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At no cost, building permit information is accessible online at eGOV PLUS and meeting agenda packets and minutes are available online from 2007 to present.
You must make a written request which includes:
Requestor’s contact information. We would also need you to be very detailed when stating the type of documents you are requesting and if possible, provide a date range in order to narrow the request.
Request may be submitted by one of the following forms:
Click on the general tab and press Submit once you have filled in the information.
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City of BaytownAttn: City Clerk’s Office2401 Market StreetBaytown, Texas 77520
City of BaytownCity Clerk’s Office2401 Market StreetBaytown, Texas 77520
The City Clerk’s Office will "promptly" respond to your request. Requests are generally completed within 10 business days. However, requests may exceed the 10 business days depending on the amount of information you have requested, but you will receive notification from us by the 10th business day informing you if more time is required to comply with your request or if a request for an Attorney General Opinion is necessary.
Costs for Public Information Records are regulated by the Public Information Act and if it is determined that complying with your request will result in the imposition of a charge that exceeds $40, we will provide you with a cost estimate letter as required by Section 552.2615 of the Texas Government Code. A fee schedule, which was adopted by the City Council listing charges for various services, is available for inspection upon request.
Based on a previous determination decision (Open Records Decision No. 684) for all governmental bodies with regard to various exceptions to disclosure in the Public Information Act and other statues, we may redact the following confidential Information:
NOTE: Redacted documents will not be sent to any requestor electronically
Defendant’s full name/ Date of Birth/ Texas Driver’s License (If available) /Citation or Case Number (If available) Include the requestor’s contact information. Request can only include documents or other information that are already in existence.
Request can be made in one of the following forms:
Court Records Request
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The City of Baytown Municipal CourtAttn: Open Records3120 North Main StreetBaytown, Texas 77521Court Information Records Request
The City of Baytown Municipal Court3120 North Main StreetBaytown, Texas 77521
You may be eligible for deferred disposition and have your violation dismissed. However, you will lose that right if you do not request deferred disposition at the court on or before your initial appearance date.
Qualifications are as follows:
Disqualifications are not limited to the above list of qualifications, for instance: if you have a commercial driver’s license you are not eligible for deferred disposition. Deferred disposition may not be granted because of the nature of the charge against you, or your criminal history. All requests that are denied may be set for a court appearance so that you may discuss your specific situation with the judge.
If you are charged with a violation of “Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility” and you have insurance at the time of your initial appearance date, you may be eligible to request deferred disposition. You must be able to provide proof of your insurance at the time of your request and it must be maintained the entire period of your deferment which isusually for 180 days. At the end of your deferred period you MUST bring in proof so the court can verify that you have maintained coverage for the entire deferral period. If you fail to do so then the Judge may find you “guilty” which may result in a conviction being reported to your driving record.
Upon approval of deferred disposition your case will placed on probation for a certain number of days depending on the charge. If you are under the age of 25, and your charge is a "moving violation" you are required by law to complete a defensive driving course as a condition of your deferral. Court cost and special expense fees apply- contact the court for specific information.
You must comply with all of the conditions set forth in your Deferred Disposition order. Failure to comply with any part of the deferral order will result in a fine and conviction reported on your driving record. Failure to pay your fees by the deferral due date or receiving a new violation during your period may violate your deferred disposition order.
All requests must be made in person or by mail to the Baytown Municipal Court.
Judicial records are not subject to the Texas Public Information Act. They must be requested directly from the Baytown Municipal Court.
Baytown Municipal Court3120 N Main StreetBaytown, Texas 77521
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The Court will "promptly" respond to your request. Requests are generally completed within 10 business days. However, request may exceed the 14 business days depending on the amount of information you have requested.
Costs for Public Information Records are regulated by the Code of Ordinances, City of Baytown, Texas.
Requestor’s contact information. We will need you to be very detailed when stating the type of documents you are requesting and if possible, provide a date range in order to narrow the request.
Click on the POLICE button and press Submit once you have filled in the information.
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City of BaytownAttn: Police Department3200 N. Main StreetBaytown, Texas 77521
City of BaytownPolice Department3200 N. Main StreetBaytown, Texas 77521
Accident reports are not subject to the Act and may be requested directly from the Baytown Police Department or the Texas Department of Transportation ("TxDOT").
For more information please visit the Police Department Accident Report page or TxDot Crash Reports and Records page.
These requests are handled by our Police Department and should be requested as a Police request instead of a General request. Please provide date, time, and location of the incident, as well as any other information, including phone numbers from which calls were placed, if known.
NOTE: Redacted documents will not be sent to any requestor electronically.
To obtain copies of police reports, you need to provide case number(s), if available. Also, please provide date, time, and location of the incident, as well as any other information, including names of persons involved. It will help us serve you better if you include as much detailed information as possible.
Yes, you may qualify to take a Driving Safety Course as long as you meet the other qualifications.
No, you must be a listed and covered driver on an insurance policy. You will need to to turn in a copy of your insurance card.
No, you are not eligible to take a driving safety course if you are a commercial driver’s license holder.
No, you must have a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Yes! If you are a Junior or High School student and attend GCCISD, BHISD, Baytown Christian Academy or Chinquapin Prep.
To check out books or use computers and study room you must apply in person at the library for a full-service card.
You will receive a card number within 48 hours.
If you’re unable to connect your audio, make sure to look through your app permissions to enable access to your microphone. You then should have a list of options to connect, either by call by internet, call by phone, or an audio or microphone device. To find more information about troubleshooting visit Zoom Support.
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Your case may require your appearance to answer to your charge.Defendants must appear in open court for all family violence and juvenile case. You are not able to pay these citations prior to appearing in Court.If you do not have a family violence or juvenile case, please contact the court at 281-427-9511.
While the Baytown Municipal Court cannot give you legal advice we are able to inform you of your options. To learn more, visit here.
You may submit an e-court request, click here.
You may request a reset the following ways:
The length of virtual and in person court hearings vary based on the number of defendants scheduled to appear on that day and the nature of their case(s).
Yes, the requirements for deferred disposition are based on your age at the time of the violation.
You may view our forms here.
To stop a crime, report a fire, or save a life. Call 911 anytime an emergency response is required by law enforcement, fire, or medical personnel. You should call 911 anytime there is an actual emergency. If you are unsure, call 911 and the dispatcher will make the final determination.
The department knows the importance of recognizing employees who have demonstrated acts of kindness and also knows the importance of protecting the community from employees who have demonstrated acts of misconduct. If you like to submit a compliment or a complaint on a Baytown Police employee, you may submit an online form.
Visit Careers & Recruiting for more detailed information on becoming a Baytown Police officer.
The case must be submitted through a computerized system that checks for errors and routes the report to the appropriate division. Once the case arrives to the correct division, a supervisor must assign the case to a detective. Once the case is assigned, it is prioritized by the detective. If there is an error in the way the report was written or filed a delay is possible. If the detective is working weekends, nights, or hours outside of the time the case was assigned a delay is possible.
Pay traffic tickets at the Baytown Municipal Court, located at 3120 N. Main St.
The Citizens Police Academy is a 10 week series of classes that are designed to enhance relationships with community members by familiarizing academy participants with the Baytown Police Department, its policies and practices. Citizens Police Academy classes are held every Spring and Fall. To learn more and apply, go to our Citizens Police Academy page.
Citizens may search for registered sex offenders using the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender site. This website lists registered offenders throughout the State of Texas. You may search by name, address, county, school, and zip code.
The Crime Prevention Unit provides free safety presentations on various topics to eliminate or reduce exposure to crime. Interested organizations can fill out an online Speaker request form to have an officer speak at an event.
You may contact our Records Division at 281-420-6626 or view our web pages to obtain online information to request police and accident reports.
Remember this is a physical self-defense class so wear loose clothing or comfortable athletic clothing. Athletic shoes are recommended, no opened-toed shoes, sandals, or heels. No jewelry will be permitted during the physical aspect due to the chance of damage to the equipment.
Please be prepared to come to all four class sessions as each day builds on the next. Space is limited, so only register if you can guarantee that time.
**Participants must attend all sessions**
No. This program is designed for the average woman who has no previous experience or background in martial arts.
This class is offered free to all who wish to attend. However, because the class is limited and fills up fast, a $25 refundable deposit is required to hold your spot.
You have to be at least 16 years of age or older. We do welcome participants between the ages of 13-15 years of age, but they must be accompanied in the class with an adult female.
No, this training is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Each class contains four sessions that are conducted on different days. The sessions are from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Yes. The Food Town on Garth, Baker, and North Main, Wal-Mart on Garth and Highway 146, Kroger on Garth and Alexander Drive, JoeV’s on Garth, and Ace Cash, both Garth locations.
Yes. Mastercard, Visa, and Discover credit cards.
Yes. The late charges are 10% of the water, sewer, garbage, and Municipal Drainage Utility Service (MDUS) charges.
To avoid late charges, payment must be received in the Utility Billing office by 4:00 p.m. on the due date.
Payments left in the night drop after 4:00 p.m. on the due date are considered late and will have a late fee assessed. Payments made using Official Payments are posted the next business day when funds are received and therefore are considered late.
Yes. To receive an application, please contact the Utility Billing office at 281-420-6515 or go to the New Service page.
Yes. The Utility Billing office sends a notice of non-payment in the form of a letter once the account is past due and at least eight days prior to the proposed termination date. The letter states the date by which payment must be made to avoid service interruption.
If you own the property, the deposit is $50.00 per unit. If you are renting or leasing, the deposit is $200.00 per unit. Business and commercial deposits are calculated based on comparable business use applied to current rates. There is also a $30.00 service fee per meter.
Payments received in the Utility Billing office before 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday are posted the same day received. Payments placed in the night drop box or paid by phone or online are posted the next business day.
Yes. There is a $25.00 service charge to transfer service and the bill must be paid to date.
The City accepts cash, check, money orders, automatic bank draft, and a credit card with proper identification.
In person/drive-thru Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
By phone: 1-844-219-7880
Online: www.baytown.org (Online Services)
Automatic Bank Draft
Mail: PO Box 301460 Dallas, Texas 75303-1460
This is determined by water usage recorded on your individual water meter, which is read monthly. The number of occupants of the home, the size of the home, and the size of the lawn are some of the possible factors that my or may not apply. The meter tells us exact usage.
Yes. Please contact one of the following office.
Baytown Resource and Assistance Center at 281-424-5752
Harris County Social Services at 281-422-8564
The MDUS fee stands for Municipal Drainage Utility System. Please contact the Health Department Storm Water Division at 281-420-5384 for more information.
The past due amount plus a $35.00 delinquent fee. If all outstanding charges or fees are paid in the Utility Billing office before 2:00 p.m., the water will be reconnected the same day. If payment is made after 2:00 p.m., water will be restored the next business day.
The $35.00 delinquent fee is automatically generated and charged, if the past due amount is not paid in the Utility Billing office before 4:00 p.m. on the notice for non-payment due date.
At any time authorized by Utility Billing prior to your payment due date. Once services have been disconnected, a payment arrangement is not available. All payment arrangements must meet eligibility requirements.
Once the funds are physically received in the Utility Billing office, which generally takes 1 through 3 days depending on the method used. We encourage you not to use these methods if you have received a delinquent disconnect notice.
When the account is closed, the deposit is applied toward payment of the final billing. Any credit balance is refunded to the customer by check after the final bill has been processed.
A leak can cause higher usage also seasonal usage such as lawn watering, children’s wading pools, filling pools, additional laundry, and washing automobiles. Also, a misread or defective meter can cause a high bill. Your options in case of a leak: Perform self leak test, request a meter reread ($10.00 charge), or request a meter test ($25.00 charge). We encourage you to notify us immediately.
Yes. You can click on the Utility Billing Accounts tab and enter your account information.
Yes. The drive through window is located on the East side of the Utility Billing office. Hours are 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The night deposit box is located just past the drive through window on the East side of the Utility Billing Office. Payments placed in the night deposit box are posted the next business day.
With the implementation of Automated Meter Reading (AMR), readings are obtained electronically even if the meter box is full of water or has grass grown over it. The ProRead registers are sealed and transmit through a Meter Interface Unit (MIU) located in the meter box lid which picks up the readings emitted by radio frequency.
Residential sewer charges are based on the customer’s monthly water consumption with a cap of 12,000 gallons per month. Commercial sewer charges are based on the customer’s monthly water consumption with no cap.
Readings are obtained electronically with a special "drive-by" computer, which picks up the readings emitted by radio frequency through a Meter Interface Unit (MIU). Customers are billed in thousands of gallons so not all dials are used in calculating the bill. The last two digits on the right are dropped when entering the reading for billing, i.e. 547413 is read 6474. The previous reading is subtracted from the current reading to calculate the amount of water used between readings.
The meter is read each month.
Yes. BAWA, Baytown Area Water Authority, tests for quality control 24 hours a day. They have 94 sampling points, per month, throughout the City of Baytown. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEW formerly TNRCC) also conducts tests periodically. BAWA was the fourth plant out of over 500 treatment plants in Texas to receive the Texas Optimization Program (TOP) status. BAWA goes above and beyond the minimum limits set by TCEQ.
Baytown Area Water Authority (BAWA), a surface water treatment facility which receives their raw water from the City of Houston.
The City has a contract with JP Morgan Chase Bank in Dallas to process payments through our lock box.
Turn off all indoor and outdoor faucets and water operable appliances. Go to your meter and open the black lid. You may need a flashlight to wake your meter. Shine the flashlight on the meter. If a small faucet with a drip of water appears, you have a leak.
Dripping faucets, leaking joints, and running toilets. Toilet leaks are the hardest to detect. Sometimes it takes months before you can hear a toilet leaking.
City of Baytown
PO Box 301460
Dallas, TX 75303-1460