Payment Options

Taking care of your Public Health Permit or License just got easier!

On May 13, 2014, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors adopted the transfer of responsibility for the billing, collection, and issuance of Public Health Permits and Licenses from the Treasurer and Tax Collector (TTC) to the Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division (EH). Billing statements and Public Health Permits and Licenses issued after July 1, 2014 will feature a new appearance in line with the new billing system. Invoices will be based on the facility or the establishment's specific location. One location that has multiple Public Health Permits or Licenses under the same ownership will receive all invoices into one combined statement.

Pay by Credit/Debit Card, Electronic Check

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Customers are now able to pay for their Public Health Permits and/or Licenses online using their Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), Debit Card, and Electronic Check(ECheck). Please note that there is additional convenience fee charge per transaction using online payment. The convenience fees for Credit Card, Debit Card, and Electronic Check are 2.25% of payment, $1.49, and $0.95 respectively.

Payment instructions:

  • Please have your Account ID number and the Facility ID number ready. Both are available on your most recent Billing Statement.
  • Payments will only be accepted online for the total amount owed on an account.
  • You will need to accept the online payment process Terms and Conditions in order to complete your payment.
  • Each account/facility (i.e., Account ID number and Facility ID number) will need to be processed as a separate payment. A convenience fee per transaction will apply.
  • IMPORTANT
    Once your online payment has been accepted, you must PRINT your receipt. This will serve as your temporary Public Health Permit and/or License. Your permanent Public Health Permit and/or License will be mailed to you within two to four weeks via U.S. Mail.

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Pay Your Permit Online


Pay In Person

Customers may make payments in person at any of Environmental Health's office locations throughout Los Angeles County or by mail. Acceptable forms of payment in-person include Cash, Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order.

Cash payments may only be in person, and in the exact amount due. Please note that we are not yet equipped to provide change for cash payments, except for the Cashier's Office at Environmental Health Headquarters in Baldwin Park. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Find an office near you:

Payment Locations


Pay By Mail

Send your Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order, payable to the County of Los Angeles, to:

Department of Public Health
PO Box 54978
Los Angeles, CA 90054-0978

Write your Account ID number from your billing statement on your payment. Please do not send correspondence to the above address. This address is for payments only. Do not send cash. If you would like to pay in cash, please see the above "In Person" payment instructions.


Need more information?

For more information about the transfer of billing from TTC to Public Health, please click on the links below:


Contact Us

For answers to questions or for more information about the new Public Health Permit and License Billing System, please contact the following:

  • By Phone:
    P: (888) 700-9995
    Environmental Health Customer Call Center
    Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Telephone Agents are available in English and Spanish.
  • By Email:
    ehmail@ph.lacounty.gov
  • By Fax:
    F: (626) 813-4813
  • By Mail:
    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health - L/P Unit
    5050 Commerce Drive
    Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Please do not send payments to the above address. This address is for correspondence only. For making payment, please see above.