Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program


Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that registers and regulates code enforcement officers in Texas. This website contains information about code enforcement officers including registration requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.

View the rules on the State of Texas web site

Rules : 25 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 140, Code Enforcement Registry

Draft Rule Language for Public Comment

The Department of State Health Services is requesting feedback on the draft rule language that is available via the following link. The draft language will remove all language regarding the Code Enforcement Officer’s Advisory Committee.  By rule, this committee’s abolishment date was September 1, 2011, and the draft language will conform the rules to the actual operation of the program.  The draft language will remove the cap on the cost of the prescribed exam for code enforcement officer applicants.  The draft language will also implement Senate Bill 162 and House Bill 2254 of the 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013, regarding the licensing of active military members, military spouses, and military veterans.  The Code Enforcement Officers section is available starting on page 7.  Comments on the draft may be submitted via email to Crystal Beard, Program Director, at  When emailing comments, please indicate “Comments on Code Enforcement Officers Draft Rules” in the subject line. 


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Last updated April 17, 2014