Contact Information

Code Enforcement Office

Phone: (530) 879-6330

Roy Wallis

Code Enforcement Officer

Phone: (530) 879-6313

Charlene Durkin

Code Enforcement Officer

Phone: (530) 879-6314

James LeDonne

Code Enforcement Officer

Phone: (530) 879-6506


To report a complaint email us, call (530) 879-6330, or print out the following form Complaint Form and mail it to the City of Chico, Code Enforcement, at the address below.

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 3420, Chico, CA 95927

Located at: 411 Main Street, Chico, CA 95928

To report graffiti call:

(530) 894-4200

For information on Tenants' and Landlords' Rights and Responsibilities Click Here, in Spanish Click Here, or,

you can contact:

Legal Services of Northern California at (530) 345-9491.

Community Legal Information Center at (530) 898-4354

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Unit is responsible for the preservation of neighborhoods by gaining compliance with applicable ordinances within the Chico Municipal Code.

Common Code Violations:

  • Accumulation of junk/trash/debris
  • Long-term storage of RV's, trailers, boats on public property (streets, public rights-of-way)
  • Inoperable/abandoned vehicles-PRIVATE PROPERTY ONLY
  • Unauthorized materials in the public right-of-way
  • Zoning Violations
  • Trash can placement/inadequate garbage service
  • Sign violations
  • Illegal Camping
  • Building/Construction Violations
  • Substandard Housing

Code Enforcement Frequently Asked Questions


Substandard Housing

Code Enforcement also investigates complaints concerning substandard housing issues and works with the various property management companies and property owners to ensure that citizens of Chico live in a healthy and properly maintained environment. For clarification on substandard housing, please contact Code Enforcement at (530) 879-6330.

For more information click here.

Weed Abatement

Code Enforcement staff is responsible for the identification of vacant properties that contain weeds and work with the property owners and City Council to ensure abatement. Click Here for a list of weed abatement contractors.

DROP AND DASH - Community Clean Up Event

Staff sponsors and participates in Drop and Dash, a community cleanup event held annually in May. For more information, contact the Code Enforcement Office at (530) 879-6330.

The Code Enforcement Staff is dedicated to working with neighborhoods and the community in maintaining the quality of life residents of Chico have come to expect.