Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Unit

The Ceres Police Department Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for evaluating private properties and public grounds against our local codes, answering citizen questions about the codes, and issuing citations for code violations. Currently we have one full-time Code Enforcement Officer who works to maintain an attractive, safe community.


The job duties of our Code Enforcement Officers are wide and varied and include some of the following:

  • Condemning unsafe buildings
  • Enforcing zoning regulations
  • Excess signage
  • Unsightly lawns
  • Verifying business permits

To report a Code Enforcement issue, please contact our Code Enforcement Unit at 209-538-5799 or use the link below to submit an online request.

Submit Code Enforcement Request

Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Unit

To address the continuous problem of abandoned vehicles accumulating throughout the community, the Police Department has one part-time officer who patrols the community and abates vehicle that have been abandoned in public places, on streets, in parking lots and, in special circumstances, on private property. The AVA Unit is responsible for the removal of approximately 1300 vehicles annually.

To report abandoned vehicles, or in the event your vehicle is towed as “abandoned,” please call 209-538-5619.

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Abandoned Shopping Cart Pick-up

Click on the image below to complete a pick up request for abandoned shopping carts in your neighborhood.  

Please note that this request is being sent to a 3rd-party Vendor and not the City of Ceres.

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