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Developments (Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Small and other Developments)

The Orange County Drainage District regulates developments within Orange County, Texas in accordance with its Drainage Criteria Manual and Regulations (as amended 12-13-2022). The Orange County Drainage District classifies proposed developments as follows:

  • Residential Subdivisions
  • Commercial Developments (including, but not limited to, duplexes, triplexes, or other multifamily residential development). See, Section 2.2.3 of the Orange County Drainage District Drainage Criteria Manual and Regulations.
  • Industrial Developments
  • Small Developments (those developments creating 8,000 sq. ft or less of new impervious surface area)
  • Other Developments

In addition to the approval and permitting process as reflected in its Drainage Criteria Manual and Regulations, developers may be required to obtain additional approval from other political subdivisions sharing concurrent jurisdiction over the proposed area of development including: Orange County, Texas, City of Orange, City of Vidor, City of Bridge City, City of Pinehurst, City of West Orange, and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Residential Subdivisions, Commercial, Industrial or Other Developments

To obtain a review and concept approval of a drainage plan for a development, and, an issuance of a permit for commencement of construction, download and complete the documents below. Include all applicable material in support of the request as indicated in these documents.

You are directed to submit the completed documents as well as any attachments in accordance with Section 3.1.2 of the Drainage Criteria Manual and Regulations. The documents, along with the applicable Review Fee, may be delivered in person, courier, or mail at the following address: Orange County Drainage District , Attention: Developments, 8081 Old Highway 90, Orange, Texas 77630. The District recommends that the Request and supporting document be delivered in person, if possible, in order to minimize risk of loss of the documents.

The District will not begin its review of any request prior to receipt of the required Review Fee.

Application and Verification of a Small Development

The Orange County Drainage District Small Development Permit Application is available for commercial developments that will not create more than 8,000 square feet of new impervious surface area.  Consult Section 8.9 of the Orange County Drainage District Drainage Criteria Manual and Regulations for further information concerning small developments. You may submit the completed application and supporting documents to the District using the Application Submission Portal below or, you may deliver the documents in person, by courier or mail to the following address:Orange County Drainage District , Attention: Developments, 8081 Old Highway 90, Orange, Texas 77630. There is no fee associated with this Application.

Application Submission Portal

You may use the portal below to submit your documents electronically.

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