The purpose of the housing program is to ensure safe housing such as rental units in regulated areas of the County. To accomplish this the Food and Housing Division enforces state laws pertaining to sanitation, maintenance, ventilation, and occupancy.
This program does not serve the following cities: Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside, or San Diego.
To report a housing complaint
Phone: (858) 505-6903
Fax: (858) 505-6998
Department of Environmental Health,
Food & Housing Division
Attn: Duty Desk
P.O. Box 129261
San Diego, CA 92112-9261
The California Department of Consumer Affairs has published a handbook called "California Tenants: a guide to residential tenants' and landlords' rights and responsibilities" that is available on their website.
California Department of Health Services