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Code Enforcement strives to ensure compliance with all ordinances of the City. Code Enforcement personnel investigate complaints concerning the possibility of unlawful work done without proper permits, licenses, occupancy, land use violations, substandard and dangerous building complaints, right-of-way complaints, sign violations, and high grass and weeds.

To report possible code violations, please call (281) 996-3205. Since a large portion of the Code Enforcement Officer’s duties involve site visits and therefore time outside of the office, you may get a voice mail recording when calling this number. Please leave a general description of your complaint, the location of your complaint, and, if you wish to be contacted, your name, address and phone number.

Code Enforcement

How can I find out about city codes?

The codes are available online at

What are some common complaints that code enforcement officers investigate?

a) Weeds and grass over 9 inches in height are in violation of the Friendswood City Code.

b) Inoperable vehicle - Any vehicle which does not have lawfully affixed tags and which is wrecked, dismantled, partially dismantled or discarded; or has remained inoperable for a continuous period of more than thirty consecutive days on private property or seventy-two hours if the vehicle is on public property.

If the inoperable vehicle remains on public property it would be an issue for the Friendswood Police department..

c) Unsanitary pools - A pool not being maintained properly results in an unsanitary situation that could cause health and safety issues as well as creating a breeding place for mosquitoes.

d) Drainage - Side lot and rear yard swales are the most common method used to move water from a property to the storm water system. Blocking or altering these swales with fences and/or gardens so that drainage is adversely affected is a violation.

e) Dilapidated fence - Inadequate bracing, broken or rotten posts, or loose or missing fence pickets are not only unsightly but also create safety concerns because of the damage they can cause during storm events. All fences are to be kept in good repair.

How can I make a complaint?

Complaints may be filed at Friendswood City Hall with the Code Enforcement Officer or by phone at 281-996-3205. Written complaints may be filed via email to; via fax at 281-996-3260 or via regular mail to 910 S. Friendswood Blvd., Friendswood, TX 77546, Attn: Code Enforcement.

What if I want to stay anonymous?

You may chose to stay anonymous, however, the code enforcement officer will not be able to inform you of any actions taken or planned.

What are the procedures after filing the compliant?

After the violation is confirmed, a notice is sent to the property owner directing them to remove or correct the violation within 10 days of the service of such notice. If additional actions are necessary, they will be conducted according to regulations in the Friendswood City Code.