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Nuisance Abatement Agencies

Index Listing

Abandoned

Excavations

Junk Cars/Autos/Vehicles (in county only)

Refrigerator

525-6552 - Public Works

525-6700 - DER

525-6552 - Public Works

Accumulation

Trash or garbage on residential property

525-6700 - DER

Activities

In floodplain, proposed grading info about

525-6330 - Public Works

Adoption

Of pets, info about, etc.

558-7387 - Animal Services

Advertising Signs

Complaints about, exp. As hazard to walkways, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Agriculture/Agricultural

Ag.. questions

Burn permits, info on where to obtain, etc.

Smoke, in the air from Ag. Burning only

Mobile source - burning/smoking car

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

557-6442 - Air Pollution

1-800-281-7003

1-800-559-9247

Animal(s)

Ag.

Complaints about bees/pigs/pygmy ponies on residential/other

Property not zoned for same

Cruelty to (not in Turlock Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson city limits)

Dead (not in Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson city limits)

Found/Lost

Injured cat/dog/pet/other animal (not in Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson city limits)

Vicious, any kind of animal (not in Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson city limits)

Filthy yard from their manure ONLY

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-6700 - DER

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

525-6700 - DER

Asbestos

ANY inquiries about

525-6700 - DER

Auto Repair

Business operating illegally, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Auto/Bus/Truck/Other Vehicle, Machinery Exhaust

Complaints about

557-6400 - Air Pollution


Backed up

Sewer, complaints only about

Inquiries about

If in Salida

If in city limits

Storm drains, complaints about flooding caused by

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads

545-4987 - Salida Sant. Dist.

Refer to city Public works

525-6552 - Public Works

Bait Sales

Info about where to purchase for rats/mice ONLY

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Barking Dogs

Complaints about

558-7387 - Animal Services

Barnyard Animals

Complaints re: illegally in residential area

525-6700 - DER

Barrels/Drums

Leaking hazardous materials, etc.

525-6700- DER

Bees

Killed by pesticide

Swarming, possible danger to others

Report to hive owner

525-4730- Ag. Dept.

Bingo Complaints

In county

525-6700 - DER

Bites

By/from cat/dog/other animals

558-7387 - Animal Services

Boats/Trailers

Illegally parked on residential street

545-7440 - CHP

Police Dept. - in city limits

Sheriff - in county

Broken Glass

In roadway, from accident

545-7440 - CHP

Police Dept. - in city limits

Sheriff - in county

Building

Without a permit, Reporting possible violators

Plans, wish to look at old ones

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Burn Permits

Agricultural

Residential

557-6442 - Air Pollution

Call local Fire District

Business

Info, questions re: use of hazardous materials/products

525-6700 - DER

Business License(s)

For County

In City Limits

Does a specific business have a valid License?

General info regarding

Reports business operating without one

Does a specific business need one to operate?

525-6330 - Planning Dept.

577-5389 - City License Dept.

525-6388 - Bus. Lic. Dept.

525-6330 - Planning Dept.

525-6700 - DER

525-6330 - Planning Dept.

Business

Products/Performance, reported unsatisfactory

1-916-445-1254 - Consumer Affairs


Cars/Autos/Vehicles

Abandoned

525-7589 - AVA

Cat (Dog/Other pet animals)

Bite, from cat/dog/pet/animal

Dead, cat/dog/et/animal

Injured, cat/dog/pet/animal

Loose, reported as nuisance

Odor from cat/dog/pets/animals

Not in the city limits of Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

Caved in road

Over drain pipe/culvert, etc.

525-4130 - Roads

Chemical Emergency

All kinds

Emergency

525-6700 - DER

911

Chicken/Horses/Pigs/

Bees

Kept in residential yard

525-6700 - DER

Chip-Seal Complaints

Road, resurfacing project, complaints

525-4130 - Roads

Clinics

Rabies, questions, info request

558-7387 - Animal Services

Commercial Bldgs.

Dangerous

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Commercial Vehicle

Illegally parked on residential street

545-7440 - CHP

Complaints, bingo

About possible cheating

525-6300 - Bus. Lic. Dept.

Connection permits

Water connection permits, info or questions

525-6700 - DER

Construction

Buildings, illegal occupancy by transient

Without a permit

Complaints about

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Consumer Fraud

Complaints Against businesses

Complaints Against or checking on a contractor's License

1-800-952-5210 - Consumer Affairs

1-800-321-2752 - State Contractors License Board

Cracked/Raised Sidewalks

Subdivision OVER 1 yr. old ONLY

Subdivision UNDER 1 yr. old ONLY

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads

Creeks/Ditches

Debris in, needs removal

Flooded

525-6552 - Public Works

911

Cruelty to animals

Complaints about

558-7387 - Animal Services

Culvert(s)

Plugged, during storm if hazard ONLY

Plugged, NOT during storm AND NO hazard ONLY

525-6552 - Public Works

525-6552 - Public Works


Dead

Cat/dog/pet/animal, on private property ONLY

On Public property, no hazard ONLY

Reported by its owner

In road, creating a hazard

Skunk in road

Not in city limits of Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson

County Trapper

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

838-0557 - Steve Gallentine

Debris

In road from accident or dumped refuse, hazard

On the shoulder

On private property

545-7440 - CHP

525-4130 - Roads

citizens responsibility

Digging

Underground alert for pipes/cables/etc.

Local utility company

Disposal

Household hazardous materials, info about schedule, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Ditches/creeks

Flooded

Emergency

Non-emergency

911

525-4130 - Roads

Dog(s)

Barking excessively

Bite from

Dead in road

Hazard

Non-hazard

Dead, reported by owner who wants picked up

In livestock, harassing farm animals

Licenses, info about

Stray, confined

Vicious, also other domestic animals

Not in the city limits of Turlock, Oakdale, Hughson or Modesto

558-7387 - Animal Services

911

911

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

Downed

Trees/signs/etc. on Public roadway or property

525-4130 - Roads

Drainage

Holes in road, covered by road projects

From neighbor's yard running to mine

525-4130 - Roads

525-6550 - Public Works

Drain-pipe/culvert

Caved in, especially across a road

525-4130 - Roads

Drums/Barrels

With materials, bulging, possible emergency

525-6700 - DER

Dumping

Illegal, on non-residential property ONLY

Illegal, on roadside/in ditch

Possible emergency

Leaking of unknown, possible hazardous materials

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

Dumpsters

Bad odor from residential refuse can

Overflowing on commercial or unimproved property

Unsanitary conditions @ food facilities

At an apartment complex/overflowing

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Dust

In the air, blowing from ANY source, all complaints

Indoors

557-6400 - Air Pollution

525-6700 - DER


Emergency

Chemical, ANY

Fire, medical, Police

Other, general

911

911

look up by type of emergency

Excavations

From mandatory refuse service requested

Abandoned deep pit/hole, unimproved property

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

Exemption(s)

From mandatory refuse service requested

From placing refuse can @ curbside

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Exhaust

Odors from any gas/diesel powered source

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Exhaust/Smoking Cars

All calls

363-7664 - ?

557-6400 - Air Pollution


Failure

To use garbage service

525-6700 - DER

Farm Animals/Livestock

Loose

Not in city limits of Turlock, Oakdale, Modesto or Hughson

558-7387 - Animal Services

Federal Information Center

1-800-688-9889

Fees

Complaints about Hazardous Materials fees

525-6700 - DER

875-8555 - ?

Fence

As obstruction if over 6' tall ONLY

6' front of property (blocking view for traffic or neighbors from driveway

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Fiberglass

Manufacturing, complaints about odor fumes

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Filthy yard

From animal/pet manure ONLY

525-6700 - DER

Firewood

Cord measure inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Flies

Breeding in yard, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Flood(ed)(ing)

Flood control tax assessment, questions or protests

Yard, caused by neighbor digging

In streets

Into or up to structure

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads

Flood plain

Questions about grading, other proposed activities within

525-6550 - Public Works

Fluid/Oil

Spills on roadway, Public property

525-6700 - DER

Food Facilities

Unsanitary conditions/smelly dumpsters, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Found/Lost Animals

Cat/dog/pet/other animals

558-7387 - Animal Services

Freon

Any complaints about

1-800-296-1996 - FED EPA

Frog

Problems

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Fugitive Dust

Complaints about dust in air from ANY source

557-6400 - Air Pollution


Garbage

Complaints about, questions, service, failure to use (also see refuse or trash)

525-6700 - DER

GAS/Gasoline

Pumps, inaccurate

Leak, gas or other unknown fluid

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-6700 - DER

Glass

Broken in road, especially from accident as hazard (except freeways or highways)

525-4130- Roads

Grading

Proposed in floodplain or other activities in same

525-6550 - Public Works

Graffiti

On Public property ONLY

525-4578 - Juvenile Hall

Grocery Store

Price scanner not accurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Gutters/Sidewalks

Complaints about

525-4130 - Roads


Hazardous Materials

Product info inquiry from business

Disposal, household hazardous materials

Illegal business practice involving

Hazardous materials fee complaints

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Horses

Chickens, pigs, other farm animals in residential yard

525-6700 - DER

Hotel/Motel

Complaints about conditions at, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Household

Hazardous material disposal

525-6700 - DER

Housing Complaints

Eminent dangerous building

Emergency housing & commercial complaints, not heat, surfacing sewage, gas leaks, no hot water, renter complaints about general housing condition/owner not making repairs

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6700 - DER


Illegal

Zoning

Auto repair business

Business practice, involving hazardous

Business, excluding auto repair

Dumping, non-residential ONLY

Occupancy of buildings under construction

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Illness

Caused by lead poisoning from pipes/paint, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Improper Lane Closures

From road construction projects

525-4130 - Roads

Injured

Cat/dog/pet/animal

Wildlife/birds

558-7387 - Animal Services

883-9414 - Stan Co Wildlife Center

Insects

Vectors, rodents on residential property ONLY

525-6700 - DER


Junk

Auto/car/vehicle abandoned

525-7588 - AVA

Junk/Rubbish/Trash

Large accumulation, residential property ONLY

525-6700 - DER

Junk/Debris

In creek or ditch

525-6700 - DER


No Agencies Found

Lane Closures

Improper from road construction projects (depends where road is located)

525-6550 - Public Works

Lead Illness

From lead paint/pipes, etc.

525-6700 - DER

Leaf Blower

Noise

No Ordinance

Leaking/Dumping

Unknown possible hazardous materials

525-6700 - DER

Legal to questions

Questions re: legality issues relevant to zoning

Low Income Legal Aid

525-6330 - Planning

571-5727 - CRLA

Levee Overtopping

Leaking, flooding

911

Licenses

Cats/dog questions, info

558-7387 - Animal Services

Lifeline Sewer Rebate

For qualifying Sr. Citizens ONLY

Appropriate city or sewer district

Livestock

Dogs in/harassing

Loose farm animals

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

Loose dogs

Roaming, unconfined

558-7387 - Animal Services

Lost/Found Pets

Cat/dog/domestic animal

558-7387 - Animal Services

Low water pressure

Complaints

Call local water department


Manure

From animals, causing filthy yards

525-6700 - DER

Meat Scales

Inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Meter (Taxi/other)

Inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Mice/Rats

Baits sales

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Mobile Home Parks

Complaints about, in county

In city limits

525-6700 - DER

(916) 255-2501 - State

Mobile Homes

Occupied residential property/streets

525-6700 - DER

Mold

In home if tenant

If wanting it tested, owner/tenant

525-6700 - DER

551-2000 - Haz Mgmt Svc

Mosquitos

Problems

685-1022 - Vector Control

634-1204 - Turlock Abatement

522-4096 - Eastside Abatement

Motels/Hotels

Complaints about…

Construction of

Condition of

Location of

Service

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6700 - DER

525-6330 - Planning

1-800-952-5210 - Consumer Affairs


Neighbor(s)

Digging, causing my yard to flood

In city limits

Yard draining into mine

Wasting/overusing water

In city limits

525-6550 - Bldg. Dept.

City Public Works Dept.

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

City Water Dept.

Neighborhood Cleanup Program

Complaints about (in county)

In city limits

525-6330 - Public Works

call City Public Works

Non-compliance

On conditions of approval for zoning permits (in county)

525-6700 - DER

Noise complaints

In county

In city limits

525-6700 - DER

call City Planning


Odor

From cat/dog/pet/other domestic animal, NOT manure

Exhaust of gas/diesel powered vehicles

Paint fumes, auto painting w/o booth

Pesticides, fumes from spray

Solvent, fiberglass manufacture/other industrial source

525-6700 - DER

557-6400 - Air Pollution

557-6400 - Air Pollution

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Oil/Fluid

Spilled/dumped on road/Public property in county limits

On private property

525-4130 - Roads

525-6700 - DER

Overflowing

Dumpsters on commercial/unimproved property

Dumpsters at food facilities

Dumpsters on residential property ONLY

Portable toilets

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

875-8555 - ?

525-6700 - DER

Overtopping/Leaking Levee

Flooding

525-6550 - Public Works


Paint

Odor from auto painting/no booth

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Peacocks

Injured only

383-7922 - ?

People

Living in vehicles on street

525-7004 - Sheriff

Permit(s)

Building/construction without one

Burn, Agricultural ONLY

Burn, residential ONLY

Non-compliance with zoning conditions

Pesticides, use of

Plans, building - to view old ones

Sewer connections, questions/info

Water connections, questions/info

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

557-6400 - Air Pollution

525-6700 - DER

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Local Public Works Dept.

Local Public Works Dept.

Pesticide(s)

Odor complaints

Illness from

Killing/killed bees, vegetation

Permits to use/spray

Property loss from

557-6400 - Air Pollution

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Pet Adoptions

Info about

558-7387 - Animal Services

Plans/Permits

Need to see old Bldg. plans/permits

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Plugged Culverts

During storm, as hazard ONLY

NOT during storm, no hazard ONLY

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads

Portable Toilets

Overflowing, smelly

525-6700 - DER

Possums/Other WILD animals ONLY

Questions/info

558-7387 - Animal Services

Potholes

County road/street (not freeways)

525-4130 - Roads

Pressure

Water-low

Local water district

Price Extensions

Grocery/other store price scanner inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Private Swimming Pools

Stagnant water

525-6700 - DER

Projects, New Subdivision

Complaints, sidewalks, streets, etc. in county limits

In city limits

525-4130 - Roads

City Public Works

Property Loss

From pesticide (bees, vegetation killed, etc.)

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Public Swimming Pools

Any complaints about

525-6700 - DER

Pumps

Gas stations, not accurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Pygmy Ponies/Potbelly Pigs

On residential zoned property

525-6700 - DER


No Agencies Found

Rabies Clinic

Questions/info

558-7387 - Animal Services

Raccoons/other WILD animals ONLY

Questions/info

558-7387 - Animal Services

Raised/Cracked sidewalks

In county

In city limits

525-4130 - Roads

city Public Works

Rats/Mice

Bait sales

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Rattlesnakes/Dangerous Vicious Animals

Questions/info

558-7387 - Animal Services

Recycling

In county, curbside, questions, complaints, billing, etc.

In city limits

525-6700 - DER

Local Solid Waste Division

Refrigerators

Abandoned

On vacant lot

In city limits

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6700 - DER

City Public Works

Refuse Exemptions

Request exempt from mandatory svc

Request exempt from placing at curb

Complaints, questions

Protest ordinance/billing

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Local garbage company

Residential Property

Illegal dumping on

525-6700 - DER

Road

Caved in, over drain pipe/culvert/etc.

Closure (private citizen wanting to)

Improper/dangerous lane closures, road projects

Projects, problems/complaints about projects, covered drainage holes

Resurfacing work (chip-seal), complaints about

Sandbags

525-4130 - Roads

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads

Roadside

Dumping in drainage ditches

Illegal dumping

525-6550 - Public Works

525-7050 - Trash Patrol

Road Signs

Blocked by trees (in county)

In city

Placement of or downed (in county)

In city

525-4130 - Roads

City Public Works

525-4130 - Roads

City Public Works

Rodents/Vectors/Insect

Residential property ONLY

Vacant/commercial property ONLY

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Rubbish/Trash/Junk

Complaints about in residential area

525-6700 - DER


Sandblasting

Dust from

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Scales (all kinds)

In accurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Scanners (price)

Grocery businesses, inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Schools

Private/non-Public

525-4900 - Office of Education

Septic Tanks

Questions/info

525-6700 - DER

Sewer

Backed up

Bills, questions about, complaints

Rebates, "Sr. Citizens' Lifeline"

Taps/Connection permits, questions/info

City Public Works

City Public Works

City Public Works

525-6557 - Public Works

Sidewalks

Cracked/raised, new

In city limits

In county

Cracked/raised, old

In city limits

In county

General complaints about subdivisions in county

City Public Works

525-6550 - Public Works

City Public Works

525-4130 - Public Works

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Signs

Advertising, questions about:

Hazard in walkways

Street signs, blocked by trees/bushes

525-6700 - DER

525-4130 - Roads

Skunks

Behaving strangely during daylight

Damage from/or nesting under house

Dead in road

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

558-7387 - Animal Services

Smelly Dumpsters

See "Dumpsters"

525-6700 - DER

Smoke Bombs

To purchase for gopher abatement

Any store

Smoke in the air

From Agricultural sources ONLY

From burning at private, residence, industrial, commercial or non-Agricultural source

557-6400 - Air Pollution

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Smoking Ordinance

To report violators

558-6053 - Health Svc Agency

Smoking Cars

All

557-6400 - Air Pollution

Snakes

Rattlesnakes or dangerous/vicious animals

558-7387 - Animal Services

Storm Drain(s)

Backed up, causing flooding

In county

In city limits

525-4130 - Roads

City Public Works

Stray Cat/Dog/Domestic Animal(s)

Questions

558-7387 - Animal Services

Structure/Building

Water flooding up to or into

Building inspection

525-4130 - Roads

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

Subdivision Project (New)

Complaints about sidewalks, lights, etc.

525-6550 - Public Works

Swarming Bees

Complaints about

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Swimming Pools

Private, unfenced

Private, stagnant

Public, any

525-6557 - Bldg. Dept.

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Street Light Out

In county

In city limits

525-4130 - Roads

City Public Works


Taps, Sewer

Questions, info

525-6700 - DER

Tax

Questions, info

525-6388 - Tax Collector Office

Taxi meters

Inaccurate

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Toilets, portable

Questions

525-6700 - DER

Trailers/Boats

Illegally parked on residential streets

525-7004 - Sheriff

545-7440 - CHP

Trash/Garbage

Unsanitary residential premises

525-6700 - DER

Trees

Downed, on Public property

Trimming

525-4130 - Roads

525-4130 - Roads


Unauthorized Releases

From underground tanks

525-6700 - DER

Underground Service Alert

Call before digging

?

Unfenced

Private swimming pool (in county)

In city

Public swimming pool

525-6700 - DER

City Public Works

525-6700 - DER

Unknown Substance

Dumped or leaking

911

Unsafe Housing Conditions

All kinds, tenant complaints

Not in city limits of Hughson, Newman and Patterson

525-6700 - DER

Unsanitary

Commercial or unimproved property

Food facility

Residential premises

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

525-6700 - DER

Underground Storage Tanks

Questions/info

525-6700 - DER


Vectors/Rodents

Residential property

Other than private property

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

525-6700 - DER

Vegetation/Bees

Killed by pesticides

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Vehicle(s)

Abandoned on private property or private streets (in county)

In city limits

Abandoned on Public streets

Abatement, Notice of Violation protest

Commercial truck, illegally parked on residential street

Leaking gas or other hazardous material

People living in

525-7588 - AVA

City AVA

City PD, Sheriff, CHP

City PD, Sheriff, CHP

City PD, Sheriff, CHP

Local Fire Dept.

525-6700 - DER

Vicious

Dog/cat/other animals

525-7387 - Animal Services


Weed Abatement

Fire prevention

Appropriate Fire Dept.

Water

Billing questions

Company, which is mine

Connection permits, questions/info

In county

In city limits

Drainage from neighbor's yard into mine (county)

In city limits

Overuse/waste

Pipe/water main, broken

Pressure low

Local water district

City in which they live

525-6557 - Public Works

Local water district

525-6700 - DER

City Public Works

Local Water District

Local Water District

Local Water District

Weights & Measures

Question/complaints pertaining to such devices

525-4730 - Ag. Dept.

Wildlife/Wild Animals

Property damaged from

883-9414 - Stan Co Wildlife


No Agencies Found

Yard

Dirty from animal/pet manure

Flooded by neighbor who was digging

525-7387 - Animal Services

525-6550 - Public Works


No Agencies Found

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