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Business Assistance and Regulatory Support

The Economic Development Workforce Department's Business Response Unit is available to provide aid to entrepreneurs navigating through the bureaucracy of City of Los Angeles' departments. This will help people needing assistance to become legally compliant or requiring City resources to conduct business. The Business Response Unit can supply specific contacts throughout various City departments as well as guide individuals and businesses to appropriate agencies.

Business Response Unit
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(213) 744-7150
LABusinessResponse@lacity.org

 

Business Attraction and Retention Inquiries

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development and its Community Business Team is available to assist business owners interested in starting or growing their business in the City of Los Angeles.

Community Business Team
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(213) 978-2371
mayor.communitybusiness.lacity.org

 

Business Registration and Tax Questions

The Office of Finance is available to answer any questions regarding how to register your business or regarding taxes.

Customer Service Center
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(844) 663-4411
Finance.CustomerService@lacity.org

 

For Questions Regarding the LA Business Portal

The LA Business Portal is an open source project funded by the Small Business Administration and built by the Mayors Office of Los Angeles. For any inquiries related to the creation or development of the LA Business Portal, please send us an email at the address below.

Business Experience Unit
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(213) 744-9781
LABusinessPortal@lacity.org