tel. (818) 898-1200      117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340

The Community Preservation Division seeks to work with businesses, property owners, and residents to enhance the quality of life and to foster civic pride by maintaining the beauty and charm of our city. The Division is charged with enforcing all City code requirements and investigating any code violation complaints. The Division is also responsible for implementing the City’s Graffiti Abatement Program.

EXAMPLES OF CODE VIOLATION COMPLAINTS

  • Un-permitted construction work being done on a commercial, industrial, or residential property.
  • Accumulations of trash, junk and debris on private properties.
  • Illegal building additions.
  • Illegal conversions of garages and other structures into dwelling spaces.
  • Mobile Food Vending.
  • Outdoors storage of inoperative vehicles.
  • Unmaintained and unsecured abandoned buildings and vacant lots.
  • Abandoned or dismantled vehicles visible from the public right-of-way.
  • Hazardous material storage.
  • Swimming pools (stagnant water) and mosquitoes.
  • Trash and junk dumped on the public street.
  • Un-permitted business’s operating in the City.
  • Lack of landscape maintenance, including mowing, edging, watering and weed removal.
  • Debris or trash visible from the street.

REPORTING POSSIBLE CITY CODE VIOLATIONS

  • Report code violations 24-hours a day to the Community Development Department at (818) 898-1227. Staff member are available to take your calls during normal City Hall hours of operation, or a voice message may be left after hours. You may report violations anonymously and all reports are handled confidentially.
  • Please make sure to include the location and a description of the violation. If you would like a call back, please leave your name and telephone number.
  • The Division’s goal is to conduct an initial inspection within one working day of receipt of your call. However, if the code violation creates a potential emergency, please contact the San Fernando Police Department at (818) 898-1267.

 
 

CONTACT US

CITY HALL | Community Development Department

117 Macneil Street, San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 898-1227

Rosa Guzman, Community Preservation Officer

(818) 898-1230 Desk | RGuzman@sfcity.org

Roberto Alvarez, Community Preservation Officer

(818) 898-1228 Desk | RAlvarez@sfcity.org

REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS
 

Monday through Thursday
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Friday*

8 am to 5 pm

*Note: City Hall is closed every other Friday due to a 9/80 work schedule

WEEKEND AND NIGHTS
 

(818) 898-1229 | CommunityDevelopment@sfcity.org

The Community Preservation division is also responsible for ensuring that graffiti is removed from all areas in the public right of way, including sidewalks, streets, telephone/light poles, and utility boxes. The Divisions’s graffiti abatement team works to ensure that all graffiti is removed within 72 hours of the initial report.
 

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BUILDING & PLANNING DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Francisco Villalva Building & Safety Supervisor (818) 898-1231 FVillalva@sfcity.org

COMMUNITY PRESERVATION DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Rosa Guzman Community Preservation Officer (818) 898-1230 RGuzman@sfcity.org
Roberto Alvarez Community Preservation Officer (818) 898-1228 RAlvarez@sfcity.org
Fernando Miranda Community Preservation Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1229 FMiranda@sfcity.org
Jose Luis Raygoza Community Preservation Officer (p-t) (818) 898-1229 JRaygoza@sfcity.org
Andrew Taft Graffiti Abatement - City Maintenance Helper (p-t) (818) 898-7315 ATaft@sfcity.org

PLANNING DIVISION

NAME TITLE PHONE EMAIL
Federico "Fred" Ramirez Community Development Director (818) 898-7316 FRamirez@sfcity.org
Michelle DeSantiago Community Development Secretary (818) 898-1227 MDesantiago@sfcity.org
Humberto Quintana Associate Planner  (818) 837-1540 HQuintana@sfcity.org

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