Code Enforcement

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THE ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION

Code Enforcement

We provide a number of services which help preserve the appearance, character and quality of our neighborhoods and our community, and to ensure that we continue to maintain the high standards that make Torrance such a desirable place to live.

Services provided by the Environmental division includes, enforcement of zoning and land use codes, property maintenance and both community noise and airport noise codes, as well as sign permitting, and plan checks and Final Inspections for residential and commercial developments.

If you would like to file a complaint regarding conditions in your neighborhood, please call (310) 618-5929.  You will need to provide the address of the property as well as a specific description of the complaint.  Our staff will generally respond by making a site inspection to determine if there is a violation.  If there is, notice will be given to the occupant(s) and we will explain what needs to be done to correct the violation.  Our goal is to gain compliance by working with the residents and businesses, however, in some cases, we may also issue citations, hold administrative or abatement hearings or use other legal means to achieve compliance.

The value of Code Enforcement to the community lies in our ability to help maintain the quality of life for our residents and to help maintain the appearance of our neighborhoods.