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Zoning Issues

Zoning helps city government regulate congestion on streets, prevent overcrowding, maintain property values and ensure the health, safety and general welfare of residents.

illegal fence
Zoning violations - like this illegal fence addition - are considered harmless by some, but they can have detrimental effects on property value and safety.

Code Compliance routinely investigates violations, which often include:

  • automobile repair shops, wrecking yards and daycares operated in residential
  • zoning
  • outside storage
  • encroachment of a right of way
  • unpermitted garage sales
  • fence regulations.

Violators are issued a written notice directing that the violation be corrected within ten days. Illegal uses of zoned areas can result in a fine of up to $2,000 for each offense.

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

Brandon Bennett

Assistant Director:
Shannon Elder

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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 »