General Information

LAFCO is an independent public agency with county-wide jurisdiction over the boundaries of cities and certain special districts. LAFCO's jurisdiction involves proposed boundary changes to local government boundaries involving the formation, dissolution, and expansion of cities and special districts. LAFCO is governed by State Law, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 ("Act"). The Act tasks LAFCO with discouraging urban sprawl, encouraging orderly and efficient provision of services, and preserving open space and prime agricultural lands.


80 South Lake Avenue, Suite 870

Pasadena, CA 91101


Office Hours

Monday – Thursday

8:00am – 5:00pm


Phone: (626) 204-6500

Fax: (626) 204-6507

Purpose of LAFCO

  • Encourage orderly growth
  • Promote the logical formation and determination of local agency boundaries
  • Discourage urban sprawl
  • Preserve open space and prime agricultural lands