Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 551.006
Irrigation Systems


A municipality with a population of 20,000 or more by ordinance shall require an installer of an irrigation system:


to hold a license issued under Section 1903.251 (License Required), Occupations Code; and


to obtain a permit before installing a system within the territorial limits or extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality.


The ordinance shall include minimum standards and specifications for designing, installing, and operating irrigation systems in accordance with Section 1903.053 (Standards), Occupations Code, and any rules adopted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality under that section.


A municipality may employ or contract with a licensed plumbing inspector or a licensed irrigation inspector to enforce the ordinance.


A municipality may charge an installer of an irrigation system a fee for obtaining or renewing a permit under Subsection (a)(2). The municipality shall set the fee in an amount sufficient to enable the municipality to recover the cost of administering this section.


This section does not apply to:


an on-site sewage disposal system, as defined by Section 366.002 (Definitions), Health and Safety Code; or


an irrigation system:


used on or by an agricultural operation as defined by Section 251.002 (Definitions), Agriculture Code; or


connected to a groundwater well used by the property owner for domestic use.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 874 (H.B. 1656), Sec. 3, eff. June 15, 2007.
Transferred from Local Government Code, Section 401.006 by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 27.001(66), eff. September 1, 2009.

Source: Section 551.006 — Irrigation Systems, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­551.­htm#551.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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