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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Facilities Close to Public Access

City Hall Closed due to Bad Weather

The health and well-being of our residents, visitors, and staff is a top priority for the City of Seabrook; therefore, as a strong preventative measure, city administrative offices are closing to the public beginning Thursday, July 2, 2020. Police, EMS, Fire, trash and recycling collection, and water and wastewater services will continue as normal. This decision has been made as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to essential personnel.

Most administrative services, including utility bill payments, building permitting, and court services will be offered remotely and by appointments as necessary. Information on each department’s operations is listed below. We encourage the public to take advantage of remote and contactless services such as online payments and the City Hall drop box. City of Seabrook staff will continue to answer calls, emails, and provide all essential services to our residents and businesses.

Seabrook Police Department 

  • Please DO NOT inundate 911 with non-emergency requests for service. Call the non-emergency line at (281) 291-5610 and wait for the prompts to connect with dispatch.
  • The Animal Shelter will be closed to public access; however, appointments will be made available to those wishing to adopt. For those needing assistance with an animal issue or for those wanting to adopt, please call (281) 291-5644.
  • While the Golf Cart Ordinance remains in effect, Golf Cart inspections and issuance of registration stickers have been temporarily suspended. 
  • The public is highly encouraged to use the online Open Records Request form if they need a police record. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found online at www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest

Seabrook Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

  • All calls for service will be screened and additional safety measures implemented. 
  • The community is respectfully asked to only request service in an emergency. If you have signs of illness that are not life-threatening, please contact your primary care physician first. 

Seabrook Fire Marshal Office 

  • In-person inspections will be conducted on a case-by-case basis and by appointment only. In-person meetings have been suspended.  
  • For those needing assistance, please call (281) 291-5787 or email krodgers@seabrooktx.gov.   

Municipal Court

  • Municipal Court personnel will continue to conduct court business by offering Virtual Court Hearings. Jury trials have been postponed until further notice. 
  • In-person payments have been temporarily suspended, and payments can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments or by mail to Seabrook Municipal Court, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or dropped in the overnight drop box at City Hall (same address). Please make all money orders payable to the City of Seabrook. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance, please
    • Email the court at mc@seabrooktx.gov 
    • Chat with staff online at www.seabrooktx.gov/court 
    • Call (281) 291-5715 or (713) 201-7367
  • Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5 pm and on Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm.   

Utilities 

  • Trash and recycling services have not been impacted at this time. 
  • All in-person utility payments must call for an appointment first. Please call (281) 291-5713 for assistance. 
  • The city highly encourages residents to take advantage of contactless payment options which include
    • Online payments at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments
    • Mailing payments to Seabrook Utility Billing, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586
    • Leaving it in the City Hall drop box located in the City Hall Parking lot (same address as above).
  • Please make all checks and money orders payable to the City of Seabrook. 
  • Utility disconnects have resumed, and customers will receive late payment notices as necessary.  
  • If you have questions or need assistance, you may email Customer Service at ub@seabrooktx.gov  or call (281) 291-5713. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5 pm and on Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm.   

Office of the City Secretary

  • In-person Open Record Requests have been suspended. Those needing an Open Records Request may do so online, by mail or by email. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found online at www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest.   
  • Notary services have been temporarily suspended.
  • The Office of the City Secretary will continue to post all public meetings as mandated by Texas law. All public meetings are posted to the city website at www.seabrooktx.gov/agendacenter. Currently, all public meetings will be held by teleconference. Information on how the public can participate in public meetings may be found on each agenda as it is published on the city’s website at www.seabrooktx.gov/agendacenter
  • If you have questions or need assistance, you may email the City Secretary at rlenio@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5663. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5 pm and on Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm.  

Public Works & Parks

  • The Public Works lobby will be closed to the public; however, staff continues to operate with normal shifts providing water, sewer, streets, and park services to the community. If you need assistance, please call (281) 291-5725. 
  • Outdoor city parks will remain open during normal operating hours. Please be aware the City of Seabrook does not have the equipment, products, or staff to continually disinfect our playgrounds. 
  • Pine Gully Park is currently open seven days a week from 7 am to sunset, with a 30-vehicle maximum at any given time. Social distancing from those not within your household is required while at the park or on the fishing pier.  
  • The city’s pool, Pelican Bay, and the Monroe Field Splash Pad will remain open; however, this may be subject to change at any time. For information on pool hours and operations, visit www.seabrooktx.gov/pool
  • The city’s water supply has not been impacted and is safe to drink and use. We will continue to monitor and test the water supply.
  • The city’s wastewater infrastructure has not been impacted, and service will continue uninterrupted.  
  • Park pavilions and the Community House are not available to rent at this time. It is strongly advised to avoid congregating under the pavilions. 

Community Development

  • The Building Department will be closed to the public. Please call (281) 291-5669 for assistance. 
  • Code-Enforcement continues to provide services to the community, and requests for services can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/requests or by calling (281) 291-5735. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance with a building permit or permit application, email the Building Department at permits@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5669. Staff will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 5 pm and on Fridays between 8 am and 5 pm.
  • All building inspections will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

Office of Communications and Community and Visitor Relations

  • COVID-19 information and updates continue to be posted to www.seabrooktx.gov
  • Emergency alerts will be distributed through the Swift911 system and to social media. Residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts at www.seabrooktx.gov/alerts
  • Media requests can be submitted via email at citycomm@seabrooktx.gov.
  • Special event permits have been suspended through the end of August. 

Administrative and emergency management personnel continue to actively monitor, plan, respond, and communicate during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

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