LAFD Badge Program
Current Membership Information
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 $70 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, Thursday and Saturday – 6:00 a.m. – 12 Noon ($2 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? Complete the Membership Application form and resale card completely and submit them along with the appropriate fee and a copy of your California Board of Equalization Resale Certificate to: LAFDBP, 766 Wall Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014. If any of these items is missing, your application will be delayed.
Allow fifteen (15) days for your application to be processed. You may pick up your badges at the entrance to the Original Los Angeles Flower Market, 754 Wall Street, on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon; or on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.
Remember to include your Resale Certificate, resale card, payment and membership application.
Thank You for Your Continued Support!