Can I do anything about a dirty pond, pool or excessive runoff?
Standing water such as a green swimming pool, pond or other body of water which is abandoned, unattended, unfiltered, or not otherwise maintained is cause for concern. The water can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes that carry the West Nile Virus. In some instances standing water can become dangerous for vehicles and pedestrians in a winter freeze. Click here to submit a complaint.
Can I have inoperative vehicles on my property?
Generally, the answer is no with limited exceptions. One inoperative vehicle is allowed in the rear yard provided it is completely screened from public view by using approved screening material. Otherwise, an inoperative vehicle must be housed in a garage, repaired, or removed from the property.
Can I park a commercial vehicle at my house?
Commercial vehicle parking is prohibited in the Town of Apple Valley, except
When loading and unloading cargo;
For up to one hour within 300 feet of a commercial business; or
If you have a valid permit issued by the Town of Apple Valley prior to June 22, 2001. Refer to Apple Valley Municipal Code section 12.38.030 for further.
How do I submit a complaint about my neighbor?
There are four ways to submit a complaint:
You can submit a complaint electronically by clicking here;
You can install the GORequest app on your iOS or android phone and submit the complaint using the app;
You can call Code Enforcement at (760) 240-7560; or
You can submit your complaint in person at Town Hall.
What can be done about Graffiti on the wall, fence, street or mailbox
Code Enforcement handles all graffiti complaints. A property owner may sign a graffiti waiver if one is not on file and the graffiti will be removed or color matched by a professional contractor free of charge. Otherwise the property owner will be asked to remove the graffiti within 7 days. Submit a complaint by clicking here.
What do I need to do to have a yard sale?
Residents at single family homes can have up to three yard sales a year for no more than three consecutive days each time. Multi-family complexes can have one yard sale per year per unit and require property owner permission. There is no charge for a yard sale permit. Yard sale signs can only be posted on the property conducting the sale. No signs are allowed off property or on telephone poles, street signs, etc. Click here for more information on how to obtain a permit.
What information is required to submit a complaint?
You will need give your name, address, and phone number, the address of the property you are concerned about, and a description of the violation. Code Enforcement does not accept anonymous complaints. All information is kept confidential.
What is Code Enforcement?
Code Enforcement is the department that is charged with enforcing State and local law. Your Code Enforcement Team...
Provides assistance to residents and business owners in an effort to maintain a comfortable, safe and clean living and business environment through community awareness and enforcement programs.
Investigates complaints pertaining to private property, including but not limited to the storage of inoperative vehicles, junk and debris, unsecured or unmaintained commercial and residential properties, illegal dumping, violations of zoning, building and business license regulations.
The Town of Apple Valley Municipal Code is the "rule book" for living in Apple Valley. Certain codes such as those found in Chapter 6.30 provide rules and standards aimed at addressing unsightly and unsafe conditions that can affect your ability to enjoy your property.
What is West Nile Virus?
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne virus found in infected birds in San Bernardino County. After a mosquito bites an infected bird, it may then pass the virus to its next bite victim. Mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile Virus are going to be a part of life for Californians into the foreseeable future. Since the mosquito breeding cycle requires standing water, the High Desert is not ideal for mosquitoes under normal circumstances. However, human activities can unintentionally create breeding sites for mosquito populations. Backyards with unmaintained pools, birdbaths, old wading pools, discarded tires, or even a wadded-up plastic tarps, or any other possible location that allows water to stagnate may contribute to an increase in the mosquito population. Though not always fatal or even serious, it is a threat.
To prevent mosquitoes from breeding, eliminate standing water – buckets, birdbaths, flower pots, and even soda cans can become “mosquito nurseries.” Additionally, if you have used or waste tires just sitting in your backyard, legally dispose of them at one of our amnesty events.
To protect you and your loved ones, make sure screens on windows and doors are tight fitting and in good repair. Use a mosquito repellent when outdoors. The active ingredients DEET, Picaridin, IR 3535, and oil of lemon or eucalyptus are the longest lasting and most effective.