Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement program works with residents, property owners, and business owners to mitigate and resolve negative impacts in the City of Temecula. Through voluntary compliance and cooperation, our Code Enforcement team works towards resolving negative conditions to ultimately make the City of Temecula an even better place to live.

How Do I Report a Violation?

There are two easy ways to report a possible code violation:

If you are uncertain that a code violation has occurred, feel free to contact us.

Outside the City?

If your complaint is related to an unincorporated area of Riverside County (De Luz, Wine Country, Morgan Hill, French Valley, etc.) please contact Riverside County Code Enforcement.

How do I pay for a citation?

You may request an online invoice by completing our Code Enforcement Invoice Request Form. We will process your invoice within 24 business hours. 

You may also pay your citation in-person during regular business hours. 

Other Agencies

Agency (Website) Enforcement Responsibilities
Animal Friends of the Valleys Animal Control
Bureau of Automotive Repair Regulates automotive repair facilities
California Division of Occupation Health and Safety (CAL/OSHA)  Enforces California's occupational and public safety laws
Contractors State License Board Regulates contractors and investigates complaints against contractors
Department of Environmental Health Regulates retail food stores and food service establishments
Fair Housing Council Investigates, mediates tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities
Federal Aviation Administration Investigates low-flying aircraft complaints (including hot air balloons and unmanned vehicles)
Public Works (City of Temecula) Storm water issues

Investigating Violations

  1. Upon receiving a complaint, a Code Enforcement Officer  will inspect the site to confirm the alleged violations.
  2. If there is a violation, the Code Enforcement Officer will contact the property owner to explain the problem and suggest solutions.
  3. The property owner is given time to resolve the violation.
  4. Most property owners comply with the initial notification. For those who do not, they will receive additional notices or citations.
  5. Problems are addressed in a confidential, respectful, and understanding way.