Common Residential Code Violations

1. HIGH GRASS & WEEDS

All residential properties must keep grass and weed growth to less than six inches tall.
2. ACCESSORY STRUCTURES

All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences, or walls, must be maintained structurally sound and in good repair. 

3. JUNKED VEHICLES

The keeping or storage of dismantled or inoperative vehicles on residential property in view from a public street for more than 24 continuous hours is not allowed. 

4. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Only one RV may be stored on a residential property and it must be located behind the front building line for the property or be screened from public view by a fence or wall not less than 6 feet in height

5. SIGNS IN YARDS

All properties may display one detached, non-illuminated sign to advertise a garage sale on the premises or refer to the sale or lease of the premises. Such signs cannot exceed three square feet.

6. PROTECTIVE TREATMENT

All exterior surfaces, including but not limited to, doors, door and window frames, cornices, porches, trim, balconies, decks and fences, must be maintained in good condition. Exterior wood surfaces, other than decay-resistant woods, must be protected from the elements and decay by painting or other protective covering or treatment. Peeling, flaking or chipping paint is not permitted and must be repaired. 

8. TREES, SHRUBS AND PLANTS

Trees, shrubs, or plants cannot block access to or from any door or window which is used or required by town codes to be used for ingress or egress. Trees, shrubs or plants cannot create a hazard or an obstruction and must be maintained. Any that are dead or hazardous must be removed. 

9. IRRIGATION SYSTEM REGULATIONS

All irrigation systems are required to have an operational sensor or other technology designed to turn off sprinkler systems during periods of freezing weather or rainfall. Additionally, systems adjacent to any street, sidewalk or alley cannot operate in a way that causes damage to other property or interferes with the free movement of vehicles or pedestrians. 

10. OUTSIDE STORAGE 

Outside storage of any kind is not permitted for longer than seven days on any portion of residential property except if the storage is in an enclosed structure or under a carport or covered patio or other projecting overhang.

11. PORTABLE STORAGE STRUCTURES

Portable storage structures are allowed on residential properties for up to 72 hours. These structures may not be located on the same property more than one time per month and must be on a paved surface set back 10 feet from the property line. 

 

Contact Us

16801 Westgrove Drive

Addison TX, 75001

Property Standards Specialist

Gilbert Fernandez

(972) 450-2804

Department Assistant

Davalyn Baker

(972) 450-2805