How do the code enforcement officers attempt to enforce the codes?

When the Code Officer investigates a complaint and find the complaint is valid, they take pictures of the violation and return to the Code Enforcement Office. The officer looks up the legal property to find the owner(s). If the property has not been in the complaint computer prior, then the Code Officer will send the property owner(s) a letter giving them 10 to correct the violation. In 10 the Code Officer will re-inspect the property.

If the violation has been corrected, the Code Officer will close the complaint in the computer. In the event the violation has not been corrected in the allotted time, the Code Officer will retake pictures and send the property owner(s) a citation, at which time they will 10 days to contact Municipal Court and pay the fines. Please call 432-264-2505 for more information.

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1. How can I find out about City Codes?
2. What are the most common complaints that Code Enforcement investigate?
3. How can I make a complaint?
4. How will I find out what happens to my complaint?
5. How long should it take for the Code Enforcement Officers to investigate my complaint?
6. What if I want to stay anonymous?
7. How can I get my restrictive covenants (deed restrictions) enforced by the city?
8. What can I do if I disagree with a city code?
9. How do the code enforcement officers attempt to enforce the codes?
10. If the city abates a problem on my property, do I have to pay anything?
11. Can the city come onto my property and abate a hazard without my permission?
12. How much can I be fined for violating some city code?
13. Can Code Enforcement Officers file the same complaint on me more than once?
14. Can the Code Enforcement Officers enter my property without my permission?
15. Do the Code Enforcement Officers perform any other functions?
16. Do Code Enforcement Officers have the authority to act outside of the city limits?
17. Am I only responsible for my property?
18. How tall can my vegetation reach before I will get a letter from the city?
19. Can I allow my trees or shrubs to grow into the city easements?
20. Can I have an abandoned, inoperative or junk vehicle on my property?
21. May I drain my swimming pool or pond into the street or alley?