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County Web Page - The official web site of Collin County, TX

GIS Maps - The GIS/ Rural Addressing department develops and modifies the geographic database, performs spatial analyses, produces maps, and assigns rural emergency 9-1-1 street addresses for Collin County.

The Economic Development Corporations of Collin County, Texas - A county maintained list with links to the 13 EDC's of Collin County.

Collin County Development Services - Links and resources for obtaining Building Permits, Food Service Permits, etc.

The GIS/ Rural Addressing Department - Develops and modifies the geographic database, performs spatial analyses, produces maps, and assigns rural emergency 9-1-1 street addresses for Collin County.

Collin County Clerk's Office -The County Clerk is responsible for legal instruments which include real and personal property, power of attorney filings, bonds, plats, marks and brands, assume names, beer and wine hearings, etc.

North Texas Small Business Development Center Network - An SBDC conducts research, counsels and trains business people in managing, financing and operating small businesses, providing comprehensive information services and access to experts in a variety of fields.  Each SBDC encourages unique local efforts to meet small business needs in its area.

Dallas Chapter of S.C.O.R.E. - Providing free business assistance to residents of Dallas and other North Texas Cities.


Collin County, Texas
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Texas Water Utilities Database - Search here to determine who provides water to a specific city or county in Texas

Texas Gas Companies - Looking for Propane, Natural gas, or just daily gas price monitoring, find a link here.

Texas Electric Choice - Retail Electric Providers compete to provide your electric service, often by offering lower prices, renewable energy options, added customer service or other incentives. Retail Electric Providers conduct functions such as billing and customer service.

Official Texas State Web Site

Department of Transportation

Texas Secretary of State - The Office of the Secretary of State provides a repository for official and business and commercial records required to be filed with the Office. The Secretary publishes government rules and regulations.

Business Opportunity Search - This site has search capabilities that allow searches to be made for business opportunities that have filed a registration or exemption notice with the Office of the Secretary of State. All fields displayed are searchable.

Texas Corporations - Business Organization Codes, Corporate Names - if you are forming a corporation in the State of Texas this is the link to use.

Traffic Counts & Roadway Information

State GIS Maps

Texas Department of State Health Services

Certifications, Licensing and Permits - Links to information and resources pertaining to license, permit, certification, and registration applications and renewals in the State of Texas.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission - The mission of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to promote public safety and serve the people of Texas through consistent, fair and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code while fostering education, voluntary compliance and legal, responsible alcohol consumption.

Texas Legislature Online

Texas Constitution and Statutes

The Handbook of Texas Online - Is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Real Estate Commission

Many Maps of Texas - Highway maps, demographic maps, historical maps - you need a map, you can find it here.

Chambers of Commerce - A county sponsered web site linking the various Chambers of Commerce for the County Of Collins, TX.


* Collin County, Texas is comprised of 5 Townships and 24 Cities all of which are responsible for
creating, maintaining and enforcing their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

Please refer to their respective web sites for more information.
(Villages and Hamlets are contained within each)

The Incorporated Townships of Collins County, Texas

The City of McKinney
(City Code)

The City of Melissa
(City Code)

The City of Murphy
(City Code)

The Town of Nevada
(Code in print form only)

The Town of New Hope
(Town Code)

The City of Parker
(City Code)

The City of Plano
(City Code)

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