Code Compliance

Making Our City More Livable
The primary responsibility of the City's Code Compliance Division is to ensure that the Poway Municipal Code is being followed, which helps provide a better quality of life for all City residents. The following is a list of the frequently received complaints as they relate to the Poway Municipal Code:

Complaint Poway Municipal Code
Abandoned Vehicles on Private Property PMC 10.52.010
Green Pools and Spas PMC 8.16.060
Graffiti On Private Property PMC 9.56.020.B
Placing and Removal of Trash Containers PMC 8.68.145 C
Unkempt Yards PMC 8.76.030 and PMC 8.80.030

Sometimes the Code Compliance Division receive calls regarding issues that are not in violation of the Poway Municipal Code and therefore do not fall under the City’s jurisdiction. These types of items, such as leaves falling into your pool from a neighbor’s yard, or a tree causing damage to a fence or structure on your property, are civil matters.

Making a Code Compliance Complaint
To make a complaint, please call 858-668-4668, or email us. Please include your name, address and daytime phone number, and provide us with as much information as possible relating to your complaint. You may also fill out a complaint form.

Graffiti Hotline 858-668-1234
To report graffiti, please call the City's Graffiti Hotline at 858-668-1234. The City has also implemented a program to remove graffiti from private property in public view, at no cost to the property owner. In order for the City to enter onto your property to remove or paint over graffiti, we must have your written approval. Fill out and submit a Permission to Remove Graffiti on Private Property form.