The Development Services Department is comprised of Community Development and Engineering functions, and is responsible for all Planning, Economic Development, Housing, Code Enforcement, Building and Safety, Engineering, and Public Works services for the City.
The Department’s mission is to protect and enhance the community’s quality of life by ensuring implementation of the City Council’s adopted goals, policies and strategies for sustainable economic development and enhancement.
The Building & Safety Division is an essential component of the planning process to ensure safe, accessible, and sustainable structures in the City of Yucaipa. Prior to the issuance of building permits, the Building & Safety Division performs plan check and inspection services to advance public safety in the built environment and to ensure compliance with all California Building Codes. The responsibilities of the Division also include providing the general public with basic construction information, calculating fees, and issuing building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and demolition permits.
The Engineering Department is responsible for all aspects of the City’s engineering, design, and construction operations and provides a wide range of services for nearly any aspect of private land development activities. The Engineering Department is responsible for the construction of all improvements occurring in public rights-of-way or easements and develops and administers the Capital Improvement Program and the Annual Pavement Rehabilitation and Maintenance Projects. Staff reviews and provides input for all private development projects and checks all maps and improvement plans for conformance with the Development Code and applicable regulations. Staff also issues all encroachment permits and inspects all construction within the public rights-of-way.
City codes and ordinances have been created to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for residents of Yucaipa. The Code Enforcement Division provides education of applicable codes, works with residents and business owners to achieve code compliance, and seeks to correct violations of the Municipal Code as it applies to the public’s health, safety and general welfare. City Code Enforcement Officers investigate reports of most code violations and ensure that the required standards are met. Code Enforcement also conducts commercial poultry ranch inspections to ensure that potential nuisances are minimized for the surrounding residents.
A property should be registered within ten (10) days of a building becoming vacant or being deemed vacant. This also applies to all existing vacant buildings.
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The Public Works Department is responsible for all aspects of the City’s public works operations and provides a wide range of services. The Public Works Department consists of two divisions: Parks and Facilities Maintenance and Street Maintenance.
The Parks and Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining 160 acres of developed park land and daily maintenance of all City facilities. This division is also responsible for the City’s motor pool operations, maintenance and upkeep of the municipal swimming pool, and ball field preparation. Yucaipa Parks and Facilities Tour
The Street Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance of all street and drainage facilities located within public rights-of-way. The Division is funded by gas tax receipts, solid waste franchise fees, and a portion of Measure I revenues.