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Welcome Letter from the Mayor. [click here]

First Monday Heavy Trash Pick-Up Rules


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City Adopts Fair Housing Plan
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the City Council accepted the the Fair Housing Activity Statement (FHAST) prepared by the city's fair housing working group as the city's official Fair Housing Action Plan.

[Click here to view the FHAST form.]

Following a presentation by the Working Group's Chairman Steven Jones and a public hearing the council passed Resolution No. 2012-77 adopting the FHAST form as the "City of Shoreacres Fair Housing Action Plan."


Mayor Proclaims April as Fair Housing Month in Shoreacres
Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

At the first city council meeting of April, Mayor Dolly Arons issued a Proclamation proclaiming the month of April 2013 as Fair Housing Month in the City of Shoreacres, Texas, and urged all citizens to become aware of and support the Fair Housing law.




Shoreline Restoration
Budget $250,000
Contract Amount: (pending)
Funding Source:
Coastal Impact Assitance Program

Design, construction engineering, environmental assesment, permit application and final bid specifications for a project to protect approximately 3,075 feet of Galveston Bay shoreline along Miramar Park. Replaces marginally effective riprap with a combination of concrete revetment and concree rock filled stainless steel gabion breakwaters for transition of marsh to shore. 

Allocation approved by GLO for $250,000. Funding approved by US Department of the Interior (12/03/12).

Grant period ends December 31, 2014.


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Please Check Your House Numbers

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Did you know that each house is required to have legible address numbers that can be seen from the street? [more]

Aerial Photographs of Shoreacres: 1930 to 2008

Posted: Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - [more]



Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase


The City of Shoreacres will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 8.00 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on September 28, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 601 Shore Acres Blvd, Shoreacres, Texas 77571.

The second public hearing will be held on October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 601 Shore Acres Blvd, Shoreacres, Texas 77571.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:


Richard Adams

Jerome McKown














David Jennings














and not voting:

Mayor Rick Moses










Nancy Schnell

Mike Wheeler







The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Shoreacres last year was $160,431. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.844381 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $1,354.65.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Shoreacres this year is $185,399. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.765505 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,419.24.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.826745 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $1,532.78.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.


City Council Votes to End Heavy Pick-Up
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015

Sighting growing expense and ineffective collection by the city's contractors, City Council voted to end the monthy Heavy Trash Pick-Up program effective August 31, 2015.

Accordingly, Sunday, August 2, will be the last day that heavy trash can be put out curbside for pick-up.

Other alternatives will be considered as part of the city's FY-2015/2016 budget cycle.

Air Quality & Harris County Pollution Control Services
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015

Pollution Control Services' (PCS) Outdoor Air Program encompasses several activities such as complaint response and investigations, monitoring activities, emissions events investigations, programmatic inspections and permit reviews.

Complaint Response and Investigations

Responding to complaints and conducting investigations is one of PCS’s highest priorities. PCS has historically relied on citizen complaints and enforcement of the Nuisance Rule and Outdoor Burning Rule to address air pollution in Harris County.

To make a complaint or report a pollution violation call 713.920.2831, 24-hours a day.


2014 Tax Rate Proposed and
Public  Hearing Dates Set

Posted: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

City Council voted Monday night to propose keeping next year's tax rate at the same rate adopted last year, $0.844381 per $100 valuation. Because of increased property values in the city this equates to a 6.5% overall tax increase which will require the city to hold two public hearings before adopting a tax rate on October 2, 2014.

Council has formally scheduled tax hearings for 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 25 and Monday, September 29 at City Hall. 


Residents are Reminded to
Register Pets and
Keep Dogs on a Leash 

Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014

The city reminds all pet owners that it is illegal to allow animals to run at large within the city.

Whenever a pet is off your own property it must be under physical control (leash or caged). Animals running at large are declared to be a public nuisance and the owner subject to  fine.

The owner of every cat, dog or ferret is also required to provide proof of rabies vacination and register the pet annually with the city. Pet tags are only $4 and can be obtained at city hall during normal business hours.


Blackboard Connect Service Provides Emergency Notices
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011

The City of Shoreacres has subscribed to a high-tech service to provide rapid dissemination of time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in a notification database. Using Blackboard Connect, authorized city officials can send thousands of telephone, e-mail, and text messages in minutes.

Most traditional home telephone numbers are already in our database. Cellular telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and text-receiving devices can be added by to the database by clicking on the "Sign Up Now" button below or on the city's website.


The Blackboard Connect system is used to deliver messages regarding the safety or welfare of our community. Examples include severe weather warnings, hazardous traffic or road conditions, chemical releases, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens.

Sign-Up today and add your cellular telephone, pager, and other contact points.


Driveway Requirements Revised
Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On Monday, August 9, 2010, City Council adopted Ordinance 2010-68 [City Code Sec. 54-41] revising the construction specifications for driveways in the city. The updated requirements allow the use of pervious surfacing materials and require connections to city streets to be concrete. [more]

City Defines Flood Surge Hazard Area
and Restricts Use of Fill Dirt

Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The City of Shoreacres has amended its Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance to address special flood surge hazards at the east end of the City approaching Galveston Bay. [more]

Protect Yourself With Flood Insurance

Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2009

Since standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that frequently impact the Texas.

Find out more about the National Flood Insurance Program and how it can help you protect yourself. [more]

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