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Naming or Renaming a Community

Advocates seeking to change the name of their community can file a written application and petition to initiate the process to either change a neighborhood name or create one where none previously existed.

Notice to Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk Industry Professionals

If you are compensated to interact with the Los Angeles Office of the City Clerk, City law may require you to register as a lobbyist and report your activity. Any individual may qualify as a lobbyist, regardless of occupation, education, training, or professional title. A lobbyist may hold a position that includes but is not limited to attorney, CEO, consultant, government liaison, business owner, permit applicant, urban planners, expediters, land developers, architect, various real estate professionals and others.

More information is available online through the Ethics Commission’s lobbying program and publication pages. For assistance, please contact the Ethics Commission.

Policy and Instructions

Instructions for submitting an application.


Application and Filing Requirements


Petition Forms

Application Status

List of Community Naming/Renaming Applications and Statuses