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Who we are...

  • The Code Compliance Division team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Cathedral City.
  • We protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of local laws and regulations adopted by the Cathedral City Council which serve as community standards.
  • Ensuring compliance with these standards we help to reduce vandalism, deter crime, maintain property values, and prevent deterioration of neighborhoods.
  • We actively work with citizens and neighborhood groups to provide public education on city code requirements.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional information. For your convenience, please use our online complaint form or GoRequest Mobile App to report a suspected code violation.

Our process...

  • Potential violations are discovered through our Neighborhood Focus Program – CathedralCityPRIDE, citizen complaints, and referrals from other agencies or departments.
  • Once a violation is identified, the responsible party is issued a notice providing reasonable time to correct the issue.
  • Periodic follow-up inspections may be conducted to determine if compliance has been met.
  • If compliance has not been achieved, additional time may be provided depending on the circumstances and severity of the violation.
  • A great deal of emphasis is placed on obtaining voluntary compliance. However, if a responsible party fails or refuses to voluntarily comply with city codes then a citation may be issued. The citation may be civil or criminal, depending on the circumstances. A civil citation (administrative citation) may result in fines of no less than $100 per violation when issued for the first time. If a second civil citation is issued the fines may be $250 each violation and $500 for each violation on the third civil citation. A criminal citation is an Infraction which is punishable by fines. You will need to have an arraignment and pay bail to the court.

Getting involved...

  • We encourage citizen involvement in identifying and reporting code violations. The Code Compliance Division team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Cathedral City.
  • Together we can eliminate conditions that contribute to blight and deterioration and have a cleaner, safer, and more desirable place to live.
  • If you have questions, try using our FAQ page.