Code Enforcement

Article 2; Code Enforcement Ordinance

The purpose of this article is to provide the Town of Windsor ("Town") with criminal, civil, and administrative remedies, which shall be in addition to all other legal remedies that may be pursued by the Town to address any violation of this Code, including without limitation, any violation of the Town of Windsor Building Code, Zoning Ordinance, or any Uniform Codes that have been incorporated into this Code.

The election of remedies provided by this article shall be at the sole discretion of the Town and its officials. (Amended by Ord. No. 2001-143 §§ 1 (part), 2 (part))


1-1-210 Violation of Code Constitutes a Public Nuisance.A violation of this Code, including any continuing violation of this Code, is unlawful and shall constitute a public nuisance.

The Town may elect to collect damages as provided in California Government Code Section 38773.7, for any public nuisance, and/or pursue any other remedies provided within this Code or under any applicable state or federal statute.

The Town Manager or any person or body designated by the Town Manager may order the abatement of any public nuisance, as defined in this article or as defined in any State or Federal statute, following notice and hearing, unless the nuisance qualifies for summary abatement procedures, as described in Section 1-1-260, below. The Town Manager may direct that any required hearing be conducted before another board, commission, or officer of the Town.

In addition to the foregoing, it shall be unlawful, prohibited, and a violation of this Code to violate any term or condition of any license, permit, agreement, or approval granted or issued pursuant to this Code. Any person, whether as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, violating any such term or condition shall be subject to the sanctions provided in this article. (Amended by Ord. No. 2001-143 §§ 1 (part), 2 (part))

You can find more information on Code Enforcement in the Municipal Code.