Code Enforcement Unit
The goals and functions of the City of Rocklin, Police Department Code Enforcement Unit focus on safety and improving community appearance by working with citizens and property owners to improve or maintain property aesthetics and value. This is attained through enforcement of building and property maintenance codes.
What if I received a Letter or Letters from the Code Enforcement Unit?
For Non-hazardous violations, the first letter sent is mailed as a Courtesy Notice. It is intended to merely advise that a violation of an applicable law or municipal code has been observed. If you receive one of these letters, you may:
Contact the Code Enforcement Unit at 916.625.5498 to ask any question or to clear up any of the following:
1. The information in the letter is incorrect.
2. You are not responsible for the violation.
3. The violation no longer exists.
4. You require more time to abate or fix the violation.
5. You don’t understand all or some part of the letter.
Once the date specified on your letter has passed and you have not corrected the violation, you may be subject to additional enforcement action.
If you ignore to abate or fix the violation a Notice of Violation or Notice Order to Abate will be issued and a fine (penalty) will be assigned. If you received an official Notice of Violation and Notice Order to Abate, you should contact the Code Enforcement Unit as soon as possible. You may want to appeal these letters on the basis that you:
1. Are not responsible for the violation.
2. Contest the existence of a violation.
If you ignore these Official Letters, fines will be issued up to $500.00 per violation per day can be levied.
In all cases our goal is to have the citizens to voluntary abate the violations without having to issue further enforcement action .
Common property maintenance violations:
· Nuisances that would attract children that could be harmful (refrigerators with doors, lumber piles with exposed nails or wrecked automobiles).
· Unregistered and or inoperable automobiles stored on the driveway.
· Vehicles parked or stored on the front yard (non-impervious surface).
· Trash and junk visible from the street.
· Lumber or wood stored on the property visible from the street.
· Home appliances stored on the outside of the residence visible from the street.
· Unsightly buildings, lack of building maintenance, dry rot, broken windows, and fencing in need of repair visible from the street.
· Overgrowth of plants that blocks any part of a sidewalk or likely to harbor rodents.
· Lack of landscaping or maintaining your lawn and or plants visible from the street.
· Graffiti removal.
Other Vehicle Code Violations
If you see a possible street parking violation, you may call 916.625.5400 to report it. If you see recreational vehicles or trailers parked/stored on the driveway you may call 916.625.5135.
When you telephone these violations please have the correct address, vehicle description, if possible a vehicle license plate number.
To Report a Complaint Related to the Code Enforcement Unit:
Telephone the Code Enforcement Unit 916.625.5498 with the address and type of violation observed. Any complaint must be factual, if in doubt asked for assistance from the Code Enforcement Officer. You can remain anonymous.