Building Inspections & Code Enforcement

The City Building Inspector and the Code Enforcement Officer (CEO) are responsible to assist in the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Burkburnett.

Each is properly certified by the State of Texas to perform their duties.

The Building Inspector is primarily concerned with ensuring all construction conforms to the Southern Building Code as adopted by the City of Burkburnett. In addition, all construction and permitting must comply with local requirements as described in the Burkburnett Code of Ordinances.

The CEO performs inspections and investigates complaints concerning dangerous and substandard buildings, junked motor vehicles, high grass and weeds exceeding 9 inches in height, accumulations of trash and debris, and other nuisance related violations of the city's code of ordinances.

When a complaint is received regarding a code violation the CEO will determine if the complaint is valid and if it warrants further action. If sufficient cause is found, the CEO will send a letter to the offending party requiring abatement of the violation.

If the violation remains after the designated time has passed, the CEO will hire a contractor to alleviate the problem. All costs for this process is passed on to the property owner.

If a violation exists against an occupied home, a letter is sent to the owner giving them 10 days to abate the nuisance. Municipal Court citations are issued if the owner fails to comply with the appropriate ordinance.

Complying with the City of Burkburnett's Code of Ordinances and Texas State Statutes is everyone's responsibility. The City of Burkburnett needs your cooperation and assistance to ensure a better quality of life. The City Code of Ordinances may be reviewed at City Hall, the Burkburnett library, or on this web site.

If you need to report a violation/nuisance please complete and submit the Code Enforcement Complaint Form or call City Hall at 569-2263.

 

Code Enforcement News
The City of Burkburnett would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens for partnering with the City and working together to keep Burkburnett a healthy and wholesome community. Here are a few reminders from the City’s Code Enforcement Department in regards to public health and safety. 

www.burkburnett.org/pdfs//Code%20Enforcement%20News.pdf

Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level
 Nitrate Level Notice

Public Information - Call 811 Before You Dig
 Call 811

Movies in the Park 2017
 Schedule

Advisory Board Volunteer Applications
If you are interested in serving on an advisory board please click on the link for the volunteer application. Please turn it in at City Hall.  Volunteer Application

Volunteer Fire Dept. Contribution Program Form
 Form

Burk Boys & Girls Club Volunteer Contribution Form
 Form

Recycle Bins 10-19-16
 Notice

Open Carry Laws effective January 1, 2016
 Laws

Open Carry Chart
 Chart

Board of Commissioner Meetings
The City of Burkburnett Board of Commissioners meet at 7:00 pm on the third Monday of each month.