Prop. Code Section 209.0092
Judicial Foreclosure Required
(a)Except as provided by Subsection (c) or (d) and subject to Section 209.009 (Foreclosure Sale Prohibited in Certain Circumstances), a property owners’ association may not foreclose a property owners’ association assessment lien unless the association first obtains a court order in an application for expedited foreclosure under the rules adopted by the supreme court under Subsection (b). A property owners’ association may use the procedure described by this subsection to foreclose any lien described by the association’s dedicatory instruments. A property owners’ association whose dedicatory instruments grant a right of foreclosure is considered to have any power of sale required by law as a condition of using the procedure described by this subsection.
(b)The supreme court, as an exercise of the court’s authority under Section 74.024 (Rules), Government Code, shall adopt rules establishing expedited foreclosure proceedings for use by a property owners’ association in foreclosing an assessment lien of the association. The rules adopted under this subsection must be substantially similar to the rules adopted by the supreme court under Section 50(r), Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
(c)Expedited foreclosure is not required under this section if the owner of the property that is subject to foreclosure agrees in writing at the time the foreclosure is sought to waive expedited foreclosure under this section. A waiver under this subsection may not be required as a condition of the transfer of title to real property.
(d)A property owners’ association authorized to use the procedure described by Subsection (a) may in its discretion elect not to use that procedure and instead foreclose the association’s assessment lien under court judgment foreclosing the lien and ordering the sale, pursuant to Rules 309 and 646a, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
(e)This section does not affect any right an association that is not authorized to use the procedure described by Subsection (a) may have to judicially foreclose the association’s assessment lien as described by Subsection (d).
Section 209.0092 — Judicial Foreclosure Required,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/PR/htm/PR.209.htm#209.0092 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).