Planning & Zoning FAQ: What is Zoning?
Zoning establishes the types of land uses permitted on a specific tract of land. Zoning also regulates the size, intensity, and height of development, as well as signage, screening, and parking related to development.
Planning & Zoning FAQ: What is a Subdivision Plat?
A subdivision plat is a survey, prepared by a licensed registered surveyor, of property describing the dimensions and location of lot lines, streets, and easements. A plat also establishes the lot, block, and subdivision name used in real estate transactions.
Planning & Zoning FAQ: What does "Nonconforming" mean?
Lots, structures, uses of land and structures, and characteristics of use which were lawfully in existence and operating before this Zoning Ordinance was enacted, amended, or otherwise made applicable to such lots, structures or uses, but which do not now conform to the regulations.
Building FAQ: Do Contractors have to be registered with the City?
Subcontractors (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Backflow, Irrigation) DO need to be registered with the City of Edinburg. In order to become registered, contractors should take the following actions:
A. Provide the permit office a copy of the Contractor's Master License and proof of identification.
B. Provide Company General Liability Insurance with City of Edinburg as certificate holder or provide Surety Bond.
Building Contractors must provide:
A: Provide Company General Liability Insurance with City of Edinburg as Certification holder of provide Builders Surety Bond.
Building FAQ: Do I need a permit to have a garage/yard sale?
Yes - Garage sales are permitted in AG, S, AU, UR, NC, and UC zoning districts if the owner of occupant of a residential dwelling, first obtains a permit from the Permitting Division, the cost of which is $10.00. The permit shall be issued if it is demonstrated that:
A. Permits per year. No more than (4) four permits per calendar have been issued for garage sales at the applicant's address.
B. Duration of permit. The permit spans a period of time not longer than three consecutive days.
Health FAQ: When is the next food handlers class?
The City of Edinburg no longer offers a food handler's class. You may find a list of classes on the link below.
Backflow/Cross-Connection FAQ: What are cross connections?
Whenever a plumbing fixture is connected to the drinking water supply, a potential cross-connection exists. If the water on your property is in contact with a harmful substance - such as fertilizer - and that water backflows into the main water system, it could cause illness or, in extreme cases, death.
Backflow/Cross-connection FAQ: What does a backfow device do?
Backflow devices are required by State Law where fire or irrigation services are installed. The device prevents back siphonage and backpressure into the District's main water supply from cross contamination.
Most Multi-Family, commercial, and industrial properties as well as properties with an auxiliary water supply and properties with irrigaion meters in the City of Edinburg service area are required to have a backflow device, specifically a Reduced Pressure Assembly backflow device.
All installed devices must be tested on an annual basis. Each year, customers will recieve a reminder notice along with a certified list of testers. Failure to have the device tested could result in the termination of service.
Code Enforcement FAQ: What is considered to be high weeds and grass?
An owner, occupant, or person lawfully in control of property commits an offense if weeds and or grass are permitted to grow on the said property to a height in excess of twenty four (24) inches as per Adopted Code of Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 95.07 Growth of Weeds
Code Enforcement FAQ: Can the City do anything about people who have lots of trash and debris at their homes?
Yes. Contact Code Enforcement at 956-388-1838 and provide the address of the property with the accumulation of just, trash, etc. It violates local ordinances to accumulate debris, junk trash, etc. as per Adopted Code of Ordinance Chapter 95 Section 95.06 Accumulation of Unwholesome Matter
Code Enforcement FAQ: Can semi-trucks or oversize vehicles be parked in my neighborhood?
No, It has be unlawful for any person to park any truck, truck tractor, semi-trailer, bus trailer or any other motor vehicle with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or more upon any public street, alley, parkway, boulevard or public place which abuts any property zoned as residential property according to the zoning ordnance of the City. As per Code of Ordnance Chapter 71 Section 71.07 Parking of trucks. Please contact Code Enforcement at 956-388-1838 to register your concern.
Code Enforcement FAQ: Can a vehicle be parked on a vacant or unimproved surface/grass within a property?
No, It is unlawful for any person to park or allow to be parked on any property under his or her control. Any vehicle, including recreational or special vehicles as defined herein on the front, side, or rear yard of any single family residential lot within the City except on a approved parking space. As per Adopted City Ordinance Chapter 71 Section 71.04.