Code Compliance

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: AS OF MARCH 19, 2020, CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC.  Complain forms will be accepted via our email (pv.planning@gmail.com) or through the mail as long as you have signed the form.   We thank you for your patience. 

The Development Services Department is tasked with enforcing City code requirements to enhance and preserve our neighborhoods and business districts while providing a safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly community. We strive to gain voluntary compliance through education, community involvement, and enforcement of ordinances in a fair and unbiased manner.

The Code Compliance staff is available from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday -  Friday (except for Holidays) via the telephone (530) 642-5240/5579 or through email at pv.planning@gmail.com (allow 24 hours to return your call or email).  If you wish to file a complaint, please print and complete the Complaint form .  All information received is confidential.

At this time, we are not accepting appointments due to the closing of City Offices.  

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The City’s Code Compliance program is primarily implemented on a complaint driven basis. Staff typically does not actively look for code violations (unless staff becomes aware of a code violation that could pose a health or public safety issue), but rather responds to public complaints reporting that a property contains a use, construction, or an activity that may not be in compliance with the City Zoning and/or Building Codes. Staff will contact the individual against whom the complaint was filed to request an inspection and assess whether a code compliance issue does in fact exist. If during the investigation of a complaint, other code violations are observed (either on the subject site or in the vicinity) the City must address them as well. Staff then works with the individuals to achieve compliance. Information on code compliance cases is required to be kept confidential.


You may scan and then email the form to pv.planning@gmail.com or you may mail it to our office at the following contact options:

Development Service Department
3101 Center Street, 2nd floor
Placerville CA 95667
Phone: (530) 642-5240 or (530) 642-5252


updated: 3/19/2020