Article 4
Safety and Environmental Quality

Section Contents

Chapter 4.1    Introduction to Article 4

4.1.10    Purpose of this Article

4.1.20    Contracting with Los Angeles County

Chapter 4.2    Health Code

4.2.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.2.20    Adoption of Health Code of Los Angeles County

Chapter 4.3    Solid Waste (Integrated Waste Management Ordinance)

4.3.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.3.15    Definitions

4.3.20    Requirements and Regulations Governing Solid Waste

4.3.30    Permits and Licenses

4.3.40    Source Separated Recyclable Materials

4.3.50    Residential Containers, Placement

4.3.60    Placement of Bins, Boxes and Containers at Nonresidential Uses

4.3.70    Accumulation of Solid Waste or Recyclable Materials

4.3.80    Prohibited Activities

4.3.90    Scavenging Prohibited

4.3.100    Construction and Demolition Recycling

4.3.110    Violations/Penalties

4.3.111    Enforcement Procedures

4.3.112    Collection of Delinquent Charges

Chapter 4.4    Fire Code

4.4.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.4.20    Introduction

4.4.30    Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone

4.4.40    Prohibited Activities

4.4.50    Weed Abatement

4.4.60    Live Vegetation Control Measures

4.4.70    Fuel Modification Zones

4.4.80    Development Standards

4.4.90    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.5    Public Nuisances

4.5.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.5.20    Public Nuisances

4.5.30    Prevention and Abatement

4.5.40    Summary Abatement of Nuisances that Pose an Immediate Threat to Public Health and Safety

4.5.50    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.6    Security Alarm Ordinance

4.6.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.6.20    Identification of Alarm Owner

4.6.30    Operation of Direct-Dial Telephone Devices

4.6.40    Audible Alarm Requirements

4.6.50    False Alarms

4.6.60    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.7    Restrictions Applicable to Minors

4.7.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.7.20    Curfew for Minors

4.7.30    Daytime Restrictions for Minors

4.7.40    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.8    Graffiti Control

4.8.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.8.20    Graffiti Deemed a Nuisance

4.8.30    Possession of Graffiti Implements

4.8.40    Removal of Graffiti by Perpetrator

4.8.50    Property Owner’s Responsibility

4.8.60    Punishment/Public Nuisance

4.8.70    Rewards for Information

4.8.80    Penalties and Civil Liability of Parents

Chapter 4.9    Solicitation

4.9.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.9.20    Solicitations Permit Required

4.9.30    Exemptions

4.9.40    Application for Permit

4.9.50    Issuance of Permit

4.9.60    Term of Permits

4.9.70    Identification Card

4.9.80    Revocation of Permits

4.9.90    Appeals from Action of City Manager

4.9.100    Manner of Solicitation and Prohibitions

4.9.110    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.10    Animal Control

4.10.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.10.20    License and Permit Requirements

4.10.30    Exhibition of License

4.10.40    Animal Noise

4.10.50    Environmental Controls/Housekeeping

4.10.60    Vector Control

4.10.70    Wild Animals as Pets Prohibited

4.10.80    Apiaries

4.10.90    Animals Causing Injury or Property Damage

4.10.100    Unrestrained Animals

4.10.110    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.11    Noise Control

4.11.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.11.20    Exterior Noise Standards

4.11.30    Stationary Non-Emergency Signaling Devices

4.11.40    Refuse Collection Vehicles

4.11.50    Residential Air Conditioning Equipment

4.11.60    Street Sales

4.11.70    Vehicle or Motorboat Repairs and Testing

4.11.80    Vibration

4.11.90    Residential Noise

4.11.100    Unnecessary Noise

4.11.110    Harmful Noise

4.11.120    Construction Noise

4.11.130    Resource Production

4.11.140    Audio Equipment

4.11.150    Band or Orchestral Rehearsals

4.11.160    Engines, Motors and Mechanical Devices

4.11.170    Motor Vehicles

4.11.180    Loading and Unloading

4.11.190    Amplified Signaling Devices

4.11.200    Mechanical Equipment/Accessory Noise

4.11.210    Noisy Hawking and Advertising Prohibited

4.11.220    Loud, Unnecessary and Unusual Noise

4.11.230    Exempt Noise

4.11.240    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.12    Light and Glare Control

4.12.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.12.20    Limit Light Trespass

4.12.30    Standard Outdoor Lighting

4.12.40    Recreational Lighting

4.12.50    Driveway and Parking Area Lighting

4.12.60    Lighting Levels Standards

4.12.70    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.13    Local Air Pollution Control

4.13.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.13.20    Odors

4.13.30    Visibility

4.13.40    Fugitive Dust

4.13.50    Paints and Architectural Coatings

4.13.60    Fugitive Dust from Off-Road Use and Weed Abatement

4.13.70    Vehicle Emissions Controls

4.13.80    Stationary Sources

4.13.90    Stationary Emissions from Oil Production Facilities

4.13.100    Construction Activities

4.13.110    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.14    Public Properties and Facilities

4.14.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.14.20    Public Properties and Facilities

4.14.30    Public Restrooms

4.14.40    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.15    Pest Control

4.15.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.15.20    Pest Control

4.15.30    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.16    Surface Water, Ground Water, Water Quality, Sanitation and Stormwater Runoff

4.16.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.16.20    Impairment of Natural Drainage Course

4.16.30    Flowing of Water, Mud and Other Materials onto Streets and Highways

4.16.40    Pools Breeding Insects

4.16.50    Adoption of Title 20 of the Los Angeles County Code

4.16.60    Amendments and Additions to Title 20 of the Los Angeles County Code

4.16.65    Sewer Service Fees

4.16.70    Local Regulations Governing Illicit Discharges

4.16.80    Septic Systems

4.16.90    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

4.16.100    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.17    Civic Center Area Underground Utility District

4.17.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.17.20    Definitions

4.17.30    Establishment of District and Boundaries

4.17.40    Overhead Utilities Prohibited

4.17.50    Responsibility of Utilities

4.17.60    Responsibility of Property Owners

4.17.70    Responsibility of City

4.17.80    Exceptions

4.17.90    Implementation Timeline and Suspension of Requirements

Chapter 4.18    Disaster Control

4.18.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.18.20    Disaster Council Membership

4.18.30    Disaster Council Powers and Duties

4.18.40    Director and Assistant Director of Emergency Services

4.18.50    Powers and Duties of Director and Assistant Director of Emergency Services

4.18.60    Emergency Organization

4.18.70    Emergency Plan

4.18.80    Expenditures

4.18.90    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.19    Unsafe Structures

4.19.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.19.20    Unsafe Structures

4.19.30    Violations/Penalties

Chapter 4.20    Recovery of Costs Related to Abatement of Nuisances

4.20.10    Purpose of this Chapter

4.20.20    Procedure for Recovery of Costs

4.20.30    Other Remedies Available

Chapter 4.21    Recovery of Costs Related to Emergency Response

4.21.10    Findings

4.21.20    Purpose

4.21.30    Definitions

4.21.40    Response Cost Recovery

4.21.50    Security and Safety Plans

4.21.60    Calculation of Emergency or Extraordinary Response Costs

4.21.70    Costs Not Recoverable

4.21.80    Collection of Charges

4.21.90    Appeal

4.21.100    Hearing

4.21.110    Hearing Officer’s Decision