Local Gov't Code Section 232.156
Civil Action for Receivership
(a)After a final determination that a platted lot is abandoned, unoccupied, and undeveloped, the county shall bring a civil action to have the lot placed in a receivership. On a final determination that a platted lot is abandoned, unoccupied, and undeveloped as provided by this subchapter, an owner or lienholder’s rights and legal interests are extinguished, subject to the provisions of this subchapter regarding any net proceeds resulting from the disposition of the property, and transferred to the receiver.
(b)The only allegations required to be pleaded in an action for receivership brought under this section are:
(1)the identification of the applicable lot;
(2)the relationship of the defendant to the real property;
(3)the notice of the administrative hearing given to the owner; and
(4)the administrative determination that the lot has been abandoned, unoccupied, and undeveloped.
(c)The court may appoint as receiver any person with a demonstrated record of knowledge of the problems created by abandoned, unoccupied, and undeveloped platted lots. In selecting a receiver, the court may also take into consideration whether the person owns property in the affected area. The court may not appoint the county, a county official or county employee, or a relative of a county official or county employee within the third degree of consanguinity or affinity as a receiver.
(d)In a civil action under this subchapter, the record owners and any lienholders of record of the lot shall be served with personal notice of the proceedings as provided by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Service on the record owners or lienholders constitutes notice to all unrecorded owners or lienholders.
Section 232.156 — Civil Action for Receivership,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.232.htm#232.156 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).