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Code Compliance inspects apartment complexes and extended stay properties in Arlington in an effort to maximize the safety of the occupants. Code Compliance Officers work to ensure that fire hazards, structural defects, and other violations are eliminated.

Apartment Residents

Residents of an Arlington apartment community may contact Code Compliance to report violations, such as lack of hot water, heat, air conditioning, or non-functioning appliances. Before calling, please give your apartment management an opportunity to correct the problem.

Code Compliance encourages all apartment residents to pay close attention to outside storage on patios and balconies. Unkempt balconies are unattractive and may be considered unclean premises. Propane tanks, acetylene tanks or other highly explosive containers are not allowed to be used or stored on patios, balconies or apartment units.

The threat and spread of Bed Bugs throughout apartment complexes is a serious concern. To help prevent this problem, do not bring used mattresses or cushioned furniture of any kind into an apartment until first making sure no Bed Bugs are present.

Inadequate swimming pool barriers are a common problem in apartment communities. If you see a gate that does not close and latch by itself or a problem with a fence surrounding a pool, please contact Code Compliance immediately. A child’s life may depend upon it.

In the event of an emergency call 911. For questions, or additional information, please call 817-459-6777. Click here to report online non-life safety concerns.

A new annual property inspection protocol and scoring methodology is adopted, with a Risk Rating Scoring System.

Multi-Family Property Managers / Owners

For questions regarding billing and permitting, the following contact information is provided for your convenience:

  • Apartment / Extended Stay fees, contact Rosie Rodelas at multifamilyprogram@arlingtontx.gov, or by calling 817-459-6320.
  • Permitting of work to be performed, contact ArlingtonPermits.com, in person at 101 W. Abram Street, City Hall, Second Floor, Arlington, Texas 76010, or by calling 817-459-6502.

Background

In August of 2012, Code Compliance Services began to reassess the multi-family property inspection program. As a result, it was determined that strategy adjustments were needed in order to better:

  • Preserve property values, promote economic vitality and crime prevention, and ensure safe, healthy and clean environments,
  • Promote ongoing investment in upkeep and maintenance, and
  • Pro-actively address some long-standing problems related to blighted and poorly maintained properties, curb appeal and limited enforcement capability

In September of 2012, staff began to meet with the City of Arlington Municipal Policy Committee, in partnership with the Apartment Association of Tarrant County, in order to present and discuss the proposed elements of a property maintenance improvement strategy.

On June 18, 2013, the City Council approved an amendment to the Uniform Housing Code Chapter of the Code of the City of Arlington. The amendments provide for the following:

  • The requirement of an annual multi-family license
  • The probationary status, denial, suspension or revocation of a multi-family license
  • The annual attendance of a training program specific to code familiarization and crime prevention

For any additional information contact Code Compliance Supervisor Ann Ebert at 817-459-5985.

Multi-Family & Extended Stay Properties Fees Pursuant to Uniform Housing Chapter

  • Annual Multi-Family Apartment: $13.80 per unit
  • Annual Extended Stay: $86.04 per unit
  • Multi-Family Reinspection Fee: $150 per inspection
  • Extended Stay Reinspection Fee: $150 per inspection

Failure to pay billed amounts upon receipt may result in citation issuance and referral of account to the City Attorney for collections.

For additional information, please call 817-459-6777.