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  • Charter Amendments

    • What is a City Charter?

    • What happens if the majority of citizens vote “no” on a charter amendment proposition?

    • If the charter is different from state law, which applies?

    • Why is the charter being changed now?

    • Are there rules regarding how many times a charter provision can be changed?

    • Why does the city not promote which way voters should vote on the charter amendments?

  • Code Compliance

    • Is a permit required to build a storage building?

    • Is a permit required to install a swimming pool?

    • Is a permit required to build or replace a fence?

    • Is a permit required to occupy a building, lease space or premises to store or conduct business?

    • Is a permit required to install a sign?

    • Is a permit required to re-roof or repair my roof?

    • Is a permit required to change the exterior finish of my house or building?

    • Is a permit required to remodel or add to my house?

    • Is a permit required to change my water heater?

    • Is a permit required for a garage sale?

    • Is a permit required to connect electrical power to an existing residence within the City limits?

    • Does the City of Del Rio issue building permits to build in Val Verde County or Extraterritorial Jurisdictions (ETJ)?

  • Emergency Notifications

    • ​How do I subscribe to receive emergency notifications?

    • How do I unsubscribe from emergency notifications?

  • Fire

    • Where can I get a fire report?

    • Who do I call for fire inspections?

    • I don't know what City number to call. Is there a general phone number?

    • I have bees at my property. Who do I call?

    • I locked my keys in my car. Who do I call?

  • Natural Gas

    • I think I smell gas. What should I do?

    • What are the common signs of a natural gas leak?

    • How can I tell if I live or work near a gas pipeline or where pipelines are located?

    • If I suspect a gas leak what steps should I take?

    • How do I recognize pipeline damage?

    • What do I do if a pipeline is damaged?

  • Tax

    • What are property taxes?

    • How is the amount of taxes I pay determined?

    • Which entity is responsible for appraising my property's value?

    • What if I do not agree with my property's appraised value?

    • Which local taxing units may tax my property?

    • What is an exemption and what exemption does the City of Del Rio offer?

    • Where do I apply for an exemption?

    • Where can I report a change in ownership or mailing address?

    • When are property taxes due?

    • When do the taxes become delinquent?

    • What is the amount of penalty and interest?

    • When is the additional penalty for attorney fees usually added?

    • When can a taxing unit file a delinquent tax suit?

    • What if I didn't receive a tax bill, will I get more time to pay my taxes?

    • Does your office honor post-marked mail payments?

    • Is there a special payment plan for elderly or disabled property owners?