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Phone #: 408-535-7770 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113 Fax #: 408-292-6924


  


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         Acting Deputy Director: Diane Buchannan
 

PROJECTS: BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

 

It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement to work in partnership with the people of San Jose to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain or improve the quality of your community in three ways:

1. We administer a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.
2. We work with residents, neighborhood association, public service agencies and other City of San Jose departments to:
     Empower community self-help programs.
     Develop public outreach programs.
     Establish community priorities for the enforcement program.
3. We initiate special programs targeted toward specific problems in San Jose communities.

These programs include:

  • General Code Enforcement Program
  • Multiple Housing Inspection Program
  • SNI-Driveway Team
  • LEA - Solidwaste Facility Program
  • Vacant, Neglected, Dangerous Buildings
  • Private Property Vehicle Abatement
  •  The Code Enforcement Division enforces regulations related to the following:

  • Conditions of an existing structure that constitute a clear and present danger to the public.
  • Building Code violations (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, etc.), including construction or change of occupancy without permits.
  • San Jose Municipal Housing Code (minimum standards for safe and sanitary housing).
  • Zoning Ordinance requirements for structures (such as use, location, configuration and size) and land use requirements.
  • Hazardous weeds on private, developed property.
  • Swimming pool fences.
  • Graffiti
  • Signs, including signs in the public right-of-way, failure to have required permits, illegal inflatable displays, balloons and pennants.
  • Inoperable vehicles on private property.
  • Blight on private and public properties. (old furniture, car parts, appliances, etc.)
  • Lawn parking.
  • Early set out of yard trimmings.
  • Illegal dumping.
  • Smoking in enclosed public places
  • Water waste

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    tel. (408) 535-7770 fax (408) 292-6924

     

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