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Directory of Services & Information

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.

Insurance, Commission On

Rm. B-50, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-1431
Fax (213) 633-5102

Comprised of insurance specialists, knowledgeable in the area of consumer insurance, automobile liability, homeowners, health and earthquake insurance, who work collaboratively to inform the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of significant developments, court cases, and the status of pending legislation concerning consumer insurance matters. Submits regular and special reports and recommendations to the Board as deemed appropriate; develops information and makes recommendations on methods for reducing the costs of insurance; improves customer education and broadens community awareness regarding insurance issues. Upon specific approval by the Board, may conduct public hearings, call witnesses and experts, present testimony and participate in insurance matters before the Congress, state Legislature, State Insurance Commission or other public bodies. The commission meets on the third Thursday every other month at 10 a.m. in Rm. 374-A. A consumer insurance “tip sheet” is available online.

Internal Services Department

1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2101

Provides a range of support services to other County departments in the areas of purchasing, contracting, facilities, information technology, and other support services, such as energy and environmental programs management, parking and mail services.

Facilities Operations -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2107

Information Technology -
9150 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey 90242
Phone (562) 940-2902

County Office of Sustainability -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2816

Purchasing and Contracting Services -
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-2670 Purchasing
Phone (323) 267-3101 Contracting

ISD-Public Information Office
1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles 90063
Phone (323) 267-3108

Also see “Contracting, Purchasing, and ”Surplus Goods Sales and Donations.”


County home page:

Provides general information about the County, the Board of Supervisors, individual departments and agencies. Includes the agenda for the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, the supporting documents, and the statement of proceedings.

This booklet, "Citizens Guide to County Services," is also online.