Los Angeles Municipal Guide 2019
Selected Los Angeles County
Departments, Commissions and Related Agencies
AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS &
MEASURES, DEPARTMENT OF
12300 Lower Azusa Road, Arcadia, CA 91006-5872
Enforces state laws which prevent the introduction or spread of insects,
diseases, weeds and animal pests; maintains quality and prevents consumer
deception in handling and in food chain; regulates use of pesticides; controls
hazardous weeds and pest animals; abates bee disease and provides bee control
information; compiles crop production and similar data.
ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER, OFFICE OF
320 West Temple Street, Room G-35, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Provides legal representation to indigent defendants the Public Defender is
unable to represent, due to a conflict of interest, for court proceedings in the
Superior Court and for appeals to higher courts.
ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF
5898 Cherry Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90805
Enforces state laws and County ordinances regarding the humane care of
domestic animals; impounds and shelters stray dogs and cats as well as other
animals normally cared for during cruelty investigations; rescues and returns
wild animals to nature; licenses dogs and cats; inspects and licenses pet kennels
and wild animal compounds; conducts low-cost rabies vaccination clinics;
provides a low-cost spay and neuter program for pet population control.
ASSESSOR, OFFICE OF THE
500 West Temple Street, Room 225, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Locates all taxable property in the County and identifies ownership; establishes
value for all property subject to property taxation; reassesses property upon
transfer or change of ownership; adds value for new construction; lists the value
of all property on the assessment roll; and processes all property tax exemptions.
AUDITOR-CONTROLLER, OFFICE OF
500 West Temple Street, Room 525, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Maintains financial control over the centralized accounting records and
transactions of the County, school districts and special districts; prepares and
issues warrants for employee payroll, welfare, services and supplies; conducts
operational and financial audits of the County departments, the courts, special
districts and concessionaires; checks and certifies assessed valuations,
extends tax rates and makes charges against the tax collector; processes tax
refunds and cancellations; apportions and distributes taxes to taxing agencies;
and provides accounting control of funds to be allocated to community redevelopment
BEACHES & HARBORS, DEPARTMENT OF
13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Operates Marina del Rey Small Craft Harbor and 31 miles of beaches from
White Point/Royal Palms in the south to Nicholas Canyon Beach in the north.
Within the County-owned Marina del Rey, administers property leases; maintains
all County-operated harbor facilities; maintains community relations and
recreational programs; operates recreational vehicle and parking lots.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE
500 West Temple Street, Suite 383, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Board of Supervisors serves as the governing body of the County. Enacts
ordinances and establishes specific regulations for the administration of
County departments and special districts. It adopts the final County budget on
or before August 1st of each year. The executive officer acts as administrative
head of the department. Serves as secretary to the Board of Supervisors as
a whole and maintains records of Board proceedings and serves as administrative
officer of the Assessment Appeals Board, which sits as a board of
equalization for Los Angeles County.