Community Organization Support

Give your community a united voice by forming a community organization.

Whether you hope to work out neighborhood issues (crime, code violations, etc.) or are simply looking to foster a sense of community, neighborhood associations and other community organizations help bring people together.

Fort Worth gives registered associations the tools they need to be even more effective with training workshops and information about zoning changes and development nearby.

To find an existing organization in your area, check out the Neighborhood Database.

Getting Started

From establishing boundaries to determining goals, Community Engagement can provide the resources needed to start a neighborhood association or community organization.

Download the Community Organization Registration policy(PDF, 168KB) to learn more about how to get your organizations going, or contact Community Engagement.

The most common types of organizations are:

Voluntary Neighborhood Associations

A voluntary neighborhood association is an organization that represents all residents in the neighborhood and operates through an open, democratic process to improve or maintain the overall quality of life for all individuals within those boundaries. Membership in a voluntary neighborhood association is open to all the residents in the neighborhood but participation is optional.

Mandatory Neighborhood Associations

Mandatory neighborhood associations are established to maintain common areas and enforce private deed restrictions. Unlike a voluntary association, membership in the association is not optional. When an individual purchases property within a mandatory association, the individual automatically becomes a member.

Already Registered?

Make sure to keep your organization’s registration current. Use the annual update form to let the city know about changes in your organization: