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The Code Division is charged with enforcing many of the Pasco Municipal Codes (PMCs) that pertain to property nuisances (such as weeds, junk, trash, etc.) as defined primarily in Title 9 of the PMCs. Municipal codes are designed to keep the City of Pasco a clean and safe place to live and work. The Good Neighbor Handbook details many of the code requirements in the city.
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Animal Control handles all complaints about animals “at large,” or loose in the city limits. You can contact Animal Control and report an at large animal by calling (509) 545-3740. If the animal is acting in an aggressive manner and you believe it to be an immediate threat to you or others and Animal Control is unavailable, please call non-emergency dispatch at (509) 628-0333.
The Code Division enforces Pasco Municipal Codes, investigates citizen complaints, and works with businesses and residents to ensure the City of Pasco is a clean, safe and healthy place to live and work. To learn more, check out the educational PowerPoint for the Code Division located on our website.
Contact us! You can reach a code officer by email or by calling us at (509) 543-5743. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss an alternative date for compliance, if possible.
Yes. The rental license application can be found on our website along with the sample inspection form. There is also an educational PowerPoint with additional information about the rental program on the website.
No. The City of Pasco does not allow short-term rentals under 30 days.
Recreational vehicles, as defined by Title 25 of the Pasco Municipal Code, may only be parked on the street for a period of 72 hours every two weeks for the purposes of loading and unloading and must be parked in front of the owner’s property. Other exceptions include guests of the owner. Please see Pasco Municipal Code 10.52.030 (4) for the complete ordinance.
Dogs that can be heard barking continuously within an enclosed structure off their owner's property for more than five minutes are considered “nuisance animals” according to Pasco Municipal Code 6.05.350. If you would like to report a barking dog, please contact Animal Control at 509-545-3740.
Tumbleweed removal is the responsibility of the property owner where the tumbleweeds are currently located. If tumbleweeds have piled up on a property that you don’t own, you can submit a complaint and the Code Division will inspect the property and notify the owner to remove the weeds. If the tumbleweeds are on your property, you are required to dispose of them. Basin Disposal will pick up tumbleweeds with your regular garbage collection. You can also call the Fire Department Burn Line (509) 544-3098 to determine if you are permitted to burn the weeds.
If you see someone dumping trash or other items on an undeveloped piece of property or in your garbage container, please call the non-emergency dispatch line for the Pasco Police Department at (509) 628-0333.
The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RCW 59.18) covers all those who rent their home. Resources that may help you with your landlord/tenant issues are available on the website for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. If you are tenant who believes that there are conditions in your home which may not meet the City of Pasco’s housing code, you can contact the Code Division to request an inspection by the city’s housing inspector at (509) 543-5743.