Can I pay property taxes online? Property tax payments of $50,000 and higher must be paid electronically. Pre-registration is necessary. Contact the EFT section at (213) 974-0996 for information. The are also can be reached at
How can I contest a Parking Ticket? Information and procedures for contesting a parking ticket are on the back of the ticket. You can get further information by calling the Citation Processing Center at 1-800-979-4447 or by calling the City's Parking Enforcement Division at 310-318-0617.
How do I report bad tasting/looking water? For California Water Service, call (310) 257-1400 or contact www.calwater.com.
For Southern California Water Company, call (310) 767-8200 or contact www.scwater.com.
What distinguishes a fee from a tax? A fee is a charge imposed on an individual for a service that the person chooses to receive. A tax is a charge for public services and facilities without the need for a direct relationship between the use by an individual taxpayer and the tax paid. Below are distinguishing characteristics of fees and taxes.
A fee is designed to defray the costs of a government service or regulatory activity while a tax is designed to raise general revenue.
The amount of a fee must be no greater than the costs of the service, whereas a tax has no such monetary limitation.
The attached flow chart shows by example the types of service that would be supported mostly or entirely by taxes and those that would be supported mostly or entirely by fees.
What do I do if I haven’t received my (water, electric, gas) bill this month? For Water - For California Water Service call (310) 257-1400 or contact at www.calwater.com.
For Southern California Water Company call (310) 767-8200 or contact www.scwater.com.
For Electricity - Call Southern California Edison Company at (800) 9500-2356 or contact www.sce.com.
For Gas - Call Southern California Gas Company at (800) 427-2200 or contact www.socalgas.com.
What do I do if my electric bill is wrong? Call Southern California Edison Company at (800) 684-8123. They can also be reached at http://www.sce.com
What do I do if my gas bill is wrong? Call Southern California Gas Company (800) 427-2200. They can also be reached at http://www.socalgas.com
What do I do if my water bill is wrong? For California Water Service call (310) 257-1400. They also can be reached at http://www.calwater.com