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Currently, the HCIDLA is making every effort to inspect all Tier 1 residential rental properties at least once every four years and Tier 2 residential rental properties at least once every two years. The inspections are comprehensive, that is, the housing inspector will inspect all buildings, rental units, and common areas of your property to verify they meet the building codes and standards for rental housing.
HCIDLA makes every effort to conduct Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) inspections once every four years. Beside SCEP inspections, HCIDLA also conducts Complaint based inspections whenever a complaint is received by HCIDLA. The purpose of SCEP and complaint inspections is to protect and promote the existence of sound and wholesome residential buildings and dwelling units.
HCIDLA makes every effort to conduct Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) inspections once every four years. Beside SCEP inspections, HCIDLA also conducts Complaint based inspections whenever a complaint is received by HCIDLA. The purpose of SCEP and complaint inspections is to protect and promote the existence of sound and wholesome residential buildings and dwelling units.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Generally, your concern can be addressed by a housing inspector however, a site visit is necessary in order to verify the presence of the alleged violation. Would you like to place a complaint? Once the complaint is placed, Code Enforcement staff will contact you in order to schedule a site inspection. If you prefer, you may place your complaint online or by phone, please see below: HCIDLA Report a Violation or contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-RENT (7368) ”
“HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement division has a Complaint Inspection group that is dedicated to responding to situations where alleged violations exist. There are two ways to contact HCIDLA to file a Code Complaint. Online: HCIDLA Report a Violation Telephone: The Code and Rent Hotline number is 866-557-7368 The complaint intake will only take a few minutes. After the complaint is filed, a complaint inspection will be scheduled with a local district inspector. If you need additional assistance please feel free to email us again and provide the address. Thank you. ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division, a complaint has been placed based on the information provided. Please allow for a complaint inspection to be scheduled with a local district inspector. Do not hesitate to email once again or contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-7368 if you require additional assistance, please reference Case#
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. HCIDLA has received and processed (enter #) temporary exemptions, (1) owner occupied and (1) not rented for the property at (enter address) since 2012. Due to the exemptions, the property is not under the scope of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) or Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP). If you currently reside in one of the units and the unit is in fact a rental, please contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 213-275-3493 or 866-557-RENT (7368) for additional information. The property is currently not under the purview of HCIDLA, however, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) can conduct an inspection. I have referred your concerns to LADBS, your customer service request number is 408727. According to the LADBS website, an investigation will begin within 20 business days. If you have additional questions regarding LADBS or your complaint, please contact Building and Safety directly at 3-1-1 or 213-473-3231. ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. You may contact the (enter regional office and contact phone number) to speak to Code Inspection Staff regarding the cited violations, please reference your case number. You can also visit HCIDLA’s Property Activity Report to view case history regarding any property within HCIDLA’s jurisdiction, I’ve included the link below. HCIDLA Property Activity Report If you require formal documentation, you may request records by completing and submitting the CPRA Records Request Form online, or by using one of our alternate methods of submission*. A fee schedule is provided on the form. Please indicate any relevant case numbers in your records request. NOTE: CPRA requests only apply to existing records held by HCIDLA. Requests for information (e.g. questions, clarifications, etc.) are not subject to the CPRA and should instead be directed to HCIDLA’s public information hotline at (866) 557-7368 to be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, a CPRA request will be responded to within ten days of receipt by the Custodian of Records. This response will comprise either an invoice for the production cost of the records requested or an explanation from the Custodian of Records as to why the records are not currently available. * Alternate methods of CPRA Request Form submission Submitting a CPRA Request Form online typically results in faster processing of your request and is the preferred submission method. Alternatively, the same form can be printed and submitted via one of the following methods: via email as a PDF file to hcidla.custodian@lacity.org via US Mail to: ATTN: CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS LOS ANGELES HOUSING + COMMUNITY INVESTMENT DEPARTMENT 1200 W 7TH ST STE 450 LOS ANGELES CA 90017 via fax to (213) 808-8404 In person at the Public Counter of HCIDLA’s Main Office at 1200 West 7th Street, 1st Floor, Los Angeles. ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement division. The following link is to Code Enforcement’s Property Activity Report. This will provide you an inspection case history regarding any property within HCIDLA’s jurisdiction. HCIDLA Property Activity Report If you require formal documents, please contact the Custodian of Records at the following link. HCIDLA Custodian of Records”
“HCIDLA’s Property Activity Report for the property at (enter address) lists the following cases: (enter case#) – (case status). (enter case#) – (case status). (enter case#) – (case status). The Property Activity Report lists additional dates in which office or site activity took place when a particular case is selected. However, if you require formal documents such as Inspection Notices or Notices to Comply, please contact the Custodian of Records at: HCIDLA Custodian of Records Please note, the Code Enforcement Division does not issue a form/letter or report indicating that the violations have been resolved. Once all violations have been resolved, the case will appear as Closed on the Property Activity Report. ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Home Sharing Ordinance (No. 185931) was adopted on December 11, 2018 and has become effective on July 1, 2019. The new ordinance established a registration process and enforcement policies against any unpermitted Short Term Rentals throughout the City. I have attached a FAQ provided by the Los Angeles Department of City Planning for your convenience. For additional information or to place a complaint, please visit the Department of City Planning or call their 24/7 hotline at 213-267-7788. ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. A host must register with the Department of City Planning in order to participate in home-sharing in the City of Los Angeles. Complaints are first reported to the Planning Department. The Planning Department confirms the hosts compliance with the ordinance. The Planning Department looks to resolve any issue by contacting the host directly, if they are unable to resolve the concern, they will forward the case to the appropriate City agency for further investigation. I have referred your concerns to the Department of City Planning. You may follow up with City Planning at their 24/7 hotline, 213-267-7788
The Los Angeles Municipal Code section referenced for this citation is: 91.8104.5.2. Legally required insect screens shall not be removed for other than repair or replacement.
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Vehicles blocking a driveway, next to a red zone, in violation of an ordinance or parking sign are handled by Parking Enforcement. Dial 3-1-1 or the Department of Transportation directly at (213) 485-4184 or (818) 752-5100.
“The property located at (enter address) is owned/operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and is not subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance or the Systematic Code Enforcement Program. Please contact the HACLA Inspection Office at: Inspections Office S8.Inspections@hacla.org Central (Downtown) (213) 252-1802 South (310) 225-4741 Valley (818) 756-1194 HACLA ”
Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs: http://dcba.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/dca/
“Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner of Weights and Measures Bee Hotline: 1-800-BEE-WARY (1-800-233-9279) City Property 1. City of Los Angeles Street Trees – (800) 996-2489, other locations 311 2. City of Long Beach, Long Beach Vector Control – (562) 570-4132 County Property 1. County Property Street Trees – (626) 458-4357, other locations (213) 974-1234 Los Angeles County Vector Control MyLA311 ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement division. The Code Enforcement division has a Complaint Inspection group that is dedicated to responding to situations where alleged housing code violations exist. However, based on your message, your concerns seem to have more to do with the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), your rights as a tenant and allowable rent increases. HCIDLA’s Rent Stabilization division would be better suited to provide you with the information that you require. You may contact the RSO division at (213) 275-3493 or (866) 557-7368 (RENT) or view “”pocket guides”” online at Home for Renters . The ‘’pocket guides” were created in an effort to help tenants and landlords know their rights and responsibilities under the RSO. ”
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation, visit LA Sanitation or contact their 24-hour Customer Care Center (800) 773-2489; TTD (213) 473-5663.
Unfortunately, household appliances are not under Code Enforcement authority. If the (appliance goes here) was included in the lease agreement you may have a right to a reduction of rent for loss of service. Please contact the Code and Rent Helpline at (213) 275-3493 or (866) 557-RENT (7368) to receive information regarding the possibility of a rent reduction and your rights as a tenant.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, under California law, air conditioning is not a feature that landlords must provide to ensure that a rental property is habitable. However, if the air conditioning unit was included in your lease agreement you may have a right to a reduction of rent for loss of service. Please contact the Code and Rent Helpline at (866) 557-RENT (7368) to receive information regarding the possibility of a rent reduction and your rights as a tenant. If it is a centrally located AC unit which services the entire building, an HCID housing inspector can make a site visit to inspect the property. I can place a complaint with HCIDLA if you provide a contact phone number or you can place the complaint online at HCIDLA Report a Violation or contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-7368.”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The last site visit conducted by an HCIDLA housing inspector took place in (enter year). The findings during that inspection did not involve window air conditioning units. There are other City departments that conduct inspections, such as the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), please inquire with the landlord as to what Department was on site. Depending on the situation, the installation of window air conditioning units is not specifically prohibited by the Housing Code; however, the installation of the window air conditioning unit requires pre-approval by the ownership/management of the premises. I suggest you contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-RENT (7368) regarding your concern. The Helpline staff will be able to provide you with rights and responsibilities for both landlords and renters under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). Helpline staff will also provide you with additional resources that may be able to provide you with assistance. ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Please contact the (enter regional office info) in order to address your concern. You may ask to speak to Senior Inspector (insert name) or Principal Inspector (insert name), they will be able to provide you with additional information and possible solutions regarding your current situation. You may also contact the Rent Stabilization Helpline to obtain information about your rights as an owner under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). (enter regional office info) Rent Stabilization Helpline 213-275-3493 or 866-557-RENT (7368) ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Your concern regarding water taste/quality is unfortunately not under the scope of a Housing Inspector, however, you can contact the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power at: Water Quality Concerns 213-367-3182 LADWP Water Quality ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. You can refuse entry, however, our Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) and complaint inspection program are proactive approaches intended to ensure safe, habitable housing and maintain the quality of life enjoyed by all residents within the City. We do strongly encourage you to allow access during our scheduled inspection.
“The Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) and the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) apply to residential units throughout the City of Los Angeles. Per LAMC 151.02, residential rental units include: apartments, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, two or more dwelling units on the same lot, mobile homes, mobile home pads, and rooms in a hotel, motel, rooming house or boarding house occupied by the same tenant for thirty (30) or more consecutive days. The RSO generally applies to rental properties that were first built on or before October 1, 1978 as well as replacement units under RSO Section 151.28 and is any of the following: Apartment Condominium Townhome Duplex Two or more single family dwelling units on the same parcel Rooms in a hotel, motel, rooming house or boarding house occupied by the same tenant for 30 or more consecutive days Residential unit(s) attached to a commercial building. You may also visit, HCIDLA What is covered under the RSO for additional information. The Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) through cyclical inspections ensures that all residential living spaces with two (2) or more units on parcels within the City are safe and habitable (Ordinance No. 172,109, effective 7/15/98). ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The City and County of Los Angeles are both listing the property as an individually owned condominium with a year built date of (enter year). Unfortunately, the condominium is not under the scope of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) or the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP). The RSO generally applies to rental properties that were first built on or before October 1, 1978 as well as replacement units under RSO Section 151.28 and is any of the following: Apartment Condominium Townhome Duplex Two or more single family dwelling units on the same parcel Rooms in a hotel, motel, rooming house or boarding house occupied by the same tenant for 30 or more consecutive days Residential unit(s) attached to a commercial building. You may also visit, HCIDLA What is covered under the RSO for additional information. The Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) through cyclical inspections ensures that all residential living spaces with two (2) or more units on parcels within the City are safe and habitable (Ordinance No. 172,109, effective 7/15/98). There are many aspects of the landlord tenant relationship that the RSO does not cover. The following link includes key resources to housing laws outside the scope of the RSO. HCIDLA Resources for all Rental Properties I suggest you contact the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety You may place a complaint with LADBS using the link below (anonymous complaints are not accepted online) or by dialing 3-1-1. LADBS Report a Violation ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. In order to provide you with the best possible response, please contact the (Insert Regional Office) at (General Number) between 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM to speak to a housing inspector directly.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department promotes compliance with property standards through enforcing statutory laws, building maintenance codes and ordinances that directly impact health, safety and welfare; thereby contributing to their overall quality of life in the City of Los Angeles. I’ve attached a link to HCIDLA’s Building Codes and Standards webpage that links you to applicable City of Los Angeles Codes. Building Codes and Standards ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. In order to provide you with the best possible response, please provide your property address and a contact phone number. I will then provide you with contact information to the Regional Office assigned to your service area. I will also email your concern to the service area in order to have a housing inspector reply directly to you.

“ALL multifamily dwellings are required to have “”Hard wired”” (110 volt) Smoke Detectors in all sleeping rooms and areas providing access to those areas AND

ALL multifamily dwellings are required to have CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors installed (per manufacturer’s instructions) when fuel burning appliances are located within a building.

For more information on Smoke Detectors please visit: Surcharge for Smoke Detectors”

“ALL multifamily dwellings are required to have “”Hard wired”” (110 volt) Smoke Detectors in all sleeping rooms and areas providing access to those areas AND

ALL multifamily dwellings are required to have CO (Carbon Monoxide) Detectors installed (per manufacturer’s instructions) when fuel burning appliances are located within a building.

For more information on Smoke Detectors please visit: Surcharge for Smoke Detectors”

The Code Enforcement Division does not divulge personal information, complaints do remain anonymous, however, if said complaint is related to a specific unit our Housing Inspectors will only inspect that unit.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The landlord/owner or management company is able to pass thru fees associated with the RSO/SCEP Annual Bill that is to be paid by the last day of February on a yearly basis. The fees consist of: $38.75 per unit for the RSO – allows a landlord to legally collect rent from a tenant and provides them with a copy of a valid rent registration certificate. $43.32 per unit for SCEP – provides an inspection, a re-inspection if a property has received a Notice to Comply and the hearing costs, if the property is referred to the General Manager for Non Compliance. However, the management company cannot charge the $201.50 associated with the inspection itself. If this is the case, you can refer the management company directly to our Code and Rent Helpline at 213-275-3493 or 866-557-RENT (7368) to obtain additional information. You may also contact the Helpline and place a complaint regarding the situation ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Code Enforcement division has a Complaints Section that is dedicated to responding to situations where alleged housing code violations exist. However, based on your message, your concern of mold would be better handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. I have placed a complaint with the Department of Public Health, they will contact you directly and inform you of their actions taken. I have provided their contact information below if you need additional assistance. Department of Public Health or 888-700-9995 If you have additional concerns regarding housing code violations, you may place a complaint online or by phone, please see below: HCIDLA Report a Violation or contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-RENT (7368)”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. I have placed a request for a complaint inspection to investigate possible Housing Code violations in your unit. Code Enforcement staff will contact you within the next 72 hours to schedule an inspection. Do not hesitate to email once again or contact the Complaints Section at (enter contact number) if you require additional assistance, please reference your case number. You may also contact the Code and Rent Helpline to obtain information regarding your rights as a tenant under the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO). Unfortunately, health concerns such as mold and mildew are handled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. I will place a complaint with County Public Health if you provide your address or you can place the complaint at the link below if you prefer. Department of Public Health or 888-700-9995 Department of Public Health – Mold Information ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, HCIDLA does not issue building permits at this time. Please contact the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) by calling 311 or visit their website at Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Any improvement or change to a property must be permitted by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), I suggest you contact Building and Safety directly to discuss your proposed change. You may reach LADBS at 311 or online at LADBS
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Overcrowding is unfortunately out of the scope of work of HCIDLA’s Code Inspectors. I have attached a link below to the Los Angeles Fire Department Public Safety Section which may be able to assist you. LAFD Public Assemblage ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, HCIDLA Housing Inspectors do not enforce or monitor occupancy limits. Occupancy is governed by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LABDS), they may be reached at 213-473-3231 or 3-1-1 or by visiting at Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The requirements to replace carpeting or repaint surfaces are based on the condition and not the age of the materials.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Due to the dynamic nature of the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) and the current inspection cycle, I am unable to provide you with an exact date of inspection. The current code requirement is to inspect all residential units once every four (4) years, however, some properties may be inspected more frequently. The following link is to Code Enforcement’s Property Activity Report. This will provide you a case history regarding any property within HCIDLA’s jurisdiction. You can use the link to estimate the next SCEP inspection date based on the last SCEP inspection conducted. HCIDLA Property Activity Report”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Due to the dynamic nature of the Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) and the current inspection cycle, I am unable to provide you with an exact date of inspection. The current code requirement is to inspect all residential units once every four (4) years, however, some properties may be inspected more frequently. The following link is to Code Enforcement’s Property Activity Report. This will provide you a case history regarding any property within HCIDLA’s jurisdiction. You can use the link to estimate the next SCEP inspection date based on the last SCEP inspection conducted. HCIDLA Property Activity Report”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Noise complaints related to loud music are unfortunately out of the scope of work of Code Enforcement Inspectors. I have attached a link below to the Los Angeles Police Department Nuisance Related web page, you can also contact them at their non-emergency line (877) ASK-LAPD (275-5273). LAPD Nuisance Related Questions ”
” Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Noise insulation standards are enforced by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). I have provided their contact information below for your convenience: LADBS or 3-1-1″
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. I’ve attached an Appeal to Senior Inspector which you can use if you would like to appeal the Order/Notice in its entirety. An appeal processing fee of $150.00 is to be submitted prior to processing your request and a determination being made. The processing fee is only refundable if a Departmental error has occurred.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. HCIDLA makes every effort to conduct Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) inspections once every four years. HCIDLA also conducts complaint based inspections at properties for which a complaint has been filed. The purpose of SCEP and complaint inspections is to protect and promote the existence of sound and wholesome residential buildings and dwelling units. SCEP inspections: A notice is provided to an owner approximately one month (30 days) before the scheduled inspection. Inspection staff will post a Tenant Inspection Notice at the property 5-7 days prior to the inspection to inform the tenants of the date and time of the inspection. Complaint inspections: Generally, based on the type of complaint, the owner is sent a “courtesy letter” detailing the nature of the complaint received and is provided approximately two weeks to correct the alleged violation. Please visit Required Inspections, Fees and Standards to view the entire SCEP and complaint inspection process, as well as view information regarding other types of inspections conducted by HCIDLA housing inspectors. ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Please click “Keep Your Property Well Maintained” for information on reasons to maintain and what should be maintained at your property. If you need additional information regarding the upcoming inspection, you may contact the (enter regional office) at (enter phone number) to speak to a housing inspector directly.
“Department (HCIDLA). Unpermitted rental units are subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), and a landlord must follow the proper procedures to evict a tenant in order to comply with a government order that requires the unit to be vacated and/or converted back to its original use. The procedures include: The landlord must file with HCIDLA a Declaration of Intent to Evict in Order to Comply with a Government Agency’s Order, The landlord must serve the tenant a 30 or 60 day written notice of eviction attached to a copy of the filed Declaration of Intent to Evict, The landlord must either pay relocation directly to the tenant or deposit it in an escrow account with escrow instructions to the tenant within 15 days of the date on the notice of eviction. If you receive an eviction notice, feel free to call us (866) 557-7368 or file a complaint. If an investigation reveals a violation of the Rent Stabilization Ordinance RSO, you will be contacted before your landlord is notified of the violation. Unapproved Dwelling Unit (UDU) ordinance Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. It appears that you are referring to the Unapproved Dwelling Unit (UDU) ordinance. Please see the attachments for frequently asked questions and additional information on how to participate in the program. ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. It appears that you are referring to the Unapproved Dwelling Unit (UDU) ordinance. Please see the attachments for frequently asked questions and additional information on how to participate in the program.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Systematic Code Enforcement Program (SCEP) applies to properties within the City of Los Angeles which contain 2 or more units on the lot/parcel regardless of the year built. Routine SCEP inspections apply if at least one of the residential units is rented or offered for rent. Code Enforcement housing inspectors would also respond to complaint based inspections if a complaint is received. For more information regarding RSO based complaints please contact the Rent Stabilization Division at 866-557-RENT (7368). ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Landlords who rent properties subject to the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) must post a notice providing information about the RSO, as well as contact information for the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA). For further information, please see the attached link regarding Rent Stabilization Notices. RSO Notice to Post ”
“The version of the Los Angeles City Building Code in place at the buildings initial construction (1970) determined room light fixture requirements. Options at the time include permanently wired light fixtures or switched outlets. Does your bedroom have a switched outlet? A switched outlet allows for a lamp to be plugged into an outlet which in turn is controlled by a light switch (normally near the bedroom entry door). The requirements you read above are for the Housing Authority of Los Angeles which is a local entity of the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those requirements are determined by the Federal government and apply only to properties who participate in Housing Authority of Los Angeles programs. ”
“Once the owner has submitted payment of the RSO/SCEP Annual Fees to the Billing and Collections Section, he/she may collect a pass through surcharge from the tenants following the guidelines listed below. RSO/SCEP surcharge: For the $38.75 per unit for the RSO which allows a landlord to legally collect rent from a tenant and provides them with a copy of a valid rent registration certificate. o In the month of August, the property owner can collect 50% of the fee from the tenants ($19.38). For the $43.32 per unit for SCEP which provides an inspection, a re-inspection if a property has received a Notice to Comply and the hearing costs, and if the property is referred to the General Manager for Non Compliance o Once paid, the property owner can begin to collect 100% of the fee from the tenants in 12 monthly installments of $3.61. However, an owner cannot charge fees associated with inspections directly to a tenant. If this is the case, you can refer the tenant directly to our Code and Rent Helpline at 213-275-3493 or 866-557-RENT (7368) to obtain additional information and possibly place an RSO complaint. File a RSO Complaint Please also see: Required Inspections, Fees and Standards Annual RSO/SCEP Bill ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Below you will find a link which provides more information regarding repairs in occupied units, the Tenant Habitability Program and a Tenant Habitability Plan (THP). The intent of the Tenant Habitability Program is to protect tenants from untenantable housing conditions and/or forced permanent displacement. If an owner/manager plans on renovating, repairing, or altering a building subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), the proposed work may qualify within the scope of the Tenant Habitability Program. Tenant Habitability Program ”
” Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. I have emailed your message to Code Enforcements’ Tenant Habitability Plan (THP) review section for follow up. The intent of the Tenant Habitability Program is to protect tenants from untenantable housing conditions and/or forced permanent displacement. If owners or management companies plan to renovate, repair, or alter a building subject to the Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO), the proposed work may qualify within the scope of the Tenant Habitability Program. The review section will conduct research and determine if a THP is necessary, was submitted or not required. You may contact the Tenant Habitability Plan review section directly at 213-252-2850. I suggest you contact the utility company regarding your utility bill as it is outside the scope of work of housing inspectors. ”
“The Trespass Arrest Authorization form must be submitted to the local LAPD division where the property is located. The Vacant Property ordinance is administered by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). You may contact Alexander Moffat LADBS at 213-252-3976. Please feel free to call me at 213-808-8660 (Helen Morales) should you have any further questions or concerns. ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Below you will find an informational bulletin provided by HCIDLA’s Rent Stabilization Division regarding your concern. The bulletin includes a “Do’s and Don’ts of creating smoke-free policies” as well as additional resources that may be able to provide you with assistance. Smoke Free Housing and the RSO”
“Please see the link below to HCIDLA’s “”What is REAP”” page for information on REAP. If you have additional questions, you may contact REAP directly at 844-864-REAP (7327) or by email at hcidla.reap@lacity.org. What is REAP? http://hcidla.lacity.org/What-is-REAP-for-owners”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The California Civil Code Section 1954 governs the right of access. Generally, a landlord may access the premises with consent from the tenant at the time of entry, the landlord has provided a reasonable advance notice of entry, or certain other exceptions to these requirements. For further information, please review the attached Tenant and Landlord handbook provided by the California Department of Consumer Affairs. I would also suggest you seek legal counsel.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) is tasked with issuing the Courtesy Notices and Orders to Comply regarding the Soft-Story Retrofit Program. You can verify if your building is within the scope of the mandatory retrofit program by visiting LADBS Permit & Inspection Report (Property Activity Report) For more information regarding Courtesy Notices and Orders to Comply from LADBS please contact: Soft-Story Retrofit Unit 201 N. Figueroa Street, 8th Floor, Ste 890 213-482-SOFT (7638), 213-202-9924 or soft-storyretrofit@lacity.org For more information about what to do if you have received a Notice from LADBS please visit HCIDLA’s Seismic Retrofit Work Program Page, please see below: HCIDLA – Seismic Retrofit Work Program Or contact the Tenant Habitability Plan Unit at 213-252-1464 or hcidla.code.seismic@lacity.org ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department promotes compliance with property standards by enforcing statutory laws, building maintenance codes and ordinances that directly impact health, safety and welfare; thereby contributing to their overall quality of life in the City of Los Angeles. The concern you have mentioned may fall under the Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 91.8104.8.2. A site inspection will be required in order to make a decision on the alleged violation. I’ve attached a link to HCIDLA’s Building Codes and Standards webpage that links you to applicable City of Los Angeles Codes. Building Codes and Standards ”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. I have updated the ownership profile based on Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office information, please disregard the notice. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Based on your message, it appears you are describing a Cool Roof. Cool roofs are unfortunately not under the scope of work of HCIDLA housing inspectors. I suggest you contact the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) or the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) for more information regarding the Cool Roofs and the City of Los Angeles Cool Roof Ordinance. I have provided their contact information below for your convenience. LADBS or 3-1-1 LADWP Rebates and Programs (click on Building Products) or 1-800-DIAL DWP Cool Roofs FAQ ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. For information on the cost, schedule and locations of the Property Management Training Program (PMTP) please visit the link below: Property Management Training Program https://hcidla.lacity.org/Property-Management-Training”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. A landlord is required to provide at least one working phone jack per California Civil Code Section 1941.4, however, the testing of the phone jack is not under the scope of work of HCIDLA housing inspectors. If you are able to provide documentation from your service provider indicating that the jack is in need of repair or replacement, a housing inspector will then be able to issue an order to the owner.
“hank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, the testing of air quality is not under the scope of work of HCIDLA housing inspectors. However, you may contact the resources that I’ve provided below for additional assistance. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: Public Health’s Toxicology and Environmental Assessment Branch at 213-738-3220 or tox@ph.lacounty.gov. Department of Public Health – Toxicology and Environmental Assessment Branch Department of Public Health – Indoor Air Quality South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD): 1-800-CUT-SMOG (288-7664) or South Coast AQMD – Air Quality Complaint System California Air Resources Board: 1-800-952-5588 or California Air Resources Board – Air Pollution Complaints ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, we do not enforce or monitor occupancy limits. Occupancy is governed by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), they may be reached at 213-473-3231 or 866-452-2489 or online at Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety ”
“Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. Unfortunately, inspections regarding utility meters are not under the scope of HCIDLA housing inspectors. Utility meter inspections are handled by the Los Angeles Department case number of Water and Power (LADWP). I have provided several links below that may be helpful: LADWP Construction and Renovation LADWP Electric Meter Inspection Request or 213-367-6937 LADWP Water Service or 213-367-2130”
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. There are specific stipulations in the Zoning Code that may prohibit the change in usage of your property. Please contact the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) as they oversee zoning throughout the City of Los Angeles. You may reach LADBS by calling 311 or by visiting their website at LADBS Zoning Information
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. A garage can only be used for the parking of a vehicle or as otherwise specified by the housing code. If you have additional questions or would like to speak to a housing inspector directly you may contact the Code and Rent Helpline at 866-557-RENT (7368)
Thank you for contacting HCIDLA’s Code Enforcement Division. I have emailed your message to the (enter regional office), please allow us some time to review and respond to your inquiry. If you prefer, you may contact the (enter regional office and contact number), please reference your case number.
“To place a complaint online: Please only enter the street number along with the street name while on the first page of “”Report a Violation”” (do not include street suffix or unit/apartment number). Once the search result has populated, you can select the property/APN. You are then be able to click “”Report a Violation””. The system will then prompt you to enter your name, contact information, unit/apartment number, and the violation that you are reporting. ”

Domestic Violence Shelter Operations (CSDB)

Due to safety and confidentiality of shelter locations, it is best to call the National Domestic Shelter Hotline at 1(800)799-SAFE (7233). HCIDLA cannot refer clients to any shelter or agency.
Yes. Although underreported, men are also victims of domestic violence AND can receive services and shelter. You may refer the victim or call the National Domestic Shelter Hotline at 1(800)799-SAFE (7233) for an assessment and referral to an agency.
No. There are many resources available to domestic violence victims regardless of their immigration status. The National Domestic Violence Hotline itself has advocates available to help in more than 200 languages.
For your and the victim’s safety, DO NOT attempt to remove the victim from the situation. Instead, call the Coalition to Abolish Trafficking And Slavery’s (CAST) Hotline (888) KEY-2-FREE (888-539-2373) to report a tip.

Homeless Services

Call 2-1-1 for information about the nearest Coordinated Entry System service provider to screen you for housing or visit: https://www.lahsa.org/get-help
If you observe a medical emergency or you are reporting a crime, call 9-1-1. For all other issues, please request LAHSA’s outreach workers: https://www.lahsa.org/portal/apps/la-hop/request

Compliance / RCCB / FORECLOSURE

On July 8, 2010, the Los Angeles City Council established the Foreclosure Registry Program (FRP) – a residential property registration program (Ordinance No. 181185) – as a mechanism to protect residential neighborhoods including abandoned property from blight. The Ordinance was amended on November 14, 2014 (Ordinance No. 183281) to include a proactive inspection fee, and a requirement to inspect and report monthly on the condition of the property.
“Any lender/beneficiary or trustee (who holds or has an interest in a deed of trust) on a residential property in foreclosure located within the City of Los Angeles for which a Notice of Default (NOD) was issued after July 8, 2010, must register such property with HCIDLA within thirty (30) calendar days of the issuance of the NOD. Registration is also required on properties subject to a foreclosure sale where the title was transferred to the beneficiary, or the trustee of a deed of trust involved in the foreclosure, or transferred under a deed in lieu of foreclosure/sale. ”
All properties in foreclosure must be registered online with HCIDLA at https://hcidlabill.lacity.org/Foreclosure/Public/Login.aspx, submitting details on the property in foreclosure (including occupancy status along with a $155 registration payment through the online submission form). Once the property has been registered online, registration is valid for the remaining portion of the calendar year in which the property was registered.
An annual registration fee in the amount of $155 shall be paid to HCIDLA at the time of registration. The fee and registration shall be valid for the calendar year, or remaining portion of the calendar year, in which the registration was initially required. Subsequent registrations and fees are due January 1st of each year and must be received no later than January 31st of the year due.
“A beneficiary and/or trustee of any property subject to the foreclosure ordinance is required to: 1. Register the property; 2. Pay pertinent fees, including registration and proactive inspection fees; 3. Comply with the monthly inspection and reporting requirements. Failure by the beneficiary and/or trustee to abide by these provisions may cause HCIDLA to issue a written notification requiring compliance within thirty (30) calendar days from notice date. Continued failure by the beneficiary and/or trustee to comply within the period provided shall compel HCIDLA to assess a penalty in the amount of $250 per day for each day, commencing on the date the grace period ended until the date the foreclosure registration deficiency is corrected or the penalty balance reaches $100,000, whichever comes first. ”
A property can only be de-registered if the foreclosure has ended. If the registrant has copies of the necessary documents for de-registration, such as a County-recorded arms-length transaction sale to a third party (not real-estate owned or REO), a County-recorded Reconveyance of the loan in default, or a County-recorded Reinstatement of Loan – whether a Notice of Rescission (NOR) or Loan Modification – then access online to the HCIDLA Online Foreclosure Registry and submit a de-registration request on the property at hand, by uploading the related documentation for HCIDLA to review. A change in Servicer or an Assignment of a Loan in Default is not a valid reason for de-registration.
When a vacant multi-family or single-family residential property changes to foreclosed status (REO), the foreclosing beneficiary (grantee) who acquired the property is required to pay a proactive inspection fee in the amount of $356. The proactive inspection of the exterior of the property will be conducted by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety. Failure to pay the inspection fee at the time when the REO property is first registered (or if the property’s status is changed to foreclosed in the registry) will result in penalties pursuant to Section 164.09 Violations and Penalties of Ordinance No. 183281.
“Any property with a recorded notice of default shall be inspected by the beneficiary and/or trustee monthly, until the trustor or other party remedies the default, or until the foreclosure process is complete. The beneficiary and/or trustee shall provide monthly reports to HCIDLA that record the date of the monthly inspection and the condition of the property as observed during the inspection. ”
To report blighted properties call the City of Los Angeles “One Call to City Hall” line by dialing 3-1-1. When calling from outside the City boundaries, call (866)-452-2423.

Compliance / RCCB / REAP

To get a list of properties in REAP, please go to the Custodian of Records webpage, and submit a Public Request (CPRA) https://hcidla.lacity.org/Custodian-of-Records

Compliance / RCCB / Hearings

Attendance is not mandatory. However, attendance is encouraged to answer any questions that may be asked by the Hearing Officer or to address any issues raised by tenants.

Occupancy Monitoring & HDB

Please check www.houisng.lacity.org

Land Development & HDB

Unfortunately, we do not notify the public of upcoming housing project but they can check with their City Council.
HCIDLa does not sell City-owned property. If you are interested in the RFP process or would like to subscribe to our interested parties, please email hcidla.landdevelopment@lacity.org.

Dev & Fin

“If you are a homeless individual or family or believe you are at significant risk of becoming homeless, please contact the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), at (213) 225-6581, or visit LAHSA’s website for specific information about city-funded programs that are available to homeless individuals, youth, and families and which you may be eligible to receive services under. Homeless families: If you and your family (adults with children under age 18) are homeless and need immediate assistance call 2-1-1, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
“SUBSCRIBE TO HCIDLA E-UPDATES Choose among the categories below. Select the check boxes with respect to the categories and enter your details. Press “”Subscribe”” button to finish the process.”

Policy & RA

Visit the City’s Council File Management System for the latest details: https://cityclerk.lacity.org/lacityclerkconnect/ Insert: Council File # – 17-0274 in the search box
Yes, here is the link to HCID’s webpage: https://hcidla.lacity.org/affordable-housing-linkage-fee
The City must receive initial approval of AHLF expenditures each fiscal year from the Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Oversight Committee (AHLF OC) prior to requesting approval from the City Council and the Mayor. You can subscribe to receive agenda notices for the public meeting of the AHLF OC here: https://www.lacity.org/government/subscribe-agendasnotifications/subscribe-other-meeting-agendas/department-commissions-committees-boards
The Housing Element identifies Los Angeles’s housing needs and establishes clear goals and objectives to inform future housing decisions. State Law requires that the Housing Element is updated every eight years. The current Housing Element covers the period from 2013-2021; the update will cover 2021-2029. To meet state requirements, the Housing Element Update must be adopted by the City Council prior to October 1, 2021. To access the previous Housing Element, click here https://planning.lacity.org/plans-policies/housing-element
The Regional Houing Needs Allocation (RHNA) is a required part of the housing element update process that is used to quantify the housing needs for each jurisdiction in Calfiornia.
During the 5th Cycle Housing Element (2013-2021), the City had a RHNA Goal of permitting 82,002 new units by October, 2021. This is broken down by income categories, into 46,590 affordable units and 35,412 above moderate-income (market-rate) units. In the 6th Cycle (2021-2029), the City’s estimated RHNA allocation is over 460,000 total units, including over 260,000 affordable units.
You can find information about the City’s Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) Plan and process by visiting HCIDLA’s AFH webpage: https://hcidla.lacity.org/assessment-fair-housing

Housing Development / Asset Management / Occupancy Monitoring

For new property managers, inform the Occupancy Monitoring Unit via email at hcidla.occmonitor@lacity.org. For new owners, inform the Loan Portfolio Unit at hcidla.requesttoassetmgmt@lacity.org.
Please visit our Land Use Unit for information regarding the Density Bonus Program and the status of the covenant https://hcidla.lacity.org/Apply-for-land-use-services
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