Code EnforcementCode Enforcement

Code Enforcement

The primary mission of the City of Katy Code Enforcement Division is to enforce City Codes and State Laws  to ensure that Katy will be a great place to live and work. The Code Officer’s goal is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our citizens. This is accomplished by public education and working closely with local authorities, business owners and other City departments to bring both residential and commercial properties into code compliance.

The Code Enforcement Division is a “One Stop Shop” for premise code enforcement issues including:

  • Weeds and Grass
  • Illegal Dumping on private or public property
  • Property Maintenance – building, driveway and accessory structure maintenance including fences
  • Health & Safety – accumulation of trash, stagnant water, brush, debris, tires
  • Sanitation Issues
  • Illegal Home Occupations
  • Zoning Violations
  • Commercial Signage
  • Addressing Requirements
  • Hazardous Materials
Code Enforcement General Procedures

When a code violation is reported the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) will investigate within 48 hours. Complaints can be relayed by phone, e-mail or in person at Katy City Hall.

If a violation is verified enforcement action is taken. Generally:

  • Door Hanger notifying property owner/occupant of violation
  • If violation remains after 7 days a Notice of Violation is issued via Certified mail to both property owner and occupant
  • If violation remains after compliance deadline the City can abate the violation and issue Municipal Court Citations

All enforcement actions that require enforcement notices are filed according to date, written and issued according to the requirements outlined by state law.

Contact Us:

Download Code Enforcement Complaint Form

E-mail – ckuykendall@cityofkaty.com

Phone – 281-391-4830

In person at 910 Avenue C, Katy Texas

More Code Enforcement Information

Code of Ordinances Link

Frequent Violations Details Link

Violations Handled by other City Departments

Police 281-391-4848

  • Vehicles creating traffic hazard
  • Parking
  • Loud music, noise
  • Junk vehicles
  • Animal complaints (barking dogs etc.)
Fire Department 281-391-4848
  • Illegal burning
  • Suspected fire hazards
Permits Department 28-391-4830
  • Construction, Building and Remodeling without a permit

 

 

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