Gillespie County and Fredericksburg TX information on : Electrical and utility providers, water well information, commercial development contacts, building a home and more
Area Resources for Fredericksburg and Gillespie county
Where do I get information on how to get utilities to my property in the Fredericksburg City Limits?
Electricity in city limits
The City provides electrical service to most city residential and commercial customers. To establish service or to ask questions related to billing, contact the Utility Billing Department at 830-997-7521. Additional information is available on the Web site regarding establishing service and rates.
For outages during normal business hours, or service issues, contact the Electric Department at 830-997-7521. Outside of normal business hours, call 830-997-8080.
Water and Sewer
The City provides fresh water service and sewer/wastewater service to all City residents and commercial customers. To establish service or to ask questions related to billing, contact the Utility Billing Department at 830-997-7521. Additional information is available on the Web site regarding establishing service and rates.
To report a water main break, sewer backup, fire hydrant leak, or for other service issues during normal business hours, contact the Water Department at 830-997-7521. Outside of normal business hours, you may also report a water main break or fire hydrant issue by calling 830-997-8080.
The primary local phone company in Fredericksburg is Verizon. For new service, service changes, or problems, contact them at 1-800-VERIZON FREE.
The City of Fredericksburg offers garbage collection for residential customers only. Commercial garbage collection is provided by private, for profit companies. Additional information
The cable television franchise operator is Time Warner Cable. For new service, service changes, or problems, contact them at 830-997-4646.
Natural gas service is available to all City residents through Atmos Energy. For new service or service changes, contact them at 1-888-286-6700 FREE. If you smell natural gas or suspect a gas leak, call 9-1-1 and the Fredericksburg Fire Department will respond. The Fire Department will contact Atmos Energy as necessary for emergency repairs.
Where do I get information on how to get electricity to my property in the County?
Central Texas Electric Co-op
Fredericksburg, Texas (Headquarters)
386 Friendship Lane
P.O. Box 553,
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-0553
830.997.2126 Fax: 830.997.9034
If you are moving into the Central Texas Electric Co-op service territory, and will need to establish new electric service, or transfer service to another location within our service territory, you must first contact the CTEC office nearest your location during regular business hours. A Member Service Representative or Engineering Representative can explain the process, and what paperwork and fees will be needed.
Who do I contact about registering my well? Where do I get a permit to drill my well?
Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District
508 South Washington
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone No. 830.997.4472 Fax No. 830.997.6721
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District
has adopted rules that require wells used for irrigation, commercial and public water supply be permitted with the District. District rules also required that permitted wells must be set back from property lines and other permitted wells. Consequently it is important that individuals before beginning any commercial operation in Gillespie County contact the District to find out what is required. In addition, the District can provide very useful information as to what the groundwater availability is throughout the county, which can vary considerably.
If I am a business, do I need to have a public water supply? Who do I call about storm water retention?
TCEQ Small Business and Local Government Assistance Section
1-800-447-2827 and web page www.texasenvirohelp.org
The Small Business and Local Government Assistance program provides confidential technical assistance without the threat of enforcement. We are available to help you with any questions related to compliance with our rules or to our programs. You can start by calling our toll-free hotline at 800-447-2827, or by sending an e-mail to <email@example.com>.
Is there a certified lab in the area to test my well water?
Upper Guadalupe River Authority
125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100 | Kerrville, Texas 78028
Phone: (830) 896-5445
Fax: (830) 257-2621
The UGRA Environmental Laboratory is a full service laboratory serving Kerr County and surrounding areas. The Laboratory’s analytical services include the bacteriological, chemical, and biological testing of water, wastewater, soils, and sludges. The Laboratory is certified by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and is one of the largest microbiological laboratories in the region. The environmental staff is committed to providing precise data in a timely fashion with the highest level of customer service.
What are the requirements if my property is in the ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) of the City of Fredericksburg?
City of Fredericksburg Development Services Department
126 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone No. 830.997.7521 Fax No. 830.997.1861
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Subdivision Ordinance of the City of Fredericksburg, adopted March, 2014, and as amended, applies to all of the area lying within the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City and the rules and regulations within said Subdivision Regulations governing plats and subdivision of land shall be applicable to such area within said ETJ from and after the passage date stated above. The ETJ extends one mile from the City Limits. A map of the ETJ is provided on the City’s website at www.fbgtx.org or in the Development Services Department. Additionally in Development services, the civil code enforcement officer enforces the sign ordinance (Chapter 29, Section 29-1 to 29-7-Municipal Code) in the ETJ.
Who do I contact about information on opening a business in Gillespie County?
Gillespie County Economic Development Commission
302 East Austin
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Phone No. 830.997.6523
Email Address: email@example.com
Who do I contact if I have plans to open a food or beverage establishment?
Gillespie County Health Division
126 West Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
830.997.7521 Fax: 830.997.1861
Kelli Olfers, Director of GCHD , firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gillespie County Health Division is responsible for permitting and conducting recurring inspections on all food and or beverage service establishments within Gillespie County. These inspections are in accordance with State and local laws designed to protect the health and safety of the public.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Fax: (512) 834-6681
Who do I contact to get a rural address number for 911?
Gillespie County Rural 9-1-1 Addressing
101 West Main St. Mail Unit 9 Room B-106
Fredericksburg, TX 78624-3700
Phone 830-997-1726 * Fax 830-997-9867 rural911ADDR@gillespiecounty.org
Raynell Wilke, Rural Addressing Database Manager and County 9-1-1 Coordinator
Who do I contact about septic permitting? Is my property in the flood plain?
Is there permitting for property that is in the flood plain?
Gillespie County On-Site Sewage Facilities / Septic Permits / Floodplain Office
Dwayn Boos, Designated Representative, email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (in the office)
1:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. (inspections)
On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF)
Gillespie County has adopted rules that require approved wastewater disposal in ALL areas of Gillespie County regardless of acreage size. Applicants must submit an application with required supporting information and fee (s) to the Gillespie County Sanitation Department for approval prior to starting construction on the OSSF.
Floodplain Regulations in Gillespie County
Floodplain regulations are enforced to protect public safety and health. To determine if your property/development is in the floodplain contact Gillespie County Sanitation/Floodplain Department or http://msc.fema.gov/portal to look at a flood map. A development permit is REQUIRED for any work performed in a designated flood-hazard boundary area; this includes new construction, improvements or additions to existing structure (s) in the floodplain.
How do I find out if utility lines are buried on my property?
If you need information on underground utilities.
Where do I get information on obtaining access for an entrance if my property is off a State Hwy?
Texas Department of Transportation – Fredericksburg Office
1623 E. Main
Fredericksburg TX 78624
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
When it is necessary to obtain or modify access to a state maintained highway, the owner/developer needs to contact the local TxDOT office to complete an application for a permit to construct a new or revise an existing driveway. While there is no fee for the permit, a permit is still required to insure that the driveway location meets TxDOT’s criteria and regulations for access to the state highway system.
What are the requirements of ADA for public facilities?
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation – Accessibility Regulations Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS)
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711512-463-6599
800-803-9202 (Toll free in Texas)
800-735 2989 (Relay Texas – TDD)
800-735-2988 (Relay Texas – Voice)
For information regarding the Texas Architectural Barriers Act, Architectural Barriers Rules, or the Texas Accessibility Standards, contact:
877-278-0999 X 42133 (Toll Free in Texas)
800-735-2989 (Relay Texas – TDD)
800-735-2988 (Relay Texas – Voice)
Who do I call if I want to subdivide my property and it is located outside the ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction) of Fredericksburg?
County Subdivision Regulations
Wayne Wells 830.998.0163