Code Compliance


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 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.

If you wish to file a complaint, please print and complete the Complaint form .  All information received is confidential.

You may scan and then email the form to or you may mail, fax, or hand-deliver it to our office at the following contact options:

Development Service Department
3101 Center Street, 2nd floor
Placerville CA 95667
Phone: (530) 642-5240
Fax:  (530) 295-2510