Code Compliance

About Us

The Code Compliance Unit assists the Building and Planning Divisions and Fire Department with addressing and investigating municipal code violations, such as housing/building code violations, as well as coordinating the annual weed abatement program working closely with Fire. The Code Compliance Unit will also be responsible to take lead on abandoned vehicle abatement and other nuisance abatement issues. While the primary goal of the Code Compliance Unit is to gain voluntary compliance regarding code complaints through an education-based approach, unabated violations may be subject to fines. Fines regarding code compliance are established in  California Government Code § 36900 and were adopted by the Winters City Council on January 17, 2023.

Service Requests

Additional information regarding the specific types of nuisance abatement concerns addressed by the Code Compliance Unit can be found in  Chapter 19 of the City of Winters Municipal Code.

For Animal Control Complaints (barking dogs, animals off leash, animal bites, etc) please visit Yolo County Animal Control for information regarding animal investigations and protocols. To fill out an animal control complaint please download the Animal Control Complaint Form.

For noise complaints regarding people, music, machinery, and/or vehicles please dial our 24/7 non-emergency dispatch number at 530-795-4561 (you can remain anonymous).

To file a concern/complaint with the Code Compliance Unit please fill out the below form. Completed forms are automatically emailed to for investigation. Paper copies of Code Compliance Service Requests can also be accepted by mail at Winters Police Department ATTN: Code Compliance Unit 702 Main Street Winters, CA 95694, or in person at the Winters Police Department front lobby (lobby hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm, excluding weekends and holidays).