Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Cases - Before and After

Ramona Before: House ran down
House fixed up
Sign Before
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Preserving Our Community

The City of Ventura strives to maintain and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods, commercial corridors and industrial areas throughout the community. The Code Enforcement Division works with residents, business owners, and neighborhood and professional associations to respond to complaints of violations that include substandard buildings, property maintenance, inoperative vehicles, weed abatement, land use and other violations. When violations are identified, the responsible parties are contacted and requested to abate the conditions. Failure to correct violations could result in a citation or a referral to the City Attorney’s office.

Code Enforcement serves our community with compassion to:

  • Promote safe and clean neighborhoods
  • Preserve property values
  • Support economic vitality through education and compliance

Code Enforcement receives requests to enforce ordinances adopted to address blight, nuisances, and health and safety issues. We recognize every resident plays an important role in our community and deserves a safe place to work and live. While attempting to balance the needs of all of our residents, we strive to deliver our services in a timely fashion, professionally, and with a good attitude.
City Council adopted the San Buenaventura Property Maintenance Code on October 7, 2019. This municipal code is used to ensure public health, safety and welfare of city residents and community members. Existing structures that do not comply with these provisions shall be altered or repaired to provide a minimum level of health and safety as required.
San Buenaventura Property Maintenance Code (SBPMC)


Graffiti Hotline 

Please call the City of Ventura's Graffiti Hotline at (805) 654-7805 whenever you see graffiti. The line is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The City's Public Works Graffiti Removal Unit strives to remove all graffiti within 48 hours from the time we receive your call.

Debris Removal Hotline 

Public Works Debris Removal Hotline (805) 677-3999

Shopping Cart Retrieval

Contact the CarTrac Online hotline at (888) 992-4778. You may also submit a pickup request at

Zoning Information number

(805) 654-7969

Housing Rights Center

Working for Justice and Equality in Housing - View webpage (navigate to "Upcoming Events" to view scheduled workshops aimed at providing information on basic housing rights and responsibilities, such as refunding security deposits, cost of repairs, rent increases, notices, evictions and more.)