LAFD Badge Program
Current Membership Information
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Who can become a member? Membership in the Los Angeles Flower District Association is open to florists, floral-trade related businesses, and to vendors who hold valid, proper and legal resale certificates. (You do not have to be a member to shop during public hours.)
What are the benefits from the program? Direct benefits from the program include wholesale only shopping during wholesale hours to provide better shopping conditions for the trade, free validated parking during market day wholesale hours, and faster service due to a uniform record keeping system of resale numbers.
What are the fees to register? The Membership Fee is $50 for a 1-year membership (current calendar year). The membership fee includes two (2) membership badges. Extra badges are available anytime for $3.00 each. The current calendar year membership badges will expire on January 1 of the coming year and the fee is not prorated.
What if I forget my badge? A "Temporary Pass" is available at the main entrance (754 Wall Street) to registered members of the Flower District Association / Badge Program who forget their identification.
What are the market hours?
Trade / Wholesale Only Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Non Trade / Public Hours are:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon ($2 admission)
Tuesday and Thursday - 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.($2 admission)
Saturday - 6:00 a.m. to 12 Noon ($1 admission)
Please check our Los Angeles Flower District HOURS page for holiday and special seasons' hours.
How does this program affect the parking situation? There is FREE PARKING FOR TRADE BADGE HOLDERS ONLY. Parking is validated for Trade badge holders at the main entrance to the Los Angeles Flower Market (754 Wall St.) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during wholesale hours only. Note: Registered members shopping during public hours will be required to pay for parking.
How carefully will this program be monitored? There are approximately 10 security monitors checking for badges at the various entrances to the markets. To ensure the program's continued success, we ask for all Flower District members to please remember to wear your current badge. Although we realize the program is not by any means foolproof, please remember that this is a program subject to all the positives and negatives of building a foundation from the ground up.
How do I become a member of the Badge Program? Fill out the Membership Application form and resale card completely and submit both items along with membership fees to LAFDBP, 766 Wall Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014. Allow seven days for your application to be processed before picking up your badges. Remember to attach a copy of your California Board of Equalization Resale Certificate or the processing of your application will be delayed. Your badges may be picked up either at the entrance to the Los Angeles Flower Market (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.) or any other time before 12:00 noon at our office.
Thank You for Your Continued Support!