The City of Waxahachie leadership and staff realizes the difficulty the COVID-19 outbreak places on our Citizens, and we want to provide as many online resources to the community as possible. While City Hall is staffed, for the safety of our residents and staff, we have closed City Hall to the public and Citizens must conduct City business remotely – though online access or telephone. This situation is temporary, we will get through it together, and our resilient community will bounce back better than ever.
In the meantime, please lean on the following resources to provide information and help conduct any necessary business. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call us at City Hall at 469-309-4000, as we are here to help.
FOR COVID-19 SPECIFIC QUESTIONS: please call 469-309-4474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extension of Local Disaster Declaration - May 4, 2020
NOTE: Essentially, this Declaration extends the previous declaration that was issued on March 16, 2020. This order aligns the City of Waxahachie with those of the State of Texas. Click the above link for more information, including a copy of the signed order in its entirety.
Governor Abbott's Current Executive Order GA-23 - May 18, 2020
Governor's Opening Texas Checklists - Revised May 5, 2020
Governor Abbott's Open Texas Handbook
City Approves Citizen Relief Program
COVID-19 Local Economic Stimulus for Small Businesses
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order to Reopen Texas
Map of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Ellis County
COVID-19 Resources from the State of Texas
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers In Response to COVID-19
Mental Health Hotline Established for COVID-19
Utility Bill Payments
In addition to offering and encouraging communication through phone and email, the City of Waxahachie is not currently assessing late fees or penalties for Utility bills. Residents may also call 469-309-4170 to request to be placed on a payment plan. We want to do our part to make sure our community stays safe, healthy and calm during this time and relieve any stress we can. We will get through this together.
No court dockets will be held for at this time. Court remains open to take payments over the phone or online. You may also call them at 469-309-4070.
Municipal Court Update and Options
ATMOS Energy Bill Assistance
Atmos Energy understands that the coronavirus outbreak may cause some of our valued customers to experience financial difficulty, whether because of illness, quarantine or a disruption at work. As part of its commitment to serving and working with its customers throughout this difficult time, Atmos Energy has temporarily suspended natural gas disconnections.
Statement From ATMOS Energy - Bill Assistance
Report an Issue
Citizens may still report issues such as potholes, code violations, and utilities issues by clicking the following link and submitting the information.
Planning and Permitting Online
Through our Citizen Self Service Portal, residents and developers are now able to apply for permits certain zoning applications online. Additionally, we have waived the online convenience fees for this service during this time. This portal may be accessed by clicking the link below:
Accident Reports Available Online
The City of Waxahachie still currently has open positions. While it is unknown when we may be able to conduct interviews or fill these openings, potential candidates are still encouraged to apply through our online system. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this process together.
Open Records Requests
Citizens may still file open records requests, and we ask you to please use our online form at this time. If you have any questions, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 469-309-4008.
Festival/Event and Itinerant Vendor/Solicitor Permits
The City of Waxahachie is not currently accepting applications for Festivals/Events or Itinerant Vendor/Solicitor Permits at this time.
Waxahachie Animal Services By Appointment Only
Waxahachie Animal Services is still open and staffed, but only open to the public on a "by appointment" basis. This will allow for residents to still adopt animals, as well as claim lost pets during this time. To make an appointment, please call 469-309-4150. Appointments are only available Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm. If you do not get a live person, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as they are able.
Citizens Convenience Station
The Citizen’s Convenience Station (499 Lions Park Road) has returned to normal hours as of Monday, May 11, 2020. Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 8am to 4pm. Please bring proof of residency (water bill or driver's license). For questions regarding the Citizens Convenience Station, please call 972-937-3367 or 469-309-4271.
Park Pavilions and Chautauqua Auditorium Closed
All City Park Pavilions are currently closed and no new applications for pavilion rental are being accepted at this time. Additionally, all previously scheduled events that were to take place at the Chautauqua Auditorium are cancelled until further notice.
Closed City Facilities
The following City-owned facilities are closed to the public at this time: Waxahachie Sports Complex, Waxahachie Civic Center, Waxahachie Senior Activity Center. Nicholas P. Sims Library is also currently closed.
The Farmers Market 2020 season was scheduled to open on April 25, 2020. This opening has been cancelled and an alternative possible opening date has not been determined at this time.