Code Enforcement

Purpose & Duties

The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for assuring the City Zoning and Building Codes are implemented on private property to address general health, life, fire and safety issues facing residents. This involves responding to complaints received regarding such things as, but not limited to:

Health and Safety Issues

  • Unsafe buildings
  • Trash, debris, and inoperable vehicle storage
  • Animal violations
  • Un-permitted construction
  • Substandard housing

Smoking Ordinance (click here for for information)

Cannabis Ordinance (click here for more information)

Hand and Pen

File a Complaint

If you wish to file a complaint, please print and complete the Code Investigation Request Form.You may scan and email the form to Alternatively, you may send your completed Complaint Form by mail, or hand deliver to 90 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, or fax to (707)543-3317.  Complainant information received is confidential. To file a complaint regarding signage, you can also visit the MySantaRosa page to submit your concern online.

Not Sure if You Need A Permit?

Check the City Code, or contact the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Check the Status of a Complaint or Permit 

Access the Citizen Portal to search open Enforcement cases or to search Permit applications/permits. 

Open Data Dashboard

View information on the number of Code Enforcement cases opened and closed over time here

Link to Code Enforcement Dashboard