Property Administration Liens

Contact Information
Pat Hoffman
Property Administration Lien Division
1300 7th St. Room 107
Wichita Falls, TX 76307

Phone: (940) 761-7463
Fax:
(940) 761-6872
Email: pat.hoffman@wichitafallstx.gov

Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Abatement Liens
Abatement liens are filed when a property owner fails to maintain their property according to the Wichita Falls Code of Ordinances. This includes failure to demolish hazardous structures, securing of a structure, mowing and other miscellaneous work required for compliance with the ordinances. If a property owner has failed to comply with the notices sent or posted by Code Enforcement within the specified time frame, a contractor or the City Parks Department may be hired to abate the violation.


The Code Enforcement Lien Department sends an invoice that includes all costs, in addition to an administrative fee set by ordinance. If after 30 days that invoice has not been paid, a lien is filed at the Wichita County Clerk's Office, which includes an additional $16.00 filing fee. This lien then accrues 10% monthly interest until the principle amount is paid.

Payment Methods
Payments can be made in person at the Property Administration Lien Division office
located in Municipal Auditorium, 1300 7th St, or by mail to:

City of Wichita Falls
Property Management Lien Division
P.O. Box 1431
Wichita Falls, TX 76307

Methods of Payment Accepted
  • Money Order
  • Cashier's Check
  • Cash
  • Personal Check (This will delay the lien release by 30 days for fund verification)
Checks should be made out to: City of Wichita Falls. When mailing a payment, please indicate the address where the lien has been placed and add an additional $16.00 for a lien release fee.