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LACountyHelps Website

Chief Executive Office
Website: LACountyHelps.org

Provides free information about many types of health and human services provided by the County and other governmental agencies, and where to go to obtain the services. Also, provides a free, easy and pre-screener that allows the user to anonymously enter information about family composition and circumstances to obtain information about programs that might specifically benefit that family. Includes children services, teen services, adult services, information about healthcare coverage for children and adults, services for people with disabilities and other social services. Website information is available in nine languages: English, Armenian, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Lead Programs (Buildings)

(Also see Childhood Lead Poisoning)
Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5555 Ferguson Dr., Commerce 90022
Phone (800) LA-4-LEAD
Website: ph.lacounty.gov/lead

Provides guidance to families, property owners and contractor regarding lead-based paint and safe work practices for renovation of older buildings. Responds to complaints of sandblasting or other dust generating work at properties built before 1978 to prevent the creation of a lead hazard.

Library, Public

7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-8462 (Administrative Offices)
Website: colapublib.org

Provides a full range of library services in 50 cities and most unincorporated areas of the County, through 89 community-based library outlets, including four bookmobiles. Offers a full range of materials in current formats including books, magazines, newspapers, microforms, compact discs, audiobooks, DVDs and e-books and music. Provides both adult and children’s services, adult and youth programs, children’s story hours, community meeting rooms, public access computers, and wireless internet access. Provides a strong early childhood, pre-literacy program targeting infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents. Places strong emphasis on working closely with the educational community to support independent learning and homework needs. Provides after-school homework assistance on a one-to-one basis in selected libraries and online live homework help.

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 multicultural understanding.

SPECIAL SERVICES:

FAMILY PLACE CENTERS: Offers bright and colorful spaces for children and their parents with collections of books, toys, videos, and music. Provides parents with access to community resources and services. For locations, check our website.

HOMEWORK CENTERS: Provides enhanced resources, computer technology and homework helpers at 40 selected sites to support the educational needs of students. A list of homework centers can be found on our website.

LIVE HOMEWORK HELP: Connects students in grades kindergarten through college with expert tutors in math, science, social studies and English for one-on-one homework assistance free of charge. Students can log onto librarytutor.org from any location, but need a County library card to use the service. PC and Mac user-friendly.

WIRELESS ACCESS: Provides free wireless Internet access to library cardholders with laptop computers. WiFi-capable laptop needed to use the access.

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.

ETHNIC RESOURCE CENTERS: Provides 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: Rosemead Library, 8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead 91770. Phone (626) 573-5220.

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, 4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022. Phone (323) 263-5087.

PUBLIC ACCESS TTY SERVICE

West Regional Office
150 E. 216th St., Carson 90745
Voice (310) 830-0231
Public Access TTY: (310) 830-4532

Hawthorne Library
12700 S. Grevillea, Hawthorne 90250
Voice (310) 679-8193
Public Access TTY: (310) 679-4316

Lancaster Library
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Voice (661) 948-5029
Public Access TTY: (661) 945-2503

Library Headquarters
7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Voice (562) 940-8462
Public Access TTY: (562) 940-8477

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

South Regional Office
12348 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Voice (562) 868-0770
Public Access TTY: (562) 868-8900

East Regional Office
1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
Voice (626) 960-2861
Public Access TTY: (626) 814-1377

LOS ANGELES COUNTY LIBRARY FOUNDATION
7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-8403

COMMUNITY LIBRARIES

A C Bilbrew –
150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles 90061
Phone (310) 538-3350

Acton/Agua Dulce –
33792 Crown Valley Rd., Acton 93510
Phone (661) 269-7108

Agoura Hills –
29901 Ladyface Ct., Agoura Hills 91301
Phone (818) 889-2278

Alondra –
11949 E. Alondra Blvd., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 868-7771

Angelo M. Iacoboni –
4990 Clark Ave., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 866-1777

Antelope Valley Bookmobile –
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-8270

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

Artesia –
18722 S. Clarkdale Ave., Artesia 90701
Phone (562) 865-6614

Avalon –
215 Sumner Ave., Avalon 90704
Phone (310) 510-1050

Baldwin Park –
4181 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 962-6947

Bell –
4411 E. Gage Ave., Bell 90201
Phone (323) 560-2149

Bell Gardens –
7110 S. Garfield Ave., Bell Gardens 90201
Phone (562) 927-1309

Carson –
151 E. Carson St., Carson 90745
Phone (310) 830-0901

Castaic –
27971 Sloan Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384
Phone (661) 257-7410

Charter Oak –
20540 “K” Arrow Hwy., Covina 91724
Phone (626) 339-2151

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

Claremont –
208 N. Harvard, Claremont 91711
Phone (909) 621-4902

Clifton M. Brakensiek –
9945 E. Flower St., Bellflower 90706
Phone (562) 925-5543

Compton –
240 W. Compton Blvd., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 637-0202

Cudahy –
5218 Santa Ana St., Cudahy 90201
Phone (323) 771-1345

Culver City Julian Dixon –
4975 Overland Ave., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 559-1676

Diamond Bar –
1061 S. Grand, Diamond Bar 91765
Phone (909) 861-4978

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –
17906 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90746
Phone (310) 327-4830

Duarte –
1301 Buena Vista St., Duarte 91010
Phone (626) 358-1865

East Los Angeles –
4837 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 264-0155

East Rancho Dominguez –
4205 E. Compton Blvd., East Rancho Dominguez 90221
Phone (310) 632-6193

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

El Monte –
3224 Tyler Ave., El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 444-9506

Florence –
1610 E. Florence Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 581-8028

Gardena Mayme Dear –
1731 W. Gardena Blvd., Gardena 90247
Phone (310) 323-6363

George Nye, Jr. –
6600 Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood 90713
Phone (562) 421-8497

Graham –
1900 E. Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 582-2903

Hacienda Heights –
16010 La Monde St., Hacienda Heights 91745
Phone (626) 968-9356

Hawaiian Gardens –
11940 Carson St., Hawaiian Gardens 90716
Phone (562) 496-1212

Hawthorne –
12700 S. Grevillea Ave., Hawthorne 90250
Phone (310) 679-8193

Hermosa Beach –
550 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach 90254
Phone (310) 379-8475

Hollydale –
12000 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 634-0156

Huntington Park –
6518 Miles Ave., Huntington Park 90255
Phone (323) 583-1461

La Canada Flintridge –
4545 N. Oakwood Ave., La Canada Flintridge 91011
Phone (818) 790-3330

La Crescenta –
2809 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta 91214
Phone (818) 790-3330

La Mirada –
13800 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada 90638
Phone (562) 943-0277

La Puente –
15920 E. Central Ave., La Puente 91744
Phone (626) 968-4613

La Verne –
3640 D St., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 596-1934

Lake Los Angeles –
16921 E. Ave. O # A, Palmdale 93591
Phone (661) 264-0593

Lancaster –
601 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-5029

Las Virgenes Bookmobile –
23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 456-8572

Lawndale –
14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale 90260
Phone (310) 676-0177

Leland R. Weaver –
4035 Tweedy Blvd., South Gate 90280
Phone (323) 567-8853

Lennox –
4359 Lennox Blvd., Lennox 90304
Phone (310) 674-0385

Littlerock –
35119 80th St. E., Littlerock 93543
Phone (661) 944-4138

Live Oak –
4153-55 E. Live Oak Ave., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 446-8803

Lloyd Taber – Marina Del Rey –
4533 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 821-3415

Lomita –
24200 Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
Phone (310) 539-4515

Los Nietos –
11644 E. Slauson, Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 695-0708

Lynwood –
11320 Bullis Rd., Lynwood 90262
Phone (310) 635-7121

Malibu –
23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265
Phone (310) 456-6438

Manhattan Beach –
1320 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach 90266
Phone (310) 545-8595

Masao W. Satow –
14433 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Gardena 90249
Phone (310) 679-0638

Maywood Cesar Chavez –
4323 E. Slauson Ave., Maywood 90270
Phone (323) 771-8600

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

Norwalk –
12350 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 868-0775

Norwood –
4550 N. Peck Rd., El Monte 91732
Phone (626) 443-3147

Paramount –
16254 Colorado Ave., Paramount 90723
Phone (562) 630-3171

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

Quartz Hill –
42018 N. 50th St., W., Quartz Hill 93536
Phone (661) 943-2454

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

Rosemead –
8800 Valley Blvd., Rosemead 91770
Phone (626) 573-5220

Rowland Heights –
1850 Nogales, Rowland Heights 91748
Phone (626) 912-5348

San Dimas –
145 N. Walnut Ave., San Dimas 91773
Phone (909) 599-6738

San Fernando –
217 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 365-6928

San Gabriel –
500 S. Del Mar Ave., San Gabriel 91776
Phone (626) 287-0761

Santa Clarita Bookmobile –
22704 W. Ninth St., Santa Clarita 91321
Phone (661) 260-1792

Sorensen –
6934 Broadway Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 695-3979

South El Monte –
1430 N. Central Ave., South El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 443-4158

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

Stevenson Ranch Express –
26233 W Faulkner Dr, Stevenson Ranch 91381
Phone (661) 257-7410

Sunkist –
840 N. Puente Ave., La Puente 91746
Phone (626) 960-2707

Temple City –
5939 Golden West Ave., Temple City 91780
Phone (626) 285-2136

Topanga –
122 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga 90290
(Opening Jan. 21, 2012)


Urban Outreach Bookmobile –
1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 338-8373

View Park –
3854 W. 54th St., Los Angeles 90043
Phone (323) 293-5371

Walnut –
21155 La Puente Rd., Walnut 91789
Phone (909) 595-0757

West Covina –
1601 West Covina Pkwy., West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 962-3541

West Hollywood –
625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
Phone (310) 652-5340

Westlake Village –
31220 W. Oak Crest Dr., Westlake Village 91361
Phone (818) 865-9230

Willowbrook –
11838 Wilmington Ave., Los Angeles 90059
Phone (323) 564-5698

Wiseburn –
5335 W. 135th St., Hawthorne 90250
Phone (310) 643-8880

Woodcrest –
1340 W. 106th St., Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 757-9373

Licenses

Business (Unincorporated Areas Only)
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011
E-mail: businesslicense@ttc.lacounty.gov
Website: ttc.lacounty.gov/Proptax/business_license.htm

Commercial Swimming Pool Technicians:
Public Health, Department of
Swimming Pool Program
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5960

Homes, Nursing:
(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Massage Technicians:
Unincorporated Areas
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Business License
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011
E-mail: businesslicense@ttc.lacounty.gov

Massage Therapists:
Sheriff’s Department
Records and Identification Bureau
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., 400 - West, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-4441

Special Inspector, Journeyman Plumber, Maintenance
Electrician:
Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3173 - General number, Journeyman Plumber and
Maintenance Electrician
Phone (626) 458-3188 - Special Inspection

Liens, Recorded

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
Document Analysis & Recording
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1006, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2125
Website: www.lavote.net

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:

14340 Sylvan St. in Van Nuys weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1028 W. Ave. J-2 in Lancaster weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

11701 S. La Cienega, 6th Fl. in Los Angeles weekdays between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Branch offices will record up to three documents per visit. The examiner reviews documents for proper completion, collects the appropriate fees and taxes, and records the documents. The original document is returned by mail within 4-6 weeks. 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.

Liens, Taxes

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 122, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 893-7935
Fax: (213) 633-5013
E-mail: unsecured@ttc.lacounty.gov
Additional information: lacountypropertytax.com

Unsecured Tax Liens
If unsecured taxes are not paid as of November 1 of each year, the Tax Collector may file a lien with the Registrar-Recorder. Typical items assessed and collected on the unsecured tax roll include boats, airplanes, business property, escape and supplemental assessments against former owners of real property. This lien prevents the assessor from recording real estate and loan transactions in Los Angeles County. In addition, most major credit reporting bureaus report the tax liens. For more information or to find out how to obtain a release of the lien, contact the Unsecured Personal Property Section at (213) 893-7935.

Liens on Real Property
Prior to auctioning tax-defaulted secured property (real estate), the Tax Collector files a lien called a Notice of Power to Sell Tax-Defaulted Property. The lien serves to notify the property owner and interested parties that the property will be sold unless all taxes are paid by the designated date. To obtain further information, contact the Property Auction Unit at (213) 974-2045.

Public Health License Liens
If a business fails to pay its annual public health license fee by the designated due date, the Tax Collector files a lien with the Registrar-Recorder. The lien is recorded in the name of the business or the owner. For more information or to find out how to obtain a release of lien, contact the Public Health License Unit at (213) 974-2011.

Judgment Liens
If the Tax Collector obtains a civil judgment, an abstract of judgment, also known as a judicial lien, it is recorded. The lien has the effect of attaching to any real estate, or personal property owned by a debtor and prevents the debtor from recording real estate and loan transactions in Los Angeles County. In addition, most major credit reporting bureaus report the tax liens. The lien can be released after the judgment is paid in full. To obtain more information, contact the Legal Unit at (213) 974-0164.

Lifeguards

(See Fire Department)

Livestock Facilities (Licensing, Complaints)

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

Licenses livestock (animal keeping) facilities of 10 or more animals and responds to complaints regarding rodents, flies, and improper manure management.

Lobbyist Registration

Rm., 383, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1093
Website: http://bos.lacounty.gov/Categories/Lobbyistinfo.htm

The Los Angeles County lobbyist ordinance requires persons who are compensated for communicating with any County official in order to influence official action to register with the County of Los Angeles.

Local Agency Formation Commission

80 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 870, Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 204-6500
Fax: (626) 204-6507
Website: lalafco.org
E-mail: info@lalafco.org

Requires persons who are compensated for communicating with any County official in order to influence official action to register with the County of Los Angeles.

Local Small Business Payment Liaison

Auditor-Controller, Department of
Business Compliance Section
Rm. 502, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-4850

Provides a single point of contact for County-certified Local Small Business Enterprises (LSBE) that participate in the Prompt Payment Program to address payment delay(s) or other concerns. Coordinates actions and/or resolutions between the LSBEs and the appropriate County department(s).

Los Angeles County Comm. For Older Adults (LACCOA)

Administrative Office
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-5061

Advocates, advises and make recommendations regarding the needs and welfare of Los Angeles County seniors, age 60 and older, to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and departments of County government and other entities that provide services to seniors regarding their needs, health, well-being, and rights. LACCOA is comprised of 50 Commissioners: 25 appointed directly by the Board of Supervisors and 25 selected by LACCOA.

Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assoc.

300 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena 91101-4199
Mailing address: P.O. Box 7060, Pasadena 91109-7060
Phone (800) 786-6464 or (626) 564-6000
Website: lacera.com
E-mail: welcome@lacera.com
General Business Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Counter Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call Center Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) is governed by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937, which promises retirement benefits to eligible County employees and mandates that LACERA administer them. LACERA is entrusted to produce, protect, and provide the promised benefits for more than 156,000 individuals who contribute to the greater welfare of Los Angeles County throughout the course of their careers.

LACERA has provided retirement, disability, and death benefits to eligible County employees, retirees, and their beneficiaries since 1938; in 1971, LACERA began administering a retiree healthcare benefits program.

Los Angeles County Historical Documents

(See Natural History Museum under “Museums”)