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Code Enforcement

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

Urgency Ordinance Authorizing Enforcement of COVID-19 Health Orders

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors have adopted an ordinance to help slow the surge in new COVID-19 cases and get the county back on track to reopening in a safe manner. This order allows for civil penalties that give enforcement agents additional tools to address those violations of health orders that create serious risk of spreading the virus.

The COVID-19 Public Health Officer Order Compliance Hotline contact information is:


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 streetCalifornia Highway Patrol (CHP)
Property line disputesCivil matter

Contact Information

2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

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