The Hays County Environmental Health Department,
located in the Environmental Health building, enforces numerous
federal, state, and local regulations concerning development, natural
resources, and protection of the health and safety of county residents.
The department's jurisdiction extends over all unincorporated areas of
the county, and within some cities with which the county has entered
into inter-local agreements. The department is composed of five
separate divisions: Development Permitting, Subdivision Planning, GIS/911 Addressing, Consumer Health, and Code Enforcement. For additional information, please continue down the page:
On-site sewage facility permitting:
The Development Permitting Division is responsible for permitting
on-site sewage facilities. To apply for an on-site sewage facility
permit (OSSF), applicants must submit a floor plan of the proposed
structure, a detailed site plan, and a legal description or survey plat
of the property. For questions about permitting, or to schedule a site
evaluation, please call (512) 393-2150.
Floodplain regulation: Because Hays
County participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's
National Flood Insurance Program, the Commissioners' Court has adopted
a permitting process which requires approval of all developments in the
unincorporated areas of the county. Home builders and developers are
cautioned not to begin construction until they have secured all
necessary permits. Hays County is operating under a new set of FEMA
Federal Insurance Rate Maps, which went into effect February 18, 1998.
Hays County's floodplain requirements are contained in Hays County's
Floodplain Ordinance. There is a $25 fee for floodplain determinations.
Please review POA Covenants prior to building on the property.... See the tab on this site for review...
Please have the house plan approved by the committee prior to building....
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