Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for ensuring that City Codes are implemented on private property in Santa Rosa to address general health, life, fire and safety issues facing residents. This involves responding to complaints received regarding such things as, but not limited to:

  • Health and safety issues
  • Unsafe buildings and substandard housing
  • Trash, debris and inoperable vehicle storage
  • Animal violations
  • Un-permitted construction
  • Graffiti 
  • Smoking ordinance
  • Cannabis cultivation
  • COVID-19 Health Order Violations
  • Learn more on the Common Codes Enforced page
COVID-19 Health Order Violation Resources

Citation Review Form for appeals of Health Order Violation Citations

Hardship Waiver Form for Health Order Violation Citations
Click here to go to Common Codes Enforced page
Click here to go to Submit a Complaint page
Click here to go to Resolving Your Violation page


The Code Enforcement team is dedicated to working in partnership with residents, tenants, landlords and business owners to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. 

By bringing code violations to the property owner’s attention, homes and businesses are properly maintained, and the appearance and safety of the community is improved. 

By working together with the community, Code Enforcement helps reduce crime, protects the health and well-being of our residents, helps maintain property values, and preserves and enhances our community for future generations. 

Open Data Dashboard

View information on the number of Code Enforcement cases opened and closed over time here

Link to Code Enforcement Dashboard