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Planning & Zoning, Taxes, Utilities: Useful tools for business planning

Winnsboro's City Council provides a color-coded, easy-to-read zoning map that'll aid you in finding a place to locate, relocate, or expand your business. They also include an application for requesting a change in zoning, along with a wireless permit application. Below, an annexation petition plus a water and sewer system map can be found to help in selection of a site.

Sales Tax Breakdown:

District Rate
Texas State 6.250%
Wood County 0.500%
Winnsboro 1.500%


Property Taxes:

City Utilities:

City Water Department  (903) 342-3654          

Temporary Service Application

501 S. Main St.

Transfer Service Application

Hours: M-F—8 am to 4:30 pm 

Change of Address


Disconnect Service

Tenants: $200.00

Application for Adjustment

Homeowners: $150.00

Unclaimed Property

  • Must provide valid driver’s license and proof of ownership/rental agreement
  • Landlords: Options are available at City Hall.
  • Administrative Fee = $10.00
  • Utility Bills are due on or before the 10th of the month by 4:30. Late payment fee of 10% charged on remaining unpaid balance.
  • Monthly charges which remain unpaid after 4:30 pm on the 20th will result in disconnection of services and fees assessed.

For a list of city water meter rates and more, click for City Water & Sewer information, here.



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Winnsboro Was One of the First Cultural Arts District Cities!

In 2009 Winnsboro was one of the first cities designated by the State of Texas as a Cultural Arts District thanks in part to its historic downtown area featuring fine restaurants, antiques, specialty shops, notable musicians, artists, and art galleries. Winnsboro remains the smallest city to hold that designation!