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Following are some of the most commonly requested forms for Code Enforcement Division. Forms are also available at any City of San Diego library or at our office located at 1222 First Avenue, 5th floor, San Diego, CA 92101.

Property Value Protection Ordinance: Notice of Default Filing Registration Requirement (PDF) - This form is provided for residential mortgage holders who file a Notice of Default or foreclose on residential properties. Mortgage holders filing a Notice of Default or foreclosing on residential properties are required to register current contact information with the City. The information contained in this form allows code enforcement officials the ability to monitor problem properties and quickly notify a responsible party when corrective action is required.

Request for Investigation - This form can be completed and submitted on line, delivered to our office via regular mail or presented at the office Reception counter for processing if you are aware of a property that is in violation of the San Diego Municipal Code. This form will be forwarded to the appropriate Land Development Investigator/Combination Inspector. Your name, address and telephone number will remain confidential unless our records are subpoenaed or the complaint involves noise issues and you are willing to be a participant in mediation or as substantiation of the complaint.

Statement of Intent (PDF) - When directed to do so by the Vacant Properties Coordinator, complete and submit this form to establish your plan of action and timeline for bringing your vacant property into productive use.

Trespass Authorization/Letter of Agency Form (PDF) - This form allows the San Diego Police Department to act as the agent for the owner of private property for purposes of enforcing laws against any person(s) found on the property without the owner's consent or without lawful purpose. This is an extremely useful tool and is strongly recommended for vacant properties, vacant lots, businesses or any properties upon which public nuisance activity and/or crime problems, including transient activity, drug activity, prostitution, graffiti, or general trespass are occurring. This form must be renewed every SIX months in order to be effective per Penal Code section 602. Please submit the completed form to your neighborhood police station.

In conjunction with this form, it is strongly suggested, although not required, that the property be posted with a sign indicating:

  • A Letter of Agency has been filed with the San Diego Police Department*;
  • The address of the property*;
  • The words "No Trespassing"; and
  • Who the property is managed by and/or who to call to report problems or concerns.

The sign should be no less than 18" X 24", ideally have a font legible from the nearest public street and not be readily accessible to vandals. Signs should be evenly spaced throughout the surrounding property boundaries covered by the Letter of Agency. View a Sample Sign (PDF).

*Important Note: A sign indicating a Letter of Agency is on file with SDPD including the address of the property is necessary in order for SDPD to confirm the validity of the Letter of Agency and respond accordingly.

90 Day Progress Report (PDF) - When directed to do so by the Vacant Properties Coordinator, complete and submit this form to provide a status report on bringing your vacant property into productive use.

Alcoholic Beverage on Billboards

There are restrictions for billboards that advertise alcohol-related products located within 500 feet of places where children congregate (i.e. child care centers, libraries, playgrounds, recreation centers or schools).