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Possible Code Violations

If you know of a possible code violation in Bellevue, contact the Development Services Department at 425-452-4570. You can also file an online code compliance complaint.

Code Compliance officers respond to your concerns about:

  • Litter on Private Property: Dumpsters overflowing with garbage; illegal dumping of garbage.
  • Construction Codes: Construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and clearing and grading work without permits; abandoned and dangerous buildings.
  • Duplexes/Boarding Houses: Single-family residences used as illegal duplexes or for independent room rentals.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Noise: Stationary noise from heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. Note: Construction noise violations are enforced by the Bellevue Police Department.
  • 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.

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

Contact Information

Code Compliance
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-4570
E-mail: Codecompliance@bellevuewa.gov
Business Hours: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


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