City Attorney Good Neighbor Laws

The following comes from a brochure provided by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and offers the following “Tips on Keeping Los Angeles Livable”:

CITY PROPERTY

BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use (800) 996-2489:
Posting yard sale and other signs is not permitted on public property. (LAMC 28.04(a))

Property owners and renters are responsible for keeping the sidewalk in front of their house or business free of trash and debris (LAMC 41.46)

Trash containers can be put out no earlier than 6 PM before collection and must be removed by 8 PM afterwards. (LAMC 66.27

It is illegal to dump garbage of any kind on any street. (LAMC 66.27)

 

NOISE:

 LAPD NON-EMERGENCY HOTLINE 877 ASK-LAPD / 877-275-5273

Construction in residential areas is limited to the hours of 7 AM to 9 PM during the week and 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays. It is banned on Sundays and national holidays. (LAMC 41.40)

Loud Noises from any musical instrument, stereo or other amplified device is prohibited if it interferes with someone’s peace and quiet. No sound should be audible more than 150 feet away from the boundary where it is being played. (LAMC 112.01(a)(b))

Car Alarms must become automatically silenced within five minutes. (LAMC 114.06)

Leaf Blowers may not be used before 7 AM. (LAMC 112.04)

FIREWORKS

It is a misdemeanor to use, sell, possess, or discharge fireworks in the City of Los Angeles. (LAMC 57.5608.1.2)

CARS

Home Car Repair must be done in a building or area that is hidden by a wall or fence. (LAMC 12.21A1(a), 12.21A8(a)) DEPT. OF BUILDING & SAFETY (888) 524-2845

Inoperable Cars must be garaged or somewhere hidden, not in a driveway or on the street. (LAMC 12.21A8(b)) DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION, Abandoned Vehicles (800) 222-6366

Except for emergency vehicles, parking is never allowed in alleys. (Vehicle Code 22951) DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION,Parking Enforcement (213) 485-4184

OUTSIDE STORAGE

Items  such as indoor furniture, plumbing fixtures, construction and car parts can not be stored in the yard. (LAMC 12.21A(a), 12.08A, 12.21C1(g)  DEPT. OF STREET SERVICES, Lot Cleaning (800) 996-2489

RESIDENCES

Sanitation laws require dog owners to clean up after their dogs
immediately. (LAMC 53.49)
ANIMAL SERVICES DEPT.(888) 452-7381

A maximum of five 2-day yard sales are allowed per year. Sale items must be used only, no new merchandise. Sales are not allowed on the sidewalks or streets. Hours are 9 AM – 5 PM only. (LAMC 12.03)  CITY CLERK, OFFICE OF FINANCE (213) 626-9271

BASIC MAINTENANCE / REPAIR OF BUILDINGS OR FENCES

DEPT. OF BUILDING & SAFETY (888) 524- 2845 / HOUSING & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPT. (866) 557-736

Houses must be painted, maintained and in good repair, including wood siding, porch flooring, steps and railings, windows, screens, roofs and exteriors. (LAMC 91.8104.1).

Properties must also be free of trash, debris and overgrown vegetation. (LAMC 91.8104)

 

 

 

 

For non-emergency services and citywide toll-free number for information dial 3-1-1