Code Enforcement
Carolyn Sias
Code Enforcement Officer
Phone: 409-723-1594
1903 Atlanta Avenue
Nederland, TX. 77627

Office hours M-F 7:30AM-4:30PM
Code Enforcement is a service provided to properties within the city limits that are discovered to be in violation of city ordinances. The most common type of violation that the Code Enforcement Officer addresses is that involving weedy lots. Code Enforcement is an important tool of the city because it is the arm that verifies and seeks compliance with health and safety codes. If a property is found to be non-compliant, the Code Enforcement Staff will undergo the process of advising the owner of the discovered violation, providing a tenure to conform, verifying if compliance has been achieved by the due date, filing charges in Municipal Court for those that are still non-compliant, verifying prior to the court’s hearing date if the owner complied or not, representing the city at the court level, and then following up with the conditions of the court, which may involve a re-set of the case to a new docket which will involve the verification efforts all over again.
Illegal Dumping
To report illegal dumping please call Code Enforcement at (409) 723-1594.

Why Dumping is Bad for the Environment?
Hazardous waste can cause environmental problems, and Illegal dump sites can ruin the aesthetic beauty of an area and significantly decrease adjacent property values. A dump may be an inexpensive means of disposing of waste, but it could end up costing the property owner significantly when the owner tries to sell the property.
What Can You Do To Stop Illegal Dumping?
If you witness illegal dumping, then get detailed descriptions and report them to a local law enforcement agency. NOTE: Never approach or confront anyone suspected of illegal activity, including illegal dumping. DO NOT put your own safety in danger. Useful information when making the report includes:
  • License plate number and description of the vehicle (make, model, year, condition of the vehicle, color, etc.)
  • Number of people involved with descriptions (gender, hair color, build, approximate age)
  • Date/time of the incident
  • Location and/or directions to the illegal dump site
  • Ownership of the illegal dump site, whether public or private
  • Your name and phone number