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Together (community). . . We (that includes me). . . Can (empower)

 TO HAVE GOOD NEIGHBORS, BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR

OUR AIM IS SIMPLE: to help keep our city clean, safe, livable and looking great for the enjoyment of everyone. When you do your part, it encourages everyone else – neighbors, businesses and visitors – to do the same, and it shows great pride in the
special community we call home.

Our health and safety depends on keeping National City’s homes and businesses
compliant with local laws. It takes all of us to keep our neighborhoods, streets and
structures clean, healthy and safe. Here are a few ways we can work together...

 


PROPERTY APPEARANCE

The City regulates activities affecting the usefulness, quality, appearance, and protection of private and public property. This helps eliminate blight and stabilize property values and makes National City a safe and desirable place to live, work, and play.


ABANDONED VEHICLES AND RV PARKING

Abandoned vehicles, often stolen before being left, should be reported. On-street parking for most RV’s is limited to 24 hours, but permits of up to three days can be obtained from City Hall. www.nationalcityca.gov/parking.

SHOPPING CARTS

Stolen and abandoned shopping carts have a negative effect on property appearance and are often blocking the public right-of-way. Please report any illegal shopping carts to the City.

NON-PERMITTED CONSTRUCTION

Most significant modifications to buildings, inside or out, require city permits and inspections. Both are to ensure Health and safety codes are met and sound building practices are used. Residential, commercial, and other outbuildings such as garages, separate rental units, and tented outdoor storage are required to obtain permits. 

 

UNLICENSED VENDORS

Pushcarts and “pop-up” shops selling flowers, produce, or other merchandise on public right-of ways (including sidewalks) are regulated for public safety. Permits are required. Lack of permits can result in fines.


SIGNAGE ORDINANCE

Commercial signs help customers find businesses, but unfortunately can create clutter and cause unsafe driving distractions. Our sign ordinance keeps neighborhoods and business districts safe, clean, and organized.


STOREFRONT IMPROVEMENT INCENTIVES

The city encourages merchants to make their storefronts look great by offering some incentives to do so. Following sign compliance and maintaining overall appearances will help improve business. Contact Economic Development Specialist to learn more. 

ADOPT-A-PLACE

Adopt a park or a block to keep City Hall aware of maintenance issues like broken benches, code infractions, graffiti, litter, or other items needing addressing. Businesses participating in the adoption will show pride in the community by being responsible for upholding the appearance of their neighborhood. Contact City Hall using a special hotline or the 24/7 web page.


NATIONAL CITY CONNECT APP

When you see a problem or condition that needs City Hall’s attention – such as trash, an abandoned vehicle, or a pothole, you can use your cell phone to snap a photo and send a report to the city instantly. We’re staying ahead in using technology to engage our citizens and keep City Hall in touch.

Download the FREE phone app for iPhone & Android devices and/or Connect through the City's Facebook page.

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUPS

Get together with friends and meet your neighbors to clean up trash left on neighborhood streets and public areas. To check on dates in your area, visit National City Events Calendar on our homepage.                         

 

OUR STAFF IS HERE TO HELP

Open Mon–Thurs from 7a.m. to 6p.m

Neighborhood Services: 619 . 336 . 4364 Economic Development: 619 . 336 . 4216

Code Enforcement Hotline: 619 . 336 .4287

Other inquiries: 619 . 336 . 4364

Email: neighborhoodservices@nationalcityca.gov 


For more information on incentives and benefits please contact Economic Development:
Megan Gamwell 619 . 336 . 4216 or ed@nationalcityca.gov