Code Enforcement

Overview

The Code Enforcement Program enforces the building and zoning ordinances for the unincorporated areas of Contra Costa County. The code enforcement process is typically initiated by responding to citizen complaints and by staff proactively investigating violations. Our goal is to resolve conflict(s) through voluntary compliance. In the absence of voluntary compliance, the offices have a range of other options to encourage compliance including citations, administrative actions, and abatement.

Submit a Code Enforcement Complaint

Code Enforcement Complaint Form (online submittal)
or Call: (925) 655-2710

Appeal a Building Code Violation

Appeal of Notice and Order to Abate (PDF)

Work Exempt from a Permit

Work Exempt from a Permit (PDF) / Video Link
**NOTE** Please call (925) 655-2700 for clarification of cabinet remodel/addition

County Codes Enforced

Title 7 Building
Title 8 Zoning
Abandoned Vehicles
Alcoholic Beverage Sales Commercial Activities Ordinance
Substandard Buildings/Uniform Housing Code
Residential Property Nuisances
Vacant Structure Regulations
Vacant Property/Lots Regulations

Enforcement Codes

Chapter 14-6 Civil Enforcement
Chapter 14-8 Criminal Enforcement
Chapter 14-12 Administrative Penalty System

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