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The City of Leander enforces local ordinances in an effort to maintain and improve the quality of life in our community. If you would like to report a code violation or file a complaint, please contact Code Enforcement.

  1. The Code Enforcement Officer will investigate the complaint and determine if there is a violation.
  2. In the event there is a violation, the Code Enforcement Officer will attempt to make contact with the owner and/or tenant through direct contact, mail, or on-site notice. The Owner/Tenant will have a set time from the date of the letter or on-site notice to become compliant - a voluntary compliance period.
  3. The owner/tenant may contact Code Enforcement with any questions or concerns regarding the violation during the voluntary compliance period.
  4. If the violation has not been resolved after the voluntary compliance period, the Code Enforcement Officer will file a complaint through Municipal court. The fines for City ordinance violations are up to $2000 per day for each day the violation exists. Some violations are also considered a misdemeanor in addition to the possible fine. Liens being placed against the property are also possibilities for properties that have repeated violations and/or abatement has occurred.

It is the City's intent to maintain the harmony of health, safety, and a beautiful environment by providing education through obtaining voluntary compliance with the city's Code of Ordinances.

Please note: This process is not inclusive of all steps and or actions that can be taken by the City. In certain circumstances, the City is authorized to abate nuisances immediately (i.e. cleaning of overgrown yards, removal of trash and debris, towing of inoperable vehicles, demolition of unsafe structures, and the securing of vacant structures). If you are in receipt of a notice, citation, or other formal document, more specific information may be obtained by contacting your code enforcement officer for specific information related to your case.