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  Smoking Regulations

On October 1, 2013, the Walnut Creek City Council adopted a comprehensive Second Hand Smoke Protections Ordinance to protect residents and visitors of Walnut Creek from the harmful effects of second hand smoke.

The ordinance prohibits smoking throughout the downtown Pedestrian Retail District; within all multi-unit residencies, common areas, balconies and within 25 feet of all enclosed areas; all City parks and open space areas; places of employment; public places; outdoor dining areas; within 25 feet of all enclosed areas where smoking is prohibited; and all service areas (i.e. ATM and ticket lines).

For more information, or to report a violation, call the No Smoking Hotline at 925-256-3535 or email nosmoking@walnut-creek.org.

Ordinance Information

Second Hand Smoke Ordinance

Ordinance Summary & Effective Dates

Second-Hand Smoke Regulations Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Second Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Residences

Sample Lease Amendment

Lease Amendment Instructions

Landlord Compliance Summary

Second Hand Smoke Downtown

Business Owner Compliance

Sample ‘No Smoking’ Sign Templates

Commercial Areas Sign - 5x7

Commercial Areas Sign - 11x8.5

Downtown Sign - 5x7

Downtown Sign - 11x8.5

Multi-Unit Residence Sign - 5x7

Multi-Unit Residence Sign - 11x8.5


Call the No Smoking Hotline