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RECREATIONAL/UTILITY VEHICLE STORAGE AND PARKING
All recreational vehicles, utility trailers, boats and
trailers, etc. must be stored/parked in the rear yard whenever
possible. If the back is not accessible, they must be placed
in the side yard or may be kept in the front, if they are at least
ten feet back from the inside of the sidewalk or city right of way.
GARAGE SALE SIGN REGULATIONS
These signs may be placed on private property. It is
not permissible to place them on light poles, utility boxes
or stop signs. (Garage sales are also restricted to
two a year, not more than two consecutive days).
SIGNS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
Garage sale signs lead into part of the litter code, signs on
public property or right of ways, obstruction of public ways
and maintenance of adjacent right of ways. Everyone
has seen these types of signs littering the roadways.
17.30.040 Prohibited signs.
following signs are inconsistent with the purposes and
standards of this chapter, and are therefore prohibited:
Abandoned signs that advertise or otherwise identify a
business or activity which has been discontinued on the
premises for a period of ninety (90) days or more;
Animated, moving, flashing, blinking, reflecting, revolving,
digital screen or any other similar moving or simulated
stop bench signs or any copy painted on any portion of a bus
Billboards and other off-site signs, except where allowed by
Cabinet (can) signs with translucent plastic faces and
Inflatable signs, pennants, streamers and flags, except
where allowed by Section 17.30.030;
Permanent pole mounted signs except where allowed by Section
on public property or in a public right-of-way, except as
provided in Section 17.30.030(A) and (C);
tacked, nailed, posted, pasted, glued or otherwise attached
to trees, poles (including utility and street name), stakes,
electrical transformers or other accessory structures.
Whenever a sign is so posted, the sign itself shall
constitute prima facie evidence that the person or business
identified on the sign benefits by the sign placed and
authorized the placement of the sign;
painted on fences or roofs;
that simulate in color or design a traffic sign or signal,
or which make use of words, symbols or characters in a
manner to interfere with, mislead or confuse pedestrian or
Temporary signs, including but not limited to “A” frame
signs and sandwich boards (except as allowed by the chapter
and in the Old Town area when permitted in compliance with
the Old Town Master Plan); and
Temporary vehicle mounted or trailer-mounted signs. Signs on
vehicles are allowed on vehicles, without sign permits, only
when the copy or message relates only to the business or
establishment of which the vehicle itself is a part;
pertains to the sale, rent, lease or hiring of such vehicle;
or is a noncommercial message. Vehicles displaying signs may
not be parked in such a manner that they function primarily
as commercial advertising devices. Vehicles may not be used
as mounting or holding devices for commercial signs. This
provision shall not apply to public transportation vehicles.
(Ord. 2004-189 § 2 (part), 2004)
OBSTRUCTION OF RIGHT OF WAYS
code includes shrubs, trees, flowers and bushes that grow
over sidewalks obstructing pedestrian traffic.
Owners/occupants are ordered to trim back these different
growths. If there is no compliance, it is turned over
for contract abatement. If the offensive vegetation is
within the actual City or public right of way, the complaint
is referred to the Landscape Department.
8.20.040 Public nuisances.
addition to all activities that fall within the general
definition of a public nuisance, the following activities
shall constitute a public nuisance for purposes of this
Maintaining property in violation of the Uniform Housing
Code or the Uniform Fire Code;
Maintaining or failing to maintain property so as to allow
dead, decayed, diseased or hazardous trees, weeds or
overgrown vegetation, cultivated or uncultivated, except as
otherwise regulated by city Ordinance 92-39;
Maintaining or failing to maintain property so as to allow
overgrown vegetation or the accumulation of dirt, litter,
trash or debris, dead organic matter, garbage, stagnant
water, combustible materials and similar materials or
conditions that provide a likely habitat for vermin, insects
or rodents of any kind, from which foul smells or odors
emanate, or which constitute undue fire, health or safety
to any manufactured good, appliance, fixture, furniture,
machinery, vehicle, personal property or any other thing or
part thereof, whether of value or valueless, that is
demolished, discarded, dismantled, partially dilapidated, or
so worn, deteriorated or in such a condition as to be
generally unusable and/or inoperable in its existing state.
This shall include by the way of illustration only and
without limitation, wood, used lumber, paper, glass,
bottles, rags, rubber, scrap metal, tin cans, scrap
material, waste , concrete, rubble, boxes, crates, building
materials or machinery parts. If there is no
compliance, contractor abatement is ordered after obtaining
a Seizure Warrant signed by a Municipal Court Judge.
See “Seizure of Property”.
to vehicles on private property, (for vehicles on public
roadways, please call the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department at
818.878.1808) anywhere on that property, be it front, side
or rear. All vehicles must have a current license
plate and be operable or removed from the property or stored
within an enclosed building.
exception is a vehicle which is considered an antique (25
years or older), which if it is operable, it does not have
to be licensed and it may be stored anywhere on the
property. A person may have one “Collector” or “Parts”
vehicle that is not operable, if it is screened from view
from any adjacent street, alley or neighboring property and,
ONLY, if they have a “like” vehicle.
is no compliance, a Seizure Warrant is obtained, signed by a
Municipal Court Judge, and the vehicle is towed.
COLLECTION OF MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE & RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
8.16.630 Accumulation of municipal solid waste prohibited.
It is unlawful for any person owning, managing or having the
control of any premises or vacant lot or any person
occupying a dwelling within the city to permit the
accumulation of municipal solid waste and/or recyclable
materials to become or remain offensive, unsightly or unsafe
to the public health and safety or hazardous from fire, or
to deposit, keep or accumulate, or permit or cause any
municipal solid waste and/or recyclable materials to be
deposited, kept or accumulated upon any property, lot or
parcel of land, or any public or private place, street,
lane, alley or driveway, except as provided in this chapter.
No person occupying, owning or in control of any premises
shall permit municipal solid waste and/or recyclable
materials to accumulate, or to blow about in a manner which
creates an unsightly appearance, safety or a health hazard.
It is unlawful for any person to dispose of their municipal
solid waste into containers at locations other than those
that may be located upon their property which they own,
lease, rent or at their own place of business. (Ord. 98-134
§ 2 (part), 1998)
8.16.650 Residential municipal solid waste containers and
recycling containers--Time of placement.
No residential householder shall place or permit to be placed
any municipal solid waste, recyclable material, recycling
container, wheeled cart or municipal solid waste container
at the place of collection at the residential premises
before five-thirty p.m. of the day preceding the scheduled
collection. No wheeled cart or recycling container may be
left at the place of collection after eight p.m. on the day
of collection. (Ord. 98-134 § 2 (part), 1998)
Graffiti violations, if on private property, will be issued a
Notice to the owner to remove the graffiti. If the
owner doesn’t take care of it himself, a Citation, with
possible fine, and Order to abate will be issued.
on public property will be handed over to the Public Works
Department and will be taken care of by the Calabasas
MINIMUM HOUSING CODE
Enforcement Unit inspects items such as a collapsed ceiling
due to a roof leak, raw sewage, no utilities, fire damage,
and rodent or insect infestation to name a few.
Dwellings with two or more units are the responsibility of
the owner for all pest extermination. Single family
residences, rental or not, become the occupant’s
responsibility for extermination; however, on single family
residences we also inspect to order the filling of holes
and/or cracks that may allow the entry of rodents.
housing complaint can be taken over the phone. Upon
notification from the occupant, the assigned Code
Enforcement Officer will conduct an inspection of the
property at a mutually scheduled time. Any noted
violations, at the time of inspection, are referred to the
property owner and/or property manager in the form of a
Notice and Order requiring abatement of the housing
violations within a specified time period. It is the
officer’s discretion on the amount of time allowed for
compliance. It can range from two or three days for a
plumbing/sewer leak to thirty days for less hazardous
leave a contact telephone number if an appointment must be
made with you to conduct an inspection, otherwise the Code
Enforcement Officer will respond at his/her earliest
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING (INSIDE) FOUND TO HAVE UNSANITARY
CONDITIONS BY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Unsanitary conditions on the inside of a residential property
may cause a Code Enforcement Officer to placard the property
as “Unlawful to Occupy”. If the owner/occupant does
not abate the conditions, they may be ordered to vacate the
RESIDENTIAL DWELLING FOUND TO BE OPEN, VACANT, AND SUBJECT
Enforcement Officers placard the property as “Unlawful to
Occupy”. We can order a contractor to clean and board
up a dwelling on an emergency basis if it is a health or
safety hazard, and terminate all or part of utilities to
ensure it will not be occupied until the minimum code is
THE UNIT RESPONDS TO ALL RESIDENTIAL FIRES TO DETERMINE IF
THEY ARE FIT TO BE OCCUPIED AND PLACARD/CONDEMN, IF
NECESSARY, AND MAY TERMINATE ALL OR PART OF THE UTILITIES
Properties can be condemned (Placard) if housing violations
constitute a health or safety hazard, such as a roof leak,
partial utilities or none at all, raw sewage or from
numerous violations, which the owner has not abated,
according to the Notice and Order that is sent.
Building & Safety Department
City of Calabasas