Code Enforcement & Animal Control


Twin Falls City Council adopted a city code specifically designed to address nuisances. This helps maintain a safe 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 time's residents and businesses are not aware of a particular regulation. We seek to provide education of ordinances and opportunities to bring a property into compliance.

Weed Violation

  1. Code Enforcement

    Physical Address
    321 Second Avenue E
    Twin Falls, ID 83301

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 3027
    Twin Falls, ID 83303-3027

    Phone: (208) 735-7278
    Fax: (208) 736-1535

    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

City residents may not possess more than four (4) dogs and four (4) cats within residential zones.

Permits for farm stock and fowl

Residents may possess poultry (not more than 4 hen chickens) or rabbits (not more than 3 rabbits) without a permit. All other animals require a permit, except those kept inside a residence or place of business at all times. To permit small animals the property must be at least 5,000 square feet. For large animals, the entire property must be at least one acre. With at least 10,000 square feet of real property or pastureland devoted exclusively for the use of each animal. Contact Code Enforcement Department 735-7278, for more information.

Here are the animal permitting rules (PDF) and animal permit application.   

Animal Permit Renewal Form  (This form is only available during February and March) 


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. Limiting 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. Where posted there is a 2-hour parking 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.