Top 10 Code Violations
Code Enforcement provides quality services to the community for the protection and promotion of the health, safety, welfare, property values and environment of the Town of Flower Mound. While the Town’s overall codes and ordinances apply to a variety of situations, Flower Mound’s Code Enforcement Division has identified the top ten most common violations in an effort to help our residents.
1. High Grass and Weeds
In the Town of Flower Mound grass and weeds may not exceed 12 inches in height. High grass and weeds are unsightly, can create fire hazards, and act as rodent habitat. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 32 for more information.
2. Trash and Debris
Trash and debris stored on properties pose a health and safety threat, can create fire hazards and act as rodent habitat, and can negatively affect surrounding property values. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 71 for more information.
3. Junk Vehicles
Junk vehicles visible from a public right-of-way reduced surrounding property values and create dangerous conditions that can be an attractive nuisance for children. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 242 for more information.
4. Right of Way Obstructions
Objects obstructing the public right-of-way, including trees that grow lower than 8 feet over the sidewalk or lower than 14 feet over the street and vehicles that are parked on the sidewalk, pose significant safety and welfare threats. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 51 for more information.
5. Stagnant Pools
Stagnant pools are health and safety threats that serve as insect breeding habitats helping to spread mosquito born diseases, including the West Nile Virus. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 75 for more information.
6. Property Maintenance Standards
Properties and fences that are not maintained to meet minimum property standards pose health, safety, and welfare risks and can negatively affect surrounding property values. View Code of Ordinances - Sections 14 - 541 and 15 - 542 for more information.
7. Work Without Permits
Many property improvement projects, including new fences, accessory structures, decks, and pools, require permits to ensure the projects are built to meet the required safety standards, preserving property values and ensuring consistent quality development. View Code of Ordinances - Sections 14 - 571 for more information.
8. Parking on Grass
Vehicles must be parked on approved concrete, asphalt, or other accepted surfaces as approved by the Town to help prevent the proliferation of ancillary high weeds and rodent habitats and preserve neighborhood aesthetics and property values. View Code of Ordinances - Section 66 - 174 for more information.
9. Illegal Dumping
The illegal dumping of refuse, including grass clippings and pet waste, in unapproved locations threatens the environment and water supply, and poses threats to the community’s health, safety, welfare, and property values. View Code of Ordinances - Section 34 - 73 for more information.
10. Signs in the Right of Way
The illegal posting of signage, including garage and yard sale, open house, and residential housing signs, creates blight, and traffic safety issues. View Code of Ordinances Sections - 86 - 232 and 86 -233 for more information.