Common Violations

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The Code of Ordinances requires that all property located within the Keller city limits be kept free from code violations. The most common code violations are listed below with links to sections of the Code of Ordinances and excerpts from the Unified Development Code.

To Report a Code Violation:
or call: Melinda Hernandez at 817-743-4118 or Johnny Reyes at 817-743-4117

High Grass and Weeds

Refer to Chapter 8, Article I, Section 8-100, 
Code of Ordinances »

Grass and weeds over twelve inches (12") in height is in violation of the ordinance. This includes the area between the sidewalk (also includes the area between fences, walls or barriers) and the curb or pavement.


Brush Piles, Accumulation of Trash and Debris

Refer to 8, Article IV, Section 8-450, 
Code of Ordinances »

Storage or accumulation of trash, rubbish, debris or material that is offensive or may decay, or provides harborage for rodents, is not allowed.


Fences - New installment, Dilapidated Fences, Repair/Replace

Refer to Section 9.06,
Unified Development Code
 (PDF) »

Fences must be kept in good repair and not create urban blight. Fences may be painted or stained with natural wood colors (no bright, unnatural colors are allowed). A permit is required for all fences (new, replacement and repair).


Inoperable Vehicles

Refer to Chapter 18, Article V. Sec. 18-500, 
Code of Ordinances »

Any vehicle without a current (or missing) license or inspection sticker, wrecked, dismantled in any way or discarded is considered inoperable.


Heavy Load Vehicle

Refer to Chapter 18, Article IV, 
Code of Ordinances » 

A Heavy Load Vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle having a Manufacturer's Recommended Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) greater than 11,000 pounds (including trailers). A few examples are tractor-trailers, buses, vans and other similar vehicles.  Refer to the Definitions (PDF) from the Unified Development Code for further explanation.


Off-site Signs, Garage Sale Signs, Temporary Real-Estate Signs

Refer to Section 9.04,
Unified Development Code
(PDF) »

No sign shall be erected, constructed, relocated, altered or repaired until a permit has been issued and fees paid. Garage Sale and For Sale signs are not allowed within, or adjacent to, street Right-Of-Ways; only one (1) sign is allowed on the property having the sale.


Download and print a copy of the Code Compliance Brochure (PDF) for additional information.

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