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Sanitation Complaints

(See Housing Inspections to contact local district office)

Public Health, Department of

Environmental Health

5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706

Phone (626) 430-5200

 

Responds to animal sanitation, green pools, overgrown vegetation, residential, sewage, trash, and vacant lot complaints.

Sanitation Districts

1955 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
P.O. Box 4998, Whittier 90607
Phone (562) 699-7411 or (323) 685-5217
Website: www.lacsd.org

Mission statement: To protect public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective wastewater and solid waste management and, in doing so convert waste into resources such as recycled water, energy, and recycled materials.

The Sanitation Districts function on a regional scale consisting of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.7 million people in Los Angeles County. The service area covers approximately 820 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and unincorporated territory within the County.

The 23 separate districts work cooperatively under a joint administration agreement with one administrative staff headquartered near the City of Whittier. Each district has its own board of directors consisting of the mayor of each city, and the chair of the Board of Supervisors for unincorporated territory, within that district.

The Sanitation Districts’ 1,400 miles of main trunk sewers and 11 wastewater treatment plants convey and treat about half the wastewater in Los Angeles County. The Sanitation Districts are pioneers in using recycled water beneficially. Water reclamation plants produce a high-quality source of recycled water that essentially meets drinking water standards and is reused at more than 600 sites throughout the county.

The Sanitation Districts’ solid waste management sites similarly provide for a large portion of the countywide solid waste management needs. The Sanitation Districts operate three sanitary landfills, four landfill energy recovery facilities, two recycle centers, three materials recovery/transfer facilities, and participate in the operation of two refuse-to-energy facilities.

Additional information on services provided and current rates is available on the website.

Scanner Price Accuracy, Businesses

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (800) 665-2900 - information or complaints
Website: acwm.lacounty.gov/scripts/attscan.htm

Conducts price verification inspections at retail businesses to confirm that prices charged are the same as those posted or advertised.
Requires businesses to display notices at cash registers informing consumers that they are entitled to the lowest advertised or posted price. (Businesses needing notices or more information may call (562) 622-0415 or e-mail: wm@acwm.lacounty.gov.) Issues registrations to retail businesses utilizing automated price look-up (scanner) systems.

Science Museums and Programs

(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Scuba Certification

Parks and Recreation Department
Underwater Unit
Phone (661) 257-4050

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.

Self-Help Legal Resource Centers

Superior Court

Assist self-represented litigants with civil matters by providing education, typically through workshops. Offer free resources on family law, probate (conservatorships, guardianships and elder abuse restraining orders) and civil matters (restraining orders and unlawful detainers). Additional low- or no-cost legal resources are available at alternative dispute resolution offices and self-help information sites on the Internet, including courtinfo.gov and lasuperiorcourt.org  

CENTER LOCATIONS

Antelope Valley Self-Help Legal Access Center
Michael D. Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence, Housing Law, Civil Harassment, Name Change, and Guardianship

Compton Self-Help Legal Access Center
Compton Courthouse
200 W. Compton Blvd., 11th Fl., Rm. 1102, Compton 90220
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Housing Law, Small Claims, and Guardianship

Inglewood Self-Help Legal Access Center
Inglewood Courthouse
1 Regent St., First Fl., Rm. 107, Inglewood 90301
Mon. – Thu. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri. – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence, Housing Law, Civil Harassment, Contracts, and Name Change

Long Beach Self-Help Legal Access Center
Long Beach Courthouse
275 Magnolia Avenue, Room 505, Long Beach, CA 90802
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; and Domestic Violence

Norwalk Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
Norwalk Courthouse
12720 Norwalk Blvd., Rm. 104E, Norwalk 90650
Mon. – Thu. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri. – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity
Conservatorship Clinic Wed. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Pasadena Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
Pasadena Courthouse
300 E. Walnut St., Rm. 300, Pasadena 91101
Mon. – Thu. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Facilitator and Conservatorship only
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity
Housing Law: Unlawful Detainer Walk-In Clinic Mon. – Thu. 1:30 p.m.
Conservatorship Clinic Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Response to Domestic Violence Restraining Orders on Tuesday only at 8:30 a.m.

Pomona Self-Help Legal Access Center
Pomona South Courthouse
400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Fl., Rm. 702, Pomona 91766
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence, Housing Law, Civil Harassment, and Name Change

San Fernando Self-Help Legal Access Center
San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third St., Cafeteria, San Fernando 91340
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence, Housing Law; Other Civil matters – Civil Harassment, and Name Change

Santa Monica Self-Help Legal Access Center
Santa Monica Courthouse
1725 Main St., Santa Monica 90401
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence, Housing Law, Civil Harassment, Contracts, and Name Change
Self-Help Resource Center

Stanley Mosk Courthouse
111 N. Hill St., Fourth Fl., Rm. 426, Los Angeles 90012
Mon. – Thu. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Torrance Self-Help Legal Access Center
Torrance Courthouse
825 Maple Ave., Rm. 160, Torrance 90503
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Guardianship, Housing Law, Civil Harassment, Contracts, and Name Change

Van Nuys Self-Help Legal Access Center
Van Nuys East Courthouse
6230 Sylmar Ave., Third Fl., Law Library, Van Nuys 91401
Mon. – Thu. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family Law: Divorce, Paternity; Domestic Violence
Conservatorship Clinic Thu. 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Housing Law, Civil Harassment, and Name Change

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 Service Centers)

Senior Programs - Area Agency on Aging

Administrative Office
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400, Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2645

To serve our senior population, Los Angeles County operates a variety of programs administered by the Area Agency on Aging (AAA). Established in 1975 by the State of California, the AAA is a separate division within the Aging and Adult Services Branch. It is responsible for identifying unmet needs as well as planning, coordinating and implementing programs that promote the health, dignity and well-being of our older residents. The AAA contracts with community agencies to deliver services that promote independent lifestyles such as senior lunch and home delivered meals, nutrition programs, care management, home based care, family caregiver support and legal assistance.

Sewer Maintenance Districts

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3340 or (626) 300-3399

Assessment included on property tax statement.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program

Public Health, Department of
2615 S. Grand Ave., Rm. 500, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-3070 (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
STD Program Hotline: (800) 758-0880
Fax: (213) 749-9606
Website: ph.lacounty.gov/std
Hotline: Provides STD information and referrals to STD clinics and HIV test sites in Los Angeles County. Upon request, free condoms are available. Automated, 24 hours. Health educators available Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. English/Spanish.

Provides free, confidential STD testing and treatment at various locations. The program also has a mobile testing clinic for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV testing. To find out the schedule of the mobile clinic, call (213) 744-3335.

Sheriff

Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau
4700 Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park 91754-2169
Phone: (323) 267-4800 Public Info Line: 213-229-1700
TDD: business (323) 267-6669
TDD: emergency 9-1-1
Complaint Line (800) 698-8255
Website: www.lasd.org
Twitter: @LASD_News
Nixle.com text/emails: http://nixle.com/lasd----hq-newsroom-shb-los-angeles-county-sheriff/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/LACountySheriff
Alert LACounty: http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla
LACrimeStoppers: http://lacrimestoppers.com/

Special Needs Disaster Voluntary Registry: http://snap.lacounty.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.registryLogin&CFID=231331&CFTOKEN=55341881

Parking Tickets
(800) 782-3868

Employment Verification
Phone (323) 526-5500

Recruitment
Phone 1-800-A-DEPUTY

Eviction Notices / Civil Process Service
Phone (213) 974-6613

INS Clearance Letters
Phone (562) 345-4441

Sheriff’s Stations

Altadena -
780 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 798-1131

Avalon -
215 Sumner Ave., P.O. Box 1551, Avalon 90704
Phone (310) 510-2360

Carson -
21356 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90745
Phone (310) 830-1123

Century Station -
11703 S. Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
Phone (323) 568-4800

Cerritos Station -
18135 Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos 90703
Phone (562) 860-0044

Compton Station -
301 S. Willowbrook Ave., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 605-6500

Crescenta Valley -
4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta 91214
Phone (818) 248-3464

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) 482-6000 and
VHF Channel 16 for boaters

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

Lakewood -
5130 N. Clark Ave., Lakewood 90712
Phone (562) 623-3500

Lancaster -
501 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 948-8466

Lomita -
26123 S. Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
Phone (310) 539-1661

Malibu/Lost Hills -
27050 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills 91301
Phone (818) 878-1808

Marina del Rey -
13851 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 482-6000

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

Palmdale -
750 East Ave. Q, Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 272-2400

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

San Dimas -
270 S. Walnut Ave., San Dimas 91773
Phone (909) 450-2700

Santa Clarita Valley -
23740 W. Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia 91355
Phone (661) 255-1121

South Los Angeles -
1310 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles 90044
Phone (323) 820-6700

Temple -
8838 E. Las Tunas Dr., Temple City 91780
Phone (626) 285-7171

Walnut / Diamond Bar -
21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut 91789
Phone (626) 913-1715 or (909) 595-2264

West Hollywood -
780 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
Phone (310) 855-8850

Small Claims Court

Website: LACourt.org/onlineservices/smallclaims

Handles claims for $7,500 and less. Parties may ask a lawyer for advice before going to court, but may not have a lawyer appear in court for them.

Small Claims Advisors
Phone (213) 974-9759

Stanley Mosk Courthouse -
111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 830-0803

Michael D. Antonovich
Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 483-5797

Van Nuys East Courthouse -
6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 901-4798

Inglewood Courthouse
One Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301
Phone (310) 419-1396

Downey Courthouse
7500 East Imperial Highway
Downey, CA 90242
Phone (562) 803-7054

Alhambra Courthouse
150 West Commonwealth
Alhambra, CA 91801

Small Claims Court Advisor Program

(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

Small Craft Harbor Commission

13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503
Website: marinadelrey.lacounty.gov
Monthly public meeting to review boating issues and lease management for Marina del Rey.

Smog Control

(See Air Quality)

Solar Mapping Program

Chief Information Office
(213) 253-5600
Website: http://solarmap.lacounty.gov

Allows homeowners and businesses in Los Angeles County to go online and type in their address to determine if their properties are good candidates for solar power.  Uses roof size, pitch and shading from nearby trees, buildings and mountains to provide a building's solar potential and the potential value of installing solar panels. Provides information on a property's roof size, area suitable for solar panels, electricity produced, electricity savings, carbon reduction, nearby solar installations and case studies, available rebates from utility companies, and information about installers.

Solid Waste Disposal Reporting System

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Website: solidwastedrs.org
dpw.lacounty.gov/epd
Hotline (800) 320-1771

Spay/Neuter Program

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

Visit the department website or contact your local animal care center to obtain information on low-cost spay/neuter for pets and spay/neuter options.

Strategic Plan

Chief Executive Office  
(213) 974-6879
Website: Strategic Plan Document

Includes the County's mission statement, values,  and strategies for reaching identified goals. The third update to the plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in March 2009.