City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Closure Notice - City Hall & Public Works

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County, recent outbreaks in certain city facilities and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration decided to close City Hall and the Public Works facility to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020.

Although these buildings are closed to walk-in traffic, all city services are still being delivered.

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

Haltom City COVID-19 Response
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Code Enforcement

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Closed

Contact

Supervisor - Commercial
817-222-7757
Supervisor - Residential
817-222-7736
Code Enforcement Officers:
R. Carr-Williams
817-222-7782
R. Kibler
817-222-7731
D. Sulecki
817-222-7735
C. Warren
817-222-7776
email staff

Code Enforcement - News & Events

News and events out of the Haltom City Code Enforcement Division are listed here. Code Enforcement operates out of the Police Department.


High Grass Ordinance Amended

high grass ordinanceAs of July 23, 2018, the Haltom City’s high grass ordinance was amended. The biggest change to the ordinance is the limiting of the amount of high grass on your property. Previously, the ordinance allowed for the average grass height of the property to be in violation before a notice of violation was issued. With the new ordinance, ANY amount of high grass and weeds in excess of 10 inches would be in violation.

A prime example is when a property is mowed, but high grass is left around flower beds, utility poles, fire hydrants, etc. This includes vertical and horizontal grass, such has grass laying down or growing over the edge of the curb.

Properties consisting of more than two acres will only be required to maintain the first 50 feet of each property line until the center portion of growth reaches the state fire code maximum of 36 inches in height.

The amended ordinance is available for download above and viewing below.

Why a High Grass Ordinance?

  • Mosquito & tick populations thrive in high grass areas. The new dangers of mosquito-born diseases that cause illness and even death are more common now. Likewise with ticks carrying lime disease. Controlling their population in a compact, urban setting requires ordinances such as this.
  • High grass depreciates property values, and general disregard for code standards can attract criminal elements to communities.

Ordinance No. O-2018-022-01:
PDF File

Seasonal Reminders from Code Officers

You may also be interested in: High Grass Ordinance Amended | Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

haltom city texas code enforcement logoKeeping properties in compliance improves quality of life, increases property values and deters crime. The Haltom City Code Enforcement Division asks residential and commercial property owners to be mindful of these common code violations:

  • High grass/weeds are not to exceed 10 inches (vertical or horizontal) ANYWHERE on the property and must be maintained to the back of the curb. Where there is no curb, grass must be maintained to the edge of the street. This includes areas behind fences, over sidewalks, around utility poles, fire hydrants, flower beds, fence lines and against accessory structures. Properties more than 2 acres in size will be required to maintain the first 50 feet of each property line until the center portion reaches the state fire code limit of 36 inches, at which time it must be mowed. Overhanging tree limbs and vegetation impeding pedestrian or vehicle traffic visibility should be trimmed to 13 feet, 6 inches above streets and 8 feet above sidewalks. Limbs should be bundled & tied in 3 feet lengths for waste disposal. Ten day warning notices will be issued prior to city enforcement but habitual offenses will receive Notices of Violation, filed with the Haltom City Municipal Court.
  • Parking on unapproved surface such as front lawn, over sidewalks or curbs is prohibited.
  • Parking of recreational vehicles in the public street is prohibited beyond 24 hours for loading or unloading. Storage on the property should be in compliance with approved surface regulations and should not encroach a public right of way. Such vehicles may not be used for living quarters in any zoning district and thus should not be continuously connected to utilities. Such vehicles include boats, trailers & boat trailers, tent trailers, horse trailers, utility trailers, campers, personal watercraft, and motorized coaches or pick-up campers.
  • Permits are required for most minor repairs and remodel work including replacement of windows, siding, trim or roofing. It is always advisable to contact the permit office at 817-222-7730 to ask if permits are required before starting any home project. Permits are also required for landscape irrigation systems.

For more information contact the Haltom City Code Enforcement Division.

Report Code Violation

Code violations detract from our community in a number of ways, including decreased property values, health hazards and increased crime. Any reporting of a code violation will be kept confidential.

Please read the information below to ensure you follow the correct procedure for reporting code violations.

A map is provided below so you know which Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for each district. Please note the correct officer in case you would like to contact them in the future regarding your complaint. A higher resolution PDF map is available for download above.


  • Choose a violation category (Ex.: Nuisance)
  • Choose a sub – category (ex: High Grass)
  • Completing steps 1 & 2 will prompt the screen for the violation address location. Citizens should select the address using the GIS globe map inside the form's app or type in the physical address...then click “Save Attached Locations”. You must select a physical location for the violation. PLEASE NOTE: You may leave comments regarding your complaint within this step only. Please indicate in your comments if you are requesting a courtesy call regarding the status of your complaint. Images attached to complaints will become a permanent record of the case and could be used during court proceedings. Therefore, you are reminded you could be called as a witness for providing your photos.
  • Complete your contact information including name, email and phone. All complaints remain confidential even though you are required to provide contact information.

Suspected code violations can be submitted online by filling out the form linked above.

Code Officers - District Map