City of San José, Capital of Silicon Valley  
  City Home City Services About San José Visitors Feedback
department title

Saturday, October 19, 2019

  Code Enforcement Home
  About Us
  Appeals Hearing Board Agendas
  Community Preservation Ordinance
  Code Enforcement Brochures
  Tobacco Retail License Application
  Outdoor Smoking Ordinance
  Outdoor Smoking Ordinance Presentation

Online Services
  Search for Open/Closed Cases
  Submit an On-Line Blight Complaint

Media Information
  Press Release

  Multiple Housing Roster
  Top 10 code Violations
  Home Auto Repair
  Yard Waste Rules
  Family Safety Tips

SNI Driveway Team
  SNI Website

Service Area
  Customer Service Survey

Fees and Fines

Community Partners
  Association Resources

Volunteer Opportunities
  Vehicle Spotter's Program
  Landscape Volunteer Program

Abandoned Carts
  How To Report
  Staff Reports
  Council Presentation
  Industry Resource

Contact Us
  By Phone

CSJ Site Index
Accessibility Instructions
Problems viewing site

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


Join Our Mailing List
Subscribe Now
         Acting Deputy Director: Diane Buchannan



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

  • City Featured Links:



      For complaints and issues regarding neighborhood blight concerns, click here

    Click here for current issues - Community Forum Notes

    Click here to learn more
    Click here to learn more
    Report weblink errors here
    To report a problem or send your comments or suggestions regarding this website, please notify us!

    Code Enforcement Division
    200 E. Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA 95113
    tel. (408) 535-7770 fax (408) 292-6924


    The City of San Jose is committed to open and honest government and strives to consistently meet the community’s expectations by providing excellent service, in a positive and timely manner, and in the full view of the public.

    Please View the City of San Jose's Code of Ethics, Council Policy 0-15

    City links

    City Home | City Services | About San José | Visitors | Feedback | Search | Contact Us | Site Index

    Additional Information

    Access Instructions for Users with Disabilities | Problems Viewing Site

    E-Government Policies (PDF) | Statement of Purpose | Privacy and Disclosure | Security | Disclaimer


    As a customer-driven organization, the City of San José welcomes any suggestions you might have to help us serve you better.

    City Employees

    For employees only, access web-based mail