Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 150.021
Residency Requirements for Municipal Employees


A municipality may not require residency within the municipal limits as a condition of employment with the municipality. A municipality may require residency within the United States as a condition of employment.


The prohibition under Subsection (a) does not apply to residency requirements for:


candidates for or holders of a municipal office, including a position on the governing body of the municipality; or


municipal department heads appointed by the mayor or governing body of the municipality.


The governing body of a municipality may prescribe reasonable standards with respect to the time within which municipal employees who reside outside the municipal limits must respond to a civil emergency. The standards may not be imposed retroactively on any person in the employ of the municipality at the time the standards are adopted.
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1, Sec. 35(a), eff. Aug. 28, 1989.

Source: Section 150.021 — Residency Requirements for Municipal Employees, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­150.­htm#150.­021 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 150.021’s source at texas​.gov