Important Phone Numbers
West Valley ~ Warner Center

City Business Licenses (Business Tax Certificate): Required for all entities doing business within the City of Los Angeles.

Office of Finance, Tax & Permit Division
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 110
Van Nuys 91401
(818) 374-6850

Building & Construction Permits: Required for all new and remodeling construction, including change of occupancy.

City of Los Angeles Building & Safety
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
Van Nuys 91401
(888) 524-2845 (Inside L.A. County) (213) 482-0000 (Outside L.A. County)

Bulky Item Pickup:

Customer Service Call Center
No Public Counter
Los Angeles, CA 90013
T.F. (800) 773-2489
Ctx (213) 473-4180
TDD (213) 473-4112

Email SAN.CallCenter@LACity.Org
Service Request Form
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 07:30a.m. - 04:45p.m.


Zoning Approval: Permitted uses, development regulations, design review, sign permits, and parking regulations.
Land Use Permit: Zone change, variance, conditional use permit

County Business Personal Property: Property used in the operation of a business such as machinery, equipment, trade fixtures, etc. and is taxable and subject to assessment. Business operations need to file a Business Property Statement annually with the Office of the Assessor declaring property on hand as of January 1 of each year. Generally those businesses with personal property and fixtures with a cost less that $100,000 are not required to file property taxes.

Office of the Assessor
Business Personal Property Assessments
13800 Balboa Blvd.
Sylmar 91342
(818) 833-6000

Fictitious Name Filing (DBA): Required if fictitious name is used. Name search can be completed on the Internet.

Business Name Filing & Registration
Van Nuys Branch Office
14340 W. Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 374-7191

State Corporation, Company or Partnership Filings: If you are considering becoming a corporation (either stock or nonprofit), a limited liability company, or a partnership (limited, limited liability, or general), you must file with the Secretary of State&rsquo s Office

Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
1500 11th Street
Sacramento 95814
(916) 657-5448

Occupational Safety & Health Information: Businesses with employees must prepare an Injury and Illness Prevention Plan. The state provides a no-fee consultation service to assist employers with preventing unsafe working conditions and workplace hazards.
Cal/OSHA Consultation Services
320 W. Fourth St., Room 850
Los Angeles 900136
(213) 576-7451

Registration Form for Employers: Required to file a registration within 15 days after paying more than $100 in wages to one or more employees. No distinction is made between full-time and part-tine or permanent and temporary employees in meeting this requirement.

Employment Development Department
Employment Tax Customer Service Office
800 Capitol Mall, MIC 83
Sacramento, CA 95814

Sales & Use Permit (Seller&rsquo s Permit): All businesses selling or leasing tangile property must obtain a Seller&rsquo s Permit.
State Board of Equalization
Sales & Use Tax Division
15350 Sherman Way, Suite 250, Van Nuys
(818) 904-2300.

State Income Tax Information: Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board.
Franchise Tax Board
15350 Sherman Way, Suite 100
Van Nuys, CA 91406-4203
(800) 852-5711

Wage & Hour Laws: Businesses with employees must comply with laws establishing minimum standards for wages, hours, and working conditions
Department of Industrial Relations
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Room 206
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 901-5315

Workers' Compensation Information: Businesses with employees must maintain Workers' Compensation Insurance coverage on either a self-insured basis, or provided through a commercial carrier, or the State Workers' Compensation Insurance Fund. 1933 South Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 744-4201

Department of Industrial Relations
Division of Workers&rsquo Compensation
6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 105
Van Nuys, CA 91401
(818) 901-5367

Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN or SSN): Employers with employees, business partnerships, and corporations, must obtain an Employer Identification Number from the I.R.S. Businesses can obtain appropriate Federal income tax forms from this location.

Federal Building
6230 Van Nuys Blvd, 1st Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91401

Proof of Residency Requirement: Employees hired after November 6, 1986 must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
US Immigration and Naturalization Service
Los Angeles District Office
300 North Los Angeles Street, Room 1001
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(800) 357-2099

Other Consulting/Training/Financial Assistance: Consultation, information, assistance, and seminars on various aspects of business operations. Some sessions are offered at no charge.

SBDC (Small Business Development Center)
San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys
COC University Center
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
661 362 5900


24-Hour Message Line:
1(800) 735-2929
ONEgeneration Enrichment Center: (818) 705-2345

Animal Services
West Valley Shelter:
20655 Plummer Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(888) 452-7381

Building and Safety
(866) 4LA-CITY or (213) 473-3231

City Attorney
(213) 978-1840

City Clerk
(213) 978-1133 

City Council
The Los Angeles City Council meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chambers, Room 340, City Hall, 200 North Spring Street Broadcast coverage of Council meetings can be seen on Channel 35 CityView
(213) 621-CITY

A dial-up telephone system allows the public to listen to live coverage of the Los Angeles City Public Meetings from any phone
(818) 904-9450

Commission on the Status of Women
(213) 978-0300

Contract Administration
(213) 580-1382

Cultural Affairs
(213) 202-5500

(213) 485-6334

Constituent Services: (818) 374-4600

(213) 473-5901

Emergency: 911 or (213) 485-6180
Fire Stations in the Third Council District
Brush Clearance Unit: (213) 374-1111

Household Hazardous Waste
(800) 238-0173
(866) 557-7368

Housing Authority
(213) 252-2500

Human Relations Commission
(213) 978-1660

(213) 228-7272
(213) 228-7000

(213) 482-7077

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: (877) 275-5273
24 Hour Anonymous Tip Line: (877) 529-3855

Police Department     213-928-8223
West Valley~Front Desk      818-374-7611
Senior Lead Officers~West Valley    818-756-7630

LAPD Topanga
21501 Schoenborn Street
Canoga Park, CA 91304
818-756-4800 Phone

 Public Works
(213) 978 - 0259

Recreation and Parks
(888) 527-2757

Recycling and Refuse Collection Service: (800) 773-2489
Bulky Item Pick-Up: (800) 773-2489
Household Hazardous Waste and Used Motor Oil Recycling: (800) 988-6942

Street Services
(800) 996-2489
Graffiti Removal: (866) 4LA-CITY or 311

Tree Trimming
(213) 978 - 0259

Water and Power
(800) 342-5397 (24 hours)


FilmLA, Inc.: (213) 977-8632

Homeless Services Authority
(213) 683-3333
Shelter Hotline: (800) 548-6047 or (800) 660-4026 (TDD)

Public Safety/Public Assistance Numbers
Narcotics Hotline: (800) 662-2878
Narcotics/Substance Abuse Hotline: (800) 252-6465
24-Hour Anonymous Hotline: (877) 529-3855
Battered Woman Hotline: (310) 392-8381
Child Abuse Hotline: (800) 540-4000
Rape Hotline: (626) 793-3385
Suicide Hotline: (877) 727-4747
Terrorist Threats: (877) A-THREAT
Los Angeles Rape and Battering Hotline: (213) 626-3393
Youth Crisis Hotline: (800) 843-5200

Shopping Cart Removal
(800) 252-4613

Job Corps
(818) 267-3346

Department of Transportation
213 - 485-4184
Abandoned Vehicles - 800 - 222-6366
City Ride - 310 - 808-7433
Dial-a-Ride - 323 - 666-0895
Parking Violation Hotline - 213 - 972-4932
Immediate Parking Enforcement Dispatch - blocked driveways - 213 - 485-4184
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