Texas Water Code
Sec. § 63.339
Suit for Collection


After the delinquent roll has been posted in the district office for 20 days, the attorney for the district may file suit for collection in any court with jurisdiction.


An attorneys or collection fee of 10 percent on the amount of principal and interest due at the time of filing the suit shall accrue against the property owner and shall be charged as costs of court. The attorneys or collection fee is collectible against the property owner and the property from the date of the filing of the suit.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, the suit shall be filed and prosecuted in the same manner as suits for the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes.


It is not necessary in the suit to specifically plead and prove the orders, notices, rules, and regulations of the commission relating to the assessment or reassessment. It is sufficient for the petition or other pleading to allege that the proceedings with reference to the making of the improvements and the assessments or reassessments were held in compliance with the law and that all prerequisites to the fixing of the assessment lien on the assessed property and the personal liability of the owner were performed.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1979, 66th Leg., p. 2321, ch. 841, Sec. 4(r), eff. Jan. 1, 1982.
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