Hearings and Punishment


If you attend a hearing for an environmental health case, here is the process the hearing will follow:
  1. The judge will consider the allegations contained in the original petition and will sign a notice to show cause, setting your case for hearing.
  2. You will then be personally served with the original petition and the notice to show cause and are required to appear at the scheduled hearing.
  3. You (as the defendant), the county attorney, the environmental health officer, and your attorney (should you choose to retain one) will appear at the hearing.
  4. Facts will be presented to the judge for consideration.


Based upon the evidence presented at the hearing, the judge will either temporarily or permanently enjoin (forbid) you from allowing the present health nuisances to continue on your property.

For More Information

For more information about the hearing and punishment processes for environmental health cases, please contact the county attorney's office at (817) 579-3216.