Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 823.009
Civil Penalty


A person may not cause, suffer, allow, or permit a violation of this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter.


A person who violates this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter shall be assessed a civil penalty. A civil penalty under this chapter may not be less than $100 or more than $500 for each violation and for each day of a continuing violation. This subsection does not apply at an animal shelter operated by a municipality.


If it appears that a person has violated, is violating, or is threatening to violate this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter, the county or municipality in which the violation occurs may institute a civil suit in district court for:


injunctive relief to restrain the person from continuing the violation or threat of violation;


the assessment and recovery of the civil penalty; or


both injunctive relief and the civil penalty.


A bond is not required in an action brought under this section.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 924 (H.B. 3004), Sec. 1, eff. June 19, 2009.

Source: Section 823.009 — Civil Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­823.­htm#823.­009 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 823.009’s source at texas​.gov