Dallas, TX asked in Traffic Tickets and Land Use & Zoning for Texas

Q: Does an officer have to visit my property to write a code enforcment ticket and mail it to me?

I was mailed a ticket from the city for an inoperable vehicle. I bought an rv to restore however it does run but it was wintertime and i wanted to wait til spring to restore it. I do not believe the officer actually went to my house to write the ticket. Is it legal in texas for the code enforcement office to ask an officer to write a ticket and mail it without warning the property owner first?

1 Lawyer Answer
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It is not required that a warning be issued before a code citation is issued, but in most jurisdictions a warning is provided. Enter a plea of not guilty on the citation and appear in court to discover if any such warning was provided by a code officer.

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