File a House or Business Code Complaint

Report and file a code violation for a home or business in Grand Prairie by submitting the online code complaint form or by calling 972-237-8296 or 972-237-8049.

Once a citizen complaint is received, the area Code Compliance Officer will make an inspection of the property within 48 hours.

(For apartment/landlord or hotel/motel complaints, contact Grand Prairie Housing & Neighborhood Services.)

Abatement Process

Abatement of code violations, in some cases, may take several days or even weeks. The City must first notify the property owner of the violation at the location or by postal mail by certified letter. In most cases, the property owner (or tenant) has 7 to 10 days to resolve the violation.

If the violation remains after 10 days, the city may issue a citation and fine. Violations, citations and fines continue to be issued until the problem is resolved. Only in extreme cases will the city take action to clear the property of the violation if it presents a public health and safety hazard. (Refer to the City of Grand Prairie's Code of Ordinances - Code Compliance section.)