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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]



Birds Impacted by Oil Spill 
Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Over the weekend more than 168,000 gallons of bunker fuel oil was accidently released into the Houston Ship Channel near the Texas City "Y". Approximately 15.5 miles of nonconsecutive shoreline has been impacted. As of today 28 birds have been confirmed affected by the spill. The public is reminded to refrain from capturing any potentially affected wildlife and is urged to contact 1.888.384.2000 if oiled wildlife is observed. Reporting photos of wildlife can also be emailed to

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.

Miramar Shoreline Restoration & Improvement Advisory Group 
Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014

The city has received a Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant to address Galveston Bay coastal erosion along Miramar Park. This grant is specifically for design, engineering and permits, but does not include construction. As you might imagine there are different methods and designs to be considered and selected from to accomplish the goals of this grant project. In this process City Council would like to ensure full public disclosure and participation in selecting the final proposed design. This is especially true for community stakeholders, which include residents, park users, recreational pier users, watercraft users of all types, and the public at large.

On February 10, 2014, the Shoreacres City Council adopted Resolution No. 2014-125 and created the Miramar Shoreline Restoration and Improvement Advisory Group.

The purpose of this group is to seek input from the public and to provide objective stakeholder concerns, advice and guidance to the City Council and the project engineering firm on issues related to the proposed shoreline restoration and improvements.

To further this objective the City Council will appoint three citizen representatives to the Advisory Group on Monday, February 24.

These citizen members will join representatives from the City's Planning & Zoning Commission, the City's Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, the Shoreacres Civic Association, the Shoreacres Recreation Association, and the Houston Yacht Club.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment to one of the three citizen seats please call City Hall or your councilmember and provide your contact information as soon as possible.

City's Shoreline Restoration Grant Approved
Posted: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The City has been notified that the United States Department of the Interior has approved our grant application for planning, design, engineering and permits to restore the shoreline at Miramar Park.

The grant project titled, "Shoreacres Shoreline Restoration," has now been approved for funding in the amount of $250,000.00 under the Coastal Impact Assistance Program.

Using these funds the City will be able to complete design, engineering and secure permits necessary to reclaim lost land; and, build tide level revetments and underwater structures that will reduce the erosion of the Galveston Bay shoreline along Miramar. This grant will allow the City to prepare for construction, but does not include any construction funding.

This project is the result of the Bayshore Erosion Study the city completed in 2004. Additional grant funding will be sought for construction after the completion of this grant work.


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.

2011 Election Results
Posted: Saturday, May 14, 2011

Four candidates sought one of three open at-large alderman seats in today's May 14 General Election in the City of Shoreacres. All three incumbents were seeking re-election. [more]


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]

New Fence Regulations Are In Effect
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2009

At their regular meeting, Monday, September 14, the Shoreacres City Council passed Ordinance 2009-51 amending the City's fence regulations. [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 doesnít cover flooding, itís 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]

Property Tax Information



  2008 Water Quality
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2007 Water Quality
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Street Maintenance Sales Tax
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2006 Water Quality
2004 Water Quality
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2012 Water Quality
2004 Erosion Study
Public Meeting Slides
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