Governmental Action to Abate Nuisances — An Overview

texas municipalities urban nuisanceMany Texas municipalities and counties are endowed with the authority to curtail and eliminate urban nuisances.

For example, the municipal courts of the City of Dallas are empowered/required to order the repair or demolition of a structure determined to be an urban nuisance, among other things.

In future posts we’ll discuss the minimum municipal standards with which structures subject to these laws must comply, the municipal legal process for determining whether there have been a violation of those standards, and the potential consequences for failing to abide by the minimum standards or violating a court order related to bringing a non-compliant property up to the minimum standards.

In our Law 101 posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more complex discussions.

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