Ana Contreras, community preservation manager with code enforcement said residents began reporting the notices as an offer to paint street address numbers on the curbs in front of homes on Wednesday, October 9.
Contreras said the notice was by a for-profit company offering to paint the numbers for a fee in the $10 range.
The city of Tracy requires anyone offering a service to paint curbs have a business license and an encroachment permit — which allows construction, maintenance or repair work in a public street or alley.
Contreras said the city does not allow anyone to paint on curbs as it is a violation of the Graffiti Control Ordinance 3.48. and is considered defacing city property.
The people performing this work are not approved or sponsored by the city and do not have the required permits.
Curb painting without the required permits is a violation of the Tracy Municipal Code section 7.04.010 and can carry fines and court penalties according to code enforcement.
A business found painting the curbs would be eligible for a criminal citation. A homeowner who paints the curb, or allowed it to be painted, would be subject to a violation notice and be required to remove the paint from the curb.
The section itself does not specify the amount of fines to be imposed by the city.
Residents who are contacted by the curb painters or see anyone posting notices for the painting within city limits are asked to contact the Tracy Police Department at 831-4550 or code enforcement at 831-6410.
Contact Glenn Moore at 830-4252 or firstname.lastname@example.org