Interruption of Utilities (Residential)

Except as provided by section 92.008 Texas Property Code, a landlord or landlord's agent may not interrupt or cause the interruption of utility service (water, waste water, gas or electric service) of a tenant, unless the interruption results from bona fide repairs, construction or an emergency. A rental property owner may interrupt electric service to certain residents provided that written notice and other procedures are strictly followed. Refer to Texas Property Code sections 92.008, 92.0091, and 92.301.

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1. Case Information Sheet

2. Sworn Complaint for Restoration of Utility Service



  • Fees
  • $54 filing fee
  • If granted additional fees apply ($5 writ fee and $150 Constable Fee)