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City Information pertaining to Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath:  There was NO serious damage to the City of Jamaica Beach; minor debris only; all roads are accessible.


Regular Trash & Debris Pickup - Regular trash service has resume, but is limited to household trash onlyNO storm debris will be picked up on regular trash service days.  A large dumpster has been placed behind City Hall for storm debris "drop-off" only.


Court Postponed - Any citations with a September 13th Court date have been postponed to October 18th; letters will be sent accordingly.


National Night Out:  The Jamaica Beach Police Department will be hosting National Night Out on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:00PM at the City Park.  All citizens are encourage to attend!


FY 2017-2018 Budgets: City Council approved the FY 2017-2018 Operating Budgets for the City of Jamaica Beach at the Council Meeting held on Monday, September 18, 2017.  City Council also approved the property tax rate of $0.193754 per $100 of value, which was the effective tax rate proposed by the Galveston County Tax Office and is a slight decrease from the preceding year's property tax rate of $0.198590 per $100 of value. Click on the following FY 2017-2018 Budget you would like to view: General Fund Municipal Services Fund


Jamaica Beach Public Pool Update as of 09/12/17: The JB Pool will be open on Saturday and Sunday's only starting September 16, 2017 until October 1, 2017 between 10AM-4PM (weather permitting).  The entry fee for residents and non-residents is $5.00 per person (age 6+).  2017 Season pass memberships will be honored until October 1, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Pool Attendant at (409) 497-4794.

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 "New" JB Flags, T-Shirts, Hot & Cold Tumblers, & 40th Anniversary Koozie for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach Park Board!! Golf Cart Flags: 1-$20, 2-$35 or 3-$45; Flags: $35; T-shirts: $15 each or 2-$25; Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10; 40th Anniversary Koozies: $1 each!!  Items for sale at City Hall, Park Board Events, or City Pool (during operating Season). 


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