What We Investigate


Code Compliance investigates complaints on private property in the unincorporated County. If you are unsure if you live in the unincorporated County, please use the link here to see if you are within the unincorporated area of San Diego County. Here is a list of the most common requests that Code Compliance investigates:
 

COMPLIANT TYPE DESCRIPTION
Storage of Solid Waste Trash and debris on the property
Inoperable Vehicles Abandoned and inoperable vehicles on private property
Marijuana Dispensaries Unpermitted Marijuana Dispensaries
Construction Without Permits Project may require permits before construction
Grading and Clearing Grading and clearing may require permits
Home Occupation Not following home occupation guidelines
Light Trespassing Unshielded or bright lights on private properties
Commercial Vehicles Storage Commercial vehicles being kept on private property
Animal Keeping Regulations on the quantity and type of animals on a property
Noise Click here to visit our noise page
Graffiti Graffiti on private property
Trailer Coaches Storage and occupancy of trailer coaches on private property
Signs Unpermitted signage


Please note Code Compliance enforces other regulations that are within the County of San Diego Zoning Ordinance as well as the San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances. 

What Code Compliance does not investigate


Some common complaints Code Compliance receives are civil matters, including but not limited to:

  • Property line disputes, trees or vegetation hanging over property lines or private road easements.
  • Lack of general private property maintenance such as overgrown lawns, trees, shrubs, fences, and buildings.
  • Conditions and requirements found in private CC&Rs and private road easements.

Issues Handled By Other Departments/Agencies


Code Compliance does not investigate all types of complaints. Please see the table below for common complaints, which includes the proper County Department and contact information.

Complaint Type

Department

Contact Information

Website Information

Rats, Mice, Flies

Environmental Health, Vector Control 

(858) 694-2888, vector@sdcounty.ca.gov

Vector Control

Mosquitos and Green Pools

Environmental Health, Vector Control 

(858) 694-2888, vector@sdcounty.ca.gov

Department of Environmental Health (Mosquitos/Green Pools)

Public Swimming Pools

Environmental Health

(858) 505-6903 fhdutyeh@sdcounty.ca.gov

Department of Environmental Health

Housing Related Issues

Environmental Health

(858) 505-6900

fhdutyeh@sdcounty.ca.gov

Food and Housing Program (sanitation, maintenance, and occupancy)

Waste Dumped Along a Road

Public Works

(858) 694-2212

Public Works Road Services

Street Signs/Road Visibility Issues

Public Works

(858) 694-2212

Public Works Road Services

Animal Manure in a Watercourse

Watershed Protection

1-888-846-0800

watersheds@sdcounty.ca.gov

Watershed Protection Program

Dog Waste

Animal Control Services

(619) 767-2675

 Animal Services

 

Too Many Roosters

Animal Control Services

(619) 767-2675

Animal Services

Grading or Structures in a Watercourse

Public Works Watercourse Protection

(619) 359-9809

Watercourse Enforcement

 

Dust and Air Pollution

Air Pollution Control District

(858) 586-2650 

Air Pollution Control District

 

Mobile Home and RV Parks

Environmental Health

(858) 694-3108

Mobile Homes/RV Parks

 

Other Code Compliance Pages


Please see the Code Compliance pages below for detailed information about the division.