Code Enforcement FAQs

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Property Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions

To submit a code violation(s), please dial 972-875-1234.

The property owner is responsible for maintaining any adjoining alleyway or utility easement (to the centerline).

House hold furniture, appliances, trash, building materials, tools, equipment, lawn & garden accessories, parts typically associated with trucks, cars, motorcycles, boats, farm equipment and any item(s) not intended or designed for outdoor use. These items should be removed and stored in an enclosed building.

Vehicles are prohibited from being parked on the grass and must be parked either on concrete, asphalt or gravel.

Yes, address numbers must be on the structure and be plainly legible and visible from the street. These numbers must be 4 inches in height and contrast with their background. If you have a rear entry way the numbers must be placed in the back in a conspicuous place so that they are visible from the alley or rear entrance. Easily legible numbers are essential for rapid response of emergency personnel

The City does not require a fence permit. However, the fence must be inspected by the building inspections department. The building inspections department may be reached at 972-875-1234.

Garage sale signs are only permitted on the site of the garage or estate sale. These types of signs are prohibited from being located off premises and shall be removed immediately after the conclusion of the sale.

If your property is zoned for residential use you are prohibited from parking a commercial motor vehicle that is larger than a one ton pick-up on your property.

No. For a vehicle to be considered a junked motor vehicle it must first be inoperative; and does not have lawfully affixed to it either an unexpired license plate or a valid motor vehicle safety inspection certificate, that is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, or discarded, or that remains inoperable for a continuous period of more than forty-five (45) days. 

Illegal Dumping FAQs

That depends on the material used and whether or not you received the proper permits to allow the improvements.  Remember, backfill material is NOT rocks, concrete curbing or slabs, green waste (yard debris), old bricks, asphalt, or other material classified as construction debris.

NO.  Dumping, even on your own property or storage of waste upon your property is unlawful.  It has an effect on neighboring properties and the community.  It lowers property values, breads vermin, is unsightly, is a hazard, and is against State laws.

That depends on the material used and whether or not you received the proper permits to allow the improvements.  Remember, backfill material is NOT rocks, concrete curbing or slabs, green waste (yard debris), old bricks, asphalt, or other material classified as construction debris. 

Contact the City of Ennis Department of Health Services before engaging in any activity that could be ruled as Illegal Dumping. 500 Lake Bardwell Drive 972-875-1234 8a.m - 5p.m. M-F or Email