City of Concord, California

Code Enforcement

The City of Concord is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the city. The Code Enforcement Unit works towards this goal by resolving blight, public nuisance and property maintenance problems.

The Code Enforcement Unit partners with the community through the implementation of Neighborhood Partnership Programs and a host of other services. The Code Enforcement Unit is also a division of the Concord Police Department

What is the "Code"

There are numerous ordinances (or laws) in Concord that pertain to property maintenance. Most of these have been enacted to protect and preserve the basic character and quality of life in residential neighborhoods. They are typically designed to control accumulations of junk, trash, refuse, and vehicles, which are abandoned, unregistered or in disrepair.

Common Code Violations:

  • Business signage
  • Blighted, unmaintained, or unsafe properties, including pools and fencing
  • Disruptive and illegal businesses
  • Garbage service and debris accumulation
  • Hazardous and overgrown vegetation
  • Land use violations
  • RV storage
  • Recycling
  • Utilities
  • Vacant and unsecured properties
  • Visible storage of junk and debris
  • Vehicle storage on private property

Issues that are NOT code violations:

How do I make a Code Enforcement complaint?

To make a complaint:
Email cleanup@cityofconcord.org with Name, Phone, Violation, Violation Address, Photos if applicable.
Complaints cannot be processed without an address

The Code Enforcement Unit may be contacted at cleanup@cityofconcord.org or via telephone at (925) 671-3075.

Once a complaint is received, a Code Enforcement officer will inspect the property within a few business days and work with the owner to correct the problem. Due process requirements for code enforcement cases necessitate a notification and compliance period for the property owner. Generally, code enforcement cases require at least 20 days for resolution.

I received a violation notice. What Do I do now?

Code Enforcement staff always seek to first gain voluntary compliance with Code requirements. If you receive a violation notice, contact the assigned Code Enforcement Officer to make certain you are clear on the nature of the violation and what steps are necessary for correction. In most circumstances, you will have 10 days to correct the problem. If the issue remains unresolved after 10 days, a Code Enforcement Officer may issue an Administrative Citation costing up to $500 plus inspection fees.

Code Enforcement Unit Staffing

The Code Enforcement Unit is staffed by five Code Enforcement Officers, a Recycling Theft Prevention Specialist, an Administrative Assistant. The unit is supervised by a Police Sergeant: Sgt Renee Williams

 
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