Health & Safety Code Section 366.059
Permit Fee Paid to Department or Authorized Agent
(a)The permit fee shall be paid to the authorized agent or the commission, whichever performs the permitting function.
(b)The commission may assess a reasonable and appropriate charge-back fee, not to exceed $500, to a local governmental entity for which the commission issues permits for administrative costs relating to the permitting function that are not covered by the permit fees collected. The commission shall base the amount of a charge-back fee under this subsection on the actual cost of issuing a permit under this section. The commission may assess a charge-back fee to a local governmental entity under this subsection if the local governmental entity is an authorized agent that:
(1)has repealed the order, ordinance, or resolution that established the entity as an authorized agent; or
(2)has had its authorization as an authorized agent revoked by the commission.
(c)Fees collected under this section shall be deposited to the credit of the water resource management account.
(d)The commission may not assess a charge-back fee to a local governmental entity if the local governmental entity has repealed the order, ordinance, or resolution that established the entity as an authorized agent or has lost its designation as an authorized agent due to material change in the commission’s rules under this chapter.
Section 366.059 — Permit Fee Paid to Department or Authorized Agent,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.366.htm#366.059 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).