LA City Good Neighbor Laws

Tips on Keeping Your Neighborhood Livable

Refuse Collection
Trash containers may be set out on the curbside no earlier than 6 P.M. the evening before collection (Sunday) and are to be removed no later than 8 P.M. following collection (Monday). (LAMC 66.27) Bureau of Street Services 800-996-2489

Sanitation laws require all dog owners to pic up after their dogs immediately. (LAMC 53.49) Animal Services Dept. 888-452-7381. And please do not put your dog’s waste in other’s trash containers – they don’t need the smell.

Trash/Debris or Excessive Vegetation
Properties must be free of trash, debris and overgrown vegetation. (LAMC 91.8104)
Dept. of Building & Safety 888-524-2845

LAPD Non-Emergency Hotline – 877-ASK-LAPD/877-275-5273

Construction in residential areas is limited to the hours of 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. during the week and 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Saturdays. It is banned on Sundays. (LAMC 41.40)

Loud Noises from any musical instrument, stereo or other amplified device is prohibited if it interferes with the peace and quiet of another. No instrument or sound-producing device 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 A.M. (LAMC 112.04)

Home Auto Repair
Other than for minor emergencies, which must be completed within 24 hours, all auto repairs should be done within a building or in an area that is entirely enclosed from view by a wall or a fence. (LAMC 12.21A1(a), 12.21A8(a))
Dept. of Building & Safety 888-524-2845

Inoperative Vehicles
Non-functioning vehicles must be stored in a garage or in an area not viewable from the public street, not in a driveway or on the street. (LAMC 12.21A8(b))
Dept. of Transportation Abandoned Vehicles 800-222-6366

Parking in the Front Yard
Vehicles should not be parked in the front yard area except in a designated driveway. (LAMC 80.71.3) Dept. of Transportation, Parking Enforcement L.A. Area 213-485-4184