(a) The owner or occupant of property on which an estray is found, held, or impounded
is entitled to receive from the owner of the estray the payment of a reasonable amount
for maintenance and damages, if the original notice of the discovery of the estray
was given to the sheriff not later than the fifth day after the date of discovery.
(b) The owner or occupant of the property may accept payment in an agreed amount from
the owner of the estray.
(b-1) If the owner of the estray and the owner or occupant of the property are unable
to agree to a redemption payment, either party may file a petition under Section 142.007
in the justice court having jurisdiction and have the amount of the payment determined
by the justice of the peace. The justice of the peace shall determine the redemption payment amount and give
the owner of the estray written authority to redeem the estray on payment of that
amount to the owner or occupant of the property.
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