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CITY NEW COMERS INFORMATION

 

 

New In Town?


The City of Dickinson is located along Dickinson Bayou between Houston and Galveston.  If you are new to the area you should be made aware of the fact that just because you have a Dickinson address does not mean that you reside in the  incorporated limits of the City of Dickinson. You may have a Dickinson mailing address and live in the City of League City or the City of Texas City.  You may also live in an unincorporated area of Galveston County.  

 

You may check the city map to determine if you live in the city: Map of Dickinson. To check for a particular address you can search the appraisal rolls of the Galveston County Appraisal District.

 

In addition to the City of Dickinson, all residents live within other taxing entities.  These include schools, water, flood, roads, and the County of Galveston.

 

 

Taxing Entity

2009 Tax Rate

Area

City

City of Dickinson 

0.408600

All

Water

Water Control & Improvement District No. 1 

0.218190

All but South of Bayou, West of  IH45

Schools

Dickinson ISD 

1.504000 

All but South of Bayou, West of  IH45

Santa Fe ISD 

1.330200 

South of Bayou, West of  IH45

College of the Mainland 

0.221640 

All

County

GALVESTON COUNTY 

0.618600

All

Flood, Roads, and Drainage

Galveston County Road and Flood 

0.011400

All

Galveston County Drainage District No. 1 

0.124933 

South of Bayou, West of Hwy 3

Galveston County Drainage District No. 2 

0.063021

South of Bayou, East of Hwy 3

 

 

 

We've compiled the addresses and phone numbers most frequently requested by newcomers to our community.

 

Schools

 

The majority of the city of Dickinson is in the Dickinson Independent School District, home to the Dickinson High School Gators. 

 

Dickinson residents living south of Dickinson Bayou and west of IH45 are in the Santa Fe Independent School District, home to the Santa Fe Indians.  The schools in Santa ISD are all located in the City of Santa Fe.  

 

Dickinson is also home to several excellent private schools including Pine Drive Christian School, Shrine of True Cross School, Queen of Angels Academy, and Bay Area Charter Middle School.

 

 

Water and Sewer

 

The majority of the City of Dickinson is served by the Water Control & Improvement District No. 1. They may be contacted at (281)337-1576.

 

The area of the city south of Dickinson Bayou and west of IH45 is outside of the water district.  Water and Sewer in this area is provided by private wells and septic systems.  For more information on the rules and regulations for these systems contact the Galveston County Health District Consumer Services at 409 938 2411.

 

Housing Assistance

 

Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation (SETH) 2006A Single Family Mortgage Revenue Bond Program

 

This program is designed to help low-to-moderate income homebuyers purchase a home. Available to borrowers who meet normal mortgage underwriting requirements is down payment and closing cost assistance in the form of a 10-year, amortizing second lien mortgage loan. The second mortgage cannot exceed 8% of the first mortgage and be no less than $500.

All mortgages are fixed rate 30-year loans.

 

Local Service Providers


Telephone Company


Verizon

800-483-4000
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

 

Texas Telephone Choice

 1-888-782-8477

Gas Company


Center Point Energy 

281-534-4569

Power Company


Texas Electric Choice

1-866-PWR-4-TEX (1-866-797-4839)



Cable Service

 

Comcast

9300 Emmett F Lowry Expressway
Suite 120
Texas City, TX 77591

281-774-7222


Houston, TX (713) 341-1000

Toll Free 1-800-COMCAST

 

Verizon Internet

1-855-420-1760

Newspapers


Galveston County Daily News

7800 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway - map
Texas City, TX 77591

(409) 683-5260

 

Houston Chronicle

801 Texas Ave.
Houston, Texas 77002

713-220-7171

 

Driver's License

 

Texas Department of Public Safety

1325 Amburn Road

Texas City, TX 77591-2469

409-933-1130

 

Voter Registration

 

Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector

281-316-8719



Refuse Collection

 

Waste Management

To get garbage receptacles and pickup information

281-487-5000

 

 

 

City of Dickinson, 2010

4403 Highway 3

Dickinson, Texas 77539

(281) 337-2489

 

 

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