This Division provides professional code enforcement services with the goal of enhancing the community appearance and ensuring the health, safety and welfare for all residents of Kingsville. This division provides both reactive and proactive code enforcement by performing Inspections, Nuisance Abatement and Programs to assist in neighborhood clean ups. These programs are designed to ensure compliance with the City’s Property Maintenance and Nuisance codes.
Code Enforcement enforces code violations on private property, which focuses on the following categories:
- Weeds and rank growth of vegetation
- Trash, debris, rubbish or refuse
- Dead or diseased trees
- Parking of vehicles in the yard
- Temporary and/or obsolete & unsafe signs
Chapters in the Code of Ordinances dealing with Community Appearance or Property Maintenance are Chapter 9.
❖ Code Information
► 2018 International Building Property Maintenance Code
► City Code of Ordinances Chapter IX, Article 7 Nuisances
❖ Trash Offs (Sat. 8:30 am – noon, Spring & Fall)
Code Compliance Initiatives
The City of Kingsville’s Code Compliance Initiative strives to improve and maintain the appearance of our city, and to preserve and protect property rights and the natural beauty of Kingsville. The City of Kingsville is committed to maintaining and improving the appearance of our community and protecting the health and safety of our residents.
Code Compliance Initiatives have been proven effective toward enhancing the aesthetic appearance of our community and also in preserving the unique character of the City. For over a century, Kingsville has been tied to the unique history of South Texas. As a historically distinct city, it is paramount that our community works together to preserve the distinctive character and style of Kingsville.
By promoting safe and clean neighborhoods, our city creates a strong foundation for not only promoting a healthy, vibrant and beautiful lifestyle for our citizens, but also for attracting new families and business owners, which in turn will allow our community to prosper. Our department seeks to create a community that is aesthetically beautiful and free of any potential health and public hazards. Our standards of compliance help reduce and eradicate:
- Overgrown Weeds and Grass
- Illegal Signs
- Dilapidated Fences and Structures
- Unclean Premises and Alleys
- Abandoned Structures