Code Enforcement Guide

Many complaints we receive are actually handled by other agencies. A summary of common complaint topics and agencies that may be able to answer questions or conduct investigations is provided below.

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection (SCRAPS)


  • Phone: 509-477-2532
  • Website
  • Loose, abandoned, abused, neglected domestic animals
  • Barking, aggressive, dangerous pets
  • Confined wild animals without permits

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency


  • Phone: 509-477-4727
  • Website
  • Emission of contaminates to the air (fiber glassing operations, toxins, etc.)
  • Dust (construction, sandblasting, tracking dirt onto paved roads, etc.)
  • Smoke (woodstove, outdoor burning, field burning, incinerators, etc.)
  • Odors (fumes, commercial composting, etc.)j
  • Renovation, demolition and asbestos
  • Spray painting

Spokane County Division of Engineering & Roads


  • Phone: 509-477-3600
  • Website
  • Junk, weeds, signage, blocked visibility in road right-of-way
  • Road hazards, potholes, ice and snow
  • Road killed animals
  • Traffic signage and devices
  • Stormwater run-off issues, drywells
  • Floodplain issues
  • Encroachments onto public roads
  • Culverts within roadways, ditches
  • Moving permits for structures over public roads
  • General road maintenance issues

Spokane Regional Health District


  • Phone: 509-324-1560
  • >Website
  • Illegal dumping, burial, or accumulation of trash/waste materials
  • Private sewage disposal
  • Temporary toilets
  • Food handling and preparation, restaurant inspection
  • Rodent and insect infestations
  • Lead paint
  • Private wells and water supplies
  • School inspections

Spokane County Sheriff's Office


  • Crime Check 509-456-2233
  • Website
  • Emergencies - 911
  • Crime Stoppers: See It! Say It!
  • Violent or illegal conduct and behavior
  • Excessive noise or commotion at inappropriate times/locations
  • Property damage (arson, graffiti, intentional destruction)
  • Drug houses, methadone labs, sale possession, manufacturing
  • Auto chop shops
  • Prostitution, lewd behavior, pornography

Washington State Department of Ecology


  • Phone: 509-329-3400
  • Website
  • Water rights, diversion, extraction
  • Community wells and water systems
  • Water Quality issues for streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services


  • 800-737-0617 (General Information/Complaints)
  • 866-363-4276 (Abuse or Neglect): Call 911 if a child or adult is in an emergency situation.
  • Website
  • License/monitor Adult Day Care Homes
  • License/monitor Day Care Facilities
  • Boarding Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Child Protective Services
  • Adult Protective Services

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries


  • Phone: 509-324-2600
  • Website
  • Electrical work without permits
  • Electrical hazards
  • Elevator certifications/inspection
  • Factory assembled homes
  • Interior or structural modifications to mobile homes
  • Contractor licensing and bonding
  • Workplace safety
  • Boiler inspection

Washington State Liquor Control Board


  • Phone: 360-664-9878
  • Website
  • Licensing of bars and retail liquor outlets
  • Proximity to schools, churches, etc.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources


  • Phone: 509-684-7474
  • Report a Forest Fire: 800-562-6010
  • Website
  • Timber Harvest and Forest Management
  • Logging road construction
  • Chemical applications to forest lands
  • Protection of streams, wetlands, watersheds
  • Fires on forest and range lands

Local Fire Districts


  • See your local phone directory
  • Emergencies - 911
  • Hazardous wastes, chemical spills, explosives
  • Vacant, unsecured buildings
  • Improperly maintained exits, exit lights, fire extinguishers, sprinklers, and alarms
  • Blocked hydrants, standpipes, fire lanes
  • Inadequate emergency vehicle access to property improvements
  • Gas leaks
  • Burn permits

City of Spokane Code Enforcement


  • Phone: 509-625-6083
  • Website
  • Solid Waste in all areas of the County call 509-456-7403

Cities & Towns


Individual cities and towns in the County should be contacted for issues not addressed above that lie within the corporate limits of the City of Town.
  • Airway Heights
    Phone: 509-244-5578
  • Cheney
    Phone: 509-235-7211
  • Deer Park
    Phone: 509-276-8802
  • Fairfield
    Phone: 509-283-2414
  • Latah
    Phone: 509-286-3471
  • Medical Lake
    Phone: 509-299-7712
  • Millwood
    Phone: 509-924-0960
  • Rockford
    Phone: 509-291-4716
  • Spangle
    Phone: 509-245-3260
  • Waverly
    Phone: 509-283-4122