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The Code Compliance Department maintains the City of Fort Worth's status as a clean, livable city by ensuring the property complies with rules set by City Council. Code Officers routinely patrol assigned neighborhoods for code violations and investigate complaints with a mission of abating issues and educating residents.
Helping residents stay safe through education and services. Programs work to reduce the stray pet population, minimize the threat of diseases, and prevent injuries caused by animals. Committed to offering compassionate care for all pets, adoption, and fostering programs.
Consumer Health protects the public by providing an array of health and safety inspections to include food, childcare, and public swimming pools. Training is provided for food handlers, childcare workers and pool operators.
Code Enforcement maintains Fort Worth's status as a safe, clean, and a livable city through its neighborhood investigations and building standards divisions.
Environmental Quality protects public health, properties, and natural resources by safeguarding against pollution in the city's land, water, air and litter management strategies.
Solid Waste Services provides residents with curbside collections for garbage, recycling, yard waste and bulk. Additional residential services include the Drop-Off Stations and Environmental Collection Center.
The City of Fort Worth front yard and side yard parking ordinance prohibits parking a motor vehicle in the front or side yard of a residence except in a driveway or a paved parking space.
City code requires property owners to keep grass and weeds in their yards and vacant lots under 12 inches.
Illegal dumping' is putting trash, garbage, waste, anything discarded where it doesn't belong, whether or not the person dumping owns the property.
Junk vehicle owners face fines as high as $200 and the vehicle may be towed away and destroyed.
A substandard structure is any building that does not meet the standards or specifications established in the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes and endanger the life, health, and safety of the public.
Old junk, garbage, ires, rubbish, furniture, appliances, car parts or anything else stored outside can be dangerous and is prohibited.
When abandoned houses remain open and unsecured, they provide opportunities for illegal activities such as prostitution and drug sales.
Zoning violations are considered harmless by some, but they can have detrimental effects on property value and safety.
It is unlawful to park any oversized commercial vehicle, with a gross weight of at least 15,000 pounds (or any vehicle designed to carry more than 15 passengers) on any residentially zoned property.
According to city code, a vacant structure that is not secured against entry is considered unsafe.
Local grocers, community organizations, and the Code Compliance Department are working together to round up abandoned shopping carts in Fort worth neighborhoods.
Location: 818 Missouri Ave.
Supervisor: T.J. Guerin
Location: 818 Missouri Ave.
Supervisor: Carl Ellis,
Location: 7451 North Beach St.
Supervisor: Cecelia Bell
Location: 3741 S.W. Loop 820
Supervisor: Mike Graham
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