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COVID 19 Public Health Emergency Response - Your Guide to City Services

City Services During the Public Health Emergency

Development and Planning Services Municipal Court
Police Department/Public Safety Public Works
City Parks

Community Center (CLOSED)
Includes the Senior Center, the Jones Public Library, the Dayton Community Development, Center and the Dayton Chamber of Commerce

Community Center
  • The Community Center is physically closed for the duration of the public health emergency period.
  • If you have an event scheduled and have not been contacted by City staff, call 936.258.6242 and ask for the Community Center.
  • No meetings or events will be scheduled until further notice.
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Senior Center
  • All Senior Center activities have been canceled until further notice.
  • The facility will not be publicly accessible.

Jones Public Library
  • The Library is physically closed for the duration of the public health emergency period and all events have been suspended until further notice.
  • Library materials may be checked out through curbside service on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. To order a book, visit jonespubliclibrary.org and use the online form or the book hold form.
  • Books and other checked out materials can be returned through the book return box located in front of the Community Center.
  • Library resources that are available online:
    • For research purposes: You can utilize Texshare databases using your library card from home. https://texshare.net/gs.php
    • Library Books: You can renew your books by calling the library or renewing online with your library card.
    • Sign up for E-Books with our Libby App! Download the Libby app using google play store or the apple store.
    • We are a part of the Piney Woods Digital Consortium, register your card today  This is compatible with your Ereader, Tablet, or Phone. https://pwdl.overdrive.com/
  • https://www.jonespubliclibrary.org/

Dayton Community Development Corporation
  • Offices are physically closed.
  • Staff is available by calling (936) 257-0055 or email info@daytontx.com.
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Dayton Chamber of Commerce
  • Offices are physically closed.
  • Staff is available by calling (936) 257-2393.
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Development and Planning Services
  • Offices are closed to walk-in traffic.
  • Face-to-face business conducted by appointment.
  • To schedule an inspection or to submit plans or request a permit, email planning@daytontx.org or by phone at 936-258-2642 ext. 1123.
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Code Enforcement
  • Field operations as usual
  • Face-to-face business conducted by appointment.
  • To schedule an appointment or to report an issue, email planning@daytontx.org or by phone at 936-258-2642 ext. 1123.
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Municipal Court
  •  All Municipal Court trials have been postponed until further notice.
  • Offices are closed to walk-in traffic.
  •  To speak to a court clerk about a pending citation or any other court-related matter call 936.258.5312.
  • Pay a citation or fine online https://trafficpayment.com/SearchByInvoiceInfo.aspx?csdId=362

Police Department/Public Safety
  • For an actual emergency call 9-1-1
  • All essential functions remain operational. (Business as usual)
  • Lobby is closed to the public, for non-emergency calls use 936.258.7621
  •  Non-essential functions temporarily not available include: Public fingerprinting services
  •  Crash report fee temporarily waived
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Fire Department (Volunteer)
  • For an actual emergency call 9-1-1
  • All essential functions remain operational. (Business as usual)
  • Access to Fire Department facilities is restricted to emergency use only
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EMS (Allegiance Mobile Health)
  • For an actual emergency call 9-1-1
  • All essential functions remain operational. (Business as usual)
  • Reminder - Emergency medical services are reserved for valid medical emergencies and not for general transport for doctor’s appointments or non-emergency related medical situations.
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Animal Control

  • Animal control operations suspended with the exception of public health and safety, specifically dangerous animals
  • Owner surrender temporarily suspended
  • For loose livestock on or near roadways and other animal-related safety issues contact the police department at 936.258.7621 or 9-1-1

 

 City Hall

  • This includes City Administration, Human Resources, Public Communications, Finance, and Utility Billing
  • Offices are closed to walk-in traffic
  • Face-to-face business conducted by appointment
  • Utility bills can be paid: 
    • Online  (Credit or debit only)
    • Over the phone at 936-258-2642 (Credit or debit only)
    • The kiosk located outside of City Hall (117 Cook St.). The kiosk accepts credit and debit cards, checks and cash. As a precaution, we ask residents to please pay with credit or debit cards if possible rather than cash. While we are still accepting cash, our employees have additional sanitation requirements for cash payments 

Public Works

  • Offices closed to walk-in traffic
  • All essential functions remain operational. (Business as usual)
  • To report an issue such as a water leak or road hazard, call 936.258.2642
  • After hours reporting - for emergencies call 9-1-1, for non-emergency call 936.258.7621
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City Parks

  • All city parks remain open however per public health emergency declaration, gatherings of no more than 10 people are permitted 
  • To report an issue in a City park call 936.258.2642 during business hours
  • After hours reporting - for emergencies call 9-1-1, for non-emergency call 936.258.7621
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