What is curb appeal? The visual attractiveness of a home from the street. How can property owners enhance the curb appeal of their homes and businesses for little to no money? The City of Irving's Code Enforcement department offers ideas:
The City of Irving’s Code Enforcement Department goes door-to-door throughout Irving neighborhoods to thank residents for a job well-done. The city’s Code Enforcement Department is responsible for ensuring that all Irving residences comply with city ordinances, designed to improve the quality of life and neighborhood appearance.
Throughout the year, the city’s Code Enforcement team will be making rounds, address-by-address, to let property owners know if their properties are compliant. Properties without code violations receive a door hanger thanking the owners for their efforts.
Department leaders say the goal of this project is to create a snapshot of code compliance in Irving and to set a benchmark. The department will return to each neighborhood the following year and use the benchmark to compare any changes to code compliance conditions.
Members of the Code Enforcement team want all residents to receive a “Thank You” door hanger in recognition of the home’s curb appeal. Homes and lawns with curb appeal are clean, well-maintained and free of litter and objects that do not belong. Neighborhoods with clean and well-kept homes have a positive effect on property values and help create neighborhood pride.
For questions about this initiative or the Code Enforcement Department, call (972) 721-4929 or (972) 721-4829.