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Thank you for your interest in adopting a pet! You can view all available pets here. Adoptions are completed in person at the shelter on a first come, first served basis. Find the step-by-step process here, along with more information on adopting at pet a League City Animal Care!
We would love for you to get involved at League City Animal Care! There are many rewarding ways to support the shelter, ranging from Volunteering to providing a temporary home to a shelter pet by becoming a LCAC Foster! You can also support our shelter animals and our programs by donating!
While League City Animal Care’s Animal Protection Officers work primarily with domestic pets, they will also work with local rehabbers and transporters to help injured or orphaned wildlife or wildlife that is inside a human dwelling. Learn more about wildlife here. Please note that officers will not respond to calls to remove healthy wildlife from their natural habitat.
Most animals are found close to home (on average, just a few houses away!) and a neighbor has a MUCH higher chance of helping a pet get home to their family than a shelter does. If you’re able to hold onto a stray pet temporarily while you look for the owner, you’re upping the odds that they’ll find their family while also helping shelters save space for sick or injured animals most in need! Learn more about how to help lost pets here.
We offer a Home to Home program that allows pet owners to place their pet in a new loving home themselves! We also have several programs in place designed to help you keep your pet instead of surrendering them to a shelter. Learn more about these programs and rehoming a pet here.
Yes, our municipal ordinance requires that all dogs, cats, and ferrets over three months of age be registered with the City and wear a City registration tag. To register your pet, please visit the shelter during business hours with a current rabies certificate. Learn more about pet registration and other pet-related ordinances here.
Do you have a plan? Do you know what to do in the event of severe weather? Find out how to be prepared by visiting our Severe Weather Awareness page.
Learn about grill safety, safe cooking, turkey fryer hazards, smoke alarms, and what to do if your car catches fire all by visiting our Fire Safety Tips page.
CPR classes are held on the third Saturday of each month beginning at 9 a.m. Get more information on our CPR page.
The Helen Hall Library provides extensive interlibrary loan services to members. Learn about those services.
The library welcomes donations of books, memorials, and other gifts. Opportunities are also available for members to serve on several boards. Find out more about how you can help.
Helen Hall Library of League City, Texas has meeting rooms available for use by individuals, organizations, businesses and groups. Review the policies and access an application to apply for a meeting space.
The library provides various services to members, including fax services, wireless access, and more. Learn more about the services available.
Title placement and promotion services are available to local authors. Find out more about those services.
Read and review the internet use policy on the policy page.
The City of League City has a detailed map of flood zones, you can find the map and more information here.
Residents looking to apply for a City permit can find information here. For further information, people should contact the Planning Department.
You can view common code violations in the City's Neighborhood Services page.
We are open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon. For a list of League City Holidays, please click here.
Our address is 200 W. Walker, League City, TX 77573. Our building is located between the library and City Hall.
League City does not automatically assign a court date. You have 20 working days from the date you received your citation to select an option available to you. You may use our website at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search to look up your violation and see those options. If you choose to select an option and proceed online, your payment will not be reversed or refunded. You may also contact a clerk at 281-554-1060 during normal office hours for further assistance.
Cash, Money Order, Credit Card (**Name must be printed on card and a photo ID must be shown if making a payment with a credit card). Credit cards are accepted online. The court does not accept checks.
No, League City Municipal Court does not accept phone payments.
No, League City Municipal Court does not process any violation over the phone. A clerk will only be able to give you your due date or options available to you over the phone. All cases must be handled online or in person at our office.
The online website for payment is: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search
You may receive a 30-day extension by appearing in person and making a request or online with 33% down. If you need monthly payments, you must fill out an application provided by the court, present two most recent pay stubs, a copy of a lease agreement or mortgage statement and proof of any assistance you receive. The clerk will review your application and either grant you a payment plan broken down into three equal payments or set you a court date to speak with the judge regarding payments.
Yes, you may use the online payment system to plea not guilty as set a court date. You will pay a small fee to the website host for this service. The website you will go to is https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/leaguecitytx/court/search. Make sure you select “Continue to Not Guilty Plea” to set the date. This option is only available to you if you have not previously entered a plea with the court.
The City of League City has multiple opportunities for residents looking to volunteer or become involved in their community. Visit the "Get Involved in your City" page for more information.
The following requires a permit:
Visit our permits page for more information.
Any work which is required to be performed by a licensed trade and/or which will be covered from view before it is completed requires inspection. Specific inspections are also listed in Standard Operating Procedures (S.O.P.) handouts. See the individual Permit Pages for more information. Contact the Planning and Development department for more information.
Yes. Zoning regulations were adopted in August of 1999. Check with the Planning Department for any zoning regulations that may affect or restrict your project. Deed restrictions are enforced by the Homeowners Associations, not by League City.
All construction work may be conducted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Any work performed outside these hours will be subject to the noise ordinance, and citations will be issued if not in compliance. For further questions, contact the Planning and Development department.
You can contact the League City webmaster by emailing webmaster or by calling 281.554.1000. We appreciate your feedback!
Yes, each year you will be required to update your registration. A recent photo should be provided annually to help identify your child or dependent adult. In addition, the registry should be updated due to a change in address, phone number, emergency contact or the purchase of a new vehicle, to name a few.
If the individual goes missing and is reported by the parent or guardian, information about physical appearance, the most likely places where he or she would go to, as well as triggers, stimulants, and de-escalation techniques will be available to every police officer in the area who is looking for the missing person. If the individual has not been reported and is incapable of effectively communicating his/her name to an officer, officers may use the individual's physical descriptors to search applicable registry photos, allowing officers to make a more timely identification.
An individual may also be registered if at least one parent or guardian lives in League City or if the individual attends any school, day care, or assisted living in League City.
Although our agency will promote this program throughout the year, the renewals are the sole responsibility of the parent/guardian. It is recommended that you renew the registration during the month of the registrant’s birthday.
There is no guarantee with this registry of positive outcome. What the registry allows is the ability for patrol officers to access necessary information faster to begin searching. Also, if an officer comes across a "wandering" child or adult who is unable to communicate, the officer can have the database queried for persons on the registry living in the area. What is important to stress is that simply having a person registered with the registry is not going to change police responses in every instance involving an individual with a mental or intellectual disability. Police will act according to procedure and depending on circumstances.
Apply for a position online and the volunteer coordinator will contact you with further details.
Yes! We have several different volunteer opportunities available. Some are only once a month or even annual. There are many different ways you can help at the LCPA. For more information on these volunteer opportunities call the shelter at 281-554-1377.
If you are seeking community service hours for a pending or completed court case, please contact the shelter at 281-554-1377. Community service can be completed Sunday through Monday. You must arrive at the shelter no later than 8 a.m. Normally, the hours will be from 8 a.m.-Noon, except on Sunday and Monday, when the hours are from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Requirements for the program:
Other restrictions may apply, please contact the shelter for more information.
A service project is a great way for anybody to get involved and help animals! Students who complete a project to benefit the League City Pets Alive can receive community service credit for school or a youth organization. Check out the list below for project ideas.
If you would like a tour of our shelter please contact our special events team and fill out a request form. Please include as much details as possible so we can do our best to accommodate your group. It is highly recommended, if this is your groups first time visiting our shelter, your group leader should visit our shelter prior to scheduling a tour to see if our shelter is suitable for your group. Large groups are not recommended due to limited space.
Is your organization hosting an event and want League City Pets Alive to participate? We would love to partner with you to help spread the message of humane treatment of animals and pet adoption. Please fill out the form and someone will contact you shortly in regards to your request. Thank you!
The City responsibility begins/ends at the property line or the utility easement line depending on how the property was platted. For water services, the meter box is the dividing line. Anything within the meter box or on the street side of the meter box is the City’s responsibility to maintain. For sewer services, the sewer clean out or City clean out near the sidewalk, street, or back fence if the sewer main is in the rear of the property, is the dividing line. The clean out and piping from the clean out to the sewer main is maintained by the City.
The Line Repair Department has personnel on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays. Our main number is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well. That number is 281-554-1390.
The Water Production Department monitors ten water pump stations, eight groundwater wells and four elevated towers throughout the City to ensure water quality and adequate water pressure is provided for public health, daily needs, and emergency needs such as fire fighting. Our operators perform daily water quality analysis at each pump station as well as state-required bacteriological testing at residences throughout the City.
Please contact us! We will speak to you about your problem and get your address and contact information. Then, we’ll send an operator to your location where he will determine the best solution. Most often, by flushing the main line on your street, your taste and odor problem should be eliminated.
The League City Water Production Department is implementing a common utility maintenance procedure called unidirectional flushing. It involves opening specifically-selected fire hydrants and closing specifically selected valves under controlled conditions to scour the inner surface of water distribution pipes.
The scouring process helps to remove corrosion scale and sediment that accumulate naturally over time. If otherwise left in place, these deposits could degrade water quality and restrict pipeline carrying capacity.
The City is continuing the UDF program in certain areas of town in the upcoming months. Specific areas for flushing will be posted on the city website. Flushing will normally occur between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Though not intentional, this happens from time-to-time during the flushing program.
During flushing, certain valves are closed to provide control over the direction of flow. It is likely that a valve closure resulted in loss of supply to your block. The crew will be sent to your block immediately to investigate and identify which valves may be closed and need to be re-opened.
No, each residence and business is individually metered at the service connection to determine consumption. Your utility bill is based on your specific meter readings.
The color is due to the presence of solids that are scoured from the surface of the pipes. These may include sand, sediment, iron (rust), and manganese, all of which are naturally-occurring and common to virtually every water system. At the levels that cause mild discoloration, these solids are not harmful; although they may impart an undesirable taste to the water.
Customers are advised to fully open their cold water faucets in their kitchen and bathroom to flush this water out of their service piping and plumbing lines. In most cases, the water should begin to run clear again within a minute. If it does not clear, please let us know and we will have a crew sent to your house to investigate further.
Yes, water production staff has maintained compliance with all state and federal drinking water quality standards. We perform frequent quality assurance / quality control monitoring throughout the system to ensure the safety and aesthetic quality of your water.
Each year, water production staff prepares the consumer confidence report for all our customers. This report summarizes the results of testing and provides a comparison to regulatory standards. We are performing flushing as a proactive measure to further enhance water quality and help ensure continued compliance.
League City Water Production strongly values, encourages, and practices water conservation measures. In developing the flushing program, we considered the impact of water use and weighed it against the known benefits of flushing. While a fair amount of water is used and is necessary to create an effective scour, we use a flushing practice called unidirectional flushing that is specifically designed to reduce overall water usage.
Because water mains are designed to handle fire flow, which may be several times larger than domestic or commercial water flow, the velocity of flow (or rate that water flows through pipes) in most mains is normally fairly low. Due to this, solids may settle on the bottom of the pipes. The problem may be more significant where there are dead-end pipes or areas of low water use.
Over time, these deposits reduce the “carrying capacity” of the pipe. They can also be a source of color, odor, and taste problems in the water if the deposits are stirred up by increases in the flow. Flushing the pipes at high velocities will normally remove most of the settled substances and discolored or stale water.
During the actual flushing process, water customers may experience some disturbance in their usual water service such as a short-term decrease in water pressure or the appearance of “brown water.” Although the water should not pose a health risk, it is best to avoid drinking the water until it runs clear from the tap.
Avoid washing clothes while flushing is happening in your area and don’t wash if there is a brown tint to the water. Plan ahead and do your laundry over the weekend to avoid the possibility of having stained clothes. If you inadvertently have washed your clothes in “brown or discolored water,” do not use bleach. This will set the stains in your laundry.
Don’t prepare baby food or formula if the water is discolored. Use bottled water or pre-prepared food and formula. You can also boil the water for one minute to ensure safety.
It’s often a good idea to use water stored in the refrigerator to drink, even when the flushing program is over. This a good habit to get into in the case of an emergency.
Any questions or concerns you may have can be directed to Mike Moreno, water quality supervisor, at 281-554-1042. You may also call our main office at 281-554-1041.
We bill each customer on a monthly basis on a tier schedule. Click here to view the City’s current adopted rates.
The City of League City has multiple options for you to pay your bill each month. You can pay your bill online, over the phone, in person, drive thru, mail in, drop payments and/or sign up for automatic bill payments. Please see our contact information below.
300 W WalkerLeague City, TX 77573Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon
City of League City/Utility BillingPO Box 2008League City, TX 77573
Your payment is due on a monthly basis approximately 15 days after the bill is generated.
The City of League City provides water and sewer services. Your waste service will appear on your bill as well, but it is picked up and maintained by an outside vendor, Ameriwaste. For questions about your trash services, please see the Trash/Recycling Collection FAQs (PDF).
Please see the example bill here (PDF).
We bill you on actual metered water consumption. To do so, you will always see a gap of at least 15 days from the read date to the bill date. Right now, the gap is approximately 37 days from read date to bill date. Over the next couple of years, we will be trying to get closer to the 15-day target gap. To do so, your read cycle will not fluctuate, and you will be billed for a 31-day read cycle. Click here for a detailed read schedule by cycle.
We bill you based on your water meter reads. We read the meters monthly on a schedule based on the cycle that your home is located in. The reading on the meters are listed in hundreds and we bill in thousands. For instance, if your meter reading was 10 last month and this month it is 20, you would be billed for 10,000 gallons of water.
We bill you in thousands which means that we round your read down each month to the nearest thousand. For instance, if your meter shows a reading of 129119.3 The reading will show on your bill as 129. This means that if your household consumption does not fluctuate month over month, then your bill may be the same each month.
No, we bill you based on actual meter reads. The only time your bill will ever be estimated is if we are unable to get a read on your meter. If this happens, your meter will be replaced to ensure that the issue does not continue.
We do not meter your sewer, only your water. This means that the way we bill your sewer is based from your metered water consumption. If your water consumption for a cycle is 5,000 gallons, then you will be billed for 5,000 gallons of sewer. We understand that many people have an irrigation system, pool or other water consumer that does not utilize sewage. Because of this, we cap the sewer consumption at 10,000 gallons.
Your bill could be higher than normal for many reasons. There are several steps that you can take to see why you received a high bill.
For the most part, Utility Billing is unable to verify that you have a leak. What we can do is check the water tracker for patterns, verify that the meter is reading accurately and give you a recommendation as to what might be causing high consumption. We highly suggest that if you believe that you have a leak, to utilize the checklist and see if you can determine where the water is going.
If you find a leak, verify that the leak is on your side of the meter and get it fixed as soon as possible. Once the leak is fixed, submit a Leak Adjustment Request online, along with repair receipts, and we will review your account for a possible adjustment. Please note that any adjustment will be made after we can see that the high consumption has gone back down to your normal water consumption range.
If you believe that your meter is reading inaccurately, there are a few home tests that you can do to see if the meter is reading your consumption accurately.
If you are questioning the accuracy of the meter after doing manual testing, we will do the following to ensure accuracy:
Your bill is considered past due any day after the due date and subject to penalties.
If you are unable to make your payment, please contact us at 281-554-1335 to discuss arrangements. We are happy to help!
We charge a late fee/penalty of 10% of the bill the day following your due date.
Any account that is more than 10 business days delinquent is subject to disconnection of service and all fees associated with reconnection. If you are experiencing hardship, please contact our office at 281-554-1335 to discuss payment arrangements.
If your services were interrupted for non-payment, please contact out office at 281-554-1335 to discuss payment arrangement and a timeframe to reconnect service.
To start services, please fill out the application to start new service online and submit the required documentation. For more information, please visit our welcome page.
No, there is not an upfront cost to start services. However. you will see a deposit and admin fee applied to your first statement.
To transfer service, please fill out a start new service application online and submit the required documentation.
To request to terminate services, please fill out the terminate service application online and a member of Utility Billing will process your request. Please note that after termination you will receive a final bill.
We bill you based on actual consumption. This means that there will be a delay in used consumption and the generation of your bill. You may not see your first bill for up to 35 days after moving in depending on your address. If it has been over 35 days since you started service and you still have not seen a bill, please contact our office at 281-554-1336.
No, you do not have to fill out a separate application for each service provided. Once you fill out the application to start service, all services provided at the address will be activated.
After months of discussion, presentations by City staff, and a study conducted by a nationally recognized utility rate expert, the League City Council approved an increase to the City’s water and sewer rates in February of 2020. As a result, residential and commercial utility customers began to see a gradual increase in their monthly bill in May 2020. The last time League City increased its utility rates was in 2015. In addition to an overall water and sewer rate adjustment, City Council also approved an adjustment to the monthly rate for commercial meters. The rate adjustment will differentiate residential and commercial customers to better reflect the additional demand commercial customers place on the City’s water and sewer systems.
The average League City residential customer uses 7,000 gallons a month. Under the new rates, they will see an approximate 4% annual increase in their monthly water and wastewater bill each year for five years, starting in May 2020 and ending in 2024. The total increase after five years will be nearly 20%.
The new rates are supported by a recent study conducted by WillDan, a nationally recognized water rate consultant. The 2019 study recommended League City increase its current rates to ensure the City’s water and sewer systems remain financially sound. The study cited several reasons to support an increase, including:
Currently, League City’s residential rates are near the statewide average and are lower than several cities in the surrounding area, including Houston, Galveston, Pearland, Baytown, and Alvin. According to research by the American Water Works Association, average utility rates across Texas have been increasing around 6% each year. AAWA is also forecasting water and wastewater rates across the U.S. to triple in the next 15 years because of inflation, capital improvement costs, and because almost 40% percent of cities are currently not charging rates that cover their costs. The chart below compares monthly utility bill charges for cities in the Houston-Galveston region based on 10,000 gallons of monthly water use.
League City’s water and wastewater systems operate as a “citizen’s cooperative.” Those who pay a monthly utility bill (nearly 35,000 residential and commercial customers) are part of the cooperative and essentially own a piece of the cooperative. As part of the cooperative, City staff work to ensure incoming revenue (from customer utility bills) is equal to, or slightly above, the cost of running and maintaining the City’s water and wastewater systems. The newly approved water and sewer rate will:
When a new home or commercial development is built, a fee is paid to League City in order for that home or business to have access to the City’s water and wastewater systems. These are called capital recovery fees. Currently, League City collects the maximum water and wastewater capital recovery fees allowed by the state. The typical single family, new home with a 3/4" meter will pay about $8,000. Based on League City’s current growth, 26% of the $500 million in water and wastewater infrastructure needs over the next 10 years will funded by capital recovery fees.
Please refer to the chart here for rate increases.
A leaky toilet can waste as much as 200 gallons of water a day. A common reason toilets leak is that the toilet flapper has become worm and no longer seals closed once the toilet has filled.
A full bathtub requires about 70 gallons of water, while taking a five-minute shower under a low-flow shower head uses 10 to 25 gallons. Don’t run water down the drain while it heats up.
Inside the home, water use is evenly distributed among appliances, but nearly 30% is flushed down the toilet. A typical household of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. Clothes washing accounts for 26%, followed by showers at 20% and faucets (washing dishes, brushing teeth, etc.) is at 19%.
If you have a pool, keep the water level low to minimize splashing, and use a cover to slow evaporation. An average-sized pool can lose about 1,000 gallons of water per month if left uncovered.
Drip irrigation, also known as trickle irrigation or micro-irrigation, is an irrigation method which saves water and fertilizer by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing, and emitters.
Water utilities use a variety of well-tested and reliable treatment processes to recycle / reclaim water. Utilities generally describe the various stages of treatment rather than the technologies utilized when referring to water quality, as there are multiple treatment techniques for achieving essentially the same result.
Generally speaking, the four core stages of treatment are primary treatment, secondary treatment, tertiary or advanced treatment, and disinfection. The number of treatment steps will vary based on how the water will be used. Most recycled water, however, will undergo some form of disinfection.
Reclaimed water is highly engineered for safety and reliability so that the quality of reclaimed water is more predictable than many existing surface and groundwater sources. Reclaimed water is considered safe when appropriately used.
Although reclaimed water is of very high quality, it is not used directly for drinking water in the United States. Reclaimed water planned for use in recharging our aquifers or augmenting our surface water receives adequate and reliable treatment before mixing with naturally occurring water and undergoing natural restoration processes. Some of this water eventually becomes part of our drinking water supplies.
Never! To avoid contamination of potable water, Texas law strictly prohibits interconnection between reclaimed water and potable water systems relating to general requirements for the production, conveyance, and use of reclaimed water. All exposed reclaimed water piping, hose bibs, and faucets are required to be painted purple, have clearly marked signs in English and Spanish, and where possible have horizontal separation of at least nine feet from any potable water piping.
As new supplies of fresh water become scarcer and more expensive to develop, the value of water reuse programs continues to grow. Once the initial costs for capital facilities and distribution systems are met, the long-term results include substantial environmental and financial savings. Consumers can support water reuse programs in their communities when appropriate and contact their local wastewater treatment facilities for more information.
Reclaimed water is generally not treated to drinking water standards established by the USEPA. However, reclaimed water does undergo several levels of treatment and is required to meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality water quality standards. Adverse health effects are rare from direct external contact with the water, but are possible if large quantities of the water are ingested over an extended period of time.