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2. The use of the dwelling unit for the home occupation is clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants, and not more than 250 square feet of floor area of the dwelling unit are used in the conduct of the home occupation.
3. There is no visible evidence of the conduct of the home occupation from outside the building.
4. The home occupation is not conducted in an accessory building.
5. Any sales in connection with the home occupation are clearly secondary, and there are no sales from the dwelling.
6. Traffic is not generated by the home occupation in greater volumes than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the conduct of the home occupation is met off the street and other than in a required front yard.
7. Equipment, processes or work is not used or conducted in the home occupation which creates noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors, or electrical interference detectable to the normal senses off the lot. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment, process or work is used or conducted which creates visual or audible interference in any radio or television receivers off the premises, or causes fluctuation in line voltage off the premises.
8. The following occupations are specifically excluded as home occupations: operation of beauty culture schools, beauty parlors, barber shops, lawn mower or other small engine repair, automotive repair, television, radio, or electronic repair and bicycle repair.
To find out where in Burleson Home Occupations are permitted, please see the Zoning section of the City's Code of Ordinances. You may contact the Community Development Department for assistance at 817-426-9611. Code of Ordinances
The following lists the required documents for each type of registration:
Electrician: Copy of state license $100 fee Copy of current drivers license Proof of insurance Registration form
Mechanical: Copy of state license $100 fee Copy of current drivers license Proof of insurance Registration form
Plumbing: Copy of State license Copy of current drivers license Registration form
Irrigation: Copy of State license Copy of current drivers Proof of insurance Registration form
Back flow testers: Backflow certification card, Copy of current driver's license Current meter calibration certificate General liability insurance Registration form
Fire Prevention: Copy of State license $50 fee (except for fire alarm) Proof of insurance Completed application form
Please note: A completed form consists of business name, address, phone number, register's name, address, email address, and phone number. Contractor Registration Application
Site plan (showing drainage arrows / grading, and elevations for all four walls)
Floor plan (optional)
Energy code compliance document
CommercialThree (3) copies of the following documentation:
Architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans
Floor plans showing each room, proposed use, square footage of each area, and exits
Wall section and elevations
Roof framing plan
Texas registered professional / engineer's seal and signature is required on structural pages
Approved site plan
Submit COM Check or other acceptable documentation to confirm the proposed building, lighting, and mechanical systems are in compliance with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code
Provide project number to confirm that the construction has been registered with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards
Remodel or Interior Finish-Out PermitsThree (3) sets of construction plans containing:
Plot plan showing off-street parking, existing building, and address key.
Floor plan showing each room, proposed use, square footage of each area, and exits
Typical detail of non-bearing walls to be constructed
Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical plans
Written confirmation that an asbestos inspection/survey has been conducted of the space to be renovated
No more than one sign shall be posted on any residential property advertising such sales.
No more than three signs shall be allowed for each permit issued.
Signs can not be placed on utility poles or on any state rights of way and may not be closer than 10 feet to the street pavement. Signs cannot be placed on vehicles. Additional sign(s) placed off premise must be on privately owned, developed, occupied property, subject to permission of the property owner.
Sales are limited to two per calendar year and are not to exceed three consecutive days in length.
Any sign in violation of the regulations is subject to removal by City ordinance, and the related sale holder will be cited.
On-premise signs may be posted 24 hours before the sale, but must be taken down within 24 hours after the sale.
Permits may be obtained at City Hall in the Building Permits and Inspections Office. Call 817-426-9632 for more information. Garage Sale Information
Provide street address
Note location of adjacent street(s)
Identify primary structure
Provide dimensions of proposed accessory structure
Note location and width of any utility easements
Note location of any other accessory structures, including swimming pools
Note setbacks from property lines and adjacent structure(s)
Minimum setbacks are as follows:
Rear: May abut, but not encroach into utility easement. If there is no rear yard easement, minimum rear setback is (3') three feet.
Side (interior lot lines): May abut, but not encroach into utility easement. If there is no side yard easement, minimum side setback is (3') three feet
Side (adjacent to side street): Structure must be set back at least 10 feet from a side property line adjacent to a side street. If a platted building line greater than 10 feet is in place, structure must be located at, or behind platted line.
Separation between primary and accessory structures: Separation between these structures must be at least 10 feet.
Permits may be purchased at City Hall in the Building Permits and Inspections Department. Call 817-426-9632 for more information.
You can now view the requested inspections each day as well as the results of the previous days inspections.
All other elections will be held through Johnson County or Tarrant County. More information is listed on the elections page. Elections
When filing a concern about a code violation, please leave the following:• (Optional) Your name and number/email so that we may respond back to you.• Address of the violation• Description of violation (high grass, trash, fence, front, back, side, etc.) Online Reporting
All fences shall be maintained reasonably plumb and structurally sound and free from rotting wood or missing pieces. It is possible to remove all or portions of the fence. Call for more details, 817-426-9832
o High grass and weedso Junk and trasho Dilapidated fenceso Prohibited signso Temporary signs o Inoperable vehicleso Solid waste (bulk trash) o Parking violations (blocking sidewalk, yard parking)o Construction without a permito All Ch. 34, Article II, Sec. 34-31 Specific Nuisances found here in the Municipal Code of Ordinances Municipal Code of Ordinances/Specific Nuisances
Trash can be considered any waste that has collected to cause a nuisance.
9. The following occupations are specifically excluded as home occupations: operation of beauty culture schools, beauty parlors, barber shops, lawn mower or other small engine repair, automotive repair, television, radio, or electronic repair and bicycle repair.
1. No person other than members of the family residing on the premises are engaged in the occupation on the premises.
To find out where in Burleson Home Occupations are permitted, please see the Zoning section of the City's Code of Ordinances. You may contact the Community Development Department for assistance at 817-426-9611. City Ordinances
For more information please contact the Code Enforcement Department at 817-426-9872 or 817-426-9875.
In recent years, advances in drilling technology have made it possible for energy companies to extract large amounts of natural gas from the Barnett Shale.
A pad generally 300 feet by 300 feet will be prepared and a drilling rig will move onto the location. The drilling rig will be on site for approximately 20-30 days actually “drilling” the well and running pipe into the open hole. After the well is drilled the drilling rig will move off. The rig move and drilling is a 24 hour operation and is probably the noisiest part of the operation. Shortly thereafter, well “completion” will begin and a smaller portable rig will move onto the location.
After completion operations, surface equipment will be installed along with appropriate fencing and gates. From this point there will be minimal activity on the location. Occasionally a small rig will be brought to the location for remedial work.
Residents who do want to wait until the next collection event in Burleson can take their household hazardous waste to the Environmental Collection Center (ECC) in Fort Worth. The ECC is open Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is located at 6400 Bridge Street in Fort Worth. For directions, call 817-392-EASY (3279).
There is no fee for dropping off your household hazardous waste, however, residents must present a water or solid waste bill as proof of residency.
For more information, please call Environmental Services at 817-426-9842 or visit the Household Hazardous Waste page.
Whenever possible, stay indoors during spraying. If you must go outside during spraying, wear clothing that limits skin contact with the spray. If you come in contact with the spray, wash your skin and clothing with soap and water. Wash any fruits and vegetables that were outside during spraying with water before storing, cooking or eating. Some individuals are sensitive to pesticides. Persons with asthma or other respiratory conditions are encouraged to stay inside during spraying since there is a possibility that spraying could worsen these conditions. Anyone experiencing adverse reactions to pesticides should seek medical care or call 911. Talk to your doctor if you have major health concerns.
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A pad generally 300 feet by 300 feet will be prepared and a drilling rig will move onto the location. The drilling rig will be on site for approximately 15 days per well actually drilling the well and running pipe or casing into the hole. After the well is drilled the drilling rig will move off. Shortly thereafter a smaller “work over” rig will move in and prepare the wells for hydraulic fracturing. This process may take 2-3 days per well. The hydraulic fracturing is the noisiest part of the process and is limited to the daytime hours. Hydraulic fracturing generally takes 7-10 days per well depending on depth. Next the initial flowback will occur. This is necessary for most of the salt water to be produced from the well so the gas will then flow more easily. This process can take several days per well. The well completions process is next and a small portable rig will move back onto the site.
After completion operations, surface equipment will be installed along with appropriate fencing, gates, and landscaping. From this point there will be minimal activity on the location. Occasionally a small rig may be brought to the location for remedial work.
Burleson Public Library cardholders are eligible for TexShare cards if they have been a member of the library for at least 6 months and their account is in good standing. TexShare cards will not be issued to patrons under the age of 18. For more information, visit TexShare Program.
Exemptions may apply on tracts of land 10 acres or larger that were annexed into the City after September 1, 1981 (as provided by Section 229.002 of the Texas Local Government Code). Contact the Police Department at 817-426-9910 for further information on these properties. Section 229.002 of the Texas Local Government Code
Any child under the age of 8 must be restrained in an approved child passenger safety seat unless taller than 4 feet, nine inches. The fine is up to $25 for a first offense and $250 for a second subsequent offense.
Safety Seat Guidelines
Safety belts are designed for adults, not children. Use a booster seat to lift your child up and prevent severe injuries in a crash. View an informational video about the proper use of child safety seats.
Please remember the following guidelines when buying the proper seat for your child:
Birth-1 Year, Up to 35 Pounds•Use a rear-facing seat until your baby reaches the weight limit or height limit of the seat.•Secure the chest clip even with your baby's armpits.•Fasten harness straps snugly against your baby's body.
1-4 Years, 20 to 40 Pounds•Use a forward-facing seat for as long as the safety seat manufacturer recommends it.•Fasten harness straps snugly against your child's body.•Secure the chest clip even with your child's armpits.•Latch the tether strap to the corresponding anchor if your vehicle has one.
4-8 Years, Over 40 Pounds•Use a booster seat.•Fasten the lap belt across your child's thighs and hips, not stomach.•Strap the diagonal belt across the chest to rest on the shoulder, not the neck.
K2 is typically sold in small, silvery plastic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri. K2 products are smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea.
Short term effects include, increased agitation, pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled / spastic body movements, elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations. The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours. In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphasia, severe paranoia, delusions, and hallucinations.
If you don’t want to go the compost/mulch/recycling center, set the Christmas tree at the curb along with bulk trash, brush, limbs and yard waste during your zone collection week. The tree needs to be at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on the Monday of your zone collection week. To verify which zone your home click on Specials by Zone for a map below. You may also call the Municipal Service Center at 817-426-9835. Specials by Zone Map
The center is located at:610 MemorialBurleson, TX 76028
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, annually nearly 2,000,000 crashes occur in intersections. In 2005, red light running resulted in 800 fatalities and over 165,000 injuries.
Statistics have shown that an automated red light camera program will reduce the number of red light crashes and injuries associated with such crashes. The purpose of this program is to increase traffic safety in Burleson. The goal of the program is to reduce red light running violations, red light crashes, and red light injury crashes without impacting City funds. This is a public safety program.
Trash means solid waste (excluding ashes), consisting of both combustible and noncombustible waste materials. Combustible trash includes paper, rags, cartons, wood, wood shavings, furniture, rubber, plastics, and brush; noncombustible trash includes glass, crockery, tin cans, aluminum cans, metal and similar materials that will not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures. The term does not include grass clippings or leaves.
Residents may take their leaves, brush, yard waste and limbs to the Compost Center behind Fire Station # 2 on Memorial Plaza or may set them out for once a month collection by the City. You can look up your collection days here. Yard waste and leaves must be bagged in approved paper lawn bags readily available at local retailers and left at the site, bag and all. If the yard waste or leaves is in plastic bags, the resident is responsible for dumping the contents on site and removing the plastic bags from the premises.
Tree limbs cut to 4-foot lengths or shorter are collected on a monthly basis. There is no need to call in for a tree limb pick up because the brush collection truck crews survey the city by zones and collect tree limbs as they are found. Solid waste crews will provide a list of tree limbs/brush locations for collection by the brush truck operator. Smaller tree limb piles may be collected by the solid waste crews when they complete their regular routes; however, larger piles must be collected by the brush truck operator. Storm debris and heavy trimming associated with the spring can sometimes results in collection delays of up to 30 days.
Please have you items out at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the Monday of your week's collection. The crews will work through Friday clearing your zone of special pick up items.
Twice per week watering schedule:
Second, we recommend you do a dye test on your toilets. Put some food coloring in the tank of the toilet, don't flush it, go back in about 30 minutes or so. If any of the colored water from the tank is in the bowl of the toilet, your toilet is leaking. This is a major water waster because a lot of times people don't realize the toilet is leaking because the water isn't going in the floor.
Third, if you have an irrigation system, check the settings. Customers have said that they have had more than one program on at the same time and didn't realize it until they checked their programs.
If you still have a question regarding your bill, please call the Utility Customer Service office at 817-426-9601.
If you have any further questions, please email the Utility Customer Service office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at 817-426-9601. For more details see the Payment Options page of this website.