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Neighborhood Wellness

The enhanced Neighborhood Wellness Program approved by San Luis Obispo City Council last year is being implemented to help residents preserve the quality of their neighborhoods through extensive education and outreach, and proactive enforcement of property maintenance standards. The program is currently in a “soft roll-out” phase of the Neighborhood Wellness Program, and will be posting courtesy reminders at properties in violation of the standards. Beginning in May 2012, Community Development Department staff will begin proactively visiting neighborhoods on a routine basis to fully implement the program. 

What is our goal?

The goal of enforcement is to achieve Neighborhood Wellness by identifying code violations and working with residents to correct violations.  Neighborhood Wellness is a Major City Goal that directs staff to proactively enforce specific code violations that relate to front yard blight to ensure that neighborhoods remain safe, healthy, and desirable environments.

Who are we?

Code Enforcement Officers and Neighborhood Services Specialists are staff members working in the City's Community Development Department whose focus is on promoting health and safety in neighborhoods and increasing awareness and information about City policies and Municipal Codes.  They investigate potential code violations in response to citizen complaints and actively patrol for violations of property maintenance standards.  You can report potential code violations by following the "Report a Potential Code Violation" link below.

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If you have concerns about visual blight or possible code violations in your neighborhood, please refer to the links provided below to help you navigate to the proper department:

Neighborhood Services: Call the Code Enforcement Hotline at (805) 781-7180 to request a field investigation for:

  • Vehicles parked on lawns, unregistered vehicles
  • Trash container storage
  • Visible storage
  • Excessive debris or building materials
  • Graffiti
  • Broken fences
  • Dead or overgrown vegetation

Request for Directors Review Form

Code Enforcement: If you have concerns regarding the following, please submit a Field Investigation form:

  • Converted garages or rooms
  • Building without a permit
  • Fence heights
  • Construction noise
  • High Occupancy regulations
  • Sub-standard housing
  • Paving front yards
  • Home Occupation violations
  • Sign Ordinance violations
  • Building and Zoning regulations

Please feel free to contact the Code Enforcement Hotline at (805) 781-7180 prior to submitting your request so we can clarify issues and provide interpretations of the regulations if required.

Public Works: Submit a Service Request for concerns regarding:

  • Encroachment in the public right-of-way
  • Cracked sidewalks
  • Tree issues
  • Traffic hazards
  • Traffic signals
  • Street lights
  • Stormwater management, see link on Public Works website

Utilities: Visit the Utilities Department website or call (805) 781-7215 for concerns regarding:

  • Water/Sewer leaks
  • Trash in the public right-of-way
  • Utility billing rates
  • Conservation
  • Recycling

Police Department Neighborhood Outreach: Call the Police Department business line at (805) 781-7312 to report:

  • Noise
  • Vehicles abandoned on public streets

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