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Collection Services

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160
E-mail: ttccollection@ttc.lacounty.gov

Provides collection services for delinquent account receivables for various County departments.

Commission on Human Relations

County of Los Angeles
Community and Senior Services Administrative Office
3175 W. Sixth St., Ste. 400, Los Angeles 90020
Executive Director:  Phone (213) 738-2792
Commission: (213) 738-2788
Fax: (213) 386-3995
Website: lahumanrelations.org
Website: zerohour.com

The Commission on Human Relations (Commission) 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.

Works with schools, police, cities, and communities to develop specific programs addressing racism, homophobia, religious prejudice, linguistic bias, anti-immigrant and anti-homeless sentiment and other divisive attitudes that can lead to intergroup tensions, hate crimes, and related violence.

Issues an annual report of hate crime in Los Angeles County, and provides training on hate crimes for police and community agencies.

Dispute Resolution Program: 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

Community and Senior Service Centers

Administrative Office
3175 W. 6th Street, Los Angeles 90020
Phone  (213) 738-4913

Center Locations:

Altadena Senior Center
560 E. Mariposa St., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 798-0505

Altadena Community Center
730 E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
Phone (626) 398-6174

Antelope Valley Senior Center
777 Jackman St., Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 726-4400


Asian Service Center
14112 Kingsley Dr., Gardena 90249
Phone (310) 217-7300

Centro Maravilla Service Center
4716 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2804 

East Los Angeles Service Center
133 N. Sunil Dr., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 260-2801 

East Rancho Dominguez Service Center
4513 E. Compton Blvd., Compton 90221
Phone (310) 603-7401 

Florence/Firestone Service Center
7807 S. Compton Ave., Los Angeles 90001
Phone (323) 586-6502 

Los Nietos Senior Center
11640 E. Slauson Ave., Whittier 90606
Phone (562) 669-9898 

Potrero Heights Park Community and Senior Center
8051 Arroyo Drive, Montebello, CA 90640
Phone (626) 927-5430

San Gabriel Valley Service Center
1441 Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte 91733
Phone (626) 575-5431 

San Pedro Service Center
769 W. Third St., San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6091 

Santa Clarita Valley Service Center
24271 S. Main St., Newhall 91321
Phone (661) 254-0070 

Willowbrook Senior Center
12915 Jarvis Ave., Los Angeles 90061
Phone (310) 603-3358

Community and Senior Services

Executive Office
3175 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600
News Media and Public Relations: (213) 738-2065
Website: css.lacounty.gov

Our many programs are designed to enhance and enrich the quality of life for Los Angeles County residents. Whether seeking a first job or a career change, eating a nourishing lunch at a senior center, reporting adult abuse, resolving legal disputes, fostering harmonious and equitable intergroup relations, reporting a complaint to our Ombudsman involving the Sheriff’s department and other County departments, or taking care of a person in need, CSS has a program ready to assist you, a family member, or someone you know.

 

General Information (213) 738-2600
Senior Information and Assistance (800) 510-2020
Employment and Training-
WorkSource Call Center
(888) 226-6300
Adult Protective Services Central Intake Unit (213) 351-5401
24-Hour Elder Abuse Hotline
(Report Suspected Elder Abuse)
(877) 477-3646
Senior Citizen Employment Services (213) 738-2631                    

MAJOR PROGRAMS

Area Agency on Aging, County of Los Angeles
(213) 738-2645

Community Service Centers and Senior Centers
(213) 738-4913 

Community Services Resource Corporation                            
(213) 738-2682 

Hate Crimes and Hate Crime Report
(213) 738-2788

Human Relations Commission
(213) 738-2788

Workforce Investment Board (LAC-WIB)
(213) 738-2597

WORKFORCE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Administrative Office
3175 W. 6th St., Ste. 400, Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-3175

 

Community Development Commission

700 West Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone (626) 262-4511
Website: lacdc.org and hacola.org

Administers the County’s housing and community development programs, such as economic development and business revitalization.  Operates low-income housing programs including:  more than 3,000 public and affordable rental units; approximately 23,000 Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) for rent subsidies; and financing and technical assistance to non-profit and for-profit developers of affordable housing.  Makes federal Community Development Block Grant funds available for projects and programs in unincorporated areas and approximately 50 cities.  Offers grants and loans to first-time homebuyers and to low-income homeowners to rehabilitate their properties.  Primary funding is from federal grants and loans.

Public Housing 
For program information, visit www.hacola.org or call (626) 262-4510, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Please be advised that the waiting list is closed for the public housing program.

Section 8 Programs 
For program information, visit www.hacola.org, or call (626) 262-4510, Antelope Valley Office (661) 575-1511, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please be advised that the waiting list is closed for the Section 8 program.

Economic Development Programs and Business Loan Programs 
Phone (626) 262-4512

Housing Rehabilitation Grant and Loan Programs
Phone (626) 586-1841

Community Development Block Grant Program 
Phone (626) 586-1760

Homeownership Programs 
Phone (626) 586-1837

Residential Sound Insulation Program (Athens, Lennox and Del Aire only) 
Phone (626) 586-1797

Development of Affordable Single and Multifamily Housing 
Phone (626) 262-4512

Traffic Administration Services
For information regarding traffic violator schools, or to obtain a list of traffic violator schools for the County of Los Angeles, please visit www.latrafficschoolinfo.com, or call (800) 555-4452.

Commuter Bus Service Programs

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

Serves as 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) 458-3554
Website: http://CleanLA.com or http://smartgardening.com

Conservatorship

(See Public Guardian)

Conservatorship Petitions

Superior Court

Elder law clinics are located in the following courthouses: Central, Pasadena, Norwalk, and Van Nuys.

Assistance is provided with conservatorships and elder abuse restraining orders.

Consumer & Business Affairs, Department of

Rm. B-96, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Website: http://dcba.lacounty.gov
E-mail: dca@dcba.lacounty.gov

Phones:

(800) 593-8222 or

(213) 974-1452                                                                     
Consumer Counseling, Complaint Investigation, Mediation, Outreach and Foreclosure Prevention
(213) 974-9759 Small Claims Court Advisor Services
(323) 881-3964 Office of Small Business/Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Counseling and Dispute Resolution Unit

Provides consumer counseling, small claims advice, and mediation services. Also includes the Department’s Volunteer and Internship Program. Provides answers to questions and Department resources for resolving disputes, refers consumers to other appropriate resources, and identifies fraud complaints to be submitted to the Department for investigation.

Complaint Investigations Unit

Resolves consumer fraud, identity theft and real estate fraud through complaint investigation and advocacy. Works with law enforcement, prosecuting and regulatory agencies to identify and investigate appropriate consumer, identity theft and real estate fraud cases for referral to prosecuting agencies for civil or criminal prosecution. Investigates referrals relating to elder financial abuse and foster youth identity theft.

Consumer Education and Public Outreach

Coordinates the Department’s communication efforts with the public. This includes organizing and developing: speaking engagements, workshops, tabling events and consumer education fairs; the Department’s website and social media sites; the Department’s brochures, news articles, photos, and other written materials in Plain Language; media relations and interview requests; and relations with other departments, agencies and the offices of local elected officials.

Foreclosure Prevention Unit
133 N. Sunol Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90063 

Offers free, reliable assistance to help homeowners avoid becoming a victim of foreclosure fraud. Works directly with lenders to explore all options to save consumers’ homes. Coordinates with law enforcement, and prosecuting and regulatory agencies to identify and investigate real estate fraud cases for referral for civil or criminal prosecution.

Office of Small Business/Procurement Technical Assistance Center
1100 North Eastern Avenue, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90063 

Provides workshops and training for businesses on selling goods and services to the County, the State, the Federal government, certifying your business, and other technical assistance. This includes offering information to prospective business owners, such as license and permit requirements, upcoming events, and how to register to be a County, State, and Federal vendor. Provides links to procurement websites for County departments, Federal and State governments, cities and other public jurisdictions.

 

Contracting

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

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

Vendors are asked to register online 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/

Other useful websites are the Doing Business with Us at lacounty.info/doing_business/main_db.htm and the Los Angeles County Office of Small Business at laosb.org

Convalescent Homes

(See Health Facilities Inspection Division)

Cooperative Extension

4800 Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 260-2267
Fax: (323) 260-5208
Website: celosangeles.ucdavis.edu

Provides free or low-cost educational programs for residents of Los Angeles County in locations convenient for the community.  Staff and volunteers provide and encourage the use of current research-based information in nutrition, family and consumer science, youth development, gardening, commercial horticulture, agriculture and natural resources.  Coordinates the 4-H Youth Development Program, the Master Gardener Program, the Farm Advisor, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Network for a Healthy California Latino and Power Play Campaigns for Los Angeles County residents.  Provided through a partnership of the County of Los Angeles, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of California, dating back to 1914.

Antelope Valley Office -
2323 E. Palmdale Blvd., Ste. B
Palmdale 93550
Phone (661) 575-1511
Fax: (661) 266-1874

Coroner - Medical Examiner

1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0512 Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(323) 343-0714 (24 hour)
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

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, notifying the legal next of kin, and making proper disposition of remains.


Gift Shop:
"Skeletons in the Closet"
1104 N. Mission Rd., Los Angeles 90033
Phone (323) 343-0760
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Website: coroner.lacounty.gov

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 here. 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., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Website: http://lavote.net

Marriage License/Marriage Ceremonies - Room 1002
Phone (562) 462-2137

Business Filings and Registrations, Room 2001
Phone (562) 462-2177

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

County Code

Website: http://ordlink.com/codes/lacounty/index.htm 

Contains most of the administrative and regulatory ordinances adopted by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  It can be accessed on the Internet.

County Counsel

Rm. 648, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1811
Website: http://counsel.lacounty.gov

Acts as the legal advisor to the Board of Supervisors, County officers and departments, special districts and certain other public agencies, such as Metro. Represents the Department of Children and Family Services in protecting the interests of children in dependency hearings and appellate proceedings. Works to protect the County from loss and risk associated with its day-to-day operations, and with the assistance of outside counsel, represents the County's interest in all levels of State and federal courts.

Advises on the law as it applies to County operations; drafts legal documents, represents all County departments in civil actions, as well as workers’ compensation matters, and serves as issuer's counsel on funding issues.

Also assists in presenting the County's position in the state Legislature and before state and federal regulatory agencies and administrative hearing boards.

County Morgue

(See Health Services, Department of)

County Veterans Services Office