HB 852

86(R) - 2019
House Urban Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House Urban Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Companion Bill

SB 855

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Justin Holland
Ryan Guillen
Cody Harris
Matt Shaheen


Cole Hefner
Jarred Patterson
Scott Sanford
Valoree Swanson
Ed Thompson


Pat Fallon

Bill Caption

Relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit and inspection fees.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 852 would prohibit a municipality from considering the value of a residential dwelling or the cost of constructing or improving a dwelling when determining the amount of fees for a building permit or inspection fees required for construction or improvement of a residential dwelling. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 852 because it promotes our principles of limited government, property rights, and free markets. This bill would make it easier for current and future property owners to improve their property and to enter into contracts for the projects. This bill also would prohibit fee gouging on the part of municipalities. 

Organizations Supporting

Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas
Texans For Fiscal Responsibility
Texas Apartment Association
Texas Association of Builders
Texas Manufactured Housing Association

Organizations Opposed

City of Austin
City of Dallas
City of Denton