Common Code Violations


High Grass/Weeds
Section 10-126

Prohibits grass and weeds to grow to a greater height than 8" upon any real property in Mesquite, Texas.
Trash/Debris/Stagnant Water
Section 10-129

Prohibits stagnant water, trash, rubbish, filth, carrion, or other impure and unwholesome matter of any kind upon any real property, including sidewalks.
Junk Motor Vehicles
Section 10-164 and 165

Prohibits vehicles on property that are not capable of being used or operated due to legal or mechanical incapability.
Maintenance of Nuisance Premises
Section 10-169

Outside storage of inside household furniture, household items, salvage items such as scrap metal, papers, bottles, cans and similar items, lumber and building materials not currently being used and inoperable or unsightly vehicles.
Fencing
Section 5-145 and Chap. 7, Section 302.7 of International Building Code

Fences shall be maintained in a vertical position, structurally sound and in good repair.
Parking
Section 10-14

Prohibits the parking of vehicles or equipment on properties without an improved parking surface.
Parking
Section 10-14

Prohibits the parking of vehicles or equipment on properties without an improved parking surface.
Graffiti
Section 10-50

Prohibits any person from placing any advertisement, picture or written matter upon any house, wall, building, fence, sidewalk or other property, public or private.
Parking Boats/Trailers On Public Streets
Section 9-204 and 205

Prohibits any person to park, store or leave standing any trailer or boat upon a public street.
Address Numbers
Section 10-28 through 10-30

Requires residences to have address numbers displayed in front and at back. Front numbers should be visible from the street and rear numbers should be visible from the alley. Numbers should be at least three (3) inches high by one-half inch wide.
Address Numbers
Section 10-28 through 10-30

Requires residences to have address numbers displayed in front and at back. Front numbers should be visible from the street and rear numbers should be visible from the alley. Numbers should be at least three (3) inches high by one-half inch wide.
Private Swimming Pools and Spas
Section 5-411

Prohibits any private pool or spa within the city to remain in a condition so as to create a public health or safety hazard or a nuisance to the general public. Owner must maintain water clarity so that all parts of the pool bottom can be seen.
Overhanging Limbs - Trees/Bushes
Section 15.5-9

Trees, shrubs and plans shall not create an obstruction over sidewalks, streets or alleys and shall not block the view of any traffic sign or intersection.
Building Conditions
Section 304 of International Property Maintenance Code

The exterior of a structure shall be maintained in good repair, structurally sound and sanitary so as not to pose a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.