Code Enforcement

The City of Artesia Code Enforcement Officer identifies and facilitates the abatement of physical conditions and characteristics of substandard and unsanitary residential buildings and dwelling units. The existence of such substandard buildings and dwelling units threatens the physical, social and economic stability of residential areas and neighborhoods and of the community as a whole.

The information provided on these pages are items most frequently requested by the public. It is not intended to be a complete compilation of all municipal code requirements.

Complaints (Weeds, trash, inoperable vehicles, etc.)

Complaints may be filed by calling the Code Enforcement office directly or emailing the Code Enforcement Officer.

Complaints may also be lodged using the complaint form. Addresses or specific locations (i.e., the northwest corner of an intersection or one lot east of a specific address) are required to file a complaint. You will also need a description of the alleged violation. Complainant information is kept strictly confidential and is not released outside of the Code Enforcement office.


  • Unsanitary Premises
  • Weeds
  • Scattering Trash
  • Inoperable Vehicles

Property Regulations

  • Property Maintenance
  • Vacant or Dangerous Buildings
  • House Numbering
  • Obstructing Movement
  • Landlord/Tenant Information
  • Condemnations
  • Foreclosures

Parking Regulations

Businesses & Licenses

  • Solicitors and Peddlers
  • Doing business without registration

Illegal Dumping

  • Reporting Illegal Dumping