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Bus Benches

(See Permits)

Bus Passes

(MTA and Foothill)

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2068
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
Cashier windows first floor lobby.

Bus Stop Amenities

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

Provides and maintains bus stops in unincorporated areas throughout the County, including benches, trash receptacles, shelters, and information kiosks.  For information regarding the bus stop benches with advertising, please see the Permits Section, Road Uses.

Business Filings and Registrations

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Website: Click here

The filing of a fictitious business name statement is designed to make available to the public the identities of persons doing business under the fictitious name.  Every person who regularly transacts business in this state for profit under a fictitious business name must do all of the following:

  • File a fictitious business name statement no later than 40 days from the time the registrant commences to transact business.
  • File a new (amended) statement after any change in the facts from the original filing.
  •  Re-file a fictitious business name statement five years from the previous filing if continuing to do business under the business name(s).

The fee is $26 for the first fictitious business name and one registered owner and $5 for each additional fictitious business name or original registrant filed on the same statement and conducting business at the same location.

State law requires that within 30 days the registrant must publish a statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located.

Fictitious Business Names (FBN) Statement application forms are available on the website at  If you mail your FBN, please use the following address: Business Filing and Registration, P.O. Box 1208, Norwalk, CA 90651-1208.

Fictitious Business Name Search

Searching a fictitious business name may be done on the Internet at or in person at the Norwalk office, Van Nuys or LAX branch offices or by mail addressed to the Norwalk office.  The fictitious business name records in Los Angeles County are maintained in alphabetical indexes by the name and year that the document was filed. Telephone requests for index searches are not accepted.

Searches can also be conducted by sending a written request to: Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Business Filing and Registration Section, Rm. 2001, 12400 Imperial Hwy., Norwalk, CA 90650.  Please include the name and address of the business.

The search fee is $5 per name.  There is no minimum.  The fee for certified copy, if needed, is $2.  A check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk must accompany the written request and should also include a stamped self-addressed return envelope.  The search fee is non-refundable.

Business License

Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-2011
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.

Lancaster Office
335A East Ave. K-6, Lancaster 93535
Phone (661) 723-4492
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tues., Thurs. and Fri.

Valencia Office
23757 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355
Phone (661) 253-7342
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. and Wed. (only public social services)

Certain businesses are required to obtain a license from the County of Los Angeles if they are conducted in an unincorporated area or in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Diamond Bar, Malibu, Santa Clarita and Westlake Village.

Persons living in cities other than those listed above should contact their local city hall.

Activities requiring a business license are listed at

Business License Comm. & Charitable Orgs & Solicit

Rm. 374, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7691
Fax:  (213) 633-5102
Website: Click here

Holds hearings to grant, deny, modify, suspend, or revoke business licenses. Regulates and licenses taxicab operators and taxi drivers, adult entertainment, dances, bookstores, billiard parlors, restaurants, salvage yards, recyclers, bingo operators and managers,, exhibitions, carnivals, circuses, health spas, arcades, shooting ranges, private schools, etc. in the unincorporated areas of the County.  For business license information in cities, contact the local city hall.  The commission encourages the formation of new charities and issues charitable solicitation information cards to recognized charitable organizations.

Business, Office of Small

Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 881-3964
Fax: (323) 881-1871

Serves as a clearinghouse of information for businesses. Links to the County’s centralized website which lists bids and contracting opportunities from all County departments; also “hotlinks” with purchasing websites of many public agencies in Southern California.