What is a housing code violation?

The California Building Code sets forth the minimum health and safety requirements for the following aspects of residential dwellings:

  • Structural strength
  • Means of egress
  • Stability
  • Access to persons with disabilities
  • Sanitation
  • Lighting and ventilation
  • Energy conservation

The Housing Code applies to all aspects of:

  • Construction
  • Alteration
  • Enlargement
  • Replacement
  • Repair
  • Use and occupancy
  • Maintenance
  • Demolition

Typical housing code violations include:

  • Substandard housing
  • Broken windows
  • Substandard or deteriorated weather protection
  • Hoarding
  • Unsafe driveways or walkways

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