Environmental & Neighborhood Services

Here are Sugar Land’s top property code violations and how to prevent them

broken glass bottle on the sidewalk

It’s the City of Sugar Land’s job to ensure that the quality of life for residents and business owners is top-tier. Because of this, it’s important for the city to enforce property standards around town to protect our quality of life.

Read more below on Sugar Land’s top property code violations and how you, as a homeowner, can prevent them.

Code Violation: General property maintenance

Make sure sidewalks around your home are nice and tidy, in addition to keeping up with the exterior of your structures (including any sheds on your property) and your yard.

Code violation: Unhealthy conditions

Y’all, you would think we wouldn’t have to mention this, but it’s vital that you avoid accumulating debris and trash on your property. Don’t know when your trash days are? Plug your address into MyNeighborhood for all the info: https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/732/My-Neighborhood.

Code violation: Construction without a permit

It’s unsafe to build in the City of Sugar Land without a permit. Having a permit ensures safety and code guidelines are being maintained by both residents and business owners. Be sure to contact the City’s permit office to determine if a permit is needed for any planned building/construction, remodel/renovation, mechanical, or electrical repairs, and then use the Citizen Self Portal to submit your plans: https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/css.

Code violation: High weeds & grass

No one wants to look at the house with overgrown grass and weeds taking over their yard! Maintain grass at a level not to exceed 9 inches in height – though you should check with your HOA. Some HOA’s request that grass doesn’t exceed 6 inches in height.

Code violation: Junk vehicles

Your home is not a junkyard. Take care of it by removing eyesores like inoperable or dismantled vehicles off your property.

Need to report a code violation? Suspected code violations can be reported in any of the following ways:

Learn more by visiting: https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/CodeEnforcement

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