COUNTY ORDINANCES

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Ordinances

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County Ordinances

Local ordinances are laws, rules, or regulations passed by a political subdivision smaller than a state or nation. In Montgomery County, ordinances are passed by the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to govern certain activities designed to protect and improve the quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors.

Texas counties have very limited regulatory (ordinance-making) authority. County government structure is spelled out in the Texas Constitution, which makes counties functional agents of the state. Thus counties, unlike cities, are limited in their actions to areas of responsibility specifically spelled out in the Texas Constitution and in laws passed by the Legislature.

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the text of each Ordinance on this website is an UNOFFICIAL version of the ordinance.  The official version of the ordinance may be found in the Commissioners Court records on the County Clerk’s website.

 Alarms

The purpose of these rules is to encourage Alarm Users and Alarm Companies to properly use and maintain the operational effectiveness, and proper utilization of Alarm Systems, and to reduce or eliminate False Alarms which may unduly divert law enforcement from responding to criminal activity…  READ MORE

Alcoholic Beverage Sales Regulation

Commissioners’ Court of Montgomery County, Texas has determined that a necessity exists for the County to prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages by a dealer whose place of business is close to a school or church…  READ MORE

Bowhunting

Commissioners Court of Montgomery County desires to reduce the danger to the public caused by hunting with bows and arrows, and WHEREAS, section 235.042 of the Local Government Code authorizes counties to regulate hunting with bows and arrows in certain areas. NOW, THEREFORE, the Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas adopts the following ordinance….  READ MORE

Cell Phone Use

Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas has determined that prohibiting operators of vehicles from using wireless communication devices while in a school crossing zone would be a valuable law enforcement tool of benefit to the public by lessening the danger to schoolchildren and other pedestrians, and by decreasing the number of accidents to which public safety agencies must respond at the expense of the taxpayers….  READ MORE

Designation of Foreclosure Sale Locations

Under Texas Property Code § 51.002(h), the commissioners court of a county may designate an area other than an area at the courthouse where sales under that section will take place that is in a public place within a reasonable proximity of the county courthouse and in a location as accessible to the public as the courthouse door…  READ MORE

Juvenile Curfew

Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas, there came for consideration and approval a motion to adopt a juvenile curfew ordinance for the unincorporated areas of Montgomery County, under the authority granted in Section 351.903 of the Texas Local Government Code, for the protection of minors from each other and from other persons, for the enforcement of parental control over the responsibility for children, for the protection of the general public, and for the reduction of juvenile violence and criminal activity….  READ MORE

Mass Gathering Rules and Regulations

The Montgomery County Mass Gathering Rules and Regulations are hereby established pursuant to the authority of Chapter 751 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (Texas Mass Gathering Act)….  READ MORE

Metal Recycling Entity Rules and Regulations

The Metal Recycling Entity Rules and Regulations (“Rules”) contained herein are adopted pursuant to the authority granted in Texas Occupations Code § 1956.003, as amended, and shall be interpreted with reference to Chapter 1956 of the Texas Occupations Code. These Rules impose requirements that are in addition to the requirements contained in Chapter 1956 of the Texas Occupations Code, as written or hereafter amended…  READ MORE

Montgomery County Airport Hazard Zoning Order

It is hereby found that an obstruction has the potential for endangering the lives and property of users of Montgomery County Airport, and property or occupants of land in its vicinity; that an obstruction may affect existing and future instrument approach minimums of Montgomery County Airport, and that an obstruction may reduce the size of areas available for the landing, takeoff, and maneuvering of aircraft, thus tending to destroy or impair the utility of Montgomery County Airport, and the public investment therein…  READ MORE

Noise Ordinance

Many Texas cities have adopted ordinances to regulate noise, including engine-braking ordinances. Cities’ authority to regulate noise is found in Texas Local Government Code Chapter 51, which grants them general police power.1 As the Texas Supreme Court has observed, cities “look to the Legislature not for grants of power, but only for limitations on their power…  READ MORE

Nuisance Abatement

Montgomery County, Texas, recognizes the need for County government to have the authority to abate public health nuisances. Whereas, to ensure and protect the public health, the Commissioners Court of Montgomery County does hereby adopt the following as its amended policy and procedure for abating a public nuisance …  READ MORE

Public Forum Area

In 1999, the Commissioners Court voted to designate the Northwest Corner of the West side of the County Courthouse (located at 301 N Main Street, Conroe TX 77301) as the “public forum area” for Montgomery County…  READ MORE

Rabies Control and Animal Restraint

These rules are promulgated pursuant to and in conformity with statutory authority granted to the Montgomery County Commissioners Court pursuant to Chapters 822 and 826 of the Texas Health & Safety Code. It is the purpose of the Commissioners Court of Montgomery County to impose reasonable and uniform rules for rabies control and restraint of dogs and cats in Montgomery County…  READ MORE

Regulating Discharge of Firearms

Texas Local Government Code provides that a Commissioners Court of a County, by order, may regulate and/or prohibit the discharge of firearms on lots that are ten acres or smaller and which are located in subdivisions which have been platted and filed of record, and which subdivisions are located, all or part, in the unincorporated area of the County…  READ MORE

Rules and Regulations for Non-Consent Towing and Storage Services

Montgomery County, Texas (hereinafter called “Montgomery County” or “County”),
pursuant to Chapter 63 of the Texas Transportation Code, in order to protect the public,
to protect the rights of persons whose vehicles may be Towed, to maintain safe and
efficient operating rules, and to preserve the peace of the community…  READ MORE

Sexually Oriented Businesses

It is the purpose of Montgomery County Commissioners Court in adopting these regulations to regulate sexually oriented businesses and massage parlors in order to promote the health, safety, moral and general welfare of the citizens of the unincorporated areas of Montgomery County, and to establish reasonable and uniform regulations to prevent the deleterious secondary effects of sexually oriented businesses within the unincorporated areas of Montgomery County…  READ MORE

Signs

Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas is aware of the multitude of signs, known as “bandit signs,” being placed in the rights-of-way of public roads by persons without governmental authorization…  READ MORE

Stock Law: Cattle

In 1956, the voters of Montgomery County passed an ordinance to restrict the running of cattle “at large” throughout Montgomery County. This law remains in effect today, and as such residents of Montgomery County may only allow those animals to roam on land on which they have permission from the landowner…  READ MORE

Stock Law: Hogs, Sheep and Goats

In 1953, the voters of Montgomery County passed an ordinance to restrict the running of hogs, sheep and goats “at large” throughout Montgomery County. This law remains in effect today, and as such residents of Montgomery County may only allow those animals to roam on land on which they have permission from the landowner…  READ MORE

Stock Law: Horses, Mules, Jacks and Jennets

In 1953, the voters of Montgomery County passed an ordinance to restrict the running of horses, mules, jacks and jennets “at large” throughout Montgomery County. This law remains in effect today, and as such residents of Montgomery County may only allow those animals to roam on land on which they have permission from the landowner…  READ MORE

Thru Truck Restriction

Commissioners Court of Montgomery County, Texas has determined that imposing a Thru Trucks restriction on Collier Cemetery Road and Hills Parkway in Precinct 2 would be a valuable law enforcement tool of benefit to the public by lessening the danger to the public, increasing the efficiency of traffic flow and control, and decreasing the number of accidents to which public safety agencies must respond at the expense of the taxpayers…  READ MORE

Wild Animals

It is the purpose of these Rules and Regulations to impose reasonable and uniform rules for the keeping of dangerous wild animals in Montgomery County, Texas. These Rules and Regulations are adopted to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the people in Montgomery County and also to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the dangerous wild animals kept in Montgomery County by preventing the spread of zoonotic diseases and by reducing the risk of injury to people from dangerous wild animals kept in Montgomery County, Texas.  READ MORE

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