I) and paramedic training programs countywide. Questions, complaints or issues regarding to provision of emergency services should be directed to the EMS Agency.

Lifeguard:

Catalina Island -
Phone (310) 510-0856

Malibu Area -
Phone (310) 457-2527

South Bay-San Pedro Area -
Phone (310) 372-2162

Venice-Santa Monica -
Phone (310) 394-3261

EMPLOYEE FRAUD HOTLINE
Auditor-Controller
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 514
Los Angeles CA 90012
Phone (800) 544-6861 or (213) 974-0914

To report suspected County employee fraud. To report suspected fraud by county restaurant inspectors, restaurant owners and managers may call toll-free (800) 490-0014.

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEETING FACILITIES
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY (CHEMICAL ANALYSIS)

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Department of
11012 Garfield Ave.
South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-6778
Fax: (562)940-6785

FAMILY LAW
For information regarding matters in family law (divorce/dissolution, legal separation, annulment, paternity and related custody actions) in outlying areas, please contact your local superior court. District attorney enforcement actions are handled at Central Civil West.

Individuals seeking assistance in the preparation of various family law forms relating to support issues, paternity, answers to district attorney complaints, fee waiver applications and wage assignment orders may contact the Office of the Family Law Facilitator. The office staff will not give legal advice nor represent any parties in an action. The office provides the above services free of charge. Please contact your local office to make an appointment.

For the Central District: The Family Law Information line is (213) 974-8392. Office of the Family Law Facilitator: (213)974-5004.

For Central Civil West: The Child Support Services Support Information line is (800) 615-8858. Office of the Family Law Facilitator: (213)637-8470.
Self-Help Center: Van Nuys Courthouse, 6280 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys 91401. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - noon; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Phone (818) 896-5211

FARMERS MARKETS, CERTIFIED
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures Department -
Produce Quality Section
11012 Garfield Ave.
South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-7803
Fax: (562) 861-2828

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
(See Business Filings and Registrations)

FILMING - L.A. ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
7083 Hollywood Blvd, 5th Flr.
Hollywood 90028
Phone (323) 957-1000
Fax: (323) 962-4966
Internet home page:
Web Site

Regional one - stop city/County film offices.

FIRE DEPARTMENT
Consolidated Fire Protection District
1320 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063-3294
Phone (323) 881-2411

Provides fire protection and paramedic service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Issues permits and licenses, makes fire inspections, approves building and subdivision plans that pertain to fire prevention. Provides these services for all of the unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County, as well as 57 cities. Provides lifeguard services at beaches.

Building and Subdivision Plans Check:
Phone (323) 890-4125

Fire Prevention, Permits, Licenses:
Phone (323) 890-4132

Hazardous Materials:
Phone (323) 890-4045

Job Hotline:
Phone (323)881-2308

Personnel:
Phone (323)881-2433

Public Information/Education:
Phone (323) 881-2411

Lifeguard Division:
2300 Ocean Front Walk
Venice 90291
Phone (310) 577-5700

Lifeguard Sections:

Catalina Island -
Phone (310) 510-0856 (Avalon)
Phone (310) 510-0341 (Isthmus)

Malibu Area -
Phone (310) 457-2527
Surf Conditions: (310) 457-9701

South Bay - San Pedro Area -
Phone (310)372-2166

Surf Conditions: (310) 379-8471
Venice - Santa Monica - Will Rogers
Phone (310)394-3264
Surf Conditions: (310)578-0478

FISH AND GAME, COMMISSION
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1431

Acts as an advisory board making recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the State Fish and Game Warden as to the best method for the propagation and protection of fish and game in the State of California and Los Angeles County.

Provides propagation funds to groups and individuals for programs/projects, such as fishing excursions for disadvantaged children in the County, studies for the preservation of wildlife, and fisheries enhancement programs. Grant applications available.

FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-5100

FOOD STAMPS
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

FOSTER HOMES
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)

FRAUD
(See Employee Fraud Hotline)

GARBAGE AND RUBBISH COLLECTIONS
Public Works, Department of -
County Garbage Disposal Districts -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800)404-4487

GEM AND MINERAL EXHIBITIONS
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

GOLF COURSES
Alondra Golf Course
16400 Prairie Ave., Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 217-9916

Altadena Golf Course
1456 E. Mendocino St., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 797-3821

Diamond Bar Golf Course
22751 E. Golden Springs Dr., Diamond Bar 91765
Phone (909) 861-5757

Eaton Canyon Golf Course
1150 N. Sierra Madre Villa Ave., Pasadena 91107
Phone (626) 794-6773

El Cariso Golf Course
13100 Eldridge St., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 367-6157

Maggie Hathaway Golf Course
9637 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles 90047
Phone (323) 757-7176

Knollwood Golf Course
12040 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills 91344
Phone (818) 363-8161

Lakewood Golf Course
3101 Carson St., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 429-9711

La Mirada Golf Course
15501 E. Alicante Rd., La Mirada 90638
Phone (562) 943-7123

Los Amigos Golf Course
7295 E. Quill Dr., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 869-0302

Los Verdes Golf Course
7000 W. Los Verdes Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes 90275
Phone (310) 377-7370

Marshall Canyon Golf Course
6100 N. Stephens Ranch Rd., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-8211

Mountain Meadows Golf Course
1875 Fairplex Dr., Pomona 91768
Phone (909) 623-3704

Santa Anita Golf Course
405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 447-7156

Victoria Golf Course
340 E. 192nd St., Carson 90746
Phone (310) 323-6981

Chester Washington Golf Course
1930 W. 120th St., Los Angeles 90047
Phone (323) 756-6975

Whittier Narrows Golf Course
8640 E. Rush St., Rosemead 91770
Phone (626) 280-1044

GRAFFITI HOTLINE

Public Works Department
hone (800) 675-HELP (800)675-4357
Provides graffiti removal services 24 hours a day seven days a week.

GRAND JURY
13-303 Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3993
Internet home page:
Web Site

GUARDIANSHIP
(See Public Guardian)
GUARDIANSHIP RECORDS
Superior Court -
111 N. Hill St., Rm. 250
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5859

HARBOR PATROL EMERGENCY
Marina del Rey -
Phone (213) 823-7762
and UHF channel 16
(call sign KRS 850)

HAZARDOUS SPILLS
(on Public Right of Way)

Public Works Department
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800) 303-0003

- Reporting of illegal dumping into stormdrains.

HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT
313 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (800) 427-8700
Internet home page:
Web Site

Protects, maintains, and improves the health of the community. Provides services to protect the public from environmental hazards and the risk of acute communicable diseases. Administers health promotion and prevention programs and is responsible for coordinating Countywide emergency medical services. DHS includes six hospitals, six comprehensive health centers and numerous health centers. Under the new DHS Public Private Partnership program, some of the health centers are operated by partners; some are under joint public/private partnerships; and additional private sites are providing expanded primary care services to uninsured patients. DHS facilities include three Level 1 trauma centers, three pediatric critical care centers and a burn center. Other specialties include perinatal services, children's services, spinal cord injury services, AIDS prevention and treatment and psychiatry services.

In addition to the following numbers, information regarding specific services may be obtained by telephoning (800) 427-8700.

Acute Communicable Disease Control - (213)240-7941
AIDS/HIV Information - (213)351-8000
Alcohol/Drug Problems Information - (800) 564-6600
Child Health and Disability Prevention - (323) 890-7941
(800) 993-2437
Environmental Health - (626) 430-5110
(888) 700-9995
Consumer Protection Bureau - (626) 430-5260
Food and Milk Program - (626) 430-5400
Public Health Licenses - (626) 430-5350
Vector Control (Rats, insects) - (626) 430-5450
Health Education Program - (213) 250-8644
Immunization Program - (213) 351-7800
Lead Abatement Program - 1 800 LA 4 LEAD
Lead Poisoning Prevention - (800) LA-4LEAD
Nursing Home Information and Referral - (800) 934-8482
Nursing Home Inspections - (323) 869-8500
Nutrition Program - (213) 351-7889
Prenatal Care Guidance Information - (800) 422-2968
Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline - (800) 758-0880
Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Program - (213) 744-3096
Tuberculosis Control Program - (213) 744-6160
Women, Infants, Children (WIC) (888) 942-9675

PUBLIC HEALTH CENTERS

Public health centers provide the following clinical services:
Tuberculosis, sexually transmitted disease and immunizations.

Central Health Center
241 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)240-8203

Whittier Health Center
7643 S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
Phone (562) 464-5350 Public Health
Phone (562) 466-5168 Environmental Health

COMMUNITY HEALTH PLAN
Information and Member Services: (800) 475-5550

The Department of Health Services operates the Community Health Plan, a state-licensed prepaid health plan that offers comprehensive health care services to enrolled members. The CHP, which is federally qualified as a health maintenance organization (HMO), provides services at department facilities and through private physicians and hospitals that contract with the plan.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE PROGRAMS:
General Relief (GR)
Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
PPP and Health Center Referrals (800)427-8700

Senior Health and Activity Center (GR)
5425 E. Pomona Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 724-6600

Arroyo Vista Family Health Center (PPP)
Highland Park
6000 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 254-5221

Arroyo Vista Family Health Center (PPP)
Lincoln Heights
2221 N. Broadway, Los Angeles 90031
Phone (323) 224-2188

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (PPP)
1530 Hillhurst Ave., # 200, Los Angeles 90027
Phone (323) 644-3888

Broadway Family Medical Center (GR, PPP)
519 E. Broadway Blvd., Glendale 91205
Phone (818) 409-3020

California Family Care Medical Group (PPP)
1414 S. Grand Ave., # 100, Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 742-6200

Chinatown Service Center (PPP)
767 N. Hill St., # 200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 808-1700

East Los Angeles Health Task Force - (GR, PPP)
2120 E. 6th St., Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 881-1112

Edward R. Roybal Comprehensive Health Center (LA County, GR)
245 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (800) 383-4600

JWCH Institute (PPP)
Safe Harbor
721 E. 5th St., Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 622-4073

JWCH Institute (GR, PPP)
Weingart Medical Center

515 E. 6th St., Los Angeles 90021
Phone (213) 622-2639

LAC + USC Medical Center Outpatient Dept. 5P51 (LA County, GR)
1175 N. Cummings St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-8000

Los Angeles Free Clinic - Beverly(PPP)
8405 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90048
Phone (323) 658-9193

Northeast Community Clinic (PPP)
5809 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 256-3884

QueensCare Family Clinic - Eagle Rock (PPP)
4448 York Blvd., Los Angeles 90041
Phone (213) 483-1628

Yu Care Medical Group, Inc. (PPP)
210 N. Garfield Ave., # 203, Monterey Park 91754
Phone (626) 307-7397

HEALTH SERVICES (DHS) FRAUD HOTLINE

Department of Health Services -
Inspection and Audit Division -
313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. 806
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7901

To report suspected fraud involving the Department of Health Services.

HISTORY MUSEUMS
(See Natural History Museum and William S. Hart Museum under "Museums")

HIV HEALTH SERVICES, COMMISSION ON
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 6th Flr.
Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213)351-8127
Fax: (213)738-9371

Serves as the planning body for HIV/AIDS programs administered by the County Department of Health Services. In addition to developing and updating a comprehensive plan for the organization and delivery of services to individuals with or at risk for HIV disease, it establishes priorities for the allocation of all funds. The commission is also responsible for advising the Board of Supervisors on public policy issues pertaining to AIDS and HIV.

HOMELESS
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
548 S. Spring St., Suite 400
Los Angeles 90013
Phone (213) 683-3333
Fax: (213) 892-0093Infoline Hotline: (323)686-0950
Internet home page:
http://www.lahsa.org

Administers funding to organizations providing services to homeless persons in Los Angeles County. Administers cold-weather programs at winter shelters and California National Guard armories Countywide for homeless individuals and families seeking relief from the cold and rain.

HOMELESS VETERANS
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)

HOMESTEADS

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., 1st Flr., Windows 1-14
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2125
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/recorder/property.htm
A declaration of homestead may be declared and recorded by owners of real property on their principal place of residence. Signatures on the declaration of homestead must be notarized. Declaration of homestead forms may be purchased at most office supply and legal stationery stores, and is available on the department's homepage.

Homestead documents may be recorded by mail or in person. The recording fee is $9 for the first page and $3 for each additional page. If the document does not conform to 8-1/2" by 11" page size, there is an additional $3 fee for each page of the document.

To record a homestead document by mail, send the completed form and recording fee to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, P.O. Box 53115, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0115. A check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must accompany the homestead document.

To record a homestead document in person, bring the completed form to the Norwalk office between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays (except holidays) or to one of three branch office locations offering remote recording services as follows:.

11701 S. La Cienega in Los Angeles weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Branch offices will record up to three documents per visit. The examiner reviews documents for proper completion, collects the appropriate fees and records the documents. The original document is returned by mail within one month. A certified copy for a fee of $6 for the first page and $3 for each additional page may be requested and received immediately upon recordation of the document.

Cash, check or money order may be used for in-person recording.

HOSPITALS

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center -
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-2622

Note: The LAC+USC Medical Center consists of two hospitals:

General Hospital -
1200 N. State St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-2622

Women's and Children's Hospital -
1240 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-7441

Psychiatric services are provided at on-site and off-site locations. For information call (323) 226-5606

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center -
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance 90509
Phone (310) 222-2345

High Desert Hospital -
44900 N. 60th St., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661)948-8581

Martin Luther King, Jr.-Drew Medical Center -
12021 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (310) 668-4321

Olive View/UCLA Medical Center -
14445 Olive View Dr., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 364-1555

Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center -
7601 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)401-7111

HOSPITAL BILLS, DELINQUENT
(See Debts for County Services)

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331

HOTLINE (888)CLEAN LA
(888) 253-2652
(800) 238-0172 (Sanitation Districts recording)

HOUSING AND COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT
(See Community Development Commission)

HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION
Rm. 1184 Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (Information) (213) 974-7611
Internet home page:
http://humanrelations.co.la.ca.us

Seeks to foster harmonious and equitable intergroup relations, to empower communities and institutions, to engage in non-violent conflict resolution, and to promote an informed and inclusive multicultural society.

Helps develop community-specific programs to stop racism, homophobia, religious prejudice, linguistic bias, anti-immigrant sentiment and other divisive attitude that can lead to intergroup tension, hate crimes, and related violence. Issues an annual report of hate crime in Los Angeles County.

Founded and sustains the countywide Network Against Hate Crime, the Human Relations Mutual Assistance Consortium (HRMAC), the Corporate Advisory Committee, the Media Image Coalition, the Hate Crime Victim Advocacy Initiative, and several other projects.

HUMAN RESOURCES, DEPARTMENT OF

Rm. 579, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2406

Job Information Hotline: (800)970-LIST (5478)
TDD: (800)897-0077 (Los Angeles)
TDD: (800)899-4099 (Wilshire)
Internet home page:
http://hr.co.la.ca.us

Wilshire Facility / Employee Benefits
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213)738-2084
(See "Job Information")

Manages the County's human resources policy development and implementation in the areas of recruitment and selection, promotion, discipline, salary and benefits administration, and employee/applicant appeals.

Ensures the maintenance of a high quality workforce for the provision of critical services to the public. Responsible for a countywide human resources program to ensure fairness and equity for employees and citizens seeking employment with the County.

Employee Child Care Information
Coordinator
Department of Human Resources
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 585
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2313
Internet home page:
http://childcare.co.la.ca.us

Makes available parenting information to County employees.

INCORPORATIONS, CITIES
(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

INDUSTRIAL WASTE
(See Permits)
INFO LINE
Los Angeles -
(323)686-0950

Provides free information about all types of human services, including adult services, counseling, legal assistance, financial assistance, training, services for people with disabilities and other social services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

INHERITANCE TAX INFORMATION

As of January 1, 1981, state law eliminated the county treasurer's role in collecting inheritance taxes and eliminated the necessity of checking contents of safe deposit boxes.

Information should be obtained from the office of the State Controller, Division of Tax Administration, P.O. Box 247, Sacramento 95802-0247, Phone (916)445-6321

IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

INSECT IDENTIFICATION
(See Pest/Insect Identification)

INTERNAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

1100 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-2101
Internet home page:
http://isd.co.la.ca.us

Provides a range of support services to other County of Los Angeles departments in the areas of purchasing, contracting, facilities, information technology, and other support services, such as energy management, parking and mail services.

Facilities Operations -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-2107

Information Technology -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-2902

Purchasing and Contracting Services -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-2670 Purchasing
Phone (323)267-3101 Contracting

Also see "Contracting, Purchasing, and "Surplus Goods Sales and Donations."

INTERNET

County home page: http://lacounty.info
E-mail: webmail@co.la.ca.us

General information is available about the County, the Board of Supervisors, individual departments and agencies.
The agenda for the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, the supporting documents, and the statement of proceedings may also be accessed.

This booklet, "Citizens Guide to County Services," is also online.

JAILS

Sheriff's Department Custody Division
Inmate location and booking information -
Phone (213)473-6100 or (213)473-6080

Central Jail -
441 Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213)974-4082 Main lobby daytime hours
(213)974-4921 Main control after hours

Century Regional Detention Facility -
11705 S. Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
Phone (323)357-5100 (temporarily closed)

Eugene Biscailuz Recovery Center -
1060 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)881-3636 (temporarily closed)

Mira Loma Detention Center -
45100 N. 60th St. West, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661)949-3811

Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center -
29300 The Old Rd., Castaic 91384-2905
Phone (661)257-4880

Sybil Brand Institute For Women -
4500 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles 90063
(temporarily closed for remodeling)

Twin Towers Correctional Facility -
450 Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Male Inmates Tower One (213)893-5100
Female Inmates Tower Two (213)893-5220

JOB INFORMATION

Department of Human Resources
Employment Information Services Office (EISO)
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213)738-2084
TDD: (800)897-0077 (Los Angeles)
(800)899-4099 (Wilshire)
Internet:
Website

The County makes available public information about job openings within the County and in other public and private agencies which provide job announcements. Los Angeles County job information is available at this office and also by calling the hotline number (800)970-5478.

JOHN ANSON FORD THEATER
(see Arts Commission)

JURY DUTY

Jury Commissioner's Office
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-5811
Internet home page:
http://lasuperiorcourt.org/jury

Juror Services Telephone Center: (800)778-5879
TTY Hearing Impaired
Juror Services Division: (888)354-0441
Jury/Sanctions: (213)974-7152

Jury candidates are chosen from voter registration lists and Department of Motor Vehicle license and identification records by a random selection process. Persons chosen are sent a prospective juror questionnaire to determine whether they are qualified to serve or whether legal grounds exist to excuse them.

JUVENILE COURT

Compton Informal Juvenile and Traffic Court
200 W. Compton Blvd., 4th Flr., Compton 90220-3194
Phone (310)603-7128
(hearings on Tuesday and Thursdays only)

Compton South Central District
200 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220-3194
Phone (310)603-7816 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr., Suite 3, Monterey Park 91754-2158
Phone (323)526-6646 (Juvenile Dependency) Clerks office

Glendale Juvenile Informal and Traffic Court
600 E. Broadway, Glendale 91206
Phone (818)500-3540 - Div 4

Inglewood Juvenile Court
110 Regent St., Los Angeles 90301-1274
Phone (310)419-5281 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Juvenile Traffic
1945 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213)744-4155 (Juvenile Traffic)

David V. Kenyon Juvenile Center
7625 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90001-2999
Phone (323)586-6055 (Juvenile Delinquency)

Northeast Juvenile Center
1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033-1094
Phone (323)226-8591 (Juvenile Delinquency)

LANDFILLS, RUBBISH DISPOSAL, UNDERGROUND TANKS AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE

General information, list of landfills and industrial waste disposal permits:

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3562

Household Hazardous Waste Information
Phone (800)238-0172

Industrial Waste and Underground Tanks -
Phone (626)458-3517

Landfills -
Phone (626)458-3562
County Sanitation Districts -
1955 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
P.O. Box 4998, Whittier 90607
Phone (562)699-7411
(323)685-5217

Landfill Sites:

Calabasas -
5300 Lost Hills Rd., Agoura 91301
Phone (818)889-0363

Puente Hills -
2800 S. Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
Phone (562)695-8264 or (323)723-9264

Scholl Canyon -
7721 N. Figueroa, Los Angeles 90041
Phone (323)245-9865

Solid Waste Facilities:

Palos Verdes Recycle Center -
26301 Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates 90274
Phone (310)375-6094

Puente Hills Recycle Center -
2800 S. Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
Phone (562)692-3531

South Gate Transfer Station -
9530 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562)927-0146

Downey Area Recycling and Transfer (DART)
9770 E. Washburn Rd., Downey 90241
Phone (562)923-7664

Commerce Refuse-to-Energy Facility
5926 Sheila St., Commerce 90040
Phone (323)721-1278

LIBRARY
7400 E. Imperial Hwy.
Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-8462 (Administrative Offices)
Internet home page:
http://www.colapublib.org
Provides a full range of library services in 51 cities and most unincorporated areas of the County, through 88 community-based library outlets, including four bookmobiles. Offers a full range of materials in current formats: books, magazines, newspapers, government publications, maps, microforms, video cassettes, compact discs, books on CD and cassette, audio cassettes, laser discs, DVDs and computer software.

Provides both adult and children's services, including free and fee-based information services, adult and youth programs, children's story hours, community meeting rooms, and public access computers for information and for access to the Internet. Provides a strong early childhood, pre-literacy program targeting infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Strong emphasis is placed on working closely with the educational community to support independent learning and homework needs. Homework centers which provide after-school homework assistance on a one-to-one basis have been established in selected libraries. Provides an annual summer reading program as well as an array of programs for children and families throughout the year to support reading, learning and multi-cultural understanding.

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is a free service of Los Angeles County.

SPECIAL SERVICES:

AUDIO EXPRESS:
Fee-based rental service providing latest books on cassette by mail. Phone (800)253-0591.

BOOKS-BY-MAIL: Provides library materials free by mail to the homebound. Phone any local county library for a catalogue and information. Phone (661)948-2410.

CHIPS: (Consumer Health Information Program and Services): Health and medical materials and reference information. Carson Library, 151 E. Carson St., Carson 90745. Phone (310)830-0909.

FYI: Fee-based information, research, and document delivery service for businesses and individuals. Phone (800) 582-1093 or
(562) 868-4003.

HIV INFORMATION CENTER: Materials, information, and reference service on AIDS and HIV. West Hollywood Library
715 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069. Phone (310) 652-5340.

HOMEWORK CENTERS
The Library has established 31 Homework Centers. These centers provide enhanced resources, computer technology and homework helpers to support the educational needs of students. A list of Homework Centers can be found at the following website:
http://www.colapublib.org/children/parents/hmwork.html

ETHNIC RESOURCE CENTERS
Centers provide materials and reference services related to specific ethnic groups.

American Indian Resource Center: Huntington Park Library, 6518 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255. Phone (323) 583-2794.

Asian Pacific Resource Center: Montebello Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640. Phone (323) 722-6551.

Black Resource Center: A C Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles 90061. Phone (310) 538-0059.

Chicano Resource Center: East Los Angeles Library, 4801 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022. Phone (323)263-5087.

LITERACY:
Literacy tutoring and training by volunteers in 17 literacy centers.
Phone (562)940-8513.

PUBLIC ACCESS TTY SERVICE

Central Regional Office
1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640
Voice (323)722-5621
Public Access TTY: (323)726-0836

Anthony Quinn -
3965 Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 264-7715

Chet Holifield -
1060 S. Greenwood Ave., Montebello 90640
Phone (323) 728-0421

City Terrace -
4025 E. City Terrace Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 261-0295

East Los Angeles -
4801 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 264-0155

El Camino Real -
4264 E. Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323) 269-8102

Montebello -
1550 W. Beverly Blvd., Montebello 90640
Phone (323) 722-6551

Pico Rivera -
9001 Mines Ave., Pico Rivera 90660
Phone (562) 942-7394

Rivera -
7828 S. Serapis Ave., Pico Rivera 90660
Phone (562) 949-5485

Sorensen -
11405 E. Rose Hedge Dr., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 695-3979

South Whittier -
14433 Leffingwell Rd., Whittier 90604
Phone (562) 946-4415

LICENSES

Business (Unincorporated Areas Only):
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2011

Health:
Department of Health Services for garment manufacturers -
Garment Inspection Program
Public Health License
2525 Corporate Pl., Monterey Park 91754
Phone (323)881-4029

Homes, Nursing:
Inspections (Home Health Agency)
5555 Ferguson Dr., Commerce 90022
Phone (323)869-8500

Journeyman Plumber and Gasfitter:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3176

LIENS

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Document Analysis & Recording
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1006
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562)462-2125
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/recorder/property.htm

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk serves notification by mail to debtors when an involuntary lien is recorded against them. An involuntary lien is a lien that a property owner did not sign.

If you have received a copy of a lien from the County Recorder and have questions, you must contact the person or agency that filed the lien. By law, the County Recorder cannot make any changes or alterations on a lien document.

Once you have contacted the person or agency that filed the lien and have resolved the issue, a release of lien must be submitted to the County Recorder in Norwalk for recording or at one of three branch office locations offering remote recording services as follows:

Branch offices will record up to three documents per visit. The examiner reviews documents for proper completion, collects the appropriate fees, and records the documents. The original document is returned by mail within one month. A certified copy for a fee of $6 for the first page and $3 for each additional page may be requested and received immediately upon recordation of documents. The person who signed the original lien and, in most cases, notarized must sign the release.

If the person or agency that filed the lien is not available or is no longer in business, you may wish to contact an attorney to seek resolution of the matter.

If you are calling to inquire about how to file a lien against someone, you may wish to seek legal advice on these matters.

The appropriate court issues liens created as a result of a lawsuit. Certified copies of judgments, which affect title to real property, may be recorded.

LOBBYIST REGISTRATION
(See Board of Supervisors)

LOCAL AGENCY FORMATION COMMISSION
700 N. Central Ave., # 350
Glendale CA 91203
Phone (818)254-2454
Fax: (818)254-2452
Internet home page
http://www.lalafco.org

Reviews, approves or rejects proposals for the creation of, or boundary changes for cities and special districts.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION
300 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101-4199
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7060, Pasadena 91109-7060
Phone (800)786-6464 or (626)564-6000 E-mail: welcome@lacera.com
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Provides retirement, disability, death and health-care benefits to eligible County employees and their beneficiaries.Controls and accounts for employer and employee contributions to retirement fund, and manages investment portfolio.

MARINA DEL REY SMALL CRAFT HARBOR

Marina del Rey Administration Building
13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310)305-9503

MARRIAGE CEREMONIES
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Division Manager of Public Records
P.O. Box 53130
Los Angeles 90053-0130
Phone (562)462-2081

Deputizes individuals who wish to perform a marriage ceremony. Written requests should be submitted with the name of the person and the date of the marriage. Upon receipt of the written request, an appointment will be scheduled for the individual to be deputized at the headquarters office in Norwalk.

Marriage ceremonies are conducted at the Norwalk office and branch offices by appointment only. The fee is $25.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES
(After Marriage)

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1002
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562)462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/recorder/birth_death.htm

Copies of newly filed certificates may be obtained approximately four to six weeks after the certificate has been received for filing.

To request a copy of a marriage certificate by mail, please include the following information: Bride's full name, groom's full name, bride's name prior to marriage, and date of marriage (if known), or the range of years to be checked, number of copies you need, and include a preaddressed stamped envelope. A check or money order in the amount of $13 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must be included along with name and address of person requesting copy. Send request to: Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Marriage Records, P.O. Box 53120, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0120. It takes approximately 15 working days to process requests.

For expedited requests, you may:

Fax your information to (562) 864-3469 or via the Internet at http://lavote.net/recorder/birth_death.htm using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover).
The fee is $13 for the certificate. Expedited service is available only to individuals applying for a certified copy. Expedited orders will be processed within three working days of receipt. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $13.65. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. To order expedited service, the fax request should include the name on the credit card, the card number, expiration date, address where you would like the record mailed, whether you would like it sent by regular mail or express mail delivery, and daytime phone number with area code.

Confidential Marriage:
(562) 462-2137

Requests for marriage records may be made at the Norwalk or branch offices. For a list of offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk Branch Offices."

A valid ID for orders submitted in person will be requested.

MARRIAGE LICENSE (Before Marriage)
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562)462-2137
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/recorder/birth_death.htm

A regular marriage license may be used in any county in California; however, a confidential marriage license must be used in the county in which the license was purchased.

To obtain a marriage license, you must be at least 18, have a valid picture identification, and a certified copy of dissolution if divorced within the last two years.

The fee for a regular marriage license is $67 and for a confidential license $69.

Marriage licenses may be obtained at the Norwalk office; branch offices in East Los Angeles, Florence-Firestone, Lancaster and Van Nuys; and courthouses in Beverly Hills, Catalina and Los Angeles (LAX Airport branch).

To obtain a license from the Norwalk office, you must be at the office
no later than 4 p.m. to process the application on the same day. Applications processed after 4 p.m. may be placed on "will-call pick-up" on the next business day. Call the branch office regarding the processing time at that location. For a list of the branch offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

MEDI-CAL
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

MEETING AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
(See Military and Veterans Affairs)
MENTAL HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF
ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS
Internet home page:
http://www.dmh.co.la.ca.us

Operates more than 40 program sites throughout the county and contracts with more than 350 community-based agencies and individuals as partners to provide a full spectrum of mental health services.

Provides a client-centered, family-focused, integrated mental health system with a commitment to local/neighborhood control and direction of services. Serves adults and older adults who are functionally disabled by severe and persistent mental illness as well as those who are low-income, uninsured and temporarily impaired or in situational crises. Also serves seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents who are diagnosed with a mental disorder.

ACCESS Information / Emergency Hotline
Toll-free 24-hour, 7 day triage and referral
Phone (800)854-7771
TDD: (562)651-2549

24 - hour triage and access to mental health services.

PATIENTS' RIGHTS
Phone (213)738-4888

Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall
Mental Health Unit (C)
16350 Filbert St., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818)364-2078

Dorothy Kirby Center Mental Health Unit (C) -
1500 S. McDonnell Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)981-4318

Mental Evaluation Team (A/C) -
(DMH - Sheriff M.E.T.)
Star Center. Rm. C103
11515 S. Colima Rd., Whittier 90506
Phone (562)903-7530

Northeast Family Mental Health Services (A) -
5321 Via Marisol Rd., Los Angeles 90042
Phone (323) 478-8200

Public Guardian (Mental Health) (A)
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-0515

Roybal Family Mental Health Service (C) -
2245 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)780-2316

Systemwide Mobile Assessment Response Team (A/C) -
(DMH-LAPD S.M.A.R.T.)
Parker Center, 150 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 485-4188

MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF

Administrative Office
1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213)744-4841
Internet home page:
http://dmva.co.la.ca.us

Patriotic Hall

Administers Patriotic Hall
a 10-story building with meeting rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, and banquet facilities available to the public.
Room Reservations (213) 744-4842

Veterans Services Division
Main Office
1816 S. Figueroa St., Rm. 201, Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213)744-4825 (Monday through Friday)
Counsels veterans, their dependents and survivors regarding federal and state benefits such as compensation, pension, education, medical, home loans, etc.

Provides referrals for veterans concerning alcohol/drug abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). Grants state college tuition and fee waivers to qualifying veterans' dependents. Assists with application for special vehicle veterans' license plates.

Field Offices

Lancaster -
335A E. Ave., K-6
Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4495 (Monday through Friday)

Rancho Dominguez -
17600 "B" Santa Fe Ave.
Rancho Dominguez 90221
Phone (310)761-2221 (Monday through Thursday)

West Covina -
1427 West Covina Pkwy., #100
West Covina 91790
Phone (626)813-3402 (Monday through Thursday noon)

Whittier -
8644 Norwalk Blvd.
Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 695-9040 (Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Los Angeles -
VA Outpatient Clinic
351 E. Temple St., Rm. B-307
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)253-2677 Ext. 4605 (Monday - Friday)

West Los Angeles -
VA Greater Los Angeles Comprehensive Homeless Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg. 216 - Rm. 116
Los Angeles 90073
Phone (310)478-3711 Ext. 48425 (Monday through Friday)

Sepulveda -
VA Outpatient Clinic
6111 Plummer St., Rm. B-114
Sepulveda 91343
Phone (818)891-7711 Ext. 9146 (Monday through Friday)

City of Industry
(Medi-Cal Long Term Care Only - No Walk-Ins)
17171 E. Gale Ave., City of Industry 91745
Phone (626)854-4844 (Monday through Friday)

Indigent Veterans Burials
1816 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213)744-4831

MISSING PERSONS

Sheriff -5747 Rickenbacker Rd., Commerce 90040
Phone (323)890-5602

MUSEUMS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
Phone (323)857-6000
TTY for hearing impaired (323)857-0098
Internet home page:
http://www.lacma.org

With a collection of 100,000 works spanning the history of art and the world's cultures, LACMA is considered the city's "cultural village green." The museum is located on Wilshire Boulevard, between downtown and the Pacific Ocean, near Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Since opening in 1965, the museum has physically expanded to the current configuration of six buildings. The Ahmanson Building houses the permanent collections of American art, Korean art, Chinese art, Costume and Textiles, Photography,Prints and Drawings, European art, South and Southeast Asian art, and Ancient and Islamic art. The Robert O. Anderson Building hosts modern and contemporary art as well as special exhibitions. LACMA's Latin American art is housed at LACMA West, and Japanese art is displayed in the Pavilion for Japanese Art. LACMA presents education programs that serve hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. A variety of tours (free with admission) are offered daily for school groups and the general public. The Boone Children's Gallery at LACMA West is designed to serve youngsters and families in an experimental, non-traditional space. In the 600-seat Leo S. Bing Theater, visitors enjoy lectures, films, concerts, and other educational events. Parking is located directly across from the museum's entrance at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. For people with disabilities, elevator access is located at the museum's main entrance, directly right of the fountain. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students with valid ID and senior citizens over 62, and $1 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children under 5 admitted free. The second Tuesday of each month is free for all.


Museum hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday noon - 8 p.m.; Friday noon - 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesday.

Closed: Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd. (in Exposition Park)
Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213)763-DINO
TTY: (213)743-4861
Internet home page:
http://www.nhm.org

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is a national leader in exhibitions, education and research.
Opened in 1913, the Natural History Museum exists to advance knowledge and to enable people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to understand and appreciate their natural and cultural heritage. More than 33 million specimens and artifacts covering 4.5 billion years of Earth history are found in the museum. Special exhibitions are featured quarterly and permanent collections include:

- Birds, chaparral and marine life
- Dinosaurs, fossils and other extinct animals
- Gems and minerals
- Native American and Pre-Columbian cultures
- North American, African and exotic mammal halls
- California, Southwest and American history
- Discovery Center
- Insect Zoo

The museum houses the Discovery Center, a 6,000 - square-foot interactive gallery that allows the public to learn about natural science and culture through discovery and exploration. Children of all ages can see live fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals; dig for fossils; investigate skulls and teeth of animals; and participate in free monthly "Family Funday" programs that feature hands-on craft activities.

The Ralph M. Parsons Insect Zoo is a unique zoo that features more than 30 live exhibits of insects and their relatives. The Insect Zoo also illustrates the impact that insects have had on art, history and human culture. A Traveling Insect Zoo is also available for schools, fairs and other requests. Both the Discovery Center and the Insect Zoo are located inside the museum and are open during museum operating hours.

The museum offers school tours, community outreach programs and children's programs such as "Adventures in Nature"; and offers monthly lectures and classes.

Hours: The museum is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Independence Day.

Admission: When there is a special exhibit on display, the admission fees are: $8 for adults, $5.50 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children 5-12. Museum members and children under 5 are free. Parking is available for $5.

Regular admission fees are: $6 for adults, $3.50 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children 5-12. Museum members and children under 5 are free. Parking is available for $5.

Groups of 10 or more can receive discounted rates by calling (213) 763-3218.

Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month.

Recorded Information: (213)763-DINO
Educational Programs: (213) 763-3534
Membership: (213)763-3426
School Tours: (213)763-3333

The Natural History Museum also operates two additional facilities, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the William S. Hart Museum.

Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire Blvd. (in Hancock Park)
Los Angeles 90036
Phone (323)934-PAGE
Internet home page:
http://www.tarpits.org

The Page Museum is located at the La Brea Tar Pits, one of the world's most famous fossil localities, recognized for having an unusually diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals.
Visitors learn about Los Angeles as it was between 10,000 and 40,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, when animals such as saber-toothed cats and mammoths roamed the Los Angeles Basin.

Many of the permanent exhibits are designed with children in mind: children are invited to test their strength against the pull of asphalt, and touch a massive leg bone of an extinct giant ground sloth. Through windows at the Fossil Preparation Laboratory, visitors can watch bones being cleaned and repaired. Outside the museum, the 23-acre of Hancock Park features observation pits and life replicas of some of the extinct mammals. The park is landscaped to include plants that were present during the last Ice Age.

Every summer (July - mid September) visitors can watch the annual excavation of fossils from Pit 91. The observation area is open free to the public.

Hours: The museum is open seven days a week: weekdays 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Independence Day.

Admission: $6 for adults, $3.50 for students and senior citizens, $2 for children 5-12. Museum members and children under 5 are free. Parking is available for $5.50.

Admission is free on the first Tuesday of each month.

Recorded Information: (323)934-PAGE
Educational Programs: (323) 857-6305
Membership: (213)763-3426
School Tours: (213)763-3333

William S. Hart Museum
24151 San Fernando Rd. (in Hart Park)
Newhall 91321
Phone (661)254-4584

Free tours available; groups must telephone for reservations. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The home of "Two Gun Bill," star and director of western films from the silent era, is displayed complete with personal effects and furnishings as well as his important collection of Native American artifacts and Western American art. Hart Park includes hiking trails, picnic areas, campground, and live animals, including a herd of bison.

MUSIC CENTER OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 972-7211 for ticket information
Internet home page: http://www.musiccenter.org

NAME CHANGE

Superior Court
(213) 974-5299

Mandatory Judicial Council forms are required for changing your name. To change your name by the court petition method, contact your local Superior Court clerk for the proper forms or print them from the Los Angeles County Superior Court website at http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/forms. You will need the Petition for Change of Name, Decree Changing Name and Order to Show Cause for Change of Name.

It is not necessary to obtain a court decree to change your name. Generally, you just start using the new name, and change every place where it appears - driver's license, bank records, Social Security, etc. However, it is illegal to change your name to hide your identity in order to commit a fraud (such as concealing the fact that you're a registered sex offender).

Women are not required to obtain an order in a divorce decree to restore their maiden names, though it may assist in keeping vital statistics straight.

Women do not need to petition for a name change upon marriage. The marriage certificate is recorded and provides any and all documentation needed to provide a record at the state and county level of the basis for the change of name. This is true whether the wife decides to adopt her husband's name, use a hyphenated name, or just keep her maiden name.

NARCOTICS TESTING UNIT

Probation Department -
Rio Hondo Office -
8240 S. Broadway Ave.
Whittier 90606
Phone (562)908-3119

Whittier Narrows Nature Center -
1000 N. Durfee Ave., South El Monte 91733
Phone (626)575-5523

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
(See Natural History Museum, La Brea Tar Pits and

Page Museum under "Museums")

NOTARY PUBLIC OATH AND BOND

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/clerk/notary.htm

Whether you are a new or renewing notary public, you may take oath and file your bond at the following offices of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk: 12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk
(562) 462-2177; or 335 A E. Ave. K-6, Lancaster (661) 723-4494; or 14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys (818)374-7191 or 11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Flr., Los Angeles (310)727-6142.

The fee is $25. There will be a small additional fee if the notary bond form does not comply with the existing recording law regarding form size and reservation of space.

NURSING HOMES

Licensing & Inspections:
Department of Health Services -
5555 Ferguson Dr.
Commerce 90022
Phone (323)869-8500

Nursing Home Information and Referral Service -
Department of Health Services -
5555 Ferguson Dr., Commerce 90022
Phone (800)934-8482 or (800)330-5993

An automated service designed to match patient needs with available nursing home and board - and - care services. Assists in the selection of a nursing home or board and care by providing information on more than 400 homes in Los Angeles County.

OMBUDSMAN, OFFICE OF

18411 Crenshaw Blvd., # 240
Torrance 90504
Phone (310)352-3700
(800) 801-0030
Fax: (310) 352-3704
Internet home page:
http://ombudsman.co.la.ca.us
E-mail: ombudla@co.la.ca.us

Responds to telephone, mail, e-mail and walk-in requests from individuals who have complaints involving Sheriff's Department and Office of Public Safety sworn and civilian personnel and other county departments as directed by the Board of Supervisors.

The department:

· Assists persons with complaints about County services;
· Determines the status of complaint investigations;
· Reviews unresolved or unsubstantiated complaint investigations to ensure thoroughness and objectivity;
· Selects a judge from the Judges Review Panel to review cases alleging the use of excessive force; and
· Provides prompt service and accurate referral information.

The Ombudsman is a neutral, independent Los Angeles County department.

ORDINANCES

Executive Office, Board of Supervisors -
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1426

PARAMEDICS

Dial 9-1-1 in all areas of the County. Familiarize yourself with the front pages of your telephone directory containing emergency services numbers. Make a record of them and keep it near your phone.

PARK-AND-RIDE LOT PROGRAM

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Administer and manage five County park-and-ride lots. These lots are located at the Acton/Vincent Grade Metrolink Station, the intersection of Fairplex Drive and Gillette Road in the City of Pomona (Fairplex Park and Ride Lot), the intersection of Via Verde and The Mall near the City of San Dimas (Via Verde Park and Ride Lot), the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Vineland Avenue in the San Fernando Valley area of the City of Los Angeles (Ventura Boulevard Park and Ride Lot), and the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Figueroa Street in the Wilmington area of the City of Los Angeles (Pacific Coast Highway Park and Ride Lot).

PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS
Parks and Recreation, Department of -
433 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213)738-2961
TTY: (213) 427-6118
Internet home page:
http://parks.co.la.ca.us

Parks and recreation centers are strategically located throughout the County - supplying local park needs in unincorporated County areas and several major regional facilities of Countywide interest. For information and/or reservations, call the telephone number listed below.

PARKS AND REGIONAL FACILITIES

Adventure Park -
10130 S. Gunn Ave., Whittier 90605
Phone (626) 333-1369 Information
(800)404-5888 Reservations

Alondra Park -
3850 W. Manhattan Beach Blvd., Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 965-8221 Information
(800)404-5888 Reservations

Amigo Park -
5700 S. Juarez Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (626) 333-1369 Information
(800)404-5888 Reservations

Apollo Park -
4555 W. Ave. G, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 259-1750 Information
(800)COPARKS Reservations

Arcadia Park -
405 S. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 961-6393 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Athens Park -
12603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles 90061
Phone (323) 586-6543 Information
(800)404-5888 Reservations

Atlantic Avenue Park -
570 Atlantic Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Belvedere Park -
4914 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

City Terrace Park -
1126 N. Hazard Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Eastside Eddie Heredia Boxing Club -
5127 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)260-2360 Information

Amelia Mayberry Park -
13201 E. Meyer Rd., Whittier 90605
Phone (626) 961-6393 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Mc Nees Park -
11590 Hadley St., Whittier 90606
Phone (626) 961-6393 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Eugene Obregon Park -
4021 E. First St., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Ruben F. Salazar Park -
3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90023
Phone (323)260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Saybrook Park -
6250 E. Northside Dr., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2360 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Sorensen Park -
11419 Rosehedge Dr., Whittier 90606
Phone (626) 961-6393 Information
(888)239-6700 Reservations

Ted Watkins Memorial Park -
1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles 90002
Phone (323) 586-6543 Information
(800)404-5888 Reservations

PATENT SEARCH

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
https://fyi.co.la.ca.us/bus/nasa/index.html

Offers, for a fee, a computerized preliminary patentability search designed to help inventors uncover "killer" or "knockout" patents at an early stage of the invention process. Searches cover all U.S. Patent records back to 1975 and include up to 50 patent abstracts. Full text patent delivery is available.

PATRIOTIC HALL
(See Military & Veterans Affairs)

PERMITS

Building:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
(626)458-3173 - building plan check
(626) 458-3180 - electrical plan check
(626) 458-3182 - mechanical plan check

Burial:
Mortuary Permits:
Health Services Department -
313 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 240-7816

Indigent Burial Permits:
Burial Unit
LAC+USC Medical Center
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 226-7161

Filming:
Los Angeles Film Office -
7083 Hollywood Blvd., 5th Flr., Hollywood 90028
Phone (323)957-1000

Fire:
Consolidated Fire Protection District -
1320 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063-3294
Phone (323) 890-4132

Flood Control:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Connections to facilities, phone (626)458-3129
Use of property, phone (626) 458-3129

Industrial Waste:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3517

Parade:
Contact local sheriff's station for unincorporated areas. No permits issued at sheriff's main office.

Pesticides:
(Licensing information and misuse of pesticides)
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626)575-5466

Public Health:
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626)430-5350

Road Use:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3129

- For moving of oversized or overweight loads
- Construction and excavation on public highways
- Painting house numbers on curbs
- Construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters

Tree Removal:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981

Underground Tanks:
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3517
Work, Juvenile:
(Call local school district)

PEST DETECTION
Phone (626)575-5472
Fax: (626) 350-7077

Maintains insect traps throughout Los Angeles County for the purpose of detecting certain serious agricultural and environmental pests such as Medfly and Japanese beetle.

PEST EXCLUSION
(Plant Shipments - Import/Export)
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
Pest Exclusion Section
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562)940-7803
Fax: (562)861-2828
Lomita - Phone (310)534-2770
Pacoima - Phone (818)686-1450

Inspects shipments of plant materials to ensure freedom of injurious pests which do not naturally occur in California.

PEST/INSECT IDENTIFICATION

Outdoor Pest / Insects
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
Plant Disease Identification
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-7236 or (562) 940-7234
Fax: (562)622-0717

Indoor / Health-Related Pests / Insects
Health Services Department -
Environmental Health Vector Control
2525 Corporate Pl., Suite 150
Monterey Park 91754
Phone (323)881-4046 (rodents)
(323)881-4092 (insects)

PESTS, VERTEBRATES
(Rodents, birds, predatory animals)
See Vertebrate Pests

PESTICIDES

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of - Pesticide Regulation Divisions (Agricultural / Structural)
Headquarters Office
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626)575-5466
Fax: (626)443-6652

Regulates the use and storage of pesticides, investigates pesticide-related illnesses, damage complaints, and worker safety violations. Provides information on Africanized honey bees, and red imported fire ants.

Antelope Valley -
Phone (661)723-4485
Fax: (661)948-1088

Los Angeles/East Los Angeles
Phone (213)488-9102

Pacoima -
12502 Van Nuys Blvd., # 111, Pacoima 91331
Phone (818)686-1450
Fax: (818)686-1454

South Bay - Lomita
Phone (310)534-2770 and (310)534-2771
Fax: (310)326-8862

South County -
Phone (562)940-7090

PROBATE

Superior Court (Central District)
111 N. Hill St., # 258, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-5471
Internet home page:
http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/probate
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Call your local Superior Court for days and times the Probate Office is available in each outlying district.)

Handles decedents' estates, trust proceedings, guardianship proceedings, conservatorship proceedings and minor's compromises.

To check to see if a probate action has been filed, you will need the decedent's full name and date of death. Call the index section at (213)974-5175. If a case has been opened in Los Angeles County, the index section will give you a case number and can tell you in which district the case is pending. With that case number, you can view the file where it is located.

Guardianship/Conservatorship Pro Per Assistance Program
Superior Court (Central District)
111 N. Hill St., # 252, Los Angeles 90012
Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Guardianship packet may be purchased in room 112.

PROBATION

Headquarters:
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-2531
Internet home page:
http://probation.co.la.ca.us/
E-mail: pic@probation.co.la.ca.us

Conducts investigations for the adult and juvenile courts and makes recommendations for sentencing. Supervises adults and juveniles placed on probation by the courts, assisting in collecting and disbursing restitution to victims, collecting fines, deterring recidivism, and enforcing orders of the courts. Provides secure detention for delinquent minors in juvenile halls and control and rehabilitation programs in camps.

BUREAUS

Adult Field Services
(562)940-2511

Adult Special Services Bureau
(562)940-2508

Juvenile Field Services
(562)940-2506

Juvenile Special Services
(562)940-2560

Detention Services (Juvenile Halls)
(562)940-2503

Residential Treatment Services (Camps)
(562)940-2694

Administrative Services
(562)940-2516

Communications
(562)940-2858

Ancillary Services
(562) 940-2591

Adult Field Services, Juvenile Field Services, Detention Services, Residential Treatment Services, Administrative Services and Ancillary Services Bureaus are located at Downey headquarters.

(Residential Treatment Services Bureau)

Dorothy Kirby Center -
1500 S. McDonnell Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)981-4301

Central Juvenile Hall -
1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323)226-8611

Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall -
7285 Quill Dr., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-8681

Intake and Detention Control/Intercept
1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323)226-8511

Field Services Bureau
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-2511 (Adult)
Phone (562)940-2506 (Juvenile)

Central Placement -
1605 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323)226-8886

Centinela Regional Placement -
1330 W. Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323)418-3106

East Los Angeles Regional Placement -
144 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)780-2185

Central Adult Investigations -
320 W. Temple St., Rm. 180, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-9331

East Los Angeles Area Office -
144 S. Fetterly Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323)780-2185

David Kenyon Juvenile Justice Center -
7625 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323)586-6091

Narcotic Testing Office
8240 S. Broadway, Whittier 90606
Phone (562)908-3119

Northeast Juvenile Justice Center -
1601 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323)226-8765

Pretrial Services
500 Shatto Pl., Suite 600, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213)351-5171

Rio Hondo Area Office -
8240 S. Broadway Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562)908-3119

Riverview Area Office -
12310 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626)579-8500

San Gabriel Valley Area Office -
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Suite 302, El Monte 91731
Phone (626)575-4059

Santa Monica Area Office -
1725 Main St., Santa Monica 90401
Phone (310)260-3525

South Central Area Office -
200 W. Compton Blvd., Suite 300, Compton 90221
Phone (310)603-7311

Specialized Gang Supervision Program/SGSP -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-2533

Office of Prevention Services (OPS)
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-2719 / (562)940-2663

Van Nuys Area Office
14540 Haynes St., Van Nuys 91411
Phone (818)373-8114

Work Furlough and Parole -
Alhambra Sub-Office
200 W. Woodward Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626)308-5542

PROCESS SERVERS

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Business Filings and Registration Unit
P.O. Box 53592
Los Angeles 90053-0592
Phone (562)462-2177

Contact for information on becoming a process server.

PRODUCE AND EGG QUALITY
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
Pest Exclusion & Produce Quality Bureau
11012 S. Garfield Ave.
South Gate 90280
Phone (562)940-7803
Fax: (562)861-2828
Los Angeles (Market Field Office)
1320 E. Olympic Blvd., Rm. 216, Los Angeles 90021
Phone (562)940-7803

PROPERTY OWNERSHIP
Phone (213)974-3211
Phone (888)807-2111 (Property Tax Information Line Toll -free)
Internet home page:
http://assessor.co.la.ca.us
E-mail: assessor@co.la.ca.us

The Office of Assessor maintains the property assessment roll, which lists the assessee (normally the property owner). The roll may be inspected by the public at the main office or regional offices. This information, except for property owner name, is also available on the assessor's website at http://assessor.co.la.ca.us. For a list of the offices, see "Assessor".

To determine the owner of a property, you may inquire by phone, e-mail or at one of the Assessor's offices.

When transferring ownership of real property from one person to another, a deed must be filed that includes a parcel number and a legal description of the property.

When transferring property, a preliminary change of ownership form is required. These forms are available at the main office of the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk in Norwalk, at all Assessor's offices, and on the assessor's website.

PROPERTY RECORDS RESEARCH

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
https://fyi.co.la.ca.us/bus/property/index.html

Offers, for a fee, access to the complete real property records database for Los Angeles County and all other California counties, plus property records from most other states. Locates individual properties by dozens of different searches, including owner's name, street address, assessor's parcel number (APN), telephone number, and mailing address. Builds a list of properties that match requested criteria -- for example, owner-occupied properties in a city, a list of properties within a half mile radius of a particular address, or a list of single family homes with assessed valuations greater than $600,000.

In addition to the basic property data, databases include assessor maps for Los Angeles County property. Most reports can be prepared within 30 minutes during regular business hours. Reports can be delivered by mail, fax, e-mail, or direct file transfer.

PROPERTY TAXES
(See Assessor for questions about assessed values.)
(See Taxes or Treasurer-Tax Collector for payment of tax bills.)
(See Auditor-Controller for Direct Assessment Agency Information.)

PROTOCOL OFFICE

Chief Administrative Office
375 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1307
Fax: (213)621-2084

Promotes Los Angeles County as a hospitable destination for international business and tourism by:
-Advising the Board of Supervisors on international protocol.
-Planning appropriate hospitality and itineraries for visiting international dignitaries (i.e. presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens, cabinet ministers, elected officials, ambassadors and members of royal families) on behalf of the Board of Supervisors.
-Serving as liaison with the Consular Corps (representatives of foreign governments with local offices) and foreign trade representatives.
-Providing information about international protocol, business and social customs, flag etiquette, gift giving, etc. to the Board of Supervisors, County departments, businesses and corporations and the general public.

PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES

Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson St., Torrance 90509
Phone (310)222-3144

Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center-
Augustus Hawkins Mental Health Center-CEU-
1720 E. 120th St., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (310)668-4326

Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center -
1200 N. State St., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323)226-7085

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
Psychiatric Emergency Room
14445 Olive View Dr., Sylmar 91342
Phone (818)364-4340

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR

Treasurer-Tax Collector -
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., 9th Flr.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-0515

Conducts investigations of decedents who resided or had property in Los Angeles County where no executor, legatee, or heir has sought to administer the estate; manages the estates of decedents when appointed by the Court.

PUBLIC DEFENDER

19-513 Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center
210 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2811
TDD: (800)801-5551
Internet home page:
http://pd.co.la.ca.us

Provides legal representation to all persons, including juveniles, who are financially unable to employ counsel in criminal proceedings. Services which may be requested by a defendant or ordered by a court include representation in criminal, juvenile mental health and certain civil proceedings triable in the Superior Court. Limited appellate representation in the state and federal court system may also be provided while the public defender is representing the defendant in the trial court.

PUBLIC GUARDIAN

Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0515

Investigates the need for conservatorships of individuals incapable of managing their own affairs. Administers the estates and arranges care for the individuals after authority has been received by the court. Administered by the Department of Mental Health.

G.E.N.E.S.I.S
Older Adult Programs

550 S. Vermont Ave., 6th Flr. Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 351-7284

PRIVATE CONSERVATOR LIASION
Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0549

PUBLIC GUARDIAN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
(See Public Guardian)

PUBLIC RECORD RESEARCH

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
https://fyi.co.la.ca.us/bus/public/index.html

Offers for nominal fee access to a broad selection of public records information, including real property ownership, civil and criminal court records, bankruptcy filings, business and corporate filings, and drivers license records. Data available for most areas in the United States. The specialized People Locator Services helps locate individuals by name alone.

PUBLIC SAFETY, OFFICE OF

375 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (800) 782-4070 (For comments regarding service)
Fax: (213)620-7141
Internet home page:
http://ops.co.la.ca.us

Provides policy and security services to the County's parks and recreational facilities, hospitals and health clinics, mental health facilities and other County properties.

PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, COMMISSION FOR

12860 Crossroads Pkwy. South
City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 908-8669
Internet home page:
http://www.ladpss.org
(listed under "About DPSS" and "Related Sites")

Examines and evaluates the programs and operations of the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the department on a broad range of public welfare issues. The 15-member body of private citizens is appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF

12860 Crossroads Pkwy. South
City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 908-8400
Phone (562) 908-8454 - public information
TTY: (562)908-6650
Internet home page:
http://www.ladpss.org

Provides financial, employment, and health related assistance to residents of Los Angeles County. Programs and services include California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), which provides temporary financial assistance and L.A.GAIN employment services to families with children; Cal-Learn, a CalWORKs program for pregnant and parenting teens; and General Relief (GR), which provides temporary assistance and work opportunities to indigent adults. DPSS programs also include Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI), Child Medi-Cal Enrollment Project (CMEP), Healthy Families and In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS).

Telephone Directory:
INFORMATION LINE of Los Angeles* 800- 339-6993
Public HELP Line 877- 481-1044
CalWORKs 888- 393-5327
Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants 877- 481-1044
Child Care Hotline 877- 244-5399

Child Medi-Cal Enrollment Project 626- 854-4785
Child Support Hotline - Statewide 800- 615-8858
Disaster Services 800- 980-4990
Fraud Hotline 323-777-4959
General Relief 877-481-1044
General Relief Opportunities for Work 877- 481-1044
Healthy Families 888- 747-1222
In-Home Supportive Services (application line) 888 -944-IHSS
In-Home Supportive Services Ombudsman 888- 678-IHSS
Long Term Care Ombudsman 800-231-4024
Medi-Cal 877- 597-4777
Toy Loan Program Coordinator 213- 744-4344

*For referral to emergency food, shelter, legal services and other needs.
Business hours at all Department of Public Social Services district offices are
Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CW=CalWORKs, FS=Food Stamps, GR=General Relief, MC=Medi-Cal. Belvedere District (CW, FS, MC)
5445 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles 90022
Help Line (323)727-4542

Civic Center District (GR, FS, MC)
813 E. 4th Pl., Los Angeles 90013
Help Line (213)974-0222

Lincoln Heights District (CW, FS, MC)
4077 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90032
Help Line (323)226-7944

Metro East District (CW, GR, FS)
2855 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90023
Help Line (323)260-2137

Metro Family District (CW)
2615 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90007
Help Line (213)744-6624

Metro North District (CW, FS, MC)
2601 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90057
Help Line (213)639-5176

Rancho Park District (GR, FS, MC)
11110 Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles 90064
Help Line (310)481-4018

West Los Angeles District (CW, FS, MC)
11390 W. Olympic, Los Angeles 90064
Help Line (310)312-5248

Wilshire Special District (GR, FS, MC)
2415 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90057
Help Line (213)738-4505

PUBLIC WORKS, DEPARTMENT OF

900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-5100
Fax: (626)289-7481
TDD: (626)282-7829
Internet home page:
http://ladpw.org
www.888cleanla.com

Public Works services include planning, engineering, design, construction, operation, and/or maintenance of roads, highways,
bridges, flood control facilities, water conservation programs, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, airports, capital projects, and regulatory and ministerial programs, such as hazardous and solid waste, land development, and other activities for the County of Los Angeles and contract cities.

Waste Management Functions:
Backyard Composting - (888) CLEAN LA
Business Recycling - (888) CLEAN LA
Curbside Recycling - (888) CLEAN LA
Garbage Disposal Districts - (800) 404-4487
Household Hazardous Waste - (888) CLEAN LA
Industrial Waste Disposal Permit - (626) 458-3517
Landfill Disposal - (626) 458-3562
Public Education and Environmental Affairs - (626) 458-5975
Underground Tanks - (626) 458-3510
Used Oil Centers - (888) CLEAN LA
Waste Tire Disposal Centers -
(888) CLEAN LA

PURCHASING

Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-2650

Provides centralized purchasing services as mandated by County Charter for County of Los Angeles departments. Manages countywide acquisition of materials and supplies and oversees the countywide procurement and materials management process.

An Internet website is available for on-line vendor registration. Vendors are asked to register and list the types of commodities or services they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is http://camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following Internet website: http://isd.co.la.ca.us/pcs/purchasing/bids/pcslistb.cfm

QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION

Rm. 565, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1361
Fax: (213)626-3890

The 17-member Quality and Productivity Commission was established in 1981 by the County Board of Supervisors to provide oversight and support of programs that enhance cost savings and delivery of services to the citizens of Los Angeles County. To ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of these policies and programs, the commission consults closely with the Board of Supervisors and the County's chief administrative officer, and works in conjunction with its implementing partner, the Quality and Productivity Managers Network, comprised of representatives from every County department.

RABIES VACCINATION PROGRAM

Department of Animal Care and Control (Headquarters) -
11258 S. Garfield
Downey 90242
Phone (562)940-6898

Anti-rabies vaccine clinics held during the year at various sites throughout Los Angeles County during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Please call (562)948-2211 for a recorded message of various times and days or contact your local animal shelter.

RAINFALL AND RUNOFF RECORDS

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6583 runoff
(626)458-6169 rainfall

Rain damage - repair of damaged and washed out roadways
Phone (800) 675-4357

REAL ESTATE FRAUD AND INFORMATION PROGRAM
(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

REAL ESTATE SEARCHES

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2207
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2133
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net/recorder/realestate.htm

Real estate records for Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by name and year the document was recorded. You may search the indexes in person between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, except holidays.

For written requests provide title of the document, names listed on the document; and year the document was recorded.

If you do not know the exact year the document was recorded, you must give the years you want searched. The search fee is 50 cents per name, per year searched, $1 minimum. Make check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. The search fee is non-refundable. A "no record statement" will be issued if no record is found. Send request and fee to: Los Angeles Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk, Real Estate Records, P.O. Box 53195, Los Angeles, CA 90053-0195.

Telephone requests for searches of real estate indexes are not accepted.

RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk 90650
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net

Records, maintains and issues copies of records of real estate transactions, births, deaths, and marriages in Los Angeles County. Maintains filings of fictitious business name statements, performs civil marriage ceremonies, administers notary public oaths and authenticates notary signatures.

Services: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Room 1002
(562) 462-2137
Real Estate Recording Procedures, Room 1007
(562) 462-2125
Real Estate Records Copies, Room 2207
(562) 462-2133
Transfer Tax
(562) 462-2125
Business Filings & Registration, Room 1007
(562) 462-2177

Branch offices issue birth abstracts copies for births from 1964 to 1997. Issues full copies of birth, death and marriage from 1997- present. Accepts requests for real estate records to be mailed from Norwalk office. Lancaster, LAX Airport and Van Nuys district offices accept real estate documents for recording.

For a list of branch offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

RECYCLING

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331

HOTLINE:
(888)CLEANLA
(888)253-2652

REGIONAL PLANNING,DEPARTMENT OF
Rm. 1360, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Internet home page:
http://planning.co.la.ca.us

Phone:
General information (213) 974-6411
Zoning violations (213) 974-6453
Subdivision violations (213)974-6458
(213)974-6459
County Connect Line (888)924-4357

From Antelope Valley to L.A. offices
use toll free (661) 272-0964
TDD: (213) 617-2292

Para informacion en espanol
(213) 974-6466

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Public counter hours: Phone inquiries 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; walk-ins 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed Fridays.

Establishes and maintains a continuing comprehensive long range process for the physical, social, and economic development of the County; prepares and maintains area and community plans and administers the County's subdivision and zoning ordinances; develops and maintains a base of information on housing and demographic
conditions in the County; and develops programs to encourage effectuation of the County's General Plan.

Regional Planning Commission
Rm. 170, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-6409

REGISTRAR-RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK DISTRICT OFFICES

Avalon Branch Office
Justice Court City Hall Annex
Avalon 90704
Phone (310) 510-0026
Hours: By appointment (marriage licenses only)

Beverly Hills Branch Office
9255 Burton Way, 1st Flr.
Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310)288-1261
Hours: Tues. - Thurs., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(marriage licenses only)

Florence-Firestone Branch Office
7807 South Compton Ave., Rm. 215
Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323)586-6192
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lancaster Branch Office
335-A E. Ave. K-6
Lancaster 93535-4404
Phone (661)723-4494
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LAX Airport Branch Court
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Floor
Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310)727-6142
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Branch Office
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles 90022-1208
Phone (323)260-2991
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Van Nuys Branch Office
14340 W. Sylvan St.
Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818)374-7176 (birth, death, marriage info)
Phone (818)374-7191 (business filings and registration, document recording)
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
Main Office
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1024
Norwalk 90651-1024
Phone (562)466-1310
TDD: (562)462-2259
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net

Information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements.

Issues and accepts voter registration forms and absentee voter applications. Provides public officials roster, voter guides, polling place locations.

For a list of branch offices, See "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

RESEARCH

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
https://fyi.co.la.ca.us/bus/research/index.html

Provides, for a fee, comprehensive research services in all subject areas. All research projects include a written report summarizing findings and including copies of relevant articles, search results, and other information depending on the nature of the project.

RESUME SERVICES

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093
Internet home page:
https://fyi.co.la.ca.us/bus/resume/index.html
Offers, for a fee, resume and employer research services, including preparation, identifying employers that meet selected criteria, and providing information about individual companies.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant owners and managers may report suspected fraud by county restaurant inspectors by calling toll-free (800) 490-0014.

RETIREMENT – COUNTY EMPLOYEES
(See Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association)

ROADS
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works maintains more than 3,000 miles of major roads and local streets in unincorporated areas and more than 1,500 miles in 22 cities. To report roadway problems requiring immediate attention, call (800) 675-4357. To report potholes in roadways, log onto
http://ladpw.org/general/dpwrequest

Freeways and highways are maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) http://www.dot.ca.gov

ROADSIDE TREES
(See Trees, Roadside)

SANITATION COMPLAINTS

Health Services Department -
Environmental Health -
5050 Commerce Dr.
Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626)430-5280

SANITATION DISTRICTS

1955 Workman Mill Rd.
Whittier 90601
P.O. Box 4998
Whittier 90607
Phone (562)699-7411 or (323) 685-5217
Internet home page:
http://www.lacsd.org

Household Hazardous Waste Recording
(800) 238-0172

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Sanitation Districts) are a confederation of 25 independent special districts which serve the wastewater and solid waste management needs of about 5.4 million people in Los Angeles County. The service area covers approximately 800 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within Los Angeles County. The Sanitation Districts construct, operate, and maintain facilities to collect, treat, and dispose of sewage and industrial wastes and provide for management of solid wastes, including disposal, transfer operations and materials recovery. Local sewers and laterals which connect to the districts' trunk sewer lines are the responsibility of the local jurisdictions, as is the collection of solid wastes.

The agency has one administrative staff, but each district has a separate board of directors consisting of the mayors of the local jurisdictions located within that district. The chair of the County Board of Supervisors represents county unincorporated territory.

The agency's 1,300 miles of main trunk sewers and 11 wastewater treatment plants convey and treat approximately 530 million gallons per day (mgd), 190 mgd of which are available for reuse in the dry Southern California climate. Three active sanitary landfills handle approximately 22,000 tons per day (tpd) (approximately half the Countywide disposal capacity), of which 14,000 tpd are disposed of and 8,000 tpd are recycled. The agency also operates three gas-to-energy facilities, two recycle centers, two transfer/materials recovery facilities, and participates in the operation of two refuse-to-energy facilities.

SCANNER VIOLATIONS, BUSINESSES

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, Department of
Phone: (800) 665-2900, information or complaints Internet:
http://acwm.co.la.ca.us/scripts/attscan.htm

Conducts price verification inspections at retail locations to confirm that prices charged are the same as those posted or advertised. Posts on its website a list of businesses which have been penalized or fined as a result of price accuracy violations.
Requires businesses to display a notice informing consumers that they are entitled to the lowest advertised or posted price. The notices must be clearly visible at all point-of-sale stations. Businesses needing notices or more information may call (562) 940-8924 or e-mail: scanners@acwm.co.la.ca.us

SCIENCE MUSEUMS & PROGRAMS
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

SCUBA CERTIFICATION

Parks and Recreation Department
Underwater Unit
Phone (310)965-8258

Maintains records of those who have received SCUBA certification in Los Angeles County. Replaces lost, damaged or stolen cards. Offers, in conjunction with the Underwater Instructors Association, a selection of courses for certification ranging from entry level to instructor.

SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAMS
Community and Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Flr.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (800)510-2020

Provides case management, employment (second careers), health services, information and referral, in-home services, legal services, and congregate and home-delivered meals services.

SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICE CENTERS
(See Community and Senior Services)

SEWER MAINTENANCE DISTRICTS

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)300-3381

Assessment included on property tax statement.

SHERIFF

Sheriff's Department Headquarters
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park 91754-2169
Phone (323)526-5541
TDD: business (323)267-6669
TDD: emergency 9-1-1
Complaint Line (800)698-8255
Internet home page:
http://lasd.org

East Los Angeles -
5019 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 264-4151

Sheriff's Dept. Harbor Patrol Emergency -
Marina del Rey, Phone (310) 823-7762 and
VHF Channel 16

Industry -
150 N. Hudson Ave., City of Industry 91744
Phone (626) 330-3322 or (909)595-3649

Norwalk -
12335 Civic Center Dr., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 863-8711

Pico Rivera -
6631 S. Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera 90660
Phone (562) 949-2421

SHERIFF, EXCESSIVE FORCE COMPLAINTS
(See Ombudsman, Office of)

SIDEWALKS, CURBS AND GUTTERS

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3126

Information available regarding the construction of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and the necessary permits.

SMALL CLAIMS COURT

Internet home page: http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org/smallclaims

Handles claims for $5,000 and less. Parties may ask a lawyer for advice before going to court, but may not have a lawyer in court.

County Courthouse -
110 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-5693

SMALL CLAIMS COURT ADVISOR PROGRAM

(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

SMOG CONTROL
(See Air Quality)

STREET LIGHT DIRECT ASSESSMENTS
(See Direct Assessments)

STREET LIGHT INSTALLATION

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-4708

STREET LIGHT, SIGNALS OR SIGNS

Maintenance:
Public Works, Department of -
1525 Alcazar St.
Los Angeles 90033
Phone (626) 458-1722

STREET MAINTENANCE
Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra, 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981
STREET NAMING

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-7362

SUPERIOR COURTS

Internet website: http://www.lasuperiorcourt.org

Central Civil West
600 S. Commonwealth, Rm. 314, Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213)351-8741 (civil cases)

Central District:

Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012-3117
Phone (213) 974-5411

Stanley Mosk Courthouse
INFORMATION

Appellate
(213) 974-5791
Arbitration
(213) 974-5425
Attorney, Expert and Witness Payments
(213) 974-6005
Bail Refunds
(213)974-6002

Central Arraignment Courts
(213) 974-6067
Child Custody Evaluation
(213) 893-2096
Child Custody/Visitation
(213) 974-5524
Civil Appeals/Transfers
(213) 974-6135
Civil Filings
(213) 974-6135
Civil Register of Actions
(213) 974-6135
Civil Trial Settings
(213) 974-6135
Court Coordinator - Criminal
(213) 974-5511
Court Information - Civil (Recording)
(213) 974-5411
Criminal Information
(213) 974-6141 or(213) 974-6535
Defaults Information
(213) 974-6135
Family Law Facilitator's Office
(213) 974-5004 Information - General.........................(213) 893-0129 or (213) 893-2930
Judgment Debtor Examination
(213) 974-6135
To make reservations
(213) 974-6129 or (213) 974-6140
Jury Assignment
(213) 974-5811
Jury/Sanctions
(213) 974-7152
Jury Services Telephone Center
(800) 778-5879
Living Trust Rm. 102
(213) 974-5195
Other Functions
(213) 974-5411
Post Judgments
(213) 974-6135
Public Information Officer
(213) 974-5227
Public Affairs
(213) 974-1293
Small Claims Information
(213) 974-6135
Traffic Information
(24-hour message) (213) 742-1884
TTY Hearing Impaired
(888)354-0441
Unlawful Detainer and Civil Motions
(213) 974-6129 or (213) 974-6140
Volunteers
(213) 974-6974
Wills
(213) 974-5230

Central Arraignment Courts
429 Bauchet St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-6075

East Los Angeles
214 S. Fetterly, Los Angeles 90022
Civil (323)780-2017
Criminal (323)780-2025
Small Claims (323)780-2012
Traffic (323)780-2086

Metropolitan
1945 S. Hill St., Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-4004
Traffic (213)742-1884
Parking Tickets (800)482-5387
215 W. 6th St., # 1200 Los Angeles 90014

Northeast District:

Alhambra
150 W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626) 308-5507
Public (626)308-5309

Southeast District:

Huntington Park
6548 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255
Civil (323) 586-6365
Criminal (323)586-6362
Small Claims (323)586-6359
Traffic (323)586-6355

Norwalk
12720 Norwalk Blvd., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 807-7266

Whittier
7339 S. Painter Ave., Whittier 90602
Civil/Small Claims (562) 907-3122
Criminal (562)907-3113
Traffic (562)907-3134

West Los Angeles
1633 Purdue Ave., Los Angeles 90025
Civil (310) 914-7477
Criminal (310)914-6545

SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICTS
To find the supervisorial district in which your home or business is located, please go to
http://polling2.co.la.ca.us/district/ on the Internet and type in your address. This site also lists other governmental districts representing your area.

SURPLUS GOODS SALES AND DONATIONS
Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave.
Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323)267-2578
Provides guidance over the processes to sell or donate County surplus goods in accordance with County and state government codes. Establishes agreements with County contract auctioneers for surplus sales, and confirms the qualifications of potential surplus goods donees (non-profit organizations and public agencies) following formal referral from the Board of Supervisors.
The following website provides information on County surplus goods, such as office furniture, computers, computer systems, equipment and jewelry:
http://isd.co.la.ca.us/pcs/surplus/scripts/sursale.cfm

TAXES

Business Tax on Landfills -
(Unincorporated areas only)
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
222 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-7991

Secured Property Tax -
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 130, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2111

Real estate property tax bills are mailed in October and may include personal property taxes. The first installment is due November 1 and becomes delinquent if payment is not received by 5 p.m. or postmarked by December 10. The second installment is due February 1 and delinquent if payment is not received by 5 p.m. or postmarked by April 10. Taxpayers may use their MasterCard or VISA to pay property taxes by telephone. Call (888) 473-0835.
A service fee will be charged by the third party vendor to utilize this service and a processing fee will be charged for any credit card payment that is dishonored or reversed for any reason.

Information System (PROPTAX)
- Phone (213) 974-2111 or (888) 807-2111

Property tax information is provided to taxpayers through the use of recorded information tapes and is available on a seven-day, 24-hour basis. The system also will record requests for substitute and delinquent tax bills. The system is designed for use with touch-tone telephones; taxpayers with rotary telephones may also obtain information by speaking with an operator during normal business hours.

Unsecured Property Tax -
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 160, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-7935

Personal property tax bills are mailed beginning the first Monday in March of each year continuing through June and are payable upon receipt. They become delinquent at 5 p.m., August 31.

Utility User Tax -
(Unincorporated areas only)
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
222 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-7991

Utility User Tax Senior Citizens Exceptions -
(Unincorporated areas only)
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Rm. 461, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
222 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)893-7991

Refunds of Property Taxes
Auditor-Controller - Tax Division
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. 153, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-8368
Fax: (213) 617-0592

Property Tax Payment Plans
Treasurer-Tax Collector
First Floor Lobby
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2111

TOXICOLOGY LABORATORY

(See Environmental Toxicology Laboratory)

TOY LOAN PROGRAM
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

TRADEMARK RESEARCH

FYI, Public Library
(800) 582-1093

Offers, for a fee, a complete line of trademark and company name search services.

TRAFFIC CONTROLS

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4709

Information available concerning traffic signs, stripings, curb markings, and traffic counts.

TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

(Unincorporated Areas Only)

Treasurer-Tax Collector -
222 N. Grand Ave., Rm. 461
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 893-7991

TRANSIT OPERATIONS

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3968

Administers and manages public transit services, such as shuttle buses and dial-a-ride services, within local unincorporated areas.

TRASH PICKUP
Public Works, Department of -
County Garbage Disposal Districts -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (800)404-4487

TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR
Rm. 437, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-2101
Internet home page:
http://ttax.co.la.ca.us/

Administers and manages the County treasury, providing for the collection, custody and investment of all County general, trust, school, and special district funds; bills and collects current and delinquent real (secured) property taxes, personal (unsecured) property taxes; bills and collects transient occupancy taxes for unincorporated areas of the County; issues and collects fees required under Los Angeles County business and public health licensing ordinances; collects monies owed the County for certain debts arising from the receipt of services provided through County resources.

Also serves as the public administrator. Conducts investigations of decedents who resided or had property in Los Angeles County where no executor, legatee, or heir has sought to administer the estate; manages the estates of decedents when appointed by the Court. (See listing under Taxes Collections Licenses Public Administrator or Auctions.

TREES, ROADSIDE

Public Works, Department of
Maintenance Division -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-3981

Will remove or trim dead or seriously diseased roadside trees or those which are unsafe or an obstruction to traffic.
The parkway is public property. If you wish to remove a tree for other reasons or plant a tree in unincorporated areas, you must first obtain a permit from this office.

Vegetation control (road right of way) - clear, cut, spray herbicide.
Phone (626)458-3981

UNDERGROUND TANKS
(See Permits)

VERTEBRATE PESTS
(Rodents, birds, predatory animals)
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
Pest Management Division
12300 Lower Azusa Rd.
Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5462
Antelope Valley - (661) 723-4485

VETERANS ADVISORY COMMISSION

1816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles 90015
Phone (213) 744-4827

Formed in 1973 to study, advise, and recommend to the Board of Supervisors on special problems relating to veterans within the County. Composed of ten veterans appointed by the Board of Supervisors and meets the second Wednesday of each month at Patriotic Hall.

VETERANS COUNSELING SERVICES
(See Military & Veterans Affairs)

VETERINARY SERVICES

County Veterinarian, Health Services Department
3834 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles 90062
Phone (323) 730-3720

VOLUNTEER / INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Chief Administrative Office, Volunteer Programs
(213) 974-2466

Consumer Affairs, Volunteer / Internship Program
(213) 974-9740

Human Resources (CBEEP), Internship Programs
(213) 974-1767

VOTER FRAUD HOTLINE
Phone: (800) 815-2666

VOTING

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk -
Election Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy.
Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 466-1310
Internet home page:
http://lavote.net

Requirements for registering to vote:

You may register to vote if you are a citizen of the United States, will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the next election, and are not in prison or on parole for a felony violation.

Information on elections, voter registration, absentee ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements.

Registering to vote - (800) 815-2666 option 5

Voter Registration/Sample Ballot Inquiries - (562) 466-1323

Absentee Ballots - (562) 466-1323

Election Information - (562) 466-1310

Precinct Officers/Polls - (562) 466-1373

Candidate Nomination Procedures - (562) 462-2317

Campaign Disclosure - (562) 462-2339

Voter Fraud Hotline - (800) 815-2666 (option 6)

Voter Registration Request Line (24 hours, seven days)

Multilingual - (800) 481-VOTE

TTY (Hearing Impaired) -(562) 462-2259

Re-registration:
If you have moved, changed your name or wish to change your political party affiliation you must re-register.

When to register:
Eligibility to vote in an upcoming election requires that a person be registered 15 days prior to the date of the election.

Where to register:
Registration-by-mail forms are available throughout Los Angeles County, including most County buildings, city halls, fire stations,
libraries, state motor vehicle offices, public assistance offices (DPSS, WIC), banks and post offices. For information, call the Registrar of Voters at (800) 815-2666 weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or the Voter Registration Request Line (800) 481-VOTE , 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a registration - by-mail form.

Primary Election Day: For gubernatorial elections, legislation pending at time of publication.

The presidential primary shall be held on the first Tuesday in March in any year evenly divisible by the number four.

General Election Day: Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

WATER QUALITY (STORM WATER)

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-4304

WATER RESOURCES

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626)458-6162

WATERWORKS DISTRICT

Public Works, Department of -
900 S. Fremont Ave.
Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 306-3306

WEED ABATEMENT

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Department of -
Weed Abatement Division
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006-5872
Phone (626) 575-5484 and (626) 575-5462
Antelope Valley Area (661) 723-4485

WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
11012 Garfield Ave.
South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 940-8916 (information)
(562) 940-8911 (complaint number - gas stations, scales, meters)
(562) 940-8931 (lab)
(800)665-2900 (scanner complaints)

Inspects accuracy of all scales and meters used in trade throughout the County; also inspects packages at the wholesale and retail levels for accurate labeling; and investigates complaints regarding same. Certification for mass and volume available.

WELFARE FRAUD HOTLINE

Phone (323) 777-4959 WELFARE PROGRAMS
(See Public Social Services, Department of)

WILLS

Superior Court
Phone (213)974-5230 - information
Phone (213) 974-5171 - index
Wills are written to direct how a person's property should be distributed after he or she dies. California's Probate Code Sec. 6100 et. seq. governs wills and their execution. The Probate Code is available in libraries, many legal self-help manuals, and on the Internet at http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/calaw.html

A will must be filed with the probate court within 30 days of notification of the will-maker's death. To learn whether a probate case has been filed or to obtain a case number, parties may search the case index or call (213)974-5171 and provide the decedent's full name and date of death. Once a case number is obtained, it is possible to monitor a case via the court's website, www.lasuperiorcourt.org, or by reviewing a case file in the courthouse where it is stored.

WOMEN, COMMISSION FOR
Rm. 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213)974-1455
Internet hompage:
http://www.laccw.org
E-mail: laccw@bos.co.la.ca.us

Advises the Board of Supervisors
and county agencies on issues impacting the status, health and welfare of women, seeking to eradicate prejudice and discrimination based on gender, marital status and sexual orientation; recommends legislation and policies promoting equal rights and improved quality of life for women; researches and investigates conditions which allegedly discriminate against women; facilitates communication between County departments, community groups and organizations on programs and issues affecting women. The commission extensively outreaches to the community to support, promote and advocate programs and issues of significant priority to women. To volunteer for the commission's projects, please contact the commission's office.

WORKERS COMPENSATION
Chief Administrative Office
3333 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213)738-2269 (Workers Compensation)
(For County employee-related issues only)

ZONING INFORMATION
Regional Planning Department -
Land Development Coordinating Center
Rm. 1360, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6411
Fax: (213) 626-0434
Internet home page:
http://planning.co.la.ca.us
E-mail: zoningldcc@planning.co.la.ca.us

Phone Inquiries: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Walk-ins 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed Fridays.

Field Offices:
East Los Angeles
5119 E. Beverly Blvd.
East Los Angeles 90022
Thursday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

South Whittier
13523 Telegraph Rd.
Whittier 90605
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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