If you do not know the fire code maximum capacity for your retail or food establishment, or wish to have assistance in calculating the allowed capacity, please contact the Fire Marshal, Kelly Hughes, at 903-731-8464. As of May 22, 2020, the limit you may allow in your establishment is 50% of the fire code maximum capacity.
Governor Abbot's Executive Order GA-23 Palestine Proposed Budget FY 20 21 July 27 Draft Notice of Tax Rate Fiscal Year 2020-2021



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Interactive area maps of Zoning & Utilities.

Employment read more

The City of Palestine is a great place to work. View the Job Descriptions for our open positions, and apply today if you are the right fit! City of Pa... Read More

Purchasing read more

Purchasing provides an efficient, economical and effective method of acquiring goods and services to meet the needs of City departments. The Purchasin... Read More

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Effective August 3rd:  The City of Palestine will no longer take payments over the phone with a customer service clerk. We offer a variety of ways to ... Read More

Featured Events

City Council Meeting

11/09/2020 05:30 PM


City Hall, 504 N. Queen Street, Palestine, TX (Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Work Session prior to the Regular Meeting)

Library Advisory Board Meeting

11/10/2020 11:30 AM


Click here to view the agenda.

Holiday City Hall Closed

11/11/2020 12:00 PM


In observance of Veterans Day, our offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. We will resume normal business hours on Thursday, November 12th.

Holiday City Hall Closed

11/26/2020 12:00 PM


In observance of Thanksgiving Day, our offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30th.

City Calendar



City Council

The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor, six (6) Council Members, and a City Manager. The Council Members are elected from single member districts for two-year terms, with the Mayor elected at large. The Mayor Pro Tem is elected by the Council on an annual basis. The Council's Mission Statement is to ensure a safe, clean, healthy, and productive city where neighborhoods are revitalized, history is conserved, the environment is protected, and where all people are empowered to reach their full potential through socialization, education, culture, recreation and wellness.
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