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Development Services Documents & Forms

4Payment Information

Payment Notice: You can pay all your Development Services Fees online by following the link below – use Bureau Code 4963827. We now accept credit cards and electronic checks (ACH).

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Need help? Please see our handy online application guide if you need a reference guide for completing applications.

Online Applications

**Online Application & Payment Guide*

Below is a list of all the various applications for Hays County development that need to be completed. To complete one or multiple applications, visit this site:

Directions for completing an application on

Please click on “Customer Portal” and select the State (Texas) and Jurisdiction (Hays County), followed by “GO”. Once on the Hays County page, click on “Apply Online For A Permit” or “Apply Online For Planning and Zoning”

Development / Floodplain

  1. Development Authorization Application

Food Establishments

  1. Farmer’s Market Application
  2. Fixed Food Establishment Application
  3. Mobile Food Establishment Application
  4. Temporary Event Application
  5. Yard Egg Producer Application

Miscellaneous Permits

Floodplain Determination Request

On-Site Sewage Facility

On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Application


  1. Manufactured Home Rental Community (MHRC) Application
  2. Plat Application
  3. Preliminary Plan

Paper Applications

Below is a list of applications for Hays County development that must be completed and emailed to Development Services

  1. 2023 Fixed Food Establishment Renewal Application
  2. Mobile Food Establishment Application
  3. 9-1-1 Address Application   
  4. 9-1-1 Address Verification Form 
  5. 9-1-1 Street Name Review Application
  6. 9-1-1 Address Application Instructions
  7. Food Establishment-Change of Ownership Form
  8. Map & GIS Data Request Form
  9. On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Alteration Application

Documents, Guidance & Resources


Development Authorization Application Example Documents

Food Establishment Documents & Guidance

  1. Certified Food Manager Program Information
  2. Handwashing Poster – English
  3. Handwashing Poster – Spanish
  4. Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) – Retail Food Establishments
  5. Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) – Cottage Food Production Operations
  6. Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) – Farmer’s Market
  7. Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) – Guidance Publications
  8. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Retail Food Protection

GIS Documents & Guidance

  1. 9-1-1 Address Application Instructions


Miscellaneous Documents & Guidance

  1. Hays County Fee Schedule (Updated February 2024)
  2. Refund Request Form (fillable)

On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Documents & Guidance

  1. On-Site Sewage Facility (OSSF) Maintenance Affidavit
  2. OSSF Designer List (2023)
  3. OSSF Installer List (2023)
  4. OSSF Maintenance Provider List (2023)

Planning Documents & Guidance

  1. Endangered Species Act Acknowledgement Form
  2. Engineering & Surveyor Consultant List (2023)
  3. Floodplain Engineer List (2023)
  4. Manufactured Home Rental Community (MHRC) Application Checklist
  5. Plat Application Checklist
  6. Plat Application Checklist (Following a Preliminary Plan)
  7. Precinct Commissioner Acknowledgement Form
  8. Preliminary Plan Application Checklist
  9. Revised Preliminary Plan Application Checklist
  10. Traffic Impact Analysis Acknowledgement
  11. Utility Acknowledgement Form
  12. Construction Plan Checklist


  1. Hays County Development Regulations
  2. Hays County On-Site Sewage Facility Regulations
  3. Hays County Food Establishment Regulations
  4. 30 TAC 285 (On-Site Sewage Facilities)
  5. 25 TAC 228 (Texas Food Establishment Regulations)

Additional resources may be found under “Development Services Resources”.













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