Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 212.156
Enforcement by Ordinance; Civil Penalty


The governing body of the municipality by ordinance may require compliance with a restriction contained or incorporated by reference in a properly recorded plan, plat, or other instrument that affects a subdivision located inside the boundaries of the municipality.


The municipality may bring a civil action to recover a civil penalty for a violation of the restriction. The municipality may bring an action and recover the penalty in the same manner as a municipality may bring an action and recover a penalty under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 (Enforcement of Municipal Ordinances).


For the purposes of an ordinance adopted under this section, restrictions do not include provisions that restrict the sale, rental, or use of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and do not include any restrictions that by their express provisions have terminated.
Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 893, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Renumbered from Local Government Code Sec. 230.006 by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 12.002(1), eff. Sept. 1, 2001. Renumbered from Local Government Code Sec. 212.136 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(107), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.

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