The goal of the City of Chino Code Enforcement is to work in partnership with community members to preserve and enhance the safety, appearance and economic stability of our community. The most significant benefit of our partnership with the community is the elimination of hazardous, blighted and deteriorating conditions that contribute to unattractive, unsafe and undesirable residential and commercial neighborhoods that negatively impact property.
To accomplish this goal, the City administers a fair and unbiased code compliance program founded on the City of Chino Municipal Codes available online. You can read our Standard Operating Procedures and Strategic Plan, as well as view our PowerPoint slides to learn more about our program.
Municipal codes cover issues from zoning, public nuisance, and property maintenance codes to water usage and business regulations. Code Enforcement personnel works with community members to correct and solve any code issues as they arise.
If you have questions, suggestions, or concerns regarding the City's Code Enforcement Program, please call 909-334-3319 or email us, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you.
- What are the yard sale rules?
In the Chino Municipal Code 5.40-Yard Sales it states: an individual seller, household, group, house address or location, is permitted two yard sales per year.
The yard sale must not take place more than three consecutive days and can only operate between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm. There can only be 3 signs (1 on-site and 2 directional) posted. The signs must be on private property and immediately removed when the sale is over.
- Can I park my boat, trailer or RV in my driveway?
Yes, temporarily. Municipal Code 20.10.100 states boats, trailers or recreational vehicles may be parked on a private property's driveway up to 72 hours.
- On collection days, how long can waste bins stay outside before being stored?
No. The Chino Municipal Code 8.16.070, states, all garbage, recycling, and yard waste bins must be removed within 24 hours of collection. Additionally, garbage, recycling, and yard bins must be stored out of view from the public right-of-way, behind a fence or within a garage or enclosure.
- My neighbor's tree hangs over to my side. What are my rights?
The encroachment of shrubs or vegetation, including a tree, upon a neighbor's property is a common civil issue in California. This issue must be addressed as such, therefore, the City of Chino has no jurisdiction to involve itself in civil matters.
The best course of action is to research California neighbor laws and consult with a legal authority if you are unsuccessful at resolving the matter with your neighbor as one.
- Can I store inoperable vehicles in my driveway?
Inoperable vehicles or vehicle parts placed on a driveway are considered a nuisance in the Chino Municipal Code and can only be stored for 72 hours.
Inoperable vehicles must be out of public view and made operable in order to be stored on a driveway. Putting a cover over the vehicle and/or registering it as inoperable with the Department of Motor Vehicles is not sufficient.
- Does the City of Chino allow cannabis / marijuana dispensaries?
No, according to Chino Municipal Code 20.01.060-Marijuana Regulations; marijuana cultivation, processing, delivery, and dispensaries are prohibited within the city's boundaries.