City of Odessa: Common City Code Violations 10/1/12
City of Odessa
October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012 – October is National Code Enforcement Awareness Month. City Code Enforcement Officers work with businesses and residents to promote awareness of City codes to keep our City a safe and clean place to live, work and play.
Common City code violations include:
· Nuisance water - runoff of water more than fifty feet from the source or into a street intersection, failure to repair a controllable leak from valves, pipes or faucets.
· Illegal parking of commercial vehicles - vehicles weighing more than one and a half ton, 17,000 pounds GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight), or 32 feet in length, may not be parked or stored in residential, office, multi-family, special dwelling, neighborhood service districts and either on the street, alley or private property.
· Accumulation of Junk and Debris – worn out and discarded material in a place and in an amount that can be seen from a public right of way is a health and fire hazard.
· Continuous Garage Sales and Garage Sale Signs – only two garage sales are permitted per year per property and each sale may not last longer than two days; signs cannot be placed on utility poles, medians or street corners.
City codes are designed to provide safety for residences and a cleaner community to live in and visit. Each week during the month the City will highlight a common code violation. Please help the City bring awareness of the law to residents and encourage everyone to do their part to keep our City safe and clean.
To learn more about Code Enforcement and City codes, or report a violation, please visit Odessa-tx.gov or call 432.335.4680. Code Enforcement Offices are located at 119 West Fourth Street, Suite 104.