Ken Paxton

Draft Forms Related to Certificates for Utilities Under Chapter 212 and Subchapter B of Chapter 232 of the Texas Local Government Code ("LGC")

These draft forms are examples that should be reviewed and adapted by counsel before use. Changes may be needed depending upon whether the planning commission or the city council is the municipal authority responsible for approving plats, whether the presiding officer and the secretary, or a majority of the members of an authority are available to sign the certificate, whether the authority to issue a certificate has been delegated under LGC § 212.0115, etc. When considering the use of a form below for a particular situation, please consult the Checklists for Utility Connection Eligibility to determine whether the applicant will meet the full criteria under one of the certificates or whether there may be some other option for obtaining utilities.