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Code FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What are the criteria for the Weeds & Grass Ordinance?
    The ordinance states 12" tall, which is about mid-calf.

    Rural zoned neighborhoods/areas/lots do not have to be mowed.

    The majority of the yard has to be 12" tall, not just clumps or portions.
    My neighbor has not trimmed or edged their property.
    The City does not have an ordinance that addresses this. Please contact your HOA.
    My neighbors have been having loud parties.
    Please call the College Station Police Department at 979.764.3600.
    My trash was not picked up & I received a notice or citation.
    Please call Public Works at 979.764.3690.

    REMINDER: doortags/hangtags are not citations. Citations are hand-delivered and need to be signed for.

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    My neighbor has a dog that barks/gets out all of the time.
    Please call Animal Control at 979.764.3600.
    My neighbor's backyard is overgrown/has stuff all over.
    Generally, we are not allowed to look into backyards if there is a privacy fence.
    There is a car parked in the street that has not moved.
    Please call the College Station Police Department at 979.764.3600.
    My neighbor's vehicle has not moved in months.
    If the registration is current and the vehicle appears to be operable (i.e. tires aired, etc.), it is not a violation.

    If this is not the case, please call us at 979.764.6363, email us at CodeEnforecement@cstx.gov or report the issue online through SeeClickFix.
    I received a tag/citation for house numbers painted on the curb.
    Numbers painted on the curb do not meet the ordinance; they have to be on the house or mailbox.

    Please note that doortags/hangtags are not citations. Citations are hand-delivered and need to be signed for.
    My neighbor has litter in their yard.
    Please call us at 979.764.6363, email us at CodeEnforecement@cstx.gov or report the issue online through SeeClickFix.
    My neighbor has a couch/refrigerator/recliner/dinette set out in their yard.
    Please call us at 979.764.6363, email us at CodeEnforecement@cstx.gov or report the issue online through SeeClickFix.
    My neighbor parks his car in the yard all the time.
    Parking one tire in the grass is not a violation. The rule of thumb is that if more than half of the vehicle is parked on the grass, it is a violation.
    I am not sure if something is a violation. Who do I call?
    Please call us at 979.764.6363, email us at CodeEnforecement@cstx.gov or report an issue online through SeeClickFix.

Contact Information

Code Enforcement979.764.6363
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