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Holiday Events in Jamaica Beach - Rescheduled Dates Below: 

Decorate your boat to participate in the Annual Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, December 10, 2016 or bring your chair to watch the boats parade thru the canals.  Please click here for more details and contact information.


The Jamaica Beach Park Board will be hosting their Annual Light-up Jamaica Beach at the City Park on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 6:00PM.  There will be a Special Appearance from Santa & Mrs. Claus!  Also, bring your mittens and coats, because there is a Special Forecast for snow!


Public Notice to Water Customers: The City of Jamaica Beach water system received a violation for failing to submit the second quarter of 2016 Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR) by the due date.  Click here to read the Mandatory Language for Monitoring and Reporting Violation Notice.  Please note the DLQOR was mailed to TCEQ on November 1, 2016 to return the city to compliance.


Budgets for FY 2016-2017:  The General Operating Fund Budget, Municipal Services Fund Budget and Ordinance 2016-3 setting the Property Tax Rate at $0.198590 per $100 of value were both approved by City Council on September 19, 2016.  This Budget will raise the same amount of revenue from property taxes as last year's budget.  The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $7,556.


Jamaica Beach Swimming Pool Update 09/30/16: The Pool is closed until next season. For more information or future updates regarding the pool, please continue to visit our website or click on the Recreation link.

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.

For Sale: The City of Jamaica Beach has "New" JB Flags, T-Shirts, Hot & Cold Tumblers, & 40th Anniversary Koozie for sale benefitting the Jamaica Beach Park Board!! Golf Cart Flags: 1-$20, 2-$35 or 3-$45; Flags: $35; T-shirts: $15 each or 2-$25; Tumbler: $15 each or 2-$25 (or mix-match: 1-shirt & 1-tumbler for $25); Koozies: 1-$3, 2-$5 or 5-$10!!  Items for sale at City Hall, Park Board Events, or City Pool (during operating Season). 


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