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The 2009 International Building Codes series and the 2015 National Electric Code. You can view the code of ordinances online.
Any business within the City of Forney including a change of building ownership; change of business name; change of business owner; change in occupancy use, or any new business will need a Certificate of Occupancy.
Yes. We offer this service free at:
Central Fire Station
104 E Aimee Street
Forney, TX 75126
Fire Station Number 2
980 Reeder Lane
Please recognize that, from time to time, our personnel might be absent from the station due to emergency calls or training activities.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating inside the city limits is Number 2.
Outside the city limits (out of protection area):
View the payment options webpage.
View the driver safety course webpage for information.
View the violation dismissal options webpage for information.
A plea must be made in person or by mail with a copy of the following:
You may refer to the adult or juvenile procedures pamphlet for further information regarding a plea or you may want to consult an attorney. You may now enter your plea of Not Guilty online.
Juveniles must appear in person before the Judge, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Juveniles do not have to take action on a citation within 20 days. Notice of their court date and time will be mailed by the Court to the address shown on the citation. If the mailing address on the citation is incorrect it is your responsibility to contact the court.
If the juvenile fails to appear, their driver's license may be denied or suspended until they do appear in court with a parent or guardian.
For more information please refer to the juvenile procedures pamphlet, speak with the Juvenile Case Manager 972-552-6660 or you may want to consult an attorney.
Payment of all fines and court costs are due at the time of disposition, unless otherwise pre-approved.
For pre-approval, complete the Application for Time Payment (PDF) and either bring it to the court at 331 South FM 548 or mail it to P.O. Box 826, Forney, TX 75126 along with a copy of your ID and deposit of not less than $50 per violation (unless otherwise approved).
All applications will be verified and you may be asked to complete an interview prior to approval. NOTE: Any outstanding or past due citations, payments are subject to warrant and the denial of your renewal on your motor vehicle registration and driver's license.
If you are convicted of an offense and are unable to pay the fine and costs, you may have the court assess your ability to pay and the court my provide alternatives to full payment in satisfying the judgment. If you feel you are unable to pay your citations please contact the court for alternate options.
If you are found guilty, and are not satisfied with the judgment of the court, you have the right to appeal your case. To appeal you must file an appeal bond with the Municipal Court within 10 days of the judgment for any cases filed before September 1, 2012. We are now a court of record and you will need to contact the court on how to appeal out of a court of record by calling 972-564-7311.
You may set your citation for a trial before the judge or jury. You will be set for a pretrial hearing. The Judge cannot discuss the merits of a pending judicial proceeding prior to actual trial (Canon 6 (c), Code of Judicial Conduct).
This means that the Judge is forbidden from discussing your ticket with you before trial, except, as to procedural matters. If you choose to plead guilty and have extenuating circumstances, then the Judge may discuss them with you.
Business casual is the accepted attire for jury service. No jeans, shorts, cut-offs, t-shirts, sweats, hats, or flip flops are allowed. The chewing of gum is also not allowed. Violators may be sent home to change clothes.
All cell phones must be turned off. You may refer to the rules of attire for more information.
view the https://www.forneytx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3220/Local-Rules-of-the-Municipal-Court-of-record-No-1---Effective-06012018-PDF
Code enforcement is city employees working with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies and other city departments to facilitate voluntary compliance with city laws and codes.
We enforce environmental, nuisance, life safety and zoning codes. Examples include signage in the right of way, vehicles parked on the grass, graffiti, high grass/weeds, vegetation obstruction, trash on property, illegal dumping, fences in disrepair, abandoned or illegal vehicles and trash cart placement.
Due process is necessary on each case per state law, allowing a minimum of seven days for voluntary compliance
Inoperable means not capable of being used or operated due to legal or mechanical incapability. If a vehicle on private property has not moved in 30 days, is dismantled or has expired registration and/or inspections tags it is deemed a junk motor vehicle.
Signage, such as garage sale signs, is only allowed on private property. No signage is allowed in public right of ways. All signs found or reported on public property will be removed.
To find information about building setbacks, call the Planning Department at 972-564-7384. The information is located in the Zoning Ordinance.
Texas Government Code, Chapter 552, Public Information Act allows you to request in writing the information you are requesting to obtain. You will then have 10 business days to receive a response or a notice of extension on time.
Certain exceptions may apply to the disclosure of the information. Complete the Public Information Act Request Form or contact the Forney Police Department by calling 972-564-7645 or 972-564-7623
Fingerprints are only available on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $10 per card.
For after hour emergencies, please contact Police Dispatch at 972-552-6625. An emergency is defined as:
To report a water meter leak, please call 972-552-6645 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To request emergency water turn-off or to report a water service line leak, water main break, fire hydrant leak, clogged or overflowing sewer main during regular business hours, please call 972-552-6695 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you need to request emergency services after hours or over the weekend or holiday, you can call Police Dispatch at 972-552-6625 . An emergency is defined as a danger to life, health or property.
You may call the Public Works Department at 972-552-6695 Monday through Friday from7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or use the online service request form.
Each summer, usually in late July and into August, Lake Lavon undergoes an "algal bloom," a natural occurring event that is responsible for the taste and odor changes in the water supply. The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) monitors the onset of an algal bloom through daily algal counts and adjusts the treatment process to reduce the taste and/or odor changes that often occur as a result of this event.
It is important to note that the water remains safe to drink with no health hazards created by this phenomenon.
Our drinking water is obtained from North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) in Wylie, Texas. The surface water supply is withdrawn from Lake Lavon via pumping stations and piped into one of three water treatment plants located in Wylie, Texas. After treatment, the treated water supply is pumped to the City of Forney for distribution.
To report a street light out, contact Oncor Electric by calling 888-313-4747 or report it online at Oncor's website.
If you live in the Villages of Fox Hollow Subdivision, Grayhawk Subdivision or Trails of Chestnut Meadow Phase IV, you will need to contact Trinity Valley Electric at 972-932-2214.
If you have trouble with the Oncor website or reporting with Trinity Valley Electric, please email the Public Works Department. Please provide any numbers or pole markings from the street light when reporting the outages.
You may contact the Public Works Field Operations Department at 972-564-7340 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or use the online service request form.
You may contact the Public Works Construction Inspections Department at 972-564-7340 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Also, a permit will need to be obtained and approved through Community Development before installation. You may contact Community Development at 972-564-7384.
You may call the Public Works Field Operations Department at 972-564-7340 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or use the online service request form.
Click here to complete the Disconnect Water/Sewer Service Request form.
Call City Hall at 972-552-6645, ext. 1299 and leave a message. A $50 after hours fee may apply.
The most common cause for a higher than normal bill is a leak. If you have checked for leaks and found none, please contact the Utility Billing Department and speak to a customer service representative at 972-552-6645.
View the Why Is My Bill So High? (PDF) for additional information.
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