Mailing Address

Development Services Dept
Code Enforcement Unit
P.O. Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas
78283-3966

Request for Code Services

Residents: 311
   Outside: (210) 207 6000

Office Phone Numbers

Phone: (210) 207 7881
FAX: (210) 207 0199

Weeded and Vacant Lots

Vacant lotVacant lots must be kept cleaned within San Antonio city limits.

Allowing weeds, grass or brush to grow more than 12 inches high and/or allowing an accumulation of trash and debris is a violation of City code. The City of San Antonio encourages all owners of vacant lots to keep them neatly mowed and cleared.

Most property owners will receive an annual notice to comply. No further notice is necessary. After sending this notice, the City may clean the lot by private contractor at the property owner's expense. A lien can be placed on the property for the cleaning fees plus a $150.00 administrative fee.

If your lot is within 1000 feet of certain schools it may be cleaned without prior notice to the property owner. The City may clean the lot by private contractor at the property owner's expense. A lien can be placed on the property for the cleaning fees plus a $150.00 administrative fee.

If your lot is overgrown in excess of 48 inches in height it may be cleaned without prior notice to the property owner regardless of its location in the City. The City may clean the lot by private contractor at the property owner's expense. A lien can be placed on the property for the cleaning fees plus a $150.00 administrative fee.

In addition to the above remedies, the City may also file a case against the property owner in Municipal Court. If convicted, property owners face a fine of up to $2,000.00 per violation.

City Code:  14-61
City of San Antonio Code of Ordinances (Municode)