Code Enforcement

Seasonal Reminder


The weeds and grass has started growing, Wichita Falls City Ordinance requires the removal of weeds or grass that:

  • Exceeds a height of nine (9) inches
  • Creates an unsanitary condition or becomes a breeding place for mosquitoes, rodents, vermin or other disease carrying pests regardless of height
  • Endangers property or is liable to catch fire

Tenants, occupants or property owners are required to maintain to the curbline of adjacent streets as well as any abutting right-of-ways beyond the property line where no curbline has been established and also to the center of adjacent alleys.

Mission Statement
As public servants, we will be open, ethical, responsive, accountable and dedicated to the public we serve.

Responsibilities


The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for inspecting property in an effort to ensure a safe, sanitary and clean city while reducing the appearance of slum and blight. Code Enforcement Officers enforce city ordinances related to weeds and grass, rubbish and trash, outdoor storage, front yard parking, unsecured structures, dilapidated structures and other ordinances targeted at improving the quality of life in Wichita Falls.
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Goals

The goal of the Code Enforcement Division is to be proactive and responsive to the needs of the citizens of Wichita Falls while enforcing city ordinances. Compliance with these ordinances ensures that City neighborhoods are clean, safe places to live, work, and play and can help reduce vandalism, deter crime and maintain property values.