Open Abatement Liens

Abatement Liens

Abatement liens are filed when a property owner fails to take care of their property according to the City of Rowlett Code of Ordinances. This includes failure to mow, trim, clean, remove debris, repair, and such other miscellaneous work required for compliance with the local code.

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 at least $150 for residential and $250 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 Payment are 

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Check

If mailing a check, please use the following Address:

ATTN: Liens, 4004 Main Street, Rowlett, TX 75089

Payments are accepted in person or by mail at 4004 Main St, Rowlett, TX 75088 or over the phone 972 412-6176.