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Refund Policy


Section 22.13 of Article 1 of Chapter II of the Los Angeles Municipal Code establishes the authority to Department heads to issue refunds for overpayment of tax, license, permit or application fees.  To file a claim for a refund, please follow the instructions below:

1.    Complete Form #96.006(a) in the name of the claimant as it appears on the Tax Registration Certificate, Permit or Invoice.

A.    A claim filed under a Fictitious Name/DBA is acceptable
B.    Make a copy of the completed form for your records
C.    Attach proof of payment (check, credit card statement, etc.)

2.    Signature Requirements:

A.    Sole Proprietorships - The claim must bear an original signature of the claimant
B.    Partnerships - The claim must bear an original signature of one or more of the partners
C.    Corporations - The claim must bear an original signature of an officer of the corporation with his/her title indicated
D.    Limited Liability Companies / Limited Liability Partnerships - The claim must bear an original signature of a managing member or managing partner.

3.    Return signed form to:
Office of the City Clerk
Refund Processing Unit
P.O. Box 53200
Los Angeles, CA 90053-0200

4.    The Police Commission, Alarm Section, must verify any claim for refund before any refund is approved for payment or credit. DO NOT CLAIM CREDIT FOR OVERPAYMENT ON ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE PAYMENT DUE TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES.
Please note that the filing of a claim does not stop the running of the applicable statute of limitations for bringing suit on such claim.

If you have any questions regarding the filing of a Claim for Refund, please call the Alarm Section at 213-996-1200.