Code Enforcement

The City of Temecula Code Enforcement team works with residents, property owners, business owners, and other partners to mitigate and resolve negative impacts in our community. Through voluntary compliance and cooperation, our Code Enforcement team works to address potential issues and ultimately make Temecula an even better place to live. 

How Do I Report a Violation?

  1. Research whether the issue is located within the City of Temecula by using our "Am I in Temecula?" app.  If your compliant is related to an unincorporated area of Riverside County, (De Luz, Wine Country, Morgan Hill, French Valley, etc.) please contact Riverside County Code Enforcement.
  2. Report your violation online via our City of Temecula app or Citizen Request Tracker (the fastest and easiest method). You may also contact us via phone at 951-302-4144. Please leave a voicemail if we do not answer as we are likely assisting other customers.

If you unsure if a code violation has occurred, feel free to contact us.

How Do I Pay for a Citation?

You may request an online invoice by completing our Code Enforcement Invoice Request Form. We aim to process your invoice within 24 business hours.  You may also pay your citation in-person during regular business hours.

Other Resources

There are some issues that our Code Enforcement team cannot assist with, such as:

  • Violations of Homeowners' Association rules 
  • Determining property lines or resolving property disputes (tree roots/branches) between property owners
  • Mediate or regulate blocked private views
  • Other Items as listed below

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
Consumer Fraud, Riverside County DA Consumer Fraud
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.

Additional Resources