Code Enforcement


City of Wharton Code Enforcement Department is responsible for interpreting and enforcing various city ordinances adopted but City Council governing nuisances, health, and safety issues and use of property within the community.  Code Enforcement staff works with citizens, property owners, and businesses to achieve and maintain compliance.


Common Code Violations

The Code Enforcement protects the health, safety, and welfare of Wharton residents through the reasonable enforcement of Wharton codes and ordinances. The following is a list of common code violations:


  • High Grass and Weeds
  • Junk Vehicles
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Garbage/Trash Collection
  • Sign Violations (Garage Sale)
  • Unsafe Structure
  • Unhealthy Condition of Property
  • Construction without Permits
  • Soliciting
  • Occupied RV Trailers


You may access a list of various code and ordinance s adopted by the City published on MuniCode.


If you have inquires as to what types of ordinances are regulated by the City, please contact Code Enforcement Department at (979) 532-2491. If you wish to report a nuisance or concern, please contact the Department.


A code enforcement officer will visit the site and determine whether a violation exists or not and will notify the responsible party as necessary. Failure on the part of the responsible party to comply with city ordinance may result in the issuance of a citation to appear in the Municipal Court punishable by applicable fines.


You may also request a copy of any ordinance adopted by the City under the Open Records Act by completing an Open Records Request. Please submit your written request to the City Secretary at City Hall for processing.


Office Hours

Wharton Code Enforcement is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., except on City Holidays.

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400


Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
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