County Ordinances and Policies

Land Use                                                                


TitleDate(s) AdoptedDescriptionNotes

Building Permit Application

            

            
           

Building and Construction Permit Policy           
Revised - 8/12/2013    


            

Flood Damage Prevention Regulation
5/13/2013      
The Legislator of the State of Texas has in the Texas Water Code 16.315 delegated the responsibility of the local government units to adopt regulations designed to minimize flood loss.       

Subdivision Regulations
    

Roads and Transportation


TitleDate(s) AdoptedDescriptionNotes

Plats and Plat Application

Review: Subdivision & Development Sect. III
Subdivision Regulations

Engineering and Construction
Review: Subdivision & Development Sect. V


Culvert Policy

Review: Subdivision & Development Sect. V-C


Construction Procedures and Specifications
   Review: Subdivision & Development Sect. X

Environment                                                                                                                                                       


TitleDate(s) adoptedDescriptionNotes

Salvage, Automobile Wrecking, Junkyard Regulations
6/26/2006
Establishes regulations governing the licensing of salvage yards, automotive wrecking yards, and junk yards.
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Outdoor Business
6/26/2006
The order for regulating outdoor-type businesses.
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Septic Order
4/25/2011
The County's official regulations regarding on-site sewage facilities.
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Texas Administrative Code

The State of Texas official regulations regarding on-site sewage facilities


Outdoor Burning


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General Business                                                             


TitleDate(s) adoptedDescriptionNotes

Alcohol Ordinance
 
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Local Options Code (AKA Wet/Dry Options)

See State of Texas Election Code, Title 17, Chapter 501, Sub-chapter A

            

Sexually Oriented Businesses Regulations
6/13/2005
The official order on regulating sexually-oriented businesses.
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County Roadway Solicitation and Permitting Policy



            

Health and Safety                                     


TitleDate(s) adoptedDescriptionNotes

Animal Shelter Services


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Indigent Health Care Guidelines


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Pauper Cremation Procedure


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Pauper Cremation Application


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Administrative


TitleDate(s) adoptedDescriptionNotes

Public Information Requests

            
See State of Texas Government Code, Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 552, Sub-chapter A.


Rules and Procedures for Commissioners Court
    Establishes rules of procedure, conduct and decorum for the general public when attending meetings of Ellis County Commissioners Court.

            

Mass Gathering Policy


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County Facilities and Parking


TitleDate(s) adoptedDescriptionNotes

Courthouse, Jail, and Parking Garage Quality Control Plan
6/24/2008

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