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Housing Inspections - Headquarters

Public Health, Department of
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5200
24-Hour Hotline (888) 700-9995

Inspects more than 71,000 licensed housing sites (five or more units) and responds to more than 17,000 complaints per year to ensure that residential housing is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation. Also includes apartments, condominiums, townhouses, lofts, and private homes.


Metro North Housing
3530 Wilshire Blvd., 9th Fl., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7896

North Housing
6851 Lennox Ave., Ste. 310, Van Nuys 91405
Phone (818) 902-4470

West Housing
6053 Bristol Parkway, 2nd Fl., Culver City 90230
Phone (310) 665-8484

Metro South Housing
695 S. Vermont Ave., 14th Fl., Los Angeles 90005
Phone (213) 351-5085

East Housing
12440 E. Imperial Hwy., Rm. 515, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-6830

San Gabriel Valley Housing
1435 W. Covina Parkway, Rm. 25, West Covina 91790
(626) 813-3360

South Housing
122 W. 8th Street, Rm. 19, San Pedro 90731
Phone (310) 519-6060

Housing and Institutions Program
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Dr., Baldwin Park 91706
Phone (626) 430-5590

Inspects hotels, motels, dormitories, private schools, jails, and other institutions.

Human Relations Commission

Community and Senior Services
3175 W. Sixth St., Los Angeles 90020
Phone (213) 738-2600

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.

Human Resources, Department of

Rm. 579, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2406
Job Information Hotline: (800) 970-LIST (5478)
TTY: (800) 897-0077 (24 hours / 7 days)
TTY: (800) 899-4099 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. operator assisted)

Wilshire Facility
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 738-2084
TDD: (800) 897-0077 (24 hours / 7 days)
TDD: (800) 899-4099 (Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. operator assisted)

Manages the County's human resources policy development and implementation in the areas of workforce planning, employee recruitment and retention, benefits administration, employee performance management, training and employee development.

Ensures the maintenance of a high quality workforce for the provision of critical services to the public. Responsible for a countywide human resources program to ensure fairness and equity for employees and citizens seeking employment with the County.

Identity Theft

(See Consumer Affairs, Department of)

Illegal Dumping



(See Debts for County Services and INS Clearance Letters)

Immunization Program

Public Health, Department of
3530 Wilshire Blvd., 7th Fl., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (213) 351-7800
Fax: (213) 351-2780

Promotes immunizations (vaccines) to protect infants, children, adolescents, and adults from diseases that can be serious, such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, and influenza (flu).
Provides technical assistance and resources to help health care providers adopt practices that have been proven to improve immunization services, access, and rates.

Provides follow-up and referrals to help prevent hepatitis b in infants who are born to women who have been infected with hepatitis b. Works with families and providers to prevent the further spread of vaccine-preventable diseases when cases are identified.

Plans immunization awareness campaigns, provides immunization educational materials, and posts information on its website to help community members make informed decisions about immunizations.
Links community members who do not have insurance and/or access to a regular health care provider with resources to receive flu and other immunizations at no charge or for a reduced fee. Individuals seeking referrals may also call the County Information Line at 211.


In-Home Supportive Services

(See Public Social Services, Department of)

In-Home Supportive Services

(See Public Social Services, Department of)

Income Assistance

Public Social Services, Department of
Central Helpline (877) 481-1044
2-1-1 Other Resources

Incorporations, Cities

(See Local Agency Formation Commission)

Industrial Waste

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3517

Industrial Waste ...

Public Works, Department of

General information, list of landfills and industrial waste disposal permits:

Environmental Programs Division
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 458-3500

Industrial Waste and Underground Storage Tanks
Phone (626) 458-3517

Land Development
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Hours: Mon - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Public Counter, Plan Check and Final Maps
Phone (626) 458-4930

Tentative Maps
Phone (626) 458-4915

Landfills -
Phone (626) 458-3553

Rubbish Disposal -
Phone (800) 404-4487

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Joint Administration Office
1955 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
P.O. Box 4998, Whittier 90607
Phone (562) 699-7411 or (323) 685-5217

Sanitary Landfills:

Calabasas -
5300 Lost Hills Rd., Agoura 90301
Phone (818) 889-0363

Puente Hills -
13130 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 699-7315

Scholl Canyon -
7721 N. Figueroa St., Los Angeles 90041
Phone (323) 245-9865 or (818) 243-9779

Material Recovery and Transfer Facilities:

Downey Area Recycling and Transfer (DART)
9770 E. Washburn Rd., Downey 90241
Phone (562) 622-3503

Puente Hills Material Recovery Facility
13130 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 908-4288, ext. 6074

South Gate Transfer Station
9530 Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 927-0146

Recycle Centers:

Palos Verdes Recycle Center
26301 S. Crenshaw Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates 90274
Phone (310) 375-6094

Puente Hills Recycle Center
13130 Crossroads Pkwy. South, City of Industry 91746
Phone (562) 908-4875

Refuse-to-Energy Facilities:

Commerce Refuse-to-Energy Facility
5926 Sheila St., Commerce 90040
Phone (323) 721-1278

Southeast Resources Recovery Facility
120 Pier S Ave., Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 570-1196

Sewer Connection and Annexation
Phone (562) 699-7411

Emergency and After-Hours Contact
Sewage Spills
Solid Waste Management
Phone (562) 437-6520

Info Line

(See 211 LA County)

Information Systems Advisory Body

12750 Center Court Dr., Ste. 500, Cerritos 90703
Phone (562) 403-6510

Established by the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee (CCJCC) as a multi-agency, multi-jurisdiction entity to address key requirements for justice systems collaboration. Charged with the overall responsibility for improving information systems design, ensuring standards based coordinated development, facilitating integration, and further developing the capability of electronic information sharing within the justice community.

Inheritance Tax Information

As of January 1, 1981, state law eliminated the county treasurer's role in collecting inheritance taxes and eliminated the necessity of checking contents of safe deposit boxes.

Information should be obtained from the office of the State Controller, Division of Tax Administration, P.O. Box 247, Sacramento 95802-0247, Phone (916) 445-6321.

INS Clearance Letters

Sheriff’s Department
Records and Identification Bureau
Public Services Unit
12440 Imperial Hwy., # 120, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 345-4441

Insect and Plant Disease Identification

Insects and Plant Diseases
Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
Entomology/Plant Pathology Laboratory
11012 South Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone (562) 622-0431 (Insects)
Phone (562) 622-0433 (Plants)
Fax: (562) 622-0717

Identifies insects and other invertebrate organisms, especially those that cause damage to crops and landscape plants. The plant pathologist identifies bacteria, fungus, virus, nutrient deficiency and chemical damage in plants.


Insect Identification

(See Pest/Insect Identification)

Inspector General

312 S. Hill Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, California 90013
Phone: (213) 974-6100
Phone: (800) 801-0030
Hours: M-F, 8:30 -4:30

The Office of Inspector General monitors the operations of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for the Board of Supervisors and the public. If you have concerns about the Sheriff’s Department, which polices unincorporated areas of the county and some cities, and which runs county jails, please share them with us. Complaints of police misconduct are investigated by the Sheriff’s Department and may be reported directly to them or to us. A complaint form can be filled out on our website, where you will also find reports we have issued regarding the Sheriff’s Department.