Statutory References For Texas Cities, Towns And Villages  


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  • STATUTORY REFERENCES
    FOR
    TEXAS CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES

    The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Texas cities, towns and villages. They are up to date through July 9, 2012.

    General Provisions

    Types of municipalities in general
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 5 et seq.

    Type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 6

    Type B general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 7

    Type C general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government ch. 8

    Home rule
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 9

    Municipal boundaries
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 41

    Annexations
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 43

    Extraterritorial jurisdiction
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 42

    Ordinances
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 52

    Adoption of code of ordinances
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 53

    Penalties for ordinance violations
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 54

    Time and place of elections
      V.T.C.A., Election Code ch. 41 et seq.

    Administration and Personnel

    Governing body of general-law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 21 et seq.

    Aldermanic form of government in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 22

    Aldermanic form of government in type B general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 23

    Commission form of government in general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 24

    City manager form of government in general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 25

    Compensation of municipal officers and employees
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 141

    Political activities of firefighters and police officers
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 150.001 et seq.

    Other court personnel
      V.T.C.A., Government Code ch. 55

    Emergency management
      V.T.C.A., Government Code ch. 418

    Revenue and Finance

    Taxation powers of municipalities
      V.T.C.A., Tax Code ch. 302

    Municipal sales and use taxes
      V.T.C.A., Tax Code ch. 321

    Municipal finances
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code chs. 101—108

    Municipal sales and use tax for street maintenance
      V.T.C.A., Tax Code ch. 327

    Municipal hotel occupancy taxes
      V.T.C.A., Tax Code ch. 351

    Audit of municipal finances
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 103

    Municipal budget
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 102

    Depositories for municipal funds
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 105.

    Business Licenses and Regulations

    Occupation taxes
      V.T.C.A., Tax Code § 302.101

    Exhibitions and shows government in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.032

    Hawkers, peddlers and pawnbrokers in government in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.031

    Motor vehicle dealers
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.002

    Sexually oriented business
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 243

    Animals

    Animals at large in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 215.026

    Animal drives in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.025

    Breeding animals in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.027

    Dogs
      V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code ch. 822

    Rabies control
      V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code ch. 826

    Health and Safety

    Nuisances
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 217 and Health and Salary Code ch. 122

    Local regulation of sanitation
      V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code ch. 342

    Burglar alarm systems
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code §. 214.191 et seq.

    Fireworks in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 342.003

    Limited authority to regulate firearms
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 229.001 et seq.

    Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

    Preemption of offenses
      V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 1.08

    Disorderly conduct in type A general law municipality
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 217.003

    Weapons
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 229.001 et seq.

    Housing discrimination
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 214.903

    Vehicles and Traffic

    Vehicles and traffic
      V.T.C.A., Transportation Code, title 7

    Powers of local authorities
      V.T.C.A., Transportation Code § 542.202 et seq.

    Definitions
      V.T.C.A., Transportation Code, § 547.001(8)

    Additional equipment requirements for slow-moving vehicles
      V.T.C.A., Transportation Code, § 547.703 et. seq.

    Municipal authority relating to parking
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 601

    Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

    Acquisition
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 273

    Parks and playgrounds
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 315

    Public Services

    Housing authorities
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 392

    Recreational programs and facilities
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 332

    Buildings and Construction

    Generally
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 214.

    Signs
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 216

    Subdivisions

    General powers
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 212

    Zoning

    Powers Generally
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 211

    Board of adjustment
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 211.008 et seq.

    Zoning commission
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 211.007 et seq.

    Sign regulations
      V.T.C.A., Local Government Code ch. 216