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The City Attorney's Office recently made some one-sheets on "good neighbor laws." Nothing on the web yet, but if you know your neighborhood prosecutor (there is one attached to every police station), then they should have a copy.

What follows are some excerpts that could be useful to you:


Construction in residential areas is limited to the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., during the week, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. It is banned on Sundays (LAMC 41.40). No instrument or sound-producing device should be audible more than 150 feet away from the boundary where it is being played (LAMC 112.01(b))

Car Alarms must become automatically silenced within five minutes (LAMC 114.08)

Properties must be free of trash, debris and overgrown vegetation (LAMC 91.8104)

A maximum of five 2-day yard sales are allowed per year. Sale items must be used only, no new merchandise. Sales are not allowed on sidewalks or streets. Hours are limited from 9AM - 5PM (LAMC 12.03)

Home Auto Repair - Other than minor emergencies, which must be completed within 24 hours, all auto-repairs should be done in an area that is entirely enclosed from view. (LAMC 12.21A1(a))

Inoperative Vehicles - Non-working vehicles must be stored in a garage or area not viewable from a public street, not in a driveway (LAMC 12.21A8(b))

Parking in Alleys - Except for emergency vehicles, parking is never allowed in alleys (Vehicle Code 22951)