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.


At a regularly-scheduled meeting held on May 13, 2019, the West Orange City Council agreed to open a thirty-(30) day comment period on the City’s Infrastructure Disaster Recovery Grant Draft Application – CDBG, as a result of Hurricane Harvey (DR-4332).

A draft copy of the application is available for viewing, and comments will be accepted, at City Hall through June 14, 2019.


In accordance with Art. 105.012, et seq., of the Texas Local Government Code, the City of West Orange Texas is now accepting sealed proposals for depository services of City funds.  Proposals will be accepted from any bank, credit union or savings association that may desire to be selected as a depository for the City until 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 3, 2019.  

Information may be obtained from Theresa Van Meter, City Secretary, at 409-883-3468 or tvanmeter@cityofwestorange.com.  Proposals shall be delivered to Theresa Van Meter, City Secretary at 2700 Western Avenue, West Orange, Texas.  This contract is to be awarded by City Council at its July 8, 2019 meeting.

The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all such applications for City Depository.

                                                                                                                                                                                     Roy McDonald, Mayor

Theresa Van Meter, City Secretary



JULY, 2019
– 5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center  
4  INDEPENDENCE DAY – All non-emergency departments of the City will be closed.
8  COUNCIL MEETING  5:00 p.m. – inside WO Community Center

Misc. Info

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.

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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