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Code Compliance

COVID-19 PROCEDURE: The Community Development Department will adhere to a remote access protocol and is closed to interpersonal public contact effective July 10, 2020. To continue the provision of services while protecting the health of customers and employees staff will work remotely to process your permits and conduct plan review. Inspections will continue.

The Code Compliance Program of the City of Pacific Grove is dedicated to ensure that all residents, businesses and visitors are able to live, work and enjoy in the natural beauty of Pacific Grove through adherence to the Pacific Grove Municipal Code and the International Property Maintenance Code.

The goal of the Code Compliance Program is to protect and preserve the public peace, health and safety, and quality of life for Pacific Grove residents through education, assistance, and fair and consistent enforcement of the municipal code. 

The program receives complaints from concerned citizens via phone, email or written statement. Staff investigates all reported complaints and works with property owners to achieve compliance. The Program follows a standard process in all investigations.

The Code Compliance program does not resolve neighbor disputes or landlord and tenant conflicts. Tenants with questions regarding a rental unit should check the Resources for Renters page.

Anyone who believes they are subjected to discrimination in housing may file an online complaint with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. More information is available on the Fair Housing page.

The Neighbor Project located at the Monterey College of Law is a court and community collaboration to facilitate mediation services outside of the court. 

Abandoned Property Registration Ordinance: Abandoned Property Registration Program

Abandoned/Vacant Foreclosed Property Registration Form: use to register vacant property

Short Term Rental Program information

The following information is available for public education: