What is not a code violation?

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Although it is a goal of the City to be responsive to the needs of the community, there are some neighborhood problems that do not fall under our jurisdiction. In general, the City acts on behalf of the public at large - we do not take action on behalf of one citizen against another. In other words, we do not handle neighbor disputes or civil problems that do not violate public law.

The following are not enforced by the City of Chino Code Enforcement Division as they are considered civil issues for which the City has no jurisdiction:

  • Property line disputes;
  • Drainage between properties (unless governed by a drainage easement);
  • Tree roots or trees on private property that overhang or encroach upon a neighboring private property, or cause damage to a neighboring private property; and
  • Blocking of private views.