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Code Enforcement
200 E. Santa Clara St. 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-7770

8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed: Noon - 1:00pm

Service Request Form


Code Enforcement Services Brochure

The Code Enforcement Division provides compliance services to San José residents, businesses, and property owners that support a safe, healthy and attractive community.  

Commonly requested compliance services are as follows:

Common Code Violations

  • Blighted and unmaintained properties
  • Hazardous or overgrown vegetation
  • Unsecured vacant buildings
  • Building Code violations
  • Construction or change of occupancy without permits.
  • Visible storage of junk and debris in the front of residential properties
  • Disruptive and illegal businesses in neighborhoods
  • Early setout of garbage and recycling
  • Signs in the public right-of-way, that don't comply with code, or that lack a permit
  • Inoperable or abandoned vehicles on private property
  • Zoning requirement violations for structures and land use requirements, including the use of the structure, location, configuration and size.
  • Parking violations on unimproved surfaces. Unimproved surfaces include but are not limited to: lawns, dirt, gravel, and plywood.
  • Graffiti on private property
  • Substandard housing conditions
  • Smoking in bars and restaurant
  • Smoking in unapproved outdoor areas

Issues that are NOT Code Violations

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