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Public Works, Department of

900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-5100
24-hour dispatch: (800) 675-4357
Fax: (626) 289-7481
TDD: (626) 282-7829
Website: dpw.lacounty.gov 
Contact Public Works: dpw.lacounty.gov/General/Contact.cfm
Business services online: dpw.lacounty.gov/prg/business/index.cfm
E-mail: info@dpw.lacounty.gov
Mobile friendly website: m.dpw.lacounty.gov
Press Room: dpw.lacounty.gov/prg/pressroom/
iPhone App: www.dpw.lacounty.gov/theworks

Called “The Works”, the free iPhone application allows users to request and track pothole repairs, graffiti removal and street sweeping, or report incidents of alleged illegal dumping and property violations.

Department overview:

The Department is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of roads, traffic signals, bridges, airports, sewers, flood control, water supply, water quality, and water conservation facilities. The Department monitors and controls traffic signals countywide from its Traffic Management Center in Alhambra and, as a County first responder agency, maintains a 24-hour Dispatch Center and on-call Department Emergency Operations Center to respond to daily incidents, local emergencies and major disasters. The Department also provides project management services for the design and construction of the County Capital Projects Program and provides a leadership role in the countywide transportation system, traffic mitigation efforts, and solid and hazardous waste management services.
The Department’s diverse operations are defined within six core service areas: Transportation, Water Resources, Waste Management, Public Buildings, Development Services, and Emergency Management. Its annual operation budget of $2.3 billion is funded by restricted revenues, such as gas excise and sales tax, benefit assessment, water and sewer sales, user fees, and Contract Cities revenues.

Coordinated Agency Recovery Effort (C.A.R.E)
Phone (626) 458-4042
Website: dpwcare.org

C.A.R.E. is a multi-agency public outreach program to disseminate information about recovery efforts and potential weather and geographical impacts.

Environmental Functions:

Backyard Composting (888) CLEAN LA
Business Recycling (888) CLEAN LA
Curbside Recycling (888) CLEAN LA
Electronic Waste (888) CLEAN LA
Environmental Program Development (626) 458-3550
Environmental School Education (626) 458-6536
Franchise Trash Collection and
Recycling Services
(800) 993-5844
Garbage Disposal Districts (800) 404-4487
Graffiti Abatement (800) 675-4357
Home-Generated Sharps Waste (888) CLEAN LA
Household Battery Collection (888) CLEAN LA
Household Hazardous Waste (888) CLEAN LA
Industrial Waste Disposal Permit (626) 458-3517
Landfill Disposal (626) 458-3553
Residential Recycling (888) CLEAN LA
Stormwater Education (626) 458-5975
Underground Storage Tanks (626) 458-3517
Used Oil Centers (888) CLEAN LA
Waste Tire Disposal Centers (888) CLEAN LA

Excess Public Works Property
Phone (626) 458-7072

Job Hotline
Phone (626) 458-3926
Website: dpw.lacounty.gov

Materials Reuse Exchange
Website: lacomax.com

Transit Operations
Phone (626) 458-3968
Website: LAGOBUS.INFO

Bids

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/general/contracts/opportunities/

County Building Construction Projects:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3224
Website: dpw.lacounty.gov/general/getbids.cfm

County Infrastructure Projects
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3115

Construction Contract Bid Results
http://dpw.lacounty.gov/general/contracts/opportunities

Click on project of interest, then “bid summary”

Professional Services Contracts:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3224

Sundry Services, Prop. “A” Contracts:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-4074

Purchasing

Internal Services Department
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2725

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

Maintains website for online vendor registration. Vendors are asked to register and list the types of commodities or services for which they are interested in submitting bids to the County. The address is camisvr.co.la.ca.us/webven

For information on currently open solicitations for bids to provide services to the County, check the following website: camisvr.co.la.ca.us/lacobids/

 

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
Website: qpc.co.la.ca.us

Oversees policy and supports the implementation of programs that enhance the quality and productivity of the delivery of County services. 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 executive officer, and works in conjunction with its implementing partner, the Quality and Productivity Managers Network, comprised of representatives from every County department. The 17-member Quality and Productivity Commission was established in 1981 by the Board of Supervisors.

Rabies (Sick or dead bats/birds)

Hotline to report dead birds or rabies in LA County: (877) 747-2243.

For bat removal, please contact a local animal control agency or Veterinary Public Health.

Rabies Vaccination Program

Animal Care and Control, Department of  – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Website: http://animalcare.lacounty.gov

Holds rabies vaccination clinics at various sites during the evening hours and on Saturdays. Visit the department website or contact a local animal shelter for rabies vaccination clinic dates, times, and locations.

Radiological Management

3530 Wilshire Blvd, 9th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7387
Fax: (213) 351-2718
Website: http://ph.lacounty.gov/eh/progs/envirp/ehrad.htm
E-mail: radiation@ph.lacounty.gov

Provides expertise and responds to radiation exposure incidents, complaints, and inquiries for all of Los Angeles County.

Rainfall and Runoff Records

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-6379 runoff data
(626) 458-6169 rainfall data
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 Records

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2207, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2133
Website: www.lavote.net

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, and third Thursday of the month between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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 1130, Norwalk, CA 90651-1130.

Credit Card Request:

You can request a copy of a recorded document via the web or fax if you have one of the following credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover Card.

Online requests are processed through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc., which charges a fee for the service. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com.

To order online, go to https://paymentsolutions.lexisnexis.com/ca/co/rrccrecords.

Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $18.50. A $1.75 handling fee will be charged on all credit orders in addition to the copy fee. To order by fax, provide:

• The name on the credit card, the card number and expiration date.
• The address where the record is to be mailed, and whether you would like it is sent by regular mail or Express Mail delivery.
• A daytime phone number, including area code.

The fax number is (562) 864-1250.

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

Recycling

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Website: 888CleanLA.com
dpw.lacounty.gov/epd
HOTLINE (888) CLEANLA
(888) 253-2652

Regional Planning, Department of

Rm. 1360, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: planning.lacounty.gov
Phone:

General Information (213) 974-6411                                               
Zoning violations (213) 974-6453
or (213) 974-6483
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

Public counter and phone inquiries:
Hours: Mon., Tues., and Thurs. 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wed. 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Closed Fridays.

Prepares plans, in partnership with the community, that provide a vision for how the County and its communities should be developed; develops and implements subdivision and zoning ordinances to regulate the use, height, and placement of structure(s) on private property; enforces zoning regulations to protect property values and keep neighborhood attractive.

Regional Planning Commission
Rm. 150, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6409

Registrar of Voters

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1024 Norwalk 90651-1024
Phone (562) 466-1310
TDD: (562) 462-2259
Website: www.lavote.net

Provides information on elections, voter registration, absentee (vote by mail) ballots, deputy registrars, precinct officers, polling places, candidate filing and campaign financial statements.

Issues and accepts voter registration forms and absentee (vote by mail) voter applications. Provides public officials roster, voter guides, polling place locations.
For a list of branch offices, See "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Website: www.lavote.net

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

Services:

Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Rm. 1002 (562) 462-2137
Real Estate Recording Procedures, Rm. 1007 (562) 462-2125
Real Estate Records Copies, Rm. 2207 (562) 462-2133
Document Analysis & Recording/Transfer Tax (562) 462-2125
Business Filing and Registration, Rm. 2001 (562) 462-2177                  

Provides same day service at the Norwalk headquarters and all district offices for birth records occurring 1964 to present and death and marriage records occurring from 1995 to the present. Accepts mail requests for birth, death and marriage copies and real estate record copies at the Norwalk office only. Lancaster, LAX and Van Nuys district offices accept real estate documents for recording. Online services are available for ordering birth, death or marriage records copies as well as real estate document copies.
For a list of branch offices, see "Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices."

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices

Beverly Hills Branch Office
9355 Burton Way, 3rd Fl. Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 288-1261
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, provides and accepts voter registration forms and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

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

(accepts requests and processes full copies of birth, death and marriage records, issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, accepts Domestic Partnership statements, issues and accepts voter registrations, issues voter abstracts and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

Florence/Firestone Branch Office
7807 S. Compton Ave., 1st Fl. Los Angeles 90001
Telephone (323) 586-6192
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(accepts requests and processes full copies of birth, death and marriage records, issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, accepts Domestic Partnership statements, issues and accepts voter registrations, issues voter abstracts and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

Lancaster Branch Office
44509 16th St. West, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 945-6446
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Birth, Death and Marriage)
Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Document Recording & Fictitious Business)

(accepts requests and processes full copies of birth, death and marriage records, issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, records real property documents, records notary oaths, verifies notary authentication, records fictitious business name filings, accepts domestic partnership statements, accepts candidate filings, issues and accepts voter registrations, issues voter abstracts, provides vote by mail ballot applications, provides certified copies of real estate documents).

LAX Airport Court Branch Office
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th FI. Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6142
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Birth, Death and Marriage)
Mon.- Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Document Recording & Fictitious Business)

(accepts requests and processes full copies of birth, death and marriage records, issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, records real property documents, records notary oaths, verifies notary authentication, records fictitious business name filings, accepts domestic partnership statements, issues and accepts voter registrations, issues voter abstracts and provides vote by mail ballot applications).

Van Nuys Branch Office
14340 W. Sylvan St., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 376-3700 (birth, death, marriage info).
Phone (818) 376-3777 (business filings and registration, document recording)

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Birth, Death and Marriage)
Mon. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Document Recording & Fictitious Business)

(accepts requests and processes full copies of birth, death and marriage records, issues marriage licenses, performs marriage ceremonies, records real property documents, records notary oaths, verifies notary authentication, records fictitious business name filings, accepts domestic partnership statements, issues and accepts voter registrations, issues voter abstracts, provides vote by mail ballot applications, provides certified copies of real estate documents).

Reservations – Facilities and Programs

Website: http://reservations.lacounty.gov

Allows public to go online to make and pay for reservations at County facilities. Residents may access, review, schedule and reserve facilities and services, including swim lessons, picnic areas, RV park spaces, community rooms and conference quarters. 


Restaurants

(See Environmental Health – District Surveillance and Enforcement)

 

 

Retirement - County Employees

(See Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association)

Road Maintenance

Public Works, Department of
Road Maintenance Division
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3981
Rain damage - repair of damaged and washed out roadways
Phone (800) 675-4357

Maintains almost 3,187 miles of major roads and local streets in unincorporated areas and 1,785 miles in 20 cities. Maintenance activities include street sweeping, pavement patching, sidewalk repair, and vegetation control.

To report road-related problems or request for service (potholes, tree trimming, street drainage, etc.) log onto dpw.lacounty.gov/general/ dpwrequest

To check for road closures, log onto dpw.lacounty.gov/mpm/
roadclosure

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

Roadside Trees

(See Trees, Roadside)

Rodent Complaints

Vector Management Program
Public Health, Department of
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5450

Responds to rodent complaints associated with single family dwellings and multiple family dwellings of 4 or fewer units. (See Housing Inspections to contact local district office for rodents in multiple family dwellings of 5 or more units.)