Code Enforcement / AVA

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.

Duties

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

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

To report a Code Enforcement issue, please contact our Code Enforcement Unit at 209-538-5799

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.