Community Health Services

The Community Health Services Department works in partnership with the community to promote health and safety by providing health related services for the citizens of Del Rio.

The Community Health Services Department is responsible for the following services:
  • Animal Control
  • Health Code Enforcement
  • Vector Control

Common Code Violations


Yard and Lot Maintenance
Yard and lot maintenance is important to the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and plays an important role in maintaining a quality neighborhood appearance. City regulations prohibit:
  • Any untended growth of grass or weeds in excess of 12 inches in height.
  • Accumulations of trash, junk and debris.
  • Vegetation or trees that impair a motorist or pedestrian’s field of vision at intersections.
  • City residents are offered brush, yard rubbish and bulky waste collection once a month, per household. For more information call (830) 774-3867.
Junked or Abandoned Vehicles
All vehicles are required to be currently licensed and fully operable if they are parked within public view. Vehicles that don’t run must be parked in a fully enclosed building or be covered with a proper fitting car cover (maximum one). Dismantled vehicles stored outside of an enclosed structure are also prohibited.

For questions or to report any code violations please call (830)774-8628.

Building Standards Commission


This Commission is comprised of five members and two alternate members, members must be residents of the city, and appointed by City Council.

The Building Standard Commission hears appeals and renders decisions on rulings by City building inspectors or officials in regard to code interpretation, enforcement, and substandard housing or structures within the City.

More information about the Building Standards Commission role and authority can be viewed by following this link.

Are you interested in serving on the Building Standards Commission?


Fill out the online application here and submit your personal bio by Email.

What you need to know about the Zika Virus
In December 2015, Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory, reported its first confirmed case of Zika virus disease. As of February 26, 2016, local vector-borne transmission of Zika has been identified in 26 countries and U.S. territories in the Americas, including Puerto Rico (PR), the U.S. Virgin Islands, Marshall Islands, and American Samoa. To date, Zika has not been spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States, but travel-associated cases have been reported. CDC continues to evaluate cases of Zika transmission in the United States and U.S. territories and updates guidance as new information becomes available. For more information, visit CDC’s Zika website at http://www.cdc.gov/zika.

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