Code Compliance



Our Mission:

"To protect public health while improving appearance and serving the community."

Our Vision:

¨ To establish high quality customer service

¨ To strengthen our methods of communication

¨ To improve public safety through proper Code Enforcement

¨ To develop a strong connection with the community

¨ To enhance the quality of life for our residents, tenants and businesses.


Code Compliance will achieve its vision through a three part system: Education, Assistance and Enforcement. Establishing high quality customer service is our number one (1) priority. By educating our residents on processes, methods and the code, assisting those in need and incorporating new methods and technologies to allow us to work faster and smarter, we will be able to provide a greater level of service than ever before.  We strive to enhance the quality of life in Tempe and provide solution oriented services to the community. We aim to build supportive partnerships throughout our community and develop a culture that is helpful, approachable, knowledgeable and of the highest integrity. Our purpose is to protect the community from physical, visual and economic deterioration.

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This Year's Most Common Code Violations:

  • Sec. 21-3.b.1
    • Filthy, littered, debris or trash-covered exterior areas, including exterior areas under any roof not enclosed by the walls, doors or windows of any building; including, but not limited to, areas that contain items such as cans, bottles, wood, metal, plastic, rags, boxes, paper, tires, auto parts; unused, inoperable, worn out or discarded appliances or other household items; lumber, scrap iron, tin and other metal not neatly piled, or anything whatsoever that is or may become a hazard to public health and safety, or that may harbor insect, rodent or vermin infestation.  This subsection shall not be deemed to include items kept in covered bins or metal receptacles approved by the county health officer or this code or any other ordinance of the city;
  • Sec. 21-3.b.8
    • Any  landscaping,  visible  from  public  property,  that  is  substantially  dead, damaged, or characterized by uncontrolled growth, or presents a deteriorated or slum-like appearance; uncultivated plants, weeds, tall grass, uncultivated shrubs or growth (whether growing or otherwise) higher than twelve (12) inches; or any dead trees, bushes, shrubs or portions thereof, including stumps; or any palm or similar type tree having dead or dry fronds descending downward from the base of the lowest living frond more than eight (8) feet or dry fronds longer than five (5) feet and closer than eight (8) feet to the ground;

For more information about the Code we enforce please visit "Open MIND".


Code Compliance Office  MAP

21 E. 6th St., Suite 208 
Tempe, AZ 85281

TDD: 480-350-8913 
Fax: 480-858-2070 

Monday - Friday  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday - Friday  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Sí usted desea interpretacion de esta noticia en Español, por favor llame y deje mensaje para Andres Lara-Reyes 480 350-8963 o Hector Heredia 480 858-5462 
Para problemas de audicion llame TDD: 480 350-8913