Contact Information

Phone
530-758-RENT (7368)

Email
rentalresources@cityofdavis.org

Office Address
23 Russell Blvd Suite 2
Davis, CA 95616

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Emergency Information

Police
Emergencies: 911

Cell emergencies
530-758-3600

Cell emergencies on UCD campus
530-752-1230

Non-emergencies:
530-747-5400

Fire 
530-757-5684

UC Davis Fire Dept
530-752-1234

Resources

For a compilation of resource information and more information about neighbor relations, look online at Neighborhood Services

Code Compliance Hotline 
530-757-5646

Online Citizen Requests/Complaints
cityofdavis.org/crm

Affordable & Fair Housing
530-757-5623

Public Works
Water/Sewer 
530-757-5686

Garbage/Recycling
530-756-4646
recology.com/recology-davis

Billing 
530-757-5651

Parks & Recreation 
530-757-5626

Tipsy Taxi Safe Rides Program
530-752-6666

Safe Party Initiative
safeparty.ucdavis.edu

UC Davis Local Government Relations
530-752-9795

What Constitutes a Visual Blight

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The City of Davis Municipal Code (Chapter 23, Article 23.01, item 9) defines visual blight as:

Any unreasonable, non-permitted or unlawful condition or use of real property, premises or of building exteriors which by reason of its appearance as viewed from the public right-of-way, is detrimental to the property of others or to the value of property of others, offensive to the senses, or reduces the aesthetic appearance of the neighborhood. Visual blight includes, but is not limited to, the keeping, storing, depositing, scattering over or accumulation on the premises any of the following:

  1. Lumber, junk, trash, debris, scrap metal, rubbish, packing materials, building materials,

  2. Abandoned, discarded or unused objects or equipment such as furniture, stoves, appliances, refrigerators, freezers, cans or containers, automotive parts and equipment,

  3. Abandoned, wrecked, disabled, dismantled or inoperative vehicles or parts thereof except inoperative vehicles that are not abandoned and are in an active state of renovation or restoration. For purposes of this article, “active state of renovation or restoration” means that the vehicle is actively being restored or renovated in a manner intended to make the vehicle operational, and shall not include restoration or renovation that solely improves the interior or exterior appearance, but not the operation, of the vehicle. A vehicle shall only be permitted to be in an active state of renovation or restoration for a period that shall not exceed ninety days, whether consecutive or non-consecutive, out of any twelve-month period,
     
  4. Stagnant water or excavations,

  5. Any personal property, object, device, decoration, design, fence, structure, clothesline, landscaping or vegetation which is unsightly by reason of its condition or its inappropriate location,

  6. Vehicles parked on any surface other than an “improved surface” or “driveway,” as those terms are defined in Chapter 40 of this Code;