Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
The City of Dripping Springs City Council has enacted a Development Moratorium through February 20, 2022. The Moratorium will affect permits for new development related to subdivision, site planning, development, land use, and construction in the City Limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction for both residential and commercial projects. During the Moratorium, no City department will accept permit applications for development where a waiver or exception has not been approved.
A Temporary Development Moratorium was enacted on November 18, 2021, and was scheduled to run through November 27, 2021. Following public hearings where they received input from residents, builders and developers, the Council extended the Moratorium, stating it is an important step in maintaining responsible growth in the City. The Council recognized the impact of rapid growth on providing for responsible development, especially as it relates to density, transportation, and the provision of wastewater. Currently, the City has reached its wastewater capacity. It is also in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance to accommodate land-use regulation issues.
During the Development Moratorium, each department of the City will only accept applications or plans that include a request for a waiver or exception, or for projects where an exception or waiver has already been approved.
All pertinent forms and information on the Development Moratorium can be found below.
- Read the Moratorium Ordinance here: Moratorium Ordinance
For Questions or Additional Information
- If you have questions, please see our FAQs here: FAQs on Temporary Development Moratorium. These are updated as we get additional questions.
- Developers or citizens with additional questions should contact the Planning Department at [email protected]. Due to the anticipated high volume of inquiries on this matter, we request that all questions be submitted in writing.
Waivers & Exceptions
- If you have any questions on the Exceptions or Waivers Process, you can find out more in our FAQs here: FAQs on Temporary Development Moratorium.
- Download the Exception and Waiver Forms here:
- To see what permits are subject to the Moratorium and which ones are not, see our Permit List here: Permit List
- See the City Council Moratorium Meeting Schedule for those seeking waivers: Moratorium Meeting Schedule
Communications & Media Inquiries On Moratorium
- All media inquiries should be directed to the Communications Department at 512-858-4725 or [email protected].
- For a copy of the press release on the City Council extending the Temporary Development Moratorium, see here: CODS Extends Moratorium Press Release - 11.23.2021
- For a copy of the press release sent regarding public hearings, see here: CODS Moratorium Public Hearings Press Release -11.10.2021
- To view our Previous Public Notice for the Temporary Develpment Moratorium Public Hearings, see here: Public Notices
- See the Presentation from the November 22, 2021, City Council Meeting here: Moratorium City Council Presentation November 22, 2021
Register for Moratorium News Updates
When we have significant news to report, we will send out a Moratorium News Update Email Blast. News alerts will only be sent when we have significant changes. Please keep checking this site for up-to-date information. If you would like to receive those updates, you can sign-up here: Moratorium News Updates.
This webpage will be updated with new information, forms, and notices as they are released. Please, continue to check back for the most current and up-to-date information on the Temporary Development Moratorium.