Trespassing Letter

The Trespassing Letter Program enables business owners in the City of Anaheim to place a PC 602 (Trespassing) letter on file with the Anaheim Police Department.

Letter Criteria

  • The letter must be composed by you or your company on a company letterhead.
  • The letter must be signed by a person who has a vested interest in the property, for example: the property manager, owner, or employee.
  • The letter must contain phone numbers and an email address for the person signing the letter.
  • There should be nothing in the letter that mentions transients, homelessness, race, ethnicity, or religion.
  • The letter must be similar to the sample letter below.
  • The letter may contain information about your private security company who is authorized to make arrests.
  • The letter expires in one year and must be resubmitted each year.

Sample Letter

My name is (your name). I am the (owner, employee, manager, etc.) of (Company Name) located at (business address). My phone contact information is (your phone number). I have called the Anaheim police and requested trespassing warnings be given to people in the form of “street checks”. I authorize the Anaheim Police Department to make trespassing arrests at this property of subjects who have been warned via “street checks”. Furthermore, I authorize the Anaheim Police Department to enforce this letter during the nighttime hours/when the businesses are closed at the location.

Since I have called the police to warn these persons in the past and I am aware a documented warning was given, I authorize the arrest pursuant to PC 837 of the California Penal Code for a violation of PC 602. 

The parking lot is intended for patrons to park and utilize the surrounding businesses. The parking lot is not for meetings, car club exhibitions, speed contests, sleeping or storage or personal property. If the parking lot is being used in that manner, Anaheim Police Department has owner/manager consent to enforce the Anaheim Municipal Code section provided below. A warning from the Anaheim Police Department will be made and a reasonable amount of time will be given for the vehicle owner to leave the premise or be cited.

It is unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked or to leave parked any vehicle upon any private or public property, parking lot, or parking space without consent of the 
Owner, the property manager, or person or tenant entitled to the possession thereof. 
(Ord. 487 § 30 (part) as amended by Ord. 740; May 10, 1949: Ord. 4762 § 1; September 23, 1986.)

I agree to appear in court if subpoenaed in any subsequent prosecution of this defendant.  I will keep the people informed of my whereabouts.

____________________ (signature, date)

Name, Title
Email, Contact Number

Important Information

Please understand in order for this letter program to work, you must have the letter on file AND call Anaheim Police Department dispatch at 714-765-1900 to have trespassers issued warnings via “street checks”. Persons will not be arrested without first having a documented warning. Anaheim PD will not issue a warning or enforce trespassing laws without first having a call or complaint from the owner or representative of the property. Once a warning is made and the person returns, the letter allows us to make the arrest without having to contact you during business hours, in the middle of the night, and when you are away from your business.

Submit Your Letter

Please scan and e-mail your completed letter to