The Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Planning and Development partners with home and business owners alike to achieve voluntary compliance as it relates to life health safety; land use; zoning; minimum property/building standards on residential/commercial zoned properties; and beautification.
Code Enforcement is committed to safeguarding the public health; improving community appearance; and protecting the integrity of neighborhoods.
Care of Premises
When conditions within a property are visible from a public right-of-way and tend to reduce the visual appeal of the property, a possible unsightly or objectionable condition exists. The following conditions below can be observed as code violations on private property zoned for the following uses: Residential; Commercial; Apartment; Hotel; 4 Plex; Duplex; Manufactured Housing; and Vacant Lots:
- Brush, Dead Trees and Limbs,
- High Grass and Weeds
- Building Materials
- Household items
- Illegal Land Use/Zoning
- Outside Junk, Rubbish, Litter or Debris
- Parking on unimproved surface
- Inoperable/Wrecked Vehicles
- Dilapidated Fences
- Deteriorated Building Exteriors
- Minimum Building Conditions (Apartments/Hotels/4 Plexes/Mgf. Housing)
Complaints may be filed in Municipal, County or District Court should voluntary compliance efforts prove to be ineffective.
Know Your Codes
The City of Borger is working with Code Enforcement on a series of videos, "Know Your Codes" to help educate the public on code violations. Watch our latest video in the series below and subscribe to our YouTube to get notified when we post a new video!
All buildings or structures must meet the minimum standards of city building codes and ordinances. Any building or structure that is abandoned, unsecured, dilapidated, has structural damage or has substandard construction is a dangerous building and shall be repaired, demolished or removed.
High weeds and grass are considered a violation when growth exceeds 12 inches in height. Properties that are more than two acres shall maintain a 50-foot wide strip adjacent to any public street, right-of-way or adjacent to any lot that is occupied by a residence or business. The owner and tenant are responsible for maintaining the property from any adjacent street curbs to the back of their property. Any alley or right-of-way adjacent to their property must also be maintained.
A junked vehicle is a self-propelled vehicle that has an expired motor vehicle inspection certificate and is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled, or discarded. The vehicle must be restored to operable condition, removed from the property, or be stored in an enclosed structure.
Accumulations of litter, trash and debris on private premises can be more than just unsightly. More importantly, by their presence, vermin-related and public health concerns often coexist. Such accumulations must be removed by the property owner.
Operation Facelift was enacted by the City Council as a means to assist residents in the demolition and removal of less than desirable property throughout the City of Borger.