Code Enforcement

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Code Enforcement Services is responsible for the enforcement of city, state, and federal codes, laws and ordinances. We provide services to improve the overall quality of life to the citizens of Tulare through public awareness, education, and enforcement actions. The goal of the Code Enforcement Division is to gain compliance of violators in order to protect the citizens of Tulare from blight. Violations are accessed and addressed to ensure compliance. Repeat or severe violators are subject to fines, penalties and even arrest. Included in the duties of the Code Enforcement Division are the regulation and control of all foreign and domestic animals. Code Enforcement Officers are bi-trained to handle all animal complaints.

Nuisance Abatement

Code Enforcement is responsible for the abatement of all nuisances within the City of Tulare. These nuisances include but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle Abatement which includes any and all vehicles parked on private property in an inoperative or dismantled condition. These vehicles are required to be stored in an enclosed structure (garage).
  • General Nuisances which include any activity or condition which affects the overall condition of a neighborhood, reduces the property value, or negatively affects the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of Tulare.
  • Weed Abatement which includes weeds and problem vegetation. Dried vegetation present a fire hazard while overgrown green vegetation harbor vermin and other pests. Properties with tall weeds or problem vegetation in the front or rear yards are subject to abatement.


To report any city code violation including nuisances, please call 687-2288.


Sergeant Ray Guerrero
Administrative Sergeant
260 South M Street
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-2300 ext. 2317 
(559) 686-3457 (fax)