Did You Know: Common Citations For Weeds, Trash, Sanitation

The governing body can regulate sewers and privies (Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 342.002); trash, rubbish, filth, carrion, or other impure or unwholesome matter (Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 342.003); weeds, brush, and nuisance level vegetation  (Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 342.004).  It can adopt criminal ((Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. § 342.005) penalties and can bring a civil suit (potentially in municipal court) to enforce such ordinances. Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code §§54.012 & 017.