City of
HALTOM CITY

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

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

Hours

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

Contact

Supervisor
817-222-7054
Code Enforcement Officers:
P. Cagle
817-222-7732
R. Kibler
817-222-7731
D. Sulecki
817-222-7735
C. Warren
817-222-7776
email staff

High Grass Ordinance Amended

Enforcement will start with the 2019 mowing season
Ordinance No. O-2018-022-01:
Download PDF File

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.

Tags: Beautification, Code Enforcement, Code of Ordinances, High Grass Ordinance Amended