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The Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID)

Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) has been a catalyst in Downtown Los Angeles' transformation into a vibrant 24/7 neighborhood. A coalition of nearly 1,700 property owners in the Central Business District, the DCBID members are united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. Bounded by the Harbor Freeway to the west, First Street to the north, Main and Hill streets to the east, and Olympic Boulevard and 9th Street to the south, the organization helps the 65-block Central Business District achieve its full potential as a great place to live, work, and play.

Current DCBID members are owners of more than 2,200 parcels* in the DCBID and provide the funding to the district via a special voluntary tax assessment which finances:
  • Economic Development and Business Recruitment/Retention programs
  • 24 Hr. Safety and Maintenance Services – The Purple Patrol
  • Strategic Marketing Programs that promote the area to residents, workers and visitors.
For more than 15 years, these programs and initiatives have been the driving force behind the Downtown Los Angeles Renaissance that has seen the city become one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers. Recently heralded as 'The Next Great American City' by GQ Magazine and listed as number 5 in The New York Times' '52 Places to Go in 2014', Downtown Los Angeles has definitely arrived.

* Of these properties, 512 are commercial parcels, 1,681 are condominium parcels and 41 are government use parcels. In percentage terms, 84.97% of the DCBID's total building square footage is commercial use, 7.73% is condominium use, and 7.3% is government use.

Downtown Business Improvement Districts
Downtown is home to numerous Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), which are funded by businesses within their respective districts in order to pay for beautification, safety, and publicity services for the area. Depending on the size of the BID, common services include street and sidewalk maintenance, public safety officers, marketing, and economic development. Contact your local BID to learn more.
View the numerous Downtown LA Business Improvement Districts

8th Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids

8th Annual Halloween Party for DTLA Kids

Downtown LA kids are invited to our annual Halloween party! From trick-or-treat doors to crafts, bouncy castles, and face painting, there is fun for the whole family. Buy your tickets today! $5 pre-sale; $8 at the door. 2+under are free.
Explore Downtown LA's Urban Frontier

Explore Downtown LA's Urban Frontier

Discover 17 cultural & historic sites. Stay and play with offers from DTLA eateries, shops, and hotels

Itineraries in Downtown LA

Itineraries in Downtown LA

Explore Downtown LA with these park once and play FREE itineraries. Plan your day in Downtown LA today.

All about the DCBID

Our Mission | Board of Directors

Our Mission / Board of Directors
The DCBID is a coalition of nearly 1,700 property owners united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown. Founded in 1998, the DCBID provides safety, maintenance, economic development, and marketing services for the Central District.

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Economic Development & Marketing
The DCBID's Economic Development team works to improve and revitalize Downtown Los Angeles. The DCBID also maintains a Marketing Division to brand and promote Downtown L.A. to visitors.


Safe & Clean Team
The DCBID's Safe & Clean team, called the "Purple Patrol" for their purple shirts, provides daily, 24-hour supplemental services to maintain safety and cleanliness within the district.

Ask Us!

Events & Projects Archive
View past events and programs that were managed by the Downtown Center Business Improvement District in our effort to make Downtown L.A. a better place to live, work, and play.

Purple Patrol

Purple Patrol

Keeping Downtown LA safe, clean, and friendly.
Get safety updates with our BID Alerts, or look for our Purple Patrol in the Downtown Center and Historic Downtown districts. More
Our Downtown Guides are here to help

Downtown Guides

Looking for something? Let us help.
Have a question? Look for our Downtown Guides, with the signature info symbol on their sleeves. They can provide directions, share printed maps & guides, and more. More
Housing Bus Tour

Housing Bus Tour

Saturday Housing Bus Tours
See everything from loft-style apartments to luxury condos! Join our free Housing Bus Tour, every other Saturday morning. More
Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter

Get Our Monthly Email Newsletter.
Sign up for What's Up Downtown, our monthly email update on upcoming events, new businesses, and downtown deals. More

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