Boards & Commissions

Apply to serve on a board, commission, or committee, please fill out an application.

The City of Baytown has many boards, commissions, and committees, made up primarily of resident volunteers who provide their insight and expertise to support and advise City Council and staff on a variety of issues and policies.

Community service is a wonderful and rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact on your community. If you are interested in applying to serve on one of the City's boards, you may complete the online form or submit an application to the City Clerk's Office via email to, via fax at 281-420-5891 or by mail or in person at 2401 Market Street, Baytown, Texas 77520.


Board Name  Brief Overview Description 
Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA) Presides over the City's wholesale supplier of water utilities and its facilities, equipment and supplies.  Description of BAWA (PDF)
Baytown Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) Manages sales taxes received for the City's crime control and prevention programs. Description of CCPD (PDF)
Baytown Fire Control, Prevention, and EMS District (FCPEMSD) Manages sales taxes received for the City;s fire control, prevention, and emergency medical services programs.  Description of FCPEMSD (PDF)
Baytown Hospitality Public Facilities Corporations (PFC) Assists the City in financing, refinancing, or providing public facilities.  Description of PFC (PDF) 
Baytown Municipal Development District (MDD) Manages sales taxes received for economic development and park projects. Description of MDD (PDF)
Baytown Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Promotes, develops, encourages and maintains economic development in the area included in Reinvestment Zone No. 1. Description of BRA (PDF)
TIRZ No. One, City of Baytown (TIRZ) Prepares and approves project and financing plan(s) for the reinvestment zone and approves participation agreements for the zone.  Description of TIRZ (PDF)

Non-Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees

Board Name Brief Overview Description
Board of Adjustment (BOA) Hears and decides request for variances and special exceptions to the City's zoning ordinance. Description of BOA (PDF)
Civil Service Commission Recommends rules and regulations regarding fire and police civil service matters and acts as an appeal board for tests and disciplinary actions. Description of Civil Service Commission (PDF) 
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals Hears appeals from decisions of the City's Chief Building Official. Description of Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals (PDF)
Industrial Appraisal Review Board  Hears appeals from industry on valuations included or to be included with their industrial district agreements. Description of Industrial Appraisal Review Board (PDF)
Planning and Zoning Commission  Recommends to City Council the boundaries of various zoning districts and text changes to the zoning ordinance.  Description of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PDF)
Sign Committee Authorizes the relocation, reconstruction, or removal of signs. Description of the Sign Committee (PDF)

Advisory Boards, Commissions and Committees

Board Name  Brief Overview  Description 
Animal Control Advisory Committee Provides input regarding the animal control and adoption center plans, strategies and education, as well as the animal control ordinances. Description of the Animal Control Advisory Committee (PDF)
Baytown Police Advisory Committee Hold public forums to receive input from diverse community groups to enhance understanding through communication and education, to improve and maintain the public trust of the Baytown Police Department. Description of the Baytown Police Advisory Committee (PDF)
Charter Review Committee Reviews the current City charter and recommends possible amendments to propose to the voters of the City of Baytown. Description of the Charter Review Committee (PDF)
Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) Recommends how Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are allocated and establishes goals and priorities for the CDBG Programs, which provide resources for low to moderate income residents.   Description of the CDAC (PDF)
Ethics Commission  Hears ethics complaints and advises the City Council and/or City Manager on matters pertaining to the City's Code of ethics. Description of the Ethics Commission (PDF) 
Library Board  Provides input as to the general rules and regulations covering the policies and operations of the library department. Description of the Library Board (PDF)
Parks and Recreation Board  Assists and advises the City Council on the proper operation of the City's parks and recreational facilities. Description of the Park and Recreation Board (PDF)