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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Seabrook City Facilities Close to Public

City Hall Closed due to Bad Weather

The health and well-being of our residents, visitors, and staff is a top priority for the City of Seabrook, therefore, all city facilities will be temporarily closed to the public starting Friday, March 20, 2020. This decision was made as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Facilities that will close to public access will include City Hall and Municipal Court, Public Works and the Building Department, and the Animal Shelter. The Seabrook Police Department lobby will remain open. Most city services will not be impacted by these public access closures.

All essential services such as police, fire, EMS, trash and recycling collection, and water and wastewater services, will continue; some non-essential services may be suspended. Additional information regarding city services can be viewed below.

Emergency Services
Emergency services will be maintained. Some non-essential services may be suspended.  

  • Seabrook Police Department will continue to operate with current shifts providing police services to the community. 
    • Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of officers, dispatch and civilian staff. 
    • As a reminder, please DO NOT inundate 911 with non-emergency requests for service. Call the non-emergency line at (281) 291-5610 and wait for the prompts to connect with dispatch.
    • The Animal Shelter will be closed to public access. For those needing assistance please call (281) 291-5644 or submit a request online at www.seabrooktx.gov/requests.  
    • All in-person PD Open Record Requests have been suspended. Those needing an Open Records Request may do so online, by mail or by email. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found at online www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest
       
  • Seabrook Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will continue to operate with current shifts providing emergency medical care to the community. 
    • Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of our paramedics. 
    • Calls for service will be screened. 
    • The community is respectfully asked to only request service in an emergency. If you have signs of illness that are not life-threating please contact your primary care physician first.
       
  • Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) will continue to operate with current shifts providing emergency services to the community. 
    • Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of firefighters and volunteer personnel. 
    • The SFVD meeting room is not available for rentals or reservations at this time.  

Municipal Court

  • Municipal Court personnel will continue to conduct court business by offering telephone hearings or postponing in-person court appearances to a later date. 
  • In-person payments have been temporarily suspended and payments can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments or by mail to Seabrook Municipal Court, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or dropped in the overnight drop box at City Hall (same address). Please make all checks payable to the City of Seabrook. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance you may email the court at mc@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5674. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.   

Utilities 

  • Trash and recycling service has not been impacted at this time. 
  • In-person utility payments have been temporarily suspended and payments can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/payments or by mail to Seabrook Utility Billing, 1700 1st Street, Seabrook, TX 77586 or dropped in the overnight drop box at City Hall (same address). Please make all checks payable to the City of Seabrook. 
  • Utility disconnects have been temporarily suspended. Late payment notices will still be released. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance you may email Customer Service at ub@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5713. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.   

Office of the City Secretary

  • In-person Open Record Requests have been suspended. Those needing an Open Records Request may do so online, by mail or by email. More information about Open Records and how to submit a request can be found at online www.seabrooktx.gov/recordsrequest.   
  • Notary services have been temporarily suspended.
  • The Office of the City Secretary will continue to post any and all public meetings as mandated by Texas law. All public meetings are posted to the city website at www.seabrooktx.gov/agendacenter. Currently, all public meetings have been postponed.  
  • If you have questions or need assistance you may email the City Secretary at rlenio@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5663. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  

Public Works & Parks

  • The city’s water supply has not been impacted and is safe to drink and use. We will continue to monitor and test the water supply.
  • The city’s wastewater infrastructure has not been impacted and service will continue uninterrupted. 
  • Outdoor city parks will remain open during normal operating hours. 
  • All park restrooms will be temporarily closed. 
  • Please be aware the City of Seabrook currently does not have the equipment, products or staff to continually disinfect our playgrounds. 
  • Park pavilions cannot currently be rented or reserved and it is advised to avoid congregating under the pavilions or playing group/contact sports. 

Community Development

  • Code-Enforcement continues to provide services to the community and requests for services can be made online at www.seabrooktx.gov/requests or by calling (281) 291-5735. 
  • If you have questions or need assistance with a building permit or permit application email the Building Department at permits@seabrooktx.gov or call (281) 291-5638. Someone will be able to assist you during normal business hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • All building and fire inspections will be temporarily suspended. 

Office of Communications

Administrative and emergency management personnel continues to actively monitor, plan, respond and communicate during the COVID-19 state of emergency.  

 

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