Rodents, particularly rats, are responsible for a substantial amount of property damage and may transmit diseases, such as Murine typhus, plague, salmonellosis, trichinosis, leptospirosis, and rat-bite fever.
Code violations: Code violations such as tall weeds/grass, trash, or debris, may contribute to a rodent problem. To report violations call us at 3-1-1 or online.
Renters experiencing rodent problems: Austin Code requires landlords to maintain rentals free from rodent or insect infestations. To report a rodent problem in multi-family/commercial rental property, call the Austin Tenant's Council or the Austin Code Department at 3-1-1 or online.
City Ordinance Chapter 3-6 regulates the maintenance and management of bee colonies within Austin city limits. Chapter 3-6 does not apply to wild colonies that have established themselves in naturally protected places, such as tree hollows, tree stumps, or any other location uncharacteristic of conventional beekeeping activity.
The City of Austin does not provide services for the removal, relocation, or eradication of bees due to State regulations related to bees. The City of Austin does not provide a referral list for providers of bee services and is not affiliated with any one provider. However, the City of Austin advocates the removal and relocation of bees in lieu of eradication whenever possible.
To report a Bee Ordinance violation contact 3-1-1 or visit 3-1-1 online