Code Enforcement is responsible for monitoring both public and private property, commercial and residential, to ensure that there are no health or safety hazards that might endanger the public and determining compliance with all City codes and ordinances. These code requirements are the minimum standards the City has adopted to protect the interests and eliminate hazards that could affect public safety, health, and general welfare. The City’s codes and ordinances address a wide variety of areas, including building construction and safety, fire safety, dangerous buildings, nuisance violations, public health, and zoning and sign violations. They can be found in the City’s Code of Ordinances, as well as the Unified Development Code.
Code Enforcement Duties
Code enforcement responsibilities include notifying residents of any code violations occurring throughout the city. These violation include issues like tall weeds and grass, abandoned vehicles, “bandit” advertising signs, garage sale and ‘open house’ signs in the right-of-way, and violations of the City’s sign ordinance. To get a further idea of the types of violations that are most often cited, click here for common violation types and descriptions of each. Officers discover might receive a complaint from a concerned citizen or identify a hazard while patrolling the city. They then take action to ensure that the hazard or violation is removed or corrected. While officers can issue citations, their primary goal is for problems to be fixed by the property owner. Note: Officers enforce only minimum City standards and cannot enforce deed restrictions or covenants, as they are a civil agreement between a developer or HOA and a property owner, and must be enforced by the HOA or through a civil court process.
For additional information on violations, or to register a concern or complaint, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at (512) 930-3606 or register a complaint online here. To learn about neighborhood cleanups sponsored by the Code Enforcement Department.
Code Enforcement Officers
The Code Enforcement Team has over 28 years of experience in code enforcement. Each officer is responsible for a geographic area of the City and are responsible for enforcement of all codes and ordinances within that area. To contact an officer, please call the main line – 930-3606.