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   Welcome to the City of Shoreacres.  Some say we are a restful retreat from the hustle and bustle of neighboring large cities.  Some love our quaint bay front atmosphere.  And because our City is small and has many lovely trees, others say we provide a country-like environment to our residents.  We have a community fishing pier, boat access to the Bay, a kayak launch, and Shoreacres is home to the Houston Yacht Club.  But we are so much more.

Our city is a place where neighbors get to know each other and are active participants in community functions and organizations.  In todayís world, we are extremely proud of that.  And through both good times and tough times, we support our city.  We extend welcome and community encouragement to our residents.  With our environmentally-conscious attitude, Shoreacres folks are eager to take part in programs that promote the cleanliness of Galveston Bay, the protection of wetlands, and the preservation of natural resources and wildlife.  Designated as a bird sanctuary, the City of Shoreacres prides itself on the large variety of species that inhabit the local waters, estuaries, and wooded areas.

Our city is a General Law City, with a Mayor and five Council members elected to two year terms.  City Hall acts as a court house, council chambers, police station, administrative building and a community meeting area, providing a central location for citizens.

The first homes were built in 1925 in what was known then as the Shoreacres Country Club subdivision.  Shortly after, country homes designed with plenty of windows for the ocean breeze were built on wooded bayside tracts.  In an effort to enhance the country club atmosphere, Shoreacres, Inc. donated six acres of bay front property in 1927 to be the site of the Houston Yacht Club, which is our sole business establishment.  Because of its increasing population, Shoreacres incorporated as a city in November of 1962.

Shoreacres extends newcomers a neighborly welcome and we hope you enjoy living in this fine community.  This website provides information that may make your move to our city a little easier.  If any of us can be of any assistance, please contact City Hall.  

Dolly Arons, Mayor






Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's time to clean out all of your unwanted household hazardous waste items.

Saturday, April 9, 2011
9:00am to 1:00pm Only

La Porte Public Works Service Center
2963 North 23rd Street

Accepting Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) from approximately 350 households. HHW will be collected on a first come, first serve basis.


What You CAN Bring To This Event:

  • Brake fluid, paint thinner, paint, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides.

  • Household batteries, car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze.

  • Household electronic waste (limit five items per vehicle) which includes: computer monitors, televisions up to 27" screen, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cellular phones.

  • White goods such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, water heaters.

  • Tires (up to 20") off the rims, limit six per household.

  • Flammables and corrosives.

  • Propane gas cylinders up to 5 gallons - No other types of gas cylinders will be accepted.

What You CANNOT Bring To This Event:

  • Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses.

  • Explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials.

  • Trash, fire extinguishers or controlled substances (drugs).

Tips On Transporting HHW Materials:

Containers should be sealed and in their original labeled packaging. Pack leaking containers in a larger, non-leaking container. Place containers upright in a box or plastic bin and pack newspaper around the containers to prevent breakage. Place containers in your trunk and be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.

For More Information, Visit or contact the LEPC at 281.470.0010 or

Sponsored by the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the City of La Porte.

Clean-Up Green-Up Set For Monday April 4
Posted: Monday, March 14, 2011

It's time for Spring cleaning! Green vegetation, branches, tree trimmings and limbs up to 6-inches in diameter can be set curbside for pick-up in front of your home the weekend of April 2 & 3.


No need to haul your limbs anywhere.

Please set your yard material between the ditch and the street before 7:00am Monday, April 4. Do not tie into bundles. No need to cut into short lengths, long limbs are preferred for chipping. Whenever possible place the cut end of the limbs towards the street for easy pick-up. Don't mix yard material with other trash or wood products - doing so will result in all of the material being left for your disposal.

 It is very important that you place the
material near the street and keep both the
street and the ditch clear of all debris.

 A crew will come by with equipment to pick-up and chip your limbs beginning on Monday. Please be aware that it may take a couple days to complete pick-ups throughout the city.

Pine Beetle Infestation Hits Shoreacres
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shoreacres pine trees weakened by Hurricane Ike injuries have attracted pine beetles.

Unfortunately there is no chemical that can kill these beetles once they are in a tree. The best we can do is to prevent the beetles from attacking other trees. [more]

East Forest Ave / West Forest Ave
Posted: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

On January 10, Shoreacres' City Council renamed Forest Avenue within the boundaries of the City of Shoreacres.   [more]

2010 Tax Rate Adopted
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010

Following public hearings held on October 4th and October 11th, Shoreacres' city council met on October 14th to officially adopt the 2010 tax rate. Ordinance 2010-83 set the 2010 tax rate at $0.824670 per $100 valuation. The 2009 tax rate was $0.884264.

2010 Budget Adopted
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Shoreacres' city council has adopted a budget for the City's fiscal year that began on October 1st. The budget was formally adopted by Ordinance 2010-80 on Monday, September 27. [more]

Street Project Engineering Work Started
Posted: Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Many Shoreacres residents have or will see survey, soil testing, and utility crews working in and along their streets as the city prepares for new street construction.

A year ago the city applied for federal Hurricane Ike recovery grant funds. It has taken a long time, but finally we can see tangible signs of progress. Some of those signs are spray painted on the street while others are marked on wooden stakes.

This preliminary engineering work will locate utilities, define the projects and provide the information needed to prepare specifications that will go out for bid in a few short months. [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]

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]

Property Tax Information



Erosion Study
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2008 Water Quality
105K PDF
2007 Water Quality
2005 Water Quality
Street Maintenance Sales Tax
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2009 Water Quality
1.57M PDF
2006 Water Quality
2004 Water Quality
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