Code Enforcement

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The mission of Code Enforcement, which is a division of Community Development, is: To develop a working partnership involving the neighborhood residents, public officials, and service organizations to identify effective solutions to concerns or needs in City neighborhoods.

Code Enforcement enforces our City Ordinances to help keep Odessa a great place to live and visit.

Code Enforcement Complaint Form

Contact Information:
119 W 4th Street, Suite 104
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 335-4680

Common Code Violations

The Accumulation of Junk and Debris is the collection of used material that is a health or fire hazard and located in such a place that it can be recognized from an adjacent alley, street or property. Violators could pay up to $2,000 in fines. Click here to view the complete code.

Junked Vehicles are motor vehicles that do not have valid and lawfully attached license plates and inspection sticker and which are inoperable, wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled. If a vehicle remains in this condition for 72 consecutive hours on public property or 30 consecutive days on private property it is illegal and the owner could be fined $200. Click here to view the complete code.

Illegal Dumping is the disposal of any garbage anywhere other than a permitted landfill or designated receptacle. Illegal dumping poses a threat to human health and the environment by creating fire hazards and breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Violators could pay up to $2,000 in fines. Click here to view the complete code.

Commercial Vehicle Parking


A garage sale lasting more than two days is considered a Continuous Garage Sale and is illegal and any household that conducts more than two garage sales per year is breaking the law. The fine for either violation could cost up to $500. Click here to view the complete code.

Home Occupation

Weeds more than twelve inches tall, whether they are grown, stacked or piled, are illegal. The Accumulation of Weeds creates a fire hazard and breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Property owners could face a $500 fine for overgrown weeds.
Click here to view the complete code.


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Any house or building that is uninhabitable or unsecured poses a hazard to public health, safety and welfare. Dangerous Buildings are illegal and owners could risk losing their property. Click here to view the complete code.

Nuisance Water is considered water run off more than 50 feet from the property line resulting landscape irrigation. Broken sprinkler heads and failing to controllable water leaks is also considered nuisance water. Fines start at $200 for the first offense and up to $500 a day until leaks are repaired. Click here to view the complete code.

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