What is a Zoning Violation?
A zoning violation is any land use maintained contrary to the provisions of Title 22. Common zoning violations include the following examples:
Every single family residence built after 1955 and located on a lot of less than one acre is required to maintain covered off-street parking facilities.
Inoperable Vehicle Storage
Inoperable vehicles that are not part of a classical car collection are prohibited on private property.
Storage of Vehicles in Front Yard
The parking or storage of vehicles in front yard areas is prohibited unless on a driveway.
Commercial Vehicle Storage
Commercial vehicles exceeding 6,000 pounds cannot park on a public street in any residential or agricultural zone for more than two hours. They may not be stored on private property.
Commercial Uses in Residential Zones
Businesses are prohibited in residential zones - unless a qualifying home based occupation.
Junk and Salvage
Storing items classified as junk and salvage material on commercial, residential and agricultural properties is not permitted.
There are many specific requirements regarding the placement of business signs in commercial zones. Temporary signage such as banners and portable signs are prohibited.
Outside Display and/or Sales
Merchandise displayed and sold outside of an enclosed building is generally prohibited.
This is a partial list of common violation types. If you have any specific inquiry regarding a possible zoning violation, please call the Zoning Enforcement Section at (213) 974-6453 or (213) 974-6483. If you require reasonable accommodations or materials in an alternative format, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (213) 974-6488 (Voice) or (213) 617-2292 (TDD), with at least three business days notice.