Services - Code Enforcement

Find Information about Substandard Structures/Property Maintenance

Property maintenance is very important to the City of Lubbock to preserve the housing stock within the city limits as well as commercial structures. Inspectors look for violations relating to exterior weather proofing, roof condition, plumbing, electrical, heating, and structural issues. Property owners are encouraged to make the required repairs but in many cases there is no property owner interested in the property. Cases that have no action taken by a property owner are brought before the Structural Standards Commission and orders are placed on the property for repair, removal, or demolition. In the event the property owner does not make the necessary repairs to a structure, the City of Lubbock may take action on the order to abate health and safety nuisances that have a negative effect on the surrounding properties.