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Dayton Texas

Moving to Dayton

Welcome to Dayton!

Whether you're relocating for a job or seeking a lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of Houston (yet within easy reach of the amenities of the nation's 4th largest city), it's easy to find yourself at home in Dayton. 

Dayton offers quality living at its best. A charming blend of rural America with a growing spirit and a drive towards excellence, Dayton is like nowhere else.  Come grow with us. You'll love our sense of community.

We hope the following resources help make your move as smooth as possible.

The City of Dayton is serviced by the Dayton Independent School District. The district operates independently from the City of Dayton, guided by their own administration and funded by their own taxes. 

Driver License and Registration
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees state driver licenses and ID cards. New residents are permitted to drive with a valid, unexpired license for 90 days following a move. There is a DPS office located in Liberty located at 2103 Cos Street.  They can be contacted by calling 936-336-7343 or by email.

Vehicle Registration and License Plates
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles handles vehicle registration and license plates. Vehicles must be inspected before they are registered in the state of Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety provides a list of inspection sites and current fees.

Public Transportation
The Liberty - Dayton Circular is a project of the Brazos Transit District and is designed to bring public transit service to the city of Dayton.  Brazos Transit provides affordable and convenient transportation services and infrastructure to allow the general public access to goods and services. You can find more information about these services here.

Electric service in Dayton is provided by Entergy.  

Gas service is provided by CenterPoint Energy. To arrange for service connection you can visit them online or call 713-659-2111. 

Cable television, telephone and internet service is provided by Comcast Xfinity. Coming Soon: Gigabit internet service directly from the City of Dayton. Stay tuned for more information.

Trash and Recycling billing is handled by the City of Dayton, though service is provided under contract by Frontier Waste Services. Service begins automatically when new residents request water and sewer service. Water and Sewer service is handled by the City of Dayton.

Pets and Animals
Dogs and cats must wear a collar with vaccination tags at all times. 

Taxes and Appraisals
The sales tax rate for the City of Dayton 8.25%.
Property taxes are collected by Liberty County and are based on the property's appraised value.
The Liberty County Appraisal District appraises all property in Liberty County to determine value. Like Liberty County and the state of Texas, the City of Dayton does not collect an income tax.

To vote in Texas, you must be registered at least 30 days prior to an election. As a resident of Liberty County you can find voter registration and election information through  Liberty County. Additional information is available at votetexas.gov. Find local election information here.