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Code Enforcement Division
The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing provisions of the City of East Palo Alto Municipal Code involving quality of life and neighborhood quality issues such as:
  • Junk, debris, and garbage
  • Illegal or unpermitted signs
  • Business license enforcement
  • Illegal or unpermitted construction
  • Miscellaneous zoning violations
  • Illegal or unpermitted fences
  • Animal control (dead, noise, or exotic)
  • Illegal or unpermitted home-based business
  • Inoperable or abandoned vehicles
  • Weed abatement
  • RV parking / storage complaints
  • Graffiti abatement
  • Vector control issues (flies, mosquitoes, etc.)
  • Cutting and trimming trees in public areas

The Code Enforcement Division is under the direction of the Police Department. Code violation or complaints may be made to the Code Enforcement Division at any time during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by dialing 650-853-5940. For complaints outside of normal business hours, please dial the East Palo Alto Police Department’s non-emergency number 650-321-1112.  All life threatening emergencies should immediately be reported by dialing 9-1-1.

Please contact the Building Division at 650-853-3189 if you see what you believe is illegal building construction and want to express your concern about possible building code violations.

Tenant-Related Issues
For tenant related issues, including evictions, rent increases, other, please contact the city's Rent Stabilization Board. Landlords who seek to evict tenants must do so in compliance with the requirements of the Rent Stabilization and Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance.

Records Department
141 Demeter Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ph: 650-853-3160
Fx: 650-853-3106
Emergency: 9-1-1

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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