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The City of Texarkana, Texas makes and posts a sign on Right of Way recognizing the adoptee at each location. This sign remains in place as long as the agreement is in place.
Each Adoptee will be responsible for providing their needed materials and safety equipment.
If your questions are not immediately answered on the Agreement, you can call the Public Works office at 903-798-3948. Amanda Freeland is over the program, however if unavailable, others in the office can try to answer your questions. If we are unable to answer a specific question, we will have Mrs. Freeland return your call.
The City of Texarkana, Texas does not have a shelter.
Impounded animals shall be held for three days after the date of impoundment, except any animal wearing a current rabies vaccination tag, or a current city license tag- held for seven days. Animals willingly surrendered by their owners become the property of the City of Texarkana, Texas and require no holding period.
Residents can contact Texarkana, Texas Animal Services at 903-798-3535 to surrender an animal that can no longer be cared for. Animals willingly surrendered by their owners become the property of the City of Texarkana, Texas and require no holding period. The cost for surrendering an animal is $150.00.
Residents can also adopt an animal from the City of Texarkana, Texas for no fee.
Any animal unwanted or unclaimed by the owner may be adopted for free. All adopted animals must be spayed or neutered by the newly adopted family.
All dogs, cats, and ferrets living inside the city limits of Texarkana, Texas are required by law to be registered with the city. Bring a copy of your pet's rabies certificate to the Environmental Services Unit at 220 Texas Blvd Room 301. To obtain a City pet license, the fees are: $10.00 for altered animal, $40.00 for unaltered animal; however failure to do so may result in a fine in Municipal Court.
No. Dogs cannot be secured with a cable, chain, or run of any type. A dog must be contained in an enclosure capable of securing the dog. Anytime a dog is outside it's enclosure, the dog must be on a leash held by a person capable of controlling the dog.
Outdoor Warning Sirens are an outdoor warning system, designed only to alert those who are outside that something dangerous is approaching.
Based on current policy, testing is conducted every Wednesday, at 12 pm, unless inclement weather is present.
When you hear the tornado sirens, go inside and tune to local media to get more information
The safest approach is to be proactive and use all of the information available to protect yourself and your family from threatening weather. Nothing can replace common sense. Sirens are only one part of a warning system that includes, NOAA Weather Radio, Local Media, Weather Alert Apps, etc...
Tornado Watch: Conditions are conducive to the development of tornadoes in and close to the watch area.
Tornado Warning: A tornado has been sighted by spotters, or indicated on radar, and is occurring or imminent in the warning area
Texarkana, Texas Siren Locations & Siren Map.
The next firefighter entrance exam will be given on December 5, 2020. The Civil Service Entrance Exam is valid for one year from the date the test is given or until all names are exhausted from the eligibility list. If you have any further questions, please call 903-798-3994.
Outdoor residential burning may be possible if approved by the Fire Marshal's Office and with the purchase of an annual permit which is $50.00. This burning is only for residential yard waste, which includes limbs, leaves, pine needles etc. Burning of household waste is not allowed.
Other information on outdoor burning can be found in our Code of Ordinances.
A burn ban is in effect at all times for the city by ordinance. Only those with a valid burn permit may burn in the city limits. County burn bans are made by the County Judge.When the County Judge issues a burn ban, we will also issue a ban on all burning in the city regardless of permits issued. Contact the Fire Administration Office at 903-798-3994 and we will assist you with this information.
Our ISO Rating is a 1 on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the best. This number is used by the insurance industry to determine fire insurance premiums for both commercial and residential property.
Contact the Building and Life Safety Division at 903-798-3994.
Recommend checking it once a month and changing the batteries twice a year.
Smoke alarms should be replace when 10 years old.
Yes, please fill out a Smoke Alarm request form or call 903-798-3994 and you will be emailed or called as soon as possible.
You should move to the right-hand edge or curb clear of any intersection and stop and remain stopped until the emergency vehicle passes.
Click on link to see list of fees. If you need further information, please call fire admin at 903-798-3994
A request in writingSpecific information identified in the requestContact name, phone number, and addressA request emailed, mailed, faxed or hand delivered to City Hall
Public Information or data requests, sent by email or fax, to other staff within the City will be processed as time permits. For these requests, please refer to the City’s Master Fee List on our website as copy and processing charges may apply.
Please send Public Information Requests to:
Office of the City Secretary Jennifer Evans, City Secretary City of Texarkana, Texas 220 Texas Blvd. Texarkana, TX 75501 Phone: 903-798-3930Fax: 903-798-3448
If the request is for Municipal Court documents send to: Jean Ann Yeager firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 903-798-3008
If the request is for Police Department records send to: Phone: 903-798-3136 Fax: 903-793-3664
Each posted position has an assigned closing date or if it is a continuous opening it will remain open until the position has been filled. As Human Resources receives applications, the application materials are screened to ensure the minimum qualifications are met for that position as determined by the job description. Those who meet the designated qualifications are then referred to the hiring manager within the department. The hiring manager then determines which applicants they would like to interview.
If you would like to apply for multiple jobs with the City of Texarkana, Texas you will be required to submit a separate online application for each position in which you are interested. Once the applicant has created an account and completed an application on the City of Texarkana, Texas website under "Employment Opportunities", the applicant's basic information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Education, Work History, etc.) will be saved. That information will then automatically prefill if the applicant applies for additional jobs with the City of Texarkana, Texas.
No, your application for the job in which you are applying will not be automatically sent to other departments when they have jobs become available. Each application is directly tied to one job posting. It is up to you to monitor our job listings and to apply for jobs in which you feel you may be qualified.
There is no set time frame for the hiring process, but we strive to make the process as efficient and transparent as possible. If you have any questions regarding the status of your application, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.
Medical benefits are effective the first of the month after 30 days of employment. Employees begin receiving paid holidays from their first day of employment as well as begin accruing vacation and sick time at 4.62 hours per pay period.
All City employees (Except Fire Department*) participate in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) as well as contribute to Social Security. An optional 457 retirement plan is available to all City employees through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
*City of Texarkana, Texas Firefighters have a pension plan through the Texarkana Firemen's Relief and Retirement Fund
If you want to keep an offense off of your record, you may request Deferred Disposition or in some cases a Driving Safety Course.
2. Fill out the application. See Zoning Application Form. Also use this form for site plan approval and specific use permit requests.
3. The application must include: I. Original signature of property owner. II. Complete legal description of property (metes and bounds or lot and block in subdivision). III. Site plan approval requests which must include the following:
a. Building and partking layout including sizes, square footage, distances from property lines, heights, and materials proposed.b. Building elevations.c. Sign information including size (sq. footage), height, style, i.e. monument, planter, pole, electronic messaging.d. Landscapinge. Fencing (material and height)f. General drainage directional plan
4. Applications cannot be filed on-line since an original application with the owner's signature is required.
5. The application should include a $250.00 application fee, non-refundable, plus a variable deposit fee of $200.00. See Fee Schedule.
6. Appear at the meetings to present your request. See Planning and Zoning Meeting.
Information can be obtained through the Inspection Department, 903-798-3912.
Storage buildings are permitted in the required back yard of a lot provided that they are detached and separated from the main building by not less than 10 feet and setback from the rear and side yard property lines by not less than three feet as long as there is not an easement located in these areas. If the property has an usable alley at the rear yard, contact the Inspection Department at 903-798-3912. A permit is required and can be obtained through the Inspection Department.
It depends on the type of project being performed. Since there are multiple types of projects that may occur in Texarkana, please see the list below for contact information.
Several roadways in the City limits of Texarkana, Texas are maintained by the State. If it is a street project and your street is maintained by the State of Texas, you will have to contact the Texas Department of Transportation (TX-DOT) at 903-838-8574.
If it is a work on a street maintained by the City, you may call either the Street Department at 903-798-3963 or Public Works at 903-798-3948. If you leave a message, the Public Works Administrative Assistant will direct it to the supervisor in charge.
If it is water or sewer work, you will need to contact the Texarkana Water Utilities at 903-798-3800.
If you are unsure what type of work is being done on your street or in your neighborhood, please call Public Works and we would be happy to help you find out.
You may call 903-798-3948 for Floodplain determinations. You may be asked to leave your name, contact number, and the address of the property you are inquiring about, if an Engineer is not available at the time of call.
Another way to find out your properties Floodplain information is to visit https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search. Enter your address in the search bar and the FEMA determinations will be listed for your address.
Driveway Permits are now issued through the Inspections office at City Hall. Please call 903-798-3912 for assistance.
All applicants must present a personal valid ID and complete an application. Qualified Applicants are listed below.
For Birth Certificates:
For Death Certificates:
You must have either the Substitute Application based on Notarized Statement or a legal document proving tangible interest in the certificate. Applications can be picked up in our office or downloaded from the website.
Agencies such as Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Law Enforcement, Government or any other requester may be designated as a properly qualified applicant by demonstrating a direct and tangible interest in the record. Information from the certificate is necessary for the determination or protection of a personal or property right for a person, a client or an agency.
EXAMPLE: A letter typed on company letterhead addressed to the clients/applicants (full name), the full name of the person on the record requested and the purpose for the certificate. This letter would need to be signed and dated by the agent representing that company. The letter should be presented to the vital records office along with a photocopy of the policy or other documents that may establish tangible interest.
Valid identification is required in order to obtain a certified record. Please view the Valid Forms of ID Sheet (Spanish) for more information. A Primary ID is a United States issued ID only. A Secondary ID includes foreign IDs. The Matricula Consular Cards issued from Mexico and Honduras are not recognized by the State of Texas as valid ID. (See TX Admin. Code Pg. 19, Rule 181.28 (i) (6) and Local Registrar Handbook pages 42 and 44.)
No. any request for a certificate must be a certified copy of the original record.
Yes, if you were born in Texas, we can provide a certificate. It is an abstract of the original issued from the state website. However, if you are needing a certificate to leave the country, apply for a passport or go on a cruise, please contact the county where you were born, www.vitalchek.com or www.texas.gov for the long form of your birth record. Certificates that include the "I" after the file number may or may not be accepted when applying for a passport.
The "long" certificate includes more information on parents, time of birth, and physician's name. Passports, Indian Role Number, and some other legal situations require this form. When applying for an Indian Role Number, the certificate must come from the State of Texas at www.texas.gov.
The "abstract" state form will be accepted for anything except the situations above. The abstract contains the following information: full name, file number, date of birth, county of birth, parents' full name-includes maiden name, date certificate was filed and printed through our office.
If no record is on file, you may send a completed Application for Birth or Death Record to the State of Texas - VSS or order online at www.texas.gov. If a record is found, your request can be fulfilled pending appropriate required documents. If no record is found, the state will mail you a packet to apply for a delayed birth record.
** No glass, styrofoam, plastic bags, food contamination, light or fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, sharp metal, hazardous or medical waste, household cleaners or garden chemicals accepted.
For service complaints or additional information contact: Waste Management at 903-794-4111 or the City of Texarkana, Texas at 903-798-3900.
To report code violations please contact Code Enforcement at 903-798-3944.