Other Violations Code Handles

Nuisance Violations

Private Swimming Pools and Spas - Abandoned, Neglected, Inoperable and Hazardous

Any private pool or spa located within the city shall not remain in a condition so as to create a public health or safety hazard or a nuisance to the general public. Any time a private pool or spa contains any amount of water, the owner or occupant of the premises must:
  • Maintain water clarity so that all parts of the bottom can be seen.
  • Maintain proper fencing as required under City Code Section 5-408.
  • Maintain pool free of all foreign matter.
  • Secure and lock all access gates to any pool located on the unoccupied property.
  • Prevent harbor-age or breeding places for insects or rodents.

Public/Semi-Public Swimming Pools

The Health Division handles the permitting and inspections of all public and semi-public pools within the City of Mesquite. To report pool violations contact 972-216-6321, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or leave a complaint here, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate staff members

Closing of Unsafe Vacant Structure

Section 108.1.1-108.2 of the 2000 International Property Maintenance Code requires any vacant structure unfit for human habitation or occupancy that is not in danger of collapse to be closed up so as not to be an attractive nuisance. 

Zoning Violations

Garage Sales

City Code Section 10-27 prohibits owners or persons in control of residence to hold more than two (2) garage sales at their residence during any calendar year or to hold a garage sale lasting longer than three (3) consecutive days at their residence.

Home Occupation

Mesquite Zoning Ordinance Section 2-701 allows low intensity home occupations that are incidental to the residential use of the property. Activities must not create a nuisance which would adversely impact adjacent residential properties.

Number of Individuals Living Together

Mesquite Zoning Ordinance, Section 6-100, defines a family to be individuals living together as a single housekeeping unit, including cooking together, in which not more than four (4) individuals are unrelated by blood, marriage or adoption. Family shall not include groups of individuals which do not function as or constitute housekeeping units, such as boarding/lodging house, fraternity/sorority houses and similar living arrangements.

Parking Violations

Parking Commercial Vehicles

City Code Section 9-168 prohibits the parking of tractor-trailers, buses, trucks or any other commercial motor vehicles with a carrying capacity of one and half (1 1/2) tons or more upon property within any area zoned residential.

Parking Recreational Vehicles (RV)

City Code Section 9-169 allows RVs to be parked on front driveways as long as it does not overhang the property line or the sidewalk. RVs parked behind the front or exterior side yard building line must be five (5) feet from any main building. No RV shall be allowed to park in the street for more than 24 hours. Code 29 only.