Code Enforcement

Together We Make the Community Better

City of Schertz Code Officers make sure city codes and ordinances are met so Schertz continues to be a livable city. We do this by educating, collaborating and partnering with neighborhoods, local businesses, non-profits, and other City of Schertz Departments.

The Marshal’s Office Environmental Health Division maintains the balance between code compliance and code enforcement by implementing programs to ensure a minimum standard is met.

Code Officers identify dangerous and substandard conditions in each of the districts they are assigned.

City codes and ordinances have been created to protect the health, safety, and quality of life for the citizens of Schertz. If there is a problem property in your neighborhood, call 311.

Deed Restrictions

The Marshal’s Office does not enforce deed restrictions or covenants. These are civil processes and not enforceable by the City unless they are violations of our City ordinance.

Common Code Violations

You can report code violations online. See the following list for examples of common code violations. You can also view our flyer (PDF) for additional information.

  • Abandoned household appliances
  • Construction without a permit
  • Dilapidated fences
  • Discarded furniture
  • Illegal dumping
  • Illegal signs
  • Junk vehicles
  • Mobile vendors without a permit
  • Parking on front/side yards
  • Running a business from home
  • Stagnant water/Swimming pools*
  • Structure in right of way
  • Substandard Housing/Dangerous Structures
  • Trash/debris/junk accumulation
  • Trees overhanging street/sidewalk/alley/easement
  • Weeds/grass over 8 inches

*Please notify the Public Works Department at 210-619-1800 if you are planning on draining your pool since there are instructions regarding runoff of the water.