Directory of Services & Information
Activities –Online Reservations
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.
(See Children and Family Services, Department of)
Adoption Unit, Rm. 2100
Edmund D. Edelman's Children’s Court
201 Centre Plaza Dr., Monterey Park 91754
Phone (323) 526-7131
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Adoption records dating back to the 1800s are housed in the Adoption Unit at the Edmund D. Edelman’s Children's Court in Monterey Park. Persons seeking information about their adoption records for family medical background information may request a "Petition for Birth Record Information” pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 102705. If the judge grants the Petition for Birth Record Information, the petitioner will get a copy of the court file and state file with identifying information redacted. Only if the petitioner specifically requests a copy of the birth certificate and only if the judge grants the request, will the petitioner get a copy of the original birth certificate.
There is an approximate four to eight month processing period after requests are submitted as the request must be coordinated with the State Department of Social Services Office and Vital Records Office in Sacramento. If the parents choose to remain anonymous, their identities will not be released.
To request adoption records unrelated to family medical background, the petitioner should request an "Application and Order of Approval of the Court to Obtain Information Regarding an Adoption" pursuant to Family Code Section 9200. If adoption information is found, a copy of the original adoption order (Adopt 215), adoption agreement (Adopt 210), and request for adoption form (Adopt 200) will be given to the petitioner. There is an approximate four to six weeks processing period after requests are submitted. Applications and Order of Approval of the Court to Obtain Information Regarding an Adoption forms will be reviewed by a judge if the petitioner is not the party involved in the adoption proceeding. If the parents choose to remain anonymous, their identities will not be released.
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights & Measures, Dept
12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia 91006
Phone (626) 575-5471 and (626) 575-5472
Fax: (626) 442-2847
Enforces state laws designed to prevent the introduction and spread of injurious insects, rodents, birds, predatory animals, weeds and plant diseases; regulates pesticide use by private and professional applicators; compiles crop data; regulates produce and egg quality; inspects for accuracy all scales and meters used in trade throughout the County; inspects packages at the wholesale and retail level for accurate labeling and advertised price accuracy, and investigates complaints regarding the same; protects lives and structures from wildfires through clearing of weeds, brush and debris from vacant parcels in the unincorporated communities and contract cities.
Provides environmentally responsible solutions to problems associated with urban wildlife and invasive weeds for county departments, cities, residents and others.
Operates the Environmental Toxicology Laboratory, a full-service chemical and biological testing laboratory that specializes in testing water for contaminants and tests for pesticides in environmental, plant and animal tissue samples.
Operates the Entomology Laboratory, which identifies exotic insects and other invertebrate organisms.
Operates the Plant Pathology Laboratory, which provides plant disease and damage diagnosis; plant, mushroom, and nematode identification; and consultation on landscape maintenance.
Antelope Valley -
335 E. Ave. K-10, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 974-8801
Los Angeles (Market Office) - (appointments only)
1320 E. Olympic Blvd., # 216, Los Angeles 90021
Phone (562) 622-0426
Sylmar - (appointments only)
14445 Olive View Dr., Bldg. A, Sylmar 91342
Phone (818) 833-6647
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Pest Exclusion and Produce Quality Bureau
Environmental Toxicology Laboratory Bureau
Weed Hazard and Pest Management Bureau
Weed Hazard Abatement
Weights and Measures Bureau
11012 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 622-0402
Fax: (562) 861-0278
Information.................................................................. (562) 622-0402
Complaints.................................... (562) 622-0400 or (800) 665-2900
Metrology Laboratory................................................ (562) 622-0419
335 E. Ave. K-10, Lancaster 93535 Phone (661) 974-8801
Weed Hazard Abatement
Antelope Valley - Phone (661) 974-8803
All other County areas - Phone (626) 575-5484
AIDS Programs and Policy
Public Health, Department of
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 6th Flr., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 351-8000
California AIDS Hotline (800) 367-AIDS or (800) 367-2437
Fax: (213) 738-0825
Plans, develops and coordinates HIV/AIDS-related services and activities within the Department of Public Health through subcontracted community-based agencies, hospitals, health organizations, and through the department’s inpatient and outpatient facilities. Specific services include: HIV risk reduction and prevention programs, medical outpatient care, mental health, case management, and other HIV/AIDS services. Serves as liaison with contracted providers, state, federal, and health care sector on HIV/AIDS issues. Plans and implements HIV/AIDS programs in coordination with the community and with local planning bodies. Develops, administers, and monitors grants and contracts. Provides and coordinates HIV-related education and training programs.
Air Pollution Control District
South Coast Air Quality Management District
21865 E. Copley Dr., Diamond Bar 91765
General Information (909) 396-2000
Complaints (800) CUT-SMOG
Report a Smoking Vehicle (800) CUT-SMOG
Recorded Smog Information (800) CUT-SMOG
Asbestos Information (909) 396-2336
Local Government Affairs (909) 396-2432
Public Works, Department of
Brackett Field -
1615 McKinley Ave., La Verne 91750
Phone (909) 593-1395
Compton / Woodley Airport -
901 W. Alondra Blvd., Compton 90220
Phone (310) 631-8140
El Monte Airport -
4233 N. Santa Anita Ave., El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 448-6129
General William J. Fox Airfield -
4555 W. Ave. G, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 940-1709
Whiteman Airport -
12653 Osborne St., Pacoima 91331
Phone (818) 896-5271
Alcohol and Drug Program Administration
Public Health, Department of
1000 S. Fremont Ave., Bldg. A-9 East, 3rd Flr., Alhambra 91803
Phone (626) 299-4193
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Information / Assessment and Referral
Phone (800) 564-6600
TTY/TDD: (800) 735-2929
Information only on relay communication (800) 676-3777
Website: Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Contracts with more than 300 community-based organizations to provide an array of alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services throughout LA County. Some of these services include: alcohol and drug prevention services, outpatient drug-free counseling services, alcohol and drug abuse residential detoxification services, community prevention and recovery programs, homeless day care services, alcohol and drug-free living centers, driving under the influence programs, and assessment and referral services.
Alternate Public Defender
Room G-35, Hall of Records
320 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6626
Provides legal representation to indigent defendants the Public Defender is unable to represent, due to a conflict of interest, for court proceedings in the Superior Court and for appeals to higher courts.
In a medical emergency throughout the County of Los Angeles dial 9-1-1.
Hotline to report animal bites, potential animal rabies cases or exposures to bats in LA County: (877) 747-2243.
For bat removal, please contact a local animal control agency or Veterinary Public Health.
Animal Care and Control, Department of
(See also Dog and Cat Licenses, Microchip Program,
Rabies Vaccinations and Spay/Neuter Program)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882 or (800) 253-3555
Volunteer Services –
Phone (562) 256-1367
Animal Licensing Information –
Phone (562) 728-4706
Enforces all state and local laws relating to the control, licensing, humane investigations, or rescuing of all animals within the unincorporated areas of the County or within cities contracting for County service. Provides low-cost vaccination clinics throughout Los Angeles County each year.
Animal Care Centers and Adoption Center:
Owners may redeem impounded animals and may adopt unclaimed animals at each County animal care center. To request service, please call the number listed below to your closest animal care center location.
29525 Agoura Rd., Agoura 91301
Phone (818) 991-0071
4275 N. Elton St., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 962-3577
216 W. Victoria St., Gardena 90248
Phone (310) 523-9566
31044 N. Charlie Canyon Rd., Castaic 91384
Phone (661) 257-3191
11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-6898
5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster 93536
Phone (661) 940-4191
38550 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale, CA 93550
(Opens July 20, 2016)
Chief Executive Office
Website: Click Here
Provides budget information, major capital projects, and lots of photos of activities and programs.
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")
(See Environmental Health)
Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
(Parks and Recreation Department)
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Phone (626) 821-3222
Descanso Gardens -
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge 91011
Phone (818) 949-4200
South Coast Botanic Garden -
26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes 90274
Phone (310) 544-6815
Virginia Robinson Gardens -
Beverly Hills 90210
Phone (310) 276-5367 (Reservations required)
All gardens provide opportunities for interested individuals to view plants from the world over which are horticulturally suitable, adaptable and desirable in Southern California, with an eye toward using the plants in their own home landscapes.
The Arboretum Library contains a comprehensive collection of resources on gardening, botany, California native plant life, environmental issues, and some agriculture as these subjects relate to the plants native to and planted in Southern California. This includes books, magazines, government documents, pamphlets, and audio-visual materials. You can search the online catalog at www.arboretum.org/support/library.
Docent-led and self-guided walking tours are available at Los Angeles County Arboretum, Descanso Gardens and South Coast Gardens only. Virginia Robinson Gardens offers only docent-guided tours.