Uniformity of Local Government Services
The Woodlands Township
Transportation, roadway maintenance, law enforcement, drainage, and development review within The Woodlands fall under the governmental authority of Montgomery County (Precincts 2, 3 and 4), Harris County (Precinct 4), the City of Houston ETJ, the City of Conroe ETJ and the 11 MUDs primarily operating within Township boundaries.
City of The Woodlands
The direct authority for transportation, roadway maintenance and law enforcement are assumed by the city government at incorporation. The city council can, but is not required to, take action to abolish the MUDs and assume operations as a municipal utility at any time, following incorporation. In addition, the new city is removed from the ETJs of the cities of Houston and Conroe, and the role of the two counties is diminished.