The Code Enforcement Department enforces city code violations that are blight issues or hazards that are seen by public view or reported to code enforcement. Personnel assigned to this program are responsible for investigating city code violations, seeking compliance via education and enforcement efforts up to and including civil/criminal prosecutions.
Code Enforcement administers an enforcement program that investigates and corrects violations of the City's Municipal Codes that govern the use and maintenance of private, residential property and commercial property. Code Enforcement also investigates and conducts inspections involving vehicle abatement, blight and nuisance, weed abatement, unsafe, illegal or unlicensed construction or conversions, and illegal dumping.
Here are examples of some of the code violations that we investigate:
- Vehicles can be parked on the street or in public view for 120 consecutive hours. Vehicles must be licensed and operational. Inoperable vehicles on private or public property must be parked out of public view on an improved surface.
- Vehicles may not be parked on the lawn or dirt. Vehicles can be parked in your driveway if they are licensed and operational.
- dead, decayed or diseased weeds, shrubs or brush... overgrown vegetation likely to harbor rats, mice or other vermin.
- Vacant lots are to be free of trash, debris and dry vegetation.
- Trash containers shall not be situated more than five feet from, the curb accessible to the person collecting the refuse and shall be removed within 24 hours after such collection.
- Lumber, refuse, abandoned, discarded or unused objects or equipment such as furniture and appliances, cannot be visible from the public right-of-way nor be stored as to constitute a health or safety hazard.
- No RV's trailers, trucks (semi's) and buses are permitted to park on any street for any period longer than 24 hours without a permit. Permits are good for a period of an additional 24 hours or for a period of 7 days for those visiting. Permits can be obtained at the Imperial Police Department for a small fee.
Code Compliance does not handle neighbor disputes or civil problems involving one individual against another that do not violate public law. Examples of civil issues are fencing repair disputes; overhanging tree branches (when one neighbor's trees or plants drop leaves, debris or cause damage to another's property or fence); over-watering of lawns; and enforcement of private conditions, covenants and restrictions.
You may file a complaint by filing out a Report of City Code Violation form in person at City Hall, located at 420 S. Imperial Ave. or email it to us at email@example.com. If you have questions whether a violation has occurred, call our office at (760) 355-1064. You will be asked to provide:
If a code violations occurs, the following are options Code Enforcement Officer may use to ensure compliance:
Notice of violations, correction notices, inspection notices and order, summary abatement, citations, inspection and abatement warrants, and warnings.
Finally, Do whatever else you can to make your neighborhood a safe and enjoyable place to live, work, go to school, and raise a family. Remember: living in a good neighborhood isn't a right, it's a responsibility.
420 South Imperial Avenue
Imperial, California 92251
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