Code Enforcement

cedCode Compliance Division
The Code Compliance Department is responsible for enforcing many City Ordinances related but not limited to zoning violations, unsafe structures, signs, illegal dumping, weedy lots, on-street parking, and abandoned/junk vehicles.

We strongly encourage you to contact our office with any questions or concerns you have at (956) 216-5200 or send a complaint online to For further detailed explanation of the City of Harlingen Code of Ordinances, please contact us.

Mission Statement

To enhance neighborhoods by making them a better place to live, work and play, and protect the health, safety, and general welfare of citizens through efficient and effective city code compliance.

A Reminder from the City of Harlingen Code Compliance Department
This information offered is an effort to enhance the understanding and cooperation between the Code Compliance Department and the residents of the City of Harlingen and we ask your help in keeping Harlingen a beautiful, enjoyable, and safe place to live.
Code Compliance helps in maintaining the quality of life for the residents of Harlingen. Code Compliance Officers assist property owners regarding code violations, and educates the public regarding the requirements of City Ordinances.
The staff at the Code Compliance Department is committed to these efforts.
In Person:
Lon C. Hill Building at 502 E. Tyler Ave. from 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.
By Phone:
Please call (956) 216-5200
You will speak directly with a staff member. You will be asked to provide detailed information regarding the complaint, your name and phone number.
Please provide detailed information regarding complaint.

What You Can Do To Make a Difference

Here's what you can do:

  • Choose a weekend out of the month to clean up your yard and property
  • Cut the grass
  • Remove any trash/debris from your property
  • Plant flowers
  • Report problem areas to Code Compliance
  • Volunteer at your community's  cleanup events
  • Support volunteer efforts
earthdayblog1Business Owners

Here's what you can do:

  • Keep the area around your business clean
  • Pick up litter
  • Remove trash
  • Beautify the area around your business
  • Plant flowers
  • Clean windows
  • Remove graffiti
  • Volunteer your employees to community cleanup events
  • Support volunteer effort
Churches, Neighborhood Groups, and Schools

Here's what you can do:

  • Organize your group to assist at a community cleanup event
  • Support volunteer efforts

Take Pride In Your Neighborhood, It's Your Community!