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Development Regulation


The Hays County, Texas, Commissioners Court is proposing to amend certain existing development regulations and to adopt certain new development regulations (hereafter “Proposed Regulations”). In conjunction with the development of the Proposed Regulations, the County has prepared and is making available to the public a Takings Impact Assessment for the Proposed Regulations, prepared in accordance with guidance from the Texas State Office of the Attorney General. The proposed action will also incorporate the Proposed Regulations into a standard administrative code structure. The Proposed Regulations will include revisions to the following:

  • An Ordinance Establishing Rules for Junkyards and Automotive Wrecking and Salvage Yards (Adopted June, 1988)
  • The Hays County Subdivision and Development Regulations (Adopted June 1997, Amended June, 2003 and May, 2007)
  • The Order Adopting Rules of Hays County, Texas for On-Site Sewage Facilities (Adopted August, 1997)
  • The Hays County Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance (Adopted January, 1998)
  • Hays County Infrastructure Regulations For Manufactured Home Rental Communities (Adopted October, 1999)
  • Various Ordinances Regulation Utility Permits/Licenses for County Right-of-Way (Last Amended in 2003)

The Proposed Regulations will include new regulations in the following general subject areas:

  • Standardized administrative procedures and applications processing
  • Delegations of authority to County Staff
  • Additional water availability demonstration requirements
  • Additional land use restrictions authorized under Texas State Statutes, including the Texas Local Government Code, the Texas Water Code and the Texas Transportation Code
  • Codification of procedures governing voluntary and incentive programs
  • Conservation Developments
  • Development Agreements

Copies of the Proposed Regulations and the Takings Impact Assessment are available during regular business hours for viewing and copying at the following locations (Standard charges may apply):

  • The Hays County Courthouse, D.A.’s Office – Civil Division, 712. S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, Texas 78666
  • Hays County Precinct 2 Office, 111 North Front Street, Kyle, Texas 78640
  • Hays County Precinct 3 Office, 114306 RR 12, Ste. 11, Wimberley, Texas 78676
  • Hays County Precinct 4 Office, 195 Roger Hanks Pkwy, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
  • The Hays County Development Services Department, 2171 Yarrington Rd, San Marcos, Texas 78666

Copies of the Proposed Regulations are also available anytime for viewing and download (at no charge) from the Hays County internet website.

This notice is being provided in accordance with Texas Government Code Chapter 2007, also known as the Texas Real Property Rights Preservation Act. This notice is also being provided to satisfy the requirements of Texas Local Government Code Chapters 232 and 233 regarding changes to roadway classification and design requirements, changes to the infrastructure requirements for manufactured home rental communities and the adoption of setbacks from roadways. The Proposed Regulations will be considered for adoption no sooner than the expiration of thirty (30) calendar days from the publication of this notice. If you need more information on the Proposed Regulations, you may contact the Hays County Resource Protection and Transportation Planning Department at (512) 393-2150.

Hays County