About Code Compliance
The City of Grand Prairie Code Compliance Division is responsible for handling city code violations. Common code violations relate to alley/easement requirements, dangerous structures, faulty weather protection, outside/open storage, graffiti, litter, junk/inoperable motor vehicles, manufactured housing, parking, signs, residential fencing and yard maintenance. (View City of Grand Prairie Code of Ordinances website for a list of all city codes.)
Reporting Code Violations
You can file code complaints online or call 972-237-8296.
Once a citizen complaint is received, the area Code Compliance Officer will make an inspection of the property within 48 hours.
You can check the status of existing cases, view violations, inspection results, previous actions and pending actions using Code Complaint Inquiry link.
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. (See the Code Compliance Ordinances at our ordinance website.)
Code Compliance Team
The city is divided into 10 code districts each of which has one code officer assigned to handle all violations within that district.