Code Enforcement

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The City of Dana Point takes great pride in maintaining its aesthetic appearance and promoting the involvement of community members and neighborhood organizations in assuring the City remains a healthy and welcoming place to live, work, and visit.

The Code Enforcement Division promotes, maintains, and enforces ordinances and laws to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life in Dana Point. Code compliance operations are pivotal in preventing, monitoring, and resolving conditions in the environment that pose a threat or that may be detrimental to the health and well-being of residents and visitors, and to the City’s reputation as a world-class destination.

The City of Dana Point’s City Council recognizes the importance of community-wide code compliance and has made it a focus of the strategic plan update.

STRATEGIC GOAL 1:  Livable Community and World Class Place

Objective: Maintain and Enhance Dana Point’s unique sense of place

Measures: Code Enforcement (Voluntary Compliance through Progressive Enforcement)

Projects: Proactively communicate and consistently enforce City Codes so that the rules of conduct for residents, visitors, and businesses are understood and adhered to by developing a Code Enforcement Strategy.

This Strategic and Operations Plan can be downloaded to ensure the community better understands the role of Code Enforcement in Dana Point.

The City of Dana Point’s Code Enforcement Division will be both proactive and reactive in nature, responding to citizen complaints in a timely and effective manner, while handling a wide range of code issues that the Code Enforcement Officer acknowledges and pursues for the betterment of the community. It is the Code Enforcement Officer’s purpose to educate the community so that code compliance is understood as being an integral part of our community fabric. The Community Development Department aims to gain voluntary compliance for code abatement and will utilize enforcement measures only when voluntary compliance efforts have been exhausted.

Citizen Complaints

If you would like to submit a complaint to our Code Division we encourage you to use the Report 2 Dana Point Mobile Application or online via the Report 2 Dana Point weblink.

Code Enforcement Officers Office Hours

A Code Enforcement Officer will be available at the Development Services Counter Monday through Friday 8:00am to 11:00am to answer questions concerning code compliance in the City of Dana Point. Code Enforcement Officers have field duty responsibilities during the day and are usually away from the office after 10:00am.