Request for Assistance

Disaster Debris Removal from Private Property

Generally the County will not come onto private property to remove materials except in an emergency situation. Residents are encouraged to register with Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) 512-806-0800. ADRN volunteers may be able to help with debris clean up. With Court authorization and as a last resort, the County (TNR) may be able to help if the property owner cannot afford to remove the debris and removal is not covered by insurance and the debris poses a health hazard.

Please complete the application; you will be contacted by Travis County staff.

By checking this box, I hereby request county assistance with the removal of debris from my property. I certify that removal of this debris is not covered by insurance and that I do not have the financial ability to remove the debris without county assistance. I hereby authorize the county, acting through its employees or contractors, to enter onto my property and to take whatever actions they, in their sole discretion, deem necessary and appropriate to remove the debris from my property. In consideration of the assistance to be provided by the county, I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Travis County, its officials, employees, agents, and contractors from and against any claims, suits, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, court costs and attorneys’ fees) arising from the debris removal activities conducted on my property.

Please note:

  • Intentionally or knowingly making a false entry of a governmental record, is a violation of Section 37.10, Texas Penal Code, and is punishable by confinement in a state jail for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
  • The debris in question must result from a disaster covered by a declaration of local disaster issued by the County Judge pursuant to section 418.108 Texas Government Code.
  • The debris in question must threaten public health or safety or public or private property in a state of disaster.


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Cynthia C. McDonald
County Executive

700 Lavaca Street, 5th Floor
PO Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767 (Map)

Phone: (512) 854-9383
Fax: (512) 854-4697

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