Since September 13th, 2008, the City of Galveston has been in a state of recovery from the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ike. As a community, the combined efforts of residents, business owners, and property owners has been directed toward rehabilitation allowing certain issues to go “unnoticed” as emphasis was placed on the goal of fully restoring the Island. Seven years later, Galvestonians can take pride in how the community has championed recovery efforts and use these successes as a catalyst to foster further revitalization. Our Island community has once again displayed its resilience as a beloved place to call home with thriving port and tourism industries, revitalized historic districts, and world renowned health care centers.
Now moving forward, efforts can be focused on bringing all properties into full compliance with City codes and ordinances. Through a combined effort, these problem areas can be addressed making the Island a clean, safe, and enjoyable destination for all. Below is a list of some of the most common infractions.
Structures occupied without a Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
High grass and weeds
Grass clippings, trash, and debris in street gutters or storm drains
Proper maintenance of landscaping and fencing
Elimination of holes and containers to decrease mosquito population
Presence of trash and debris
Removal of “junked” vehicles
Specific wash down areas for equipment
Silt fencing around properties to prevent silt, dirt, and sands from entering the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
Ensuring all trash and loose rubbish is disposed of properly
Other activities that ensure no pollutants are permitted to enter the MS4