Code Enforcement

The City of Stockton Police Department - Neighborhood Services Section is responsible for Code Enforcement.  For information about properties in Stockton, please print and return the Information Request Form to Neighborhood Services


Examples of the code enforcement issues include:

  • active or prior code enforcement activity/actions,
  • permit issues, and
  • liens or fines/fees due on a property.


Vacant Properties 

On Tuesday, August 19, 2008, the Stockton City Council adopted an urgency ordinance aimed at protecting neighborhoods from blight due to lack of adequate maintenance or security of vacant buildings and properties.


Hotel/Motel Applications 


Report Code Violations

JunkBuildupIf you see any code violations, like the ones pictured, contact Neighborhood Services at (209) 937-8813  or email and leave the street address of the violation.  We are not able to take anonymous complaints.  You must provide your name but it will be kept confidential.


Neighborhood Services addresses complaints with these programs:

  • Graffiti Removal Program
  • Residential Rental Inspection Program
  • Hotel/Motel Permitting Program
  • Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Program.


Payoff Demand

If you would like to request a payoff demand to remove any recorded notices/liens from a property, as well as obtain a balance owed, you may do so by faxing a demand request to 209-937-7264 or by email.


Requests can only be accepted by the following individuals:

  • Property Owner
  • Title/Escrow Company
  • Listing Agent (With a copy of Listing Agreement)


External Links

Stockton Municipal Code 15.32 - Security and Rehabilitation of Abandoned and Vacant Property

Stockton Municipal Code 5.80 - Hotels, Motels, Lodging, and Rooming Houses

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/16/2017