- Feature Links
- Animal Impound
- City Hall / Water Department
- Community Development
- Council, Board, & Commission Meetings
- Municipal Court
- Parks & Recreation
- Police Department
- Public Works
- Recycling Center
For changes to services at the Bay City-Matagorda County Animal Impound, please call 979-323-1706.
City facilities remain closed to the public, however, staff are working during normal business hours. To contact the appropriate departments please use the contact list below.
Payments can be made in the following ways:
- Drive-Through drop box (please no cash)
- HEB walk in payments (cash or debit/credit card)
- Online Bill Pay
- Pay By Phone 833-309-432
For other questions, please email Utility Billing.
The Bay City Community Development Corporation remains open and continues to serve the businesses of Bay City.
Visit Matagorda Open for Business website for business resources available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Email Jessica Russell (Executive Director)
- Email Karen Stephens (Administrative Assistant)
- Email Shelly Story (Mainstreet)
- Phone: 979-245-8081
Due to the City of Bay City practicing social distancing, City Hall Council Chambers will not be open to the public. Citizens may call 979-323-1125 to listen and participate during the live meeting (i.e. public comments and to speak on agenda items). You can watch the live meetings on the City of Bay City Facebook page.
May 4, 2020
Physical services (curbside and drive-through print/fax/copy) have resumed. Staff can be contacted by calling 979-245-6931 Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4 pm.
April 28, 2020
An internal decision was made today to halt physical library services temporarily. We will provide an update when these services will resume once that information is available. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
Please be aware that our online services remain available! Contact a staff member by emailing the Library.
April 24, 2020
All branches of the Bay City Public Library remain closed to the public at this time.
Curbside Pickup will resume beginning Monday, April 27, 2020 following the "Retail to go" executive order by Governor Abbott. Drive-through print/fax/copy is available at the Bay City location only. Both services are available in Bay City on Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Curbside is available at our Sargent location on Thursdays, 9 am to 11 am outside the new library location beginning the week of May 4, 2020.
Follow us on Bay City Public Library Facebook for updates to services and access to virtual programming.
Call 979-245-6931, email the Library, or message us on Facebook for assistance.
As a result of recent of COVID-19 concerns, Bay City Municipal Court is rescheduling all defendants set for Pre-Trial and Show Cause hearings from March 17th, 2020 through May 3rd, 2020 with possible further cancellations/reschedules to come, pending further instruction from the State of Texas regarding public gatherings surrounding COVID-19.
Our hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Friday 8 am until noon a clerk(s) will be available to assist you by phone or email as our offices will remain closed to the public at this time. We will be available from noon until 5 pm for operations limited to email requests, case information requests and correspondence via phone or email.
Address Case / Citation
For the health and safety of our citizens, please consider utilizing the following options to address your case/citation:
- Driving Safety Course: Sign up by calling 979-323-1713 during the hours of 8 am until noon Monday through Friday or 979-323-1647 from noon until 5 pm. You can also email a Driving Safety Course request. Please be advised that you are required to meet certain criteria to be eligible for this option.
- Payment of fine and costs can be made in full over the phone by calling 979-323-1713 Monday through Friday from 8 am until noon or by paying online.
- Payment Plan: Make a payment plan by calling 979-323-1713 during the hours of 8 am until noon Monday through Friday or 979-323-1647 from noon until 5 pm. You can also email to request a payment plan.
- Requesting a Pre-Trial: Request a pre-trail by calling 979-323-1713 during the hours of 8 am until noon Monday through Friday or 979-323-1647 from noon until 5 pm. You can also email to make a Pre-Trial hearing request.
- For any other options not mentioned, please call 979-323-1713 during the hours of 8 am until noon Monday through Friday or 979-323-1647 from noon until 5 pm.
Things to Include with Request
Your request will be reviewed and notice will be provided to you as soon as possible. If you make any handwritten or email requests, please include:
- Citation number
- Date of Birth
- Email address
- Phone number
All City parks and trails are open from sunrise to sunset. Playgrounds are closed until further notice.
- All Playgrounds
- Hilliard Pool
- Riverside Boat Ramp
- Riverside – Overnight Camping
- Valiant (16th Street) Pool
- Amistad Park
- Barkway Dog Park
- Bayridge Park
- Chateaux Oaks Park
- City Field
- Community Park
- Duncan Park
- Hardeman Park
- Henderson Park
- Highland Park
- Le Tulle Park
- Liberty Park
- Mary Withers Park
- Riverside Park
- Day Use Area
- Exercise Trail
- Trail of Tales
- Skate Park
- Southern Pacific Trail
- Sports Complex
- Valiant Park
- Walking Trail
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines
Park and trail users are encouraged to follow CDC guidance and practice physical distancing by remaining a minimum of six feet away from anyone you pass on the trails and avoid areas where people may gather.
Rentals & Reservations
All public and private rentals at pavilions, sport fields, the depot and USO are canceled until further notice. Events may be canceled for a full refund or rescheduled at the request of the renter. We are not accepting any new reservations for private or public events taking place during this time period.
If you have questions, please contact us at 979-323-1660, email Parks and Recreation Department.
Effective March 24, 2020, Bay City Mayor Robert Nelson has enacted a curfew order for anyone under the age of 18 years of age (inside the city limits). The curfew applies between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am each day until the curfew is lifted. This curfew was made county-wide by Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald on March 30, 2020.
If you are needing to make a report, please contact 979-245-8500. We will not accept any civilians to enter the Police Department unless of an emergency.
For changes to services offered through the Public Works Department, call 979-323-1659 during regular business hours.
To report emergencies after normal working hours or on weekends and Holidays, call 979-245-7146 to reach the after hours dispatching service which will contact the appropriate Public Works "on call" personnel. When reporting an emergency, please provide your name, address, telephone number and a brief explanation of the nature of the emergency.
The Recycling Center’s drive-through drop off services have been suspended. Citizens may walk up to the drop off zone to place accepted recyclable materials into the appropriate receptacles.
For more information, call 979-323-1659
The Tourism Department remains closed to the public. Please call 979-323-1176 or email Heidi Martinez for more information.
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