STATUTORY REFERENCES FOR TEXAS CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES  


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  • The statutory references direct the code user to those portions of the state statutes that are applicable to the laws of the municipality. This reference list is up-to-date through July, 2001. As the statutes are revised, these references will be updated by Book Publishing Company.

    General Provisions

    Types of Municipalites in General
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 5.001 et seq.

    Type A General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 6.001 et seq.

    Type B General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 7.001 et seq.

    Type C General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 8.001 et seq.

    Penalties for Ordinance Violations
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 54.001 et seq.

    Home Rule
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 9.001 et seq.

    Time and Place of Elections
    V.T.C.A., Election Code Ch. 41; Local Government Code § 22.003 et seq.

    Ordinances
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 52.001 et seq.

    Adoption of Code of Ordinances
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code Ch. 53

    Official Newspaper
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 52.004

    Administration and Personnel

    Governing Body of General-Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 21.001 et seq.

    Aldermanic Form of Government in Type A General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 22.001 et seq.

    Aldermanic Form of Government in Type B General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 23.001 et seq.

    Commission Form of Government in General Law Municipality
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 24.001 et seq.

    City-Manager Form of Government
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 25.001 et seq.

    Compensation of Municipal Officers and Employees
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code Ch. 141

    Civil Service
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 143.001 et seq.

    Political Activities of Fire Fighters and Police Officers
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code Ch. 150

    Emergency Management
    V.T.C.A., Government Code Ch. 418

    Revenue and Finance

    Taxation Powers of Municipalities
    V.T.C.A., Tax Code § 302.001 et seq.

    Municipal Sales and Use Tax Act
    V.T.C.A., Tax Code Ch. 321

    Municipal Finances
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 101.001 et seq.

    Audit of Municipal Finances
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 103.001 et seq.

    Municipal Budget
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 102.001 et seq.

    Business Licenses and Regulations

    Occupation Taxes
    V.T.C.A., Tax Code § 302.101 et seq.

    Exhibitions and Shows
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.032

    Hawkers, Peddlers and Pawnbrokers
    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 § 243.001 et seq.

    Miscellaneous Businesses and Other Activities V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.001 et seq.

    Animals

    Animals at Large
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.026

    Animal Drives
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.025

    Breeding Animals
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.027

    Dogs
    V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code § 822.041 et seq.

    Rabies Control
    V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code § 826.031

    Health and Safety

    Nuisances
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 217.001 et seq. ; Health and Salary Code § 122.05

    Local Regulation of Sanitation
    V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code § 342.001 et seq.

    Burglar Alarm Systems
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 218.001 et seq.

    Fireworks
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 342.003

    Limited Authority to Regulate Firearms
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.001

    Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

    State Criminal Code
    V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 1.01 et seq.

    State Preemption
    V.T.C.A., Penal Code § 1.08

    Disorderly Conduct
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 217.003

    Weapons
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.001

    Housing Discriminations
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 215.005

    Vehicles and Traffic

    Vehicle Testing
    V.T.C.A., Health and Safety Code § 382.037 et seq.

    State Vehicle Code
    V.T.C.A., Transportation Code, Title 7

    Powers of Local Authorities
    V.T.C.A., Transportation Code §§ 542.202 & 542.203

    Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places

    Condemnation for Highways
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 273.001 et seq.

    Parks and Playgrounds
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 315.001 et seq.

    Public Services

    Municipal Utilities
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 402.001 et seq.

    Housing Authorities
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 392.001 et seq.

    Waterworks and Water Supply
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 401.002 et seq.

    Recreational Programs and Facilities
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 332.001 et seq.

    Electric Light and Power Systems
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 402.902

    Buildings and Construction

    Generally
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 214.001 et seq.

    Signs
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 216.001 et seq.

    Subdivisions

    General Powers
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 212.001 et seq.

    Zoning

    Powers Generally
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 211.001 et seq.

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

    Board of Adjustment
    V.T.C.A., Local Government Code § 211.008