- Code Enforcement & Animal Control
Welcome to Code Enforcement & Animal Control
Twin Falls City Council and residents of the City of Twin Falls have adopted city code to address nuisances and to maintain a safe and clean environment for all citizens in the community. We accomplish this by working in partnership with residents of Twin Falls.
Our mission is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We maintain and improve quality-of-life in our community by administering a fair and unbiased compliance program, and by correcting issues of municipal codes and land use requirements. An important role of Code Enforcement is education. Often time's residents and businesses are not aware of a particular regulation. We seek to educate residents before enforcing city ordinances.
Common Violations Code Enforcement Encounters
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.
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.
- 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.