City Code of Ordinances
As with all cities Bogata has laws and ordinances governing how we drive, how we secure and handle our pets, how we keep our property and what property we keep.
These laws are no different from any city anywhere. They are designated to make our city a clean and safe place to work along with a great place to play and raise our children.
The following is a synopsis of the most widely published and used ordinances of Bogata.
Ordinance 11-06 "Keeping Bogata Clean"
It is unlawful for any person having control of a lot, improved or unimproved, occupied or unoccupied to permit uncultivated vegetation to grow or accumulate; including weeds, grass or any other vegetation including fallen trees, limbs or underbrush. No piles of refuse, garbage, offal or dead animals. All has been declared a nuisance and dangerous to the public health and welfare.
There shall be no unsheltered storage or storage in public view from the street or other public or private property of old, unused abandoned or discarded objects such as equipment, furniture, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dryers, cans, containers, lumber, junk, debris, trash and other personal property of any kind which is no longer safely usable for the purposes for which it was manufactured, for a period of more than 30 days within the corporate limits of this city. It is hereby declared to be an unlawful nuisance and dangerous to the public health and welfare.
Ordinance 11-06 "Substandard Buildings"
Any building, shed, fence or other manmade structure which is dangerous to the public health because of its condition, faulty construction or deterioration and is liable to cause injury or any building which cannot be expected to withstand storms such as may be reasonably expected in the area. Any building, shed or fence which because of lack of doors and windows is available to be frequented by malefactors or disorderly persons. All buildings or structures that have become deteriorated to the extent that the roof, windows, doors or any other portion of the structures will no longer protect from the weather.
Substandard building or structures within the terms of this article which shall constitute a menace to the health, morals, safety or general welfare of the occupants thereof or of the public are declared to be a public nuisance and shall be ordered to be vacated, repaired or demolished as provided by this ordinance.
Ordinance 98-06 "Animals Within the City"
It shall be declared a nuisance for the owner of any dog or cat to permit or allow such to run or be at large upon any public street, highway, sidewalk or other public ground or property or any unfenced land within the corporate limits of the city.
It shall be declared a nuisance for any person to keep on his premises any animal which shall cause the peace and quiet of the neighborhood to be disturbed.
It shall be declared a nuisance for any owner or family to keep more than 3 dogs and/or cats over 6 months old at any one time. All animal enclosures shall be kept clean and odor free at all times.
Subchapter D to Chapter 22 of the Health and Safety Code, Vernon's Annotated State Statues, as hereafter amended, styled Dangerous Dogs including the requirements for registration, restraint, liability insurance, penalties and all other requirements set out therein, shall apply to all dogs located within the city limits of Bogata, Texas.
Ordinance 11-06 & 11-05 "Junked Vehicles"
Junked vehicles which are located in any place where they are visible from a public place or public right-of-way, on any lot, tract or parcel of land or any portion thereof, occupied or unoccupied, improved or unimproved within the City of Bogata are detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public. It shall be deemed unlawful for any person to maintain such a public nuisance or to permit or allow the same to exist on his property or on the property of another.
Ordinance 06-21 "Manufactured Homes"
All manufactured homes require a special permit to be allowed into the City.