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 ZAPATA COUNTY ORDINANCES 
 2006
Grease Traps Ordinance
Approved: August 6, 2006
Ordinance Establishing the Requirement for Grease Traps
 
Public Nuisances Ordinance
Approved: December 18, 2006 
Ordinance to Protect the Public Health, Safety, and Welfare,
to Promote the Economic Welfare of the State, to Decrease
Situations Which are Nuisances Creating a Greater Likelihood
of Vandalism and Fire, and to Prohibit Activity Which Would
Cause, Permit, or Allow a Public Nuisance 
 
 2007
Water Systems Ordinance
Approved: February 15, 2007
Creating the Zapata County Waterworks; Establishing
Procedures for Operating; Creating Liens for Non-Payment
for Services; Rates and Charges for the Zapata County
Waterworks; and Criminal Penalties for Violations 
 
Animals & Fowl Ordinance (Amendment)
Approved: June 25, 2007
Amended: May 9, 2016
Establishing Procedures for Impounded Neglected Animals;
Immunization Requirements; Rabies Control Guidelines; and 
Regulations of Dangerous Dogs
 
Fireworks Ordinance
Approved: August 27, 2007
Amended: April 11, 2016
An Ordinance Regulating Public Displays and Sales of Fireworks in
the County of Zapata, Texas, Providing for the Granting of Permits
for Supervised Public Displays and Sales of Fireworks, Prescribing
Safeguards Concerning Same, Prohibiting Public Displays of
Fireworks and the Possession, Sale, Use and Distribution Thereof
and of Aerial Fireworks for Purposes Other Than Public Displays
Without Obtaining a Permit Therefore and Prescribing Penalties
for Violations 
 
 2008
Load Limits Ordinance
Approved: January 28, 2008
An Ordinance for the Falcon Lake Area of the County of
Zapata, Texas, Establishing Load Limits on County Streets;
Providing for a Permit Procedure for Overweight Trucks;
Providing for Truck Routes and for Loading and Unloading;
Establishing Exceptions; Providing Enforcement Procedures
and Definitions; and Providing for a Penalty 
 
Noise Abatement Ordinance
Approved: July 14, 2008
Ordinance Regulating Noise from the Drilling, Production, and
Re-Drilling of Gas Wells Within the County; to Provide
Regulations Regarding Distance, Noise and Technical Provisions 
 
 2009
Sexually Oriented Businesses Ordinance
Approved: March 9, 2009 
Regulating and Establishing a Licensing Procedure for Sexually
Oriented Businesses 
 
Zapata County & Falcon Lake Area Zoning Regulations
Approved: December 22, 2009 
 
 2010
Waterworks Wastes & Wastewater Ordinance
Approved: June 14, 2010 
An Ordinance Regulating the Discharge of Waste into the
Sanitary Sewers of the Zapata County Waterworks; Establishing
a Permit System; Establishing a System of Charge for Services
Rendered Regulating Unsewered and Miscellaneous Discharges 
 
 2011
Amusement Machine Redemption Ordinance (Amendment)
Approved: January 10, 2011
Amended: April 8, 2013 
Ordinance Relating to the Licensing and Regulation of
Amusement Redemption Machines at Certain Locations 
 
Day Vendors Ordinance
Approved: May 9, 2011 
An Ordinance Prohibiting Parking Lot, Lot, and Public Easement
Vending within the County of Zapata except within Designated
Vending Districts and as Permitted; Providing for the Licensing
of Day or Temporary Vendors 
 
Solid Waste Ordinance
Approved: July 11, 2011 
An Ordinance Creating a Solid Waste Division with Certain
Powers, Establishing a Mandatory Collection of Solid Waste,
Requiring and Regulating Containers, Requiring a Private
Collector's License, Reservation of Right to Exclusive Service
Contract with Private Collector 
 
 2012
Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
Approved: June 11, 2012
An Ordinance to Promote the Public Health, Safety and General 
Welfare and to Minimize Public and Private Losses Due to to Flood
Conditions in Specific Areas
 
2013
Franchise Fees (Right of Way Mangement) Ordinance
Approved: September 9, 2013
An Ordinance of the County of Zapata, Texas, a Municipal Corporation,
exercising its "Type A" Municipal powers granted to it pursuant to 
Section 81.003 of the Texas Local Government Code, governing the 
uniform use, occupancy, and construction by telecommunications
companies certificated by the Public Utilities Commission of Texas, 
Cable Providers, Electric Distribution Systems, Gas Distribution Systems,
and all other persons expressly authorized by local or state law to 
maintain facilities within the public right of ways.
 
 2014
Smoke Shop Ordinance 
Approved: February 10, 2014 
An Ordinance Regulating Certain Commercial Establishments that
Sell Salts, Incense, or Paraphernalia designed for Inhalation or 
Ingestion of Tobacco and Drugs, Findings, Definitions, Creation of
Health and Safety Department, requiring Registration of Premises,
Requiring that the Ingredients of all Products Capable of being
Inhaled or Ingested be Specified on the Package, Proof of
Ownership of Business, Proof of Insurance for Operation,
Declaration that Products Lacking Ingredients on Label are an
Attractive Nuisance, Prohibiting the Admission of Minors to Certain
Commercial Establishments, Voluntary Compliance, Abatement of
Nuisance, Recovery of Costs for Enforcement

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