Seabrook Alert COVID-19 InformationImportant Notice: Harris County Public Health is the lead agency for information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 for our region. We encourage the public to visit Harris County Public Health for more information.

CITY OPERATIONS

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 Management

  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated and monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • EOC staff are engaged with partners across the state, region and local health providers. 
  • Staff is developing policies and protocol to help protect public health. 
  • Working to acquire additional personal protective equipment for first responders. 
  • Maintaining situation awareness and reporting. 

Office of Communications

Seabrook Police Department 

  • 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) 

  • 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) 

  • Additional protective measures and protocols have been implemented for the health and well-being of firefighters and volunteer personnel.
  • The SVFD 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.
  • Virtual Court will now be offered to those who are interested. Learn more about Virtual Court and how to request to be placed on a Virtual Court docket here
  • 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 have 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.
  • Please be aware the City of Seabrook currently does not have the equipment, products or staff to continually disinfect our playgrounds therefore playground will remain roped off until Harris County lifts the current mandate. 
  • Baybrook Tennis Court reopened on May 1.
  • Pine Gully park reopened to vehicle traffic on May 1. 
    • Modified hours with gatekeeper seven days per week between 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
    • Carothers parking will be made accessible for additional foot traffic. 
    • The city’s gatekeeper will actively monitor the number of vehicles entering the park and the number of vehicles utilizing the Carothers parking lot, and at any time, city staff reserves the right to close or limit the amount of vehicular traffic into the park. 
    • Non-resident fees will be collected, and new safety protocols will be followed when interacting with the public. 
    • The fishing pier will open unless overcrowding or other health concerns arise, at which time city staff reserves the right to close the pier.  
  • Restrooms and some park amenities are reopened on May 1. Inaccessible park amenities include: basketball goals, soccer goals, splash pad, water fountains, playgrounds, picnic tables and benches. 
  • Park pavilions cannot currently be rented or reserved and it is advised to avoid congregating under the pavilions or playing group/contact sports.
  • Trails continue to remain open, and masks are not required during outdoor activities; however, social distancing guidelines still apply. 

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.
  • Building and fire inspections are proceeding with some requests. Please call the Building Department for more information at (281) 291-5690 for more information. 

Economic Development 

  • Staff is in the process of developing small business incentives for businesses that may be impacted by the  COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Business resources for Seabrook businesses have been posted to our website here
  • Shop local programs are being released to encourage the public to continue purchasing items locally. 

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

DOWNLOAD MAYOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1 COVID-19 CLOSE CITY FACILITIES TO PUBLIC ACCESS