Texas Water Code
Sec. § 60.038
Sale or Lease of Land


A district may sell or lease all or any part of land owned by it, whether the land is acquired by gift or purchase, in settlement of any litigation, controversy, or claim in behalf of the district, or in any other manner, except that lands or flats heretofore purchased from the State of Texas under Article 8225, Revised Civil Statutes of Texas, 1925, or granted by the State of Texas in any general or special act, may be sold only to the State of Texas or exchanged with the State of Texas for other lands or exchanged for adjacent littoral land as authorized by Section 61.117 (Limitations on Sales and Use of State Lands and Flats) of this code.


Before a district may sell land, the commission shall determine by resolution that the land is no longer needed for use by the district in connection with the development of a navigation project.


Sale or lease of land shall be made as provided by Sections 60.039-60.042 of this code.


A district may not convey or exchange an interest in real property to an individual or private entity for the purpose of bedding or harvesting oysters, regardless of whether the bedding or harvesting is to be done directly by the individual or private entity or the heirs, successors, or assigns of the individual or private entity.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971. Amended by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 556, ch. 237, Sec. 3, eff. June 11, 1973; Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 801, ch. 310, Sec. 1, eff. May 27, 1975.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1027 (H.B. 2770), Sec. 5, eff. June 17, 2011.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 236 (S.B. 1438), Sec. 1, eff. May 25, 2019.
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