By: Madla S.B. No. 954
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the authority of a county to charge a fee for a plat
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Subchapter A, Chapter 232, Local Government
Code, is amended by adding Section 232.0021 to read as follows:
Sec. 232.0021. PLAT APPLICATION FEE. (a) The
commissioners court may impose an application fee to cover the cost
of the county's review of a subdivision plat and inspection of
street, road, and drainage improvements described by the plat.
(b) The fee may vary based on the number of proposed lots in
the subdivision, the acreage described by the plat, the type or
extent of proposed street and drainage improvements, or any other
reasonable criteria as determined by the commissioners court.
(c) The owner of the tract to be subdivided must pay the fee
at the time directed by the county before the county conducts a
review of the plat.
(d) The fee is subject to refund under Section 232.0025(i).
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2003, and
applies only to a plat filed on or after that date.