Auto Repair at Home

The City of Woodland has developed a proactive program for enforcement of automobile repair outside in residential neighborhoods.

Minor Repair Work

Only minor repair work can be performed within a residential district if that minor repair work is performed completely inside a fully enclosed structure.

Minor repair work on a vehicle can be performed outside a fully enclosed structure where the elapsed time between the beginning and the end of the repair do not exceed forty-eight hours.

Other Work

All other work on a vehicle must be preformed within a completely enclosed building.

No painting of a vehicle is permitted within a residential district. All major repair work must be performed within a fully enclosed structure.


The motor vehicles repair guidelines are outlined in Section 9.04.030 (10) City of Woodland Municipal Code.

More Information

Please review the Code Compliance Administrative Policy (PDF) or Report a problem.

Please contact Code Compliance at 530-661-5820 with your questions.