Yard Planning

October 5, 2018
Landscape Design

For more information regarding this project, please contact Jonathan P. Bell of the Zoning Enforcement Section at (213) 974-6453 or email at .

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) adopted the Yard Sale Ordinance Update for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County on November 17, 2015. The Ordinance takes effect on December 17, 2015 (30-days from adoption). The purpose for the Ordinance update includes the following:

  • Establishes standards for conducting yard sales as accessory to a residential use in any zone;
  • Limits Yard Sales to the last full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month (known as the designated weekend).
  • Yard Sales are prohibited Monday – Friday;
  • Yard Sales are prohibited within the sidewalk, street, alley or any other public right-of-way;
  • Establishes a registration process to allow two additional yard sales within a calendar year on non-designated weekends; and
  • Provides a free-of-charge registration process with DRP.

This Yard Sale Ordinance is applicable only to unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County. Property within a city jurisdiction, is subject to the local city’s Yard Sale Ordinance.

Board Report

On, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (BOS) instructed the Director of Planning to take several actions related to the Yard Sale Ordinance, including reporting back within six (6) months on the implementation of this ordinance with statistics on notices and enforcement activity. The BOS Report is now available here.


The Yard Sale Ordinance is available here. If you have questions regarding the Ordinance, please call 213-974-6411 or email questions to . An informational flyer, which summarizes the yard sale requirements, is available in:


The Yard Sale Registration is required for non-designated weekends (Saturday and Sunday), not to exceed two (2) additional yard sales within a calendar year. The registration form can be accessed:

Yard Sale Registration forms may be submitted:

  • In-person
  • Fax at 213-626-0434
  • Email at

Public Hearings

  • Board of Supervisors Public Hearing - April 28, 2015
  • Regional Planning Commission Public Hearing - November 19, 2014
Source: planning.lacounty.gov

Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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