Code Enforcement News

CODE ENFORCEMENT ZONE CHANGES

In an effort to better support the City of Wichita Falls downtown revitalization goals, the Code Enforcement Division has re-aligned its Code Enforcement Zones. This will allow greater focus going forward on the needs of downtown in relation to enforcement of ordinances pertaining to some health and safety aspects as well as zoning and those that protect property values. Explore the new zones here.

HAZARDOUS STRUCTURES

Tuesday November 7, 2017 the Code Enforcement Division executed hazardous structure search warrants on 10 properties in Wichita Falls.

Wall Collapse

Thursday September 28, 2017 Code Enforcement responded to a report of a wall collapse downtown in the 600 block of 7th St. It appears that due to the recent rainfall the already damaged wooden roof structure became saturated, resulting in the overloading of the west wall of the building which was already in a deteriorated state. The wall unable to bear the additional load partially collapsed sometime Wednesday night to early Thursday morning. No injuries or other property appeared to be damaged during the collapse.




Dangerous Buildings

Wednesday June 7, 2017 and Thursday June 8, 2017 officers from The Code Enforcement Division executed search warrants on 16 vacant hazardous structures in Wichita Falls. This is the first step in an approximately year long process to having a dangerous building demolished.

New Features



Beginning April 21, 2017 citizens are now able to view currently active and recently closed code enforcement cases or make a new complaint for properties in Wichita Falls by going to the Code Enforcement webpage on the City of Wichita Falls website and clicking on the "Make a Request / Complaint" link in the navigation menu.