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October 12, 2021 

The County of Los Angeles Public Works and Public Health departments, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), are addressing reports of odors in the vicinity of Dominguez Channel in Carson, West Carson and neighboring communities.

The source of this gas and related odor is believed to be the natural decay of organic material (vegetation and marine life) at the bottom and sides of the Dominguez Channel. The odor is sufficiently pervasive to be considered a public nuisance to residents and those working and recreating nearby.

Los Angeles County Public Works is working aggressively to identify ways to address conditions within the channel, reduce the odor, and determine how long this naturally occurring event may last. However, until the odor event subsides, Public Health recommends preventing outdoor odors from entering the home by keeping doors and windows closed as much as possible while odors are present.

If you notice “rotten egg” or “sulfur” odors, you can report them. A complaint can be filed online with South Coast Air Quality Management District at, or by telephone at 800-CUT-SMOG (800-288-7664).

Additional Information may be found at

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Over-the-counter services with Planning, Building, and Engineering Divisions by appointment

July 29, 2021 

Use our online appointment system to schedule in-person counter services in the Planning Division, Building and Safety Division, or Engineering Division. Same day appointments are usually available.

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Priority will be given to those with appointments. Walk-ins might be accomodated, if feasible. Therefore, appointments are strongly encouraged.

Counter hours vary by division.

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COVID-19 Update: Revised LA County Health Order 07.16.2021

July 18, 2021 

On July 16, 2021, the LA County Public Health Order was updated and requires that face masks be worn by all persons, regardless of vaccination status, while in all indoor public settings and businesses. The latest Health Order by be found HERE.