Code Enforcement Division

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Division to work in partnership with the residents and businesses of Rancho Palos Verdes by promoting and maintaining a safe and desirable living and working environment.


The code enforcement process typically includes the filing of a complaint with the City’s Code Enforcement Division, investigation of the complaint by a Code Enforcement Officer, and notification to the property owner to correct any violation that exists. The division’s primary goal is to assist in voluntary compliance with the code provisions, however if compliance is not achieved the city does pursue its available legal remedies.


Complaints that the city receives most often include issues related to property maintenance, building maintenance, abandoned vehicles on private property, animal control, illegal signs, construction without permits, and graffiti. If you are aware of such issues, or any other potential violations of the Municipal Code, and would like to register a complaint please contact a Code Enforcement Officer or email