Report a Code Violation
If you would like to report a possible code violation, please complete the Code Enforcement Complaint Form
. Please include your name, address, city, state, and zip code as they are required fields to successfully process your report. Please also include your telephone number if you are requesting contact regarding this report.
Complaints are usually handled in the order they are received. Issues regarding health and safety take precedence over all other complaints and are investigated as soon as possible.
Confidential or Anonymous Reports
If you would like this report to remain privileged and confidential*, or if you would like to remain anonymous, please mark where indicated on the form.
For More Information
If you have any questions regarding the code enforcement program, please contact the Code Enforcement Division
at (805) 473-4520.
The department’s confidentiality policy is based on the State of California Public Records Act. Enforcement records are public records. However, a complainant may submit their information to a public body in confidence and as such, any complainant that is filed as privileged and confidential may be exempt from disclosure to the extent permitted by law. However, notes in a file or a complaint letter that is not specifically identified as confidential may be disclosed. The city must also disclose the complainant’s name if that person will be called as a witness in an enforcement case as the right to cross examination requires this provision.