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Your adopted pet will receive its first set of vaccinations, first deworming, 1 month of flea treatment, will be spayed/ neutered, and microchipped.
We have cats and dogs always looking for forever homes. On occasion, we even get in rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chickens, goats, and other small farm life that are placed up for adoption.
We are open Tuesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. And Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
No, there are no breed restrictions in Beaumont city limits.
All stray animals will be held on a 3-5 business day stray hold period to give an owner time to reclaim. If the animal is not reclaimed within the stray hold period, they are then eligible for adoption, rescue pull, or be humanely euthanized.
Call 311 to report any loose animals within city limits. After hours and on weekends, officers will only respond if a stray is caught/contained, or injured.
No, though ACOs work closely with BPD, we are our own department reporting to the assistant city manager.
Ordinance 4.03.001 prohibits dogs from being at large within city limits. A dog outside of a secure enclosure or off its owner's property without a leash will be considered "at-large" and a citation can be issued. To report a dog at large, call 311.
Under ordinance 4.02.003, it is unlawful for any person to abandon, forsake, or dump any dog, cat, or other animals within the city for any reason. Citations will be issued for any person caught dumping animals.
Yes, animal care officers respond to all calls for service involving vicious animals. Please call 311 to report a vicious animal or 911 if it is an emergency.
Never attempt to grab an animal you're unfamiliar with as you never know its temperament. Instead, call Beaumont Animal Care to see if anyone has reported the pet missing. Take a photo of the animal and post it in Facebook groups, Nextdoor, and other apps to spread the word and help find the owner. The animal can also be scanned for a microchip at Beaumont Animal Care or vet clinics.
If your pet went missing, go to your nearest animal shelter and check if your pet is there. You can also send a picture of them to Beaumont Animal Care's Facebook page with details on when/where they went missing. The pet's information will then be posted to their "Lost and Found" photo album online. The most important thing you can do is not lose hope! Check back constantly to see if your pet is at the shelter.
Microchipping your pet is the best way to ensure that your missing cat/dog will find its way back to you. A microchip is administered like a vaccine between the shoulder blades and is roughly the size of a grain of rice. It is not like a GPS tracker but instead carries your information so that you can be contacted once the animal has been picked up by an Animal Care officer or found by a citizen and taken to be scanned. All animals are scanned for a microchip before entering the facility in hopes of reuniting them with their families. Beaumont Animal Care microchips for a fee of $15 every day during normal business hours. No appointment is necessary.
You must be 18 years old, have a valid driver's license, and fill out a pre-adoption application. Once the application is submitted, the potential adopter will have 24 hours, excluding Sundays and Holidays, to call the shelter or stop by the shelter to meet the animal.
Pets that come into our shelter are generally put up for adoption within 72 hours, but there is no guarantee that an animal will go up for adoption. Evaluation of an animal can take several days, depending on signs of illness or temperament problems.
We are required by ordinance to hold animals for a certain amount of time to give owners an opportunity to claim them. Due to the nature of some of these situations, we cannot give out information as to why an animal is not available for adoption.
Households can own eight dogs and/or cats. If you want more than eight animals, you have to get a permit from the City (Ordinance 4.01.010).
Yes, but only for dogs. A dog outside of a secure enclosure and off of its owner's property, without a leash will be considered "at-large" (Ordinance 4.03.001).
Yes, a leash must be five times the length of the dog, or 10 feet long (Ordinance 4.02.001).
Yes, every dog, cat, or ferret four months of age or older is required by law to have a current, 3-year rabies vaccination (Ordinance 4.04.003)
Please report all animal bites to the Animal Care Division by calling 311.
No. By law, animals cannot be sold or traded on any road, street, public sidewalk, commercial parking lot, or any flea market (Ordinance 4.01.008)
The City holds all owned animals for a minimum of five business days (Ordinance 4.03.002).
Yes, as long as the dog or cat is confined in a manner that prevents it from falling, jumping, or being thrown out of the vehicle (Ordinance 4.02.004).
No, a person may not keep an animal in a motor vehicle or other enclosed space in which the animal's health or life is endangered (Ordinance 4.02.004)
Yes, as long as the snakes are not venomous (Ordinance 4.06.12).
Adoption fees are set by the City ordinance. It costs $70 to adopt a dog and $70 to adopt a cat. This fee includes a microchip, a spay or neuter, a rabies vaccination, and other vaccinations that an animal may require.
311's purpose is to better serve Beaumont citizens by serving as a central point of contact for the City of Beaumont information and services.
Water and Sewer issues, Animal Services, Building Inspections, Trash Pickup, Potholes, Street Signs, Traffic Lights, High Weeds, Abandoned Cars, Parks and Recreation questions, Illegal Dumping, Graffiti, and more!
You can contact 311 by dialing 311 or 409-980-8311; emailing Beaumont 3-1-1; or by using the Beaumont 311 App on your smartphone.
Beaumont 3-1-1 will send an automatic "Service Request" to the corresponding department for their response. A reference number is assigned to each Service Request and the public can use this reference number to track the status of their request.
You can fill out a 311 customer satisfaction survey here. Please take a few moments to tell us what you think about the City of Beaumont's 311 Service. Your feedback is critical to helping the City improve its 311 experience.
Yes, if you are located outside of the Beaumont area you can call 409-980-8311 to reach the city's 3-1-1 operators.
Yes, through the use of a third-party service, 3-1-1 operators are able to connect you with translators who speak various languages and will join the call to assist.
Yes, all you need to do is call 3-1-1 to sign up in order to receive updates on severe weather events, hazardous road conditions, or other emergency notification topics. You will need to provide your name, home or business address, and cell phone number. You can find more information about emergency notification requests by going to the City’s Emergency Management website.
You can call Entergy at 800-368-3749 to report broken or damaged street lights. You can also go to Entergy's website to report broken or damaged street lights.
Paratransit vans provide individualized curb-to-curb transportation for people who are unable to use Beaumont Zip’s fixed route buses. “Curb-to-curb” means a van will pick you up and drop you off at any address in Beaumont the customer designates. And if you need extra help, a friendly employee can provide white-glove service for “Assist-to-Door” customers who cannot independently walk or roll from the front door of their home to the van.
Who is Eligible?
The ADA has outlined guidelines. To see if you qualify visit >> https://www.ada.gov/
How Can I Apply?
If you believe you qualify, you can apply for service by filling out an application here.
A decision will be made within twenty-one (21) days – we appreciate your patience as applications are reviewed.
Where Can I Learn More?
Find more info about this program on the Beaumont Transit website.
Check out our route information here.
Find a bus and plan your trip via the Transloc app. You can learn about fares and passes here.
We are wheelchair friendly! Please review the guidelines here.
No, but you can contact Lone Star Legal Aid at 409-835-4971 or the Jefferson County Bar Association at 409-835-8647.
No, for Civil Claims contact Jefferson County at 409-835-8475 and chose option #4, and for criminal charges, you can fill out a citizens-compliant form at municipal court located at 700 Orleans Street, Beaumont, TX 77704.
You can fill out a notice of claim form on our website.
The Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA or Act) is a set of state statutes that determine when a city or other governmental entity may be liable for accidents or intentional acts that cause property damage or personal injury. The TTCA provides a partial waiver of immunity for the State of Texas and its various political subdivisions, including cities, counties, and school districts. Prior to the adoption of the Act, individuals could not recover damages from cities or other governmental units for injuries or damages caused by the actions of a government employee or officer in the performance of a governmental function. Sovereign immunity (state) and governmental immunity (local governments like cities and counties) serve several purposes. It protects the expense of time and money caused by private litigation and encourages forthright action by public officials. It also protects the government from fraudulent or frivolous suits. In 1969, the Texas Legislature enacted the TTCA. The TTCA waived immunity for a governmental entity that was engaged in a governmental function. A governmental unit in the state is liable for:
Tex. Civ. Prac. and Rem. Code Section 101.021
Generally, local governments, municipalities (cities), counties, towns, and other political subdivisions of the state are immune from most liability under governmental immunity. However, the local government can be liable for certain acts if it waives its immunity by statute. In our state, this statute is the Texas Tort Claims Act (TTCA), which permits suits against governmental entities in limited, specific circumstances.
As a governmental entity, the City is liable for property damage only when the use or operation of a motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment causes property damage, injury, or death.
This means any equipment or machinery that needs a motor to operate. Some examples of motor-driven vehicles or motor-driven equipment are excavators, backhoes, bulldozers, trash collection trucks, and City vehicles.
Any tool that can operate without a motor and is used by hand, such as a wrench, spade, shovel, digging bar, hammer, and hand saw.
As a governmental entity, some of the common issues the City has no liability for under the TTCA include, but are not limited to:
If your injuries and/or property damages were caused by the use or operation of a motor-driven vehicle or motor-driven equipment by the City of Beaumont, you have 180 days from the date of loss to provide the City of Beaumont with a claim. A failure to timely submit this claim can prevent you from recovering any damages.
You may submit your claim online or by mail sent to:
City of BeaumontClaims AdjusterLegal DepartmentP. O. Box 3827Beaumont, Texas 77704
Once a claim is received by the City of Beaumont, the claim goes through an investigation process. The City of Beaumont strives to respond to all claims within 30 days from receipt.
Please note: If you have any questions about how to file a claim or the status of your claim, please contact:
Marisa ArceneauxLiability AdministratorEmail Marisa ArceneauxPhone: 409-880-3715
You may submit a request via online submission, mail-in, fax, or in-person. All requests must be in text form, and therefore cannot be submitted via telephone.
The written request should:
There are no specific forms required for submitting an Open Records Request.
Contact Jefferson County's District Clerk's OfficePhone: 409-835-8580
Contact Jefferson County's County Clerk's OfficePhone: 409-835-8475
Contact Jefferson County Tax Assessor's OfficePhone: 409-835-8516
Contact Jefferson County Appraisal DistrictPhone: 409-840-9944
In the Public Information Portal, citizens can find:
Yes, here is a full list of fees for each type of record.
Our job is to communicate to the public what the City has done and what we are doing, increase transparency and build trust between the citizens and the City, and raise awareness of City departments, divisions, programs, and services. We help promote everything from public works and infrastructure that keeps the city running (roads, streets, water, drainage) to quality-of-life programs that make you want to live, stay, and play here.
We utilize as many digital and traditional media channels as we can to reach as many residents as possible, which includes: social media (City of Beaumont Facebook, City of Beaumont Instagram, City of Beaumont Twitter, City of Beaumont Linkedin, City of Beaumont Nextdoor, City of Beaumont Youtube), press releases/news alerts, email and E-newsletters, TV (Channel 4 - our public access channel), the website, and on occasion, direct mail or text, emails, and calls for emergency alerts. We also have partnerships with local media outlets in TV and print and local businesses and organizations we share information with.
You can follow us on social media, tune in to channel 4, our public access channel, stay up-to-date with City Council, attend your local neighborhood association meetings, visit the City of Beaumont website, and subscribe to "City News" and alerts.
Unless the city is a partner or has a vested interest in the project or program, we cannot promote private citizens, organizations, or businesses.
No, there is no homeowners association for the Oaks Historic District. There is a neighborhood association you can join at your own pleasure for a small yearly fee. For more information, visit their website: Oakshistoricdistrict.org.
All permit fees can be found in our Code of Ordinances, Section 24.01.002: Fee schedule.
If applicable, you may need a building permit. You can schedule required inspections through the Building Codes Division. You may proceed with your project once you have an approved Certificate of Appropriateness and building permit.
A Certificate of Appropriateness is designed to protect the integrity of structures within the district.
This certificate is required for most exterior alterations and repairs for structures located within the bound of The Oaks Historic District, as well as properties with a Historic Designation located within The City of Beaumont.
All exterior alterations and repairs require a Certificate of Appropriateness. All structural work will also need a building permit. Actions requiring application are the instillation or replacement of:
When listing a reason for a request please be specific and include all details such as materials, paint colors, etc.
Please attach photos or sketches of proposed changes such as paint colors with the name of the colors. Sketches of existing windows and proposed windows, existing roof types with proposed roof types.
Lastly, please be sure that your application has a valid email, address, and phone number for office staff to contact you should your application require more information.
You can apply for permits, see the full list of permits, and check the permit application status on our online portal. For first-time users, you must create an account. Certificates are valid for a period of six months from the time of issuance, and the fee is $20.
No, a Certificate of Appropriateness is an approval from the Planning staff to ensure the integrity and preservation of structures as the home lies within the Oaks Historic District. If required, building permits must be obtained in conjunction with an approved certificate.
No. The city has a Down Payment Assistance program for first-time, qualified home buyers.
Not at this time. The city did receive funding during Covid-19 to assist our residents with rent payments and that fund has been exhausted.
We are a separate entity. You can learn more about Beaumont Housing Authority on BMTHA.org.
The CDBG application is open once annually on our website.
These members are appointed by Council to serve a two-year term.
No. The city has a Down Payment Assistance program for first-time, qualified home buyers.
Not at this time. The city did receive funding during Covid-19 to assist our residents with rent payments, but that fund has been exhausted.
The CDBG application is open once annually, and dates and instructions are announced on our website.
CVB stands for Convention and Visitor's Bureau. It's a marketing organization dedicated to the promotion of Beaumont to encourage people to visit the area, positively promote the city, and offer free resources for trip planning, programs, and events, which also benefit and improve the quality of life in the local community. There's everything from free wedding and family reunion planning services to free weekly yoga classes and kid's crafts at Cattail Marsh.
They're not but you benefit from them. The CVB is a non-profit entity. All programs are funded by Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT), which is a percentage assessed on overnight hotel stays in the area, which is why we always want to encourage more overnight visitors. HOT Taxes actually help offset your local taxes.
Share what you love about the area and promote the positive things to do in Beaumont. Help correct misinformation you see. Or at the very least, don't jump in on the negative conversations. Become a Localist and help us spread the good word. Localist are the "community voice" of Beaumont, passionate locals that rally around the growth and vision of Beaumont.
You can earn t-shirts, socks, mugs, and other promotional items for free through the Localist Program simply by sharing your love of the area online. A variety of branded items are also available for purchase at the Tyrrell Park Nature Center gift shop, which as a non-profit, all goes back to supporting Cattail Marsh and the Nature Center. You can also purchase a variety of items on ShopBMT, which is run by Beaumont Events.
We’re glad you asked! Check out our full Convention and Visitors Bureau Marketing Plan and Mission (PDF).
We do as much as we can to promote events in Beaumont and the greater Southeast Texas region. Check out our submission policy and if your event meets the criteria, you can submit it for possible inclusion.
No, Ben J. Rogers on I-10 is the regional visitor's center funded through Jefferson County tax. The Convention and Visitor's Bureau at 505 Willow Street is open to the public Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. They provide free brochures, maps, and promotional materials for all the area attractions. You can also rent a Beaucycle here, grab a cup of coffee, and ask our amazing staff about their favorite places in Southeast Texas.
The Meet Beaumont team is here to assist with any meeting or event you want to hold in Beaumont. From site selections and program planning to tours and accommodation bids, they offer free services that include hospitality packets, dignitary liaisons, public relations, information tables, registration assistance, welcome banners and signage, and promotional items.
Please note: Stipulations apply and all information is required four weeks prior to the event. Get in touch to learn more.
An acceptable form of photo ID
Your printed sample ballot or handwritten notes
An assistant, if needed
You must manually select each of your choices for every contest. Candidates will have the party they are affiliated with listed under their names.
After you print your ballot from the voting machine, you must scan your printed ballot into the machine near the exit. The Scan records your vote digitally two different ways, and stores the paper ballot in the secured box it sits on. When you see the American flag on the screen, you have successfully cast your ballot. For multiple pages of ballot paper, insert the pages one at a time and wait until you see the flag before repeating the process with your second sheet.
To cure your ballot means to fix an error so that it can be officially counted.
If you voted provisionally because you did not have an appropriate ID or supporting document, then you must cure your ballot within six days of the election.
Mail-In Ballots must be requested at the beginning of every year from the County Clerk’s office (409) 835-8475. See more information on their website.
Contact the County Clerk’s office (409)835-8475 and they will walk you through the necessary changes.
Group tours of the 911 Operations Center and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are available by appointment. An appointment can be made by calling 409-980-7227.
Yes, each individual who needs assistance during an emergency event must register to register. Nursing homes or assisted living facilities should fill out the "facility form" rather than the individual form.
With their permission, a family member or volunteer can register another individual through 2-1-1 or by filling out a registration form.
Your information will be kept in the system for 1 year. You should re-register after that time period.
You should contact 2-1-1 to re-register if you move or no longer need assistance. You can also contact your local Emergency Management Coordinator to be removed from the system.
No, your information will be provided to participating local governments for their use in developing emergency management plans and to assist them in preparedness and response activities. Each local government uses the information in different ways and registering in the system does not guarantee that you will receive additional assistance during an event. Contact your local Emergency Management Coordinator to determine their level of participation in this program.
You will not receive confirmation from the State if you register. If you fill out the form and fax or email it to the contact information on the form and they have questions or cannot read your writing, they may contact you to clarify the information. In addition, a local government representative MAY contact you to confirm that they have the correct information or to clarify information provided.
The Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN) service allows authorized personnel to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number stored in the notification database. With the STAN service, authorized users can send thousands of messages in minutes. Only authorized officials are allowed access to the system.
Authorized officials record a voice message that is then delivered quickly to individual phones in the notification database.
Any message regarding the safety or welfare of our community would be disseminated using the STAN service. Examples would include: evacuation or shelter-in-place notices, severe weather warnings and updates, hazardous traffic or road conditions inside the city or affected local routes, and any other situation that could impact the safety, property, or welfare of our citizens.
Information from all providers, even previous providers, are incorporated into this system's databases.
It is our intention and hope that every residence and commercial facility in our community be included in the notification database. The City has access to all phone lines for emergency calls through the 911 system. Additionally, you may request to have a special or cellular number be entered into our database for priority calling.
Yes, we can accept cell phone numbers in the database and encourage you to request that your number be included.
Southeast Texas Alerting Network (STAN™) is a service of The NTI Group, Inc. (NTI). NTI takes security and privacy concerns very seriously and does not sell, trade, lease or loan any data about our clients to any third party. From a technical perspective, we utilize multiple physical and virtual layers of firewalls to maintain data security. NTI only utilizes secure transmissions with its customers. No confidential information is ever transmitted between NTI and its customers using email or FTP, but rather always utilizes either a VPN tunnel or SSL. Data is hosted in state-of-the-art facilities which require photo identification, thumb-print recognition, keyed access, and are manned 24/7 with full-security personnel. All data is encrypted prior to being placed on tape for offsite storage. NTI also retains an external, independent security firm to perform annual security audits.
There are several varieties of call screening devices which use differing protocols for screening. In general, the system has been found to work with these devices; but, some may require some type of pre-programming to allow our city's telephone number to pass through. We may conduct periodic test to assure that messages are being delivered to numbers in the notification database.
For non-residents or owners who reside out of our city, you may request a cellular phone number be included in our database to contact during emergency situations.
Should a situation arise that requires us to contact you at multiple phone numbers, we can activate the system to place a simultaneous call to all of your numbers.
Yes. The area code does not impact whether or not a call is made.
For busy signals, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. The same is true for No-answer and Call-waiting. If the phone is answered by a message recorder, the message will be left on the answering device. If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
Yes, at the end of the message playback, simply press the star (*) key on your telephone to have it repeated in its entirety.
Repeating or looping of messages happens when the system detects excessive noise in the background. This can be caused by loud radio/television volumes, people talking, or busy traffic noise. When you receive the next call, say "hello" once and turn down the volume of your radio/television or press the mute button on your telephone to allow full message delivery.
The city of Beaumont does not distribute sandbags on a routine basis; however, in the event of a voluntary evacuation order or a localized incident of heavy flooding there may be temporary availability on a limited basis.
Local Jefferson County precinct offices Number 4 on Boyt Road and Precinct Number 1 on Highway 90 have may some.
However, the best and quickest option is a local purchase through a home-improvement store.
Listen regularly to your local radio or television stations when the threat of tropical storms or hurricanes exists. Pay close attention when such storms threaten your local area. If it appears that a storm may affect the local area, local officials may order or recommend that residents evacuate and also provide instructions about what people in those areas should do. Be ready to follow the instructions given by local officials. Because it takes time to evacuate heavily populated areas, evacuations may be recommended well before the storm makes landfall.
Public shelters are austere facilities that provide temporary housing for evacuees. Most shelters do not have beds or cots, so you will probably be sleeping on the floor. So pack as if you were going camping. Bring:
Alcoholic beverages, weapons, and drugs are not allowed in public shelters.
Stopping for food or drinks during a large-scale evacuation may significantly delay you in getting to your destination. Some restaurants and stores along hurricane routes may be closed and those that are open are likely to be very crowded. Additionally, once you leave the evacuation route to purchase food or drinks, it may be difficult to re-enter the flow of traffic.
Check on friends and neighbors to make sure they have transportation or to see if they need help in getting essential items together so they can be ready to evacuate. Assist them if you can. If you cannot, help them get in touch with the local emergency management office.
Decide early on where you will go when a hurricane threatens so that you can make preparations. Your general objective should be to move away from the coast and well inland.
Keep in mind that both tropical storms and hurricanes often produce torrential rains and tornadoes well inland. If you plan to stay in an RV or trailer, you might want to avoid campgrounds located adjacent to streams and rivers or whose only access is via a low water crossing. And you may want to seek a campground that has some sort of stout building that could be used as a tornado shelter.
There is no longer a Hologram program. Re-entry will be determined on a case-by-case basis following initial assessment of the City. Safety considerations will be paramount, and arrangements will be made if any area of town is restricted.
If any additional businesses or personnel are needed to get essential city services operational before the Mandatory Evacuation order is lifted, we will use all media forms (as identified below) to disseminate who is eligible to return to the City.
There will also be detailed information updates about the incident, safety messages, advisories, etc. Our goal is to quickly assess critical infrastructure, such as water pressure, potable water, street accessibility, electric power grid, fuel, hospitals, major industry with hazardous material, critical governmental services, etc. If the infrastructure can support citizens returning, our goal is to allow re-entry as quickly as possible. If a particular area is unsafe, re-entry to that area may be limited to essential personnel as noted above.
If you return without permission, you are only delaying the assessment and hindering street clearing, power restoration, adequate water pressure, etc. It slows the recovery and essential restoration process.
The City of Beaumont does not distribute sandbags on a routine basis. However, in the event a "Voluntary Evacuation Order" is issued, or a localized heavy flooding impact threatens, there may be temporary availability of a limited number of empty sandbags for each household. Instructions on how to obtain those sandbags and the process for filling them would be publicized during the time of availability
City of Beaumont EMS responds to 911 calls within Beaumont. We partner with the Beaumont Fire Department as first responders who provide assistance prior to our arrival. Beaumont EMS charges a user fee, just like your doctor's office or the hospital emergency room.
By providing the EMS crew your insurance coverage information, our staff can bill your insurance provider, Medicare, Medicaid, MAP or workers compensation directly, so you can focus on a speedy recovery.
With Beaumont EMS, patient care does not end at the hospital emergency room. Our billing services are all done in-house so we can insure the same high-level customer service as we provide in our 911 Center and on the ambulances.
Update/submit new billing information.
View the Privacy Notice (PDF).
Our billing office is reachable by phone at 409-880-3148 or by emailing EMS Billing. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
Patient request for medical records can be made by telephone at 409-880-3963. The patient must come in person, with a picture ID, to pick them up. If the patient cannot pick up their records due to a valid reason, a representative for the patient can pick up their records with a letter signed by the patient and picture IDs for both the patient and representative. There is a two business day turn around time from request to pick up medical records.
As a governmental agency, Beaumont EMS is not able to adjust an outstanding balance and the State Constitution prohibits us from forgiving any debts that are owed.
The Texas Constitution: Article 3 - Legislative Department, Section 55 - Release or extinguishments of indebtedness to State,County, Subdivision, or Municipal Corporation. The Legislature shall have no power to release or extinguish, or to authorize the releasing or extinguishing, in whole or in part, the indebtedness, liability or obligation of any corporation or individual, to this State or to any county or defined subdivision thereof, or other municipal corporation therein, except delinquent taxes which have been due for a period of at least ten years (Amended November 8, 1932).
If the patient has a surviving spouse, the spouse is responsible for the bill. If the patient had insurance we will file the claim and balance bill the surviving spouse. If the patient is not survived by a spouse the executor of the estate is responsible for ensuring payment. If there is no estate, no insurance and no spouse the account is put on an indefinite hold. We must receive documentation that there is no means to pay the account and a copy of the death certificate.
No, Beaumont EMS only bills the person that used the service.
If you were provided a service that has a fee, you will be billed. You have the right to refuse treatment and transport.
Cost is based on the type of service that was provided, either Advanced Life Support (ALS) or Basic Life Support (BLS). There is also a difference if the patient was transported or not. Cost can be as low as $165 for an aid at scene to a minimum of $740 for a BLS transport for only one mile. Fees are approved by the City Manager.
The cost to operate Beaumont EMS is funded by the various revenue sources of the City of Beaumont, in addition to fees charged to the patients who use the services.
Beaumont EMS takes all 911 calls seriously, and therefore when anyone initiates a call to 911 the emergency system is activated to dispatch a "unit" to the patient. This takes an ambulance unit "out of service" to respond to any other 911 calls, meaning they cannot go on any other emergency calls until they are "cleared" with the patient and with 911 dispatch. Therefore, that unit is being dispatched solely for the patient's care and safety; that unit thus became unavailable to any other calls. There is a cost for the activation of the emergency system, the dispatching of a unit and the medical assistance provided to the patient.
Calling an ambulance does not automatically get you seen faster if your condition does not warrant it. The ER nurse triages your condition to determine your acuity level.
Beaumont EMS charges a user fee, just like your doctor's office or the hospital emergency room. By providing the EMS crew your insurance coverage information, our staff can bill your insurance provider, Medicare, Medicaid, MAP or workers compensation directly, so you can focus on a speedy recovery.
A Temporary Event permit is a maximum of 14 days and a Special Event Permit is a one-day event.
Food permits expire on December 31st of every year.
Low-risk (snow cone and ice cream mobile units) permits are $100 per year. High-risk (full menu temperature foods) permits are $250 per year.
Food prepared in a private home may not be used or offered for human consumption in a Food Establishment.
Contact the Event Services department at 409-838-3435 or email Event Services department.
Visit Beaumont Events, follow Beaumont Events on social media or download the Beaumont Events app.
Contact the Event Services department at 409-838-3435 or email Events.
Contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Division at 409-980-7271.
We're glad you asked! Check out our handy special events guide for everything you need to know about hosting an event in Beaumont.
Explore the Annual Financial Reports.
Browse the adopted budgets.
Search by name and submit a claim for refund (PDF).
Each department of the City is responsible for applying for their own grants based on the needs of their department.
Typically, there is someone designated from each department who, alongside the Grants Accountant in the finance department, oversees and manages the grants.
Instructions to pay EMS and accounts receivable invoices may be found on the back of your invoice. If you have any questions please call 409-880-3772.
Patient requests for invoices may be made by phone at 409-880-3148 or by coming to City Hall (801 Main Street, Suite 110). The person must have a picture ID.
According to the Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual Vol. 1, September, 2012, "If a person is not eligible for medical services under Texas Medicaid on the date of service, reimbursement for all care and services provided must be resolved between the provider and the client receiving the services. Providers are not required to accept Medicaid for services provided during the client's retroactive eligibility period and may continue to bill the client for those services." As of October 1, 2012, the City of Beaumont declares that it is under no obligation to accept Medicaid for services provided during the client's retroactive eligibility period and may continue to bill the client for those services.
Why am I receiving a bill when I gave my insurance information to the paramedic?
The paramedics' number one priority is the treatment and care of the patient. Sometimes complete insurance information is not documented.
How much will my insurance pay?
Insurance companies pay claims based on the type of coverage each individual policy provides. To determine this you must read the contract you have with your insurance company. Medicare and Medicaid will absolutely not pay if you are not transported to a hospital. Medicare and Medicaid will also not pay if you are transported and they do not consider the reason for the transport to the hospital as life or limb threatening. Beaumont EMS does balance bill for any unpaid amount not received from the insurance company.
Why am I getting a bill when my insurance paid?
Beaumont EMS balance bills for all non-Medicare, Tricare, VA, Medicaid and Worker's Compensation insurers. We do not have contracts with private insurance companies therefore we do not waive any unpaid portion of the bill.
If I was involved in an automobile accident, what insurance information do I need to provide?
Auto insurance, if you have personal injury protection (PIP), would be the primary insurance to file. If there is no PIP then submit your medical insurance information.
If I was injured on the job, what information do I need to file a claim?
We need the name of the employer, their physical business address and the name of their worker's compensation carrier.
Payments can be made by cash, check, money order and most credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Flex Cards are not accepted.
Yes, for more information visit the ACI website.
Yes, we will work with you to setup a payment plan that best meets your needs.
Send your payments to:City of BeaumontCentral Collections DivisionP.O. Box 3827Beaumont, TX 77704
If you mail your payments include your account number or payment stub. Do not send cash through the mail.
You do not have to be a registered vendor with the City to bid on our projects. However, once awarded work, you will need to register to receive a purchase order and payment.
Yes. Before a vendor or their employees can perform work on City property, they must provide the required insurance. The correct insurance will be requested from the vendor by the Purchasing Division before a purchase order will be issued to proceed with the work.
No. Any permitting required to perform work in the City will still be required for all City projects.
There are two types of bids: Formal and Informal.
Not every purchase over $50,000 requires formal bidding. Exceptions include, but are not limited to: personal, professional, or planning services; acquisition of land for rights-of-way; emergency purchases; and items with only one source.
The Purchasing Division maintains a list of vendors classified by the type of products or services they provide. If a company has provided a vendor application to the City for the product or service to be solicited, and the database prints out their information, the vendor should receive a copy of the bid solicitation. However, it is the vendor's responsibility to monitor the Bid Opportunities on this site.
All formal bid opportunities are available from the following sources:
See formal and Informal bid specifications (PDF).
After bid opening, all bids are tabulated and evaluated. When a Formal Bid analysis is completed, a recommendation is submitted to City Council. Council votes to approve or reject the recommended bid. If approved, the Purchasing Division will forward an award letter to the successful bidder.
Formal bid tabs will be posted on the City website after approval by City Council. Informal bids are available by open records request. Submit an Open Records Request.
Bid tabs will remain on the City website for 90 days.
If you are an MBE firm and wish to be recognized as such with the City of Beaumont, you must complete and submit the required MBE forms available on this website.
There is no fee to provide a MBE application to the City.
The City is governed by State law which prohibits preferential treatment in the award of bids. The City makes every effort to notify vendors of bids including forwarding all bid notices to the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council for distribution to their members. The overall goals for the City of Beaumont's MBE program participation for construction contracts exceeding $50,000 and for professional services agreements exceeding $25,000 is twenty % (20%), on an annual basis. This is only a goal.
You do not have to be on the City's vendor list prior to responding to a bid.
A Vendor Information packet must be completed and forwarded to the Purchasing Office. Then your company name and products and/or services you provide will be added to the City's database.
There is no fee to provide the vendor information packet to the City.
Yes. If you are providing a service that requires you to work on City premises, i.e., construction, grounds maintenance, demolition, etc., you must provide proof of liability insurance, workers' compensation and automobile liability insurance before beginning work. Insurance requirements are available in the Purchasing Office or included in bid specifications.
You do not have to be on the City's vendor list prior to respond to a bid.
Vendors are removed from the City's database if past performance has been unacceptable, or if mail has been returned with no forwarding address.
Invoices must be submitted to the following address:Accounts PayableCity of BeaumontP.O. Box 3827Beaumont, TX 77704
Or they may be emailed to Invoices.
No. The City of Beaumont is tax exempt and the Purchasing staff can provide your company a copy of the tax exemption certificate.
The City of Beaumont has a local bidder preference policy that can be located on the website. In addition to meeting the definition and requirements of local, the bidder must complete a form to be considered for the preference. The form is included in bid packets when applicable.
Most of the City's water meters are electronic, thus send the usage amounts electronically for billing purposes. When the meters are submerged in water they are not able to send in the usage electronically for the billing purposes. If that occurs, your bill is estimated by calculating an average usage from the prior 3 months and that is what you are billed.
Any water bill that was estimated due to the flooding will be adjusted during the next billing cycle when the actual usage is recorded in the system. If you were billed more than the actual usage, then you will receive a credit for the balance on the next month's water bill.
Qualifying customers may be eligible for payment plans, extended due dates and/or waiver of late fees.
Please call Water Customer Service for details.
Shots records are $5 dollars cash with a valid identification (providing the record can be located in the state database).
Children 18 and under with Medicaid, uninsured or underinsured. Adults 19 and over with no insurance.
We do not offer travel vaccines.
We are a walk-in clinic - no appointments are required.
Each certified copy of a birth certificate is $23. You can get one from our office or online with proper identification.
We can only provide birth certificates if you were born in Texas. Please contact the state registrar in the state you were born.
The abstract (short-form) birth certificate only contains the individual's:
The original long-form birth certificate will contain detailed information regarding the birthplace including hospital name, city of birth, and additional parent information. It is advisable when applying for a passport that you obtain the long-form version of your certificate.
Visit the WIC Texas website and select apply or call 409-654-3652.
You can find more information on the WIC Texas website.
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A lot! We have full-time and part-time opportunities in many departments, both civilian and public safety that are entry level through senior management. To view all current openings, visit our Careers Portal.
All full-time civilian employees have the option to receive:
Please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator, Kaltrina Minick by email or by calling 409-880-3727.
Please check out the following:
Yes, the Libraries offer free eBooks and free eAudiobooks through 2 online portals: Overdrive and Cloud Library from Bibliotheca. Cloud Library is a consortium with dozens of other libraries around the State of Texas. Both have links to sign in from our website and more information.
Anyone living within Beaumont city limits is eligible to receive a free residential library card. Bring your Texas identification (ID) with a current address to any of the 4 circulating libraries and staff would be happy to assist. Anyone from outside the city may also get a non-resident card for a nominal fee.
Yes, each library offers free access to computers and Wi-Fi. Your library card is used to access the computers. Ask a staff member to help you!
Yes, English as a Second Language Classes are offered at the Main Library in the mornings and 2 evenings a week. Please contact the Literacy Department at 409-835-7924 for a schedule of classes.
Yes! The Maurine Gray Literacy Center assists students preparing for the GED. Please call 409-835-7924 for more information and to get started studying for your GED.
Give us a call at 409-833-2759, or send us an email.
Yes, usually workshops are held on a quarterly basis. You can call the library at 409-833-2759 to inquire or visit the Tyrrell Historical Library Facebook page and/or the Beaumont City Calendar.
Books can be located on the Beaumont Public Library System Online Catalog. Local history archive collections are available on the library's ArchivesSpace website. Digitally scanned materials can be accessed on the library's CONTENTdm website.
You can call the library at 409-833-2759, or submit your question by email.
The regular operating hours of the library are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm. The library is located at 695 Pearl Street in downtown Beaumont.
The Municipal Court is dedicated to providing access to fair and equal justice to all who appear before the court. The municipal court is the judicial branch of the city government. In addition, the municipal court is part of the state judicial system.
The municipal court processes and adjudicates all Class "C" misdemeanor violations of state law and city ordinances that occur within the corporate limits of the city. All traffic violations issued by the city are processed by the court. Punishment for these offenses is by fine only.
The court maintains records of all traffic and misdemeanor complaints and convictions, processes payments of fines, prepares documents and schedules trials, notifies witnesses and attorneys of court dates, processes overdue notices of outstanding fines, and collects data for reporting purposes. The office also processes warrants issued for non-payment of outstanding fines.
Phone: 409-980-7200Email Municipal Court
The Beaumont Municipal Court has Walk-In Sessions:
With the Beaumont Municipal Court, you are unable to select a specific Judge to see.
Judges are available:
The Warrant Listing located on the City of Beaumont Website is updated weekly. You may also call to speak to a clerk at 409-980-7200.
Your citation number is located on the top of the citation you received, or the summons that was sent to you by mail.
The Beaumont Municipal Court only handles Class C Misdemeanors. Anything Related to Marriage/Divorce will need to be obtained at the Jefferson County Court House located at 1149 Pearl Street Beaumont, Texas 77701.
A plea of not guilty means that you are informing the court that you deny guilt or that you have a defense in your case, and that the State must prove what it has charged against you. To Plea Not Guilty you may do one of the following:
4. With a clerk at the Beaumont Municipal Court. Cash, Money Orders, Check, and Credit / Debit Cards are accepted.Please bring a Valid IDMonday through Friday 8 am TO 5 pm
5. Night Deposit Box - Check or Money Order only.Located on the Forsythe side of the Beaumont Municipal Court.
No, A notable distinction exists between neighborhood associations (NAs) and homeowners associations (HOAs): NAs operate on a voluntary basis, whereas HOAs are typically established by developers to fund the upkeep of shared amenities and maintain a desired aesthetic standard within the community. HOAs generally require membership fees upon purchasing a home in the community. Once the neighborhood is fully developed, a property management organization may assume the developer's responsibilities in managing the HOA.
NAs, on the other hand, consist of volunteers who collaborate to address community concerns like enhancing the neighborhood's appearance or addressing safety issues such as intersections or sidewalks. NAs often collaborate with local officials to tackle these matters. They may also organize social events or maintain contact information for neighborhood residents. Unlike HOAs, NAs lack the legal authority to impose fees or restrictions on residents.
No, each neighborhood association is its own entity and run by individuals within the organization.
The old system was outdated and no longer being supported by the vendor. In our evaluation of new providers, First Billing was selected because it offered new options for our customers to be able pay by text or phone and will eventually integrate with other departments to be able to offer additional online bill payment options. We are always looking to provide the best possible service to our customers.
If you had a Click2Gov Account and want to continue paying your bills online or are a water customer who wants to start paying their bills online, yes.
No, you can log on as a guest.
To sign up, you'll need your service zip code and water billing account number, which you'll find at the top of your current paper bill or online in your current online Click2Gov account. It is important to note the account numbers are case sensitive and do not require any preceding zeros but do require the dash. Once you have this number, go to our billing website and select "don't have an account yet." You set your own username (anything you'll remember 6 to 50 characters) and password.
Account numbers are case sensitive. Please try again using no preceding zeros but use the dash. We've included a photo to help. If you still have trouble, please call Paya's support number at 877-589-9210 (Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CST).
The City of Beaumont has a variety of payment options and the terminology can be confusing. Here are the various payment options and which have associated fees:
AUTO-PAY - this new portal (First Billing Services, which is replacing Click2Gov on 3/15) - With auto-pay, you pay with your credit/debit card or e-check online, both have a small convenience charge.
The customer fees are as follows:
AUTO-DRAFT - Setup through a Form at City Hall
Auto-draft (ACH) can be setup through a form at City Hall, which is automatically deducted from your checking account and has no fee. You can always pay at Central Collections at City Hall with no fee through the window.
You can pay by mail with no fees.
You can also initiate a bill pay through your bank's online bill pay service. There would be no charge from the City or First Billing for this, but there may be a fee from your bank. You'd need to contact them for more information.
If it was through Click2Gov, yes you will need to setup a new account. If it was through your personal bank - you'll want to check with them.
Yes, you can always pay at Central Collections at City Hall with no fee through the window or fill out a form to setup auto-draft (ACH), which is automatically deducted from your checking account and has no fee.
Yes, there would be no charge from the City or First Billing for this, but there may be a fee from your bank. You'd need to contact them for more information.
We are notifying people through multiple avenues online and offline for a month+ so everyone has time to transition. There have been posts on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Next Door), inserts in the water bills, text on the water bills, press releases and notices on the website, announcements in the newspapers, and on TV on Channel 4. We use every channel we have at our disposal to let people know so they're not caught off guard.
You cannot reserve an entire park, as those are open to the entire community, but you can reserve a park shelter or community center.
Yes, parties are allowed, provided that all ordinances are followed. You can have a jump house and/or a tent, but we do not provide electricity or water. You will need to provide your own power. No personal grills or alcohol are permitted in any city park.
Alcohol is not allowed in city parks or community buildings, unless it is a City-sponsored event such as Oktoberfest, for example.
Park shelters are available all over the city on a first, come first serve basis. They are covered and offer seating with trashcans. They can be reserved for no charge by calling 409-839-3613.
There are four community centers at Alice Keith, Central Park, John Paul Davis, and Rogers Park. Community centers come equipped with a kitchen (no stove), refrigerator, 200 chairs, 30 six-foot tables, and restrooms. They can be reserved for a fee by calling 409-839-3613 or submitting the booking inquiry form.
The City of Beaumont has 36 parks, 10 splash pads, four community centers, two pools, two hike and bike trails, one golf course, one dog park, one activity center, and one tennis center. Check out our Parks and Recreation Guide (PDF) to learn more.
A lot! There's tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, track, archery, disc golf, futsal, pickleball, and plenty of other team and individual sports to participate in. Learn more on the Recreation page.
Alice Keith Pool, Magnolia Pool and the 10 splash pads are open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day pending no staffing issues with lifeguards.
Camp registration typically opens in early April for two sessions - June and July. It is available for children ages 5 to 12 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Every year, the City invests in improvements. In 2023, there was a 1.4 million dollar budget allocated to 11 Parks projects. Follow City Council for updates on specific projects and timelines.
You can apply for a permit online on our Building Codes page.
The easiest way is to simply call 311, email Beaumont 3-1-1, or submit through the City’s smartphone app: Beaumont 311.
You can call our office at 880-3719, call 311 or check the status on our Beaumont311 smart phone app.
Per Ordinance - Section 14.03.052 Maintenance of sidewalks, driveways, and alleys the maintenance of any driveway, sidewalk, or alley shall be the responsibility of the owner or lessee of the property served by the driveway, sidewalk, or alley. Before constructing, reconstructing, repairing, or altering any driveway or sidewalk, a permit shall be approved by the Engineering Department and obtained from the Building Codes Division. Apply for a permit online.
An application for a grading permit shall be submitted prior to beginning construction activities of any type, including clearing, leveling activities, and resurfacing or repairing a parking lot for any construction site for which grading activities at the site will disturb in total four-hundred-fifty (450) or more square feet of land surface area. View General Grading Permit Information (PDF) to learn more.
If more than 450 or more square feet of land surface area will be disturbed with the tree removal, then a Grading Permit is required. Simply cutting down a tree does not require a permit.
Temporary Erosion Control Measures are required for all construction sites during construction. A silt fence is the most common form of temporary erosion control. Please see the City of Beaumont Grading Permit Information or the City of Beaumont Watershed Protection Ordinance for more details on Temporary Erosion Control Measures.
All storm sewer pipes within the city's right-of-way or proposed right-of-way must be either reinforced concrete pipe (RCP) or high-performance polypropylene pipe (HP Storm).
After ensuring that your permit is approved, that you have paid the associated fee, and that it has been issued, you will need to schedule a "Culvert Grade Set" inspection. The City of Beaumont survey crew will establish the required pipe size as well as give information for the cut/fill required to place the culvert on the correct grade in the ditch. After installation of the culvert, you will need to schedule a "Culvert Install" Inspection.
Code Enforcement - you can reach them at 409-880-3146 or by calling 311.
You can call 311 or schedule the inspection directly through the City of Beaumont Cityworks online permit portal - in both instances you will need your permit number.
A Street Cut and Barricading permit shall be required of any person, except the City, who undertakes to perform work or other activity upon, in, under, or above any public right-of-way which requires that the right-of-way be partially or completely closed, except for a few cases that are exempt. To see the list of exemptions please visit the City of Beaumont Ordinance 14.03.182. This permit can be obtained through the Cityworks Online Permit Portal under the Engineering tab.
Please contact Streets and Drainage at 409-838-5046 or call 311 and we will send a crew out.
Please contact Water Utilities at 409-880-0062 or report it to 311.
Stop signs will not be installed for the sole purpose of slowing down speeders. The purpose of a stop sign is to assign right-of-way and the traffic conditions must meet specific criteria per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Installing unwarranted, or unnecessary, stop signs has proven to have adverse effects on the surrounding area.
Federal standards discourage the use of these types of signs due to a widespread false belief that these signs provide added protection. Studies have shown there is no long-term reduction in travel speeds.
Existing streetlights are owned and maintained by Entergy. Streetlights that are out can be reported on their website or by calling 311.
Requests for new streetlights will be evaluated by Public Works - Engineering and a work order will be submitted to Entergy if the request is deemed appropriate. Streetlights will only be installed to illuminate city streets. Lights will not be installed on private property or in alleys.
If the fence is less than or equal to 6 feet tall and is located on private property, then a permit is not required. If the fence is over 6’ tall, it will need to be windstorm certified. A fence cannot extend into the city’s right-of-way or block an easement or alley. Tapering the height of the fence so that it gradually gets shorter as it gets closer to the road is a common practice, but not required.
Please see the guidelines here
Please see our road diet FAQ here.
We will dispatch a crew to remove debris and blockage from your drainage. The expected response time is 5 to 10 days depending on call volume.
We will schedule a sweeper for your area. The expected response time is 1 to 3 days depending on call volume.
We will send a crew out to investigate and complete the repair if necessary. Expected response times are 1 to 3 days depending on call volume. Concrete panels would take longer.
Yes, fill out this request form (PDF) and pay the fee to have a street sign made.
The street lights in residential areas belong to Entergy. The best way to report a street light is not working properly is to go to Entergy's website. They have an "Entergy Texas" app you can use to report outages. You can also call 311 and we will report it to Entergy.
The cameras do not record video. They are used for vehicle detection only. When a vehicle approaches an intersection the cameras send a signal to the controller to change the sequence.
Anyone is eligible to paint a traffic box. However, if you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent or guardian to sign the Traffic Box Painting Agreement (PDF) as well as the Minor Release Form (PDF). Once you've signed the agreement, please email City Art your artwork, or you can fax it to 409-880-3712. You can also mail it to or drop it off at:
City Hall801 Main StreetSuite 330Beaumont, TX 77701
Currently, all traffic boxes have been assigned.
Access Google Maps to see all of the boxes color coded as available (green), assigned (blue), in progress (yellow), and completed (red).
The artwork does not have to be in color to be approved, it may simply be sketches, but it does need to contain all of the images and text that you plan to paint on the box.
Please be aware that if content is painted that was not approved you may be asked to remove or modify it. If a box is painted that was not assigned to that artist it will be primed over so that the assigned artist can paint it.
You can email City Art, or call 409-880-3752 with all questions.
Each time it rains, water washes over our streets, driveways, and yards picking up pollutants along the way and flowing into our storm drains. This runoff may contain pollutants such as motor oil, yard clippings, pet waste, litter, lawn chemicals, anti-freeze, or other materials, which can pollute our water supply as well as clog pipes and culverts which can lead to flooding. Known as "Non-Point Source Pollution", it is the largest threat to our waterways today. Sometimes, pollutants are dumped directly into storm drains by neighbors who don't know any better. Sometimes, they are washed off of roofs, driveways, streets, and parking lots by rainfall runoff. Contrary to popular opinion, our storm drains are NOT connected to treatment systems. Whatever enters the drain is discharged directly, untreated, into our local waterways!
The City of Beaumont was issued an NPDES Storm Water Discharge Permit for its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) in August of 1998 and continues to implement the program through subsequent permits. In response to the issuance of the permit, the City has implemented numerous Best Management Practices (BMPs) in City Departments to help minimize stormwater pollution. These BMPs include responsible ways for dealing with chemicals and other materials which may have a negative impact on water quality as well as training City employees on how they can perform their daily tasks in a way that will minimize the potential for polluting our local waterways. In addition, the City of Beaumont created and enacted the Watershed Protection Ordinance to address and enforce a policy that will reduce stormwater pollution in Beaumont, and the City has produced numerous public education materials to educate the general public on stormwater pollution.
One new public education campaign involves the placing of stencils on storm drains throughout the city. These stencils, which contain an image of a fish and the slogan "No Dumping. Drains to River." will help spread the message that stormwater, as well as any other substance that enters the storm drain, flows directly to local waterways and has the potential to harm fish and other wildlife.
To begin with, you can look over the material provided on this website, especially the Pollution Prevention page, which includes many helpful tips for keeping our waters clean. You can also become involved in activities that help reduce pollution in the City of Beaumont. To find out about volunteer opportunities, contact the Engineering Division at 409-880-3725.
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City staff or private contractors are responsible for mowing all parks.
There are 36 parks.
Pickleball lines have been painted (with portable nets) on tennis courts at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center. Additionally, there are pickleball lines on two of the tennis courts at Rogers Park, but you would need your own net.
No, alcohol is not allowed in city parks or community buildings, unless it is a City-sponsored event such as Octoberfest, for example.
Please call 409-838-3613 for more details.
It is permissible to use your own grill. However, vehicles are not allowed in the park.
Specific parks allow for potential vending opportunities. Please call 409-838-3613 for more details.
Yes, you can play indoor basketball at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center at 2930 Gulf Street.
The Sterling Pruitt Activity Center has a weight room and multi-purpose rooms. The Lakeside Center at 150 Magnolia Street also has various exercise programming. If you have questions regarding the Lakeside Center, please call 409-838-1902.
Yes, there is a pro shop inside the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center.
City-sponsored teams include the Summer Track Program. Other sports leagues are managed and maintained by private groups.
Please contact our Recreation Division at 409-838-3613, ext. 1213.
The staff is considering all options. This playground was built in the early 1980s and has served countless citizens since then.
Yes. However, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that the grounds are returned to the same condition as they were before the bounce house was erected.
City pools (Magnolia Park and Alice Keith Park) are open between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 pm.
Splashpads are open year-round (maintenance/weather permitting). They are located at the following parks: Central, Charlton-Pollard, Cottonwood, Halbouty, Liberia, Perlstein, Pine Street, Roberts, Rogers, and Sprott.
Camp registration typically opens in early April for two sessions - June and July. It is available for children ages 5 to 12 on a first-come, first serve basis.
Summer camp information is available at the Sterling Pruitt Activity Center. Call 409-838-3613 for more information.
In order to rent a community building, or to reserve a park shelter, call the PARD Administrative Office at 409-838-3613 - Option 3. Our parks, however, are not available for rental. Further questions can be answered by calling 409-838-3613 - Option 3.
There are four community centers at Alice Keith, Central Park, John Paul Davis, and Rogers Park. Community centers come equipped with a kitchen (no stove), refrigerator, 200 chairs, 30 six-foot tables, and restrooms. They can be reserved for a fee by calling 409-839-3613 or submitting the booking inquiry form.
Visit the Reserve page to get started.
The City of Beaumont has 36 parks, 10 splash pads, four community centers, two pools, two hike and bike trails, one golf course, one dog park, one activity center, and one tennis center. Check out our Parks and Rec Guide to learn more.
Park shelters are available all over the city on a first, come first serve basis. They are covered and offer seating with trashcans. They can be reserved for no charge by calling 409-839-3613. Community Centers can be reserved for a fee by calling 409-839-3613 or filling out the booking inquiry form.
Within Beaumont City Limits, yes, You can check availability by submitting this inquiry form.
If you are selling or giving away food not from a licensed establishment you must have both a food handler certification and temporary food permit (PDF). Your food handler certification can be completed with an online course. You apply for a Temporary Food Permit from the Environmental Health Office at least one week prior to the event. Temporary Event Food Permits are required for events where six or more food booths will be in operation. See more information regarding temporary food permits or food handler certification.
For information about how to operate a mobile food unit or hire one for your event, please visit Environmental Health or call 409-832-7463.
Any requests to block a street, close part of a road, or host a parade is required to submit the Parade Permit (PDF) application to Beaumont Police Department. Contact the Traffic Unit at 409-980-7271 or fax the request to 409-980-2525. All applications must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Block closures are only given out under certain, limited circumstances. No closure can be approved which would affect the access/egress of any private, residential property. This restriction limits the number of block closures which can be granted.
Any requests to block a street, close part of a road, or host a parade are required to submit the Parade Permit (PDF) application, which will be reviewed by the Beaumont Police Department. For parades, there is a $250 permit fee for both commercial and nonprofit entities. Commercial entities are also required to pay for all associated costs including police overtime, barricades, and cleanup costs. For more information, contact the Beaumont Police Department Traffic Unit at 409-980-7271.
Please call 311 to report the issue.
Please call 311 to alert the lift station crew.
Yes, the City has dress up crews that will restore your yard.
Always call 311 to have the water and sewer department look at it first. We'll always come out to inspect for no charge and if the stoppage is on the City's side, the City will unstop the line for free. If we determine the issue to be on the customer side, we'll then advise you to call a plumber.
Anyone who falls under the following definition shall be required to install a grease trap:
Commercial Grease Generator: All commercial food preparation and food service establishments that may discharge grease, including but not limited to bakeries, caterers, butcher shops, cafes, clubhouses, delicatessens, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, institutions, or similar places where meat, poultry, seafood, dairy products, fried foods or other foods are prepared or served, but shall not apply to any residence not used for the commercial preparation and sale of food items or to an exempt establishment.
A commercial establishment that:
The Water Quality Manager shall make a decision in regard to all requests for an exemption.
Any facility that does not fall under the set exempt categories can still apply to be exempt from installing a grease trap. An application will be provided upon request and based upon the answers given, the Water Quality Manager will make a decision regarding the facility's grease trap requirements.
All backflow preventers must be tested on an annual basis.
The City will only accept a backflow test report through our web-based tracking system.
Yes, your water is safe to drink. We are regulated by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and we meet or exceed the parameters for water safety and quality, as established by the regulatory entity.
The City of Beaumont has three ground water wells in Hardin County as well as a Surface Water Treatment Plant on Pine Street that receives water from the Neches River upstream of the Salt Water Barrier.
Naturally occurring minerals (primarily iron and manganese) flowing with the water are typically to blame for water discoloration. These minerals, which are heavier than water, settle in water pipelines when water usage is low - especially during winter months. When the water flow and pressure through the water pipes increases again (due to irrigation, construction, etc.) the minerals are stirred up and flow out of your faucets when you turn on the tap. The City of Beaumont maintains routine water flushing schedules to minimize water discoloration by "flushing out" the system on a regular basis. The City will also flush in an area when discolored water is reported to 311.
If discoloration occurs, run the cold water at one faucet for about 5 minutes, and you should see the water clear. (Running the hot water pulls from the water heater, which could make the problem worse.) If the water fails to clear after 5 minutes, call 311 to report the issue.
For most people, discolored water is not harmful if consumed. It does look bad, however, and not wanting to drink it is perfectly understandable. Some people may be more vulnerable to substances in drinking water than the general population. People who have compromised immune systems, such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice from their health care providers about drinking water that is discolored. If you experience discolored water that does not clear after a few minutes of flushing the cold water please call 311.
It is not recommended that you use discolored water to do laundry. The discolored water could stain any clothing, but whites are especially susceptible.
Call 311 to report any issues or concerns.
You can find the most recent Annual Water Quality Report on the Water and Sewer Services page of our website. You can also find our analytical results and compliance with state and federal regulations on the TCEQ's Texas Drinking Water Watch (DWW) website.
The City of Beaumont's drinking water is produced from the Neches River and groundwater wells.
The City of Beaumont's drinking water has never exceeded the lead and copper levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The water rates are structured to cover operational costs as well as ongoing infrastructure upgrades necessary to maintain the City's water system. We do what we can to keep costs as low as possible while providing safe drinking water for citizens.
The Contractor is required to restore the site no more than 14 days after installation, testing, and inspection is complete. They're allowed to work up to 2,000 linear feet at once before dress-up.
After renewal of our wastewater system, any rain water that may have drained into our system should no longer infiltrate our lines. It is possible that over the years your property may have changed and no longer drains directly to the street. If you notice ponding water after wastewater main repairs, you need to restore the ability of your yard to drain to the street, where the storm sewer system is located. Neither the City of Beaumont Water Utilities Department nor the Contractor is responsible for the grading or drainage of private property.
Depending on the purpose of the meter, you may need approval from Planning and Zoning. Rules and Regulations can vary with use. Generally, you will call Water Administration at 409-866-0026 for a water meter quote. Once the quote is paid at Building Codes, a work order is generated for installation. Once the meter has been installed, you must set up an account at Customer Service at City Hall.
That question is usually decided by the building designer or engineer. Small meters range from 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Commercial meters can range from 3 inches and larger in diameter. Contact your engineer.
Did you mark the meter location with a blue flag? Water Utilities operates on a schedule. The blue flag will determine if the crew stops at your location. If no flag is seen, the crew continues to the next installation. Typically installations are completed with 14 days pending weather and other repairs.
Sometimes there are circumstances that dictate different meter and tap locations. We will not install any meter or tap without them being located.
Due to the lack of rain and excessive heat this summer, the City of Beaumont is experiencing excessive water demands, which has triggered the drought contingency plan in the City ordinance.
Each stage is triggered by a different level of demand on the system, and each stage requires usage levels to rescind for a period of three (3) consecutive days in order to be brought back down. Currently (8/15), we are in Stage 3, which will last a minimum of three days. If we reduce our usage enough to go back down to Stage 2, that will last three days, then Stage 1, which is voluntary restrictions for another three days. You can read more about the stages and requirements here >> https://ecode360.com/38683374
NO, the water is not unsafe to drink; there is just excessive customer demand at this time. A few other cities in Southeast Texas are under boil water notices that are unrelated to this.
Water customers in the City of Beaumont are being asked to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes during this time.
• Irrigation of landscaping to hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only
• Washing of motor vehicles, motorbike, boats, trailers, airplanes, and other vehicles
• Filling, refilling, and adding to indoor or outdoor swimming, wading, or jacuzzi pools
Designated days are Sundays and Thursdays for customers with street addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) and Saturdays and Wednesdays for customers with street addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9), between the hours of midnight and 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to midnight.
• Hose-end sprinklers
• Wash-down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas
• Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection
• Use of water for dust control
• Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street
• Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s)
• Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except when necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system
• All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron
No. This has nothing to do with the salinity or quality of the water, just the volume of customer demand.
City crews have been working extended hours to repair the reported water breaks and are evaluating other options to help expedite the process, many of which have been exacerbated by the drought conditions. We prioritize major breaks which will have the greatest impact upon our water system over smaller leaks but want you to know this one has been noted and is on our radar. We appreciate your patience and ask that if you do continue to see increased pressure or a fire hydrant running, please note the address and continue to report it to 311.
Car washes and other commercial entities will be affected if we reach Stage 4, which will require them to limit hours of operation.
Not while the restrictions are in effect.
They're on automated irrigation systems. We're working our way through the list - they will all be turned off shortly. While restrictions are in effect, the City will only be watering flowers on designated days by handheld hose.
The City will be reducing or discontinuing the flushing of water mains, discontinuing fire hydrant flushing, reducing or discontinuing irrigation of public landscaping, implementing measures to return all system components to full production capacity, and aggressively locating and repairing water main leaks and breaks. Use of water from hydrants shall be limited to firefighting, related activities, or other activities necessary to maintain public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens.
Billing is always based on usage. If you didn't use more, the bill will be about the same. If you conserve and use less, the bill will be less.
Be mindful and make a concerted effort to help minimize your usage. The quicker we can work together to conserve water, the quicker the restrictions can be lifted.
YES. The City is doing this to ensure the water continues to be safe for drinking, bathing and other normal uses.
NO. The water during this entire process is perfectly safe. We’re doing this to avoid a boil water notice.
It is their choice to provide bottled water to patrons. If it’s being done, it’s a taste preference, not a safety requirement.
Check out our chart – at the beginning and end of the process, it’s expected to experience a musty/earthy taste or smell – this will occur for 3-4 days around August 22 and September 12. As the chlorine makes its way through the system, a chlorine smell or taste is normal. You can expect this to last from approximately August 29-September 11. If you notice the musty/earthy odor or smells or something different than chlorine, please report it to 311 and crews can come out and flush.
Should you experience any taste, odor, or discoloration in your water, please report it to 311. We are actively working to fix every current issue reported to us and are taking steps to prevent future issues. Calls to 311 for Taste/Odor and Discoloration have dropped significantly. Reporting done through the app will also allow you to see if a report has already been filed. Please note that smelling or tasting higher levels of chlorine is normal during the Free Chlorine Conversion process. This will not go away until we are back on chloramines.
Nitrification causes the total loss of chlorine and monochloramine residual. Low or no disinfectant residual may allow the growth and persistence of bacteria, which can lead to many more issues, including potential illness.
A temporary conversion to free chlorine is the only way to “starve” ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB). Otherwise, bacterial colonies continue to grow because they continue to have access to “food” in the form of ammonia. Free available ammonia is not present in the water if there is a free chlorine residual. This is a well-documented and common procedure for cities.
Run your cold water for 2-3 minutes. If the taste/smell issue does not clear up then call 311 and crews will come out and flush the closest fire hydrant to your address.
Flushing is an expected and necessary part of this process to help the free chlorine make its way through the system. We are very conscientious of the drought and are only opening required hydrants as long as necessary. We appreciate your help and understanding conserving as much water as possible while we remain in drought conditions.
No, the conversion process is a common practice, but has been exacerbated by the ongoing drought. Our conservation restrictions are currently at Stage 2. If we must change the stage, you will be notified. Should you see any water leaks, please report these to 311. We encourage you to see if a report has already been filed by checking the 311 app or looking at the location of the leak for a wooden stake painted blue. A wooden stake painted blue means that the report has been investigated, and it is already on our schedule to be fixed.