Code Enforcement has the  responsibility of ensuring compliance with the City’s various land use codes and regulations. Its primary function is to handle complaints on numerous municipal code regulations ranging from unpermitted structures, abandoned vehicles and hoarding to illegal signs, graffiti and noise.

If you witness a violation, please notify Code Enforcement staff by completing an online complaint form. Once received, staff will respond to the compliant pursuant to the standards and procedures described in the Code Enforcement Guide.

To allow for additional methods for dispute resolution, the City Council approved a voluntary mediation program for general dispute cases and land use/development cases with National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) to provide the mediation services. Mediation is the confidential meeting between people who have a disagreement, and a trained, neutral mediator who guides a discussion of issues toward a mutually acceptable agreement.

For more information on the City’s Voluntary Mediation Program please view the mediation program webpage.

The City and community members share a part in keeping Encinitas a clean, safe and beautiful place to live, work and play. We value this partnership and recognize the importance in maintaining the unique quality and charm of each of the five communities, which makes Encinitas thrive as one GREAT city.

Covid-19 Enforcement & Reporting

The general public can report businesses or organizations that are open and have been ordered to close, or are otherwise not following the health order, Reports can be anonymous.

Should you have any questions, we are here to serve you.