California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 829.5

(a) “Code enforcement officer” means any person who is not described in Chapter 4.5 (commencing with Section 830 ) and who is employed by any governmental subdivision, public or quasi-public corporation, public agency, public service corporation, any town, city, county, or municipal corporation, whether incorporated or chartered, who has enforcement authority for health, safety, and welfare requirements, whose duties include enforcement of any statute, rule, regulation, or standard, and who is authorized to issue citations, or file formal complaints.

(b) “Code enforcement officer” also includes any person who is employed by the Department of Housing and Community Development who has enforcement authority for health, safety, and welfare requirements pursuant to the Employee Housing Act (Part 1 (commencing with Section 17000 ) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code);  the State Housing Law (Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 17910 ) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code);  the Manufactured Housing Act of 1980 (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000 ) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code);  the Mobilehome Parks Act (Part 2.1 (commencing with Section 18200 ) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code);  and the Special Occupancy Parks Act (Part 2.3 (commencing with Section 18860 ) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code).


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