Which Department handles various issues?
The Planning Division - Issues related to land
use, abandoned cars, and the Zoning Ordinance.
The Building Division - Issues related to
construction and building codes.
The Environmental Health Division - Issues
related to water, sewer, and health.
The Agriculture Department - Issues related to
air quality, such as illegal burning, and animal
Can I call in a complaint?
In order to ensure that we have all the required
information, we ask that you submit a signed
complaint. Please call (530) 841-2100 to obtain
a complaint form
or download it here
. If there is an emergency
situation, please call to discuss the specifics
with County staff.
What if I don’t want anyone to find out
Per Government Code Sec. 6254(f) “Records of
complaint are not public record are not public
until or unless made a part of another record
which is public record.” In other words, unless
a case goes to court, the identity of the
complainant will try to be protected to the
greatest extent possible. Once a case goes to
court all related documents are a matter of
What happens if someone complains about
County staff will make a site visit to
determine if any violation of the Siskiyou
County Code exists. The property owner and/or
tenant will be contacted and a letter explaining
the problem and how to correct the situation
will be sent.
The County will make every effort to work with
the violator as long as progress toward abating
the violation is occurring. If efforts at
resolution are ignored Notices of Violation will
be sent followed by an infraction citation into
Superior Court. Fines for a first violation are
$100 per count plus an enforcement fee of $300
per count. A second conviction within a twelve
month period carries a fine of $300 plus an
enforcement fee of $300 per count. A third
conviction can be charged and punished as a
misdemeanor with a fine of $600 and/or six
months in jail.