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Code Conformance

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What We Do:

The City of National City employs Code Conformance Officers on a seven day workweek who enforce the City’s Municipal Code. Our staff is dedicated to providing timely service when it comes to our City’s appearance and Land Use Code.

Many citizens also contact the City with complaints that are civil in nature, such as a neighbor’s tree overhanging to another property or property line disputes. The City’s jurisdictional authority doesn’t allow involving itself with these issues or concerns.

Our most common violations include:

• Accumulation of junk, trash & debris
• Abandoned buildings
• Overgrown weeds and vegetation (FPS)
• Non-permitted vendors
• Business Licenses (Finance)
• Persons/business operating outside of intended use or prohibited use
• Abandoned residential properties
• Nonconforming signs/ Excessive signage


Did you know? The City of National City has an ordinance that makes it unlawful for a property owner or any other person having control of the property, within the city limits to place the trash recycle containers at curbside, alley or public right of way prior to 4 p.m. on the day prior to the scheduled collection. Containers shall be removed prior to noon on the day following collection day.

It is also required that all trash and recycle containers be kept securely closed in such a manner as to prevent the scattering of the contents thereof and to render such contents inaccessible to insects, rodents and other animals. Persons responsible for the cleanup of any spillage or debris resulting from such placement or from collection activities.



Homeless Encampments

 The National City Code Conformance Officers also work closely with the National City Police Department and the Alpha Project in addressing Homeless Encampments and issues within the city.

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It is unlawful for any person to conduct business in the city without a valid business tax license. (6.04.260)

Except upon the issuance of a permit issued pursuant to Chapter 15.60 or as provided in Section 10.22.040(B), it is unlawful to sell or display any merchandise upon or within a public sidewalk or right-of-way, any public park or any other public property. (10.22.040)

It is also unlawful to sell merchandise from a pushcart except pursuant to a permit issued by the city council. An identifying decal issued by the finance director shall be affixed to each licensed pushcart. (10.22.050)

Please refer to Section 10.22.070 of the MuniCode for information on consequences and fines.

To obtain a National City Business License please see the Finance Department for more information.

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 To report any Code Enforcement complaints 24/7 please call the Code Enforcement Hotline: (619) 336-4287 or the Neighborhood Service Department 7am-6pm Monday-Thursday at 619-336-4364.
You can now report any violation through National City Connect (SeeClickFix).


You may contact the following agencies/ organizations for specific violations:
• Mosquitos, rats, ticks and mice – Environmental Health, Vector Control 858-694-2888
• Street signs/road visibility issues – Public Works
• Dog waste and Animal Control----NCPD Animal Control Officer (619) 336-4478

*County of San Diego  Code Compliance--- (858) 694-8979
City of San Diego Code Compliance---(619) 236-5500
City of Chula Vista Code Compliance ---- (619)691-5280







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