Code Enforcement

At Serviam, we understand the importance of code enforcement in municipal law, a cornerstone for preserving the aesthetics, safety, and overall quality of life in our communities.  Our expertise lies in the oversight and enforcement of local ordinances, building codes, zoning regulations, and property maintenance standards.

Code enforcement is an essential aspect of municipal law that upholds community standards, promotes safety, and enhances the overall quality of life in our neighborhoods.  By addressing code violations promptly and effectively, municipalities can create and maintain safer, more attractive, and harmonious communities that benefit all residents.

Serviam’s Managing Partner, Curtis Wright, leads the team that specializes in code enforcement.  Curtis is an experienced city prosecutor and city attorney that represents numerous municipal agencies throughout California.  Get in touch with Curtis and the Serviam Team for a complimentary preliminary case analysis.

Contact Info

Curtis Wright is the managing partner at the Silver & Wright Law Firm in Irvine, California.

(949) 529-5922


  • Nuisance Properties
  • Nuisance Abatement
  • Dangerous Buildings
  • Substandard Housing
  • Red-Tag / Condemnation
  • Dilapidated Buildings
  • Slumlord Properties
  • Hoarders
  • Junkyards
  • Drug Houses
  • Abandoned Buildings
  • Blighted Properties
  • Vacant Properties
  • Apartment Complexes
  • Single-Family Residences
  • Cannabis & Marijuana
  • Illegal Gambling
  • Unlawful Businesses
  • Prostitution & Massage Parlors
  • Human Trafficking Enforcement
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Land-Use & Zoning Violations
  • Health & Safety Code Enforcement
  • Building Code Violations
  • Sidewalk Vending
  • Street Vending
  • Administrative Enforcement
  • Administrative Hearings
  • Administraive Fines
  • Criminal Prosecutions
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Fines
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO)
  • Civil Injunctions
  • Cost Recovery


Fremont Case Update—Building Violation Enforcement

Fremont Case Update—Building Violation Enforcement

Building code violation enforcement requires that violators be given the right to appeal.  Most jurisdictions do so through administrative hearings before a Hearing Officer.  However, a recent ruling by the Court of Appeal specified…

AB 436—Ending the ban on cruising and lowriders

AB 436—Ending the ban on cruising and lowriders

Legal Update:  AB 436—local jurisdictions may no longer ban lowriding vehicles nor cruising. A bill legalizing lowrider cruising throughout California was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom effective January 1, 2024.  Prior to 2024, the California...