The City of Santa Maria has adopted numerous ordinances over the years to create and maintain a healthy, safe and pleasant environment in which to live work and play. In order to maintain the quality of life in Santa Maria, the Code Compliance Division of the City Attorney's office enforces and investigates the following on Public or Private Property when access has been authorized:
Building or Remodeling Without Permits
- Garage Conversions
- Substandard Housing
Such as lack of heat, hot water or sanitation
- Inoperative Vehicles on Private Property
Such as vehicles supported on blocks, jacks, etc.
burned, abandoned or vehicles stored with flat tires
- Vehicles Parked on Lawns
- Abandoned Vehicles
- Zoning Complaints
Such as business in a residential district
- Noise Complaints
Such as barking dogs and roosters
- Blighted Property
Such as abandoned / open structures
- Weeds, Junk and Debris on Private Property
- Signs Unlawfully Displayed
- Waste water, Standing water and Pollution issues
- Public Nuisances
Service Request Form
If you wish to request Code Compliance service you can either visit or call the City Attorney's office to obtain a Service Request Form. You may also use the form on this website (see below).
Please print, complete, and send the form to the City Attorney's office at the address listed above.
Code Compliance Service Request Form (English and Spanish)
click image for larger view (English & Spanish)
Sign Education Information Brochure
For specific information on the sign laws, call or visit the Community Development Department, Planning Division, located at 110 South Pine Street, Suite 101, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Weekdays. Or call (805) 925-0951, Extension 244. TDD (805) 925-4354
Community Mediation Program
A community mediation program brochure is available at the City Attorney's office. Mediation is a low-cost, low-risk way to reach an agreement and to resolve all kinds of disputes. Or call the Community Mediation Program of Santa Barbara County at (805) 349-8943 (north county) or (805) 963-6765 (south county) for more information.