COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Code Enforcement



Beginning Wednesday January 12, 2022, the City of Riverside’s Code Enforcement Department will close to the public, but continue to provide services virtually via phone and email. Code Enforcement will remain closed until further notice to help combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Due to COVID-19 impacts on City staff, we will work to be as responsive as possible, but additional time may be necessary to process requests and provide field inspection services.  Please anticipate some delay in operations as we continue to respond to this crisis.

Please continue to contact the City’s 311 call center to make a complaint. Electronic payments for administrative citations can still be made via the online portal. Please follow instructions on the citation form. To request a Hardship Waiver, please email CSUNGA@RIVERSIDECA.GOV and the appropriate form will be e-mailed to you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The City of Riverside recognizes the vital importance of preserving a high quality of life throughout the community and has adopted local codes and ordinances that govern the proper use and maintenance of private properties. The Code Enforcement Division's main objectives are to:

  • Protect property owner's investments
  • Promote public health, safety and welfare
  • Enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods
  • Educate residents
  • Perform community outreach

Working Together to Provide a Safe & Attractive Community


Mission Statement


The Mission of the Code Enforcement Division is to serve the citizens of Riverside by ensuring compliance with all adopted City codes through providing effective public contact and education, building cooperative partnerships throughout our community, and enforcing the law in an equitable and impartial manner.

Our goal is to promote a positive image of Code Enforcement to our community and our allied City Departments by fostering a culture that is helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and of the highest integrity.