City of Dripping Springs Temporary Development Moratorium

Visit this location for updated Information on the Temporary Development Moratorium for the City of Dripping Springs

Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2022


The Dripping Springs City Council last night voted to extend the Temporary Development Moratorium through September 18, 2022, in relation to wastewater needs. The Moratorium will continue to affect all 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 and those projects requiring wastewater service from the City could be delayed.  You can read the full press release/story here: Moratorium Extended


The City of Dripping Springs City Council has enacted a Development Moratorium. 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.

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  Due to the anticipated high volume of inquiries on this matter, we request that all questions be submitted in writing. 

Waivers & Exceptions

Communications & Media Inquiries On Moratorium

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.