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02/23/2021 Winter Storm Update from Judge Lapham

Now that Austin County has been declared at the Federal level, home and business owners can begin filing for assistance.  Go to disasterassistance.gov to begin the process.  The application says it will take about 20 minutes.  One of the first notes is this: "We cannot provide money to people or households for losses already covered by insurance.  If you have not already contacted your insurance company to file a claim, please do this as soon as possible.  Failure to file a claim with your insurance may affect you getting grant assistance."  This is not a county program nor a county application so other than direct you to the website, I can't answer questions about the status of your application.  I also do not know what is eligible for assistance and what will not be allowed.  Fill out the application, the worst they can do is tell you no.



Austin County Subdivision Regulations Public Hearing set for March 22, 2021

To view proposed changes to Austin County Subdivision Regulations click here


District Court has been cancelled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  Your new court date is Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 9:00am and you will receive a new setting with zoom link.


For COVID 19 Vaccine Information Click Here

To Register for COVID 19 Vaccine at Regional SubHUB Click Here

Additional COVID 19 Vaccine Resource

Burn Ban Lifted 09.14.2020


2020-2021 Tax Rate

Proposed 2020-2021 Budget (to be considered and adopted Monday, August 24, 2020)

Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet

Farm-Market Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet

Special Rd & Bridge Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet


Due to the resurgence of COVID-19, starting Wednesday, July 1, 2020 the Austin County Courthouse will be limiting access to the General Public once again.  Doors will remain locked to limit access to the building.  Please conduct all business by phone or email when possible. Should you require an “in-person” meeting with one of our County offices, please contact that office to schedule an appointment. 979-865-5911





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Combined Community Action wants to help!!  What do you need during the COVID-19 crisis?  How can they help?  If you live in Austin County, they want to hear from you!  Please take a moment to answer this very brief survey to help them help you!  Click Here

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 in Texas


State Wide Minimum Recommended Health Protocols


Judge Lapham Issues Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency

The greatest precaution we can all take from the Covid 19 is to stay home if you are sick. If you have symptoms, stay away from older people, especially those who have respiratory issues already. You CAN NOT get Covid 19 over the phone! Call your friends and relatives to check on them, you don't have to cut yourself off from society, but use common sense. Call Grandma and Grandpa, tell them you are ok. That will ease their mind as well. If you're sick, don't spread it around. If you have symptoms such as fever and chest pain with a cough, call your doctor. If you have Teledoc or a vitrual doctor service with your insurance, use it. Don't go to the hospital and get others sick. While the weather is nice, go outside and get some fresh air and some sun. The most important thing you can do for yourself and your family is not to panic. Even if you do contract Covid 19, most likely you will recover. Some may never know they have it. Light cases can appear similar to allergies which are rampant this time of year as well. Stay clean, wash your hands and don't put your fingers in your mouth or around your face. And if you cough, don't cough on everyone and everything! It's really no different than the precautions you should take to prevent getting the flu. Those with XM radios in their vehicles, listen to Channel 121. It's supposed to work even if your subscription isn't current. It's the Docs from NYU. They provide current and straightforward information without all the hype. We will get thru this together.

Tim Lapham


March 03, 2020 Primary Election Information




Grant Engineering Services: Public Notice 
RFQ for Engineering Services 

If your property sustained damages from Hurricane Harvey, please click the information below for assistance from SBA

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