Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 234.004
Civil Penalty


The appropriate attorney representing the county in civil cases may file a civil action to recover a civil penalty from a business that violates a visual aesthetic standard established under this subchapter. The penalty may not exceed $50 each day for the first 10 days of the violation, $100 each day for the next 10 days, $250 each day for the next 10 days, and $1,000 for each day thereafter. In determining the amount of the penalty, the court shall consider the seriousness of the violation.


A penalty recovered under this section shall be deposited in the general fund of the county.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 8.01, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Renumbered from Sec. 238.004 and amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch; 1420, Sec. 12.003(6), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 234.004 — Civil Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­234.­htm#234.­004 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 234.004’s source at texas​.gov