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City of Jamaica Beach, Texas


The City of Jamaica Beach will be conducting a General Election on Saturday, May 9, 2015 to elect a Mayor and 2 Alderman for two (2) year terms.  For filing dates and times, click on the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for a Place on the Ballot. Please click here for more Election information.

Jamaica Beach's Swimming Pool 2015 Season Update:  The pool is still CLOSED for the Winter. The 2015 Season will tentatively start May 23, 2015 during which time the pool will be open daily, except Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The pool will be closed every Tuesday for cleaning. The City of Jamaica Beach swimming pool is open to the public with purchase of admission. The entry fee for residents and non-residents is $5.00 per person for a daily pass or $60.00 per person for a Season pass.  Season passes can be purchased at the pool, City Hall or in advance by mail (Season Pass Application). We ask everyone to follow our Pool Rules. Anyone intruding on the premises before or after hours will be in violation of Ordinance 99-04, which is a Class C Misdemeanor and can be punishable by a fine.

The City of Jamaica Beach water system received a violation for Failure to Submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) to TCEQ by the due date. The city is required to post a Public Notice to Customers. Click here to read the Public Notice.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) is imposed on the rental of a room or space costing $15.00 or more each day for State reporting and $2.00 or more each day for Local reporting. Any person leasing their house(s), or room in their house, as a Short Term Rental must collect the tax from their customers in the same way a hotel or motel collects the tax from their guests. The HOT rate in Jamaica Beach is 15% (6% to State and 9% to Local) of the cost of the room.  Please visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website for more information and/or State reporting. Download the city's Hotel Occupancy Tax Form for Local reporting and remitting. Please file reports, even if no tax was collected, by due date to avoid State and Local penalties.


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