Code Enforcement Complaints

Code Enforcement Complaints

Upon filing a complaint, please review state laws and local ordinances to confirm the allegation of the violation is valid. 


Definitions:

Complaint – Any allegation made orally or in writing to a Code Enforcement Officer, Building Official, Fire Inspector, City Inspector, Law Enforcement Officer, City Official, or City employee that a situation or observation may violate City Code.

Complaint (Valid) - Code Enforcement Officer, City Inspector, Law Enforcement Officer, or Officer of the Court believes there is sufficient evidence to support the complaint or substantiate a code violation.

Complaint (Unfounded) - Code Enforcement Officer, Building Official, Fire Inspector, City Inspector, Law Enforcement Officer, or Officer of the Court does not believe there is sufficient evidence to support the complaint or substantiate a code violation.

Complaint Form:

Click- Dickinson Complaint Form

Email all complaints: codeenforcement@dickinsontexas.gov 

Standard code enforcement process

  1. Complaint Received / Initiated
  2. Complaint logged and assigned report #
  3. Code Enforcement Officer Assigned
  4. Inspection Completed as soon as possible (Complaints are triaged)
  5. If violations are identified action is taken based on circumstances and violator is give a reasonable amount of time to bring property in compliance. 

 

Adopted Local Ordinance

City of Dickinson Ordinance

 

Sec. 12-50. - Penalty.

Any owner, lessee, or occupant, whether a natural person or a corporation, or any agent, servant, representative, or employee of any such person, lessee, or occupant, including any person having ownership, occupancy or control of any premises or lot or lots, or parcel of real estate or any part thereof, any interest therein, or improvements thereon, situated within the limits of the city, on which there exists any condition defined in this article, who shall fail, refuse, or neglect to remove or abate such condition, after the expiration of ten (10) days from the date of service of notice as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable as provided in section 1-4. Each and every day that such condition is allowed to exist shall constitute a separate offense. 

(Ord. No. 80-84, § 5, 9-11-84)