Chapter 125 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code is considered the “Texas Nuisance Abatement Statute”.  CLICK HERE to view the statute.

In Harris County, the County Attorney's Office has utilized this statute to shut down or bring into compliance hundreds of businesses. This ongoing effort to clean up our neighborhoods keeps everyone safer and translates into a better quality of life for everyone.

What kind of illegal activity can be addressed using the nuisance abatement statute?

  • prostitution
  • aggravated assault
  • sexual assault
  • robbery
  • gambling
  • organized criminal activity
  • delivery, possession, manufacture or use of a controlled substance
  • discharge of a firearm
  • unlawfully carrying a weapon
  • trafficking persons

What types of property can be closed?

  • businesses of all kinds
  • private residences
  • apartments
  • motels
  • convenience stores
  • any type of property