Los Angeles County, one of California's original 27 counties, was established on Feb. 18, 1850. It is one of the nation's largest counties with 4,084 square miles, and has the largest population of any county in the nation - nearly 10 million residents who account for approximately 27 percent of California's population. As a subdivision of the state, the County is charged with providing numerous services that affect the lives of all residents, including law enforcement, tax collection, public health protection, public social services, elections and flood control.

source: Los Angeles County website
Elections & Voting
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Be Prepared!
Know your neighbors. Plan Together. Be Ready. Find out all about emergency preparedness, before disaster strikes.
Starting a business
Information about business licenses, fictitious business names, and zoning requirements. Know the facts before you get started.
Doing business
Opportunities for contracting with the county, purchasing, procurement, auctions, and more.
Budgets & Reports
Where does the county's money go? Find our more about the budgets, income, expenses and governance of the most populous county in the U.S.
County Website
County Administration Address
Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple St. Room 358, Los Angeles 90012
County Phone
(213) 974-1311
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Los Angeles County Office of Education

News Stories about Los Angeles County

Red Alert: Oppose Unprecedented Overreach by L.A. County into ALL LOCAL CITIES

June 15, 2020 Your County Supervisor needs to hear from you NOW! The LA County Board of Supervisors will discuss expanding their strict eviction controls and force every ... read more

2019 BizFed Poll: L.A. County Businesses Gloomy over Future Outlook

June 24, 2019 Following a trend from last year, business owners and leaders throughout Los Angeles County have major concerns about the future, especially about homelessness, housing affordability ... read more

County Supervisors extend rent control, add new mandates without working with housing providers

April 15, 2019 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors last week extended a temporary rent control ordinance for unincorporated county. Without any collaboration or consultation with housing ... read more
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Save the Date! Housing Forum on May 10 to look at housing options in the South Bay and beyond

April 8, 2019 The South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) and the SBAOR are pleased to invite you to the Housing Forum, a half-day conference on Friday, ... read more

LA County Rent Stabilization: What you need to know

February 8, 2019 Despite protests and opposition from real estate and housing professionals all over the county, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in late 2018 adopted ... read more

SBAOR joins calls for Los Angeles County to approve new housing in Tejon Ranch

December 10, 2018 SBAOR joined LA BizFed and other business organizations to express support for Centennial at Tejon Ranch, a proposed mixed-use development project in the northern portion ... read more

Voters in unincorporated County of LA also rejected Prop 10 and Rent Control

November 15, 2018 Despite Los Angeles County voter’s rejection of Proposition 10 and rent control, the LA County Board of Supervisors approved a moratorium on rent increases for ... read more

County Supes muscle out interim rent control while ignoring public input

November 14, 2018 The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an interim ordinance on November 13 to temporarily cap rent increases at 3% annually for eligible properties ... read more

South Bay REALTORS® cheer defeat of ballot measure that would have hurt housing

November 7, 2018 California voters on November 6 delivered a resounding rebuke to the notion of rent control when they turned down Proposition 10, a measure that would ... read more

Local governments looking at Prop 10 and rent control as wary voters get ready to vote

October 1, 2018 With five weeks to go before election day, some local governments are considering whether to show support for Proposition 10 and rent control. On Tuesday, ... read more

This Just In: Rent Control Doesn't Work, says an influential California newspaper

August 28, 2018 The San Jose Mercury News said in an August 25 editorial that rent control is not the solution to our state's housing crisis, and voters ... read more

Grow your small business with resources at an event hosted by Assemblywoman Burke

August 20, 2018 Assemblywoman Autumn Burke is hosting a Small Business Resource Forum on September 13 which will provide a variety of tools for businesses and opportunities for ... read more

LA County Working Group to issue final report pushing rent control

August 6, 2018 The Tenant Protections Working Group, an advisory body to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, is expected to issue its report and recommendations after ... read more

Vote NO on Proposition 10 in November - it'll make the housing crisis worse

August 3, 2018 A statewide coalition representing a broad array of interests is mounting a campaign to oppose Proposition 10, a measure on the California ballot for November ... read more

LA County Working Group issues recommendations for rent control in unincorporated areas

August 3, 2018 A Los Angeles County advisory body on July 25, 2018 issued draft recommendations to respond to the housing crisis by imposing rent control, regulating tenant ... read more

Congresswoman Maxine Waters updates REALTORS® on the latest in Washington

August 25, 2017 With Congress in summer recess and our representatives back in their home districts, REALTORS® around the South Bay and South Los Angeles took the opportunity ... read more
South Bay Travel Pal

Never miss your connections with the South Bay Travel Pal

July 26, 2017 Think that L.A. will always be the car-centered capital of the world? Think again. Transportation solutions are slowly increasing to favor other kinds of transit. ... read more
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Landlords have new incentives to help fight homelessness in Los Angeles County

March 17, 2017 Landlords have new opportunities to find tenants for their units and help fight homelessness in our region. Don't miss this special event to learn about ... read more

Cyber Security and REALTORS®

January 20, 2017 The security of our email, phones, computers, personal data, and all kinds of technology is in the news lately. With good reason. Significant security breaches ... read more

REALTORS® and the Torrance Chamber meet our Members of Congress

January 19, 2017 On January 19, members of the South Bay Association of REALTORS® joined with the Torrance Chamber of Commerce to meet with two members of Congress ... read more

Tell us about your experience with PACE loans

January 4, 2017 Many homeowners throughout California are benefiting from Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy-efficient home improvements. Depending on your city, there are a number ... read more

2016 Election Commentary: What does it mean for REALTORS®?

November 9, 2016 There are surprises up and down the ballot, many of which will have a profound effect on the REALTOR® profession. The victory of Donald Trump ... read more
Vote NO on Measure A

Vote NO on Measure A and STOP the unfair tax

October 31, 2016 Unfair Property Tax with No Sunset Date Will Hurt Your Property Rights! "One of the costliest measures" on the ballot that is sneaking up on ... read more

New! Special REALTOR® resources for all of Los Angeles County

October 19, 2016 We just published a dedicated page of resources in Los Angeles County for REALTORS® and their clients here on SBAOR's advocacy website. As a part ... read more

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