West Orange TX city hall

Welcome to the City of West Orange, Texas

2700 Western Avenue , West Orange, Texas 77630-6136 ** 409.883.3468
Mayor Roy McDonald at home in City of West Orange TX

Mayor Roy McDonald

Over the years, West Orange has weathered many storms, and each time, I continue to be amazed and very grateful for the support and unity shown by our residents and employees.  Our city is blessed with so many caring individuals who do not hesitate to set aside their own burdens in order to assist others. 

It will not happen overnight, but we will rebuild…the mounds of debris will go away…we will come back stronger and more determined than ever.  Thank you all for your perseverance, your hard work, your patience and most of all your faith…your faith in God, in yourselves, in those around you and in our town.


Piney Woods Sanitation has announced that they will
pick up trash on SATURDAY during the weeks
of Christmas AND New Year’s Day.

Again…Your trash will NOT
be picked up on Friday, December 28, 2018
OR Friday, January 4, 2019…
It will be picked up on Saturday those weeks.



Please see the attached notice for information pertaining to the filling period for the 2019 General Election,
which will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at which time 
a mayor and two council members will be elected to serve a two-year term.


The City of West Orange plans to apply for the upcoming 2019-2020 Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program of the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). Accordingly, the City is seeking to contract with a qualified Engineering/Architectural/Surveying Firm (individual/firm) to prepare all preliminary and final design plans and specifications, and to conduct all necessary interim and final inspections. These services are being solicited to assist the City in its application preparation and project implementation of a TxCDBG contract, if awarded, to support eligible activities in the City of West Orange.  (To see the RFQ, click here.)

Please submit your proposal of services and a statement of qualifications for the proposed services to the following address:  City of West Orange, Mike Stelly, Director of Public Works, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas 77630.

Proposals shall be received by the City no later than 3:00 pm on the Monday, December 17, 2018. The City reserves the right to negotiate with any and all individuals or firms that submit proposals, as per the Texas Professional Services Procurement Act and the Uniform Grant and Contract Management Standards.  Section 3 Residents and Business Concerns, Minority Business Enterprises, Small Business Enterprises and Women Business Enterprises are encouraged to submit proposals.

The City of West Orange is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


24-25  City offices closed in observance of
      Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
City offices closed in observance of New Year’s Eve

  1  City offices closed in observance of New Year’s Day
City Council meeting – 5:00 p.m.


All non-emergency departments/offices of
the City of West Orange will be closed
Monday and Tuesday, December 24 & 25, 2018
in observance of Christmas and
Monday, December 31, 2018 and
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of
the New Year’s holiday.

The West Orange City Council
met on 
 Sept. 10, 2018 and
approved this budget for
the 2018-2019 fiscal year,
as well as a property tax rate
of $0.47 per $100 assessed
for tax year 2018.

Misc. Info

COMMUNITY CENTER rental information is available here.

You may now pay your garbage bill and apply and pay for building permits on-line.  Click on the “ON-LINE PAYMENTS” tab on the top of the home page and follow the instructions from there.

The City’s Ordinance which regulates garbage disposal was amended at it’s September 10, 2018 meeting.  To see the newly-revised ORDINANCE, click here.   For a copy of the APPLICATION FOR SOLID WASTE PICKUP SERVICES, click here.

At its Monday, April 13, 2015 meeting, the West Orange City Council adopted an ordinance that establishes requirements for residential rental property to be registered and inspected annually.  For a copy of the RENTAL REGISTRATION/INSPECTION APPLICATION, click here.

The WEST ORANGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is now seeking applicants for membership in the department. Interested individuals must be at least 18 years of age, be of good moral character, live within 5 miles of the city limits of West Orange and have a valid Texas driver’s license. Applicants must be willing to commit time to the department and the City by faithfully attending and participating in drills and various training sessions. Applications are available at West Orange City Hall, 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas or click here.

NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT On July 25, 2011 at a legally held, open session, regular council meeting, the City of West Orange City Council appointed the following members to the “Fair Housing Activity Statement – Texas” (FHAST) Work Group:  Group One members include (2): Council Member Shirley Bonnin Director of Public Works Michael Stelly.    Group Two members include (3): Protected class member Billie Trahan,  Affordable Housing provider Don Kreymer,  School District Member Ruth Hancock.

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