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Code Enforcement Action News Release

Post Date:10/19/2018 2:20 PM

Date: 10/19/18

Location: 4100 Block of Fisher Lake Drive, Redwood Valley, CA

Subject: Cannabis Cultivation without a Permit and Building Violations

Information: The Code Enforcement Division received a complaint about cultivation of cannabis without permits at a residential location in the 4100 Block of Fisher Lake Drive, Redwood Valley. Subsequent investigation confirmed that cannabis was being cultivated without a permit in violation of Mendocino County Code Chapter 10A.17. , and a structure had been constructed with a building permit.


The property owner was located and issued an administrative citation for the non-permitted cannabis and a notice of violation for the non-permitted structure.  The property owner submitted an application for an after-the-fact building permit for the structure but did not remove the non-permitted cannabis. Fines related to the administrative citation for the non-permitted cannabis continued to accumulate daily.


On 10/11/17 Code Enforcement issued an Order to Abate the non-permitted Cannabis within 5 days pursuant to Mendocino County Chapter 8.76 and set a hearing as required by this Chapter for 10/18/18. If the Order to Abate is upheld at hearing, the property owner would be responsible for paying for the costs of abatement.


On 10/17/18 Code Enforcement Inspected the property after the property owner/cultivator advised that all Cannabis had been removed from the property.  During the inspection, Code Enforcement found that the 27 non-permitted Cannabis Plants totaling  approximately 750 square feet of canopy had been removed from the property.  The property owner was then issued a notice of penalty due for the administrative citation fines for $2900.00.


The Code Enforcement Division receives all Cannabis and General Code Violation complaints in the unincorporated areas of the County. Complaints can be made in person at our offices or by visiting our website at: to file an online complaint. Cannabis specific complaints can also be filed by calling the Cannabis Complaint Hotline at: (844) 421-WEED(9333).IMG_9968

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