Code Enforcement / Property Maintenance

The City of Denton works with residents and businesses to preserve the health, beauty, safety, and property values of the community.

To achieve this goal, Community Improvement Services addresses property maintenance violations such as tall grass and weeds, trash and debris, junk vehicles, illegal outside storage, and dilapidated structures.

Comment on the 2023 Chapter 17 Proposed Changes

Proposed changes to City of Denton's Chapter 17 Property Maintenance Code revisions are available for citizen review. The purpose of this code is to establish minimum requirements to provide a reasonable level of health, safety, property protection and general welfare insofar as they are affected by the continued occupancy and maintenance of structures and premises. 

Help us improve our updates by reviewing the changes and leaving any comments here!

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Assistance from Other Denton Departments

The following issues are not addressed by Community Improvement Services. To ensure the fastest response to your complaint(s) we recommend you contact these departments directly:

Animal Services Department (Phone: 940-349-7594)

  • Animal Complaints
  • Barking Dogs (During Office Hours)

Denton Police Department (Phone: 940-349-8181)

  • Noise Complaints (Report these complaints while they are occurring.)
  • Vagrancy/Homeless Trespassing
  • Cars Parked on the Street

Building Inspections Office (Phone: 940-349-8360)

  • Work without Permits
  • Buildings without Utility Services
  • Zoning Issues

Development Services Department (Phone: 940-349-8360)

  • Work without Permits
  • Illegal Land Use
  • Too Many People Living in a Building
  • Garage Sales
  • Commercial Signage on Private Property

Streets Department (Phone: 940-349-7160)

  • Damaged Streets/Sidewalks
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