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Development Services

Updated May 17, 2023

Mission Statement

To promote and protect the public health, environmental health, and safety of Hays County citizens through quality planning, permitting, addressing, and inspections.

Who is Development Services?

Development Services has the authority in the unincorporated areas of Hays County for the following:

  • 9-1-1 Addressing
  • Complaints—Food Establishments & On-Site Sewage Facility
  • County Planning—Compliancy & Platting
  • Floodplain—Compliancy, Planning and Preparedness
  • Floodplain Development—Permits & Inspections
  • Food Establishment—Permits & Inspections (including some daycare facilities)
  • GIS—Geographic Mapping
  • On-Site Sewage Facility—Permits & Inspections

Hays County Planning Division

Hays County Development Services Planning Division is responsible for property compliance and subdivision reviews/plating.

The Texas Legislative body has granted limited to no zoning authority to counties across the state. Currently, Hays County does not have any zoning ordinances. Read more…

To schedule a 1-on-1 Consultation with our Planning staff or schedule your Pre-Development meeting, please click here

Hays County GIS Data Hub 

Visit our data hub. Hays County GIS is responsible for maintaining a GIS data repository and state-of-the-art 9-1-1 emergency response system. The GIS division assists the Hays County Commissioners Court with long-range planning projects and supports other GIS initiatives in various departments. This site facilitates exploring and downloading GIS data managed by the department including environmental, transportation, education, voting, commissioners maps and parks bond data.

Subdivision Map for Unincorporated Areas of Hays County

Use this map to see what new developments are happening in Hays County. Note, this map is only for the unincorporated areas of the county.

Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Office

Visit the Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector website for information about tax payments.

Development Workflow

Planning to develop in Hays County? Check out our workflow diagram.

Stormwater and MS4 Program

Hays County is subject to the requirements of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit No. TXR040000. In general, since the County does not own a water or wastewater system, our requirements are related to development – specifically stormwater runoff. The County developed and implemented a stormwater management program (SWMP) that includes pollution prevention measures, treatment or removal techniques, monitoring, use of legal authority, and other appropriate measures to control the quality of stormwater discharged to the storm drains and thence to waters of the United States.

Read more about the Hays County Stormwater and MS4 program here.

Child Care Facility Food Service Guide

This guide is for operations of a childcare facility located within Hays County’s jurisdiction that considers providing and/or preparing food for children enrolled in their facility. These establishments fall under the regulatory responsibility of Hays County Development Services. See the guide here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click a topic below to see frequently asked questions:

Mobile Food Establishments FAQ



Marcus Pacheco
Development Services Director

Office hours:
Monday – Thursday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

2171 Yarrington Road
Kyle, TX 78640



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