Code Enforcement & Animal Control


The Twin Falls City Council has adopted a city code specifically designed to address nuisances and to help maintain a clean environment for all citizens in our community. The City of Twin Falls does this by working in partnership with the people of Twin Falls.

The mission of the code enforcement team is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain and improve the quality of life in our community by administering a fair and unbiased compliance program to correct issues of municipal codes and land use requirements

An important role of Code Enforcement is also education.  Often times residents and businesses are not aware of a particular regulation and we seek to provide education of ordinances and opportunities to bring a property into compliance.

  1. Code Enforcement

    Physical Address
    203 Main Avenue E
    Twin Falls, ID 83301

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1907
    Twin Falls, ID 83303-1907

    Phone: (208) 735-7278
    Fax: (208) 736-2645

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  2. Sean Standley

    Code Enforcement Coordinator


Common Violations Code Enforcement Encounters.

  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Animal Bites on humans or other animals
  • Animal Permits
  • Barking Dogs
  • Dog running at large
  • Expired Sign Permits
  • Junk / Dismantled vehicles
  • Noxious Weeds
  • Parking Violations

  • Prohibited Signs
  • Sidewalk Obstructions
  • Sight Obstructions
  • Signs in Right of Way
  • Signs Requiring Permit
  • Trash / Rubbish
  • Vegetation Encroachment
  • Water Conservation
  • Weeds / Grass
  • Zoning Codes including within area of impact

Animals inside the City Limits

Permits for farm stock and fowl

City residents are required to obtain a permit to keep any horses, mules, donkeys, cows, sheep, goats, poultry (more than 4 hen chickens) or rabbits (more than 3 rabbits), or any other animals except dogs, cats or other animals kept inside a residence or place of business at all times in the city limits.  Contact Code Enforcement Department 735-7278, for more information.

You can get an animal permit application (PDF) at City Hall. These are the rules: (PDF)


Pigs, hogs, or rooster chickens are prohibited within the city limits.  


Water Conservation Violation

Watering Driveway

Water Conservation

All city water customers are required to comply with the water conservation ordinance from the city code. Restrictions include the following:

All irrigation systems must be maintained in a manner that promotes efficient watering and limits leaks or damage to the system that would cause flow of water beyond property lines.

Please return application to the Water Conservation Office located at: 119 South Park Avenue West. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Downtown Parking

  • Free customer parking is available on Main Avenue 2nd Avenue, Hansen Street and Gooding Street with a 2-hour limit within the same parking space.
  • Free parking is available in all city-owned lots identified on the map (PDF).  Parking spaces identified with green painted space markings have a 3-hour limit within the same parking space.  The parking spaces with white painted space markings are free all day parking for both customers and downtown employees.
  • The parking spaces with yellow painted space markings are “Reserved” and are for authorized users only.
  • All downtown parking lot regulations are in effect and enforced Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Parking violators that receive a citation are imposed a $35 fine, which increases to $50 if not paid within three business days.