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Citizens’ Guide to County Services

Citizen's Guide CoverHome to over 10.4 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation, covering a service area larger in population than 42 states.  

Aimed at ensuring that all residents have access to services and resources that enable them to live with dignity, improve their well-being, and enhance their quality of life, the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) provides services to more than one out of every three residents at over
40 offices located throughout the county.

In addition to social services, the County of L.A. offers many other services that affect the lives of the county’s ethnically and culturally-diverse communities, including public safety, property assessment, tax collection and elections. Among the specialized services provided are flood control, water conservation, parks and recreation, and a number of diversified cultural activities.

In order to keep residents informed about County services, the Board of Supervisors have issued the release of the updated Citizens’ Guide to County Services.  Every effort has been made to ensure that the booklet contains timely and accurate information.  The guide also includes a brief history and interesting facts about the county.

Below is a link to the English and Spanish versions of the Citizens’ Guide.

For information about services that are not listed in the guide, please contact the County of L.A. Countywide Communications, Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 or call (213) 974-1311.