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Code Enforcement

Overview
Picture of inoperable/abandoned RV

The Code Enforcement Division 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
  • INOPERABLE/ABANDONED CARS OR TRUCKS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY ARE HANDLED BY CHICO POLICE DEPARTMENT/TRAFFIC at (530) 897-4910
  • 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
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2022 Drop & Dash

May 24 & May 31, 2022: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., W 3rd & Orange Streets

Graduating or moving to another place?

Drop & Dash household items, clothes, and furniture!

May 24 & May 31, 2022: W. 3rd & Orange Streets

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Substandard Housing

siding of house falling apart

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 on Substandard Housing, click here.

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Weed Abatement

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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.

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Drop and Dash

green dumpster with one person inside of it putting trash inside of it and another lifting up trash to put it inside

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

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