1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
FAX (408) 241-3823
Housing investigates complaints about code violations relating to health, safety and housing. Our Inspector is responsible for Citywide rental housing activities. If you are a renter, please contact your landlord in writing requesting the issue be fixed BEFORE contacting the Housing Inspector. If the landlord does not fix the problem in a timely manner, please contact us.
If you own the residence or property, it is your responsibility to hire a licensed contractor to correct any issues/deficiencies in/on the property. The City will only inspect properties at the request of the tenant.
Once an Inspector receives a complaint regarding a rental residence, he or she determines if either a warning notice or an immediate inspection is needed to rectify the problem. Warning notices are mailed to the responsible parties informing them that an alleged violation has been reported. It is the party's responsibility to remedy the problem and/or contact the Housing Inspection office. In cases where an immediate inspection is needed, the Inspector will make an appointment with the party or visit the property unannounced.
Our Inspector is responsible for investigating complaints about substandard rental housing. We enforce the California State Housing Code.
The Housing Inspector will only inspect rental residences with mold if the mold is caused by construction, leaking pipes inside the home or if there is a leak in a roof. If mold is caused by poor ventilation, sprinklers, outside moisture or other causes that are not construction related, please see the State of California's Department of Public Health website.
The State also has a document entitled "Mold in My Home: What do I do?" that outlines the causes of mold and how to prevent and clean up mold safely.
The City of Santa Clara does not inspect lead paint nor does the City oversee its removal. Please see the "EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule” document or read additional information on the Environmental Protection Agency website.
dogs running at large (daytime)
too many, unsanitary conditions
|Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority||408-261-5401|
Barking, crowing roosters
|Buildings, dangerous or
|Building Inspection Division||408-615-2440|
|Car canopy in front of house||Planning/Code Enforcement||408-615-2460|
|Garbage – illegal dumping||Planning/Code Enforcement
|Garbage – overflowing containers||Street Department||408-615-3080|
|Garbage – overflowing||County Health Dept||408-299-6060|
|Dumpsters at restaurants or
|Garbage – overflowing
Dumpsters at apartments
|Garbage cans not returned
To side or back yard after pick-up
|Home Business Complaints or questions||Planning/Code Enforcement||408-615-2460|
|Noise abatement after work hours||Planning/Code Enforcement
|Rodents and bugs||Santa Clara County Vector Control||408-918-4770|
|Smoking in buildings||Fire Department||408-615-4970|
|Vehicles, illegally parked on public streets||Police/Dispatch||408-615-5580|
|Weed abatement||Fire Department||408-615-4970|
|Zoning Ordinance questions||Planning/Code Enforcement||408-615-2460|