Municipal Code Enforcement

Duarte Municipal Code

The Duarte Municipal Code may be reviewed by accessing this link:

Business License Enforcement D.M.C. 5.04 Business licenses are required for all individuals or companies that operate in the City of Duarte. Business licenses may be purchased from the Finance Department. Business licenses are valid for one year from date of purchase unless otherwise indicated. Parking Enforcement D.M.C. 11.04 Vehicles that are unlawfully parked may be cited and or towed away at the owner’s expense. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and City officers are responsible for enforcing parking regulations.

Parking Enforcement D.M.C. 11.13.010

All-night street parking restricted. No person shall park any vehicle on any "restricted street" between the hours of three a.m. and six a.m. on any day. (Click here for restricted street info)

In order to better accommodate the public with their over night parking needs The City of Duarte now has a parking permit kiosk located at 1600 Huntington Drive, in front of City Hall. The Kiosk is accessible 24 hours a day/7 days a week or you can purchase an overnight parking permit via waytopark mobile app. Waytopark mobile app requires a Duarte Zone Number of 4100. For more information please visit

You are no longer required to leave a voice mail message with the Duarte Public Safety Office when you are in need of an overnight temporary parking permit, as permits are available to residents and guests 24 hours a day/7 days a week via the kiosk or mobile app.

Property Maintenance D.M.C. 9.32 All properties, both commercial and residential, are required to be maintained free of nuisances and blight. Homes and businesses that are well kept improve our community. The Public Safety Department is responsible for the enforcement of all applicable codes. If you have any questions or concerns contact the Code Compliance Division at (626) 357-7938.

Vendor Violations D.M.C. 5.16

All vendors are required to have the appropriate Solicitors or Peddlers permit as well as a Los Angeles County Health permit if applicable. Please report vendor violations to the Public Safety Department at (626) 357-7938 or Temple Sheriff’s Station at (626) 448-9861. Inoperative Vehicles on Private Property D.M.C. 9.45 All vehicles are required to be currently licensed and fully operable if they are parked within public view. Vehicles that don't run or have a certificate of non-operation must be parked in a fully enclosed building (garage). To report violations or if you have any questions please contact the Public Safety Department at (626) 357-7938. Zoning Enforcement D.M.C 19.38 Most residential properties within the City of Duarte are zoned R-1 (single family). Garages that are converted into living quarters or that are used for other than storage may be in violation. Certain businesses are required to operate in areas other than residential zones. These are some typical Zoning violations. If you have specific zoning questions contact the Community Development Department. For reporting possible zoning violations contact the Public Safety Department at (626) 357-7938. Animal Control D.M.C. 8.04 Animal Leash Laws Dogs are required to be leashed at all times when off the owner’s property, (except when being transported in a vehicle). Leashes may not exceed six feet in length and must be controlled by a competent individual. To report violations or if you have any questions contact the Public Safety Department at (626) 357-7938. Animals are impounded at the Los Angeles County, Baldwin Park Animal Shelter at 4275 N. Elton Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (626) 962-3577. Barking Nuisance D.M.C. 8.04.840 No animal may make any noise or cry that would disturb a person of normal sensitivity regardless of the time of day. If you have any problems or questions regarding a noisy animal please contact the Public Safety Department at (626) 357-7938.

Shopping Cart Ordinance D.M.C. 9.70.050-

Unauthorized removal or possession-Prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to remove or cause to be removed any cart from a business establishment or a parking facility without the prior written consent of the owner.

Persons found in possession of shopping carts or laundry carts outside the premises of the owner or caught removing a shopping cart from the business’s parking lot may be subject to citation.

For more information, or to report abandoned shopping carts, call Duarte Public Safety at (626) 357-7938.