Code Enforcement

Mission Statement

Code Enforcement strives to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment throughout the City. Our goal is to help maintain and improve the quality of our community by administering fair and unbiased enforcement of state laws and local ordinances to correct violations and reduce hazards that create blight and adversely affect the quality of life of our residence and visitors to our city. We continue to work closely with residents, Neighborhoods, public service agencies and other city Departments to facilitate voluntary compliance.

Top Ordinance concerns: 

Junk Vehicles - Chapter 42-56

Unsafe Building Abatement - Chapter 22-336

Uncultivated vegetation(High grass/weeds) - Chapter 42-29

Waste Disposal/Dumping - Chapter 42-47

Tree violations - Chapter 106-15

code enforcement


The Code Enforcement Division ensures that ongoing community development activities are consistent with zoning and other city codes related to civic growth and quality of life. 


Phone: 361-556-5310

To report a concern, please click here and you will be directed to a fix-it/complaint form.