General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement UnitCode Enforcement Structure

The purpose of Code Enforcement is to protect the health and safety of El Dorado County residents by enforcing minimum standards for property maintenance as well as procedures for abatement of public nuisances.  Not sure who to contact for an issue?  See the list below with phone numbers for the appropriate department.

Code Enforcement
2850 Fairlane Ct  Placerville, CA
(530) 621-5999
Unpermitted construction, substandard housing, unsafe/vacant buildings, VHR violations (except current disturbances), cannabis cultivation (more than 6 plants or unpermitted commercial), planning violations (buildings, fences, and gates within easements), unpermitted special events when a permit is required 
Environmental Management
2850 Fairlane Ct Placerville (530)621-5300
924 B Emerald Bay Rd South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 573-3450
El Dorado Hills (916) 358-3555, x5300
Solid WastePosted signs, visible trash on property/County roads, bear-resistant garbage can (Tahoe area)
 Environmental HealthRestaurants operating w/out a permit, restaurants out of compliance, unpermitted facilities, cottage food operation operating without a permit, raw sewage, septic issues
 Hazardous MaterialsOil on the road or draining into a storm drain,  (Responsibilities are limited to County maintained or right away.)
Sheriff's Office
200 Industrial Dr  Placerville, CA
(530) 621-5655
1360 Johnson Blvd, #100  South Lake Tahoe, CA
(530) 573-3000
4355 Town Center Dr, #113  El Dorado Hills, CA
(sub station)
 Abandoned vehicles,  current VHR noise, abatement of individuals living in red-tagged dwelling

To make a complaint or report a disturbance in the unincorporated El Dorado County area of South Lake Tahoe or in the Tahoe Basin, please contact 530/573-3300, or in the City of South Lake Tahoe, please contact 530/542-7474 at the time of the disturbance and an officer will be dispatched in response. These hotlines are available 24/7. In a non-emergency situation, such as noise or other unreasonable disturbances, we ask that you call one of these numbers instead of calling 911. We invite your calls and ask that you provide the address of the property in question.  Caller details will not be disclosed to others.  Please do not call anonymously as staff may need to follow up with you and it could delay the enforcement response.    

Code Enforcement inspections will be limited to those needed only for immediate health-life-safety issues and are subject to cancellation if a Code Enforcement Officer doesn't feel safe inspecting the issue.  All inspections will be conducted with the Code Enforcement Officer maintaining social distancing of SIX feet or more.

Code Enforcement Officers will also be given Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE’s) for their protection and to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19.  Inspections may be canceled if PPEs are not available.
 Administrative enforcement of the provisions of the El Dorado County Code and other applicable laws shall be limited to cases where:
  1. Specific bona fide citizen complaints have been received, or
  2. Where the violation occurs within the context of the county's oversight and approval of a project, or
  3. Where the enforcement action is a part of a plan for the uniform enforcement of a provision of the El Dorado County Code or other applicable laws within the county.

No order to correct shall be issued pursuant to a citizen complaint until the Enforcement Authority has conducted an independent investigation and determined that there is good cause to believe that a violation has occurred.

El Dorado County Code Enforcement responds to citizen's complaints to protect the health and safety of residents. Though much of the information regarding a complaint is public information, the Complainant's information is kept confidential from the public. Anonymous complaints are not investigated.

Complaint Form

Vegetative Management:  Learn more about the ordinance and/or file a complaint.

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