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The Municipal Code defines public nuisances as "conditions and uses that are detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare, that promote blight, or which reduce property values in the city." The Code includes regulations to promote the maintenance of property and enhance the appearance, habitability or occupancy, and safety of all structures in the City.
To report graffiti for removal on private property, you can either call the Graffiti Hotline at 650-616-7141 or fill out our online Graffiti Report Form
To report graffiti in the public right-of-way or on public facilities, please contact Public Services at 650-616-7160.
To report graffiti on a State Highway, such as El Camino Real, Skyline Boulevard, or any freeway, please complete the California State Department of Transportation maintenance request form.
The California Building Code sets forth the minimum health and safety requirements for the structural strength, means of egress, stability, access to persons with disabilities, sanitation, lighting and ventilation, and energy conservation of residential dwellings. The Housing Code applies to all aspects of construction, alteration, enlargement, replacement, repair, use and occupancy, maintenance, and demolition. Typical housing code violations include:
Code Enforcement addresses issues related to:
You may request Code Enforcement service if you suspect a code violation on private property. To file a complaint:
Fill out an Code Enforcement Complaint Form on the City's website call 650-616-7040.