Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are common code enforcement violations that may be investigated?

Neighborhood Improvement Services enforces sections of the San Gabriel Municipal Code, California Building Code, California Health & Safety Code, and the International Property Maintenance Code to name a few. 

Violations may consist of: overgrown vegetation, abandoned vehicles on private property, green pools, construction without permits, converted garages, unsafe housing conditions, general nuisances, lawn parking, commercial signage, and zoning violations.

  1. How do I report a code enforcement violation?
  1. When can trash containers be on the curb for collection?
  1. What are the hours of construction?
  1. Are there restrictions on short-term renting?
  1. Why did I receive a "Notice of Violation" in the mail or on my door?
  1. What are the penalties for violating an enforceable code section?
  1. I received an administrative citation. What do I do?
  1. How do I get rid of my bulky items?
  1. I received a red door hanger on my door or on items in front of my house. What do I need to do?
  1. Why did I receive a warning or citation for parking in the front yard or the front area of my property?
  1. What are some outside agencies that can help with neighborhood issues?