El Paso Code Compliance is dedicated to protecting the safety, health, and quality of life for the residents of El Paso. The Department ensures that the city ordinances and the municipal code are followed by inspecting residential and commercial properties that may be in violation of these regulations.

El Paso Code Compliance focuses on abatement of environmental nuisances, facilities inspections, and Vector Control. Each division is responsible for enforcing specific city ordinances while providing education and outreach to the public. The Department responds to service requests received via the 311 call center or online submission.

By collaborating with residents, neighborhood associations, and businesses we can work together to keep El Paso clean and beautiful.

Environmental Nuisance: This program investigates common code violations such as:

  • Yard maintenance
  • Domestic storage
  • Prohibited signs
  • Excessive garage/yard sales
  • Illegal dumping 
  • Side walk obstructions
  • Off street parking
  • Prohibited sales

The department also handles requirements involving permitted or licensed facilities such as public laundries, public pools, and tattoo studios.

Vector Control: This program is responsible for vector control activities such as eradicating mosquitoes in City public right-of-ways with pesticide or larvacide application.  We do not provide pest & termite control services.  We do investigate mosquito breeding in swimming pools in empty or abandoned properties.

Vector Control does not provide services for the removal, relocation, or eradication of bees due to State regulations related to bees.  Vector Control does not provide a referral list for providers of bee services and is not affiliated with any one provider.  However, Vector Control advocates the removal and relocation of bees in lieu of eradication whenever possible.