Where can I find the Yuba County Ordinance Codes?
For a comprehensive collection of the Yuba County Ordinance Codes that you can search through click here!
How do you select cases for investigation?
We investigate complaints submitted to our office by concerned citizens. A complaint is not necessary however, where circumstances pose an immediate threat to the health and safety of our communities.
I don't want anyone to know I called. Can I remain anonymous?
We DO NOT accept anonymous complaints. If you wish to file a complaint, you are required to provide: your name, address, and phone number. If you fail to provide this information, your complaint will not be processed.
County Ordinance requires we keep your information confidential unless a court order has been obtained authorizing the release of such information.
What do you do with my information that you collected?
Once our office receives your complaint, a case is created. This case is assigned to a Code Enforcement Officer for investigation. County Ordinance requires that personal information, i.e. your name, address, and phone number not be disclosed to other involved parties.
How soon will I see my complaint resolved?
There are many factors that contribute to the timeline and ultimate resolution of a case. Depending on the cooperation of the property owner / tenants, a case could be resolved in as little as a few weeks, or in some instances a case can drag on for months or even years.
We recommend that you contact the Officer assigned to your case to gather information regarding current case status.
Does your office remove abandoned vehicles?
Yuba County participates in the California Highway Patrol's Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Program. The AVA Program is recognized as a means to remove abandoned vehicles that create a public nuisance and a health or safety hazard.
In addition to abandoned vehicles, Code Enforcement will also investigate inoperative or dismantled vehicles both in the County right-of-way or located on private property. Contact our office for further information. You can also visit our AVA webpage or file a complaint.
Will I be kept informed of the progress regarding my complaint?
Due to the high volume of complaints we receive we are not able to contact the complainant to provide updates. You can however call the office and request an update.
Why did I receive a bill when it was my tenants with the mess?
The Yuba County Ordinance Code states that it is the duty of the property owner to maintain their property in a nuisance free condition regardless of whether they are in possession of said property or not. Therefore it becomes the property owners responsibility to pay all enforcement costs.
Can I store my wrecked vehicle on my driveway?
Yuba County Ordinance Code prohibits the accumulation of Abandoned, Wrecked, Dismantled or Inoperative Vehicles. There may be exceptions/options available to you depending on the circumstances, for more information please contact us.
Can I store my vehicle in the public right of way? What happens when I do?
No. The Yuba County Ordinance Code prohibits the use of the County right-of-way as a storage area. If we receive a complaint, an officer will conduct a site inspection. Once it is determine the vehicle is being stored in the County right-of-way, a 72-hour Warning Tag will be placed on the vehicle and subsequently be towed with all costs associated being assessed against the owner.
I believe that the home I am renting may be substandard. Can you help me?
Yes. If you believe the home you are renting/living in may be substandard you can contact our office to file a complaint. You will be required to provide documentation showing that you have attempted to get the conditions resolved without the need for our office, which will include copies of any letters mailed to the property owner. We do not provide legal advice, so we recommend you contact a private attorney for guidance.
You can also utilize the California Tenants Guidebook, (California Tenants' Guidebook, revised February 2022)
Do you enforce CC&Rs?
CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) are not enforced by local governments. Instead they are enforceable by HOAs (Home Owners Associations) or individual property owners. If you do not have an established HOA, you may still have some recourse, and might consider reaching out to an attorney for advice.