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Code FAQs

    I think my neighbor's grass is too tall. What are the criteria for the Weeds and Grass Ordinance?
    • The Ordinance states 12" tall, which is about mid-calf
    • Rurally zoned neighborhoods/areas/lots do not have to be mowed
    • The majority of the yard has to be 12" tall, not just clumps or portions
    My neighbor has not trimmed or edged their property.
    • The City does not have an Ordinance that addresses this
    • Please contact your HOA
    My neighbors have been having loud parties.
    • Please call the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600
    My trash was not picked up, and I got a Door tag/Hang tag/Notice/Citation.
    • Doortags/Hangtags are not Citations; Citations are hand-delivered and need to be signed for
    • Please call Public Works at 979-764-3690
    My neighbor has a dog that barks/gets out all of the time.
    • Please call Animal Control at 979-764-3600
    My neighbor's backyard is overgrown/has stuff all over.
    • Generally, we are not allowed to look into people's backyards if there is a privacy fence; everyone has a certain level of an expectation of privacy
    There is a car parked in the street that has not moved for months, and the registration has expired
    • Please call the Police Department at 979-764-3600
    My neighbor's car, which is in the driveway, has not moved in months.
    • Is the registration current, and does it appear to be operable (i.e. tires aired, etc.)?
      • If NO, then it is a violation
      • If YES, then it is not a violation
    I got a Door tag/Hang tag/Notice/Citation for House Numbers, but my numbers are painted on the curb.
    • Doortags/Hangtags are not Citations; Citations are hand-delivered and need to be signed for
    • Numbers painted on the curb do not meet the Ordinance. They have to be:
      • On the house, or
      • On the mailbox
    My neighbor has litter in their yard.
    • One beer can, cup or newspaper is not litter
    My neighbor has a couch/refrigerator/recliner/dinette set out in their yard.
    I am not sure if something is a violation. Who do I call?
    My neighbor parks his car in the yard all the time.
    • Parking one tire in the grass is not a violation. The rule of thumb is that if more than half of the vehicle is parked on the grass, it is a violation. Please call us at 979-764-6363
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