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Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program Home Page

Welcome to the home page of the DSHS program that registers and regulates code enforcement officers in Texas. This website contains information about code enforcement officers including registration requirements, how to file a complaint, how to contact our office, and more.

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Special Message for Military Personnel, Spouses, and Veterans

The State of Texas recognizes the contributions of our active duty military service members, their spouses, and veterans. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, is spreading the word to military personnel, their spouses, and veterans about licenses they may be eligible for and that may assist them in their search for work.

The Professional Licensing and Certification Unit provides regulatory oversight, including licensing and certification, for the 23 allied health occupations identified on this page. Military personnel or veterans may have met some licensing requirements as a result of their military service or other training , knowledge, and experience. Military spouses of current, active duty military service members may also have met some licensing requirements related to this status. 

Military personnel , their spouses, and veterans who are interested in one of the PLCU occupations and would like additional information regarding requirements may contact us via the contact information below or by clicking on the desired occupation for program specific contact information and a link to the program rules.

While a military service member is deployed minimum requirements for license renewal may be modified.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to military service members, veterans, and their families for their dedicated service to the United States of America and to the State of Texas.

Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program Continuing Education

Each registered code enforcement officer and code enforcement officer in training must meet the renewal requirements set out in Texas Administrative Code, §140.168 Continuing Education

Contact Us

Code Enforcement Officer Registration Program
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin , Texas 78714-9347

E-mail: ceo@dshs.state.tx.us 
Telephone: (512) 834-4512
Fax: (512)834-6677

Complaint Process

An individual who wishes to file a complaint against a registered code enforcement officer or a code enforcement officer in training may write to:

Complaints Management and Investigative Section 
P.O. Box 141369 
Austin, Texas 78714-1369

or call 1-800-942-5540 to request the appropriate form or obtain more information. This number is for complaints only. Please direct routine calls and correspondence to the phone number and address on the "Contact Us" page.

To file a complaint, you will need to complete the Complaint and the General Release forms.  Return both forms and any additional supporting documentation to the address shown on the complaint form.

After the completed complaint packet is returned, you will be notified by letter acknowledging that your complaint has been received.  The complaint will be reviewed to verify that the statement indicates a potential violation of law or rules.  If your complaint indicates a potential violation, you may be contacted for additional information.  Should your complaint not indicate a potential violation of law or rules, we will also notify you.

A complaint may be filed anonymously by not providing your name and address on the form; however, please be aware that anonymous complaints may be difficult to investigate and many are closed because insufficient information is provided.  When you provide your name and address, our investigative staff will be able to contact you for additional information which may be necessary to resolve your complaint.

In some instances, a complaint may be investigated informally by staff.  In other cases, investigations are conducted by a Texas Department of State Health Services investigator.  The complaint may be investigated by telephone, mail or personal interviews.   Information and/or documentation will be collected that is relevant to the complaint.  After the investigation is completed, the report of investigation will be forwarded to the program for appropriate action.  You may contact the board or program office at any time regarding the status of your complaint.

Enforcement Actions

Disciplinary actions are taken by regulatory authorities (boards, committees, programs) in response to a violation of the law or rules. Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victim(s), the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case.  These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

Final Disciplinary Actions - License Denial, Surrender, Revocation
These actions will be permanently posted on this website. Further information, including a copy of the final order, is available upon written request from our office.
Final Disciplinary Actions - All Other, including Probated Suspension, Reprimand, and Administrative Penalty
These actions will be posted on this website for a total of seven (7) years from the date all the terms of the Order have been met, in accordance with our records retention schedule. The regulated individual may now be currently licensed, in good standing, and practicing without any restrictions.

Code Enforcement Officers Registration Program


License Number

Type of License

City of Residence

Alleged Violation*

Disciplinary Action

Date of Action

Barker, David E.


Code Enforcement Officer

Huntsville, Texas

25 TAC 130.12 Related to claiming to be a code enforcement officer with an expired registration

Administrative Penalty


Castillo, James


Code Enforcement Officer

Donna, Texas

Presented false info on application

Administrative Penalty


Castillo, Jesus



Donna, Texas

TAC 130.13(1)(A) relating to presenting false information to the department

Administrative Penalty



Dominy, Joe

Code Enforcement Officer


Tyler, Texas

TOC 1952.151 Relating to fraud.

25 TAC 130.9 Relating to application eligibility.

25 TAC 130.13 Relating to fraud on application.



Miller, Jacquelyn


Code Enforcement Officer

San Antonio, Texas

22 TAC § 130.13(1)(B) presenting false information on a renewal document

Administrative Penalty


Walthall, Michael R.


Code Enforcement Officer

Bonham, Texas

25 TAC § 130.13(1)(A) Presenting false information to the department on any initial application or document

Administrative Penalty


*will be posted for disciplinary actions taken on or after 9/1/03

For more information about the disciplinary actions listed on this website, please call our office using our toll-free complaint line at 1-800-942-5540 and ask to speak with Yvonne Feinleib.

Last Updated May 5, 2016

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