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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: A Preserve America Community!

Winnsboro, Texas has been designated as a Preserve America Community since 2005, a program which recognizes communities that:

  • protect and celebrate their heritage
  • use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization
  • encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs