Enforcement and Priorities

Priority I Cases

Imminent Health and Safety Hazards

  • Dangerous/Unstable Structures
  • Inadequate barriers for swimming pools/spas
  • Leaking sewage
  • Live, exposed electrical wires
  • Uninhabitable living conditions

Priority II Cases

Significant Code Violations

  • Abandoned Properties
  • Disturbance of environmental resources
  • Substandard housing conditions
  • Unpermitted grading

Priority III Cases

Other Code Violations and/or Conditions Adversely Impacting Quality of Life

  • Accessory structures
  • Adult entertainment
  • Billboards
  • Building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical violations
  • Disabled access
  • Discretionary permit violations
  • Elimination of off-street parking
  • Excessive storage
  • Fence/wall violations
  • Food trucks
  • Garage sales
  • Garages illegally converted to living space
  • Garages used for storage
  • Historic Sites
  • Illegal dwelling units
  • Illegal marijuana dispensaries
  • Illegal uses
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting onto adjacent property
  • Mobilehome Park routine inspections
  • Newsracks
  • Noise (animal, other nuisance) per parameters in SDMC
  • Outdoor merchandise displays
  • Parking in front yard
  • Pushcarts
  • PVPO (Property Value Protection Ordinance)
  • Recreational vehicles/boats on private property
  • Recycling facility
  • Removal of required landscaping
  • Residential High Occupancy
  • Residential care/rehab facilities
  • Setback violations
  • Short term vacation rental
  • Sidewalk cafes
  • Signs
  • Street trees
  • Unpermitted businesses
  • Unpermitted construction
  • Unpermitted demolition
  • Vehicle repair in residential areas