The Department of Code Enforcement seeks to enhance neighborhoods and our citizen’s health, safety and general welfare through proactive and reactive City code enforcement. All action shall be conducted in a responsive and fair manner focusing on customer service and public awareness while respecting the property rights of our citizens.
In 1997 Code Enforcement went proactive and daily routine patrols are now made throughout the city.
The overall goal of the Code Enforcement staff is not to continually generate large numbers of Public Nuisance cases from year to year, but to actually decrease the case load year to year by educating citizens as to the importance and need for code compliance.
The City of Harker Heights has a Code of Ordinances which includes all the regulations governing the City. Many of these regulations are written for the express purposes of providing for the safety of our citizens. The section of code dealing with property maintenance is just one such example.
Code Enforcement includes but is not limited to:
- High Grass and Weeds
- Junk and Abandoned Vehicles
- Illegal Dumping
- The accumulation of Rubbish and/or Trash on Properties
- The Removal of Dilapidated Structures
Property maintenance is an essential component for providing for the safety of our citizens. The City’s property maintenance code provides for the maintenance of both external and internal structures as well as the upkeep of the property beyond the building.
These webpages will describe just a few of the items covered under the City’s property maintenance code. The City continues to be proactive in enforcing these ordinances. All property owners are encouraged to learn more about the property maintenance code.
The overall goal of the Code Enforcement staff is not to continually generate large numbers of Public Nuisance cases from year to year, but to actually decrease the case load year to year by educating citizens as to the importance and need for code compliance. The City’s Code Enforcement Officers and staff are here to assist you. The City attempts to assist those with non-complying buildings or properties to come into compliance voluntarily. Failure to voluntarily comply will result in court action.
On April 14, 2020, the Harker Heights City Council adopted Ordinance 2020-10 which regulates all existing and future BYOB businesses in the city. This ordinance is designed to help ensure the safety and security of BYOB business patrons and staff, as well as provide clarity in the Harker Heights Code of Ordinances in regulating BYOB businesses. As of the adoption of this ordinance, all BYOB businesses in the city are required to have a BYOB Permit to operate. Failure to obtain a BYOB Permit or committing a violation of any of the BYOB Ordinance regulations may result in civil and criminal penalties. The permit renewal date will be November 1st of every year.
BYOB Business Permit Application
Criminal Background Check Authorization Form