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This web address will no longer be updated or monitored as of 2/16/22. Please follow the link below to view our new website.













March 8, 2021 Planning and Zoning Agenda



MAY 10, 2021 AGENDA

May 17, 2021 Agenda and Packet Bid Notice

June 7, 2021 Workshop Agenda

June 21, 2021 Agenda Packet

July 19, 2021 Agenda Packet

August 9, 2021 Agenda Packet

August 16, 2021 Agenda Packet

August 30, 2021 Agenda Packet

September 7, 2021 Agenda Packet

September 20, 2021 Agenda Packet

October 18, 2021 Agenda Packet

November 1, 2021 Agenda Packet

November 16, 2021 Agenda Packet

December 20, 2021 Agenda Packet

January 3, 2022 Agenda Packet

January 17, 2022 Agenda Packet

February 7, 2022 Agenda



Community Accomplishments and New Year Goals 2021-2022

During the January 3, 2022 town hall meeting Mayor Morris compiled a list of 2021 project accomplishments along with a list of goals for 2022.

2021 Accomplishments       2022 Goals





Road repairs are scheduled to start in our community December 6, 2021. The attachment at the link above outlines the estimated duration and the scope of work for each effected road. Specs for this project are available in the office of the Director of Operations at City Hall, Monday-Thursday from 8-5 and Friday from 8-12.





Rehabilitation of Blackbeard Lift Station-Notice to Bidders

Sewage Treatment Plant Bulkhead Repair- Notice to Bidders


Vacation Rental Registration

The City of Jamaica Beach does not currently require vacation rental owners to register with the city. If prompted by your rental platform to provide a registration number, please use your property address. The attached letter may also be provided to your rental platform confirming that we are our own entity and require HOT taxes to be paid differently than Galveston. HOT


Golf Cart Registration

Reminder, all golf carts operated within the city limits of Jamaica Beach will need to be compliant with all requirements listed in Ordinance 2021-1. This includes any golf carts that have been brought into Jamaica Beach by those vacationing here for any period of time. Golf cart registration questions should be directed to the Galveston County Tax Office (877) 766-2284 (Toll Free)




Texas State Park Control Burn Notice: The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is planning to conduct prescribed burns in Galveston Island State Park sometime between February, 2021 and September, 2021. Please see Notice for more details. (Notice)



FY 2020-2021 Budget: The City of Jamaica Beach Council adopted the FY 2020-2021 Budget during the Regular Called Meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020 To view a copy of approved budget click on the following: Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget


2020 Tax Year Property Tax Rate: A tax rate of $0.1816181 per $100 of property valuation was adopted by the City of Jamaica Beach Council on Monday, September 28, 2020.


     Adopted Tax Rate $0.186181per $100 of value

     Preceding Year's Tax Rate $0.193253 per $100 of value

     Effective Tax Rate $0.186181 per $100 of value

     Rollback Tax Rate: $0.192703 per $100 of value


The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Jamaica Beach from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year. Click here to view a copy of the Tax Rate Ordinance levying Ad Valorem Taxes for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2020.



Jamaica Beach 2016-2020 Mitigation Action Plan: The attached plan shows the progress of ongoinging hazard mitigations which may be viewed (here).


5-Year Waterline Replacement Plan: To view the City of Jamaica Beach's 5-Year Water Improvement Plan being proposed by the City Administrator, click here.


Seeking Volunteers: Community involvement is a great way to meet new people and make new friends...what better way to get involved than becoming a city volunteer! The City of Jamaica Beach is seeking volunteers to help plan and organize various events at the City Park. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact City Hall by phone or e-mail.


Remove It or Lose It Notice: In 2019, the Jamaica Beach City Council voted to approve an ordinance barring people from leaving personal property on public beaches between the hours of sunset to sunrise. The JBPD will be enforcing the city ordinance. Please click here to read the Remove It or Lose It Notice.

FM 3005 Construction Project Notice: Please consider this notification that the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will begin their FM 3005 Construction Project on August 19, 2019 and it is projected to end on March 2022. Click here to view a copy of the presentation presented to City Council regarding the construction.


Coastal Texas Study Updated Information: Public Open Houses Scheduled for February 2020. Coastal Study Differences handout as of October 2019: Study Differences. Coastal Study Misconceptions as of August 30, 2019: Nothing But the Facts Sheet. Galveston Ring Barrier Update as of August 15, 2019: USACE Study Update Presentation and Coastal Texas Study Fact Sheet.

Coastal Texas Study Update as of August 7, 2019: Coastal Study Update Summer 2019 and Coastal Texas Study Community Work Group Fact Sheet. Questions regarding the provided information may be sent to the Coastal Texas Study Team Contacts:

US Army Corps of Engineers, Kelly Burks-Copes, Kelly.A.Burks-Copes@usace.army.mil

Texas General Land Office, Tony Williams, Tony.Williams@glo.texas.gov


Flood Insurance Discount: Great News – FEMA has recognized the floodplain management activities implemented by our community, which qualifies for a 5% discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued on or after October 1, 2018. This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities our community implemented to protect lives and reduce property damage.


Go Green - Paperless Billing: Water Customers can now sign-up for Paperless Billing! Please visit the City of Jamaica Beach Online Services link to register.


Official Facebook Page: The City of Jamaica Beach has created an Official Facebook Page for posting announcements of City Council meetings, events, committee and/or board notices; matters appearing on the Council Agendas; specific factual information concerning the city and/or policies; and city department notifications. Important Notice regarding the City's Facebook Page: The City of Jamaica Beach is not responsible for the content nor endorses any site which has a link from our FB page. All content, comments and replies posted are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and all Texas Open Records laws; the City of Jamaica Beach reserves the right to remove any messages or postings.  The City of Jamaica Beach reserves the right to restrict or remove any content that is deemed in violation of its policies or any applicable laws.  Social Networking content or comments containing any of the following will not be allowed for posting: comments or material not topically related to the site or article being commented upon; profane, vulgar, offensive language or obscene content; content that promotes, fosters or perpetuates discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation; personal attacks, insults or threatening or harassing language; political or religious advocacy or commentary. Comments cannot serve electoral campaign purposes. Political messages will not be published except for announcements of city elections or voter encouragement campaigns; support or opposition for any ballot issue or candidate for office; and promotion or advertisement of any businesses or commercial enterprises, unless they are providing support to city services.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) is imposed on the rental of a room or space costing $15.00 or more each day for State reporting and $2.00 or more each day for Local reporting. Any person leasing their house(s), or room in their house, as a Short Term Rental must collect the tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from their guests. The HOT rate in Jamaica Beach is 15% (6% to State and 9% to Local) of the cost of the room.  Please visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website for more information and/or State reporting. Download the city's Hotel Occupancy Tax Form for Local reporting and remitting. Please file reports, even if no tax was collected, by due date to avoid State and Local penalties.

For Sale: The City of Jamaica Beach has flags and koozies for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach City Park!! Golf Cart Flags: 1-$20, 2-$35 or 3-$45; Flags: $35; Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10; 40th Anniversary Koozies: $1 each!!  Items for sale at City Hall. 


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