Code Enforcement

The County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider adopting an ordinance to set and modify the fees collected by the Planning and Building Department.

Notice of Public Hearing(PDF, 45KB)
Resolution Establishing Planning an Building Department Fee Policies and Procedures(PDF, 841KB)
Ordinance Adopting Schedules of Fees and Charges for Services for Building and Planning(PDF, 917KB)

Code Enforcement Unit

The purpose of Code Enforcement is to protect the health and safety of El Dorado County residents by enforcing minimum standards for property maintenance as well as procedures for abatement of public nuisances. Not sure who to contact for an issue? See the list below with phone numbers for the appropriate department.

Code Enforcement inspections will be limited to those needed only for immediate health-life-safety issues and are subject to cancellation if a Code Enforcement Officer doesn't feel safe inspecting the issue. All inspections will be conducted with the Code Enforcement Officer maintaining social distancing of SIX feet or more.

Code Enforcement Officers will also be given Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE’s) for their protection and to reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19. Inspections may be canceled if PPEs are not available.

Administrative enforcement of the provisions of the El Dorado County Code and other applicable laws shall be limited to cases where:

  1. Specific bona fide citizen complaints have been received, or
  2. Where the violation occurs within the context of the county's oversight and approval of a project, or
  3. Where the enforcement action is a part of a plan for the uniform enforcement of a provision of the El Dorado County Code or other applicable laws within the county.

No order to correct shall be issued pursuant to a citizen complaint until the Enforcement Authority has conducted an independent investigation and determined that there is good cause to believe that a violation has occurred.

El Dorado County Code Enforcement responds to citizen's complaints to protect the health and safety of residents. Though much of the information regarding a complaint is public information, the Complainant's information is kept confidential from the public. Anonymous complaints are not recommended.

We are fortunate to have four new Code Enforcement Officers on board. This will allow us to better serve our County’s residents.

To define the boundaries, we have developed the officer’s regions of responsibility according to zip codes.

Please see the region assignments in the Contact an Officer section of this webpage to determine the Code Enforcement Officer by zip code you need to contact. The phone numbers listed are direct to the Officer’s desk.

You may leave a voicemail message by calling our general line: (530) 621-5999. The Division’s Admin staff will forward your message to the appropriate officer. If you wish to file a complaint, please use this link to access the Complaint Form.

Vegetative Management: Learn more about the ordinance and/or file a complaint.

El Dorado County Planning and Building Department Organizational Chart(PDF, 133KB)