An eviction case may proceed if, but only if, a court orders the eviction to proceed and stating its procedures upon the plaintiff’s showing a tenant or a tenant’s household members or guests pose imminent threat of physical harm to the plaintiff, the plaintiff's employees, or other tenants, or criminal activity.
Changes to Denton County Facilities Operations
Due to the CDC recommendations for COVID19, many Denton County buildings will remain open for scheduled in-person appointments as well as conducting business by phone, by mail and online. Please visit our website for the latest information about specific departments. Click the following link: Denton County Building Closures
Denton County & COVID19
Our county and our country is facing unprecedented times. I can assure you, that our Denton County employees are working around the clock to insure we are monitoring the latest information and doing everything we can to keep our county safe. We have made daily difficult decisions about what necessary steps are required to reduce the spread of the COVID-19.
As County Judge, I took decisive action to activate our Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan Team (PIPP). We had multiple meetings to discuss the safety and health of our employees. Additionally, we have convened a weekly meeting with more than 150 Denton County Leaders from City Mayors, and Managers to School Superintendents and Chamber Presidents to disseminate important information about our initiatives and provide updates. We instituted a hiring freeze at the County and provided a work from home option for applicable positions.
Continue reading to learn more about all that the Denton County Commissioners Court, Denton County Public Health, Emergency Services, and many others have been working on throughout this challenging time.
A Unified Commissioners Court
Practicing Social Distancing at Commissioners Court
Denton County Commissioners Court has worked together every step of the way through the COVID19 Health Emergency. During our March 17th 2020 meeting a total of ten people were allowed in the Courtroom.
Denton County, State of Texas and Federal Resources
We cannot ask our businesses to bear the brunt of these actions and not do our own part. Each individual has the responsibility to stay at home and limit their actions outside the home to the basic necessities of work, medical and getting essential supplies.
Anyone finding themselves in a crisis during this difficult time, please call the Denton County MHMR 24 hour hotline at 1 (800) 762-0157, or go to an ER. We are mindful of the additional stress these changes will have on you and we are trying to minimize the stress as best we can.