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Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officer receives complaints dealing with everything from trash cans to major public nuisances. Sometimes problems can be resolved with a simple phone call or letter. Occasionally Code Enforcement works with the Police Department, County Health Department, Fire Department and the City Attorneys Office with litigation involving Code Enforcement cases in court.

Keep It Up To Code - This flyer was created to assist homeowners by identifying the most common code violations.

Code Enforcement complaint forms may be picked up at the Inspection Division counter at City Hall. Code Enforcement information or questions may be left at (925) 372-3598.

Vehicle Street Parking & Inoperable Vehicles - Contact the Martinez Police Department at 925-372-3440.

Noisy Animals defined as more than 30 continuous minutes, or 60 minutes/24-hours - Contact Contra Costa County Code Enforcement at 925-674-7210.

Pools, Spas, Ponds, Fountains, Etc. must be maintained and filtered, eliminating stagnant water - Contact Contra Costa County Code Enforcement at 925-674-7210.

The City of Martinez Code Enforcement Officer/Inspector can be reached at (925) 372-3598.

To demonstrate their support of our Code Enforcement program as a top priority, the City Council unanimously passed a new Community Preservation Ordinance that took effect on October 17, 2003. The new Ordinance clarifies what conditions constitute a public nuisance and expands the City's existing regulations. Examples of these conditions include poorly maintained structures and property with accumulated trash, debris, old equipment or appliances, inoperative vehicles, and overgrown landscape and weeds.

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