Code Enforcement Awareness

The City of Liberty Hill maintains rules and regulations designed to ensure safe and attractive neighborhoods and businesses. The City of Liberty Hill Code Enforcement Division works to ensure that the provisions of the City's municipal code are followed by enforcing these rules and regulations. By doing so will help preserve the safety and welfare of residents, maintain property values, deter luring criminal activity, and reduce the habitual spreading of further city ordinance violations.

Please spread the word within your neighborhood to correct any violations or issues. To view the City of Liberty Hill ordinances, click http://z2codes.franklinlegal.net/franklin/Z2Browser2.html?showset=libertyhillset

Below are some of the typical complaints the City receives regarding ordinance violations:

Abandoned/Junk Vehicles

: Nuisance vehicles which are located on any private lot, tract or parcel of land or portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, visible from any public place or right-of-way or other public property within the city, are detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public, tending to reduce the value of private property, to invite vandalism, to create a fire hazard, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to health and safety of minors, and are detrimental to the economic welfare of the state and by producing urban blight which is adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the municipalities of the state and therefore such vehicles are declared a public nuisance. (Ordinance 07-O-31, sec. 3, adopted 7/9/07)

Weeds and Vegetation

: It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any lot, tract, parcel of land or portion thereof; occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, to allow uncultivated grass, weeds, or brush to grow to a height greater than 12 inches on any lot, track, or parcel of land, or portion thereof. It shall be unlawful for any person to allow any lot, tract, parcel of land, or portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved, to permit grass, weeds, or any plant to grow in, upon or across the sidewalk or street adjacent to the lot or property in the area. Cultivated vegetation may be adjacent to the sidewalk when not in violation of other city ordinances. Weeds and vegetation may not be allowed to grow along sidewalks or streets in a manner that obstructs the lines of sight for motorists or pedestrians or that hinders municipal use of the public rights-of way.

Depositing or Dumping

:It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any trash to accumulate upon any such lot, tract, or parcel of land. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any of the following unsanitary conditions to exist on, or emanate from, any such lot, tract, or parcel of land:

(1)     Stagnant water or any collection of water that may allow the breeding of insects, exposed animal carcasses, or any other open drain, sewer, or cesspool;

(2)     Any waste products, offal, polluting material, spent chemicals, liquors, brines, garbage, rubbish, refuse, sewage, used tires or other waste of any kind that is stored, deposited or disposed in a manner that may cause the pollution of the surrounding land, the contamination of groundwater or surface water or the breeding of insects or rodents;

(3)     Any waste products, offal, polluting material, spent chemicals, liquors, brines, garbage, rubbish, refuse, sewage, used tires or other waste of any kind that is accumulating in, being discharged into or flowing into or onto any gutter, street, sidewalk, parkway, driveway, curb, alley or any other public property of the city, or in or on any lot, vacant or occupied, driveway or other private property; or

(4)     Any garbage or waste receptacle or container that is in an unsanitary condition. 

Junk and unsightly matter

: It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any trash to accumulate upon any such lot, tract, or parcel of land.