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Actually both laws apply, but generally a local ordinance which is specific will take precedence over a state law which is general in nature. Also, the state law (it appears) doesn't specifically provide that local counties cannot pass their own regulations on the subject. That said, we can't tell you anything that is binding on anyone, so a prudent purchaser would not buy the land until that determination is made and in writing, signed by the appropriate county zoning officials and/or the county attorney. It is their opinion and actions which should govern what you do. Good luck. I'm sure that with the right local legal assistance, you can get what you need done.
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What does it mean when the state code says that they "may not" require a plat if the parcel is above 10 acres and falls under the timberland classification (article VIII section 1-D-1 of the Texas constitution? Is that not specific? Does "may not" mean cannot?
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