Category: Public Notices

New Online Registration System

Our new online registration system is now open! You can view facility availability, register for programs and activities, and purchase a membership all in one place. Between work, kids, and friends, we know it can be difficult to find time to register for programs.  Our new online registration allows you to register when it’s convenient for you!

You can also sign up to receive text message alerts when a game or activity is canceled.  Click here to create your account and get started:

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers Hotline

Terrell residents now ways to help thwart illegal activity in the community.

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers provides a simple way for citizens to supply important information to help law enforcement agencies fight crime. The Crime Stoppers Hotline and Web Tips (online tip reporting) allow residents to remain anonymous while reporting suspicious activity or giving facts pertinent to specific cases.

Callers are eligible to receive cash rewards if the information they give leads to an arrest or a grand jury indictment of a felony offender.

The Kaufman County Crime Stoppers Hotline number is 877-TIPSKCC (877-847-7522). Submit a tip online at this site

When submitting a tip, residents are urged to provide as much detail as possible, including the date, time, location, descriptions or names of persons, and details of the incident. A license plate number and description are also helpful if a vehicle is involved.

Talk to the City of Terrell

The City of Terrell now offers a new way for citizens to report problems or request services from the City. Talk to the City of Terrell is available for everyone – from homeowners to contractors – to contact the City using one universal form. This will replace the separate forms used to report potholes or mosquitoes or to request a line locates (Right of Way Permit).

To make a service request for water, sewer, streets, drainage or mosquitoes, go to Talk to the City of Terrell. Fill out the form and send it by clicking the “Submit Request” button at the bottom of the form. The form goes to the City’s work order program for routing to the appropriate department. It’s also possible to track the status of a request online.

Customer service is a priority for the City of Terrell. This new service is designed to make it easier for citizens to report problems and find solutions.

Register Your Pet

Register Your Pet – It’s the Law and It Helps Us Care for the Animals!

Chapter 826 of the Texas Health and Safety Code grants municipalities the authority to pass ordinances requiring the annual registration of household pets, including the imposition of a fee for registration. The purpose of registration is to assist local government in ensuring all household dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies. By law, funds raised from these fees MUST be used to enforce animal control laws and care for animals in our shelter.

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, the Terrell City Council approved the second reading Ordinance #2620 requires all citizens who own pets, dogs and cats, to register them within 10 days of taking ownership. According to the ordinance, which formally takes effect on January 1, 2015, if you are a senior citizen, 65 years of age or older, the registration fee for registering your pet will be $5.00 per pet, regardless of fertility status. The registration fee for a pet that is sterile or has been spayed or neutered is $10.00. The fee for pets that are fertile or “intact” is $15.00.

Additionally, the ordinance requires that all registered pets have their registration tag, as well as their rabies vaccination tag, affixed to their collar, which must be worn at all times. Pets captured without a collar are only held for three (3) days and then immediately put up for adoption. It would be very tragic for you to lose your pet, simply because it did not have on its collar bearing the registration and rabies vaccination tags.

The Animal Control Department would like to remind our citizens that registering your pet with the city is the responsible thing to do, as well as a legal requirement. By doing so, not only are you being a responsible pet owner, but you are significantly improving your chances of getting your pet returned to you, should it inadvertently go stray in your neighborhood.

Help us by helping yourself. Plan to register your pet online starting on January 1, 2015

CareFlite Medical Service Program

The Terrell City Council has adopted an ordinance requiring all residential and multi-family utility customers to pay $1 (one dollar) for participation in the Medical Service Program. This allows the customer to use CareFlite ambulance services in the event of a medical emergency. Any utility customer or multifamily residential utility customer or landlord who desires to not participate in the EMS Membership Program can sign and file a declaration of nonparticipation, on forms prescribed and provided by the City. More information

Terrell App Now Available

Connect with the City of Terrell through the new free Terrell America Mobile App. Request a service, report a problem, access the Shop Terrell Business Directory and find other important information about the City all on your favorite mobile devices.

Search “Terrell Texas” on your favorite mobile device to download the app, or click on the buttons below to get to them directly. It is available in both Android and Apple versions.


The Terrell CBD Facade Improvement Program

The Terrell CBD Facade Improvement Program is a revitalization effort designed to enhance the unique identity of Terrell through historic preservation and community involvement, improve the visual and historic appearance of downtown Terrell buildings, encourage increased investment in the CBD, and promote additional commercial activity downtown, in order to create a vibrant thriving Central Business District (CBD). Projects are limited to front facades on Highway U.S. 80 (Moore Ave.) between Hattie and Gardner Streets, south of High Street and north of Cottage Street. As an economic incentive, the Terrell City Council has adopted the following facade improvement program for the historic Central Business District.

Benefits to Owners:

  • Assistance for professional services to help design/engineer façade
    improvements will be available on an as-needed basis.
  • 50% reimbursement (up to $5,000) of construction costs; starting with
    reimbursements after October 1, 2016; 50% reimbursement of
    construction costs up to $5,000 per floor and per building side.
  • Waiver of any/all related city permit fees.
  • Up to three (3) years of reimbursement or abatement of any increase in
    city only ad valorem taxes attributable to the facade improvement.

If you have any application questions, please contact the Municipal Development Department at 972-551-6600 ext. 247

Council Begins Process for Strategic Annexation

On Tuesday, September 6, the Terrell City Council approved a resolution to start the process of five separate strategic annexations. These annexations are intended to protect and enhance entryways to the City of Terrell. This concept was included in the Terrell 2015 effort and Council’s approval of this resolution is consistent with the Terrell 2015 program goals. Terrell 2015 was a citizen-led effort of over 100 individuals from throughout Terrell. Citizens analyzed Economic Development issues, City issues, and School District issues; all with the intent of setting and achieving important community goals. Terrell 2015’s recommendations included protecting and enhancing entryways to our community.

The five annexations cover the US Highway 80 corridor north of the Metrocrest Business Park, the State Highway 205 and Griffith Avenue intersection, a portion of FM 429 adjacent to the Terrell Animal Adoption Center, agricultural land west of FM 1392, and city-owned land bordering on State Highway 34 north of the new Terrell Police Headquarters. Each of these annexation areas is prominent, high-profile entrances that set the tone and impression of our community for visitors, businesses, and residents. A total of roughly 1900 acres is proposed for annexation. The annexation process includes mailings to impacted land owners, newspaper advertisements, public hearings, and formal readings on new City Ordinances.

Mayor D.J. Ory stated, “Our citizens, schools, and businesses deserve first class entryways to our first class community. With Terrell growing and booming, the economic opportunity for high quality new development and redevelopment along the major roadways leading to Terrell has never been greater. It is our responsibility to enhance and protect these entryways; doing so will benefit both those currently within the City Limits and those in the newly annexed areas. Being in the City Limits means we can share common development goals and consistent quality standards.”

For more information on annexation contact the City Attorney, Mary Gayle Ramsey at 972 524 1920.

Mayor Ory accepts award

Mayor Ory accepts award on behalf of Terrell
Economic Development Corporation

 On October 20th, 2016 the Terrell Economic Development Corporation were recipients of the Texas Economic Development Council’s “Community Economic Development Award”. The Community Economic Development Awards program recognizes exceptional contributions of TEDC member cities toward the economic vitality of their communities and the state of Texas through creativity, leadership, and partnership in the achievement of business retention, business recruitment, and community improvement.

Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Terrell, Texas, proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said City to include certain property consisting of approximately 401 acres of land in Kaufman County, Texas. Links to a map of the entire area to be annexed is below.

A complete description of the proposed property to be annexed is available at
Terrell City Hall, 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas 75160.

Two public hearings will be held by and before the Terrell City Council, the first to occur on the 12th day of January 2017, at 6:00 p.m. and the second on the 17th day of January 2017, at 7:00 p.m. The hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Terrell City Hall, 201 East Nash, Terrell, Texas, 75160 for all persons interested in the above-proposed annexation.

At those times and places all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard on all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice.

By Resolution of the City Council of the City of Terrell, Texas, passed on the 6th day
of December 2016.

Signed: D.J. Ory, Mayor
Attest: John Rounsavall, City Secretary