Dripping Springs flood victims will have building permit fees reduced or waived to assist in recovery


Dripping Springs community members whose property suffered damage in recent floods may receive aid in rebuilding from the city. Dripping Springs City Council voted May 14 on a resolution to give Mayor Todd Purcell the discretion to reduce or waive building permit fees for properties affected by the area’s extensive May 4 flooding.

“This will make the rebuilding process a little less stressful for our neighbors who were affected by the flood,” Mayor Todd Purcell said in a press release from the city.

Interested parties can submit an application via the city website describing the flood-related damages. Purcell will review all applications, and may decide to waive building or construction permits either partially or entirely for residential requests, according to the release. Qualifying commercial construction requests will receive a 20% reduction on the price of the permitting.

Permitting applications must be filed within 90 days of the declared state of emergency for the flooding in order to qualify.

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Olivia Aldridge
Olivia is the reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition. She graduated from Presbyterian College with a bachelor's degree in English and creative writing in 2017. Olivia was a reporter and producer at South Carolina Public Radio in Columbia, South Carolina before joining Community Impact in Austin.
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