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This tax rate election for the City of Mesquite is aimed at seeking approval from residents to change the tax rate that directly impacts the city's revenue and financial operations.
A tax rate election gives residents the opportunity to directly influence how their local government generates revenue and allocates funds for essential services such as Fire, Public Safety, Infrastructure, and more.
First, verify that you are registered to vote in this election. Call the Dallas County Elections Department at 214-819-6300 or visit www.dallascountyvotes.org. If you live in Kaufman County, call the Kaufman County Voter Registration Office at 469-376-4595 or visit www.kaufmancounty.net/434/Current-Election-Information
Early voting is Oct. 23 – Nov. 3.
Election Day is Nov. 7 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The City of Mesquite will provide information about the tax election through various channels:
You, or your insurance agent, may obtain a copy of the call log (Call Sheet) from records. There will not be a DPS Crash Report (CR-3) associated with this incident if the Information Exchange Form has been given to you.
Please go to TXDOT Crash Records Forms page.
(2): If the wildlife appears to be heathy and is not in your living quarters, Animal Services does not pick up the animal.
*Animal Services recommends calling with the address of the location with the barking animal(s).*Calls received after normal operating hours will be responded to the following business day.
*Animal Services recommends reporting the location where the dog was spotted.
Animal Services requests that deceased pets be placed in a box or wrapped in a trash bag and placed on the curb for pick-up.
(2): If concerned about possible cruelty, contact Animal Services at (972) 216-6283 or report online at: This link.
The City’s 2023-2024 fiscal year tax rate is $0.69000 per $100 assessed valuation. Article V, Section 2 of the Mesquite City Charter states it is the responsibility of the City Council to set the tax rate. To calculate your City tax bill you must divide the taxable assessed valuation of your home by $100, and then multiply that figure by $0.69000. For example, John and Jane Citizen own a $200,000 home. Their city property tax is calculated as follows:
Please note this is only the City’s portion of your annual tax bill, and not your total tax bill.
The value of property in Mesquite depends on which county the property is located and is determined by either the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) or the Kaufman Central Appraisal District (KCAD). The Central Appraisal Districts are separate governmental agencies authorized by the Texas Legislature.
The City does not set the value of your home. However, DCAD and KCAD provide the City with your property value so the City can then prepare a tax bill which can be forwarded to your mortgage company or your residence for payment.
The total sales tax rate in Mesquite is 8.25%.
No. The 8.25% sales tax is distributed among three separate entities as follows:
The state laws of Texas set forth guidelines that regulate the amount of sales tax local governments can charge. Generally, all cities in Texas can collect a 1% sales tax on taxable sales within their jurisdictional limits. To increase this percentage; however, a local election must be held authorizing an increase in the sales tax percentage. The City of Mesquite has increased its sales tax percentage twice. In fiscal year 1992-93, citizens voted to increase the sales tax rate from 1.0% to 1.5%. There was a corresponding reduction in the property tax rate to offset the increased sales tax revenues. In fiscal year 1998-99, the citizens again voted to increase the sales tax percentage by an additional 0.5%, bringing the local sales tax option to 2.0%, the maximum percentage allowed cities under current state law. Revenue generated from this additional ½ cent must be used for Transportation Improvements, Public Safety Improvements, and Public Parks and Recreation Improvements. This sales tax revenue is administered by the Mesquite Quality of Life Corporation after approval by the Mesquite City Council. The State of Texas is responsible for determining its sales tax percentage.
No. The City of Mesquite is not a member of DART.
The City’s 2023-2024 annual budget is $355,416,568.
The City of Mesquite's 2023-2024 garbage rate is $26.25 for twice weekly residential service, blue bag recycling, and bulky item pick-up.
A residential water bill is calculated based on actual usage. The City has adopted water rates to recover the cost of providing water service to its customers. A $17.68 base amount is charged to all customers and includes 1,000 gallons of water. All consumption in excess of 1,000 gallons is charged based on a tiered rate structure.
Please visit this link to view the current tiered rate structure and an example of how a water bill is calculated
A residential sewer bill is calculated on actual usage subject to a maximum consumption level. The city has adopted sewer rates to recover the cost of providing sewer service to its customers. A $18.41 base amount is charged to all customers and includes 1,000 gallons of water. All consumption in excess of 1,000 gallons, up to a maximum of 8,000 gallons, is charged at a rate of $7.23 per 1,000 gallons.
Please visit this link to view an example of how a sewer bill is calculated.
The residential Drainage Utility District fee is $5.00 per month per single family residence. The City's 2023-2024 commercial rate is 15 cents per 100 square feet of impervious area. This fee is used to meet federal storm water permit mandates and to fund drainage improvement projects throughout the city.
Interested parties may review a copy of the City's budget on the City’s website here or a physical copy can be found at the following locations:
1515 N. Galloway Ave. First floor; Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Master Card, Visa, Discover, checks, money orders and cash.
Permits will vary in cost according to type of application. Refer to the Permit Fee Schedule for further information.
Permits are required when there is new construction, repairs, remodels, windows, exterior doors, demolitions, electric, plumbing, AC/heating, signs as well as other items. Projects that are considered cosmetic, such as new wallpaper, carpet, paint, cabinets, or trim work do not require a permit. Please visit other areas of our web site or contact Building Inspection for any questions concerning your specific project.
If you are replacing less than 50% of your total fence with the same material and in the same location you do not need a permit. If you are moving any portion of the fence or changing the material, you must apply for a permit.
If you make a request for inspection before 4:00 PM on a business day, you may request the inspection for the following business day. The inspection will take place between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM.
A pre-construction meeting is required for commercial projects and new residential dwellings.
For commercial projects the inspector may authorize the electric meter release after all electrical panels, switchboards and boxes are finished and is safe to energize. A Temporary Release of Utilities permit and release by inspector will be required before the meter is released. For residential projects the Final Electrical Inspection must have passed before the meter is released. A Clean and Show permit and release by inspector is required for vacant commercial properties.
A Certificate of Occupancy, or C.O., is required for all buildings, structures and land that are occupied or used. When a tenant leases a new space or premise, a C.O. will be required. Upon issuance of a C.O. and approval of all required inspections, utilities will be released with the new tenant’s name.
A new Certificate of Occupancy is required anytime there is a change in ownership, name of business, square footage or use. All new buildings, including unoccupied shell buildings require new C.O.’s.
Under certain circumstances portions of building may be approved to be used for various purposes prior to the permanent Certificate of Occupancy.
Anyone applying for a permit must first apply for a Professional License. A home owner may apply for a professional license to perform work on his/her homestead at no cost. You must provide the following documentation to apply for a Professional License:
The Building Inspection Division cannot release gas to Atmos without an inspection. A plumbing permit is required for ALL gas inspections.
Due to the specific circumstances of some projects, the Building Official can extend permit deadlines in some cases. Contact the Building Inspection Office at (972) 216-6212 for more information.
(1): If the garage sale is residential, no permit is required. Residents are allowed to hold two garage sales per year, for no more than three days at a time.
(2): If the garage sale is commercial, under some circumstances a special event permit may be required. Please contact Building Inspection for more information.
Sign, Backflow, Irrigation, and General Contractors cost $110.00. There is no charge for Homeowners or Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Contractors.
Please visit CITIZEN SELF SERVICE and Log On to your account.
Inspectors leave green or red tags when they have completed an inspection. A green tag indicates a property has passed the inspection and a red tag indicates the property has failed the inspection. If the property has failed the inspection, a detailed Inspection Report will be provided for you on your account on the Citizen Access Portal. Please visit CITIZEN SELF SERVICE and Log On to your account for in-depth inspection details.
To track the status of a permit, please visit CITIZEN SELF SERVICE and Log On to your account.
No, all permits are posted digitally.
Each trade must obtain their perspective permits, the General Contractor is responsible for the Building Permit.
As a homeowner you may apply for a permit but this puts all liability on you; not your contractor. The City encourages homeowners to have their contractors obtain permits unless the homeowner is actually doing the work themselves.
Monday thru Saturday from 7:00AM until 10:00PM. No work may be performed on Sundays or official holidays within 500 feet of any residential district. Special permission from the Building Official may be requested.
Yes, you must first be approved by the Board of Adjustments before applying for a building permit. Please visit Planning and Zoning for additional information.
Each City Councilmember represents a different district throughout Mesquite. Use the following link to find the Councilmember that represents your area. Please click on this link .
There are several representatives that serve the Mesquite area. For a complete list of County, State and Federal representatives and their contact information, visit: This link.
The City of Mesquite City Council meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. The meetings are held at 757 North Galloway Avenue in the City Council Chamber. To view the most recent City Council agenda, click This Link.
Requests for birth certificates are made through the Dallas County Clerk’s Office. For more information, visit: This link
A: Requests for death certificates are made through the Dallas County Clerk’s Office. For more information, visit: This link.
To request information from the City of Mesquite, please contact City Secretary Sonja Land using one of the methods listed below:
For more information about the Public Information Act, the rights of requestors and the responsibilities of governmental bodies, visit: This link.
The City of Mesquite Health Clinic is open Monday – Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
For information about holiday closing times, please visit the Health Clinic’s website.
Children’s immunizations: $14 per eligible child
Influenza vaccinations for adults: $25
Influenza vaccinations for children: $14 per eligible child
Tuberculosis tests: $20 (Mondays only)
For more information, please visit the Health Clinic’s website.
Volunteer Application: please click here.
The City of Mesquite does help with emergency home repairs. The Emergency Repair Program assists homeowners in Mesquite, that qualify as low-income, with repairs to items that pose an imminent threat to the health and/or safety of the Homeowner and is limited to non-working HVAC, non-working water heater, gas leak, and standing raw sewage. For more information, contact staff at email@example.com.
The City of Mesquite does help with non-emergency home repairs. The program assists homeowners in Mesquite, that qualify as low-income, with up to a $30,000 grant for repairs to address interior and/or exterior deficiencies that make the dwelling unsafe, unsanitary or in need of renewal as determined by staff. Repair or replacement of items could include roofing, vinyl siding, windows, doors, flooring, painting, cabinetry, countertops, appliances, ADA modifications.For program eligibility requirements and to download an application for the waiting list, click here. Applications are processed in first-come, first-served order. Please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Note: The Housing rehabilitation program does not address foundation repairs or repairs for any other issue(s) caused by the foundation instability.
For more information about the application process and the current wait-list, visit: This link.
For more information about Mesquite Housing’s portability updates, visit: This link.
Housing Occupancy Technicians are assigned alphabetically.
Use the below list to find staff:
A - ED - email@example.com
EE-K - firstname.lastname@example.org
L-ROE - email@example.com
ROF-Z - firstname.lastname@example.org
Water and sanitary sewer main in City alley or street right-of-way can be located bycalling the Utility Division at 972-216-6278 to request a locate. Locates can take up to 2-working days to complete. The City does not keep records regarding the location of water orsanitary sewer services on private property. Location of water or sanitary sewer services onprivate property can often be deduced by locating sewer main cleanouts or water controlvalves on the property.State law requires notification of the 811 service to request locates before digging. This is for your safety as accidentally hitting a electric power cable or gas main can lead to serious injury or death. Gas, Phone, Cable TV and Electric Power lines can be located by calling 811 or by visiting:
(2): If the vehicle is in a driveway, backyard, or is parked on the grass, call the City’s 24-hour hotline or report the issue online at: This link .
Trash can be placed outside for pickup beginning at 5:30 p.m. the day before it is scheduled for pickup. Click here to figure out what day.
EMS patient reports are available in the Fire Administration offices, located at 1515 N. Galloway, Mesquite, TX 75149. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
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No registration is required for medical alarms. The City of Mesquite does require that fire alarms in commercial buildings be registered. This includes all buildings except single-family residential dwellings. A nonrefundable permit fee of $50.00 per alarm site with one fire alarm control unit is required for the issuance of a permit. If an alarm site has multiple fire alarm control units, a nonrefundable fee of $50.00 for the first alarm control unit and $10.00 for each additional fire alarm control unit is required. A permit is issued for one year and must be renewed annually by payment of the required fee. A new fee and permit is required upon a change in ownership or change in occupancy of the property. A new owner or occupant of a building with a fire alarm is required to obtain a new permit. This includes both fire alarms that are monitored and fire alarms that only sound on the premises. Owners of fire alarms in commercial buildings are also required to have their alarm systems inspected by a fire alarm technician once each year, and records of the inspection, testing and maintenance shall be maintained at the fire alarm site and available for inspection with the consent of the permit holder or other authorized representative. The owners of all fire alarms, both registered commercial and non-registered residential, are subject to fines for excessive false alarms or for failure to properly maintain a fire alarm system. Contact the Fire Marshal's office at (972) 216-6267 for further information.
It is our goal to conduct a fire inspection of each business in Mesquite at least once each year. To request an inspection or register a complaint regarding a fire hazard, call the Fire Prevention office at (972)216-6267.
A multipurpose fire extinguisher is best for the home. A type "ABC" extinguisher rated at 2A:10B:C is recommended.
To obtain forms and information regarding plan reviews and permits of fire protection systems, fire lanes, flammable liquid storage tanks please visit the "Fire Plan Review Process" page at the link below; or contact the Fire Prevention offices at (972) 216-6267.
Yes. The phone number for an arson investigator is (972) 216-6316.
Fire station visits or requesting a fire truck to visit your special event can be accomplished by filling out our "Fire Station Visit / Fire Truck Visit Your Event Request" form. For more information, please contact Captain Jon Moore at (972) 216-6349.
The City of Mesquite has adopted the 2018 version of the International Fire Code by adopting City Ordinance 4802.
The items and systems requiring permitting is located in Ordinance 4802. Click here to obtain the permit fee schedule.
A permit can be obtained through our online Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS). Click here to apply for a permit.
The permit fee schedule can be obtained from the City of Mesquite Fire Marshal’s Office website. Click here to obtain the permit fee schedule.
Yes, a permit can be phased. A phasing plan must be submitted to the Fire Marshal’s Office during the online permitting process.
Once a permit is issued to the applicant through our online permitting process, the permit holder can log on to the Citizen Self Service Portal and request the system test. All fire protection systems shall be pretested before an inspection is requested.
It is the responsibility of the company or the permit holder to request a system test through our online Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS). Click here to request a system test.
A fire alarm operational permit is required for all occupancies that contain a firealarm system that produces an alarm signal that would summon or cause to besummoned a Fire Department response in the event of a fire or system activation.
A nonrefundable permit fee of $50.00 per alarm site with one fire alarm control unit is required for the issuance of a permit. If an alarm site has multiple fire alarm control units, a nonrefundable fee of $50.00 for the first alarm control unit and $10.00 for each additional fire alarm control unit is required. A permit is issued for one year and must be renewed annually by payment of the required fee.
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A Knox-Box application can be obtained at 1515 N. Galloway Ave. at the Fire Administration Office (upstairs) or it can be ordered online at the Knox website. Click here to order from Knox.
Knox-box placement depends on the type of Knox-box that was purchased. Contact the fire code official for information on where to install the Knox-box. For more information please call (972) 216-6267.
Applications are accepted online for open positions. We do not accept paper applications or resumes in lieu of an application. Applications are only accepted for current open positions.
Once received, all applications will be reviewed for completeness and to ensure that an applicant meets the minimum qualifications of the position that they are applying for. Incomplete applications, along with applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications, may not be eligible for further consideration. Due to the large volume of applications received, not all qualified candidates will be contacted.
A resume is not accepted in lieu of an online application. However, you may attach your resume to your online application for the hiring manager to view. Please note, applications that are not complete, but have a resume attached, will be considered an incomplete application.
Once you have applied online, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position(s) in which you are applying. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your application will be routed to the hiring manager for review and the hiring manager will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.
You may contact our Human Resources Office at 972-216-6218 to check the status of your application.
Once you have submitted your application online, a confirmation page will appear. Please print or note the confirmation number assigned to your application. You will also receive a confirmation email if you provided a valid email on your application. Be sure to check your spam or junk mail folder if you do not receive the confirmation email in your inbox.
Library cards are available free of charge to Mesquite residents. Proof of current address & photo I.D. are required. Permission by a parent or legal guardian is necessary for minors under 14 to obtain a card. Library cards expire after 3 years. Notify the Library immediately if your card is lost or stolen. Online eCards are available for residents to access digital resources only.
Non-Resident Library Cards are available for an annual $25 fee.
Exceptions to the non-resident card fee include:
A parent or legal guardian can apply for a library card for a child 13 years old and younger; proof of current address & photo I.D. are required by the parent or legal guardian.
Teens aged 14-17 years can apply for a library card on their own; a parent’s signature is required on the application to allow access to the library’s Internet Access computers. Proof of current address & photo I.D. are required (such as a school I.D. or recreation center I.D. card) and an official document with the teen’s name and current address, such as a recent report card.
When you first apply for your card, you are limited to two items. After that, there is a limit of 20 books. Playaways, Audiobooks, and DVDs are limited to 5 in each category. Please note that you must be 14 years or older to check out CDs and Playaways, and 18 years and older to check out DVDs.
Notify the library immediately if your card is lost or stolen. The library can then put a block on your card to prevent anyone else from using it. If the library is not informed that the library card is missing, the cardholder will still be responsible for any items checked out on it. To report that your library card is missing, call the Mesquite Main Library at 972-216-6220 or the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.
Visit either library and fill out a new application, providing your photo I.D. and proof of address. The fee for a replacement library card is $1.00.
Contact the library at which you checked out the item. Library staff will check the shelves for your items. If the item cannot be found, staff can institute an Overdue Search, which will allow you to continue using your card while all parties continue to look for the item.
Holds may be placed in person at the Information Desk, by telephone, or through the Library’s online catalog. Please have your name, phone number, and the library card number handy when placing a hold. If using the online catalog, your PIN will be required.
Books, CDs, DVDs, Playaways Physical library materials automatically renew one time unless the item is on hold for another cardholder.
eBooks, eAudiobooksDigital materials cannot be renewed but may be checked out again if item is not on hold for another cardholder.
Loan Periods & Renewal Periods
3 weeks Books, CDs, Playaways2 weeks eBooks, eAudiobooks1 week DVDs
For more information about your account, call the Mesquite Main Library at 972-216-6220 or the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465. You may also visit the Library Catalog online and click on My Account.
You can use the Library Catalog to renew items prior to the due date. Click on My Account and enter your library card number and PIN. (Your PIN is often the last four digits of your telephone number.)
To renew item(s):
1. Click on Checkouts 2. Check box beside the item(s) 3. Or check the Select All box 4. Click on Renew
No, there are no fines for overdue materials. Once items are returned undamaged, the account will be cleared. If items are not returned after 10 weeks, the cost of the materials and replacement fees will be charged to the cardholder’s account.
Yes, all Mesquite Public Library System items may be returned to either the Mesquite Main Library at 300 W. Grubb Drive or the Mesquite North Branch Library at 2600 Oates Drive.
If you have forgotten your PIN, you can request it from either the Circulation or Reference staff. A photo I.D. will be required to verify your identity. Your PIN is often the last four digits of your telephone number.
Rooms are available for nonprofit groups holding meetings of a civic, cultural, or educational nature at the Mesquite Main Library (972-216-6223) and the Mesquite North Branch Library (972-681-0465). A fee is charged for use and reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance. Due to heavy demand, the library meeting rooms are not booked on a standing basis. For more information, see the Library’s Meeting Room Policy.
You may submit an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request and the Library will attempt to borrow the item from another library. There is a $2.50 postage fee per item. This fee is due when you check out the item. You can make a request in person at the Information Desk, over the phone by calling the Mesquite Main Library at 972-216-6220 or the Mesquite North Branch Library at 972-681-0465, or by email to the Interlibrary Loan Librarian at email@example.com. Your name, library card number, and a valid phone number will be needed, so you can be notified when your item comes in. Please provide as much information about the item as possible, including title, author, publication date and ISBN. The more information provided, the greater the chance the item can be located. Most requests take between 10 days to 2 weeks to fill.
The Main Library has 4 study rooms available on a first come, first served basis that can be used for up to two hours at a time.
Your computer or device should detect the Library network. Click on the "Mesquite Library" network. This is an unsecured public network, so no login name or password will be needed. Remote printing is available from your personal device. Please check at the Library’s Information Desk for assistance.
The library accepts donations of books and AV materials (CDs and DVDs) that are in reasonably good condition. Once items are placed in the collection bins at either the Mesquite Main Library or the Mesquite North Branch Library, staff will evaluate them for their timeliness and their condition. Some items may be added to the Library’s collection and some items may be placed in our Friends of the Library used book sale. The proceeds from the sale will be used to benefit the library.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Mesquite Public Library, contact the Mesquite Main Library at 972-216-6220 or the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465 and ask to talk to the Library’s Volunteer Coordinator. You may also contact City of Mesquite Volunteer Services at 972-329-8331. A volunteer application must be completed and submitted. A background check is required for adults 18 years of age and up. Teens must be at least 15 years old to volunteer. For volunteers ages 15-17, a completed Application for Volunteer Services must be signed by a parent’ before submission. In order for teens to volunteer in the summer, they must first attend an orientation meeting at one of the libraries. For the dates of these meetings, please see our Calendar of Upcoming Events.
The City of Mesquite does not accept court-ordered community service hours.
The Mesquite Veterans Memorial is a community-wide effort led by the City of Mesquite to build a new Veterans Memorial in Mesquite, Texas. The current Veterans Memorial, established in 1975, is at the flagpole in Heritage Square located in historic downtown Mesquite.
In 2010, an effort was started by a citizens group called Heroes of Mesquite to build a new place of reflection and education to recognize military veterans. It would be a destination to provide memory of the men and women of Mesquite who sacrificed their life in military service for our country, and in honor of those who have served. Through the diligent efforts of the Heroes of Mesquite, many community donations have been received since 2010. In 2017, a new community-wide campaign in partnership with the City of Mesquite is using the progress made by the Heroes of Mesquite to launch further public awareness and funding to design and build a new Mesquite Veterans Memorial. The campaign will seek donations from the general public, grant programs and corporate giving initiatives.
The design and construction of the Mesquite Veterans Memorial will be driven by public donations and corporate sponsorships. The location of the memorial will be at City Lake Park, 200 Parkview Street. The Mesquite City Council purchased property near the park as part of a master plan to connect the park to historic downtown Mesquite.
MesquitePay is the new payment platform designed to offer convenient and flexible options for various city billing.
Due to technology changes and system upgrades, the city evaluated opportunities to offer better payment alternatives to its customers.
Yes, convenience fees are standard costs assessed by financial institutions for processing electronic payment transactions through the banking system.
For Utility Accounts-
For Non-Utility Accounts-
No, customers previously paid convenience fees on credit and debit card payments.
Currently, the available payment options without convenience fees are-
The Municipal Court does not handle these matters. Contact the Dallas County Tax Office at (972) 285-4666 or online at: This link.
**Some non-traffic violations can also be kept off a person’s record. For more information on these options, visit the Municipal Court in person or contact by phone.
More information is also available by visiting the Municipal Court in person at 211 Municipal Way from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Petting zoos are not allowed because of health and sanitary reasons.
Also, there is a handicap accessible playground at the girls’ softball complex.
To see what a specific property is zoned please reference the City of Mesquite Interactive Map.
After verifying the zoning classification of the property, using the City of Mesquite Interactive Map, please refer to the City of Mesquite Zoning Ordinance use tables within the residential or non-residential sections. It is recommended that you call the Planning & Zoning Division to verify uses and other site conditions on the property in question.
Use the following link to view the Schedule of Permitted Uses in Nonresidential Zoning Districts
Depending on the desired use for the property, an administrative solution may not be legally viable. In such cases a Conditional Use Permit or Zoning Change Request may be considered by the Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council if allowed through the Schedule of Permitted uses for that district. To determine your options, please contact the Planning & Zoning Division at 972-216-6212.
All front carports in the City of Mesquite require approval from the Board of Adjustment through a Special Exception. Contact the Planning and Zoning Division to determine if your property meets the criteria for a front carport.
Fingerprinting is not being offered during the COVID pandemic.
Learn how you can get fingerprinted by the Mesquite Police Department:
You may obtain information from the following website:
The Mesquite Police Department is committed to unbiased policing. Acts of racial profiling are strictly prohibited by this department. Citizens who wish to file a complaint regarding an allegation of racial profiling may do by contacting the Mesquite Police Department Internal Affairs Section in person Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 777 North Galloway Avenue, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 972-216-6236. Outside of the hours listed above, you may contact the on-duty watch commander at 972-216-6251 by email at email@example.com.
Complaints may be filed by contacting the Mesquite Police Department Internal Affairs Section in person Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 777 North Galloway Avenue, or by phone at 972-216-6236. Outside of the hours listed above, you may contact the on-duty watch commander at 972-216-6251.
Compliments or complaints with respect to any ticket, citation, or warning issued by a Mesquite police officer may be address by phone at 972-216-6236, by mail at 777 N Galloway Ave., Mesquite, Texas, 75149, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hiring an off-duty Mesquite Police Officer for security or traffic direction is handled through a third-party application, Illuno. (click here for their website)Once you have created your Illuno account, you will be able to submit a request to hire an off-duty Mesquite Police Officer.If you have any questions regarding the Illuno application, or have any technical issues with the Illuno application, please contact Illuno customer support:Email: email@example.comPhone: 972-658-3151If you have other questions about hiring an off-duty Mesquite Police Officer, please contact Sergeant Rough at 972-216-6628.Please Note: Mesquite Police Officers are only authorized to work off-duty security or traffic direction within the City of Mesquite. If you wish to hire an off-duty Police Officer in another city, please contact that municipality.
The Solid Waste Division will pick up old refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, dryers, hot water heaters, stoves, lawnmowers and other household appliances at no additional charge. Appliances are collected each Wednesday from either your alley or front curb. If you have an item to be collected, contact the Solid Waste Office prior to Wednesday. Pick-ups can be scheduled by calling (972) 216-6285 or online at:
Bagged grass clippings and leaves or brush piles no larger than 2 feet wide by 2 feet high by 4 feet long and weighing no more than 50 lbs. are picked up.
Large brush is collected Monday – Friday, once weekly. Large brush items are picked up at front curbs. Please do not block sidewalks with your debris.
The Composting Facility is located at 3550 Lawson Road, south of Cartwright Road. The facility is open daily (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays.
Acceptable Items: Trash, yard waste, fencing, furniture, lumber, appliances, automotive batteries, tires (limit 4). Small amounts of brick and concrete are also accepted.
Recyclable Items: Plastic containers, newspaper, magazines, telephone books, chipboard, cardboard, tin, steel, aluminum, glass, and all types of metal, and electronic waste (computers, monitors, televisions, etc.)
Unacceptable Items: Hazardous materials (pesticides, chemicals, solvents) paint, commercially generated waste, roofing materials, rocks, dirt, oil and other automotive fluids.
o Automotive fluids and oil filters
o Batteries of all kinds
o Chemical products for home use
o Cleaners and polishes
o Computers, cell phones, and electronics
o Craft and hobby supplies
o Fluorescent light tubes
o Lawn and garden chemicals
o Paint and home repair products
o Pool chemicals
Recycling and Collection Times
There is no need to separate items. All recyclables may be placed together in the same bin or blue bag. It is not necessary to rinse or remove labels from jars or cans. However, remove all liquid from containers to prevent contamination.
Glass may not be placed in a blue bag, only in a recycling bin. On rainy days, protect your bin from getting wet or simply save it for the next collection day.
For information on commercial trash and recycling service:
Residents are responsible for repairing residential sidewalks. The City of Mesquite does have a 50/50 cost-sharing program that assists residents in covering the costs of sidewalk repairs. For more information on the 50/50 program, visit: *The City cannot assist with walk-ups or driveways that are on private property.
The City of Mesquite is required by Federal law to provide a Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) annually. Water customers may obtain a copy of this report on the City of Mesquite website at www.cityofmesquite.com/waterqualityreport.
The City of Mesquite is required by law to furnish 120 bacteriological samples per month for testing. These samples are taken weekly and delivered to the State-certified lab in Wylie. If a bad sample is found, immediate retesting is required. If repeat testing fails the public would immediately be notified. The City is also required to take other water samples that include: lead & copper, chlorine residual, trihalomethanes & haloacetic acids, nitrification and Unregulated Contaminants (chloroform, bromoform, bromodichloromethane, dibromochloromethane). Total samples taken by Utilities for 2019 was 4,252.
Testing is done based on a mapping system approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). The testing sites are set up to encompass the entire distribution system. This site map and subsequent testing provides coverage for all areas of the distribution system.
Federal and state law requires notification to all franchise utilities before excavating or digging to repair a leak. This notification is required so that excavation and digging operations to repair a leak does not inadvertently cut or damage other utility lines (electric power, phone cables, cable TV or gas mains). A 48 hour notice is required for line locations. In an emergency when safety or property damage is an immediate concern, line location may be secured in two hours. Most repairs are not classified as emergencies. Often the locations may be made and there still seems to be no activity. Leaks are prioritized with large impact leaks and emergencies taking precedent over small nuisance leaks.
Mesquite’s water system contains:
The City of Mesquite attempts to notify customers of water service interruptions whenever possible. When water is cut off in an emergency situation residents are not always notified. On occasion, there is not adequate time to notify due to a water main break which is causing property damage or is a safety concern.
There are times when a water main rupture is substantial enough to depressurize the water lines in the immediate vicinity of the damage. Under this condition water is exiting the pipe in such volume that water pressure and flow cannot be maintained. The drop in pressure gives the appearance of the water being turned off even though this has not occurred.
If water service will be interrupted for only a short period of time, notification is sometimes not given. Notification in these cases takes manpower which is not available and service will be restored very soon.
Homeowners will need to bring a copy of the settlement statements received at the closing of the home and personal identification for each of the listed purchasers to the Water Billing Office. Renters will need to bring a copy of the lease agreement, green tag showing the property has passed inspection by the City of Mesquite within the past 30 days, and personal identification for each adult tenant on the lease to the Water Billing Office. For deposit information, please contact our Customer Service Team at 972-216-6208.
The Water Billing office accepts several methods of payments. These include: If you are paying in person, the Water Billing Office accepts cash, checks, money orders and all credit cards except American Express. If you are paying over the phone, the Water Billing Office accepts checks by phone or credit/debit cards through the automated payment system. If you are paying online, the Water Billing Office accepts payment with direct withdrawal from checking accounts and debit or credit cards. The Water Billing Office also accepts payments made at locations using Fidelity Express. For a list of these locations, contact the Water Billing Office at (972) 216-6208 or visit: This link .