New Homes in Hays County, TX from Tilson Custom Home Builders

Hays County

There are many reasons why Hays County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, with its population of 214,485 still on a steady rise. Hays is a county for education, boasting eleven elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, and the highly acclaimed Texas State University. For nature-oriented residents, visit Blue Hole Regional Park or Jacob’s Well, a swimming creek fed by an artesian spring to cool off on those hot summer days. Need to commute to Austin, or fancy a day trip? Big-city life is only 30 to 45 minutes away.

Information For Building in Hays County


Do I need a building permit?

Yes, you will need a building permit to build a new home in Hays County. This form, referred to as a Development Permit, will need to be submitted to the County. Your permit application must also include an On-Site Sewage Facility Application if you are going to need a septic system.


Can Tilson Homes file the building permit for me?

Yes, we can as long as we are also installing your septic system. If you are planning to handle septic installation on your own, you must submit both applications yourself. For information on both permits, you can visit the county webpage


How long will it take for a building permit to get approved?

Permit approval usually takes 30 to 60 days in Hays County.


How do I apply for a 911 address in Hays County?

You can find instructions for obtaining your 9-1-1 address on the county website.  


Who should I talk to about connecting electricity?

For electrical set up on their land, most of our customers choose Pedernales Electric Cooperative.


How do I get water on my property?

In Hays 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 Hays County?

The International Energy Conservation Code classifies Hays County as Climate Zone 2.


Design Center Near Hays County


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