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Code Enforcement

The City of Stockton Police Department - Neighborhood Services Section is responsible for Code Enforcement.  A helpful brochure is available for Realtors to find information regarding Vacant and Abandoned Buildings & Properties in Stockton.


To obtain information about properties in Stockton, please print and return the Information Request form to Neighborhood Services


Examples of the information provided, include:

  • Active or prior code enforcement activity/actions
  • Permit issues, and
  • Liens or fines/fees due on a property.

Download the Information Request Form.  Once the form is complete, mail, drop, or fax it to Neighborhood Services.


Vacant Properties 

On Tuesday, August 19, 2008, the Stockton City Council adopted an urgency ordinance aimed at protecting neighborhoods from blight due to a lack of adequate maintenance or security of vacant buildings and properties.JunkBuildup


See the following links for more information:


Report Code Violations

If you see any code violations, like the ones shown in the pictures below, contact Neighborhood Services at (209) 937-8813  or send an e-mail and leave the street address of the violation.  We are not able to take anonymous complaints.  You must provide your name but it will be kept confidential.


Neighborhood Services has several ways to address complaints they receive.  Listed below are some of the Code Enforcement programs:

  • Graffiti Removal Program
  • Residential Rental Inspection Program
  • Hotel/Motel Permitting Program
  • Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (A.V.A.) Program

External Links

Security and Rehabilitation of Abandoned and Vacant Property, Stockton Municipal Code (SMC) 15.32


This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/7/2014