Directory of Services & Information
(See Hearing Impaired)
To obtain copies of death certificates for deaths occurring more than 45 days after the date of death, contact:
Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Headquarters
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 1002, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2137
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Hours: Third Thursday of the month 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Provides same day service at the Norwalk headquarters and all district offices for death records occurring from 1995 to present.
Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 103526 only specific individuals are allowed to receive an authorized certified copy of a death record. An authorized certified copy of a death record may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and obtain other services related to an individual’s identity.
Those who are not authorized may receive an informational certified copy with the words “Informational, not a valid document to establish identity” imprinted across the face of the copy.
Individuals permitted to receive an authorized certified copy:
- The registrant or a parent or legal guardian of the registrant.
- A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order.
- A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business.
- - A child, grandparent, sibling, spouse or domestic partner of the registrant.
- - An attorney representing the registrant or the registrant’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the registrant or the registrant estate.
- - Any funeral director that orders certified copies of a death certificate on behalf of any individual specified in paragraphs (1) to (5), inclusive, of subdivision (a) of Section 7100 of the Health and Safety Code.
Individuals who do not fit into any of the above categories can only obtain an informational copy.
Records are available for deaths occurring in Los Angeles County since 1892. To request a copy of a death certificate by mail, please include the following information: Deceased full name, city of death (if known), or the range of years to be checked, the number of copies you need, your relationship to the deceased, and include a pre-addressed stamped envelope. All requests must have a penalty of perjury statement, a notarized certificate of identity and a check or money order in the amount of $14 made out to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Death Records, P.O. Box 489, Norwalk, CA 90651-0489. You may download a copy of the application at our website www.lavote.net. It takes approximately 15 working days to process requests.
Copies of death records to be mailed from the Norwalk office can be requested from the East Los Angeles, Florence/Firestone, Lancaster, LAX Airport and Van Nuys branch offices. For a list of those offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/ County Clerk Branch Offices.” A valid ID will be requested for orders submitted in person.
You may place an expedited order via the Internet at www.lavote.net using a major credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover). The fee is $14 for the certificate. Expedited orders will be processed within three working days of receipt of the penalty of perjury statement and the notarized certificate of identity. Credit card orders will be returned by regular mail unless Express Mail delivery is requested, which costs an additional $18.50. A $6 special handling fee will be charged on all credit card orders in addition to the copy fee. Information on deaths occurring within the past 45 days must be obtained from the Department of Public Health, 313 N. Figueroa St., Rm. L-1, Los Angeles 90012, (213) 240-7816.
Debts for County Services
Treasurer and Tax Collector
Rm. 109, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
225 N. Hill St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-0160
Phone (213) 974-0197 (Immigration clearance)
Provides collection services for delinquent accounts receivables to various County departments.
(See Real Estate Records)
Design Control Board Commission
13484 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9505
Reviews plans for exterior modifications or improvements to Marina del Rey parcels.
(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")
Auditor-Controller, Department of
153 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-8368
Direct Assessments are charges by agencies to pay for services provided directly to property.
These services include, for example, street lighting, sewer maintenance, flood control and weed abatement. Direct assessments are separately listed on property tax bills.
The telephone number for each direct assessment is listed on the property tax bill and can be obtained by accessing the Auditor-Controller’s website at http://cmsapp.co.la.ca.us/auditor/queryfor.htm
Disabilities, County Commission on
Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1053
Fax (213) 633-5102
TDD: (213) 974-1707
Advises the Board of Supervisors of the unique needs of people with disabilities, including but not limited to the areas of health, employment, education, public attitudes and barriers; sponsors the annual Access Awards ceremony and luncheon, which recognizes businesses and community members that encourage better access of information and services to members of the disability community; administers the annual Scholarship Program, which awards educational scholarships to students with disabilities; provides referrals to appropriate governmental agencies and community organizations. The commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration.
(See Human Relations Commission)
Disney Concert Hall
Dispute Resolution Program
Community and Senior Services
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.
Hall of Justice
211 W. Temple St., Suite 1200, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3512
Prosecutes individuals charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes; handles specialized felony cases involving narcotics, gang-related crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, child abduction, consumer and environmental protection, domestic violence, major frauds, insurance frauds and elder abuse.
Assists crime victims and witnesses. Conducts office hearings to resolve neighborhood disputes and minor criminal complaints outside the criminal court system.
Code Enforcement Section
201 N. Figueroa St., 16th Fl., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 580-8715
Domestic Violence Hotline
Family Violence Division
210 W. Temple St., Rm. 18-702, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-3785
Public Affairs Division
320 W. Temple St., Rm. 1162, Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-7401
Victim-Witness Assistance Program
3204 Rosemead Blvd., Ste. 200, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 927-2500
BRANCH AND AREA OFFICES
Airport Branch Office
11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., Ste. 601, Los Angeles 90045
Phone (310) 727-6500
Alhambra Branch Office
150 W. Commonwealth Ave., Alhambra 91801
Phone (626) 308-5302
Antelope Valley Branch Office
42011 4th St. West, Ste. 3530, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 974-7700
Bellflower Area Office
10025 E. Flower St., Rm. 374, Bellflower 90706-5412
Phone (562) 804-8085
Burbank Satellite Office
300 E. Olive Ave., Rm. 215, Burbank 91505
Phone (818) 557-3525
Compton Branch Office
200 W. Compton Blvd., Rm. 700, Compton 90220-3193
Phone (310) 603-7483
Downey Area Office
7500 E. Imperial Hwy, Rm. 324, Downey 90242
Phone (562) 803-7100
East Los Angeles Area Office
4848 E. Civic Center Way, Rm. 201, Los Angeles 90022
Phone (323) 780-2032
El Monte Area Office
11234 E. Valley Blvd., Rm. 110, El Monte 91731
Phone (626) 575-4155
Glendale Area Office
600 E. Broadway, Rm. 280, Glendale 91206
Phone (818) 500-3593
Inglewood Area Office
One Regent Street, Inglewood 90301
Phone (310) 419-5182
Long Beach Branch Office
275 Magnolia Avenue, Suite 3195,, Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 247-2000
Metropolitan Area Office
L.A. Mart, 1933 S. Broadway, Ste. 730, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-4201
Norwalk Branch Office
12720 Norwalk Blvd., Rm. 201, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 807-7212
Pasadena Branch Office
300 E. Walnut St., Rm. 103, Pasadena 91101
Phone (626) 356-5620
Pomona Branch Office
400 Civic Center Plaza, Rm. 201, Pomona 91766
Phone (909) 620-3350
San Fernando Branch Office
900 Third St., 3rd Fl., San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 898-2511
Santa Clarita Area Office
23747 W. Valencia Blvd., Rm. 1, Santa Clarita 91355
Phone (661) 253-7244
Torrance Branch Office
825 Maple Ave., Rm. 190, Torrance 90503
Phone (310) 222-3552
West Covina Area Office
1427 West Covina Pkwy., Rm. 105, West Covina 91790
Phone (626) 813-3301
Van Nuys Branch Office
6230 Sylmar Ave., Rm. 201, Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 374-2400
(See “Court Records” and “Family Law”)
Dog and Cat Licenses
Department of Animal Care and Control – (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4706
County regulations require that residents of unincorporated areas have their dogs and cats vaccinated for rabies. Dogs must be microchipped and comply with spay/neuter requirements. To obtain a dog or cat license, present a certificate of rabies vaccination, plus microchip information (for dogs), and proof of compliance with spay/neuter requirements (for dogs) to the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.
12400 Imperial Hwy., Rm. 2001, Norwalk 90650
Phone (562) 462-2177
Couples may file a statement of domestic partnership between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., weekdays at the Norwalk office or any branch office. For a list of branch offices, see “Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Branch Offices.”
Both partners must be 18 years or older and at least one partner must reside or work within Los Angeles County. It costs $20 to file a statement of domestic partnership. The statement may be amended upon payment of $13. Either partner may file a statement of termination of domestic partnership upon payment of $15. Certified copies are available for $6 per copy. Forms are available on the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk website select “County Clerk Operations” and “Domestic Partnership.”
Provides information on what domestic violence victims can do and where they can go for help by calling toll-free (800) 978-3600 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Recorded message is in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog/Filipino, Khmer, Japanese, Thai and Armenian.
Allows victims of domestic abuse to determine if their abuser is still in jail by calling the Sheriff Department’s Victims Information and Notification (VINE) hotline at (877) 846-3452. Victims may also register with the VINE system at the time of sentencing to be automatically notified when the abuser is released from custody.
Domestic Violence Council
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Rm. B-50, Los Angeles 90012
Phone: (213) 974-2799
Fax: (213) 633-5102
Provides leadership in the creation and support of a victim-centered, countywide and coordinated approach to prevent and respond to domestic violence. Studies the problem of family violence in Los Angeles County and makes recommendations with reference to coordinating education, training and the development of programs in that area. The DVC is a joint government-private sector domestic violence program with a comprehensive approach to domestic violence. Conducts research of intervention models for working with families and makes recommendations to incorporate them into existing County family service programs. Maintains a focus on issues related to victims of domestic violence for agencies and interested persons in distribution of information, resolution of issues, increase in public awareness, legislative advocacy, securing resources for victim services, and development of strategic plans within the public and private sectors. Ensure that programs dealing with partner abuse are sensitive to the language and culture of the population to be served. Evaluates and recommends appropriate legislation in collaboration with departments and agencies, and advises the Board of Supervisors on public policy issues pertaining to domestic violence.
(See Substance Abuse Prevention and Control)