Billboards under scrutiny

Hundreds of billboards in Los Angeles lack permits at City Hall. Some do not have the original permit on file. Others are permitted but have no written approval for changes, such as the addition of a second sign face. The City Council is trying to decide whether they should be legalized.

Hover over each billboard or click on the council districts to see information about each location.

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Permitting problems

No permits on file
No permit for a change to a city-approved billboard

Number of billboards with permitting issues, by council district


Sources: Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety

Credits: Ryan Menezes and Armand Emamdjomeh

Billboards under scrutiny