Policing Ordinances

Code of Ordinances

The City of Missouri City has a comprehensive Code of Ordinances addressing many issues. The Missouri City Police Department is concerned mostly with ordinances that relate to policing and quality of life issues.

Alarm Registration

  • Alarm systems must be registered; includes an initial and annual renewal fee 
  • More than five false alarms in a one-year period can result in a fine 
  • Approximately 95% of alarm calls answered by the department annually are false alarms 
  • For more information, contact City Hall at 281.403.8500

Juvenile Curfew

  • A juvenile is defined as any person under 17 years of age.
  • Curfew: 11:00 pm Sunday - Thursday; one minute after midnight Friday - Saturday; and 9:00 am - 2:30 pm on school days
  • Punishment is at the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge and may be up to a $400 fine

Abandoned / Junked Vehicles

  • An abandoned vehicle is defined as any vehicle left unattended on the roadway for a period of 48 hours or longer.
  • An abandoned vehicle is subject to towing at the expense of the owner. 
  • A junked vehicle is defined as any vehicle that is visible at any time of the year from a public place or public right-of-way that has remained inoperable for more than 72 hours and does not have current registration or an inspection certificate.

Speed Limits

  • The speed limit on all residential streets is 30 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted.

Animals Running at Large