Q. How many yard sales may I have in a year?
A. Each Perris address is allowed 2 yard sales per calendar year. A yard sale may occur for 1 to 3 consecutive days.
Q. How do I obtain a yard sale permit in Perris?
A. Applications can be obtained at City Hall located at 101 North “D” Street, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. The cost for a permit is $7.50 and can be paid by Cash, Debit, Visa or Master Card.
The applicant will need to bring a valid Identification card with current Perris address. If the Identification card does not have the current Perris address, a second piece of information will need to be provided that indicates Perris residency such as a utility bill or mortgage statement.
Q. How can I report an illegal yard sale?
A Any one can report an illegal yard sale to the Code Enforcement Department at (951) 956-2117, located at 135 North “D” Street, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. A Yard Sale is considered to be illegal if one of the following conditions exist:
- The resident did not obtain a permit for the yard sale.
- The yard sale occurs more than 3 consecutive days.
- The resident has more than 2 yard sales occur on their premises.
- The resident is selling prohibited items (food, non rummage).
Q. Does the Community Preservation Division enforce violations that are within the public right of way?
A. No, the Community Preservation Division enforces violations that are within private property. The Public Works Code Enforcement handles violations within the public right of way such as abandoned vehicles, street sweeping, etc… for more information please call Public Works Code Enforcement at (951) 657-3280.
Q. How many Clean-Up Days are there in a calendar year?
A. Two times are year. One in fall and one in spring. Prior to event, flyers with date, time and location will be mail out to all residents.
Q. What is the process after I file a Concern?
A. Once you file a concern, here's what happens:
- After receiving a concern of a possible code violation, a case is created and directed to a Code Compliance Officer for inspection.
- Within four (4) business days, the assigned Code Compliance Officer inspects and/or investigates the concern to see if an ordinance or regulation is being violated. If the concern involves another city department, it is referred to them for investigation. If no violation is found, the case is closed.
- If a violation is confirmed, a 1st Notice of Violation is served or mailed to the responsible person(s) giving a specific time frame for compliance
- After that period for compliance has expired, a re-inspection is conducted. If the violation(s) are/is corrected, the case is closed. If the violation(s) are/is not corrected, further enforcement action is taken such as 2nd Notice, and Final Notice, which may include the issuance of a written citation. Administrative Citation fines can range from $100 to $500 per violation. Continued violations can result in multiple citations and/or be subject to Notice of Pendency Lien.