Annual Invoicing Has Been Deferred Until September 30, 2021

In addition, Public Health Permits that were set to expire on June 30, 2021 will be valid until September 30, 2021. Any past due amounts for the current annual permit cycle are due and payable. Penalty notices will be sent out this month. Operating without a current public health permit is a violation of the Los Angeles County Code. For more information, please call (888) 700-9995.
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About Your Permit/License

Welcome to the Environmental Health Division’s applications page. Select each business type below to find business applications and forms. Please contact us if you have questions regarding what applications you need and the current fees.

Telephone

1-888-700-9995

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Body Art Practitioner Registration

All Body Art Practitioners ("artists") must be over the age of 18 and must register with their local agency. In order to register with the County of Los Angeles you must provide the following:

Body Art Facility

All Body Art Facilities, such as tattoo parlors, piercing shops, permanent makeup businesses, and microblading businesses, must have a public health permit. To open a new body art facility business plans, Infection Control Plans, and a Public Health Permit Application must be submitted:

For more information regarding plan check please review: Body Art Facility Plan Check Guideline

Body Art Temporary Event

Body Art Temporary Events and the body art practitioners participating in the event must both have Public Health Permits. Review the following and submit:

Mobile Body Art Facility

A Public Health Permit is required to operate a mobile body art facility. Please contact the Body Art Program at (626) 430-5570 or bodyartprogram@ph.lacounty.gov for more information.

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Training Provider

If you want to apply to become an approved bloodborne pathogens exposure control course provider for the County of Los Angeles complete and submit the following:

For complete information about body art, please visit our Body Art Page.

Public Health Permits and Inspections for Cannabis Facilities

For commercial cannabis facilities located within cities that contract with Los Angeles County, a Public Health Permit will be issued only upon successful completion of a Plan Check or Site Evaluation review. Once permitted, the Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Program will conduct at least 2 inspections per fiscal year. Information about these services can be found in the following guidelines:

Emblem Program for Authorized Cannabis Stores

Authorized Cannabis Stores Emblem

The Emblem Program for Authorized Cannabis Stores is administered by the County of Los Angeles in partnership with contracted cities. The Emblem Program is intended to protect consumers and communities by preventing harmful effects caused by unlicensed and unregulated cannabis stores. The Emblem Program requires cannabis stores to have all appropriate licenses, permits, or authorizations from the State of California and local governments. The Authorized Cannabis stores will display a unique emblem on the store’s premises and provide health-related information accessible to consumers.

For complete information about cannabis facilities, please visit our Cannabis Facilities Page.

Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester

To become a Certified Backflow Tester, an individual must complete and pass a practical examination every two years. Applicants are required to demonstrate their ability to test double check valve assemblies, test reduced pressure principle backflow prevention devices, inspect pressure type vacuum breakers, and evaluate spill resistant pressure vacuum breakers.

Upon successful completion of the examination, the certification is valid for a two year period.

To qualify for the examination, an applicant must:

Exams are scheduled after the Application and fee are submitted. Public Health administers the exam about three times each month at the Backflow Testing Laboratory in Baldwin Park.

Certified Backflow Prevention Device Testers must be reviewed by Public Health every two years. The re-certification fee is also $340.00.

Employer of Certified Backflow Prevention Device Tester

For complete information about certified backflow prevention device tester, please visit our Certified Backflow Tester Page.

Opening a New Children's Camp/Organized Camp

If you plan on opening a new Children's Camp/Organized Camp, please contact Community Health Program and submit a Notice of Intent form .

Operating a Seasonal Children's Camp/Organized Camp

If you are operating a seasonal Children's Camp/Organized Camp, please contact Community Health Program and submit a Notice of Intent form 30 days prior to operating.

Please submit the completed Notice of Intent form by email to Communityhealth@ph.lacounty.gov, or by mail in to Community Health Program, 5050 Commerce Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

Tel: (626) 430-5570
Fax: (626) 962-1802

County of Los Angeles Public Health
Environmental Health
Community Health Program
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706

For complete information about children's camp, please visit our Children’s Camp Page.

Environmental Health provides a convenient way to let you register for Class A Cottage Food Operator online.

For complete information about class A cottage food operators, please visit our Class A Cottage Food Operators Page.

Environmental Health provides a convenient way to let you start your Class B Cottage Food Operator application online.

For complete information about class B cottage food operators, please visit our Class B Cottage Food Operators Page.

Get a Permit on Your Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Title 8 of the Los Angeles County Code requires all persons having backflow prevention assemblies to pay the Department of Public Health an annual administrative fee of $37 per assembly. This fee is for the annual processing of the test notice(s), overseeing the testing and certifying backflow prevention assembly testers (Sec. 8.04.728). Note: Test notices are sent separately from invoices.

Please visit our Cross Connection & Water Pollution Control Frequently Asked Questions page for Questions and Answers.

For complete information about cross connections and backflow prevention devices, please visit our Backflow Prevention Devices Page.

Custom Slaughterhouses are required to obtain a permit from the Department of Food and Agriculture Meat, Poultry, and Egg, Safety Branch. Public Health only inspect the retail portion of a custom slaughterhouse. If you are planning to open a new slaughterhouse, please contact Plan Check Program. There are many custom slaughterhouses that are in operation but Public Health do not inspect them because they do not have a retail portion.

For complete information about custom slaughterhouses, please visit our Custom Slaughterhouses Page.

Related Documents

For complete information about employee cafeterias, please visit our Employee Cafeterias Page.

Public Health Permits and Inspections for Certified Farmers' Market

To open a Certified Farmers' Market in any part of Los Angeles County, you must apply for a Certified Farmers' Market Public Health Permit and be approved to operate by the Specialized Food Services Program.

You will need to provide:

  • A completed Public Health Permit/License Application
  • Business or individual identity documents, such as a Business License, Seller's Permit, Articles of Incorporation, or California ID (Sole Proprietor), depending on the nature of your business, and
  • the Certified Farmers' Market certificate and the Certified Producer's Certificates (CPC) from the Agricultural Commissioner for all the farmers participating in the market. The Certified Farmers' Market Public Health Permit is not transferrable, and you must renew it annually.

For complete information about certified farmers' markets, please visit our Certified Farmers' Markets Page.

Related Documents

Food Demonstrator Application

For complete information about food demonstrators, please visit our Food Demonstrators Page.

How to become a Mobile Food Vendor

Anyone over 18 years of age can get a mobile food facility permit. You don't have to be a U.S. resident or citizen to get a public health permit. Public Health will NOT ask questions regarding your residency status.

All mobile food facilities must be inspected before selling food to the public. New trucks and carts may also go through the Plan Check process. The fee for the Public Health Permit and permitting process is different depending on what type of equipment will be needed to safely serve the planned menu items.

Permitted food facilities must follow all local rules about land use and are not allowed to expand operations in a way that blocks the sidewalk.

Information on Mobile Food Facility Permits

The Plan Check Guide covers the requirements for constructing and operating a mobile food facility. The Guide answers many technical questions about the plan check process.

For complete information about food trucks and carts, please visit our Food Trucks and Carts Page.

Public Health Permits for Food Warehouses

Please ensure you are always up to date and compliant with local regulations and hold a valid public health license in order to conduct business.

For complete information about food warehouses, please visit our Food Warehouses Page.

To operate a garment manufacturing business in any part of Los Angeles County other than the cities of Long Beach, Vernon, and Pasadena, you must have a license from Environmental Health and a State Certificate of Registration.

Sanitation and Licensing Requirements

Garment manufacturing establishments are required to obtain a public health license and comply with Los Angeles County Code Titles 8 and 11. These requirements protect the health and safety of workers and limit the potential for infectious disease to spread. Sanitation requirements include the need to have clean restrooms and drinking water for workers.

To apply for a Public Health License, a garment manufacturing business must complete the Application and provide the required documentation as described on the application form. Turn in the application and documentation to the Environmental Health Office at 5050 Commerce Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

If a licensed garment manufacturer makes changes to its business name, mailing address, or CEO/CFO, then a form to amend or update the License is required. When a licensed manufacturer closes, it should submit a delete/close license form.

License Waiver Requirement for Garment Industry Businesses That Are Not Manufacturing

The State of California Department of Industrial Relations requires all garment industry businesses to submit a Public Health License as part of the registration process. However, garment industry businesses that do not manufacture garments do not require a Public Health License. These include:

  • wholesale and/or retail
  • warehousing
  • design
  • show room
  • knitting fabric
  • garment broker
  • labor broker
  • office activities

Environmental Health can conduct a site evaluation to confirm if a garment industry business does not require a public health license and provide a notice to the State of California Department of Industrial Relations.

  • To request a site evaluation please complete the Public Health License Waiver Request Application and pay the fee. Please note, the fee is not refundable and the waiver is not transferable. Each request for a public health license waiver will require a new application and fee.
  • If any activities are found that would require a public health license, a public health license waiver will not be provided, and you will be directed to cease operations until a public health license is issued.

Applications and Forms

For complete information about garment and apparel facilities, please visit our Garment Manufacturing Facilities Page.

If you are operating a hotel, motel, boarding home, boarding school, interim housing, or private school cafeteria, please ensure you are compliant with local rules and regulations and hold a valid Public Health License.

For complete information about Hotels Housing Facilities Institutions, please visit our Hotels, Housing Facilities, and Institutions Page.

The Permitting Process

In the State of California it is illegal to operate a solid waste facility except under the terms and conditions of a Solid Waste Facility Permit. Although there are several regulatory tiers, the permitting of any but the smallest facility is a time consuming and expensive endeavor. Most transfer stations, whether they are new facilities, or an expansion of an existing facility, can take up to two years for the permitting process to be completed. Landfills are rarely permitted in less than ten years.

For complete information about landfills, please visit our Landfills Page.

Commerical Laundries Requirements

Commercial laundries are required to obtain a public health license and comply with Los Angeles County Code Titles 8 and 11. To receive a license, commercial laundries must complete an application and provide supporting documentation. The completed application should be turned in to Public Health at 5050 Commerce Dr. Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

Applications and Forms

Requirement for Application Processing

For complete information about commerical laundries, please visit our Laundries Page.

How to Open a Business

To open a self-service laundry business in any part of Los Angeles County, you must apply for a Public Health Permit and be approved to operate by your local District Surveillance & Enforcement District Office.

You will be asked to provide business or individual identity documents, such as a Business License, Seller's Permit, Articles of Incorporation, or California ID, depending on the nature of your business.

The Public Health Permit is not transferrable and must be renewed annually.

For more information on requirements and how to apply, see below and contact your local District Office. You can find your District Office address and contact information by calling (888)700-9995 or by visiting District Office Page.

Application and Information

For complete information about self-service laundries, please visit our Self-service Laundries Page.

In general, any place of business where a massage is given by a massage technician for compensation (money) would require a public health permit. There are exceptions; please check our Massage Permit Exemption List .

In order to obtain a public health permit within an incorporated city you must apply for a Public Health Permit with the Environmental Health Division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

To obtain a public health permit for a new massage establishment in the unincorporated city of the County, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning (DRP) at ZoningEnforcement@planning.lacounty.gov.

Please note: A site evaluation is required to determine if a public health permit can be issued, and the fee is $164. The annual public health permit fee is $409.

For Frequently Asked Questions please read our New Requirements for Massage Businesses

For complete information about massage establishments, please visit our Massage Establishments Page.

Application package

Package includes the followings:

  1. Non-refundable application fee (Acceptable form of payment is money order, or cashier's check, made payable to County of Los Angeles)
  2. Passport color photo taken within one month (For Mail Submittal)
  3. Application/Renewal (CDPH-9042)
  4. Physician Attestation
  5. Medical documentation or Written Documentation of Patient's Medical Records (CDPH-9044)
  6. Acknowledgement Form
  7. Proof of Los Angeles County residency (Copy of current rent/mortgage agreement, California DMV vehicle registration, or recent utility bill. Please note P.O. Box address is not acceptable)
  8. Government issued photo identification (Valid and original government issued photo)
  9. If applicable, original Medi-Cal or Los Angeles County Medical Services (No Cost/Low cost Health Care) Program card
Applicant Without Caregiver 1 Caregiver 2 Caregivers 3 Caregivers
Regular $100.00 $200.00 $300.00 $400.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary $50.00 $100.00 $150.00 $200.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Applicant Fees
Regular w/o Caregiver $100.00
Regular w/ 1 Caregiver $200.00
Regular w/ 2 Caregivers $300.00
Regular w/ 3 Caregivers $400.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/o Caregiver $50.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 1 Caregiver $100.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 2 Caregivers $150.00
Medi-Cal Beneficiary w/ 3 Caregivers $200.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/o Caregiver $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 1 Caregiver $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 2 Caregivers $0.00
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) w/ 3 Caregivers $0.00

Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following locations:

For complete information about medical marijuana identification card, please visit our Medical Marijuana Identification Card Page.

Micro Markets Related Documents

Since micro markets have similar layouts, business owners can have a "standard plan" approved by our Plan Check Program and use that plan for future micro markets at other business locations. When using an approved standard plan, the business owner can apply for the permit directly to our Specialized Food Services Program.

Please refer to the Micro Markets: Guidelines and Standard Plan Approval and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for more details.

For complete information about micro market, please visit our Micro Markets Page.

How to open a business

To open a pet or animal food store in any part of Los Angeles County, you must apply for a Public Health Permit and be approved to operate by your local District Surveillance and Enforcement District Office.

You will be asked to provide business or individual identity documents, such as a Business License, Seller's Permit, Articles of Incorporation, or California ID, depending on the nature of your business.

The Public Health Permit is not transferrable and must be renewed annually.

Application and Information

Sanitation and Licensing Requirements

Health and safety inspections at pet and animal food stores ensure that facilities comply with the California Retail Food Code and the Los Angeles County Code Titles 8 and 11. These requirements protect the health and safety of workers and limit the potential for infectious disease to spread.

For complete information about pet and anminal food stores, please visit our Pet and Animal Food Stores Page.

Applications and Information

For complete information about recycled water reuse sites, please visit our Recycled Water Reuse Sites Page.

If you have a retail restaurant or food market business, please ensure you are always up to date and compliant with local regulations and hold a valid public health license in order to conduct business.

For complete information about restaurants and retail food stores, please visit our Restaurants and Retail Food Stores Page.

To operate a school cafeteria in any part of Los Angeles County other than the cities of Vernon, and Pasadena, you must enter into a Service Agreement for Food Safety Inspections with the Department of Public Health Environmental Health Division.

School districts must submit 3 copies of the Service Agreement for Food Safety Inspections in Public School Cafeterias to the Program Planning Program of Environmental Health.

For more information on requirements and how to enter into a Service Agreement for Food Safety Inspections in Public School Cafeterias, please see the information below.

Applications and Information

Sanitation and Inspection Requirements

School food safety inspections are required to comply with California Retail Food Code . These requirements protect the health and safety of workers and limit the potential for infectious disease to spread. A more complete list of the sanitary requirements is provided in the link below.

School Districts interested in entering into a service agreement with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Environmental Health, must send 3 copies of the Service Agreement for Food Safety Inspections to Environmental Health Office at 5050 Commerce Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706. Charter schools must provide the required documentation as described on the Charter School Cafeteria Food Service Requirements . If there are any changes to a school's name, school address, mailing address, then contact the Program Planning Program.

For complete information about school cafeterias, please visit our School Cafeterias Page.

Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWTS)

Home and business property owners that want to install or replace an onsite wastewater treatment system must submit an application and the required documents listed on the application in order to go through the OWTS review process.

For more information on requirements and procedures for Conventional and Non-conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Property owners with existing Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems must have a system evaluation completed by a qualified professional when proposing property improvements.

Non-Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (NOWTS)

Home and business property owners that want to install a NOWTS must submit a covenant and agreement form.

For complete information about septic systems, please visit our Septic Systems Page.

Permit Application

Businesses that clean septic tanks, cesspools, chemical toilets, and sewage seepage pits are required to obtain an annual Public Health Permit to register their sewage cleaning and carrying vehicles. Submit an application along with the required information listed in the "Required Documentation" section on page 1 of the application.

Download Public Health Permit/License Application and Sewage Cleaning Vehicle Registration Application

Ongoing Documentation

Businesses are required to submit Quarterly Pumper Truck Reports electronically to the Department of Public Health Land Use Program at dlanduse@ph.lacounty.gov.

Download Pumper Truck Quarterly Reporting Template

For complete information about sewage pumping vehicles or chemical toilets, please visit our Sewage Pumping Vehicles and Chemical Toilets Page.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health - Environmental Health Division has developed this guideline to assist with the plan and construction requirements for Shared Kitchen Complex. This guideline is based on requirements found in the California Retail Food Code, part 7, of the California Health and Safety Code and the Los Angeles County Code, Title 8 and Title 11. This guideline is a general overview of the plan and construction requirements and should not be considered all-inclusive. Refer to the California Retail Food Code and Los Angeles County Code for additional requirements and details.

For complete information about shared kitchen complex, please visit our Shared Kitchen Complex Page.

Los Angeles County requires property owners to demonstrate that their private domestic water well provides an adequate supply of potable water suitable for domestic use.

For Small Water Systems

Los Angeles County Code
Consumer Confidence Reports
Template for Public Notifications: boil orders
EPA Total Coliform Rule
Recently Adopted State Drinking Water Regulations

Technical Managerial Financial Assessment for Public Water Systems
Drinking Water Source Assessment
United States EPA Maximum Contaminant Levels
Los Angeles County's Small Water System Water Quality Monitoring

Private and Commercial Water Wells

To apply for a permit and learn more about requirements for water wells, please review the guides below.

List of Accredited Labs
Licensed Water Haulers
Well testing

These websites provide additional insight regarding analytical methods, drinking water standards, consumer confidence reports, water conservation efforts and other valuable information for the private well owners.

Private Drinking Water Wells (EPA)
Private Ground Water Wells (CDC)
Water Quality in Private Domestic Wells (State Water Board)
A Guide for Private Domestic Well Owners

For complete information about small water systems wells, please visit our Small Water Systems Wells Page.

Application

Public Health Permit/License Application

The Permitting Process

In the State of California it is illegal to operate a Solid Waste Facility without a Solid Waste Facility Permit (SWFP). For information on how to apply for a solid waste permit, please contact your LEA or visit CalRecycle website

  • At the time a SWFP is submitted to the CalRecycle for concurrence, the LEA must certify that the Lead Agency has evaluated the project for its environmental effects under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
  • A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) should be obtained from the city where the proposed project will be sited before an application for a SWFP is submitted to the LEA. Depending on the project scope, the lead agency will determine if the proposed project is subject to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) or exempt. If subject to CEQA, the lead agency prepares initial study (IS) to determine if the proposed project could potentially result in significant adverse environmental impacts.
  • At the time a SWFP is submitted to the CalRecycle for concurrence, the LEA must certify that the facility will be operated in such a way as to achieve an acceptable level of health and safety, in conformance with State Minimum Standards for solid waste handling and disposal.
  • At the time an Application for a SWFP is submitted, the LEA will also require a very detailed description of the project. This detailed description will be contained in a Report of Facility Information (RFI) whose detailed contents are spelled out in state regulations. The LEA will rely on the RFI to make this determination.
  • A solid waste facility may also need permits from the State Air or Water Boards, the State Department of Toxic Substance Control. Locally, there might be sewer connection permits and/or waste-water discharge permits, as well as building permits and construction permits that may be required.

For complete information about solid waste facilities, please visit our Solid Waste Facilities Page.

Certified Swimming Pool Service Technician / Technician Apprentice

To become LA County certified, the applicant must pass a one-time examination given for the purpose of demonstrating knowledge and competency as specified in Los Angeles County Code, Title 11. The Technician exam consists of 80 multiple choice questions and 10 calculations for a total of 100 possible points. There is also a second classification and exam for those that may be learning the trade as Certified Technician Apprentice. The Technician Apprentice must be employed by and working under the direct and immediate supervision of a Certified Technician. The apprentice classification is currently available, but plans are underway to eliminate it. The Technician Apprentice exam consists of 30 multiple choice questions for a total of 30 possible points. A score of at least 70% for either exam is required to obtain certification. Study materials are available on the Environmental Health website to prepare the applicant for the exam. The exam questions are based on the information in the study materials.

To schedule for the exam, an applicant must:

Examination fees are non-refundable, and the exam must be taken within one year after payment of the fee. There is a new fee each time the applicant makes a reservation for the exam. The Technician examination is scheduled at least once a month and seating is limited. The Technician Apprentice examination is scheduled as needed. Payment for the Technician examination is due at least one week prior to the reserved exam. If the payment isn’t received one week before the exam date, the reservation will be cancelled, and the seat offered to those on the waiting list. Reservations will be accepted when a completed application is filed and processed by the Recreational Waters Program.

Upon becoming certified, the technician is required to pay a yearly fee to maintain certification. The renewal is mailed in May and the certification will expire on June 30 of each year. LA County Code 11.34.120 requires that "Any person failing to renew his certification within two years of the expiration date shall be required to make a new application therefor and retake the examination in order to become recertified."

For complete information about swimming pools, please visit our Swimming Pool Service Technician Page.

Public Health Permits for Temporary Food Facilities

If food is served or sold at a community event, the participating event organizer and temporary food facilities (food booths), are required to obtain a Community Event/Seasonal Event Permit and follow the requirements of the California Retail Food Code (Cal Code) .

  • Certified Farmers' Markets Page provides information on how to obtain a health permit and the health code requirements.
  • Food Trucks and Carts with a current Los Angeles County Permit may, if approved by the event organizer, participate at any community event. Food trucks and food carts not currently permitted by Los Angeles County must obtain a permit.

Community Event and Exemption Certification Application Submissions

Additional Resources

For complete information about temporary food facilities, please visit our Temporary Food Facilities Page.

How to open a business

To open a theatre in any part of Los Angeles County, you must apply for a Theater Public Health Permit and be approved to operate by your local District Surveillance and Enforcement Branch (DSE) office.

You will be asked to provide business or individual identity documents, such as a Business License, Seller's Permit, Articles of Incorporation, or California ID, depending on the nature of your business.

The Theatre Public Health Permit is not transferrable and must be renewed annually.

For more information on requirements and how to apply, see below and contact your local District Offices. You can find your District Offices address and contact information by calling (888)700-9995 or visiting our District Offices page.

Applications and Information

For complete information about theaters, please visit our Theaters Page.

A Los Angeles County Tobacco Retail License (TRL) is required for all tobacco retail facilities operating in unincorporated Los Angeles County:

  • Los Angeles County Code §11.35.030 requires all tobacco retailers (e.g., markets, liquor stores, gas stations, cigar shops, vape shops, cigar lounges and hookah lounges), that operate in unincorporated Los Angeles County to obtain a TRL before selling tobacco, tobacco products and/or tobacco paraphernalia. The TRL must be prominently displayed in a publicly visible location at the licensed premises.
  • In addition, Los Angeles County Code §7.83.030 requires all tobacco shops or smokers' lounges operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County must obtain a Los Angeles County Tobacco Shop business license before selling tobacco, tobacco products and/or tobacco paraphernalia. A Tobacco Shop is any retail business devoted exclusively or predominantly to the sale of tobacco, tobacco products, and tobacco paraphernalia, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes, vaping devices, and any components, parts, or accessories. To obtain a Tobacco Shop business license contact the Business Licensing Section of the Treasurer and Tax Collector's Office at (213) 974-2011 or businesslicense@ttc.lacounty.gov.
  • To determine if your business is located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, please visit Los Angeles County Enterprise GIS District Locator and enter your business address to see if it is located in an "unincorporated" area.
  • Tobacco retail facilities are also required to obtain a California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) Permit to engage in the sale of tobacco products in California.

To apply for or ask questions about a Tobacco Retail License, please contact the Tobacco Control and Prevention Program at (213) 351-7301 or email tobacco1@ph.lacounty.gov.

For complete information about tobacco retail store, please visit our Tobacco Retail Facilities Page.

More information on waste tires, permits, and inspections is available at the CalRecycle website. Please review the Tire Management page for questions about waste tires.

CalRecycle Tire Management page

Please contact Solid Waste Permitting & Surveillance Program for questions regarding inspections.

For complete information about waste tire sites, please visit our Waste Tires Page.

Applications and Information

For complete information about wholesale food, please visit our Wholesale Food Page.

Requirements

Wiping rag businesses are required to obtain a public health license and comply with California Health and Safety Code, California Code of Regulations, and Los Angeles County Code Title 8.

To receive a license, wiping rag businesses must complete an application and provide supporting documentation. The completed application should be turned in to Environmental Health at 5050 Commerce Dr. Baldwin Park, CA 91706.

Application

Public Health Permit Application

For complete information about wiping rag businesses, please visit our Wiping Rag Page.