§ 91.61  NOTICE TO OWNER TO REMOVE UNSANITARY CONDITION.
   (A)   Whenever any condition described in this subchapter is found to exist on any premises within the city, the owner of such premises shall be notified by the city, in writing, to correct, remedy, or remove the condition within seven days after such notice and it shall be unlawful for any person to fail to comply with such notice. If sent by regular mail and by a posting on the property, the notice may inform the owner that if the owner commits another violation of the same kind or nature that poses a danger to the public health and safety on or before the first anniversary of the date of the notice, the municipality without further notice may correct the violation at the owner's expense and assess the expense against the property as provided in § 91.62.
('68 Code, § 17-96)
   (B)   The notice provided for in division (A) of this section shall be given:
      (1)   Personally to the owner in writing;
      (2)   By letter addressed to the owner at the owner's address as recorded in the appraisal district in which the property is located; or
      (3)   If personal service cannot be obtained:
         (a)   By publication at least once;
         (b)   By posting the notice on or near the front door of each building on the property to which the violation relates; or
         (c)   By posting the notice on a placard attached to a stake driven into the ground on the property to which the violation relates, if the property contains no buildings. 
('68 Code, § 17-97)
   (C)   If the notice is mailed to a property owner in accordance with Division (B) of this section, and the United States Postal Service returns the notice as “refused” or “unclaimed,” the validity of the notice is not affected, and the notice is considered as delivered.
(Am. Ord. 1807, passed 9-9-96; Am. Ord. 1875, passed 10-27-99)
Statutory reference:
   Notice to remove unsanitary, unsightly, etc., conditions, see Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat., Art. 4436