Restaurant Law Los Angeles
Guide to Laws for Restaurant Owners and their Customers in the Los Angeles area
Many laws related to restaurants are made at the state level. Be sure to also see our Guide to Restaurant Law in California.
1. Health & Safety
Do restaurants have to post their health grades?
Yes. Throughout Los Angeles County, you have the right to know the health grade (e.g. A, B, C, etc) the restaurant has received in its most recent inspection. This grade must be prominently displayed.1LA County Municipal Code Sec. 8.04.752
You can find the full inspection reports at the LA County Public Health website.
How do I file a complaint against a restaurant for unhealthy conditions?
You can use the LA County Environmental Health online complaint system or call 888-700-9995.
Am I allowed to bring my pet to a restaurant?
In L.A. County, restaurant owners are authorized (but not required) to allow dogs in outdoor dining areas, following certain guidelines. Long Beach has its own health code, but follows the same policy as the rest of L.A. County; see Long Beach policy here.