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Address Requirements
Chapter 3, Section 3.6 - International Building Code adopted (A)(13)

This ordinance provides addressing requirements for both commercial and residential properties. All commercial structures shall have street numbers on the face of the building and on any rear door. Residential properties are required to have numbers are on both sides of the mailbox or on a free standing structure.

Home Occupation
UDO, Article 6.5 - Accessory Uses (C)

There are several types of legal home occupations. These include occupations that do not interfere with traffic flow, change the appearance of the dwelling, create a nuisance or be visible from the street. Examples of home occupations include telephone answering, child-care or bed-and-breakfast operations. More information can be found in the Unified Development Ordinance.

Signs
UDO, Article 7.5 - Signs

The following signs are prohibited by this ordinance: portable and trailer, temporary freestanding, off-premise signage or rooftop signs. Inflated signs, banners, pennants, wind driven devices, tethered balloons and any gas filled object are restricted. Flags containing either copy or logos are also prohibited as well as flashing or blinking signs. More information can be found in the Unified Development Ordinance.

Junk Motor Vehicles
Chapter 10, Section 5 - Junked Motor Vehicles

a. vehicle that is self-propelled; and

b. does not have lawfully affixed to it either; an unexpired license plate; or a valid motor vehicle safety inspection certificate; and

c. is: 1) wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, or discarded, or 2) inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than 72 consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property; or 30 consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.

Maximum Occupancy, Definition of "Family"
UDO, Article 11.2 - Definitions

Any number of related persons, or not more than four persons, any one of whom is unrelated to another, living as a single housekeeping unit. Persons are related within the meaning of this definition if they are related by the second degree of consanguinity, affinity, legal guardianship, or qualified under chapter 123 of the Human Resources Code.

Open Storage
Chapter 7, Section 2 - Unlawful Conduct Related to Health and Safety (A)(8)

A person commits an offense if he allows the open storage of commodities and materials for sale, lease, inventory or private use in areas zoned as residential.

Parking in the Yard
Chapter 10, Section 6 - Parking, Standing or Storing of Recreational Vehicles, Trailers or Trucks in Residential Areas (b)(3 & 4)

It shall be unlawful for the owner, occupant or person in charge of property used for residential purposes to permit the parking, standing or storing of motor vehicles, excluding recreational vehicles on yards or lawns excluding driveways, paved parking areas, or areas screened from public view by fencing.

Property Maintenance Code
Chapter 3, Section 6 - International Building Code adopted

This chapter includes concerns about exterior and interior maintenance requirements. The property maintenance codes are adopted from the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code, referenced in Chapter 3 of the Code of Ordinances.

Trash Containers
Chapter 11, Section 5 - Solid Waste Collection Regulations (B)(1)(j)

Containers shall be removed from the designated pickup point and placed either adjacent to their dwelling or at a location designated by the City within twelve (12) hours of their scheduled pickup day.

Prohibited/Hazardous Materials
Chapter 11, Section 5 - Solid Waste Collection Regulations (B)(2)(j)
Chapter 7, Section 10 - Release, Discharge, or Deposit of Hazardous Substances

Oil or any other hazardous substances shall be prohibited from being placed into a residential container. Oil shall not be dumped on the ground. Please contact the Recycling Coordinator for disposal options at 979.764.6228 or 979.764.3690 and RecycleRequests@cstx.gov or PubWorks@cstx.gov.

Refrigerators
Chapter 11, Section 5 - Solid Waste Collection Regulations (B)(1)(hh)

Due to State and Federal regulations, City Sanitation crews cannot pick up items containing chlorinated fluorocarbons (CFCs). Please contact the Recycling Coordinator for disposal options at 979.764.6228 or 979.764.3690 and RecycleRequests@cstx.gov or PubWorks@cstx.gov.

Weeds & Grass
Chapter 7, Section 1 - Stagnant Water, Trash, Weeds, and Other Vegetation Prohibited (C)

This ordinance refers to objectionable or unsightly vegetation including weeds and grass that exceed 12" in height.

Zoning Violations
UDO, Article 4

This chapter includes all issues relating to zoning definitions, districts and requirements. Boundaries, parking space requirements, landscaping, sign regulations, and permitting procedures are focused on in this chapter. More information can be found in the Unified Development Ordinance or through the Planning and Development Services Department at 979.764.3570.

Tires
Chapter 11, Section 5 - Solid Waste Collection Regulations (B)(1)(cc)

Due to State regulations, City Sanitation crews cannot pick up tires unless they have been quartered. Please contact the Recycling Coordinator for disposal options at 979.764.6228 or 979.764.3690 and RecycleRequests@cstx.gov or PubWorks@cstx.gov.


For more information about these codes or to report a code violation please call the Code Enforcement Office at 979.764.6363.

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Last updated: 12/28/2016 11:00:26 AM