FAQs Code Enforcement

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  • Animals

    • Are animal licenses required for household pets?

    • Is it a code violation to have a rooster as a pet in a residential area?

    • Is there a maximum number of dogs and cats allowed on a premises?

    • Is there a “leash law” in Cupertino?

  • Graffiti

    • Who is responsible for graffiti removal on private property?

    • Who is responsible for removing graffiti from public property?

  • Noise

    • What are the times that the use of home maintenance equipment such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, chain saws, etc. can be used?

    • Are there specific days and times that construction can occur?

    • Is there an ordinance that regulates barking dogs?

  • Off Site Parking (Public Right-of-Way)

    • May a person use a vehicle for sleeping or living quarters while it is parked on the street?

    • Is there a maximum weight limit and/or length limit for vehicles parked on the street?

    • Is there a limit to how long a person may park a vehicle on the street without moving it?

  • On Site Parking

    • Is there a regulation concerning parking recreational vehicles, such as motor homes, on a residential parcel?

    • Is there a maximum weight and/or length limit for vehicles parked on a residential parcel?

    • Is there a limit to the number of days a guest can use a recreational vehicle (RV) for sleeping quarters, while the vehicle is parked on a residential parcel?

    • Are inoperative vehicles allowed to be parked in the driveways or front yards of residences?

    • Is there a limit to the number of vehicles that can be parked on a residential parcel?

    • Is it lawful to park a vehicle on the front lawn of a residence?

  • Permits Code Enforcement

    • Who regulates massage establishments in Cupertino?

    • Is a permit necessary to distribute advertising flyers?

    • Do door-to-door solicitors need a permit from the City?

  • Property Maintenance

    • Are there specific types of trees that are protected from removal?

    • Who is responsible for the control and eradication of vermin (rodents)?

    • Is it a code violation to have a home business?

    • Who is responsible for cutting back shrubs and foliage that is obstructing the sidewalk?

    • Is there a weed abatement program in Cupertino?

    • Is there a code that regulates the storage of old appliances and scrap debris that is stored in the front yard of a residence?

  • Signs

    • Are businesses required to obtain a sign permit to display banners and other temporary signs?

    • Are real estate open house signs permitted in Cupertino?

    • Is it lawful to post garage sale or other temporary type signs on utility poles and street signposts?