The Code Compliance Division is responsible for proactively enforcing City ordinances regarding the health and safety of San Angelo's citizens. Code officers work with citizens on a daily basis to resolve code violations that impact the quality of life in San Angelo.
Although Code Compliance is challenging, officers see their role as improving the quality of life for all by ensuring a cleaner, safer and more attractive community.
Functions of Code Compliance
Receiving citizen calls, letters and in-person reports of code violations throughout the city.
Proactively patrolling City streets and alleys to ensure code regulations are followed regarding health, safety and aesthetics.
Investigating and working with private property owners to gain compliance when violations are found or reported.
Top code violations
1. Watering: The frequency of outside watering is restricted, depending upon the time of year, the time of day and the drought stage in effect. It is always a violation to allow water to run more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch.
The City is in standard conservation, which restricts outside watering to once every seven days at any time of day and no more than 1 inch per week. Runoff of more than 150 feet down any street, gutter, alley or ditch is also prohibited.
2. Weeds and grass: Weeds and grass of more than 12 inches in height is unlawful. Property owners and/or occupants are responsible for keeping their lawns mowed to the edge of the roadway and to the middle of the alley.
3. Junk and unsightly: It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any junk, debris, and any and all other objectionable or unsightly matter to accumulate upon a parcel of land.
4. Junked vehicle: A vehicle that is wrecked or inoperable, or a vehicle that has expired registration and inspection certificates, and has remained inoperable for more than 30 days is unlawful.
5. Illegal dumping: Some unlawful examples include:
Unauthorized use of a dumpster.
Discarding trash and debris on another’s property.
Dumping left on any public or private property.
6. Garbage containers: Every customer shall provide and use approved containers sufficient to hold the garbage and trash normally accumulating on the premises of said customer. Every customer shall keep all garbage and trash containers used securely closed in such a manner as to prevent the scattering of the contents thereof and to render said contents inaccessible to insects, rodents and other animals.
7. View obstruction: The following are unlawful view obstructions:
Within the area between the front property line and the curb line, any device that might obscure the view of the street.
Within the area between the right-of-way line and the curb line, any plant, fence or other view obstruction having a height greater than 2 feet as measured from the top of the curb.
8. Low limbs: It is a violation to allow brush, shrubs, or trees to impede into alleyways, public rights-of-way or streets.
9. Illegal signs: Signs are not permitted on utility poles or medians. Signs must be set behind sidewalks and are not allowed within 10 feet from the edge of the curb.
10. Vector breeding: It is unlawful for any person to allow stagnant water to collect that may allow the breeding of insects.
Helpful disposal sites
Citizens older than 65 and/or disabled: Contact Code Compliance at 325-657-4409.
General trash: Residential citizens are allowed one free dumping per month at the City landfill with picture ID and water bill.
Toner and printer cartridges: Office supply stores.
Plastic shopping bags: Supermarkets.
Glass, plastics, electronics, E-waste, paper, aluminum, mixed metals, magazines, appliances, oil and oil filters, car batteries: San Angelo Friends of the Environment (SAFE) Recycling Center, 702 Warehouse Road.
Brake fluid, motor oil, other automobile fluids: Auto parts stores.
Tools, equipment, paint, building materials: Consider for donation to nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.
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