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Code Enforcement
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The Prevention Division is responsible for enforcement of all codes adopted by the city council contained in the Municipal Code. Under direction of the Fire Marshal this unit investigates violations of housing, zoning, weed abatement and all Codes specifically designed to address blight, nuisances, and to maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community.

We work to achieve voluntary compliance through notification and education. When necessary, we use legal procedures including boarding up structures, removing junk cars, rubbish, civil citations and the demolition of dangerous buildings. Our goal is to maintain and improve property values and the quality of life for residents, visitors and business owners.

Why Enforce City Codes?
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  • Help in the fight to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.
  • Protect health and safety
  • Help maintain property values
  • Prevent the physical and aesthetic deterioration of our community
  • Enhance, maintain, and develop business districts to foster economic growth

How You Can Help!
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  • Keep all property free of trash, debris and overgrown, dead or unmanaged landscaping
  • Fence or secure properties that might attract trespassers or vandals
  • Keep grounds and structures clean and tidy
  • Do not tolerate illicit activity
  • Report violations and nuisances

To file a complaint please provide specific and detailed information, including exact location or address and a complete description of the violation, click here, MyPorterville. All information provided is kept confidential. You may call the Code Enforcement Unit of the Porterville Fire Department with any questions at (559) 782-7526 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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