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Ask your supervisor.
A full list of projects may be found in the budget book. And the current ongoing projects can be found here.
The City’s ordinances are available online at Missouri City Code of Ordinances.
Please complete the Mayor & City Council Request Form. A representative from the City Secretary department will inform you of City Council’s availability. All requests must be submitted to the City Secretary department at least (2) weeks before the scheduled event.
If you would like for a City representative to attend your meeting or need assistance with a community project/issue, please contact Ramona at 281.403.8694 or email Ramona.Smith@missouricitytx.gov.
No. But all rental residential properties require an owner to register them annually; the fee is $50 per property.
Visit the Online City Services - Online Bill Pay Whether new or renewing, you may click the link above and pay online. Review alarm history and pay any outstanding false alarm fees.
View the list of constructions that require a permit and inspection.
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Each time there is a change in the person or entity occupying a building or premise, electricity may not be turned on until it is authorized by the City. The owner or new tenant must submit an application to the City for a general electrical inspection prior to having the building reconnected for electrical service.
If changes are proposed or required to the building occupancy classification and/or changes to the space affect the classification a building permit for alteration or addition would be required.
If no changes are proposed or required, a Commercial Change of Occupancy application is required.
An application for a Commercial Change of Occupancy may be applied online at MCTX Self Service.
A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is required before you can legally occupy or use a newly constructed or renovated building or space. A CO is issued following final inspection approvals received by the Development Services - Building Inspections division and the Fire Marshal’s Office, as applicable. If all final inspections have been completed, please email the Development Services - Permits Division for issuance of a CO. If all final inspections have not been completed, please schedule for finals prior to requesting a CO.
A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) may be issued if all life safety items are approved but there are other outstanding items at the time of final inspection. A TCO is typically issued for a period of 30 days and expires following. All conditions placed on the TCO should be cleared prior to its expiration for a Certificate of Occupancy to be issued.
There are some projects that a homeowner may complete themselves such as a water heater replacement; patio cover; new concrete slab; and driveway repair/replacement. These scopes of work still require a permit and inspections. All other work requiring a permit requires a contractor.
Any person, firm, etc. engaged in the construction, demolition, repair, or renovation of any building, structure, swimming pool, or sign including fixates attached thereto is required to be registered with the city before doing such business in whole or in part. Contractor registration is annual and expires on June 30th of every year.
To register as a contractor, complete a contractor registration form (PDF) and submit a completed form and associated documents via email to Development Services - Permits.
Yes. The city encourages business owner's and property owner's contact information to be submitted or added to a permit record. As a business owner or property owner, you can access your permit record to view and follow the status related to your permit application. Please email Development Services for assistance in being added to a permit record.
Various city maps can be used to determine if a property is inside of the city’s limits or in the city’s ETJ. The interactive Information Lookup can be used to locate if a property is within the city’s limits or ETJ. You can also use tax records to determine a property’s status. If you need assistance determining whether a property is inside or outside of the city’s limits, please email the Development Services - Planning and Development division.
CenterPoint Energy Mapping and Addressing Division assigns all addresses within the City of Missouri City. Physical addresses are typically assigned at the time of platting. For assistance with address assignment or confirmation, please email the Development Services - Planning and Development division.
Applicable development codes and regulations can be found online through the following links:
Before submitting certain development applications, a pre-application conference with the development review team is required. A pre-application conference brings together relevant City of Missouri City departments/divisions including Planning; Engineering; Building; Fire; Parks; and Economic Development, as applicable to assist interested persons in applicable city-adopted regulations; resources; goals; and objectives. A pre-application conference helps to gather information, clarify requirements, and provide feedback on a proposed development. A pre-application conference can also provide an opportunity to address concerns or potential issues early in the process.
For building-related inspections, the General Contractor is responsible for scheduling all inspections.
If you are a contact on the permit application
To schedule a fire permit-related inspection, please call 281-403-4311.
Building inspections are completed based on the area of town where the inspection is being performed. All inspections are completed between 8 am and 3 pm. Timed inspections may be requested based on availability and the payment of associated fees. The timing of a building inspector’s arrival is affected by other inspections on the schedule that may take longer or finish sooner
For questions concerning the timing of a fire permit inspection, please contact the Fire Marshal's office.
For questions concerning the timing for a zoning compliance inspection (i.e. – mock wall, landscaping, architectural, signs), please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development division.
For questions concerning a public works final inspection, please email the Public Works - Engineering division.
Upon completion of an inspection, all contacts that have email addresses on the inspection record will receive an email of the inspection status and a worksheet containing any additional information relevant to the inspection.
MCTX Self Service can be used to locate the status of an inspection.
If you are a contact on the permit application:
All MCTX Self Services users, registered or not:
MCTX Self Service
Please use MCTX Self Service, the city’s online system, to submit an application and supportive documents for development-related permits.Please refer to this helpful step-by-step video, How to Submit a Permit Request.
MCTX Self Service can be used to locate the status of a permit application.
If you are not a contact on the permit application
Development-related permits are classified into 4 groups:
Instant permits or “same day” / “over the counter” permits typically do not require a plan review. Turnaround time for these permit applications should be the same day or the next business day depending on time of day the application is submitted.
Minor Permits - Level 1 requires the review of at least one development review team. Please allow up to 3 business days to process an application or resubmitted documents related to these permit types; allow up to 5 business days for a review of complete applications; and up to 2 business days to process and release review status. There may be a maximum of 10 business days, from the first day of submission to the release of review status.
Minor Permits - Level 2 requires 2 or more of the development review team. Please allow up to 3 business days to process an application or resubmitted documents related to these permit types; allow up to 15 business days for a regular review of complete applications; and up to 2 business days to process and release review status. There may be a maximum of 20 business days, from the first day of submission to the release of review status.
Major Permits require all of the development review teams. Please allow up to 5 business days to process an application or resubmitted documents related to these permit types; allow up to 15 business days for a regular review of complete applications; and up to 3 business days to process and release review status. There may be a maximum of 25 business days, from the first day of submission to the release of review status.
An expedited review process may be available for certain Minor Permits - Level 2 and Major Permits. An expedited review process reduces the number of review days from 15 business days to 10 business days. Processing time remains the same as described.
Work requiring permits cannot start until the permit is issued. Double permit fees will be assessed on work that is started prior to obtaining a permit that is required. Payment of a double fee does not relieve compliance with requirements. Additional penalties may also be applied depending upon the nature of the work including but not limited to being found guilty of a misdemeanor and being subject to additional fines as set forth in the city’s Code of Ordinances. If an emergency circumstance exists or there is a request to evaluate portions of the work that can start earlier, please contact the Building Safety division as soon as possible to assist in determining if any work can be permitted.
Submitted surveys should be completed by a professional surveyor and include their stamp or seal. Engineering, architectural, and structural (foundation, floor, framing roof plan) plans require each sheet to be sealed, signed, and dated as required by the Texas Architectural and Engineering Practice Acts. Landscape plans must be prepared by a landscape architect or certified landscape professional.
A building permit is required before the extension or increase to an existing building or structure. An application form, signed and stamped plans, and supplemental documents are required for a complete application submission.
Generally, modifications and additions that increase the size of an existing building or structure or add a new building or structure on a commercial or residential property may require the following permits:
In addition to these permits, there may be other permits or approvals required depending on the specific project and the City’s adopted codes and regulations. It is important to work closely with the landlord/property management company and the city’s development review team to ensure that all necessary permits and approvals are obtained before beginning any construction or renovation work.
Minimum parking requirements for residential and nonresidential uses are found in the city’s Parking Regulations.
A permit is required prior to the construction, reconstruction, modification, enlargement, extension, or alteration of a fence that exceeds seven feet in height. The City of Missouri City has adopted design standards for certain types of fencing including community fencing which is required along the perimeter of a residential subdivision, adjacent to a major street. Fence regulations are located within the city’s Zoning Ordinance.
Yes, a permit for an irrigation system is required prior to the installation, alteration, or repair of an irrigation system within the city or the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).
Most construction requires a building permit; however, cosmetic changes and nonstructural repairs may not require one. If in doubt, please email Development Services or call 281-403-8600.
A special event permit is required to temporarily use a property in a way that is not typically permitted by the applicable zoning regulations. A special event permit may be issued for events held by or on behalf of a charitable, civic, or nonprofit organization; a profit-making organization or group of businesses for promotional purposes; or a land developer or homebuilder to promote home sales. Short-term special events, lasting fewer than two consecutive weeks and occurring no more than once every six months on a property can be approved administratively. Events exceeding this frequency and duration require approval by the city council. Please email the Development Services - Planning division for assistance with special event permits.
The City’s Subdivision Ordinance provides for the orderly and safe development of all areas within the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction to promote the general welfare of the community.The plat approval process is outlined in the city’s Subdivision Ordinance. Plat approval is required prior to the issuance of any building, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical permit. Unless provided otherwise, the Planning and Zoning Commission is the city’s authority to approve, disapprove, or approve a plat with conditions. Plat applications may be submitted in accordance with the city’s published Submittal Schedule.
In general, the process for plat approval includes the following steps:
The City of Missouri City, Texas has 3 impact fees in specified areas throughout the city. The collection of these impact fees is done during the platting process for properties located in the Northeast Oyster Creek watershed; the Mustang Bayou City Service area; and the area of the Lake Olympia Parkway Extension. Impact fees are calculated at the time of platting and are required to be paid prior to plat recordation. Impact fees pay back investments made in these areas of the community for certain utility, drainage, and road capacity improvements. For more information regarding impact fees, please email the city's Public Works - Engineering division.
Whenever a final plat for a residential development is filed for recordation, a dedication of land to the city for park purposes is required. A parkland dedication proposal is required to be submitted prior to the submission of a final plat application for a residential subdivision. A parkland dedication proposal is considered by the Parks and Recreation board; followed by the Planning and Zoning Commission; followed by the City Council making the final determination for acceptance. A parkland dedication process can run concurrently with a preliminary plat application however an applicant should discuss such a proposal with city staff prior to submission. For more information on the parkland dedication process, please email the Development Services Department – Planning and Development Division.
New street names are presented and proposed in a subdivision plat that is dedicating right-of-way for public or private street use. The Planning and Zoning Commission may approve or disapprove a street name in accordance with the city’s adopted new street name regulations.
Existing public streets located within the boundaries of the city are generally owned and maintained by the city. The names of public streets may only be changed as initiated by a City Council member or upon petition of 60% or more of property owners owning property along the subject street. Upon initiation or application, the City Council may approve or disapprove a street name in accordance with the city’s adopted existing street name regulations. Street names on private streets may be changed by replat of the subject street. To change the names of streets owned and maintained by other public entities (i.e. - TxDOT, Fort Bend County), a property owner would need to coordinate with the applicable entity for approval.
A plat shows the boundaries and dimensions of multiple parcels of land and does not include improvements or constructed features like building footprints, fences, etc. A survey typically shows a single property with locations of ground features and improvements such as buildings, fences, and driveways.
A copy of your subdivision plat may be obtained in printed or electronic format by contacting the City of Missouri City, the City Secretary’s office, or emailing the Development Services Department - Planning and Development division.
The City of Missouri City does not maintain surveys on file.
A subdivision plat may be used to determine the approximate location of property lines. If you are unable to find any survey markers in the ground at your property, you can hire a licensed land surveyor to help you determine the exact location of a property line. The City of Missouri City cannot certify the exact location of a property line.
A building setback is the distance a building or structure can be from a property line. Building setbacks are established by the zoning use district regulations and are reflected on a subdivision plat. Building setbacks can vary for every subdivision. Building setback lines exist for many reasons including preventing building structures from being built too close to one another, preventing fire from spreading to buildings or homes that are too close together, and serving as utility easements for local power or water companies to gain access to properties where they have their meters. For assistance in determining the building setbacks for your property, please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development division or call 281-403-8600.
Temporary sign options include temporary display signs (i.e. - banners); A-Frame signs; and window signs. Allowances for these types of signs and more can be found online in the city’s Sign Ordinance (Section 13, Appendix A, Zoning Ordinance, City Code of Ordinances). Some temporary signs are conditionally exempt meaning that a permit is not required for placement; however, some temporary signs require the issuance of a permit before location. All temporary signs have requirements on maximum size, placement, and duration subject to the city’s Sign Ordinance. It is important to check the Sign Ordinance to ensure you are following the appropriate regulations.
Generally, yes; although there are some signs that are conditionally exempt while some signs require the issuance of a permit. The city regulates the use of signage in a manner that promotes safety, the efficient transfer of information, and the protection of public welfare by enhancing the appearance and economic value of the landscape. The regulations provide for signage that does not create traffic hazards or nuisance while allowing businesses to identify themselves and customers are able to locate them.
Conditionally exempt signs include:
Signs that require the issuance of a permit include:
Certain types of signs are prohibited within the City of Missouri City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).Prohibited sign types include the following:
You can locate the zoning district for your property using the City of Missouri City’s interactive Zoning Map. The interactive Zoning Map allows you to input an address and/or select a location to obtain applicable zoning information pertaining to a property. A zoning quick reference guide (PDF) is also available that summarizes the uses, maximum building heights; minimum building yards (setbacks), and lot and density information as applicable for zoning use districts. If a property has a zoning of specific use permit (SUP) or planned development (PD) district, please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development division for information specific to those zoning classifications.
Zoning districts and regulations have been established in Missouri City, Texas to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants. All land within the city has a zoning classification or is zoned into a zoning use district. The process to consider amending the zoning classification or zoning use district is summarized below.
Home Occupations are generally permitted with some restrictions. The City of Missouri City’s regulations on home occupations may be found online. Certain home occupations such as child care homes have additional requirements. A resident and/or homeowner should always confirm with their homeowner's association (HOA), as applicable as deed restrictions may be more restrictive than the city’s allowances.
The State of Texas' Community Homes for Persons With Disabilities Act requires the city to allow for the location of a community home (group home) that meets certain qualifications as a use-by-right in a residential zoning district. The City of Missouri City, Texas requires specific use permit (SUP) approval prior to the location of any group home not permitted as a use by-right in a residential zoning district. Please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development Division with questions regarding the eligibility of a specific group home location.
Certain uses require SUP approval in addition to a certificate of zoning compliance. For a list of all uses that require SUP approval and the applicable zoning districts, please see Section 15.2, City of Missouri City Zoning Ordinance. SUP approval is a zoning process that requires the submission of an Application for Zoning Amendment.
Planning is the process of developing and implementing policies for the city’s growth; City planners work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure that the way in which buildings, roads, and parks develop are both attractive and convenient.
Zoning is the legal mechanism that helps enforce policies for the physical development and use of land. Zoning dictates where residential, industrial, recreational, commercial, and other activities can take place. Zoning helps to protect property values and investments.
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Office hours for the Missouri City branch at Monday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Fort Bend County Tax Office
All fire permits are issued via the City Fire (Prevention) Department. Permit applications, payments, and status updates are available 24-7 using the city’s online permit system, Citizen Self Service (CSS).
For assistance in setting up an account and all services provided, view Missouri City CSS User Guide (PDF).
For additional fire permit questions or to speak with staff, please call 281-403-4365 or Email Fire Prevention Division during hours of operation.
Please submit an Online Public Information Request.
Household hazardous materials and electronics can be disposed of at the: Fort Bend County Recycling Center, 1200 Blume Road Rosenberg, TX 77471.
Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services operates from five fire stations. Groups of citizens, students, Cub Scouts, Brownies, or other similar organizations may request to be given tours of the fire stations. Each group will be briefed on the responsibility of the station, its personnel, and the assigned equipment. The tour information can be tailored to the group’s specific needs or age. An arrangement for tours and additional information is available by calling the Fire Department headquarters at 281.403.4300, Monday through Friday, or completing the Fire Resource Request Form online.
Missouri City Fire and Rescue Services provide a smoke detector program in which we will come to your house and assist with installation of new smoke detectors or servicing existing detectors. For more information on our smoke detector program or to schedule a visit please call 281.403.4300 or complete the Fire Resource Request Form online.
Call 9-1-1 for police, fire, and medical emergencies. When you call for help, what you say is important. Remember to stay calm and speak clearly. Say what is wrong and the kind of help you need. Tell the call taker the location of the emergency and give your name and telephone number. Even if you cannot speak, the call taker may be able to tell where you're calling from. Follow the call taker's instructions and stay on the line in an emergency. Know what to do when you call; roll play with your children, so that they know what to do in an emergency.
Parking in a designated fire lane is prohibited. Fire lanes are considered a part of the fire protection system of any building. It is designed to allow unobstructed fire apparatus access at all times to the building in the event of a fire or a medical emergency. Whenever a fire lane is blocked the safety of that building and its occupants are jeopardized. If you would like more information regarding fire lanes or would like to report a violation please call the Fire Marshal's Office at 281.403.4300 during regular business hours or the police dispatcher at 281.403.8700, 24 hours a day.
Fireworks can bring special meaning to the Fourth of July. However, they can cause serious injury and start dangerous fires. Any possession or discharging of fireworks is illegal within the City of Missouri City. For the benefit and safety of our citizens, the City of Missouri City conducts a majestic fireworks display every Fourth of July. For more information on fireworks, contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 281.403.4300.
Fire exits are designed to provide continuous and unobstructed means of exiting a building. An exiting system in any building may include doors, doorways, corridors, stairways, and any other exiting systems. Required exit doors must not be locked when a building is occupied. Escape routes should be posted at work stations and updated when changes are made. Remind personnel to observe the best escape route from their location. A fire drill or walk through is also a good idea. All exiting requirements are described in the International Building Codes and International Fire Codes. If you should have any questions about your emergency exiting system you may contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 281.403.4311 during normal business hours.
Fire inspections can be scheduled by calling the fire inspection line at 281-403-4311. If your phone call is unanswered, leave a message, and someone will promptly contact you.
When planning a home fire escape plan, draw a floor plan of your home and include all windows, doors, halls, stairs and bedrooms. Make sure all rooms, especially bedrooms, have at least two exits. Draw dark arrows on your plan to indicate normal exits. Mark emergency escape routes with lighter arrows, these alternative exits are to be used when normal exits are blocked. Test your escape route, make sure windows can be opened easily, and that screens and storm windows can be removed from the inside. If your bedrooms are on the second floor, provide folding escape ladders to safely get to the ground level. To account for everyone's safety, select and list on your plan a definite meeting place outside the house. Please do not waste time gathering valuables or getting dressed, every second counts and your safety is paramount. Assign someone to assist infants, elderly, and handicapped family members. Be prepared to call the fire department from a neighbor’s house by dialing 9-1-1. Give the 9-1-1 operator your name, address, phone number, and type of emergency. Wait to answer any questions before terminating the call. Remember, practice is the only way this plan is learned and becomes second nature during an emergency. If you need assistance in developing a home fire escape plan, call the Fire Department at 281.403.4300.
Any property inside the city limits of Missouri City is an ISO Class 1. For areas outside of the city limits and within our response district, the Outside Protection Area (OPA):
If your home is in the 1% annual chance floodplain, it has a 26% chance of getting flooded over a 30-year period. This means it is about five times more likely to get damaged by flood than by a severe fire.
You should know that usually you can get flood insurance, if available, by contacting your regular homeowners insurance agent. FEMA and others recommend that everyone in special flood hazard areas buy flood insurance. If you buy a home or refinance your home, your mortgage lender or banker may require flood insurance. But, even if not required, it is a good investment especially in areas that flood frequently or where flood forces are likely to cause major damage.
Another thing you should know is that your community may require permits for remodeling, improving, expanding, or rebuilding your building. In order to reduce long-term flood damage, the National Flood Insurance Program requires that buildings that are substantially improved or substantially damaged become compliant.
This means if the cost of the improvements or repairs is more than 50% of the market value of the building, you will have to make it compliant with the rules for floodplain construction. Usually, this means lifting it off the foundation and elevating it above the predicted flood level. If you carry a flood insurance policy and have major flood damage, you may be eligible for up to $20,000 more to help pay for the cost of this work.
Several areas of flood hazards are commonly identified on these maps. One of these areas is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), which is defined as an area of land that would be inundated by a flood having a 1% chance of occurring in any given year (also referred to as the base flood or 100-year flood). The 1% annual chance standard was chosen after considering various alternatives.
The standard constitutes a reasonable compromise between the need for building restrictions to minimize potential loss of life and property and the economic benefits to be derived from floodplain development. Development may take place within the SFHA, provided that development complies with local floodplain management ordinances, which must meet the minimum federal requirements. Flood insurance is required for insurable structures within the SFHA to protect federal financial investments and assistance used for acquisition and/or construction purposes within communities participating in the NFIP.
Note: Buildings and structures are insurable. The National Flood Insurance Program does not insure land.
If fill has been added and removes a structure or property from a floodplain, you may file for a Letter of Map Revision-based on Fill to consider the elevations.
FEMA encourages communities to use the Elevation Certificate developed by FEMA to fulfill this requirement since it also can be used by the property owner to obtain flood insurance. Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) are required to use the FEMA Elevation Certificate.
No. But all rental residential properties require an owner to register them annually; the fee is $50 per property.
View the list of constructions that require a permit and inspection.
To report illegal dumping, please call the Storm Water Hotline at 281.403.8543.
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The City of Missouri City accepts online applications only. As such, all applicants must complete an online application, which will remain in our system according to the appropriate retention schedule, then apply for the position of interest by following the online prompts.
The building is located directly across from the public library.
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Residents interested in becoming City of Missouri City volunteers must fill out a volunteer application and submit it for review. Once you have been cleared for service, you will be contacted by staff for more information.
We are currently accepting applications for volunteers in the Animal Shelter and Parks & Recreation departments ONLY. All applicants must undergo a background check.
City staff are always open to hearing ideas for new or potential volunteer programs. If you do not see an existing program that fits your volunteer interests, please explain in your volunteer application how you would like to help and staff will follow up with you accordingly.
Residents who need to complete court-mandated volunteer hours should contact the Communications Manager at 281-403-8530 to learn about the next volunteer opportunity.
The City is happy to facilitate any credit fulfillment needs for students, on a case-by-case basis. Please indicate on your MVP application that you would like to use your volunteer hours for credit.
Probation does not affect the availability of flood insurance.
If suspended, the community becomes non-participating and flood insurance policies cannot be written or renewed. Policies in force at the time of suspension continue in force for the policy term. Three-year policies remain in force until the next annual anniversary date of the policy.
For example, this would prohibit loans guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, insured by the Federal Housing Administration, or secured by the Rural Housing Services. Under Section 202(b) of Public Law 93-234, if a Presidentially declared disaster occurs as a result of flooding in a non-participating community, no federal financial assistance can be provided for the permanent repair or reconstruction of insurable buildings in SFHAs. Eligible applicants may receive those forms of disaster assistance that are not related to permanent repair and reconstruction of buildings.
If the community applies and is accepted into the NFIP within six months of a presidential disaster declaration, these limitations on federal disaster assistance are lifted.
The first step in the application process is for the community to obtain a copy of the CRS Coordinator's Manual, which describes the program and gives details on the eligible activities. The CRS coordinator should fill out and submit an application for participation in the CRS. The CRS will verify the information and arrange for flood insurance premium discounts.
Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the federal government that states if a community will adopt and enforce a floodplain management ordinance to reduce future flood risks to new construction in Special Flood Hazard Areas, the federal government will make flood insurance available within the community as a financial protection against flood losses.
In the face of mounting flood losses and escalating costs of disaster relief to the general taxpayers, the U.S. Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP). The intent was to reduce future flood damage through community floodplain management ordinances, and provide protection for property owners against potential losses through an insurance mechanism that requires a premium to be paid for the protection.
The NFIP is administered by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) and the Mitigation Directorate (MT), components of FEMA, an independent federal agency.
The companies receive an expense allowance for policies written and claims processed while the federal government retains responsibility for underwriting losses. The WYO Program operates within the context of the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP), and is subject to its rules and regulations.
The goals of the WYO Program are:
As of October 2000, more than 100 insurance companies had signed arrangements with FIMA to sell and service flood insurance under their names.
Private insurance companies participating in the Write Your Own (WYO) Program must be licensed and regulated by states to engage in the business of property insurance in those states in which they wish to sell flood insurance.
Insurance rates also would reflect the probable higher losses that would result without local floodplain management enforcement activities.
Each identified flood-prone community must assess its flood hazard and determine whether flood insurance and floodplain management would benefit the community's residents and economy. However, a community that chooses not to participate within one year after the flood hazard has been identified and an NFIP map has been provided, is subject to the ramifications.
A community's participation status can significantly affect current and future owners of property located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). The decision should be made with full awareness of the consequence of each action.
About 1% of the 19,000 communities participating in the NFIP remain in the Emergency Program and FEMA hopes to convert all communities to the Regular Program of the NFIP.
Reservations may be made at the Recreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Drive. Pavilions can be reserved Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We have several pavilion options available. For hourly rates, please check out the pavilion rental page.
Whether you are planning a wedding, preparing for a large family reunion, or want to put together a picnic for your neighborhood, our Parks & Recreation has the right facility for you. View our facility rental page for more information.
If you are not a participant in the accident, then you must follow the guidelines as set forth through open records. The fee for one copy is $6.
For information concerning accident reports, contact the Missouri City Police Department Records Division between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday by calling 281.403.8700.
To report a code violation, call the city's Code Enforcement Hot Line at 281.403.8560.
You may also report a code violation online through the citizen request center. If you are a first time user, you will need to establish a user name and password.
However, if you live in a neighborhood with a Home Owners Association (HOA), those deed restrictions (rules) about tree trimming will apply.
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Click Here for an interactive residential service map which will provide the day of the week that your solid waste, curbside recycling, bulk waste and yard waste recycling will take place.
You may call GFL (former WCA) at 281.403.5800.
Each residential unit residing within the incorporated areas of Missouri City will receive (1) 95-gallon Cart on wheels (Blue) and (1) 65-gallon Recycle Cart on wheels (Grey).
Yes. GFL (former WCA) will take requests throughout the year and provide the new requested size in the first quarter of each calendar year. Residents have the option of a 65, or 95 gallon cart for garbage and recycling. To request a different size, please contact GFL Customer Service at 281.403.5800.
The automated collection program uses vehicles that are equipped with a lifting mechanism. The lifting mechanism reaches out to the specially designed cart provided by GFL (former WCA), lifts it up, empties the contents and returns the cart to its original position near the curb. Due to the variety of shapes and sizes of store purchased trash cans, only the designated carts provided can be used for automated collection services. GFL recommends utilizing your existing containers for bulk trash or yard waste.
There are numerous benefits:
There is no cost for the cart to be provided to your home, and for normal wear and tear there is no cost to residents to have a cart replaced. However, there are costs due to carelessness, neglect or malicious damage, which result in a cart being rendered unserviceable.
Extra carts will be available after the start of the new program, which began service on Jan. 4, 2016. A homeowner can have an extra trash cart at a cost of $75 per year; call GFL's (former WCA) Missouri City Customer Service Center for details; 281.403.5800.
The carts should be placed directly at the curb, with the handle away from the street, facing your home. Keep at least three feet of distance between carts and mailboxes or other objects, and do not park cars in front of, or close to, the cart.
The recycle cart has information on the lid that lists “acceptable items”:
The recycling will be single stream, which allows residents to place all recyclables together in one container.
Residents with health concerns should complete a valet/assisted service form. For questions, call 281.403.5800.
You may contact the GFL's (former WCA) Customer Service Center at 281.403.5800. This number will be printed on the lids of the trash and recycle containers for future reference.
Per City ordinance, all garbage, trash or yard waste can be placed on the curb at 6 p.m. the day before pickup. Empty trash cans must be stored out of public view by midnight the day of pickup.
Yard waste will be collected once a week. You may utilize your own containers or place the yard waste in compostable bags.
To read a historical overview of the Municipal Solid Waste Program, Click Here.
No, the refresh program is for every current resident. If you already have a new 96-gallon GFL cart, yours will not be replaced.
96 gallons for both trash and recycling. If you require a different size (after the initial delivery time frame) please call customer service at 281-403-5800. Recycle cart sizes are being increased to 96 gallons to encourage city-wide participation.
The program will last for approximately 6 weeks. Recycle Carts (2nd Phase) will be delivered after all trash carts have been completed. Please place your cart out (if it’s full or not) on your designated collection day.
Call customer service at 281-403-5800 to request an additional cart.
The initial cart will be delivered with a standard lid and after the program is finished a team will change out the lids for identification.