The Code Enforcement Department is responsible for enforcing City Zoning, Building, and Street ordinances for private and public properties located within the City of Guadalupe. The Code Compliance’s primary purpose is to preserve neighborhood integrity, maintain safe living conditions, and protect the environment through responsive enforcement of City Ordinances.

Types of Complaints Enforced

Code Compliance staff follows up on improper storage of inoperable vehicles, RVs, or debris on private property; unpermitted construction, improper occupancies, and substandard housing; graffiti on private property; grading without permits on private property; and unpermitted land use, including businesses out of zone and uses beyond the scope of issued permits, and Parking Enforcement.

Enforcement Goals and Tools

The Code Compliance department’s primary goal is to ensure Ordinance violations are corrected in a timely manner. Code Enforcement staff seeks to do so by obtaining voluntary compliance from property owners, whenever possible. When property owners do not voluntarily comply with Ordinances, Code Compliance staff may use any combination of enforcement methods and tools to gain compliance, including Warning Notices; Administrative Citations; Recorded Notices of Violation; Administrative Fines; Abatements; Compliance Agreements or Legal Action, as appropriate.

How to report complaints.

If you would like to report a Zoning, Building, Grading, and parking violation, you may report a violation by calling (805) 343-2112 or email a completed Complaint form to codecomplianceinfo@ci.guadalupe.ca.us .

Resource List

Complaint form

Guadalupe Municipal Code