Code Compliance Services is complaint driven and responds only to written complaints (Complaint Form (PDF)). Placer County encourages voluntary compliance realizing that some issues are not the same and timelines may vary. It is our intent to work with property owners within negotiated timelines to a mutually satisfactory resolution. If you have questions about a possible code violation, please email Code Compliance or call 530-745-3050.
Placer County also offers a dispute resolution service available to County residents. It may prove useful, especially in resolving disputes between neighbors. For more information please contact the Placer Dispute Resolution Service at 916-771-0108.
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Building Services has Inspectors available to answer your detailed questions by calling 530-745-3150. In the event they are assisting another caller, please leave a detailed message so an Inspector can get back with you as soon as possible. To schedule a Building Inspection, please call 530-745-3020.
The Environmental Health Division is available to assist you with abatement of solid waste by calling 530-745-2300. If you witness the dumping, please report it to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 530-889-7800. Try to provide a vehicle description and license number.
Code Compliance Services offers an Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program, and we can remove, at no charge to the property owner, up to five passenger vehicles (one ton or less) from a parcel. Beyond five, cases are reviewed individually and may incur additional charges. Please call our office regarding vehicles other than standard passenger cars/trucks, etc, as the County may still be able to remove for an additional charge. Complete the Abatement Form (PDF) and submit it to Code Compliance Services.
For vehicles abandoned on public streets, please contact California Highway Patrol at 916-663-3344.
Please refer to the "Liquid Propane Gas Tank Installation Below 5,000-foot Elevation" handout for areas below 5,000 feet in unincorporated Placer County
While many types of home-based businesses are allowed in residential zone districts, the ability to protect the integrity of the neighborhood is very important to Placer County. Please call us at 530-745-3050 or visit the following links for more information:
All complaints must be verified before any action is taken on our part, therefore a Code Compliance Officer will visit your property to confirm the validity of the complaint. If the complaint is valid, the Officer will explain the violation(s) to you that currently exist on your property, and the actions necessary to correct them.
You will also be a given a time frame to correct the violations. The goal of Code Compliance is to achieve voluntary compliance whenever possible. If however, you choose not to work with the County to correct the outstanding issues, you can be cited and ordered to appear in Placer County Superior Court.
The typical steps of the Code Compliance process include: