Local Gov't Code Section 232.042
Variances from Replatting Requirements
(a)On request of a subdivider or resident purchaser, the commissioners court may grant a delay or a variance from compliance with Section 232.040 (Replatting) as provided by this section.
(b)The commissioners court may grant a delay of two years if the reason for the delay is to install utilities. A person may apply for one renewal of a delay under this subsection. To obtain an initial delay under this subsection, a subdivider must:
(1)identify the affected utility providers;
(2)provide the terms and conditions on which service may be provided; and
(3)provide a certified letter from each utility provider stating that it has the right to serve the area and it will serve the area.
(c)The commissioners court may grant a delay or a variance for a reason other than a reason described by Subsection (b) if it is shown that compliance would be impractical or would be contrary to the health and safety of residents of the subdivision. The commissioners court must issue written findings stating the reasons why compliance is impractical.
(d)A delay or a variance granted by the commissioners court is valid only if the commissioners court notifies the attorney general of the delay or variance and the reasons for the delay or variance not later than the 30th day after the date the commissioners court grants the delay or variance.
(e)Until approved water and sewer services are made available to the subdivision, the subdivider of land for which a delay is granted under this section must provide at no cost to residents:
(1)25 gallons of potable water a day for each resident and a suitable container for storing the water; and
(2)suitable temporary sanitary wastewater disposal facilities.
Section 232.042 — Variances from Replatting Requirements,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.232.htm#232.042 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).