Code Enforcement

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Every City wants to improve the quality of life for its residents, businesses, and neighborhoods. West Sacramento's City Council adopted municipal codes to establish minimum living standards, to address blight and nuisances, and to safeguard and protect the environment for all citizens.

Common Code Violations

  • Presence of junk, rubbish, and debris on private property if visible from the public right-of-way.
  • Presence of discarded or stored furniture, car parts, appliances or other visual nuisances.
  • Zoning and Building violations for structures and land uses, including the use of the structure, location (setbacks), configuration, and size.
  • The size, height, and placement of fences, located in front yards, street side yards, abutting alleys, or other public right-of-way.
  • Inoperable, unregistered or abandoned vehicles on private property and parking on unimproved surfaces. Unimproved surfaces can include but are not limited to: lawn, dirt, gravel, and plywood.
  • Graffiti on private property.
  • Substandard housing conditions, including lack of utilities (electric, water).
  • Shopping carts are not specifically regulated by Code Enforcement, but may be reported using West Sacramento Connect. 
  • The following hand-outs are available to you as a reference and may be opened simply by clicking on the title. Most of these flyers are the tri-fold variety and best viewed when printed full color, two-sided along the "short" edge.

Issues That Are Not Code Violations

  • Most conditions not visible from the street, sidewalk, or other public right-of-ways.
  • Nuisance conditions that exist on City maintained or owned properties
  • Civil disputes between private parties, including property line issues
  • Personal grievances

In addition, actual "criminal" actions or activity does not fall under the jurisdiction of Code Enforcement, and should be reported to the Police Department accordingly. For non-emergency Police services, including parking enforcement and animal control, call the dispatch center at (916) 372-3375.

To report any of the below listed or suspected violations on private property, contact the Code Enforcement Division in any of these ways:

  • Call the Complaint line at (916) 617-4925
  • File a complaint online through West Sacramento Connect. Simply sign up, sign in, in and follow the directions to submit a request.

The Code Enforcement Division currently has four full-time Officers who are assigned to specific areas, referred to as "beats" of the city. Each Code Enforcement Officer responds to and investigates potential code violations in their beat. The Division is headed by a manager.

The mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. Code Enforcement Officers encourage voluntary compliance by administering a fair and unbiased program to correct violations.

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