Trespass Authorization Letter is an online form that you fill out and provide the Grass Valley Police Department authorizes the Police Department to cite or arrest a trespassing person on your property. It is authorized by Penal Code Section 602.
The letter is good for one year and allows police officers to arrest, remove, or advise any person present on the property without lawful business. This letter can be useful and effective. However, the tool’s effectiveness is limited by City staffing and resources and the District Attorney’s discretion on whether a criminal charge should be issued. Not every type of property can use this approach.
Property owners and agents are responsible for renewing their trespass letters annually and notifying the Grass Valley Police Department if there are any updates or changes to their authorization letter.