Code Compliance

Who We Are

The Code Compliance Program enforces all city ordinances to protect property owners’ investments and promote the health and welfare of the community. 

Code Compliance officers obtain compliance with nuisance, building, zoning, land development, environmental, and other codes and ordinances through effective, expeditious, and equitable enforcement of the codes.

Code Compliance Process

The Code Compliance Department follows a specific process:

  1. A complaint is submitted by a resident or code staff then assigned to a code compliance officer.
  2. A code officer makes an initial inspection within 72 hours.
  3. Code officers determine whether the property is in violation.
  4. If violations exist, the property owner is given notification to comply.
  5. The code officer will conduct a follow-up inspection.
  6. If compliance is not met, the code officer determines appropriate enforcement action from three options:
    1. Obtain a warrant for involuntary abatement
    2. Issue a written citation
    3. Coordinate volunteer resources to meet compliance

Meet the Team

Justin

Justin Bradford

Code Compliance Officer
817-728-3620
Email Justin

Common Zoning Violations

  1. Fences
  2. Overhanging Tree Limbs
  3. Boats/Trailers/RVs
  4. Donation Boxes

Fences

  • Dilapidated or structurally unsound fences are the responsibility of the property owner to repair, remove or replace.
  • Swimming pools must be completely surrounded by a fence, wall or barrier not less than 4 feet high with a self-closing and self-latching gate.
  • Replacing a fence over 5 feet high and that includes more than 50 percent of the total fence requires a fence permit from the Planning Department at City Hall. All vertical posts must be 2 to 3 by 8 inches minimum outside diameter standard pipe gauge galvanized steel.
  1. Open Storage
  2. Garage Sales
  3. Sign Permits
  4. Realtor Signs

Open Storage

  • No open storage or display of building materials or materials for sale.
  • No machinery storage other than what is incidental to the use of the premises.
  • No truck or commercial vehicle storage except one panel delivery or truck not exceeding one ton capacity that is incidental to the main use of the premises.