Municipal Utility Districts

Municipal utility districts provide utility services that include water, wastewater, and drainage and can also include recreational facilities, street lighting, fire protection, and roads.


Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. will provide the necessary legal services for the creation, organization, and confirmation of municipal utility districts.  The firm then serves as general counsel and bond counsel and can serve as litigation counsel when needed.  The firm will provide the experienced legal counsel necessary for the construction and operation of water, wastewater, and drainage facilities.  The firm also regularly counsels clients in the construction and operation of road, fire protection, and recreational facilities.  The firm represents municipal utility districts in all stages of development. The firm prides itself in maintaining long term relationships with its clients and has represented numerous fully developed municipal utility districts for decades.

As general counsel, Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, L.L.P. regularly advises existing municipal utility district clients in the following areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Construction Law
  • Real Property Acquisition
  • Election Law
  • Open Meetings Act
  • Public Information Act
  • Taxation
  • Annexation/Deannexation
  • General Contract Negotiation
  • Litigation Matters