Code Enforcement strives to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment throughout our City. Our goal is to help uphold and improve the quality of our community by administering fair and unbiased enforcement of State laws and local ordinances to correct violations and reduce hazards that create blight and adversely affect the quality of life of our residents. We partner closely with residents, neighborhoods, businesses, public service agencies and other City departments to provide education and facilitate compliance.
What is a violation
Code Enforcement deals with public nuisances located on private property within the City of Antioch. Public nuisances refer to minor crimes that threaten the health, morals, safety, comfort, convenience, or welfare of a community. A public nuisance interferes with the public as a class, not merely one person or a group of citizens. Public nuisances can create visual blight or lead to neighborhood decline, causing detriment to surrounding properties and depreciating the value of those properties.
What is not a violation
Code Enforcement does not respond to private nuisances. A private nuisance is an interference with a person’s enjoyment and use of his land. Examples of common private nuisances are fence repairs (if neither property has a pool or spa) and trees and vegetation that cross a property line.