The Business Office is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The office is closed on Saturdays and Sundays and most holidays.
The County of Yolo handles all animal control for the City of Woodland and the surrounding areas. You can contact Animal Control at 530-668-5287.
No. This law only applies to the person driving a motor vehicle.
No. For drivers under the age of 18, this is considered a SECONDARY violation meaning that a law enforcement officer may cite you for using a hands-free wireless phone if you were pulled over for another violation. However, the prohibition against using a handheld wireless telephone while driving is a PRIMARY violation for which a law enforcement officer can pull you over.
YES. A law enforcement officer can pull you over just for this infraction.
The law does not specifically prohibit that, but an officer can pull over and issue a citation to a driver of any age if, in the officer’s opinion, the driver was distracted and not operating the vehicle safely. Text paging while driving is unsafe at any speed and is strongly discouraged.
The new law does not prohibit dialing, but drivers are strongly urged not to dial while driving.
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play on or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and eating places, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 10:00 p.m., or 11:00 p.m. daylight savings time and sunrise immediately following; provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parents, guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is upon an emergency errand directed by his or her parent or guardian or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor or when the minor is returning directly home from a meeting, entertainment, recreational or occupational activity or dance.
Yes, solicitors are required to avoid homes and businesses where "No Soliciting" signs are posted and clearly visible from all entrances onto the property. An individual is in violation of the ordinance if they choose to knock at a door where such signs are posted. Religious and political organizations are exempt from this ordinance. Solicitors are required to carry and be prepared to show a business license issued by the City. Violations of the ordinance can be reported to the police department by calling the non- emergency dispatch number at 530-666-2411.
NO. Drivers under the age of 18 may not use a wireless telephone, pager, laptop or any other electronic communication or mobile services device to speak or text while driving in any manner, even hands free. EXCEPTION: Permitted in emergency situations to call police, fire or medical authorities. (VC 23124).
NO. The only exception is an emergency situation that requires you to call a law enforcement agency, a health care provider, the fire department or other emergency agency entity.
Yes. The restriction applies to all licensed drivers who are under the age of 18.
NO. You may only use your wireless telephone in an emergency situation.
NO. The law prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using any type of wireless device while driving, except in an emergency situation.
Statistics show that teen drivers are more likely than older drivers to be involved in crashes because they lack driving experience and tend to take greater risks. Teen drivers are vulnerable to driving distractions such as talking with passengers, eating or drinking, and talking or texting on wireless phones, which increase the chance of getting involved in serious vehicle crashes.
A Sound Amplification Permit Application is available at the front office of the Police Department at 1000 Lincoln Avenue. The department will review the application. A fee of $25.00 is due upon approval of the application.
Traffic or crime reports are available from the Police Department per the terms of the California Public Records Act and California Government Code Section 6254f at the front counter during regular business hours for $0.15 (15 cents) per page. Photo ID is required.
Answer: 72 hours.
Answer: 24 hours.
Alcohol is allowed in parks by permit only. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 530-661-5880 for information about obtaining a permit.
Yes, 9-1-1 should only be used in life threatening situations or emergencies. In other circumstances requiring a police officer's response in the City of Woodland we ask that you call our non-emergency dispatch number at 530-666-2411.
You may obtain a Request for Parking Citation Review form from the front office of the Police Department. The form must be filled out completely and returned to the Police Department with a photocopy of the citation within 21 days of the citation date. You will be notified by mail if your request has been accepted or denied.
Answer: Yes. The Police Department has an abandoned vehicle abatement program staffed primarily by a volunteer. Vehicles may be considered abandoned if they have been parked on a city street for more than 72 hours without being moved. If you suspect a vehicle is abandoned please call the non-emergency dispatch number, 530-666-2411 and advise them of the location of the vehicle and a description of the vehicle including license plate number
The base fine for the FIRST offense is $20 and $50 for subsequent convictions. According to the Uniform Bail and Penalty Schedule, with the addition of penalty assessments, a first offense is $76 and a second offense is $190.
The law allows a driver to use a wireless telephone to make emergency calls to a law enforcement agency, a medical provider, the fire department, or other emergency services agency.
No. The law does provide an exception for those operating a commercial motor truck or truck tractor (excluding pickups), implements of husbandry, farm vehicle or tow truck, to use a two-way radio operated by a “push-to-talk” feature.
A noise violation is considered to be any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise, which annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others.
Graffiti is defined as the unauthorized spraying of paint or marking or ink, chalk, dye or other similar substances on public and private buildings, structures and places where it is visible to the public (City Ordinance 1181).
Please see the attached City policy on the use of the Police Observation Devices (PODs).
Please see the attached City policy on the use of the Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR).
The first prohibits all drivers from using a handheld wireless telephone while operating a motor vehicle. (Vehicle Code (VC) 23123). Motorists 18 and over may use a hands-free device. Drivers under the age of 18 may NOT use a wireless telephone or hands-free device while operating a motor vehicle(VC 23124).
Operators of an authorized emergency vehicle during the course of employment are exempt as are those motorists operating a vehicle on private property.
A permit is required for the broadcast of a radio, phonograph or similar instrument, using voice or sound amplifiers, either into a public thoughfare from a fixed location or a moving vehicle, or in connection with any public celebration, public function on a public holiday, or in connection with the broadcast of events of interest to the general public.
Bike helmets are required for individuals under 18 years of age. This requirement is not only for bicycles, but for non-motorized scooters, skateboards and in-line skates, and also applies to passengers. For additional information see the DMV Vehicle Code.
While in a vehicle, a child must ride in a child safety seat until he/she reaches six (6) years of age and weighs sixty (60) pounds.
The new laws take effect July 1, 2008
Parking ticket fines can be mailed or paid directly at the Finance Department payment window in City Hall at 300 First Street, or at the Police Department at 1000 Lincoln Avenue.
If you see the application of graffiti in progress, please call 9-1-1. If you see graffiti already applied, please contact the Police Dispatch at 530-666-2411.
The Animal Services division of the Yolo County Sheriff-Coroner's office provides animal services to the City of Woodland. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.yolocountysheriff.com/services/animal-services/
2640 East Gibson Road
Woodland CA 95776
Phone: (530) 668.5287, (916) 375-6492
Fax: (530) 668-5288
NO. The violation is a reportable offense: however, DMV will not assign a violation point.
Yes, however you cannot have BOTH ears covered.
Yes, but the violation point will not be added.
NO. The law becomes in effect on July 1, 2008. Whether a citation is issued is always at the discretion of the officer based upon his or her determination of the most appropriate remedy for the situation.