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One courtesy letter is sent a year per violation per property. If the issue is not resolved within the stated time frame, citations may be issued without further notice.
In most cases, yes. You will need to speak with the Code Officer who sent you the letter. They can be contacted at the phone number listed on the letter.
Yes. A property owner is responsible for any violations on their property.
No, as long as the vehicles are operable and have current tags and inspection stickers they may be parked in the back yard.
You would need to contact a tow company to remove vehicle(s) from your property. This procedure is called a Private Lot Impound.
No. Code Enforcement Officers cannot look over, under or through privacy or screening fences to view a violation. Code Officers can only inspect complaints that can be seen from public view such as a street, alley, or from another property with the property owner's consent.
Yes. Each property owner or tenant is responsible for keeping the alley cleaned and mowed to the midpoint of the alley.
No. That would be a civil matter between you and your neighbor.
No. There is no ordinance requiring the removal of dead trees-only the removal of tree limbs that are on the ground.
Please contact the Building Inspections Division at 940.761.7459.
Please contact the Wichita County Appraisal District office at 940.322-2435, or visit their website: https://propaccess.wadtx.com/clientdb/?cid=1
Please contact the Police Department at 940.720.5000.
Please contact the Public Works Environmental Coordinator at 940.761.7670
The actual area that is right-of-way varies due to many factors. In order to try and provide a consistent answer for the purposes of sign placement, The City of Wichita Falls generally defines the right-of-way as the area starting at the back of the curb and extending 10 feet inward into the property. All signage should be placed outside of this area.
Shipping containers are considered a storage building and a building permit is required to place one on a property. Contact Building Inspections for information on the permitting process at 940.761.7459.
A complaint is a sworn allegation charging a person with the commission of an offense under either state law or a city’s ordinance. As a general rule, anyone who is acquainted with the facts of an alleged offense may file a complaint in municipal court alleging a violation of a state law or city ordinance. Accordingly, if a code enforcement official or code enforcement officer did not see or witness the alleged offense, a citizen must file a complaint. In order for the court to act upon a complaint, the complaint must be sworn to before any officer authorized to administer oaths, including the municipal judge, clerk or deputy clerk of the court, city secretary, city attorney or deputy city attorney.