I thought the owner only has ten (10) days to comply?

That’s correct. However, if the owner does not voluntary comply, an Abatement Order is required to force compliance on private property with all complaints except high grass. This extends the ten (10) days significantly.

For example: In the event of a high grass complaint that does not require an Abatement Order, after the ten (10) days, the property is placed on the abatement list for notification to the contractor, the contractor is notified [weekly or bi-weekly], and then, weather permitting, mows the property.  

If the complaint involves a substandard structure and is contested by the owner, the court proceedings alone may take from two (2) to three (3) years to obtain a resolution before demolition may begin.

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1. How do I file a Complaint?
2. What happens when I report a code violation?
3. How long may it take to resolve my complaint?
4. I thought the owner only has ten (10) days to comply?
5. What is a junk vehicle?
6. What is considered a high grass violation?
7. What happens if I don’t enter the correct address?
8. What’s the easiest way to contact Neighborhood Improvement Services?
9. I want to file a complaint, but I don’t want to identify myself. Is that permissible?
10. I want to file a complaint but am not very good with computers, How can I file a complaint?
11. Does if help to submit photos with my complaint?
12. What are the pool regulations in Texas City?
13. Every time the complaint gets corrected the occupant does the same thing all over again. What do I do now?