Code Enforcement

Welcome to our Code Compliance page. In this section, we aim to provide clarity on what Code Compliance is, dispel common misconceptions surrounding it, and offer assistance when health and safety are at issue.

Understanding Code Compliance is crucial for building a thriving and secure community. By adhering to these standards, we collectively contribute to a safer and more sustainable living environment. Let’s work together to ensure the well-being of our community while respecting individual freedoms and preferences. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our Code Compliance team for further clarification.

Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program

The City and County formed the AVA or Abandoned Vehicle Abatement program. You will notice a $1.00 fee on your DMV registration and registration renewals. This $1.00 is used to address abandoned vehicles on public and private property. It is the ONLY program that we can use to address blight from these vehicles on private land.

Important Note: The March 2024 Ballot will include a request to continue the AVA program and the $1.00 fee. The Sheriff, Police Chief, Code Compliance, and City are strong supporters of this program. Without it, we fear that the costs of removing those vehicles will impede funding for other important public safety needs. This is not a new program and it is not a new fee. It is merely a request to continue. To read more about what the AVA program is, please read HERE.

To report an abandoned vehicle please submit HERE.

 

What is Code Compliance

  1. Ensuring Safety and Standards:

Code Compliance is a set of rules and regulations designed to ensure the safety, welfare, and health of our community members. It establishes standards for the construction, maintenance, and usage of buildings and properties. These codes may be set per California Statute or may be local policy as set by the City Council per Ordinance.

  1. Building Integrity:

It involves adherence to building codes to maintain structural integrity, fire safety, and accessibility, creating a secure environment for everyone.

  1. Environmental Considerations:

Code Compliance may include guidelines to minimize environmental impact, promoting sustainability, and responsible resource use.

  1. Community Well-being:

The ultimate goal is to foster a community where residents can live, work, and play in a secure and well-maintained environment.

What Code Compliance Isn't

  1. Personal Aesthetic Preferences:

Code Compliance is not about dictating personal style or aesthetic preferences. It focuses on safety and functionality rather than design choices.

  1. Unnecessary Regulation:

It is not intended to burden residents with unnecessary regulations but rather to create a baseline that ensures the well-being of the community as a whole.

  1. Arbitrary Restrictions:

Code Compliance is not meant to be arbitrary. Guidelines are developed based on extensive research and industry standards to benefit the community.

  1. Inflexibility:

While codes provide a framework, Code Compliance is not inflexible. There are often provisions for alternative solutions that meet or exceed safety standards.

Code Compliance Portal

When there continues to be an issue that you need assistance or have identified a concern to one’s health and safety, we ask that you use our portal to submit those concerns.

Our Code Compliance staff will review and follow up based on the severity of the concern. Please understand Code Compliance is not fully staffed, and critical health and safety violations are prioritized first.

Please do NOT submit repeated complaints unless it is a new violation on the property.  We will regularly review the reports and response times and continue to share these concerns with the City Council to address as much as we can with the resources being provided.

The City follows our ACM ( Angels Camp Municipal Code) and Construction Standards (Links below).

Current Code Compliance Stats

After a decade without a formal code compliance process, the City Council’s commitment led to a one-day-per-week initiative starting in September 2022. By allocating resources in the 2022-23 budget, the city signaled its dedication to economic well-being.

As of December 2023, the program expanded to two days per week, handling 107 cases. Despite the resource-intensive nature of each case, the city has seen tangible benefits, from improved aesthetics to enhanced safety.

200 Monte Verda St. #B | P.O. Box 667
Angels Camp, CA 95222
Phone: (209) 736-1346 | Fax: (209) 736-9048

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