Code Enforcement Officers

Code Enforcement is the inspection, improvement, and rehabilitation of environmental hazards in public and private premises by determining the presence of fire or health hazards, nuisance violations, unsafe building conditions, and violations of any fire, health, or building regulation, statute, or ordinance.

A Code Enforcement Officer is an agent of this state or a political subdivision of this state who engages in code enforcement and has one year or more of experience in the field of code enforcement. A Code Enforcement Officer-in-Training is an agent of this state or a political subdivision of this state who engages in code enforcement but who has less than one year of experience in the field of code enforcement and is supervised by a registered Code Enforcement Officer.


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Vacancy on the Code Enforcement Officers Advisory Committee

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Department) announces one vacancy on the Code Enforcement Officers Advisory Committee (Committee) established by 16 Texas Administrative Code §62.65. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation (Commission) and the Department on technical matters relevant to the administration of this chapter. This announcement is for:

  • one consumer, which must be a certified building official.

The Committee is composed of nine members appointed by the presiding officer of the Commission with the approval of the Commission. Members serve staggered six-year terms so that the terms of three members will expire on February 1 of each odd-numbered year. The Committee is composed of the following members:

  1. five registered code enforcement officers;
  2. one structural engineer or licensed architect;
  3. two consumers, one of which must be a certified building official; and
  4. one person involved in the education and training of code enforcement officers.

Interested persons should submit an application on the Department website. Applicants can also request an application from the Department by telephone (800-803-9202) or by email (advisory.boards@tdlr.texas.gov). 

This is not a paid position and there is no compensation or reimbursement for serving on the Committee.

TDLR Health Monitor - March 2019 Edition

Articles in this March 2019 edition of The Health Monitor include updates on:

  • the 2019 Texas legislative session (86R)
  • new criminal conviction guidelines for the behavior analyst program
  • upcoming improvements to exams for several occupations
  • midwives educational summit
  • health occupations annual report
  • upcoming conferences

The TDLR Health Monitor is a quarterly newsletter that provides news and information about TDLR’s medical and health-related programs. Archives of past editions of the TDLR Health Monitor can be viewed here.

Code Enforcement Officer Exam Improvements

  • Improved content outline guidance and score report feedback!
  • New! Reference list of study materials
  • No increased cost – Exam fee is still $50!

Please see the Candidate Information Bulletin (PDF) for details.


Advisory Committee Meetings

May 10, 2018 Meeting

The Code Enforcement Officers Advisory Committee met, May 10 in Austin. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel.