Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Program is operated by the Community Development Department and was created to ensure that Lake County residents abide by the established Codes and Ordinances and have equal opportunities to create a safe, healthy, satisfying life while enjoying the spectacular natural beauty our county offers.

Lake County Road Map Task Force

A neighborhood beautification program isn’t a single event (“Fix Up Your Yard Day”), but rather a strategy to maintain, enhance, and/or change the character of your neighborhood over the long term. You may approach particular elements of the program one at a time, but our focus should be on the long-term vision for the neighborhood.


Free Large Item Dump Day

This year's Free Large Item Dump Day is on Saturday, November 20th, from 7:30 am to 3 pm, at Lakeport Transfer Station and Clearlake Landfill:

  • Lakeport Transfer Station
    230 Soda Bay Road
    Lakeport, CA 95453
  • Clearlake Landfill
    16015 Davis Avenue
    Clearlake, CA 95422


  • Ordinance 3112 (PDF) - Administrative fines and penalties to be enforced effective October 21, 2021.

File a Complaint

Please note: 
For animal nuisance issues-- contact Lake County Animal Control at (707)263-0278.
For septic system issues, raw sewage, or hazardous substances-- contact Lake County Environmental Health at (707)263-1164.
For vehicles blocking roadways or highways-- contact California Highway Patrol.

You may file a complaint through the following methods:

  • Online: Online Code Complaint Form
  • Phone: 707-263-2309 (24-hour message)
  • In Person:
    255 N Forbes Street
    3rd Floor
    Lakeport, CA  95453
  • Mail: Download a copy of the complaint form (PDF), complete it, and mail it to:
    Code Enforcement - Community Development
    255 N Forbes Street
    Lakeport, CA 95453

Please note that code violations in the incorporated cities of Clearlake and Lakeport are handled by their agencies.

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