Good Neighbor Laws

Motor Vehicles

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 which is entirely enclosed from view by a wall or a fence.
(LAMC 12.21A1(a), 12.21A8(a))
DEPT. OF BUILDING & SAFETY
Toll free .......................................... (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
Toll free ..........................................(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
Valley Area ..................................... (818) 752-5100

Parking in Alleys

Except for emergency vehicles, parking is never allowed in alleys. (Vehicle Code 22951)
DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION, Parking Enforcement
Valley Area ..................................... (818) 752-5100

City Property

Garage Sale and other Signs

Posting of signs is not permitted on public property, such as light or utility poles or trees. (LAMC 28.04(a))
BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use
Toll free ..........................................(800) 996-2489

Sidewalks

Property owners or other occupants are responsible for keeping the sidewalk in front of their house, place of business or premises, free of trash, overgrown vegetation and debris. (LAMC 41.46)
BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use
Toll free ..........................................(800) 996-2489

Refuse Collection
Trash containers can be set out on the curbside no earlier than 6 PM the evening before collection and are to be removed no later than 8 PM following collection. (LAMC 66.27)
BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use
Toll free ................................. (800) 996-2489
Sandwich Board Signs
A-Frame signs are not permitted on public sidewalks or on parkways. (LAMC 67.02(a)) BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use Toll free ................................. (800) 996-2489
Dumping
It is illegal to deposit rubbish or refuse of any kind on any street or upon any private premises in the City. (LAMC 66.27)
BUREAU OF STREET SERVICES, Street-Use
Toll free ................................. (800) 996-2489
RESIDENCES
Dogs
Sanitation laws require all dog owners to pick up after their dogs immediately.
(LAMC 53.49)
ANIMAL SERVICES DEPT.
Toll free ................................. (888) 452-7381
Yard Sales
A maximum of five 2-day 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 limited to 9 AM – 5 PM. (LAMC 12.03)
CITY CLERK, OFFICE OF FINANCE VALLEY AREA ...................... (818) 374-6850 L.A. AREA ............................. (213) 626-9271
Outside Storage
Items, such as indoor furniture, plumbing fixtures, construction or automotive parts, are not to be stored in the yard. (LAMC 12.21A(a), 12.08A, 12.21C1(g)
DEPT. OF STREET SERVICES, Lot Cleaning Toll free ................................. (800) 996-2489
Basic Maintenance/Repair of Buildings or Fences – For the safety of residents and visitors, houses must be painted, maintained and in good repair. This includes wood siding, porch flooring, steps and railings, windows, screens, roofs and exteriors. (LAMC 91.8104.1 - 91.8104.13) Trash/Debris or Excessive Vegetation Properties must be free of trash, debris and overgrown vegetation. (LAMC 91.8104)
DEPT. OF BUILDING & SAFETY (single-family residential, commercial, industrial and vacant bldgs.) Toll free .............................. (888) 524-2845 HOUSING COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPT. (multi-family dwellings)
Toll free........................................... (866) 557-7368
Vacant Buildings
Toll free...........................................(888) 524-2845
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. (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 AM. (LAMC 114.04a)