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Common Code Violations

The Colorado City Code Enforcement Department enforces the following violation types as well as many others. You may also view all City Ordinances. 

Common Codes
Chapter 3 Sec. 3.02.001 Building Codes - regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures

Chapter 3 Sec.3.03.001  Electrical Codes –  installations of electrical conductors, fittings, devices, signs, fixtures, motors, generators, starters, controls and raceways, hereinafter referred to as “electrical equipment”.

Chapter 3 Sec. 3.05.001 Gas Codes - The position of gas inspector is hereby created which position shall be filled by appointment by the city manager and may be combined with any other city office. The person chosen to fill the position shall possess of such ability, training and experience as is required for the performance of his duties of enforcing this article. (1989 Code, Ch. 3, sec. 4B)

Chapter 3 Sec. 3.04.001 Plumbing Codes – code shall regulate the design, construction, quality of materials, erection, installation, alteration, repair, location, relocation, replacement, and addition to, use or maintenance of plumbing systems in the city and provide for the issuance of permits and collection of fees.  

Dangerous and Abandoned
Chapter 3 Sec. 3.08.003 Buildings or Dwellings - Uninhabitable and dangerous dwelling or building. Any dwelling or building or structure which has any or all of the defects and deficiencies as listed under sections 3.08.003 and 3.08.004 of this article.
Chapter 3 Sec. 3.09.010 Mobile Homes - Manufactured home. A structure, constructed on or after June 15, 1976, according to the rules of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, transportable in one or more sections, which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning and electrical systems. The term does not include a recreational vehicle.

Grass and Weed

Chapter 6 Sec. 6.03.001 Rubbish - Any unused, discarded, or abandoned object, including but not limited to grass clippings, leaves, tree limbs, shrub trimmings, newspapers, tires, cans, odds and ends, iron, or other metal, glass, cordage, and unused equipment, unless the rubbish or object is completely enclosed within a building or is not visible from a public street or public area and as such is not unsafe or constitute a hazard to the safety, health, or public welfare of the citizens of the city. 

 Chapter 6 Sec.6.03.001 Weeds & Grass - Any brush, grass, vegetation, or any plant that is not regularly cultivated, that exceeds a height of ten (10) inches, and shall include any other objectionable, unsightly, or unsanitary matter. Any plant that is not regularly cultivated which exceeds ten (10) inches in height shall be presumed to be objectionable, unsanitary, and unsightly.

Abandoned Vehicles / Unserviceable Vehicles

Chapter 8 Sec. 8.02.001 Abandoned Motor Vehicles - Abandoned motor vehicle. A motor vehicle that is inoperable and over eight (8) years old and is left unattended on public property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than forty-eight (48) hours, or a motor vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, or a motor vehicle left unattended on the rights-of-way of any designated county, state or federal highway within this state in excess of forty-eight (48) hours, or in excess of twelve (12) hours on any turnpike project constructed and maintained by the state turnpike authority.

Health and Sanitation 

Chapter 6 Sec. 6.02.001 Food Service – the inspection of food service establishments; the issuance, suspension and revocation of permits to operate food service establishments; the prohibiting of the sale of unsound or mislabeled food or drink; and the enforcement of this article shall be regulated in accordance with the department of state health services, division of food and drugs.

Chapter 4 Sec. 4.03.001 Peddlers –The word “peddler” as used in this article shall mean any person, whether a resident of this city or not, traveling from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street for the purpose of selling or soliciting for the sale of goods, wares, merchandise or services; and shall also mean and include any person transacting a temporary business within the city at an established place of business.


Chapter 14 Sec. 14.03.001 Zoning Codes –In order to carry out the provisions of this division, there are hereby created and established certain zones which include all of the land lying beneath the approach surfaces, transition surface, horizontal surface and conical surface as they apply to the city airport. Such zones are shown on a zoning map consisting of one (1) sheet, prepared by the state aeronautics commission, Austin, Texas, and dated October 20, 1986