- Development Services
- Code Enforcement
- Common Violations
Grass and weeds over 12 inches high are a violation of Victoria City Code. Property owners and tenants are responsible for keeping their lawns mowed and clippings cleared from the adjacent sidewalk and street.
Correcting the Violation
Written notification is sent to the property owners or tenants who are allowed seven days to mow their property. If the violation is not corrected after the time has elapsed, the city will mow the high grass and weeds and send the owner an invoice.
For more information, access the Victoria City Code, Chapter 10-41.
A junk vehicle is defined (as defined in Chapter 683 of the Texas Transportation Code) as a vehicle that is self-propelled, has an expired registration or inspection sticker and is:
- Partially dismantled
- Inoperable for more than 72 hours on the public right-of-way
- Inoperable for more than 30 consecutive days on private property
For more information, please view the Victoria City Code, Chapter 10-51.
Homeowners and tenants are responsible for maintaining the area between the street and house free of junk, brush, trash and debris. This includes the storage of any furniture not intended for outdoor use, appliances, tires or similar item.
To learn more about this violation, review the Victoria City Code, Chapter 10-41.
Property owners must clear shrubs, limbs and tree branches from the public right-of-way at least 8 feet over sidewalks and at least 14 feet over roadways.
For more information, please review the Victoria City Code, Chapter 10-41.
An unsafe building complaint (e.g. a building built on substandard foundation, fire hazardous wiring, etc.) takes a minimum of 135 days to resolve and includes:
- Inspecting the property
- Identifying the owner
- Contacting the owner
- Allowing a thirty day period, by State law, for the owner to correct the problem
- Conducting up to two more inspections with time allowed for corrective action on the part of the owner
- Scheduling the case to go before the Building and Standards Commission if the owner does not respond
The amount of time given to repair or demolish the structure is determined by the Building and Standards Commission. If the property issue is still not resolved, demolition proceedings will begin.
For more information, review the Victoria City Code, Chapter 5-161.
Additional Code Enforcement Resources
For animal-related concerns, contact Victoria County Animal Control at 361-578-3564.
Concerns may include:
- Animal bite incidents
- Animal cruelty
- Dangerous animals
- Dead animals on public property
- Loose livestock
- Stray/lost/injured animals
Contact your Homeowners Association (HOA)
If you live in an area with a Homeowners Association (HOA) it may have adopted stricter deed restrictions including aesthetic controls. Deed restrictions are private contracts and are not enforced by the City.