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2018 Code Enforcement Activity summary

Post Date:01/07/2019 4:02 PM


                              Summary of All Code Enforcement Activity for Calendar Year 2018

  1. The Code Enforcement Division received 603 complaints for the year 2018


    • 310 complaints were for General Code Violations not related to Cannabis:


      • 137 general code complaints were in the coastal area (Coast area from the Sonoma County line to Usal to approximately 10 miles inland).
      • 173 complaints were in the inland balance of the County.


    • 293 complaints were for Cannabis related issues:
  • 185 Cannabis Complaints were related to 147 locations not in the County Cannabis Permit Program.
  • 108 Cannabis Complaints related to 49 locations were in the County Cannabis Permit Program (less than 5% of all Applicant sites).
  • 32 Cannabis Complaints were referred to Law Enforcement due to alleged Criminal Activity.
  • 15,425 Cannabis Plants in violation of the County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance were removed by the property owner/violator after Code Enforcement Response to complaints.


            2.  The Code Enforcement Division issued 53 Administrative Citations in 2018:

  • 25 of those citations were related to violations of the County Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.
  • 28 of those citations were related to General County Code Violations, such as non-permitted building and zoning violations.
  • $45,198 in fines have been collected on these citations and there is approximately $250,000 in outstanding fines to be collected.
  • 2 lawsuits have been filed to obtain judgements for outstanding fines and more are being prepared now.


            3.  The Code Enforcement Division issued 150 Notices of Violation in 2018; 50 of those were related to violations associated with Cannabis Cultivation.




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