Housing Inspection Program

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The City of National City established a Housing Inspection Program.  The purpose of this program is to address the issue of substandard properties, promote greater compliance with health and safety standards and preserve the quality of National City’s neighborhoods and available housing.

The program achieves compliance of health, safety and welfare code violations in/on residential properties that are:

  • A threat to the occupant's safety
  • A threat to the structural integrity of the building
  • A negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods 

The Housing Inspection Program is designed to focus on single family dwelling, duplexes, and apartment complexes. The Program’s objective is to identify and correct substandard housing conditions through voluntary compliance from landlords/property owners. This will ensure that residential properties meet minimum health and safety standards. It is the City’s intent to educate property owners of the need for preventative maintenance to ensure residential properties meet the minimum health and safety standards.  In many instances, the owner/tenant may be unaware of the applicable regulations.

Housing Inspectors will perform inspections to identify inadequate sanitation, structural hazardous, hazardous electrical, plumbing, or heating systems, faulty weather protection, fire hazards, inadequate exits, and unhealthy or unsanitary premises.  The identification and correction of substandard housing helps property owners improve their property and neighborhood. This will also ensure that families are living in safe and decent homes.

 Protect your family from lead 

Proteja a su familia contra el plomo en el hogar 

For Further Information

Housing, Grants, and Asset Management Department
MLK Jr. Community Center
140 E 12th Street, National City, CA 91950
Telephone Number: (619) 336-4301
Email: housing@nationalcityca.gov