Common Neighborhood Problems

Like most Austin neighborhoods, ours sometimes faces challenges. Here are some common problems we encounter and what can be done about them. Click on a link to get helpful information on the specific topic in this FAQs section:

Dog Poop Link
Dog Poop Flyer

City code requires disposal of dog and cat waste:

An owner or handler shall promptly remove and sanitarily dispose of feces left on public or private property by a dog or cat being handled by the person, other than property owned by the owner or handler of the dog or cat.
Source: 1992 Code Section 3-3-7; Ord. 031009-9; Ord. 031211-11.

Maximum Fine for violation: $500

Dealing with Dead Deer or Other Dead Animals

Posted Jan 26, 2010, 2:50 PM

If you find a dead deer or other dead animal on a city street or other city property, contact 3-1-1 to report it to Austin Resource Recovery (formerly Solid Waste Services).  Please note that the dead animal must be placed at the curb for pickup. Austin Resource Recovery cannot pick up animals that are on private property.  Animals will be picked up within 1-2 business days.

For more information, visit http://www.austintexas.gov/content/dead-animal-pick

If you find a dead deer on a highway, call TXDOT at 512-832-7000 and they will arrange for picking it up.

Reporting Intentional Deer Feeding

posted Jan 26, 2010, 2:51 PM [ updated Dec 15, 2014, 10:32 PM ]

In February 2009, the City of Austin passed an ordinance making it illegal to intentionally feed deer within the City limits. If you see someone breaking the law, contact 3-1-1. Make sure to have the address of the offender and a description of what you witnessed available when you call.

For more information about handling violations of the ordinance or to learn how to file a complaint, visit the City of Austin Deer Information web page:


Many other common situations, such as coyote sightings, can also be handled by calling 3-1-1.