Inform. Inspect. Improve.

The mission of Code Compliance is to educate the public and gain citizen compliance on health, safety, and quality of life issues. The City of Abilene residents need and deserve to live in a safe and healthy environment. Code Compliance is responsible for enforcing city ordinances. The division is authorized to pursue criminal and civil remedies to abate nuisances for the purpose of maintaining a safe, sanitary and clean city.

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Note: Nuisance includes high weeds, off-street parking, unsightly conditions, falling fences, etc. 

Code Violations

Grass & Weeds Over 12 Inches
Junk, Trash, Debris & Abandoned Materials
Vehicle Parked on Unimproved Surface
Dilapidated Fence
Dead Tree
Dilapidated Structure/Building
Obnoxious Odors
Vehicle with Expired Plates & Inoperable


Report Violation

Get to know the laws…if the owner and/or occupant fail to comply in a timely manner with a request to correct a violation, a municipal court citation may be issued and/or the violation corrected at the owner’s expense. A lien may be filed to recover the city’s cost of abatement.

The 2009 Code Compliance Guide Printable 

Code Compliance Officers

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make a complaint?
How long should it take for a Code Officer to investigate my complaint?
What if I want to remain anonymous?
Why isn't the City doing something about a property complaint I made?
How do I report littering?
How do I report illegal dumping in rights-of-way?
How can I encourage others not to litter?
Who is responsible for keeping the street and alley clean?
Who is responsible for trimming trees?
What can the City do about dead or diseased trees?
Can I park a vehicle in my yard?
Can 18-wheelers be parked on a residential street?
Can I operate a business in my home?
Can I post a sign to a utility pole or tree?
What items cannot be stored outside?
Can I compost my own leaves and grass clippings?
How can I tell if my contractor is disposing of waste properly?

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