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Yes, the Margaret Young Natatorium is an indoor pool, with lap lanes and a therapy pool.
City Council identified building a dog park by 2020 as one of their top priorities in 2018. Additionally, feedback from the recent citizen surveys showed a dog park as the most requested amenity to be added to the city.
Boards and Commissions help implement the City Council’s vision, mission and goals. Participation on a Board and Commission is one of the most effective steps citizens can take in having an active voice in their government.
These are considered volunteer positions, and members do not receive compensation for their duties. However; they may be reimbursed for expenses if training and travel is necessary.
Time commitment varies depending on the Board or Commission. Some meet monthly, quarterly and semi-annually. Please visit fbboards.com for more detailed meeting information. Please note, there is annual Ethics and Sexual Harassment training required per the City’s Ethics Ordinance. In addition, new members will be required to take Texas Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act Training.
There are residency requirements, unless the board specifies otherwise, you must be 18 years of age or older, and a registered voter, with no outstanding debt owed to the City.
All Board and Commission meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.
A permit is not required to have a garage sale.
Yes, garage sale signs are allowed. Please note the following:
Yes the city has a mosquito spraying policy. Following the City mosquito control policy based on scientific surveillance approach, only areas that test positive for West Nile Virus in mosquito traps are sprayed. It is important to consider spraying exclusively based on complaints may lead to pesticide resistance in mosquitoes, hence making spraying ineffective. Therefore, the need for spray is less driven by complaints and more based on the scientific surveillance results. However, high mosquito activity in some areas could be due to any standing water source, such as tires, any container or ornamental pots with water or bird baths, swimming pools with stagnant water, etcetera.
Yes, please contact 972.919.2539 to be placed on a notification list. Please note that notifications are placed on the website and the Branch Bulletin eNewsletter as well as social media.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
If a card is lost or stolen, please notify the Library right away. The cost to replace a card is $1.
There is no age limit on library cards for Farmers Branch Manske Library.
The public computers are available to all library card holders in good standing. We also have 15 minute guest passes for non-library card holders.
> If an individual is planning on requesting a driver’s safety course, they must present a valid Texas driver’s license, valid financial responsibility and the fee.> If an individual is planning to request deferral of final disposition they must have a valid identification and the fee.> If an individual is presenting proof for dismissal of a failure to maintain financial responsibility citation they must have government issued identification and an insurance card or policy as required by law.> If an individual is presenting proof for dismissal of expired driver's license, expired registration or expired inspection, they must have a photo identification issued by a governmental agency, proof the defect was remedied within 10 days of the date of the citation, and the administrative fee.
Be prepared to pay fine and costs that day.
If paying by mail, the Court accepts personal checks, cashier's check or money orders (DO NOT MAIL CASH).If making a payment via the online payment system, the Court accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or Diners Club card.
Cases currently in any type of warrant status can not be paid with personal, temporary, third party or company checks.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Farmers Branch Court Clerk's office in person or by telephone:
Farmers Branch Municipal Court3723 Valley View LaneFarmers Branch, Texas 75244972.484.4112
Failure to appear or pay the citation by the court date assigned will cause the incurring of additional fines, fees and costs. The individual may be charged with a separate offense of Failure to Appear, which carries a maximum penalty of $500. A warrant will be issued for the individual’s arrest and may result in the loss of driving and vehicle registration privileges.
Residential garbage is picked up by CWD five days a week, Monday through Friday. To check which days CWD is in your neighborhood, please see the Garbage Pickup/Green Grabber Schedule which you will find on the Sustainability and Public Health Department page. Please remember that all garbage should be out by 7:00 a.m. the day of your pickup.
Yes, currently the City provides Free Curbside Recycling and provides the residents with a blue recycling container serviced by Community Waste Disposal (CWD) once a week. Containers are for the recycling of paper, plastics (#1 -5 & #7), glass (any color), wax-coated paper drink containers, aluminum, metal cans, and cardboard. Residents may place all of the above materials in the containers. Please empty contents and rinse food containers prior to placing them in your recycle cart. Materials are commingled in the containers so no sorting is necessary as that is accomplished at the recycling facility.
Residential recycling is also accepted at the Citizen Collection Center (1399 Valley View Lane) open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. Please bring proof of proof of residency.
Yes, City staff in the Solid Waste Division provides the “Green Grabber” or brush and bulky pickup service to our residents. Please see the Garbage Pickup/Green Grabber Schedule which you will find on the Sustainability & Public Health-Solid Waste Division page to check which day the "Green Grabber" is in your neighborhood. If you have questions regarding your items for pickup, please contact the Public Works Department at 972.919.2597.
If no leak is detected in the meter box, your next step is to look at the water meter register. You may have to wipe the register face off with a wet towel to see the entire meter face. Dirt usually settles on the meter from month to month due to rain, irrigation and other moisture getting into the meter box.
• Record the reading on your meter• Do not use any water in your home for at least one hour• Recheck the meter every 20 minutes for one hour. The reading should be identical to the reading taken earlier. If it is higher, you probably have a leak. It is your responsibility to have it repaired.
Dripping faucets are easily recognized. You will have a faucet that does not completely turn off, and you may hear an annoying "drip, drip, drip" or see water collecting in the bottom of your sink or bathtub.
Continuously running toilets can be a silent culprit. Check the overflow pipes in the toilet tanks to be sure water isn’t draining. Place a few drops of food coloring in the tank, don’t flush and check the bowl in about 15 minutes. If any of the coloring appears in the bowl you probably have a tank-to-toilet-bowl leak, which will require repair.
Leaking toilets are more difficult to detect. Water loss may be caused by leaking parts or an incorrect setting. You may not always hear the problem. If the flapper valve in the toilet tank is not seating well, water will flow from the tank to the bowl and eventually down the drain as the bowl fills to a certain level. This problem can be detected by putting some blue food coloring into the tank. Wait a while and see if the water in the bowl has also begun to turn blue. If so, the flapper valve is the problem. Check more than once. The flapper valve may seat properly some of the time, but not all of the time. This can make this type of water loss difficult to detect. Another way that water loss can occur in a toilet is through the overflow in the tank. The overflow is the open pipe, usually located in the middle of the tank. If the float allows water to rise too high, water will go into the overflow pipe and down the drain. The best way to detect this is to take the top off the tank and see if water is at the top of the overflow pipe. If it is, the float may need to be adjusted.
Landscape irrigation problems can also result in water loss. These problems normally occur when sprinklers are on. There may be a break in the line or a malfunction in one of the sprinkler heads. Check to see if some parts of your lawn remain wet even when the sprinklers have not been on.
Remember: These are just suggested places to look for water loss first, and is not intended to be all-inclusive.
The City is divided into three geographic cycles for meter reading purposes. Your water meter is read about the same time each month, give or take a few days depending on weekends and holidays. If something is blocking access to the water meter box, repeat visits are made to obtain a meter reading or the customer is contacted prior to billing. Meters are typically read between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Occasionally, the meter readers may need to work on a Saturday.
If you have questions regarding your water bill, contact Customer Service at 972.919.2525.
The monthly rates or charges for services furnished by the water works system of the City shall be as follows (Ordinance No. 3594 approved by City Council September 17, 2019 and effective October 1, 2019):
Monthly rate minimum (first 2,000 gallons of water or less, all meter sizes): $21.99 per unit, plus any applicable oversize meter charges
For duplexes, triplexes, quadraplexes, apartment houses or any multi-family dwelling, a minimum of $21.99 will be charged for each unit regardless of whether it is located in a single family residence, duplex, apartment house or combination thereof.
The monthly rate or charges for services furnished by the Sanitary Sewer System of the City are below.
a) For private residences occupied by one family, the sewer service charge shall be as follows:
b) For duplexes, apartment houses or any multi-family dwelling, the sewer charge for each living unit shall be as follows:
c) For each business, commercial and industrial establishment, the sewer service charge shall be as follows:
Meters connected solely for fire protection systems shall be charged the monthly minimum rate established for 3/4 inch meters, in addition to volume usage charges, regardless of the actual meter size.