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5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

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Haltom City Code Enforcement

Any questions regarding a citation/violation on city streets or the city right-of-way should be directed to the Haltom City Police Department (HCPD), not Code Enforcement. You may contact HCPD Sgt. Tom Myers at 817-222-7054 or by email (Uniformed Services>Tom Myers - Sergeant, Code Enforcement).

Code Enforcement

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117


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


Supervisor - Commercial
Supervisor - Residential
Code Enforcement Officers:
R. Carr-Williams
R. Kibler
D. Sulecki
C. Warren
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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

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

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.

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.