Code Compliance


About Community Clean

​The Community Clean Initiative is designed to create a partnership between communities and the Department of Code Compliance. The initiative educates residents on common code violations and methods of abatement.


Decorative Board -Up

Decorative Board-Up is a neighborhood intervention tool that improves on the traditional vacant property by adding aesthetic, artistic elements, landscaping maintenance, and durable, environmentally sustainable materials. This strategy has shown to be a powerful tool for neighborhood revitalization and economic development. It addresses the core challenges that many cities face today: how to attract new residents and business to a city challenged with large numbers of vacant and abandoned buildings. 


Citizens Code Academy 

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.     

Kid's Corner

The kid's corner is a special place for kids. Here little citizens of the City of Dallas can find fun videos, coloring pages, and other resources to help them grow, learn and serve. The Department of Code Compliance goal is to make sure your neighborhood is safe and clean.  For additional information on how to request our Code Compliance Mascot to visit your school, please contact Donna Lee at


Beautiful Communities Project 


In December of 2020, the Office of Arts and Culture and the Department of Code Compliance embarked on a pilot program entitled, Beautiful Communities.  The project's goal was to beautify our Dallas neighborhoods by decorating a 20'x7' roll off container to be displayed in various areas of the city by way of Code's Community Clean events. 

A call for artists was launched, and after an extensive panel review process, Nicholas Anderson was selected to be the first artist for this project.  Nicholas is a Dallas-based artist whose vision for the roll off container was to sketch and portray the many silhouettes of Dallas neighborhoods along with symbols that represent and unify our city.  Nicholas believes "while someone might not be in the best conditions, [he] always finds that visual art can brighten [anyone's] outlook on a space".

The roll off container project, once unveiled, will provide a moving art piece for all neighborhoods in Dallas to enjoy.  

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