Q. Can I submit a complaint about a property that may be growing marijuana in violation of this Ordinance?
Per Section 34A-5, in order to submit a complaint, the person who wants to complain must reside within 1,500 ft of the property line of the parcel they wish to complain about. There are some other exceptions to this for school administrators, church pastors, public park administrators, business owners and landlords when a complaint relates to a facility under their control.
Q. If I complain, is my name kept confidential?
- Under the County's Ordinance, information regarding a person making a complaint will be kept confidential and only disclosed to the hearing officer if the matter proceeds to a hearing authorized under the Ordinance. All other information for the compliance program will be subject to the rules and requirements of the California Public Records Act (California Government Code Section 6250 et seq.), and
- While the County will abide by the confidentiality provisions of Ordinance 4051, the County cannot guarantee that information will remain confidential if disclosure is compelled in any subsequent or associated legal action, pursuant to a valid applicable State or Federal law, or pursuant to a valid court order.
Q. How do I submit a complaint?
Download the Fillable PDF Marijuana Complaint Form (Form # DCE-2), complete the information, sign it and submit it (via mail or in person). We are required to have your original signature on the complaint form in order to open a case.