Back in January I moved to the small town of Farwell Texas. Now that I have a little free time Ive ripped out the front porch of my house and plan on putting a circle drive from one road to the other (I live on a corner lot). Yesterday I was approached by a city council member and asked if I pulled a permit. After asking questions I discovered in the city of Farwell you have to have a permit for exterior concrete which I have never heard of before in any city or state I have done work in. The cost of the permit is $150 plus a $200 deposit once work is completed the deposit is returned. Has any one heard of anything like this before. I've never seen an inspector for exterior concrete, only for footings. That's part of the reason for a permit is so the work can be inspected. The city of Farwell does not have inspectors nor does it require any building inspections to be done. I think it's just a way for the city to try to make a few extra bucks.