Unincorporated Communities of Los Angeles County

Where or What is Unincorporated LA County?

Within Los Angeles County are 88 “incorporated” cities, which means they have their own local government (usually city council). But there are also areas within the county that are NOT part of any official city. These locations are known as unincorporated areas and are governed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, which is equivalent to a city council.

Around 1 million people live within these unincorporated territories, making it the 2nd largest jurisdiction in the county, after the city of Los Angeles which has almost 4 million. The local laws for these areas are found in the L.A. County Municipal Code, although we also include many of these laws in our guides such as for tenants, parking, and employees.

(FYI there is no such thing as an “unincorporated city,” but you could call it an “unincorporated town” or “unincorporated territory.”)

How do I know if I am in an unincorporated area?

We created a “What is My City” feature to find your jurisdiction for any location in the country, and it will also help you find your local laws. Unfortunately, the platform we were using has changed their pricing so we had to shut it down for now. Stay tuned for updates.

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For a less precise method, below is a list of the major unincorporated communities (there are many very small “islands” of land that are unincorporated; we are leaving these out for simplicity). See the full map of Los Angeles County cities and unincorporated areas. If you don’t see your area on this page, it may be its own city. See “What city am I in?

 

  • Acton
  • Agoura
  • Agua Dulce
  • Alpine
  • Altadena
  • Antelope Acres
  • Athens (or West Athens)
  • Avocado Heights
  • Baldwin Hills
  • Bassett
  • Belvedere Gardens
  • Big Pines
  • Bouquet Canyon
  • Calabasas Highlands
  • Canyon Country
  • Castaic
  • Castaic Junction
  • City Terrace
  • Cornell
  • Crystalaire
  • Deer Lake Highlands
  • Del Aire
  • Del Sur
  • East Los Angeles
  • East Pasadena
  • East Rancho Dominguez
  • East San Gabriel
  • East Whittier
  • Eastmont
  • El Camino Village
  • El Dorado
  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Fairmont
  • Fernwood
  • Firestone
  • Florence
  • Forrest Park
  • Franklin Canyon
  • Glenview
  • Gorman
  • Graham
  • Green Valley
  • Hacienda Heights
  • Hi Vista
  • Juniper Hills
  • Kagel Canyon
  • Kinneola Mesa
  • La Crescenta
  • La Rambla
  • Ladera Heights
  • Lake Hughes
  • Lake Los Angeles
  • Lakeview
  • Lang
  • Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon
  • Lennox
  • Leona Valley
  • Littlerock
  • Llano
  • Longview
  • Los Cerritos Wetlands
  • Los Nietos
  • Malibou Lake
  • Malibu Bowl
  • Malibu Highlands
  • Malibu Vista
  • Malibu/Sycamore Canyon
  • Marina del Rey
  • Mint Canyon
  • Monte Nido
  • Montrose
  • Mulholland Corridor
  • Neenach
  • Newhall
  • Northwest Whittier
  • Oat Mountain
  • Pearblossom
  • Placerita Canyon
  • Quartz Hill
  • Rancho Dominguez
  • Redman
  • Roosevelt
  • Rowland Heights
  • San Clemente Island

  • San Pasqual
  • Santa Catalina Island
  • Saugus
  • Seminole Hot Springs
  • Soledad
  • South San Gabriel
  • South San Jose Hills
  • South Whittier
  • Stevenson Ranch
  • Sulphur Springs
  • Sun Village
  • Sunset Mesa
  • Sunshine Acres
  • Sylvia Park
  • Three Points
  • Topanga
  • Topanga Canyon
  • Triunfo Canyon
  • Twin Lakes
  • Universal City
  • Val Verde
  • Valencia
  • Valinda
  • Valyermo
  • Vasquez Rocks
  • Veterans Administration Center
  • View Park
  • Walnut Park
  • West Carson
  • West Chatsworth
  • West Puente Valley
  • West Rancho Dominguez/Victoria
  • West Whittier
  • Westfield
  • Westmont
  • White Fence Farms
  • Whittier Narrows
  • Willowbrook
  • Wilsona Gardens
  • Windsor Hills
  • Wiseburn
  • Wrightwood

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