The Code Enforcement Officer's primary mission is to enforce City Codes and State Laws pertaining to commercial and residential property maintenance. This is accomplished by public education, ensuring compliance with city zoning, building, sign, fire, and other related codes.
Code Enforcement is responsible for monitoring both public and private property, commercial and residential, to ensure that there are no health or safety hazards that might endanger the public and determining compliance with all City codes and ordinances. These code requirements are the minimum standards the City has adopted to protect the interests and eliminate hazards that could affect public safety, health, and general welfare. The City’s codes and ordinances address a wide variety of areas, including building construction and safety, fire safety, dangerous buildings, nuisance violations, public health, and zoning and sign violations. They can be found in the City’s Code of Ordinances.
Code Enforcement Duties
Code enforcement responsibilities include notifying residents of any code violations occurring throughout the city. These violation include issues like tall weeds and grass, abandoned vehicles, “bandit” advertising signs, garage sale and ‘open house’ signs in the right-of-way, and violations of the City’s sign ordinance. Officers might receive a complaint from a concerned citizen or identify a hazard while patrolling the city. They then take action to ensure that the hazard or violation is removed or corrected. Note: Officers enforce only minimum City standards and cannot enforce deed restrictions or covenants, as they are a civil agreement between a developer or HOA and a property owner, and must be enforced by the HOA or through a civil court process.
For additional information on violations, or to register a concern or complaint, please contact the Code Enforcement Office at (512) 262-3914 or codeenforcement [at] cityofkyle [dot] com (subject: Code%20Violation) (email a complaint online here).