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

County Maps - Electronic Maps provided by Ellis County.

Ellis County Department of Development - Encourages positive community development for the county.

Ellis County Maps - View a map of Ellis County, throughfare plan, 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.

Dallas/ Fort Worth Small Business Administration District Office - Programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission - For information about Alcoholic Beverage Permits and License Application Processing.

Ellis 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 - The Official Portal of Texas.

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 - The Texas General Land Office's 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.

The Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce - Promotes prosperity through public policy, economic development and member engagement.


* Ellis County, TX is comprised of 7 Townships and 13 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 Ellis County, TX


The Town of Alma
(Code in print form only)

The City of Bardwell
(Code in print form only)

The City of Cedar Hill
(City Code)

The City of Ennis
(City Code)

The City of Ferris
(City Code)

The Town of Garrett
(Code in print form only)

The City of Glenn Heights
(City Code)

The City of Grand Prairie
(City Code)

The Town of Italy
(Code in print form only)

The City of Mansfield
(City Code)

The City of Maypearl
(Code in print form only)

The City of Midlothian
(CIty Code)

The Town of Milford
(Code in print form only)

The Town of Oak Leaf
(Town Code)

The City of Ovilla
(City Code)

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