Goals of Code Enforcement
To preserve the quality and value of public and private property
To eliminate conditions which threaten the life, health, safety, and general welfare of the public
To maintain a quality standard of living for all who live and work in our community
Duties of the Code Enforcement Section
To monitor public compliance with the city's municipal code and the city's adopted building codes
To accept and process all building permit applications
To review building plans and specifications
To perform inspections in accordance with the city's adopted building codes
To investigate and pursue compliance when a violation of the municipal code or the adopted building codes is reported and confirmed
To issue administrative notices, stop work orders, citations, correspondence, etc., as needed to ensure compliance
To oversee city abatement when necessary
To obtain and implement inspection warrants when necessary
To provide code enforcement staff assistance to the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission
How to Obtain Code Enforcement Assistance
The city requires that all investigation requests/complaints be submitted on an official city investigation request / complaint form. Forms are available at City Hall. Forms can be completed by city staff over the phone. Upon request, the city will make every effort to keep a complainant's identity confidential.
How the Public can Help to Reduce the Need for City Code Enforcement
When considering new construction or changes regarding land use or construction, become familiar with the applicable municipal code and building codes; and, voluntarily comply with permit requirements and all local, state, and federal regulations that may apply to your situation.
Contact the city to obtain information regarding regulations related to zoning, land use, construction, set backs, and encroachment in public rights of way.
Maintain all buildings and other structures in a safe, sanitary and structurally sound condition.
Maintain all properties in a safe, sanitary and well kept condition; to include, cutting grass and weeds on a regular basis.
Store all trash and trash containers out of public view from any street, and so as not to be offensive to neighbors or the general public.
City Construction & Fire Codes
2018 International Building Code Ordinance 2022-06
2018 International Plumbing Code Ordinance 2022-07
2018 International Residential Code Ordinance 2022-08
2018 ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities Ordinance 2022-09
2018 International Energy Conservation Code Ordinance 2022-13
2018 International Fire Code Ordinance 2019-03 (www.jcesd3.org)
2018 International Fuel Gas Code Ordinance 2022-11
2018 International Mechanical Code Ordinance 2022-15
2018 International Property Maintenance Code Ordinance 2022-14
2018 International Private Sewage Disposal Code Ordinance 2022-12
2017 National Electric Code Ordinance 2022-10
2018 international Swimming Pool and Spa Code Ordinance 2022-16
126 W. Main St.
Edna, TX 77957
Phone: 361-782-3122 ext. 305