2005 Texas Local Government Code

TITLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS


TITLE 2. ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 5. TYPES OF MUNICIPALITIES IN GENERAL
CHAPTER 6. TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 7. TYPE B GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 8. TYPE C GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 9. HOME-RULE MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 21. GENERAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING GOVERNING BODY OF MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 22. ALDERMANIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN TYPE A GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 23. ALDERMANIC FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN TYPE B GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 24. COMMISSION FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 25. CITY MANAGER FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL-LAW MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 26. FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN HOME-RULE MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 41. MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 42. EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 43. MUNICIPAL ANNEXATION
CHAPTER 51. GENERAL POWERS OF MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 52. ADOPTION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 53. CODE OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 54. ENFORCEMENT OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 61. CONSOLIDATION OF MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 62. ABOLITION OF MUNICIPALITIES


TITLE 3. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 71. CREATION OF COUNTIES
CHAPTER 72. COUNTY BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 73. LOCATION OF COUNTY SEAT
CHAPTER 81. COMMISSIONERS COURT
CHAPTER 82. COUNTY CLERK
CHAPTER 83. COUNTY TREASURER
CHAPTER 84. COUNTY AUDITOR
CHAPTER 85. SHERIFF
CHAPTER 86. CONSTABLE
CHAPTER 87. REMOVAL OF COUNTY OFFICERS FROM OFFICE; FILLING OF VACANCIES
CHAPTER 88. OFFICIAL BONDS OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS
CHAPTER 89. GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION


TITLE 4. FINANCES
CHAPTER 101. GENERAL FINANCIAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 102. MUNICIPAL BUDGET
CHAPTER 103. AUDIT OF MUNICIPAL FINANCES
CHAPTER 104. MUNICIPAL INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS AND SPECIAL DEPOSITS
CHAPTER 105. DEPOSITORIES FOR MUNICIPAL FUNDS
CHAPTER 106. MUNICIPAL CHILD SAFETY TRUST FUND
CHAPTER 107. OBLIGATIONS FOR CERTAIN LIABILITIES TO PUBLIC PENSION FUNDS OF A MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 111. COUNTY BUDGET
CHAPTER 112. COUNTY FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
CHAPTER 113. MANAGEMENT OF COUNTY MONEY
CHAPTER 114. COUNTY FINANCIAL REPORTS
CHAPTER 115. AUDIT OF COUNTY FINANCES
CHAPTER 116. DEPOSITORIES FOR COUNTY PUBLIC FUNDS
CHAPTER 117. DEPOSITORIES FOR CERTAIN TRUST FUNDS AND COURT REGISTRY FUNDS
CHAPTER 118. FEES CHARGED BY COUNTY OFFICERS
CHAPTER 119. COUNTY GOVERNMENT LIABILITY INSURANCE POOL
CHAPTER 130. MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES
CHAPTER 131. DEPOSITORY PROVISIONS AFFECTING FUNDS OF MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 132. PAYMENT OF FEES AND OTHER COSTS BY CREDIT CARD OR ELECTRONIC MEANS IN MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
CHAPTER 133. CRIMINAL AND CIVIL FEES PAYABLE TO THE COMPTROLLER
CHAPTER 140. MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL PROVISIONS AFFECTING MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS


TITLE 5. MATTERS AFFECTING PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 141. COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 142. ASSISTANCE, BENEFITS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 143. MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS
CHAPTER 144. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER OF COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 145. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE BY AND STANDARDS OF CONDUCT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICERS
CHAPTER 146. LOCAL CONTROL OF MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT MATTERS IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 150. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AFFECTING MUNICIPAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 151. COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 152. AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION, EXPENSES, AND ALLOWANCES OF COUNTY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 153. COMPENSATION OF COUNTY OFFICERS ON FEE BASIS
CHAPTER 154. COMPENSATION OF DISTRICT, COUNTY, AND PRECINCT OFFICERS ON SALARY BASIS
CHAPTER 155. DEDUCTIONS FROM COMPENSATION OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 156. ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER OF COMPENSATION AND REIMBURSEMENT OF COUNTY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 157. ASSISTANCE, BENEFITS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF COUNTY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 158. COUNTY CIVIL SERVICE
CHAPTER 159. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE BY COUNTY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 160. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 170. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTY OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 171. REGULATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST OF OFFICERS OF MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 172. TEXAS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS UNIFORM GROUP BENEFITS PROGRAM
CHAPTER 173. TEMPORARY SALARY PAYMENTS FOR MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES CALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY
CHAPTER 174. FIRE AND POLICE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
CHAPTER 175. RIGHT OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES TO PURCHASE CONTINUED HEALTH COVERAGE AT RETIREMENT
CHAPTER 176. DISCLOSURE OF CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICERS; PROVIDING PUBLIC ACCESS TO CERTAIN INFORMATION
CHAPTER 180. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AFFECTING OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS


TITLE 6. RECORDS
CHAPTER 191. GENERAL RECORDS PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES
CHAPTER 192. INSTRUMENTS TO BE RECORDED BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 193. RECORDING AND INDEXING BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 195. ELECTRONIC FILING OF RECORDS WITH AND RECORDING BY COUNTY CLERK
CHAPTER 201. GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 202. DESTRUCTION AND ALIENATION OF RECORDS
CHAPTER 203. MANAGEMENT AND PRESERVATION OF RECORDS
CHAPTER 204. MICROFILMING OF RECORDS
CHAPTER 205. ELECTRONIC STORAGE OF RECORDS


TITLE 7. REGULATION OF LAND USE, STRUCTURES, BUSINESSES, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
CHAPTER 211. MUNICIPAL ZONING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 212. MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF SUBDIVISIONS AND PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 213. MUNICIPAL COMPREHENSIVE PLANS
CHAPTER 214. MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF HOUSING AND OTHER STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 215. MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER 216. REGULATION OF SIGNS BY MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 217. MUNICIPAL REGULATION OF NUISANCES AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT
CHAPTER 229. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 231. COUNTY ZONING AUTHORITY
CHAPTER 232. COUNTY REGULATION OF SUBDIVISIONS
CHAPTER 233. COUNTY REGULATION OF HOUSING AND OTHER STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 234. COUNTY REGULATION OF BUSINESSES AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER 235. COUNTY REGULATION OF MATTERS RELATING TO EXPLOSIVES AND WEAPONS
CHAPTER 240. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES
CHAPTER 241. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY ZONING AUTHORITY AROUND AIRPORTS
CHAPTER 242. AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITY AND COUNTY TO REGULATE SUBDIVISIONS IN AND OUTSIDE MUNICIPALITY'S EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION
CHAPTER 243. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY AUTHORITY TO REGULATE SEXUALLY ORIENTED BUSINESS
CHAPTER 244. LOCATION OF CERTAIN FACILITIES AND SHELTERS
CHAPTER 245. ISSUANCE OF LOCAL PERMITS
CHAPTER 246. CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 250. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES


TITLE 8. ACQUISITION, SALE, OR LEASE OF PROPERTY
CHAPTER 251. MUNICIPAL RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN
CHAPTER 252. PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 253. SALE OR LEASE OF PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 254. ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAND PROPERTY
CHAPTER 261. COUNTY RIGHT OF EMINENT DOMAIN
CHAPTER 262. PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING AUTHORITY OF COUNTIES
CHAPTER 263. SALE OR LEASE OF PROPERTY BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 270. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AFFECTING THE ACQUISITION, SALE, OR LEASE OF PROPERTY BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 271. PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING AUTHORITY OF MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 272. SALE OR LEASE OF PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 273. ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES BY MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 280. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AFFECTING ACQUISITION, SALE, OR LEASE OF PROPERTY BY MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES


TITLE 9. PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
CHAPTER 281. MUNICIPAL CIVIC CENTER AUTHORITIES
CHAPTER 282. MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY OVER PUBLIC GROUNDS
CHAPTER 283. MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY USED BY TELECOMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER IN MUNICIPALITY
CHAPTER 291. GENERAL BUILDING PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES
CHAPTER 292. AUXILIARY COUNTY BUILDINGS
CHAPTER 293. COUNTY BUILDING AUTHORITY ACT
CHAPTER 301. RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES JOINTLY ESTABLISHED BY COUNTIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 302. ENERGY SAVINGS PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 303. PUBLIC FACILITY CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 304. ENERGY AGGREGATION MEASURES FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 305. MISCELLANEOUS PUBLIC BUILDING PROVISIONS AFFECTING MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES


TITLE 10. PARKS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 306. PARK BOARD AND PARK BONDS: MUNICIPALITIES WITH POPULATION OF MORE THAN 40,000
CHAPTER 307. USE OF TIDELANDS FOR PARK PURPOSES: GULF COAST MUNICIPALITIES WITH POPULATION OF 60,000 OR MORE
CHAPTER 308. MUNICIPAL BANDS
CHAPTER 315. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL PARKS AND OTHER RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
CHAPTER 316. COUNTY USE FEES
CHAPTER 317. ABANDONMENT OF COUNTY PARKS
CHAPTER 318. HISTORIC PRESERVATION BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 319. HORTICULTURAL AND AGRICULTURAL EXHIBITS IN COUNTIES
CHAPTER 320. PARK BOARD AND PARK BONDS: COUNTIES WITH POPULATION OF 5,000 OR MORE
CHAPTER 321. PARKS BOARD AND PARK BONDS: ISLAND PARKS OF COASTAL COUNTIES
CHAPTER 322. JOINT PARKS BOARD AND PARK BONDS: ADJACENT COUNTIES WITH POPULATIONS OF 350,000 OR MORE
CHAPTER 323. COUNTY LIBRARIES
CHAPTER 324. PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT AND PARK BONDS: COUNTIES WITH FRONTAGE ON GUADALUPE AND COMAL RIVERS
CHAPTER 325. SPORTS FACILITY DISTRICT ESTABLISHED BY COUNTY
CHAPTER 326. LIBRARY DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 327. ZOOLOGICAL OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE BOARDS
CHAPTER 331. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY AUTHORITY TO ACQUIRE AND MAINTAIN PARKS, MUSEUMS, AND HISTORIC SITES
CHAPTER 332. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES
CHAPTER 333. JOINT MUNICIPAL-COUNTY MUSEUMS
CHAPTER 334. SPORTS AND COMMUNITY VENUES
CHAPTER 335. SPORTS AND COMMUNITY VENUE DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 336. MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICTS


TITLE 11. PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 341. MUNICIPAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 342. MUNICIPAL FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 343. MUNICIPAL PROVISION OF SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
CHAPTER 344. FIRE CONTROL, PREVENTION, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 351. COUNTY JAILS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 352. COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION
CHAPTER 353. COUNTY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SERVICES
CHAPTER 361. MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY AUTHORITY RELATING TO JAILS
CHAPTER 362. LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH COOPERATION OF MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 363. CRIME CONTROL AND PREVENTION DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 370. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY HEALTH AND PUBLIC SAFETY


TITLE 12. PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 371. MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND GROWTH
CHAPTER 372. IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS IN MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
CHAPTER 373. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 373A. HOMESTEAD PRESERVATION DISTRICTS AND REINVESTMENT ZONES
CHAPTER 374. URBAN RENEWAL IN MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 375. MUNICIPAL MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS IN GENERAL
CHAPTER 377. MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 378. NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT ZONE
CHAPTER 379. NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPACT ZONE
CHAPTER 379A. MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 379B. DEFENSE BASE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES
CHAPTER 379C. URBAN LAND BANK DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
CHAPTER 379D. URBAN LAND BANK PROGRAM IN MUNICIPALITY WITH POPULATION OF 1.9 MILLION OR MORE
CHAPTER 380. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 381. COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH
CHAPTER 383. COUNTY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 385. SMITH COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
CHAPTER 386. COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONES
CHAPTER 387. COUNTY ASSISTANCE DISTRICT
CHAPTER 391. REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSIONS
CHAPTER 392. HOUSING AUTHORITIES ESTABLISHED BY MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
CHAPTER 393. HOUSING COOPERATION AMONG MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 394. HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATIONS IN MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
CHAPTER 395. FINANCING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED BY NEW DEVELOPMENT IN MUNICIPALITIES, COUNTIES, AND CERTAIN OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
CHAPTER 396. REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES CREATED BY MORE THAN ONE POLITICAL SUBDIVISION
CHAPTER 397. STRATEGIC PLANNING RELATING TO MILITARY INSTALLATIONS
CHAPTER 398. MEASURES TO SUPPORT MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY SPECIAL EVENTS


TITLE 13. WATER AND UTILITIES
CHAPTER 401. WATER CONTROL BY MUNICIPALITIES
CHAPTER 402. MUNICIPAL UTILITIES
CHAPTER 411. WATER CONTROL BY COUNTIES
CHAPTER 412. COUNTY WATER SUPPLY
CHAPTER 413. WATER, WASTEWATER, OR SOLID WASTE SYSTEMS IN COUNTIES WITH POPULATION OF 10,000 OR LESS
CHAPTER 421. SEAWALLS AND LEVEES IN COASTAL MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
CHAPTER 422. PUBLIC UTILITY AGENCIES FOR PROVISION OF WATER OR SEWER SERVICE
CHAPTER 423. AUTHORITY OF CERTAIN COUNTIES AND DISTRICTS TO REGULATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 430. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND COUNTY WATER


TITLE 14. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
CHAPTER 431. MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY RELATING TO PARKING
CHAPTER 445. MISCELLANEOUS PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS AFFECTING COUNTIES


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