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Code Complaint Form

Please use the online form below to submit a complaint. Alternatively, you may download the pdf version of this form and mail it to:

County of Santa Cruz - Planning Department
Attn: Lonnie Johnson
701 Ocean Street Room 400
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Please complete all sections of this form. You may be contacted for more information about the alleged violation.

Please note: some violations are handled by other govermental agencies or departments. Please contact the agencies or departments listed below for the following:

Issue Agency / Department Phone Number
Abandoned Vehicles County Sheriff's Department 454-7602
Animal Control* County Animal Control 454-7303
Drainage County Public Works Department 454-2160
Septic Tank Failure County Environmental Health Services 454-2022
Substandard Housing Conditions County Environmental Health Services 454-2022
Weed Abatement Local Fire Department *varies per local fire department

*Animal Control addresses the following animal complaints: Responds to animals roaming at large, animal abuse and neglect investigations, dog and cockfighting, animal noise violations, aggressive animals and dead animal pickup. For all other animal concerns, please review the Animal Keeping brochure.

Before filing a complaint, please review Common Complaints not under the jurisdiction of Code Compliance.

The identity of anyone reporting code violations is kept confidential and is protected under California Government Code section 7922.00. The information will remain confidential. We do not respond to anonymous complaints.