Regulatory Authority


What regulatory authority does the county have related to particular types of gathering?​

If it's expected that more than 2,500 people will attend (or more than 500 in certain circumstances), the campout would be considered a "mass gathering" and regulated by Chapter 751 of the Health and Safety Code. If the campout meets the definition of a "sexually oriented business" in Chapter 243 of the Local Government Code,the county may restrict the location of the business, and a permit may be required. See TAC Legal's Mass Gatherings and Sexually Oriented Businesses publications for more information.