|Jamaica Beach Police Department|
|The Jamaica Beach Police Department was
established by City Council in 1978. The first police chief was
the only employee, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and
most of the dispatching was done by volunteers. Today, a chief,
a lieutenant, and police officers staff the department, and the
dispatching is contracted to the Galveston County Sheriff's
The Jamaica Beach Police Department provides 24 hour patrolling of our streets and a marine division for our canals. Our well-staffed, well-equipped department has given Jamaica Beach the reputation of one of the safest areas to live in Galveston County.
|To contact the police
Non-Emergency Dispatch 409-737-1800 option 2
City Hall 409-737-1142
|Jamaica Beach Volunteer Fire Department and EMS|
|The Fire Department was organized in 1976
after a huge brush fire. The beginning years were punctuated
with devotion and sacrifice. The department today continues to
be an all volunteer department dedicated to the safety of the
citizens of Jamaica Beach.
Most members of the fire department are certified in firefighting. Efforts to further their education and develop their skills are ongoing.
The department has 5 trucks; two pumper trucks, a 135' ladder truck, a rescue truck, and a brush truck.
In 1979, Jamaica Beach organized its first responder fleet for meeting the emergency medical needs of Jamaica Beach. The volunteers have all had training in providing emergency medical service, and they work with Galveston EMS and the University of Texas Medical Branch. The Galveston County Health District also has an EMS branch located in Jamaica Beach for the West End of the island.
Meetings are held at the fire station at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Volunteers are always needed, so please attend the next meeting and sign up!
|To contact the fire
Non-Emergency 409-737-1800 option 2
Chief Kyle Baden can be reached at 713-582-0090
|Water and Sewer Department|
|Please contact our Water Department at 409-737-1142 to arrange for new service and to inquire about any applicable fees. New Service Applications are available on our Online Services page.|
|Meter Reading and Billing|
|Meters are read on the middle of the month. Owners are responsible for having the meter box free of grass and weeds so that it can be read. The bills are mailed the first week of each month and are due by the 22nd.|
|If your account is delinquent, the water service to your residence will be terminated. In order for your service to be reinstated, the past due amount and a $100.00 reconnection fee must be paid in full. Please be advised that you will receive only one notification of the pending disconnection and that service will be disconnected promptly.|
|Sample Bill Based on 0-2,000 Gallons of Water|
|Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-TH) 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (F)|
|For After Hours Water Emergencies, Call 409-737-1800 ext. 2|
|Please Note: A Service Charge may be applied to your water bill.|
|Garbage and Recycling|
|Garbage is picked up on Mondays and
Thursdays. All plant material must be cut and bundled so as not
to exceed 5 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight. Large items
can be disposed of on Thursdays. You must call 281-331-8400 by
Wednesday to schedule your pick up.
Curbside recycling is available for those who are interested. Every residence is eligible for the recycling program; stop by City Hall to register. Your bin with recyclables should be placed at the curb by 7:00 am. each Monday, alongside your regular trash. Please follow the guidelines below when preparing your items for recycling. Improperly prepared materials will be rejected.
|Call AmeriWaste at 281-331-8400 if you have any other questions about our trash service.|
|The City of Jamaica Beach requires permits
for many types of construction and repairs. Examples of work
requiring permits are:
|Please contact Nola Gonzales with our Building Department at 409-737-1142, if you have any questions regarding your construction or improvement project. Permit applications and Building Setback Requirements are available on our Online Services page. To schedule a Saturday Inspection, please call before 11:30 a.m. on Friday.|
|The Texas Department of Insurance and the
Jamaica Beach Improvement Committee, Inc. frequently require
permits, too. You are strongly encouraged to contact them before
beginning any projects.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-TH) 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (F)
|If you have been cited to appear before the Jamaica Beach Municipal Court, you may have several options available to you. You must answer to the charge(s) on the citation or additional criminal charges may be filed. Please click here for additional Municipal Court information.|
Office Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-TH) 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (F)