Code Compliance

Code compliance officers enforce regulations set for the community by City Council, including nuisance, sign, construction and land use codes.  Download a copy of our code compliance brochure.

Possible Code Violations

Code compliance officers respond to your concerns about:

  • Construction Codes:

    Construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and clearing & grading work without permits; abandoned and dangerous buildings. 
  • Duplexes/Boarding Houses:

    Single-family residences used as illegal duplexes or for independent room rentals. See Single Family Dwelling Units.
  • Fair Housing:

    Housing and reasonable accommodations denied based on discrimination, including but not limited to race, family status and financial assistance (Section 8 housing vouchers and certificates). 
  • Home Businesses:

    Businesses conducted in a residence without a Home Occupation permit (exemptions are home businesses without outside employees and no exterior indications of business being conducted). 
  • Junk Vehicles:

    Vehicles on private property that are inoperable (i.e., flat tire, extensive damage, missing major parts). See Storage of Inoperable Motor Vehicles. 
  • Land Use Violations:

    Violations of zoning and development regulations (i.e., business located in a non-permitted zone, intrusions into required setbacks, keeping of non-permitted animals on property). 
  • Litter on Private Property:

    Dumpsters overflowing with garbage; illegal dumping of garbage. 
  • Noise:

    Stationary noise from heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. Note: Construction-noise violations are enforced by the Bellevue Police Department. See Regulation of Construction-Site Noise.
  • Nuisances:

    Appliances, debris and junk on private property. Recreational Vehicles, Boats, Trailers:Violations of storage restrictions on residential property.
  • Signs:

    All signs must be approved by the Development Services Department. Temporary and A-board signs are permitted only in special circumstances for a limited period of time. Sign violations are subject to a mandatory monetary penalty.

Conflict Assistance can be a good alternative to conflicts with neighbors over code violations. 

Report a code violation online using our MyBellevue app:

Bellevue Customer Assistance

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450 110th Ave NEP.O. Box 90012Bellevue, WA 98009

Business Hours

8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays


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