What information is required to file a complaint?
Code Compliance requires the reporting party to provide their name, address, and contact information, as well as the location and a brief description of the possible violation. For noise complaints, please include your mailing address.
Complaints can be submitted via the Tell Us Now app in both English and Spanish.
If I file a complaint, will my information be kept confidential?
Yes, the complainant’s information is kept confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law.
- My neighbor’s dog barks constantly. Who should I contact?
Who do I call if there are rats and roaches on my property or my
To file a complaint regarding rats, mice, or roaches on a property, you may contact the Department of Environmental Health & Quality, Vector Control at (858) 694-2888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I contact regarding complaints about substandard rental units?
Rental units are regulated by the Food and Housing Division within the Department of Environmental Health & Quality. They can be contacted at (858) 505-6903, or by email at email@example.com
- How do I file an appeal of a citation or notice I received from Code Compliance?
- How do I find out what the zoning regulations are for my property?
- How do I find out if there is an open code compliance case on my property?
A property I am attempting to buy has an existing violation on it. How
can I get it resolved?
Each violation is unique. To receive more information on how to resolve a violation, please contact us at PDS.CodeCompliance@sdcounty.ca.gov.
- I wish to purchase a vacant property with no established home or use. How can I use my property?
- Who do I contact regarding questions on building permits?
How do I know if I am filing a Code Compliance complaint to the correct jurisdiction?
County Code Compliance only enforces in the unincorporated area. Please click here to determine if you are in the unincorporated area or need to contact your city’s Code Compliance department instead.
How do I request a second opinion regarding my Code Compliance case?
Please click here if you would like to request a Project Issue Resolution meeting with Senior County Management.
How much grading is allowed prior to needing a permit?
Please refer to the County of San Diego Grading Ordinance for information on when a grading permit is required. Generally, grading over 200 cubic yards and/or cuts and fills over 8 feet require a permit. 200 cubic yards is approximately two 40-foot standard-sized sea cargo containers or 20 Super-10 dump-trucks.
Who do I contact regarding floodplain and floodway concerns?
Please visit the Department of Public Works Flood Control Division for more information.
Other Code Compliance Pages
Please see the Code Compliance pages below for detailed information about the division.