Open Abatement Liens

Abatement Liens

Abatement liens are filed when a property owner fails to pay an invoice for abatement work completed by the city due to non-compliance of the Rowlett Code of Ordinances. Violations that may result in abatement include mowing weeds/grass over 12 inches in height, trimming overgrown vegetation, removing trash and debris, securing a building or swimming pool and other work required for compliance.

Correcting the Problems

If the requests in the Notice of Violation have not been completed by the due date, a contractor is hired by the city to correct the problems. An invoice which includes the contractor’s fees and an administrative fee of $150 for residential property and from $250 - $850 for commercial property will be sent to the property owner. 

If the invoice is not paid by the due date, an abatement lien is then filed in the Deed Records of Dallas or Rockwall County. Filing fees are included in the lien and interest accrues on the labor cost and administrative fee of the lien. 

Open Abatement Liens

For inquiries and payoff information can be made by contacting Nicole Wilkerson.

Please include the following in the payoff request:

Property address 

Date pay-off should be calculated through.

Payment Methods

Methods of payments accepted: 

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Check

If mailing a check, please use the following Address:

ATTN: Liens, 6602 Dalrock Rd. Rowlett, TX 75089

Payments are accepted in person or by mail at 6602 Dalrock Rd., Rowlett, TX 75089 or over the phone 972 412-6176.