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February 23, 2021

City of Houston Announces Moratorium on Heavy Trash Code Enforcement in Aftermath of Winter Storm

Heavy trash code enforcement suspended
February 23 to March 12, 2021

No citations will be issued during this time

Due to widespread damage to many homes during last week’s winter storm, the Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Inspections and Public Service (IPS) division will suspend heavy trash code enforcement, effective immediately through Friday, March 12, 2021, to allow residents adequate time to clear debris from their properties.

The department will resume heavy trash code enforcement on March 15, 2021.

For information about heavy trash codes and guidelines, visit and

For questions about notices and citations issued by DON, call the IPS Call Center at 832-394-0600.