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Code Enforcement FAQ

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In an effort to assist the businesses and residents of Dana Point, The Code Enforcement Division has compiled the following list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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  • How long does it take to get the graffiti removed?

  • How do I report graffiti?

  • Where can I find a copy of the Municipal Code?

  • Is sleeping in garages allowed?

  • Who should I call for parking control on public streets?

  • Who should I call about barking dogs?

  • Can I keep my portable basketball hoop on the sidewalk or street?

  • Are my complaints confidential?

  • Who do I call if there is an abandoned vehicle on the street?

  • How do I report water quality violations or a sprinkler system running and water draining onto the City gutter?

  • Who can I call if a contractor is working at night or on holidays?

  • Can I work on my home improvement project at night or on the weekends and holidays?

  • Is noise that emanates from construction work restricted to particular hours of the day?

  • Are portable signs advertising my business legal?

  • Can I place real estate or for sale signs in the public right-of-way?

  • Does the City have a sound ordinance regulating sound from a property of business or private residences?

  • Does the City of Dana Point require business licenses?

  • How many garage sales may I have per year and where can I hang signs directing people to my sale?

  • How tall can my fence or block wall be without requiring City permits?

  • What is a non-operative vehicle?