In July 2002, the Orange County Board of Supervisors adopted a Property Maintenance Ordinance to complement the County’s ongoing community revitalization efforts and enhance the quality of life in its unincorporated areas. The purpose of the ordinance is to identify property maintenance standards, declare any property that is not maintained or is in such a condition as to be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public to be a nuisance. The ordinance also establishes procedures for the prosecution and abatement of the nuisance condition. Examples of such nuisance conditions include structures with graffiti or broken windows and the presence of rubbish in view from public roads and right-of-ways. The County’s code enforcement office is responsible for responding to complaints alleging violations of the Property Maintenance Ordinance. Complaints can be filed anonymously on the County’s toll free-code enforcement hotline at (866) 552-8120 or via the County’s Neighborhood Preservation website.
You can review the current County of Orange Property Maintenance Ordinances here.
Parking of Boats and RV’s and Other Items on Streets
Here’s a summary of the County codes regarding parking on streets:
- 72 hour law – No vehicle may be parked on a County street for more than 72 hours at a time. This code section is enforced by the OCSD and violations can be reported by calling 714-647-7000
- Unattached trailers, boats, or non-motorized vehicles, regardless of length or width, may not be parked on the street, except to load or unload, and then only for 2 hours. This code section is enforced by the OCSD and violations can be reported by calling 714-647-7000
- 25 foot law* – No motor vehicle longer than 25 feet may park on the street, except while loading and unloading. This code section is enforced by the OCSD and violations can be reported by calling 714-647-7000
- Portable Basketball hoops, skateboard ramps and other portable sports devices are not to be placed on county roads (Rossmoor streets) without permit from OC Road Department. These items are subject to tickets by OC Code Enforcement and confiscation for repeated failure to remove.
* Note that motorized vehicles with trailers or boats attached often exceed 25 feet in length. Besides being illegal, these situations often present a potential hazard since they may block a view of the street, particularly when nearby residents are entering or exiting their driveways.