What is a Dune Protection Permit or Master Planned development Amendment?

Nueces County complies with and enforces the Texas Dune Protection Act (Section 63, Texas Natural Resources Code) by requiring a Dune Protection Permit or Master Planned Development Amendment for all excavation or construction which might potentially damage, destroy, or remove sand dunes or kill, destroy or remove vegetation on North Padre or Mustang Islands. The City of Port Aransas oversees the dune protection permitting program within its City limits; Nueces County oversees this permitting program for all other coastal land within Nueces County. Throughout coastal Texas other local governments oversee similar dune protection permitting programs to ensure compliance.