Code Enforcement FAQ

What is Code Enforcement?

Code Enforcement is the prevention, detection, investigation and enforcement of violations of statutes or ordinances regulating public safety, public works, business activities, building standards, land-use, and municipal affairs to preserve the high quality of life expected by Cloverdale residents.

Can Code Enforcement enforce private property?

Yes. In fact Code Enforcement’s focus is private property (excludes civil disputes). Public property is usually directed to Public Works or Cloverdale PD.

Are reporting parties of violations kept confidential?

Yes. The Cloverdale Municipal Code requires that we maintain confidentiality of reporting parties.

What are the most common types of violations that Code Enforcement handles?

Although Code Enforcement has the authority to enforce the entire Municipal Code, the most common types of violations reported and enforced by Code Enforcement are:



Housing Violations

  • Accumulation of Junk and Rubbish
  • Overgrown grass, trees or shrubs
  • Garbage carts in public view or right of way
  • Illegal dumping
  • Graffiti
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Inoperable vehicles
  • Fowl keeping in residential zones
  • Signs
  • Accessory Structures
  • Prohibited home occupations
  • Lack of required utilities (water/power)
  • Plumbing not in good working order
  • Rodent infestation
  • Unsafe electrical


Code Enforcement Municipal Code Section  

Nuisance Complainant Form