Ranches, wine, and national history are all things Gillespie County is known for. This region has a population of about 27,000, and within its borders is the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, on which rests the LBJ Ranch. The county’s primary industry is beef cattle, but it is perhaps more famous for its wineries and vineyards, of which there are more than 40 – yes, forty – more than anywhere else in the state. Many are in Fredericksburg, its largest city, which also showcases several museums and a thriving arts community and district.
Information For Building in Gillespie County
Do I need a building permit?
If your land is within a floodplain, you are required to submit a flood development permit application prior to construction. You will also need to file an on-site septic facility permit with the county.
Can Tilson Homes file the building permit for me?
Yes, we can submit the flood development permit application on your behalf. If you choose for us to install your septic system, we can also file this permit application for you. If you are installing your own septic system, you will be required to submit the application.
How long will it take for a building permit to get approved?
Permit approval usually takes 3 to 4 weeks in Gillespie County.
How do I apply for a 911 address in Gillespie County?
You can call the 911 addressing office at (830) 997-1726.
Who should I talk to about connecting electricity?
For electrical set up on their land, most of our customers choose Central Texas Electric Cooperative.
How do I get water on my property?
In Gillespie County, we see all kinds of water supplies. Some areas have county water while others have individual or neighborhood wells. If you’re unsure about what is available for you land, it’s best to ask your future neighbors.
What Climate Zone is Gillespie County?
The International Energy Conservation Code classifies Gillespie County as Climate Zone 3.
Design Center Near Gillespie County
We invite you to visit and tour one of our two model homes at the design center, the Frio and the Wimberley. Our knowledgeable sales counselors welcome the opportunity to help you through the process of building the home of your dreams.
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