Code Enforcement

Working together to maintain and improve the character of our community. 

It takes a little bit of work from everyone to help keep Seabrook great, and it all starts at home. By maintaining one’s home, you help your community thrive. Here are some of the biggest ways that unmaintained properties affect the city at large.

Junk Vehicles

Vehicles that are wrecked, not registered or not in working condition are detrimental to public welfare and safety. These vehicles– which also include watercraft– reduce property value and invite crime and vandalism to the area. Think of a vehicle with one or more flat tires, a boat with severe damage to the hull or a car without wheels that has been propped up on jacks or blocks. Vehicles in this state are not allowed to be stored on your lawn or driveway. 

Lawn Parking

Vehicles parked on grass or any green space along the front or side yards are prohibited. All wheels must be parked on an approved surface like concrete, asphalt or pavers. Not only does it create a cleaner appearance, but your lawn will appreciate it, too. 

Yard Maintenance

Grass and weeds should not exceed nine inches in height in the front or back yard. Tall grass creates a breeding ground for mosquitos, rats and other vermin. While maintaining your yard, remember that it must also be free of loose trash, debris and rubbish. 

Water Features

A pool that has not been maintained poses a serious health risk. Mosquitos can carry life-threatening illnesses and thrive in stagnant water. Snakes and other small wildlife may take over your pool or water feature. And when pool water is opaque and the bottom obscured, it poses a drowning risk to children. 


Most–but not all– property construction requires a building permit. If you aren’t sure if your project needs a permit, please contact the building department by calling 281-291-5669 or by emailing By reaching out, you are protecting yourself as the homeowner, the safety of your family and the value of your home by ensuring all building codes, city ordinances and insurance regulations have been followed. Additional information can be found at:

Property Maintenance

Brick, wood, siding, shingles and other exterior parts of the house must be kept in good repair. Interior walls, ceiling, floors and other structures must be in sound condition. All electrical, heating and plumbing fixtures must be maintained to meet minimum standards. 

Thank you for doing your part to help the Seabrook community. If you have any questions or concerns about the various codes of the City of Seabrook, feel free to call the Code Enforcement Department at 281-291-5669 or the best way is by emailing our Code Enforcement Officers at If you see a code violation in your neighborhood, you may also call or email Code and a code enforcement officer will investigate the code violation within 3 days of receiving the request. You may also report the violation online through our Citizen Request Tracker.

Office Hours

Seabrook Code Enforcement is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday. You may contact Code Enforcement at (281) 291-5669.