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Substandard Structures

Collapsing House

A substandard structure is any building that does not meet the standards or specifications established in the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical codes and endanger the life, health and safety of the public.

When a property owner fails to maintain a building, an officer investigates and listing of all violations will be sent to the property owner. If the property owner does not fix the problems in a certain amount of time, they may have to go before the Building Standards Commission, which has the authority to decide whether demolition of the structure is necessary.

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Disputes and Pay Off Requests Can Now Be Emailed To:

Physical Address:
818 Missouri Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Brandon Bennett

Assistant Director:
Shannon Elder

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Customer Service

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Code Rangers

The Code Rangers program seeks to promote healthy neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by establishing and maintaining a strong relationship between citizens' organizations and the Fort Worth Code Compliance Department. Learn more about Code Rangers »