Community Development Department
The Document Center contains links to Community Development Department documents and information, including applications for the Planning Division, Building and Safety Division, and Code Compliance, as well as links to the Ojai Municipal Code and the City of Ojai Citizen Portal.
It is important that you receive accurate information in response to your building and zoning questions. We recommend that you request information in writing. This helps assure that we understand the situation you are inquiring about, and gives you a response upon which you can rely. Click here to download a Community Development Department Information Request Form.
Building and Safety Division
Code Compliance Division
If you have witnessed a City of Ojai municipal code compliance violation:
- 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/.
- Please use this 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.
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)
Noise: 5-11 (Noise Ordinance)
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)