The Code Enforcement Division of Planning and Development Services proactively investigates, tracks, and coordinates zoning and code cases in the City of Southlake. Our goal is to ensure code compliance by educating and communicating clearly with the public to achieve voluntary compliance to create a community that everyone can enjoy.
Common Code Violations
Click on the arrows below to scroll through common code violations. A picture and description of each code violation is provided.
Parking on Grass
No vehicle shall be parked or stored on an unimproved surface in the front or side yard.
A junk vehicle is defined as inoperable, has an expired license or safety inspection sticker, is wrecked, dismantled,discarded or remains inoperable for more than 30 days.
Fences shall be maintained by the property owner.
Tree Limbs & Brush
Tree limbs must be bundled no longer than four feet in length and should not exceed 50 pounds and placed with regular trash.
Tall Grass & Weeds
It is unlawful for any person to allow weeds and grass to grow in excess of 12 inches.
It shall be unlawful for any person or owner to allow to park, stand or store any commercial motor vehicle with a rated capacity in excess of one ton upon any public right of way, vacant or undeveloped lot/land, private premises or public place within the City of Southlake.
Trash Out Too Early
It shall be unlawful for any customer to place any container of garbage, trash or recycling at pickup locations prior to twelve hours before the day of scheduled collection.
Remove Trash & Debris
It is unlawful for any person owning or in control of any premises to allow the litter to remain on the property after being notified of its presence.
A sound that annoys or disturbs humans or which causes or tends to cause adverse effect upon an individual. Some activities are exempt from the noise ordinance if occurring during the daytime, such as mowing and construction activity.
Failure to Obtain Building Permit
In most cases, work on a house, such as remodeling, additions, roof replacement, water heater repair, window replacement, and plumbing and electrical repairs, require a permit from the City.
Code Enforcement Concerns
- Short Term Rentals
- Guidelines for Garage Sales
- Right-of-Way Exhibit (for placement of garage sale signs)
- Ordinance No. 861 (includes regulations for high grass, trash, and debris)
- Parking Guidelines (Section 35 of the Zoning Ordinance)
- Outside Storage Guidelines (Section 39 of the Zoning Ordinance)
- My Water Schedule
- Enforcement of Watering Restrictions
Reporting Code Enforcement Concerns
If you would like to report a code enforcement concern, please call the code enforcement hotline at 817-748-8331, or you may contact one of the Code Enforcement Officers listed below.