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It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement to work in partnership with the people of San José to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. The quality of life for residents is improved because of outreach, education, and enforcement of ordinances in the San José Municipal Code (SJMC) including:

  • Building Codes (SJMC 24)
  • Community Preservation Ordinance (SJMC 17.72)
  • Enforcement of Code (SJMC 1.08)
  • Graffiti (SJMC 9.57)
  • Solid Waste (SJMC 9.10)
  • Off-Sale Alcohol Business Establishments (SJMC 6.86)
  • Signs (SJMC 23)
  • Substandard Housing (SJMC 17.20)
  • Tobacco Retail License (SJMC 6.87)
  • Tobacco Retail License (SJMC 6.87)
  • Tree Removal Controls (SJMC 13.32)
  • Zoning (SJMC 20)