Code Enforcement

If you are a Property Owner please assist the City in not allowing your property to become a Nuisance. The City of Bellmead City Ordinances is derived from the State Laws of Texas governing what is a Nuisance. Code Enforcement is the enforcer of those laws and ordinances.

Code enforcement officers investigate violations such as high grass and weeds, open and vacant structures, junk vehicles, accumulation of debris, contaminated bulk waste, and zoning issues. 

Examples of a Nuisance

Tall grass and weeds, tree limbs and brush, trash, litter, garbage, junk vehicles, vehicle parts, discarded tires, batteries, electronics, oil and paint, standing water, building materials, animals, noise, and fires just to name a few. Nuisances create health and safety hazards, reduce property values of adjacent and surrounding properties, create breeding and living places for insects, rodents, and reptiles. Nuisances must be removed!

Abandoned Shopping Carts

Local retailers and the Code Enforcement Division are working together to round up abandoned shopping carts in Bellmead neighborhoods.

Front Yard Parking

The City of Bellmead front yard and side yard parking ordinance prohibits parking a notor vehicle in the front or side yard of a residence except in a driveway or a paved parking space.

High Grass and Weeds

City code requires property owners to keep grass and weeds in their yards and vacant lots under 12 inches.

Junk Vehicles

Junk vehicles owners face fines in muncipal court and the vehicle may be towed away and destroyed.

Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping is putting trash, garbage, waste, anything discarded where it does not belong, whether or not the person owns the property.

Rental Property

According to city code, a vacant structure that is not secured against entry is considered unsafe.

Substandard Structures

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.

Trash and Debris

Old junk, garbage, tires, rubbish, furniture, appliances, car parts, or anything else stored outside can be dangerous and are prohibited.

Open and Vacant Structures

When abandoned houses remain open and unsecured, they provide opportunities for illegal activities such as prostitution and drug sales.

Zoning Issues

Zoning violations are considered harmless by some, but they can have detrimental effects on property value and safety.