State Regulations for Texas

Date Revised: 11/21/2018

Governing Body: 

Texas Department of State Health Services

License Required for Day Camps : 
License Required for Resident Camps: 
License Information: 
Criminal Background Checks Required: 
Criminal Background Checks Information: 

Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 4143
Austin, TX 78765-4143

CRS Related Laws

Criminal History Search

  • $3.00 (+ service fees) per online search;
  • $10.00 offline name based search
  • $15 offline fingerprint searches
State Allows FBI Checks: 
Driving Record Checks: 

Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Driver License Div. website

Driving record request: $10 for certified record

State Sex Offender Registry: 
Minimum Wage: 
Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions: 

Covers all employees unless specifically exempt.

Exemptions: employees of any camp run by a religious, educational, charitable, or nonprofit organization; employees of certain amusement or recreational establishments; employees of the Boy or Girls Scouts of America; those employees covered by the FLSA; employees under age 18 who are not high school or vocational training program graduates and employees under age 20 regularly enrolled in a high school, college, university, or vocational training program (unless an agricultural or piece rate worker); bona fide executives, administrators, or professionals; volunteers or non-employees providing services for an educational, charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization; employees of a family member.

Subminimum Wage: 

Not permitted.

Overtime Pay Requirements: 

No specified state-level requirements. Federal FLSA ovetime pay requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Exemptions: 

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements: 

No specified state-level meal/rest period requirements. Federal FLSA meal/rest period requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax: 
Student Exemption Information: 

501(c)(3) exempt organizations are not liable unless they have 4 or more employees during twenty different weeks in a calendar year.

Other Wages Source: