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Sunnyvale, CA 94088
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Neighborhood Preservation Enforcement Process

Step 1 - Complaint

Complaint of violation(s) reported by public, Neighborhood Preservation staff, or other City staff.

Step 2 - Inspection

Violation is verified by field inspection, typically within three days of receiving the complaint.

Step 3  - Courtesy Notice

A yellow tri-fold notice is given to the property owner giving a brief description of Sunnyvale Municipal Code violation(s) and a compliance deadline.

Step 4  - Compliance Letter/Warning Letter

A letter is given to the property owner explaining the violation(s) and a final compliance deadline.

Step 5  - Administrative Action

Issued to property owners who fail to meet the required compliance deadline.

  • Administrative Citation - $100 for the first violation, $200 for the second violation occurring within a 12 month period and $500 for the third and any subsequent violations occurring within a 12 month period. Pursuant to Sunnyvale Municipal Code 1.05.110, unpaid citations may be added to your property tax bill.

  • Notice to Abate Unsafe or Unlawful Conditions – City staff and their agents replace, remove, or repair existing violation(s) at the property owner’s expense

For questions and/or additional information, please contact Neighborhood Preservation at (408) 730-7610 or by e-mail at Neighborhood Preservation.

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