To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions


What hours is City Hall open?

City Hall is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except for scheduled holidays.  


May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

Ordinarily you can.  Always be aware of a possible Burn Ban during periods of dry conditions.  Be careful to contain burning, monitor it carefully and be aware of weather conditions such as high winds.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The posted agendas and minutes of City Council Meetings are a true representation of the documents of file.  To get a signed copy, contact City Hall.


Where do I vote

Voting locations and times will be posted on the web site and at City Hall 30 days prior to the election.

How do I know if I need a Building Permit?

Permits are required on following projects:

  • Additions to a structure (residential or commercial)
  • Building remodel that requires the addition or removal of an interior or exterior wall window or
    door or any trade work such as: Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC.
  • Building or replacing of a deck or porch.
  • Electrical Work
  • Plumbing work
  • HVAC
  • Roofing
  • Fence
  • Concrete work (driveways, sidewalks, patios, flatwork)
  • In Ground and Above Ground Swimming Pools (storable pools are exempt)
  • Hot Tubs or Spas
  • Demolition of a building
  • Signs
  • New construction of a building, main building, accessory buildings (permanent or portable),
    garage, carport, patio covers, and gazebos.

New Residential Complete Packet

New Commercial Complete Packet

Permit not required for the following:

Projects that are cosmetic, such as painting, wallpapering, carpeting, cabinets, and trim work do
not require permits. Additionally, permit are not required when replacing electrical fixtures on
existing wiring, or existing plumbing fixtures.

**This is not an inclusive list. Questions concerning your specific project should be directed to the City.**
*All contractors working in the City of Payne Springs are required to register with the City*


Any work done on docks/peers either new or repair you will need to contact Tarrant Regional Water District at Cedar Creek Lake – Tarrant Regional Water District (trwd.com) or 903-432-2814.

Outdoor Burning in Texas

outdoor-burning.pdf (tamu.edu)

Impound Auction

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Where do I go to vote?

All City elections are conducted by the City of Payne Springs please visit the elections page for locations and upcoming election information.