Code Compliance

Citizen Code Academy

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The program is for Dallas residents 18 years or older who are interested in learning more about how Code Compliance Services is organized and how we operate.  Participants attend a three week training to learn about our operations.

The Citizens Academy is free for participants, and is an opportunity to learn about the functions and services of the Department of Code Compliance Services. It's a wonderful way to become familiar with the services provided by our department and to meet the staff responsible for providing them.  

If you are a long-time resident of Dallas, the Citizen Academy will give you a fresh perspective on the current issues facing the city. For those who are interested in getting more engaged with the community, the Citizen Academy will provide you with knowledge of our core functions.

The sessions are fun and interactive, and will be led by Dallas city staff.


The Citizen Academy seeks to promote clean and safe neighborhoods through community empowerment and action by creating and maintaining strong partnerships between citizens' organizations and Code Compliance Services.

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We seek to provide participants with knowledge of our core job functions through classroom instruction. The Citizen Academy is NOT an offer of employment, but a volunteer program designed to educate members of the community. 


The training is held on three consecutive Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Each night participants will meet at the Code Compliance training academy and learn about various subjects such as our organizational structure, premise violations, substandard structures, 3-1-1 overview, community partnerships, and more interesting topics. 

At the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony at the training center with certificate presentations and photographs.  For more information, please contact Nicole Myers at 214-670-9710 or email