Code Compliance

If you have witnessed a City of Ojai municipal code compliance violation:

  1. Establish whether the violation occurred in the City limits. Please view this map. If the violation did not occur in city limits, please contact the County of Ventura http://www.ventura.org/rma/codecompliance/.
  2. Please use this online form to file a written complaint. To make a complaint via telephone please leave a message for the code compliance officer, 646-5581 ext. 117. You may also download a copy of the form here, fill it out and print.

Most Common Code Compliance Issues:

Contractor’s Construction Hours Violation: 5-11.05(c) (Work hours are 7 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays)

Construction without a Permit: 7-1.206

Storing Vehicles on Street: 3-2.1110 (on street) – Please call the Police Department at 646-1414

Maintenance of front and street side yards: 10-2.804(e)(2) (Limitations on uses of setbacks)

Leaf Blowers: 5-11.05(e) (Noise Ordinance)

Leaf Blowers: Frequently Asked Questions handout (in English)

Leaf Blowers: Frequently Asked Questions handout (in Spanish)

Lighting Ordinance: 10-2.16.5 (Exterior Lighting Standards)

Lighting Standards

Noise: 5-11 (Noise Ordinance)

POD/Auxiliary Buildings/Dumpsters: 9-7.07

Plastic Bag Ordinance: 5-13.101-105 (Single-Use Carryout bags)

RV Storage: 9-9.506 (Standards for recreational vehicles)

Signs: 10-2.16 (Sign Standards)

Styrofoam Ordinance: 5-14.101-106 (Environmentally acceptable packaging materials)

Sub-standard Buildings: Uniform Housing Code 1001

Tree Ordinance: 4.11.04 (Preservation, Cutting, Storage Under and Removal of Oak, Sycamore, Heritage and Other Designated Mature Trees)

Walls/Fences/Hedges: 10-2.805 (Fences, Walls, Hedges, and Screening)

The Code Compliance Inspector is responsible for enforcing the City’s Municipal Codes, responding to code enforcement inquiries from the public and staff, and tracking code enforcement cases.

Phone
646-5581 ext. 117

Email
codecompliance@ojaicity.org

Mail
401 South Ventura Street
Ojai, CA, 93023