Frequently Asked Questions

When are Cannabis Hearings?

How do I report a code violation?

You may make a complaint by filling out our Online Code Violation Compliant,  submit a Code Complaint Form at the Building Department, or by filling out the form and submitting it by email or fax to (209) 754-6328. We do not accept complaints over the phone.

What if I ignore the Notice of Violation?

Violations listed on the N.O.V. must be corrected by the date indicated on the notice. A re-inspection will be conducted after that date, and if the violations remain, a citation will be issued. If the violations have been corrected, the case will be closed.

How do I obtain a permit?

Contact the Building Department at (209) 754-6390.

I received a Notice of Violation, now what?

A Notice of Violation is not a citation, and does not have any fines associated with it. You have until the date noted on the notice to correct the violation(s). The phone number of the Officer who issued the Notice of Violation is on the bottom of the notice. If you have questions about the notice, contact him/her.

Am I still responsible if the property was that way when I bought it?

Yes. Once you purchase a property, you are responsible for any outstanding violations.

Can I remain anonymous?

We do not accept and will not investigate anonymous complaints. However, your identity and information are kept strictly confidential.

Who turned me in?

We receive complaints from a number of sources including internal referrals, outside agencies, and the general public. This information is kept confidential.

Is Cannabis Cultivation allowed in Calaveras County?

For questions and information regarding cannabis cultivation, please visit the Cannabis Website or call (209) 754-6070.

Does Code Compliance enforce overgrown vegetation?

While Code Compliance does not enforce overgrown vegetation, we recommend everyone keep their properties clear of anything that could be a fire hazard. Contact your local fire department for tips on fire prevention.

How do I resolve an easement dispute?

The County does not enforce easement disputes. These are personal legal matters and are resolved civilly. You may wish to contact an attorney for legal advice.

Do I need a permit for my Shipping Container?

I submitted a complaint. Why hasn’t anyone contacted me?

Due to caseload, we typically only contact reporting parties if more information is needed. You are always welcome to contact Code Compliance for an update or to provide more information.