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Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement is the Section within the Building Division that deals with violations of the County's building, zoning, and health regulations. Code Enforcement also administers the County's Abandoned Vehicle Abatement program.


Code Enforcement Investigates

Staff investigates and resolves instances of the following within unincorporated Sonoma County:

  • Accessibility complaints
  • Abandoned vehicles on private property
  • Cannabis violations
  • Construction without permits
  • Failing septic systems
  • Grading violations
  • Health and safety issues (except issues like smoking listed below)
  • Housing code violations
  • Zoning violations/Illegal uses of land (examples: commercial use in a residential area or vacation rental without permit)

If you want to report an issue that meets one of the above criteria:

Submit Complaint

Code Enforcement Does Not Investigate

Staff does not investigate instances of the following issues. Please report such issues to the appropriate agency.

Incorporated city, suspected violations withinAppropriate city
Noise/Disturbing the peace complaintsSheriff’s Department
Non-operative vehicles parked in the streetSheriff’s Department
Property line disputesCivil matter
Smoking complaintsHealth Services

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Report and track non-emergency issues in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.