- Code Enforcement
The City provides an enforcement program to identify violations of the Municipal Code and to assist in preserving the health, safety, general welfare and quality of life for all people who live, work and visit Laguna Niguel. The Code Enforcement Division responds to complaints regarding compliance with zoning and building codes, including regulations pertaining to building/construction; housing; noise; property maintenance; public nuisances; signs; and zoning/land use.
Report a Code Violation
The City relies on community members to report concerns and possible code violations to the City. Code Enforcement Officers follow up on those complaints by conducting a site investigation to determine if there is a violation.
Laguna Niguel Municipal Code (LNMC) Section 1-3-11 et seq. authorizes the issuance of administrative citations for violations of the LNMC. There are three levels of citations that can be issued progressively for a violation. The fines are $100 for the first citation, $200 for the second citation and $500 for the third and subsequent citations. These fines are cumulative. For continuing violations, a citation may be issued each day the violation is in existence. Continuing violation means either: A particular violation of the Code continuing for more than 24 hours without correction or a repeated, consecutive violation of the same offense without intervening days.
If you need further clarification about payment of a citation, please click here or call 1 (800) 969-6158.
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