The City of Katy Code Enforcement officer’s goal is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. Below are some of the issues the city’s code enforcement officer pursues. Violations for unsafe or unsanitary conditions can be reported using the Code Enforcement Complaint form.
WEEDS: Tall grass and weeds create hazards to neighborhood residents and contribute to an unkempt look and feel to a neighborhood. Tall grass can harbor trash and hazards which can be dangerous to neighborhood occupants and children. Pests are more comfortable in these overgrown conditions. A highly overgrown lot becomes very dry in the heat of summer and is a potential fire hazard. City Code requires that tall grass and weeds not exceed the height of nine (9) inches above surrounding ground, this includes the alley and any rights of way contiguous with the property. Any owner, owner’s agent or any occupant of any premises on which such a nuisance exists is liable, and subject to penalty. We encourage everyone to control the growth of weeds and grass before it becomes a problem. Property owners who allow these types of problems to get out of control may be issued a municipal court citation and may be billed for any cleanup costs and associated fees.
GRAFFITI: The most effective way to deter the spread of graffiti in our neighborhoods is to remove it immediately after its discovery. Graffiti that is not taken care of immediately will encourage other individuals to try and outdo their predecessors. Graffiti may also attract and encourage unwanted individuals from outside the area into neighborhoods. Graffiti is a concern to all of us, but removal is the property owner’s responsibility.
GARBAGE: The accumulation of garbage, trash, rubbish, appliances, car parts, old furniture, concrete and tree trimmings detracts from the appearance of the whole neighborhood. These accumulations are not only illegal but they create unhealthy and unsafe conditions. For these reasons all residential and commercial establishments are required to have garbage service. Commercial establishments are required to keep containers stored out of public view.
STORM DRAIN POLLUTION AND ILLEGAL DUMPING: Dumping hazardous waste materials, oils, and even biodegradable products down any sewer drain is illegal. Storm drains do not go to a water treatment plant, but directly to the bayous. These items can kill plants, fish and animals living in our area. Persons seen dumping these types of materials can be prosecuted for this violation.
Current through 2452 adopted 9/28/09