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Employment opportunities with the city are always posted on the city's website, on the job line at 916-727-4900, and on the CalOpps resource. In addition, the city tends to advertise in the Sacramento Bee and may utilize other sources to target applicants in various fields.
Citrus Heights provides a competitive package of benefits for our employees.
Yes. If you are doing work in Citrus Heights, you must obtain a general business license. If you do not have a valid contractor's license issued by the state, you must also obtain a special business license.
Visit the Business Licenses page.
Situations that pose a serious risk to health and safety are given top priority; others are pursued in the order in which they are received. For all types of code complaints, the first step is personal contact by a Code Enforcement Officer to ascertain if a code violation exists, and to request remediation. If the individual responsible for the situation is not available, or is unwilling to correct the code violation in a timely manner, a notice of violation or a citation may be issued. The individual has ignored previous notices / citations. In many cases the individual responsible for the code violation is given the opportunity to voluntarily correct the situation and comply with current codes without a penalty. If the correction is not made in reasonable time the individual may be subject to fines and other penalties.
In cases where compliance is not gained, an official Notice to Abate letter is sent via certified mail to the property owner, warning of monetary penalties in the form of both fees and administrative citations. These fees and fines are issued if the violations are not corrected by the official re-inspection date specified on the notice.
If you have filed a complaint and do not see any changes, please keep in mind that this process allows the residents of Citrus Heights between 10 and 20 days to bring their property into compliance before monetary penalties are issued.
You are always welcomed to contact the Code Enforcement Unit at (916) 725-2845 to check the status of any service request.
Here is the link to the Rental Housing Inspection Program.
For additional questions you may call: (916) 727-5520 or email RHIP@citrusheigths.net
Among several reasons:
The city of Citrus Heights has been a proud partner with the Sacramento Area Creeks Council since 2003. For more information visit http://saccreeks.org/ or www.creekweek.net
Volunteers can register by calling Sunrise Parks and Recreation District at 916-725-1015 or online at www.creekweek.net
The Sunrise MarketPlace is a business improvement district composed of 70 property owners and more than 500 businesses located in a 10-block area around Sunrise Boulevard and Greenback Lane. Information for the Sunrise MarketPlace can be obtained by calling 916-536-9267.
The Citrus Heights Electric Greenway Trail Project is a 2.9 mile proposed multi-use trail that largely follows an existing Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) electric transmission corridor. The trail will span between the Arcade Creek Park Preserve to the west and Wachtel Way to the east.
This project will provide connections to several community parks, schools, shopping centers, and neighborhoods along the corridor. This effort is part of the city’s overall goal to increase walkability, safety and provide improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout a system of creekside trails, passive open space, and parks.
This project is a partnership between the City of Citrus Heights, Sunrise Recreation and Park District (SRPD), Orangevale Recreation and Park District (OVPD), San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD), Sacramento County, and SMUD.
As early as the 1970s, Sacramento County identified the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) corridor as a location for a pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trail. As property was subdivided along the SMUD corridor, pedestrian, bike, and equestrian easements were dedicated benefitting Sacramento County to allow for future trail installation. The City of Citrus Heights’ General Plan and Zoning Map identify this corridor as Open Space.
In 2014, the city approved the Creek Corridor Trail Project, a feasibility project that evaluated the potential for multi-use trails along the SMUD corridor and creek corridors. City Council directed staff to proceed with funding, design, environmental review and construction for the Priority 1 Trail Segments (including the Electric Greenway).
In 2015, the city adopted a Bikeway Master Plan and General Plan Update which included the Electric Greenway as a priority project. The area known as the Electric Greenway is identified in the Sacramento County Bikeway Master Plan providing connectivity to the east of Wachtel Way and thru Citrus Heights.
In 2016, the City adopted a Pedestrian Master Plan which identified the Electric Greenway as a priority project for the City.
In 2017, the City applied for and received grant funding from the state Active Transportation Program to build the Electric Greenway.
The project is currently in the preliminary analysis and environmental documentation phase. The city has hired a consultant team, led by GHD, to assist in this phase of the project. Tasks related to this phase of the project include the preliminary analysis, environmental impact review, as well as the draft and final environmental documentation.
Additional community engagement is also part of this phase of the project. Within the coming months, the city plans to host a virtual community workshop and another community open house.
Once the preliminary analysis and environmental documentation is complete, the project will move into the detailed design phase. Trail construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2021.
The Electric Greenway Trail Project is primarily funded through an Active Transportation Program (ATP) grant. Money received through this grant program can only be spent on projects that increase the number of people biking and walking, increase safety for non-motorized users and enhance public health. ATP funds cannot be used to repair or resurface vehicular roadways.
The Electric Greenway Trail Project will receive no direct General Funds. The project is funded primarily through grant funds, with an approximate 10-12% match coming from local transportation funds.
One goal of the Electric Greenway Trail Project is to avoid removing or impacting trees as much as possible. In cases where trees are removed for the project, the project will be responsible to mitigate the loss of protected trees.
Separate from the Electric Greenway Trail Project, the city will be working with SMUD to evaluate trees along the SMUD corridor which are unhealthy or impacted by utilities that should be removed to eliminate hazards or further utility conflicts.
Various security measures are currently being evaluated through the alternative development and evaluation process. Some of those security measures include lighting, open sight distances, fencing, landscaping (or purposeful lack thereof), and more. If you feel there are particular areas along this alignment that should have security measures installed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The trail will be designed to handle maintenance and emergency vehicles on the 10 foot wide paved section. The street entrances to the trail will have locked and removable bollards.
The Citrus Heights Police Department currently has a supplemental services contract with Sunrise Recreation and Park District. The contract enables Citrus Heights Police Department officers to work in all of the parks within the city limits. Once the trail is complete, officers will also patrol the trail in cars and on bicycles. These patrols will be in addition to the normal patrol checks and park checks that occur on a regular basis. Orangevale Recreation and Park District has a service contract with the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District’s Police Division which provides park and trail patrols.
Police will continue to provide exceptional police services to all areas along the trail alignment. If you see something, say something. Although not expected, if there is crime that occurs along the trail, the two police departments will utilize the data to effectively and efficiently deploy resources to locations that need it the most.
Lighting is an option, however exact locations of where the lights will be installed and the type of lighting has yet to be determined. As we anticipate some property owners will want lighting and others may not, we are currently seeking input on specific locations and areas where residents and property owners would like lighting to be installed. To provide your feedback on where lighting should be installed, please email email@example.com.
Lower profile solar powered LED lighting fixtures are being considered along several sections of the Electric Greenway Trail alignment. Park areas currently served by SMUD lighting are being evaluated for possible additional fixtures. Best lighting practices along trails are being considered in the trail lighting design standards.
In general, the homeless population prefers to be in areas that are hidden from public view. Currently, portions of the corridor for the Electric Greenway Trail Project are overgrown or otherwise not visible to the general public, which can result in homeless camps or other related activities. The construction of the Electric Greenway Trail Project will reduce overgrown vegetation and introduce legitimate trail users to the corridor which will discourage homeless activity along the corridor. In addition, by improving the trail the Citrus Heights Police Department, Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, and the Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District’s Police Division will have improved access to the corridor allowing regular patrols and improved ability to respond.
In 2013, Sunrise Recreation and Park District constructed the Arcade Creek Park Preserve including a 1/3 mile multi-use trail. The park was constructed on land that was formerly overgrown and heavily used by the homeless population. As part of the construction of the project, the overgrown areas were cleaned up and legitimate trail and park users introduced to the park. As a result, the homeless population moved away from the park and the park continues to be heavily used by families, trail users and children.
The Electric Greenway is a high priority project for the City of Citrus Heights, Sunrise Recreation and Park District, and Orangevale Recreation and Park District. The project is identified in the city’s long term planning documents as a priority project in the General Plan, Bikeway Master Plan, and Pedestrian Master Plan.
Each of the project partners’ legislative bodies will be required to approve the ultimate trail alignment, environmental review, and funding prior to construction.
Yes, a pedestrian activated traffic signal is planned at the trail crossing of Fair Oaks Boulevard.
In order to provide a safe crossing, a pedestrian activated traffic signal across Fair Oaks Boulevard is recommended. The signal will be activated and stop vehicles on Fair Oaks Blvd only when needed, minimizing delays and impacts to the operations along the Fair Oaks Boulevard arterial.
The trail will remain open till 10PM for those who are actively using the trail to travel to and from their homes. Actively using the trail is defined as walking, running, bicycling or other approved modes of transportation. Park hours will continue to remain from dawn to dusk.
An easement is a property interest that allows use of a portion of a property by someone other than the property owner. The majority of the Electric Greenway Trail Project’s alignment is located within existing public park lands and public right-of-way. However, portions of the trail are located within existing pedestrian and bikeway easements on private property.
The presence and location of easements can be found on the recorded subdivision maps and assessor’s parcel maps. Easements are also typically listed on title reports which are provided to property owners upon purchase of a property.
Properties are assessed based on many factors, including the presence of any easements. When an easement is located on private property, the land still belongs to the property owner but certain restrictions and requirements are applied to the easement area. These restrictions and requirements are taken into consideration when the property is assessed, whether the easement is in use or not. Because the Electric Greenway Trail Project is proposed within existing easements, there will be no change to assessed property values or taxes.
The various sections of the trail will be maintained by the public entities responsible for that portion of property. This includes the City of Citrus Heights, County of Sacramento, Sunrise Recreation and Park District and Orangevale Recreation and Park District. After the trail is built and during construction, individual private property owners would not be responsible for maintenance of the trail or areas within the existing easements.
The project will take into consideration the existing alignments of fence placement along the easements. It is the intent of the city and the Park Districts to construct the width of the trail only as wide as necessary to safely and adequately accommodate users, and consistent with standard practices. The final location of fences will be determined based on existing topography, trail alignment alternatives, existing tree/vegetation locations, and sight distance requirements to name a few.
The minimum lot size for animal keeping is 10,000 square feet. This is based on gross square footage of the lot. The trail easement would not be deducted for the purposes of calculating minimum lot size for animal keeping or any other use that requires a minimum lot size.
California Government Code § 831.4 (2017) provides for broad and absolute immunity to public entities for liability for injuries caused by a physical defect of a trail used for hiking, riding or access to recreational or scenic areas. The immunity applies to the public entity and the grantor of the easement. For the Electric Greenway Trail, the grantor of the easement is the private property owner. Thereof the landowner is protected if the conditions of 831.4 are satisfied:
CA Govt Code § 831.4 (2017) - A public entity, public employee, or a grantor of a public easement to a public entity for any of the following purposes, is not liable for an injury caused by a condition of:
(a) Any unpaved road which provides access to fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, riding, including animal and all types of vehicular riding, water sports, recreational or scenic areas and which is not a (1) city street or highway or (2) county, state or federal highway or (3) public street or highway of a joint highway district, boulevard district, bridge and highway district or similar district formed for the improvement or building of public streets or highways.
(b) Any trail used for the above purposes.
(c) Any paved trail, walkway, path, or sidewalk on an easement of way which has been granted to a public entity, which easement provides access to any unimproved property, so long as such public entity shall reasonably attempt to provide adequate warnings of the existence of any condition of the paved trail, walkway, path, or sidewalk which constitutes a hazard to health or safety. Warnings required by this subdivision shall only be required where pathways are paved, and such requirement shall not be construed to be a standard of care for any unpaved pathways or roads.
Per CA Government Code § 831.4 (2017), the Trail Immunity does provide broad form indemnification as it relates to recreational trails along public property and easements for public use. However, property owners may want to check with their insurance companies regarding this as everyone’s policy and carrier is different.
In general, fence maintenance will be the responsibility of the property owners as they are located on private property and are there to serve the residential property and not the open space, park or trail. However, because the proposed trail will be spanning multiple jurisdictions, parks and easements, the project will continue to evaluate this concern and we will provide further information.
In general, if new or relocated fencing is required as part of the project, the project will pay for the associated construction. Fencing height, type, materials and locations have yet to be determined. Once the fencing needs and locations have been determined, the height, type and material options will be explored and shared with the public at that time.
Some property owners have made use of the hiking, equestrian and bikeway easement for vehicular access to their rear yards, however the easement was not dedicated for this purpose. This access is also located within a 200 foot wide SMUD transmission line easement. The city is consulting with SMUD to understand their allowances and/or restrictions on uses and access within the transmission line easement. At this time, the project has not determined if backyard vehicular access will be allowed to continue once the trail is constructed. The project will evaluate each segment of the proposed trail where existing rear entry use is apparent and will make recommendations keeping public safety in mind and these FAQs will be updated as additional information becomes available.
The city has worked to improve walking and biking conditions throughout the city since incorporation. Recent outreach affiliated with the Creek Corridor Trail Project, Pedestrian Master Plan, and Bikeway Master Plan indicates that many people are interested in active transportation (walking, biking, etc.) but are concerned with the potential conflict with motor vehicles. The majority of respondents indicated they would be more willing to use active transportation if they were physically separated from vehicles. Further, residents responded they were more willing to walk if they had safe access to key destinations (such as parks, shopping/entertainment, and schools).
The Electric Greenway Trail Project provides an off-street route for residents to access key destinations throughout the city including the Sunrise MarketPlace, numerous parks, schools and other desirable locations
The police department is not aware of any safety issues that would be present along the trail that will connect between Villa Oak Drive and the Olivine Open Space. Although the distance between access points may be greater in this area than in other areas, it is not an enclosed area which would still allow for someone to summon help or escape, if needed.
The existing corridor following the proposed trail alignment is located between rear yard fences for some of the trail route. This area is typically a minimum of 25’ wide but varies along the route. In a few places (for example between Villa Oak Drive and Wachtel Way), fences have been constructed encroaching into and blocking the easement creating a dead end along this corridor. This existing dead end limits the capabilities of emergency responders to access the easement from only one direction.
The existing unimproved condition of the corridor (presence of overgrown vegetation, lack of legitimate trail users along this corridor, and the dead end) creates a potential opportunity for criminal activity to occur due to the limited visibility of this area.
As part of the Electric Greenway Trail Project, the existing corridor will be improved by:
Eliminating the existing dead ends along the corridor thereby improving access for emergency personnel for regular patrols and emergency access.
Introducing legitimate trail users to the corridor. Legitimate trail users aid emergency personnel by providing additional eyes on the corridor to more promptly report inappropriate activity or emergencies.
Remove overgrown vegetation and potential hiding places from the corridor. In addition, the trail alignment will be evaluated by law enforcement to ensure the principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) are adhered to.
Allow for the introduction of lighting, security cameras, and other enhancements that will provide added measures of security. These features will be considered throughout the design of the project.
In August of 1983, a lawsuit was settled between the County of Sacramento and various property owners along a portion of the Electric Greenway Trail Project alignment. The lawsuit pertained to property rights through three separate subdivisions answering the question of whether or not the County owns a hiking, equestrian and bikeway easement over various properties. Ultimately, the judgment of the court was that the there is an easement over two of the three subdivisions including Sunrise Farms No. 2, and Farmette Hills. There is no easement over the properties developed as part of Sunrise Farms.
Please see exhibit A showing the location of the three subdivisions here.
Copies of recorded subdivision maps exhibit B can be found here.
Copies of recorded subdivision maps (with easement locations highlighted) exhibit C can be found here.
A copy of the court judgement exhibit D summarizing the lawsuit findings can be found here.
Please contact the Citrus Heights General Services Department at (916) 727-4770 or email the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An interactive map is available on the project webpage.
Document last updated February 19, 2019
The CAFR is located here.
The Budget and CIP is located here.
You can access it here, or by going to the IRS website.
Business License information can be found on the planning departments webpage here.
State law requires the city to maintain certain health and safety standards in housing property. Fees collected are used to fund the program that responds to the violation of these standards. See the Housing Stock Fee page for more information.
For information regarding the State Controller's Government Compensation in California, click here.
Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), including responses that no criminal record exists, are confidential. Sections 11142 and 11143 of the Penal Code provide for criminal penalties for the release of this information to unauthorized individuals.
Article I, Section 1 of the California Constitution grants California citizens an absolute right to privacy. Individuals or agencies violating these privacy rights place themselves at both criminal and civil liability. The California right of privacy was created to curb, among other things, the over broad collection and retention of personal information by government agencies, the improper use of information properly obtained for a proper purpose, and the lack of a reasonable check on the accuracy of existing records. (White v. Davis (1975) 13 Cal.3d 75, 775.)
CORI shall be accessible only to the records custodian and/or hiring authority charged with determining the suitability for employment or licensing of an applicant. The information received shall be used by the requesting agency solely for the purpose for which it was requested and shall not be reproduced for secondary dissemination to any other employing or licensing agency.
The retention and sharing of information between employing and licensing agencies are strictly prohibited. The retention and sharing of information infringe upon the right of privacy and fails to meet the compelling state interest defined in Loder v. Municipal Court (1976) 17 Cal.3d 859. In addition, maintenance of redundant information separate from the information maintained by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) avoids the updates and makes it for DOJ to control dissemination of CORI as outlined in section 11105 of the Penal Code.
Every public street within the city is swept once per month. Arterial streets are swept twice per month. During heavy leaf-drop season (November through January), every street is swept twice. See the Leaf Season (Nov-Jan) or Regular Schedule (Feb-Oct) to see which week the street sweeper is in your area.
Stop signs are installed after stop sign warrants are met for a particular intersection. Stop sign warrants are based on traffic volumes, visibility, and the accident rate. Many people believe stop signs are the answer to controlling speeding along streets. The CalTrans traffic manual states that stop signs are not to be used as a speed control device, but to identify who has the right-of-way at an intersection. Studies have shown that when unwarranted stop signs are installed along a road, motorists soon realize that the stop signs are unnecessary and begin to run the stop sign. This behavior could lead to an accident. Also, motorists tend to speed up after an unwarranted stop sign because they are frustrated by having to stop or slow for what they feel is an unnecessary stop sign. In many cases, measured speeds have been higher between stop signs than before the signs were installed.
Requests for traffic signs can be requested through the Submit a Concern or Service Request Forms. The Traffic Management Team will evaluate each request for need. Replies will be made by letter or email to the requestor.
The city has a Neighborhood Traffic Management Policy (PDF) that guides the evaluation of traffic problems and the development of strategies to improve traffic conditions in residential areas. Please call 916-727-4770, or use the city's service request form to report your concerns.
Citrus Heights provides sandbags for CITRUS HEIGHTS RESIDENTS ONLY. Proof of residency will be checked. If you do not live in Citrus Heights, you will need to contact your local agency (City of Roseville, Sacramento County, Placer County, etc.) for sandbag information. The City is able to provide limited, unfilled sandbags to our residents through the General Services Department. Residents may come to City Hall at 6360 Fountain Square Drive during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5), provide proper identification showing Citrus Heights residency, and will be provided with a limited number of empty sandbags to be self-filled at the following the locations: · C-Bar-C Park (8275 Oak Avenue); or· City Hall located at 6360 Fountain Square Drive
Residents should bring their own shovels to the sand pile locations. See more information about being Storm Ready.
Service requests can be made to report problems to the City for road conditions, street light outage, stray shopping carts and more! See more types here.
Submit a Concern here.
If the new business includes a facade remodel or a business identification sign, then an architectural review will be required to ensure its conformance with the Zoning Code. Your business may also require a business license to operate within the City of Citrus Heights.
All residential units must provide 2 off-street parking spaces. If you would like to convert the garage into another room, you must demonstrate that you can meet this parking requirement. Parking on the driveway may be counted towards the replacement parking spaces if the driveway design and location meet the requirements. Contact the Planning Division at 916-727-4740 for additional information.
"Your permission to operate this vehicle is rescinded. You are to stop operating the vehicle immediately. Park the vehicle legally and notify me of the location, so I may recover it. If you fail to comply with these instructions, I will report the vehicle as stolen." (Including language that instructs the borrower to return the vehicle implies further permission to operate the vehicle.) The letter should also include a description of the vehicle including the year, make, model, color, license plate number and VIN.
Keep a copy of the letter and post office documents needed to send it. After the letter has been mailed, you will either receive proof of delivery or the letter will be returned by the post office as unclaimed.
If you are not successful in getting your vehicle back, call the CHPD at 727-5500 or come to the CHPD to report the vehicle as stolen. You will be required to appear in person and sign the theft report since this is a borrowed vehicle case and supporting documents are necessary to be given to the officer. You must also be willing to press charges and testify in court against the person to whom you loaned the vehicle.
* SAFEKEEPING property is housed for 60 days, FOUND property is housed for 90 days. Unclaimed property is destroyed or auctioned.
In addition, ALL firearms must be registered with DOJ, before release. * If the firearm(s) was taken as SAFEKEEPING, the owner must start the clearance process with DOJ within 180 days of the date the firearms are taken as safekeeping. Upon receiving clearance from DOJ, the owner must contact the Citrus Heights Police Department Property and Evidence unit within 30 days, in order to make an appointment to pick up the firearms. The letter is voided 30 days from the date listed on the top. If the letter is expired, a new letter is required for the release. * If the firearm(s) was take as EVIDENCE in a crime or suspected crime, you will have to wait to obtain the clearance letter, until the criminal case is closed. Then, upon closure of the criminal case, you will have 180 days to start the clearance process, through DOJ, to obtain your firearm(s). Per PC 33875, firearms will not be retained after 180 days if unclaimed. * If the firearm(s) was taken during a domestic violence incident, per PC 18250, your firearms may be taken into custody. Unless the firearms confiscated from you are to be evidence in any criminal procedure, the firearm(s) shall be made available to you from the law enforcement agency 5 business days after the seizure or as soon as thereafter possible. You will then be required to obtain a DOJ gun clearance letter as explained above. If CHPD determines that the return of the firearm(s) results in the endangerment of the victim or others, you will be advised within 60-90 days from the date of the seizure. At which time, a petition will be initiated in the Superior Court of Sacramento County, to determine if these firearm(s) should be returned. It should be noted, that if a criminal case is pending in court, regardless if the weapons are held as evidence or safekeeping, DOJ will not issue a clearance letter, therefore the firearm(s) cannot be released. * If the firearm(s) was taken during a Mental Health Incident, if you were detained under Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, your firearms may be taken into custody per Welfare and Institutions Code 8102(a). If you are admitted to a mental health facility, you are prohibited from owning, possessing, and controlling firearms for a period of 5 years in California. If you currently own any firearms, you must contact the nearest law enforcement agency to surrender those firearms, alleging that your possession of the firearms may cause endangerment to yourself or others. You have a right to a Hearing by that Court. Please contact the Property and Evidence Unit for further detailed information.
To submit a Law Enforcement Gun Release to DOJ online. Go to the Bureau of Firearms
Upon receiving a suspected violation from Red Flex, the officer reviews the video footage which includes the front and back of the vehicle a few seconds before, and after, the suspected violation. If the officer confirms the driver of the vehicle is in violation, they determine if the driver can be positively identified as the registered owner. If the registered owner is the driver, and is positively identified by their Department of motor vehicles photo or other law enforcement photo, they will be issued a citation.
If the driver does not appear to be the registered owner(s), the officer does not issue a citation, but requests assistance from the registered owner by mailing a notice of violation to the address listed on the registration. The notice requests the registered owner(s) to provide the driver’s information. If the registered owner is not the driver, and does not respond with information of who the driver is, no citation is issued. If the registered owner does provide the information of the driver, and that driver can be positively identified, the driver will be issued a citation.
YOU MUST APPEAR OR RESOLVE YOUR CASE BY THE DATE ON YOUR CITATION. Failure to appear or resolve your case will result in additional penalties being added. In addition, the court will send a request to the Department of Motor Vehicles to suspend your driver's license.
Contact us at (916) 727-5520
or you can email us RHIP@citrusheights.net
Yes. Annual registration, including payment of the annual registration fee is a requirement of the program.
Yes. The annual registration fee is per rental property.
The HSF is per rental unit. If you own a duplex, you would need to pay one annual registration fee and a HSF per unit (door).
If your rental property passes the initial inspection or has minor violations (and they are corrected within 30 days), and you have not been the subject of a code enforcement investigation within the last five years, you would qualify for self-certification.
You must conduct an inspection every three years and at the change of tenancy. You must also keep a record of all inspections for a period of six years and present them to an RHIP inspector upon request.
Yes. The RHIP will randomly inspect a minimum of ten percent of all self-certified properties.
All violations are the responsibility of the rental property owner. If the tenant has caused the violations, the RHIP will work with the owner and the tenant to achieve compliance; however, the owner is ultimately responsible to bring the rental property into compliance.
No. If the tenant desires an inspection, an inspection will be conducted.
Yes. Only if there are no known substandard living conditions or exigent circumstances.
Yes. The RHIP will notify the owner and the tenant at least 30 days in advance.
Yes. Properties that are newly constructed within the last five years and properties that are subject to verifiable, routine, periodic inspections by another government agency are exempt. Proof of the routine, periodic inspections will be needed. You must also complete a RHIP EXEMPTION application and return it to RHIP@citrusheights.net.
Yes. The RHIP has no authority to demand the rental property owner not pass the fees on to the tenant. However, the cost of the program is a max of $6.66 per month for a single unit rental property.
The HSF and the annual registration fee will be collected by the County's Consolidated Utility Billing and Service (CUBS) at the beginning of each calendar year. The county will then forward the fees to the City.
July 1, 2019.