District Surveillance and Enforcement (DSE) ensures that residential
housing within Los Angeles County is safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation. DSE conducts routine and complaint inspections of approximately 60,000 multiple family dwellings annually (i.e.
apartment buildings with 5 or more units), and approximately 12,000 swimming pools and spas associated with these buildings. DSE also responds to complaints
concerning dwellings of 4 units or less.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SERVICES:
- Enforce the California Health and Safety Code, Los
Angeles County Code, Title 11, and California Code of
Regulation, Title 25
- Inspect apartments for health code violations such
as vermin (i.e. cockroaches, rodents), and lack of
maintenance (i.e. electrical, plumbing, structural)
- Investigate citizens' complaints regarding general
sanitation and nuisance problems
- Make referrals to other agencies such as Building
and Safety, Vector Control District, Fire Department,
For questions or complaints, contact the Environmental
Health Hotline at (888) 700-9995.
Contact a District Office in your area
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