Code Enforcement

The Placerville Police Department Community Service Officer is primarily responsible for enforcement of the City's parking regulations in regards to vehicles that are abandoned on city streets or private property. The Community Service Officer also handles Vehicle Abatements, and enforcement of various City Codes.

To Report Abandoned Vehicles call:
(530) 642-5280

After Business Hours Call our Non-Emergency Dispatch number:
(530) 642-5280

72 - Hour City Street Parking
Vehicles left parked or standing upon a highway for seventy-two or more consecutive hours, the owner shall be liable for costs of removal, storage and fines. Vehicles that have expired registration over 6 months can be towed immediately. Vehicles that have been registered as a (PNO) Planned Non-Operational can not be parked on city streets. Non-operational means that the vehicle will not be driven, towed, stored, or parked on public roads or highways for the entire registration year.

City Ordinance 9 - 6 - 1
Title 9 Chapter 6
Vehicle Abatement


The Placerville Police Department administers the state-funded vehicle abatement program. The program is designed to remove abandoned vehicles that pose a hazard or public nuisance.
For information or questions regarding vehicle abatement please call (530) 642-5210 or (530) 642-5280.

For more information, please read our City Ordinance.