Local Gov't Code Section 232.110
Apportionment of County Infrastructure Costs
(a)If, under any authority expressly authorized by this chapter, a county requires, including under an agreement under Chapter 242 (Authority of Municipality and County to Regulate Subdivisions in and Outside Municipality’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction), as a condition of approval for a property development project that the developer bear a portion of the costs of county infrastructure improvements by the making of dedications, the payment of fees, or the payment of construction costs, the developer’s portion of the costs may not exceed the amount required for infrastructure improvements that are roughly proportionate to the proposed development as approved by a professional engineer who holds a license issued under Chapter 1001 (Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors), Occupations Code, and is retained by the county. The county’s determination shall be completed within thirty days following the submission of the developer’s application for determination under this subsection.
(b)A developer who disputes the determination made under Subsection (a) may appeal to the commissioners court of the county. At the appeal, the developer may present evidence and testimony under procedures adopted by the commissioners court. After hearing any testimony and reviewing the evidence, the commissioners court shall make the applicable determination within 30 days following the final submission of any testimony or evidence by the developer.
(c)A developer may appeal the determination of the commissioners court to a county or district court of the county in which the development project is located within 30 days of the final determination by the commissioners court.
(d)A county may not require a developer to waive the right of appeal authorized by this section as a condition of approval for a development project.
(e)A developer who prevails in an appeal under this section is entitled to applicable costs and to reasonable attorney’s fees, including expert witness fees.
(f)This section does not diminish the authority or modify the procedures specified by Chapter 395 (Financing Capital Improvements Required by New Development in Municipalities, Counties, and Certain Other Local Governments).
(g)This section does not increase or expand, and shall not be interpreted to increase or expand, the authority of a county to regulate plats or subdivisions under this chapter.
Section 232.110 — Apportionment of County Infrastructure Costs,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.232.htm#232.110 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).