Public Works

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Thomas Disheroon

Phone: (817) 556-6380
Fax: (817) 556-6391
Johnson County Annex
2 N Mill St
Suite 305
Cleburne, Texas 76033


In response to recent events regarding COVID-19, Johnson County Public Works is CLOSED for in person business.

For your safety and ours, an effort is being made to limit face to face contact.  Phone calls can be directed to 817-556-6380 during normal business hours. 

All applications and requests can be made electronically by emailing and online payment options are available for permits. 

If submitting electronic applications, please send as PDF documents and not photos.

Welcome to Public Works

We are a multi-purpose office and serve the citizens of Johnson County in many ways. The two main categories of responsibility are:


  • Issuing Development Permits for any new development (Including Mobile Homes) before construction begins in the unincorporated areas of Johnson County (outside the city limits) as part of the County's Floodplain Management responsibilities for FEMA. Please see definition of "development" below. The issuance of Development Permits may involve review of Form Board Surveys and Elevation Certificates per Johnson County Flood Damage Prevention Order of 2012. Development Permits are issued in three categories: Residential, Commercial and Gas Well Drilling.
  • Issuing permits for On-Site Sewage Facilities (OSSF's) as part of the County's responsibility as the Designated Representative for TCEQ. This includes the review of applications and related planning materials, and inspections. In addition, Public Works is responsible for processing and investigation of non-compliant Septic System Complaints. To report a complaint you may call our main office number or email in your complaint to
  • Issuing permits for Road Bores.
  • Processing request by Public Works Utility Companies to place solid objects in the Road Right of Way.
  • Issuing permits for Pipelines in Road Right-of-Ways.
  • Review of Subdivision applications and related documentation, subdivision plats, and engineering plans as well as drainage infrastructure and road construction inspection for subdivisions per the Subdivision Rules and Regulations of Johnson County, amended and approved July 10, 2017.
  • Assisting in the Transportation Planning for Johnson County including monitoring of projects under construction. Includes working with NCTCOG on transportation issues.
  • Processing of applications for Junkyards and Slaughterhouses for Commissioners' Court.

Facilities Management

  • Providing Maintenance of properties owned by Johnson County including repairing, replacing and remodeling as well as preventative maintenance.
  • Monitoring of ongoing Construction Projects.
  • Utility Management including review of monthly utility bills and authorization of payment.
  • Providing Custodial Services for many of the properties owned by Johnson County.
  • Assisting with planning for Proposed Facilities.
  • Assisting in the Planning of the future use of properties owned by Johnson County.

 "Development" - means any man-made change to improved and unimproved real estate, including but not limited to buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials, Fences and fence-type walls located within the floodplain are included within this definition. (Per the Johnson County Flood Damage Prevention Order of 2012)