The Town of Van Horn City Offices, including City Hall, City-County Library, Clark Hotel Museum, the Convention Center, and the Utility Office are open to the public.
City Hall lobby is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until noon, and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Face coverings are recommended when conducting business inside City Hall, City-County Library, Clark Hotel Museum, and Convention Center.
City Hall staff is also reachable via phone and email during business hours. Payments can also be left in the drop box located in the lobby of City Hall.
Bill Pay: Call 432-283-2050, if the line is busy you may pay online at Online payment or send an email to email@example.com with your phone number and service address; one of the clerks will call you back.
New Services: Fill out appropriate application Residential Application or Commercial Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; one of the clerks will call you to finish the process.
Building Permits: fill out the appropriate application Residential Permit or Commercial Permit and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the clerks will call you to finish the process.
Code Enforcement: call 432-283-2050 or email email@example.com.
Municipal Court: call 432-283-2735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sanitation: call 432-283-2735 or email email@example.com.
Animal Control issues: call 432-283-2735 or email or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Water/Wastewater issues: call 432-283-2735 or email email@example.com.
The State of Texas enacted Senate Bill 5, known as "The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act", in effect beginning January 18, 2022. A new tethering law, the Act bans the use of chains or heavy weights as restraints for dogs outside, and also requires owners to provide adequate shelter, shade and clean water for the tethered animals.
A dog owner who breaks the law can be fined $500 (first offense) and repeat offenders could face a Class B Misdemeanor, up to 180 days in jail, or a fine of up to $2,000.
A copy of Senate Bill 5 is available here.