Code Enforcement Page

Code Enforcement Officer is defined by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which regulates and set standards for code enforcement. Currently, there is one Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Bandera.

Code Enforcement is the inspection, improvement, and rehabilitation of environmental hazards on public and private premises by determining the presence of fire or health hazards, nuisance violations and unsafe building conditions. The City enforces its standards and requirements through the Bandera Code of Ordinances.

There are two common areas receiving code enforcement complaints on a daily basis.

Junked Vehicles

A junked vehicle that is self-propelled and is:

-unable to run under its own power
-wrecked or partially wrecked or dismantled, or is inoperable and has remained inoperable more than 72 consecutive hours on public property, or is inoperable and has remained inoperable for 30 consecutive days on private property
-located any place visible from a public place or public right-of-way
-is detrimental to the safety and welfare of the City

Vehicles on jack stands more than 48 hours are prohibited.

Nuisance Ordinance

A public nuisance is defined in Bandera’s Code of Ordinances as any act, thing, occupation, condition, or use of property that is of such a nature and continues long enough to:

-substantially annoy, injure or endanger the comfort, health repose or safety of the public
-greatly offend the public morals or decency
-unlawfully and substantially interfere with, obstruct, or tend to obstruct or render dangerous for passage, any street, alley, highway, navigable body of water or other public way

Complaints, Inspections, and Notices

All complaints alleging the existence of a public nuisance must be filed with the Code Enforcement Officer. The officer will respond promptly to inspect the premises and make a written report on the findings of the inspection. Whenever practical, photographs of the premises will be attached to the written report.

Recently Adopted Ordinances 

  1. Ordinance 377 - Amending Ordinance 376 7/23/2020
  2. Ordinance 376 - COVID-19 Declaration Extension 7/1/2020
  3. Ordinance 375 - Budget amendment 6/18/2020
  4. Ordinance 374: COVID-19 Amendments 4/1/2020
  5. Ordinance 373: COVD-19 Declaration 3/20/2020
  6. Ordinance 372: Hwy 16 Speed Limits 4/6/2020
  7. Ordinance 371: Flood Damage Prevention 4/6/2020
  8. Ordinance 370: City Council Meetings 1/16/2020
  9. Ordinance 369: 2018-2019 Budget 12/5/2019
  10. Ordinance 368: Utility fee 10/17/2019
  11. Ordinance 367: Tax rate 9/26/2019
  12. Ordinance 366: 2019-2020 Budget 9/26/2019
  13. Ordinance 365: 2018-2019 Budget 9/26/2019
  14. Ordinance 364: Trucks 9/12/2019
  15. Ordinance 363: Council Code of Ethics 9/5/2019
  16. Ordinance 362: Signs 6/6/2019
  17. Ordinance 361: Council Code of Ethics 6/6/2019
  18. Ordinance 360: Fee Schedule Amendment 6/6/2019
  19. Ordinance 359: Signs 2/21/2019
  20. Ordinance 358: City Council Meetings 12/6/2018
  21. Ordinance 357: Tax rate 9/26/2018
  22. Ordinance 356: 2018-2019 Budget 9/26/2018
  23. Ordinance 355: Marshal's Office 9/6/2018
  24. Ordinance 354: Sanitation & pollution control 9/6/2018
  25. Ordinance 353: Domesticated Swine 8/2/2018
  26. Ordinance 352: TWDB 8/2/2018
  27. Ordinance 351: Water Conservation Plan 4/19/2018
  28. Ordinance 350: Park rules 4/5/2018
  29. Ordinance 349: Special Use Permits 3/15/2018
  30. Ordinance 348: Commerce of live animals 3/15/2018
  31. Ordinance 347: Historic Preservation 3/9/2018
  32. Ordinance 346: City Council Meetings 2/6/2018
  33. Ordinance 345: Outdoor Lighting 2/6/2018
  34. Ordinance 344: Plats and Vested Rights 2/6/2018
  35. Ordinance 343: Board of Appeals 1/16/2018
  36. Ordinance 342: House Numbers 1/18/2018
  37. Ordinance 341: Streets 1/18/2018
  38. Ordinance 340: Signs 1/18/2018

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