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County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Environmental Health
5050 Commerce Drive
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(888) 700-9995

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Garment Inspection

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We are responsible for enforcing general sanitation and occupational health and safety requirements within garment manufacturing establishments, commercial laundries, unlicensed commercial buildings, and wiping cloth establishments.


  • Conduct routine, follow-up, complaint and public health license waiver inspections of garment manufacturing establishments, wiping cloth businesses, unlicensed commercial buildings and a variety of other establishments within the Apparel Industry, most of which require a State Certificate of Registration and a public health license
  • Inspect commercial laundries that handle hospital linen to ensure the adherence to established control measures for infectious waste such as blood, urine and feces
  • Inspect commercial laundries to ensure that hot water temperature and exposure times are maintained to properly disinfect and sanitize commercial linens, garments, uniforms, and wiping cloths
  • Ensure that garment manufacturers provide approved drinking water to their employees and that the drinking water is stored and dispensed in a healthy and safe manner to control communicable diseases
  • Enforce general sanitation codes regarding sanitary, structural and operational conditions of the garment manufacturing establishment, including restrooms, storage rooms, lunch rooms, work areas, exterior premises, refuse, vermin, lighting, mechanical, electrical, and ventilation
  • Determine the number and type of toilet facilities in the Garment facility as dictated by law by assessing the number and gender of the employees
  • Ensure compliance with Child Labor Laws
  • Ensure that unlicensed commercial buildings that house garment-manufacturing operations adhere to the Los Angeles County Code Title 11 as it relates to restrooms (structural and operational), walls, ceilings, floors (structural and operational), vermin (structural and operational), refuse and refuse containers
Pay for your Public Health
Permit or License
To pay for your Public Health Permit and/or License using your Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover), Debit Card, or Electronic Check (ECheck), please visit our Payment Portal .

A convenience fee per transaction will apply. The convenience fees for Credit Card, Debit Card, and Electronic Check are 2.25% of payment, $1.49, and $0.95 respectively. Please have your Account ID and your Facility ID numbers from your billing statement ready. Payment will only be accepted online for the total amount owed on an account. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information about Permit and License Billing, please visit our Payment information page .
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Director of Environmental Health
Liza Frias
Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.
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