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.

Review the Temecula Municipal Code here.

Reporting a violation

There are various ways you can report an alleged code enforcement violation to the City of Temecula:

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

Investigating violations  
• Upon receiving a complaint, a code enforcement officer will inspect the site to confirm the alleged violations.
• The officer will contact the property owner to explain the problem and suggest solutions.
• The property owner is then given time to resolve the violation.

• While most property owners comply after the first notification, those who do not receive additional notices or citations.
• Problems are addressed in a confidential, friendly, and understanding way.

Common Code Enforcement Violations

Residential Zones

  • Accumulation of trash, junk, and debris
  • Overgrown, dead, decayed hazardous vegetation
  • Deteriorated fencing, walls, buildings, structures
  • Broken windows
  • Trash containers in public view
  • Repairing, restoring or dismantling of vehicles or machinery in public view
  • Lack of maintenance for pools, spas, ponds or other bodies of water
  • Illegal grading
  • Construction without building permits - patios, retaining walls, pools, garage conversions
  • Construction activity occurring prior to 6:30 am on weekdays
  • Home occupations operating without permits

Commercial Zones

  • Operating without a business license
  • Illegal Signs or signs without permits
  • Ambient air balloons without permits
  • Failure to obtain Certificates of Occupancy
  • Encroachment of right of ways
  • Temporary use permits for special events
  • Unauthorized parking 
  • Street vendors

Substandard Housing

  • Inoperative electrical wiring, receptacles, switches
  • Inoperative plumbing equipment
  • Lack of hot and cold running water
  • Lack of heating or ventilation
  • Inadequate waterproofing
  • Infestation of insects, vermin, rodents
  • Deteriorated floors, walls, ceilings or roofs


  • Inoperative, abandoned, vehicles on private property (driveways, front yards)
  • Recreational vehicles (motor home, trailer, boat) stored on private property
  • Parking on unpaved surfaces
  • Unauthorized parking on private property