Texas Special District Local Laws Code
Sec. § 8189.103
Division of District; Requirements


The district may be divided into two or more new districts only if the district:


has no outstanding bonded debt; and


is not imposing ad valorem taxes.


The board may consider a proposal to divide the district on:


a petition of a landowner in the district; or


a motion by the board.


If the board decides to divide the district, the board shall:


set the terms of the division, including names for the new districts and a plan for the payment or performance of any outstanding district obligations;


prepare a metes and bounds description for each proposed district; and


send written notice containing the information required by Subdivisions (1) and (2) to each county and municipality in whose extraterritorial jurisdiction the district is located.


Any new district created by the division of the district may not, at the time the new district is created:


contain any land outside the area described by Section 2 of the Act creating this chapter; or


consist of fewer than 300 acres or more than 500 acres, without obtaining prior consent from the City Council of the City of Fort Worth.


The City Council of the City of Fort Worth may refuse to issue a building permit or refuse to commence water service for an area located in the district until the area is in a new district that has been created by the division of the district in accordance with this section.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 752 (H.B. 3182), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.
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