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However, since there is no service agreement connected with these phones, there is no call back number for 9-1-1 call takers. Calls made to 9-1-1 are contingent upon the caller telling the call taker where they are. More...
WPCAS is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am until 6pm. We are open Saturday from 11am - 4pmThe shelter is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The phones are answered on these days from 8:00am to close. On Sundays and Mondays, emergency calls will be dispatched to the on-duty animal control officer.
Surgery drop offs should arrive on the scheduled surgery day between 8:30 and 9:00. If the pet is not at the shelter by 9am we will have to reschedule the pet’s surgery date.
WPCAS provides service to the City of Weatherford, Unincorporated Parker County, Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and Willow Park. Unincorporated areas include: Adell, Briar, Garner, Poolville, and Whitt.
Areas we do not serve include: Agnes, Annettas, Azle, Brock, Cool, Cresson, Dennis, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Reno, Sanctuary, Goshen, Springtown and Peaster.
Weatherford Animal Control Officers provide animal services for the City of Weatherford, Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and Willow Park. Parker County Sherriff’s Department Animal Control Officers provide animal services for Unincorporated Parker County, Adell, Briar, Garner, Poolville and Whitt.
The shelter is only authorized to take animals from the areas we are contracted with. If you are turned away because of where you live, it is likely we do not have a contract in place to provide services for your area. (See non-service areas.)
The adoption fees are $90.00 for a male dog, $100.00 for a female dog, and $50.00 for a cat. These fees include spay/neuter, a rabies vaccination, a microchip and all basic vaccinations for influenza/parvo/etc.
Donate items such as dog and cat food, kitty litter, collars and leashes, laundry detergent and bleach. Donations can be brought directly to the shelter. Make a monetary contribution in the form of cash, check or money order made payable to the Weatherford Animal Shelter Building Improvement Fund. Monetary contributions may be mailed to Weatherford/Parker County Animal Shelter, 403 Hickory Lane, Weatherford, Texas 76086. Purchase a memorial brick for $100, which can be engraved in honor or memory of a beloved family member or pet. A memorial wall will be erected as part of the new construction.
You can find our Wish list on Amazon which will show many of the items we want that can help improve an animal’s stay at the shelter as well as items we use daily in our operations.
The mission of the Weatherford Parker Animal Shelter (WPCAS) is to improve the bonds between humans and their animals through effective outreach and exceptional customer service to our community.
We encourage the active involvement of volunteers at all levels of our agency. Volunteers work in partnership with staff to improve the bonds between humans and animals, increase the number of animals with loving homes, keep the community safe, and offer a municipal service of excellence to our community. Our volunteer family is part of what makes our shelter GREAT!
Anyone age 16 and older is welcome to apply.
For as little as four hours a month, you can make a big difference in the life of an animal in need.
Take this opportunity to invest in a cause you believe in!
Click here for more information!
Here are a few options for low cost vet care:
Contact the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter at 817-598-4111 for more information. Please note that these entities are not affiliated with the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter.
In the State of Texas you are required to report all dog bites to the police or an animal control officer who will fill out a dog bite report on the incident.
The shelter's fees can be found here.
Adopting is as easy as 1-2-3-4! All you need to do is (1) come into the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter, (2) visit with pets that interest you, (3) select a pet that fits your home and your life, and (4) bring the paperwork on the kennel to the front office to process your adoption! You will need to have your Government Issued ID, will be asked to complete a short adoption questionnaire, sign an Adoption Agreement and pay the adoption fee!
As the shelter exceeds 6000 animals intaken each year, homes for these animals become increasingly difficult to secure. Although the shelter does all we can to rehome the pets that we care for, there are many things that you, as the owner, are able to do to secure a positive outcome for your pet. Because of the high intake numbers and capacity of the shelter, we request that you try to find an alternative solution to surrendering your pet to the shelter. Solutions include rehoming your pet on your own, finding a trainer to help with behavioral issues, and requesting assistance from animal rescues in the area. Please take a look at our Alternatives to Surrender Guide.
If you have tried all other options, you may contact the shelter and your pet will be accepted based on availability with a $10 surrender fee. We cannot guarantee adoption for your pet. Please try other available options before surrendering to the shelter.
Contact WPCAS directly and visit the shelter to identify your pet. Once you have identified and confirmed your pet is at the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter, the front office will be able to assist you with reclamation of your pet. You will need current ID, to sign the Owner Reclamation Agreement and fees are assessed at the time of reclamation. Your pet must be current on rabies vaccination (1 year vaccines only and must provide the rabies certificate signed by the administering veterinarian) and will be required to be fitted with a microchip if you pet does not currently have one.
WPCAS does not currently have a foster program, however, please look to our rescue partners as they are always looking for great foster families!
Our shelter has a great feature to help you determine if your missing pet has been turned into the shelter and for you to see the pets here at the shelter! Visit our WPCAS Shelter Dashboard to see animals currently at the shelter, animals that were adopted/rescued today, and an interactive stray animal map that indicates where pets in the shelter were picked up at. Please pay close attention to date ranges on the Stray Animal Map to ensure you select the dates your pet went missing to the date you are looking.
All of our livestock at the shelter go up for auction and follow the Estrays chapter of the Agriculture Code and after the hold period go up for auction with Texas Auction Realty. All livestock is managed by the Parker County Sheriff's Department.
Euthanasia is always the shelter’s last resort for an animal. Animals may be euthanized based on medical issues, behavior issues, temperament, and/or space constraints at the shelter. The shelter maintains a Live Release Rate of over 90% yearly, meaning 90% of the animals that come into the shelter are rehomed successfully through reclamations, adoptions, rescues, TNR, or our barn cat program.
Ideally animals should not be in the shelter environment for over two weeks.
An animal becomes urgent once the animal has been in the shelter for over 30 days as the shelter is not set up for long term boarding. The shelter is a TEMPORARY housing situation for the pets who need it.
We try multiple ways to place our animals, however, there are times we are unsuccessful.
We do not claim to be a “No-Kill Shelter”. We try our best to place animals in our care, however, we are an animal shelter where many animals seek shelter and safety. There are times we must make difficult decisions and proceed with euthanasia due to behavioral, medical and/or space constraints.
Currently, there are no licensing requirements for dogs or cats in Parker County. It is, however, mandatory that all dogs and cats be vaccinated yearly for rabies.
Animals with no identification (no current tags or microchip) will be held for 3 days before being available for placement.
Animals with current identification (current tags and/or microchip) will be held for 5 days before being available for placement.
It is the owner’s responsibility to check the shelter regularly, and multiple times, when looking for a lost pet. We cannot verify if your pet is at the shelter over the phone or by email.
A microchip is only as good as the information registered on them. There are many times animal control picks up a pet that is microchipped and the information registered with the microchip is inaccurate. Bad information on a microchip leads animal control to a dead end when trying to return an owner home. It is imperative that owners keep updated and current information on their microchips. If you give your pet away, change the owner information on the microchip. If you move, change phone numbers, or any of your contact information changes PLEASE update your pet’s microchip information!
How do you update the information? By contacting the microchip company and following their procedures. Below are the most common microchip companies we see:
***Please note that these companies are NOT affiliated with the Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter.***
The shelter uses HomeAgain Microchips for all pets at the shelter. The shelter can provide your pet with a microchip for only $20
Weatherford Animal Control Officers respond to emergency calls after hours. If you have an emergency, please contact Weatherford Police Department. If your issue is not an emergency, please call and leave a voicemail and we will return your call in the morning.
Emergency Calls include:
Non-Emergency Calls include:
According to the ASCPA, The past and current strategy of “catching and killing”, or “catching and removing” free-roaming cats has failed. Their numbers will continue to grow, but with TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) efforts in place, the feral cat population will stabilize. TNR is the strategy of reducing the numbers of feral cats in the community by trapping the cats, bringing them to a clinic to be spayed/neutered, and returning them back to their home range. This process helps to control the population by preventing the vacuum effect, reducing the numbers of litters, population decreases as feral cats live shorter life spans than inside cats, and annoying behaviors like howling, fighting, marking territory and subsequent odors will stop or decrease dramatically.
For more information, visit Alley Cat Allies!
There are likely several people in your area feeding feral cats. The best way to provide and care for the feral cats in your community is:
TNR – Trap the cats, have them spayed or neutered, and return them to the same location they were picked up from.
Feed the cats in feeding stations and only for one hour per day. Be sure that once “dinner time” is over, all food is promptly picked up and cleaned up. You do not want to leave food out all day/all night, or leave it scattered about because that will bring in wildlife who can spread diseases and cause nuisance issues.
See Alley Cat Allies’ resources on Community Care.
Alley Cat Allies have great information on the Feral Cat Vacuum Effect!
WPCAS does lease traps for the citizens of Weatherford. There is a $50 deposit that will be refunded as long as the trap is returned in good working order. You will be allowed to keep the trap for up to two weeks. Trapping is only authorized (personal traps or leased traps) during good weather. Trapping during inclement weather is inhumane and illegal.
Citation fees are set by the municipal courts. They are usually around $200 for an “At Large” citation.
You can have up to 5 dogs and/or cats in city limits. In the county, you can have as many animals to which you can provide adequate and humane care for.
You cannot own a wild animal in city limits. Only certified wildlife rehabbers can house them.
Check out our Coyote Webpage!
If you encounter a coyote try the following hazing methods:
You can humanely trap them, however, only certified personnel can transport and/or handle.
We do not provide pets control services, however, there are several companies in the area that do.
You should always get medical attention first, then notify animal control as any mammal that bites should be quarantined and/or sent for rabies testing.
You can find our full animal control ordinance for the City of Weatherford here.
It is important to follow the advice of a local family pet veterinarian who is aware of local disease risks, laws and is able to carefully advise families about risks to their pets.
Parker County requires each dog and cat to receive yearly rabies vaccines. The 3-year rabies vaccine is not recognized in Parker County.
Currently days feral cats can be dropped off for T-N-R surgery is Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:30 and 9:00 am. Cats arriving after 9:00am will not be accepted for surgery and will have to come back another day.
You will need to contact a veterinarian or pet hospice to have your pet euthanized as we do not offer those services through the shelter.
No. It is suggested that citizens have no more than 2 garage sales per year.
The Council normally meets in regular session at 6:00 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
You may contact the mayor by phone through the City Secretary's office at 817-598-4202.
A maximum of thirty minutes will be devoted to receiving comments from the public for topics not listed on the agenda. Each speaker is limited to one presentation per meeting with a maximum timed limit of three minutes. No formal City Council action is permitted under the Texas Open Meetings law for the items discussed in this section of the agenda. Comments are also welcome on items listed on the current agenda. Citizens wishing to address City Council during a meeting should complete the appropriate speaker card prior to the start of each meeting.
Complete a Mobile Food Permit Application and return it to Consumer Health Department. Once the application has been received, regulatory authority will review and schedule the pre-opening inspection. After the pre-opening inspection is conducted and approved, a permit will be issued. An annual permit is $300.00.
Please refer to the "Minimum Standards for Food Establishments" located under the tab, "Food Establishments". A set of plans will need to be submitted to the Consumer Health Department for review for new or extensive remodel. Complete the Food Establishment Plan Review Packet and Food Permit Application and return both documents to the Consumer Health Department. Incomplete plan review packets will delay the review process. The owner or contractor will need to make an appointment with the regulatory authority for the Final Health Inspections. Once the final inspection has passed, the owner or contractor may apply for a Health Permit. (The fee will depend on the classification of the food establishment.) The final inspection approval and payment of the Health Permit must be made prior to the issuance of the CO (Certificate of Occupancy). The CO is required prior to occupying the new, existing, or remodeled food establishment.
The City of Weatherford Consumer Health Department no longer offers a food handler's class. You may find a list of classes on the link below.
Establishments such as; Group Homes, Vending Machines, Facilities operated by non-profit organizations for their members, families, and invited guests. All other establishments will require a permit. If you need further assistance, please contact the Consumer Health Department.
Spacing out during in-person meetings is suggested. All public meetings are live streamed on our website here. We have an internal COVID Continuity team that meets once a weekly to track numbers, enact policies and ensure that all of our policies and practices are exceeding the expectations set forth by the CDC and the office of the Texas Governor.
On Friday, March 20, 2020, Weatherford Mayor Paul Paschall issued a Proclamation Declaring a Local State of Disaster in response to evidence of community spread of COVID-19 within the state of Texas.
The proclamation, made pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 19755, and relating to Emergency Management and Public Health, pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code.
Weatherford is modifying training programs and gatherings for staff to protect and prevent the possible spread of the virus to employees that could ultimately impact patrons.
As well as we are meeting regularly with staff to evaluate City operations and programs and events to determine any specific course of action.
More on what the city is doing:
For specific department updates please see our COVID-19 Information page here.
Yes. COVID-19 appears to be spreading from person-to-person in a number of countries including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan. We are currently experiencing continued spread among close contacts in some areas of the United States.
View the COVID-19 Dashboard here for updated case counts, fatalities and breakdown of stats.
The virus that causes COVID-19 may be passed from an infected person in several ways, including:
In 2021 the newest variant was announced, thought to be 2xs as contagious as the original strain. Click here to read more on the Delta Variant and what the CDC knows about it.
Most patients with COVID-19 may have no or mild symptoms. Some may develop:
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19. Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
Learn more about the symptoms on the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus. These are exactly the same precautions you would take to avoid coming down with a cold or the flu.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:
Click here to view what the CDC says on preventing sickness.
Yes. There are currently a few vaccine options to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to the virus.
Click here to read the latest and learn more about the CVOVID-19 vaccines.
There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19. People with COVID-19 infection receive supportive treatment including fluids to prevent dehydration, medicines to decrease fever or muscle aches, and sometimes oxygen therapy. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care or hospitalization.
Learn more about what to do if/when you are sick at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html OR https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/treatments-for-severe-illness.html
If you believe you may be at risk of infection with COVID-19 and you develop symptoms, call ahead to a healthcare provider for additional guidance. Be sure to tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact. Your healthcare professional may work with the county public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for COVID-19.
Medical City Virtual Care has been introduced as a convenient screening option for people who are concerned that they may be at risk for COVID-19. The COVID-19 screening visit is free of charge at MedicalCityVirtualCare.Zipnosis.com.
Appointments are not necessary and the site is easily accessed from a smart phone or computer 24/7. Medical City Virtual Care allows North Texans concerned about the virus to be screened while allowing them to stay at home and prevent the spread of illness.
For individuals who are considering travel, they should consult the CDC webpage at
Stats on COVID-19 show that older adults, pregnant and recently pregnant people and people who have serious chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill. If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is critically important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of becoming infected with the disease. For more information for people at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/index.html
Texas Department of State Health Services has advised if you do not have health insurance, you should contact a hospital’s emergency department. You are strongly advised to call ahead to the hospital to ensure medical staff can properly isolate any potential COVID-19 cases.
Medical City Assistance:
In healthcare settings all across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations. CDC encourages people who are well to continue to donate blood if they are able, even if they are practicing social distancing because of COVID-19. CDC is supporting blood centers by providing recommendations that will keep donors and staff safe. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, thoroughly adhering to environmental cleaning practices, and encouraging donors to make donation appointments ahead of time.
See more CDC FAQs on there website here.
CDC recommends that all people wear a face mask, especially those who are not fully vaccinated, full vaccinated people with weakened immune systems and to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, fully vaccinated people should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. To protect themselves from respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. A face mask should be used by people who have COVID-19 and are showing symptoms. This is to protect others from the risk of getting infected and keeps people from touching their face. The use of face masks (KN95 and surgical) also is crucial for health workers and other people who are taking care of someone infected with COVID-19 in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
Learn more on what the CDC says is important on masks and face coverings on their website.
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
A viral test checks specimens from your nose or your mouth to find out if you are currently infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Viral tests can be performed in a laboratory, at a testing site, or at home or anywhere else. Two types of viral tests are used: nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) and antigen tests.
The following people should get tested for COVID-19:
The following people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 do not need to get tested if they do not have COVID-19 symptoms:
People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered, as long as they do not develop new symptoms, do not need to get tested.
First and foremost seek medical advice from a medical professional.
Restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, taxis, or rideshare. Monitor your symptoms and call before visiting your doctor. If you have an appointment, be sure you tell them you have or may have COVID-19. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw away in a lined trashcan. Wash hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use an alcoholbased hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Clean all "high touch" surfaces every day, such as counters, tables, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, phones, and keyboards. Remain in home isolation for 7 days OR until 72 hours after your fever has resolved (and symptoms get better) whichever is longer
Quarantine is for people who are not currently showing symptoms but are at increased risk for having been exposed to an infectious disease. Quarantine is for people who could become sick and spread the infection to others.
Isolation is used for people who are currently ill and able to spread the disease and who need to stay away from others in order to avoid infecting them.
Yes, people in self-quarantine are not sick and can still have contact with their household members. Should they develop any symptoms, they are asked to quickly and safely isolate from all others, including those in their household, and to contact their medical provider.
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:
The U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced March 20 that all taxpayers and businesses will have an additional three months to file their taxes. Tax Day has moved from April 15 to July 15.
Be smart. Make sure you confirm the news you hear about COVID-19 by checking the following official websites:
Please refer to the CDC’s website for the latest guidance. Currently, the CDC recommendation is to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people.
For the full list of CDC FAQs check out their website here.
We are updating a subpage on our COVID-19 website under the title of Small Business Resources.
Please check the WISD webpage for updates on their response to COVID-19.
We know that the current situation is stressful for many people and businesses right now. The CDC has a great list of ways to manage and cope right now. Check that list out on their website here.
See more on the Parker County Local Disaster Declaration here.
Read more on the declaration and and amendment from Parker County Judge Pat Dean here on the Parker County Website.
WHEREAS, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus, now designated COVID-19, as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020; and
WHEREAS, President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020; and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019; and
WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and
WHEREAS, the continued worldwide spread of COVID-19 presents an imminent threat of widespread illness, which requires emergency action for the protection of the people of Parker County; and
WHEREAS, a declaration of local disaster and public health emergency includes the ability to reduce the possibility of exposure to disease, control the risk, promote health, and compel persons to undergo additional health measures that prevent or control the spread of disease. These measures include isolation, surveillance, quarantine, or placement of persons under public health observation, including the provision of temporary housing or emergency shelters for persons misplaced or evacuated. A declaration allows the request of assistance from the Governor for state resources; and
WHEREAS, this Declaration activates the Parker County Emergency Management Plan; and
WHEREAS, the County Judge and Commissioners Court have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency; and
WHEREAS, the County Judge issued an Emergency Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency on March 20, 2020. Now, the County Judge and Commissioners Court hereby issue this First Amended Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency to implement additional measures to ensure the protection of the residents of Parker County.
THEREFORE, Be It Proclaimed by the County Judge that:
Document signed in Commissioners Court on 3/23/2020.
To read the entire First Amended Declaration of Local Disaster due to Public Health Emergency from Parker County visit their website here.
Selling door to door falls under the Category of a Peddler’s Permit and are issued by the Weatherford Police department. The issuing of Peddler’s Permits is suspended during COVID-19.
Door to door soliciting is sometimes referred to as a Solicitor’s Permit. More information on the Weatherford City Ordinance can be found in Chapter 13 - Solicitors, Canvassers and Handbill Distribution here.
Texas Department of State Health Services has advised if you do not have health insurance, you should contact a hospital’s emergency department. You are strongly advised to call ahead to the hospital to ensure medical staff can properly isolate any potential COVID-19 cases.
Yes, you can still check out one of our many trails or parks, while practicing social distancing (groups of less than 10 and staying 6 feet away). Check out Parks & Recreation department updates on the weatherfordtx.gov/covid19 page for up-to-date changes about cancellations and closures.
More information on events and parks can be found on our Parks & Recreation website at weatherfordparks.com.
Follow our Weatherford Parks & Recreation Facebook Page (@WPARD) to see our weekly Mission Possible! scavenger hunts to get you up and moving while maintaining a safe distance from others.
Yes, you can still get your exercise in outside. We do recommend trying to keep your numbers as low as possible, maintaining a social distance of at least 6 feet and keeping group numbers below 10.
Additional key times to clean hands include:
*In addition to avoiding touching eyes, nose, or mouth. Using hand sanitizer frequently is also suggested, although handwashing is the preferred method.
Yes. If you have any signs of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, cough) then you must stay home until you no longer have fever for 72 hours, AND your symptoms have improved, AND 14 days have passed since you first had symptoms. These are based on CDC guidelines. Although, a good general rule of thumb, year round, is to stay home if you are sick or showing symptoms to prevent spreading any illness to those around you.
Community spread refers to people who have been infected with the virus in a specific geographic area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.
Yes, the Department of State Health Services established a COVID-19 Call Center and email box to receive questions from the general public. Their email is email@example.com or you can reach the DSHS COVID-19 Call Center by dialing 1-877-570-9779. Their hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 7 days a week..
The Department of State Health Services website provides guidance for businesses.
Please refer to the CDC Coronavirus Travelers information webpage. Be aware that information changes frequently.
A warning means that a severe weather event is imminent or occurring in the warned area.
Actions to Take once the Warning has Been Issued: Activate your emergency plan Take shelter immediately Tune in to local news or radio stations for additional information
The Outdoor Warning Siren Test will be conducted the first Wednesday of each month (weather permitting) at 1:00 pm.
The test will consist of a tone being sounded for 3 minutes then silence. All 10 of the sirens will be tested at the same time.
If the weather is overcast/cloudy/rain then then that monthly test will be cancelled.
The City’s current property tax rate is $0.4581 per $100 of assessed valuation.
No. The City is only one of several taxing authorities with overlapping jurisdiction for City of Weatherford residents. The combined tax rates for most Weatherford residents depending on what school district the property is located in are as follows: City of Weatherford $0.4581 Weatherford School District $1.2393 Parker County $0.2626 Parker County Lateral Road $0.0667 Parker County Hospital District $0.1051 Parker County College District $0.1225 Total $2.2543
Yes. The City collects a Lake Lot License Fee for certain properties located on Lake Weatherford. Fees are per a contracted rate, billed by the City October 31st and payable by January 1st to: City of Weatherford CFO 303 Palo Pinto Street P.O.Box 255 Weatherford, Texas 76086 Further information regarding Lake Lot License Fees can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
To obtain a burn permit contact the Fire Marshal at 817-598-4287.
If you live in the county, but are within Weatherford Fire Departments response area, and wish to obtain a burn permit please visit the Parker County website by clicking here.
The Weatherford Fire Department welcomes visitors to tour our stations. For large groups or specific dates and times, we request that you contact the Department at least one week before the day you would like to visit. We can normally accommodate all requests, however, due to training, maintenance, and inspection activities, we request that you call ahead. Arrangements can also be made for our firefighters to visit daycares, schools, senior care centers, and other facilities. Please contact our Administrative Secretary at 817-598-4280 or email email@example.com to make these arrangements.
Yes. Our department is committed to ongoing public education and will be happy to send a representative to your function. Please call the Fire Administration Office at 817-598-4280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week prior to schedule your event.
Administrative office hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. During those hours, we make every effort to make sure that someone is available to answer the Administrative telephone lines. However, there may be times when the telephones are extremely busy and there may be a delay in answering your call. After regular business hours, a firefighter will answer your call if they are not responding to an incident.
Submit your questions or comments to the Fire Department.
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Paul Paschall is the Mayor for the City of Weatherford. Mr. Paschall was elected Mayor in May 2019 for a three-year term.
From Interstate 20: Take exit 406. Turn right onto S. Bowie Dr. After approximately .9 miles, you will come to a stop sign. Turn right onto Charles Street. The library is ahead on the left.
From the Parker County Courthouse: Head south on S. Main Street. At Russell St. (approximately .7 miles), turn right. Russell Street ends at Charles Street. Turn left. The library is ahead on the right.
Photographic identification issued by a government or educational institution is required to open an account and must be shown when the application is made. For example: a current driver’s license or state identification card. City residence verification is required to open a no charge account. Acceptable forms of verification: government issued ID (must be current), electric bill, water bill, cable bill, natural gas bill, or lease.
Thank you for your generosity, but we are not accepting donations at this time. Please do not place donations in our book/media drops or outside our doors.
To see if your devices are compatible, check here.
Click here for more information on the downloadable eBook and eAudiobook program at the Weatherford Public Library.
The website for the North Texas Libraries on the Go catalog is www.ntexlibrariesonthego.org. When you sign in on that site, your PIN will be the last four digits of the telephone number that's listed on your library account, unless you have changed that PIN by using the online catalog account management features.
Searching for and checking out items is very similar to using e-commerce sites like Amazon.com. There are also a number of helpful tutorials on the site that show you the download process step-by-step and there is also an interactive support tool that is useful in getting started.
If you live inside or own property inside of Weatherford city limits, there is no charge to open an account at Weatherford Public Library. There is an annual $50 non-resident fee if you live outside of the City of Weatherford.
Internet access is available free of charge for city residents. There is an annual $50 non-resident fee if you live outside the city limits. Weatherford Public Library also has computers with popular word processing, spreadsheet and other applications installed and available for use.
Must be 18 years of age.
Must have a library card with us for six months and have used it at least once.
Must be in good standing with our library.
If you meet the requirements please talk to a library clerk during your next visit.
You may check your account online by going to our catalog at http://catalog.wpltx.com/ Click the 'my account' tab at the top of the page and enter your Barcode Number and Password. Barcode Number is the full number on the back of your library card. (This will be on the front of some older cards.) Please contact the library at 817-598-4150 if you have not registered your password yet.
Yes. Please speak with a library clerk at the circulation desk. They will be able to help you with this service. There is a charge of $1.00 for each page you fax (no charge for cover page).
We must have your library card number or driver license number to renew items over the phone.
Yes. Just visit our catalog at http://catalog.wpltx.com/ Click the 'my account' tab at the top of the page and then click 'log in.' It will ask for your Barcode Number and Password. Barcode Number is the full number on the back of your library card. (This will be on the front of some older cards.) Please contact the library at 817-598-4150 if you have not registered your password yet.
As of October 1st, 2020 Weatherford Public Library has gone FINE FREE! This means that we will no longer be charging overdue fines on items that belongs to Weatherford Public Library when they are turned in after their due date. Items that belong to other PCLA libraries will still have late fines applied. Charges for damaged items or items not returned to us will still apply.
Just drop off your materials in the proper drop.
Yes, we accept both debit and credit card payments in person. Please talk to one of our library clerks at the circulation desk. Credit card payments can not be taken over the phone. The charge must be over $5.00.
Call the library at 817-598-4150. Explain the problem to a library clerk. Return the empty case back to the library as soon as possible.
However, once the plea has been entered and arrangement has been made, anyone may make the payment.
This project involves replacing the water and sanitary sewer lines along North Main between Front Street and Eighth Street.
This project will replace old water and sewer lines, which are upwards to 70 years old and prone to needing repairs. This will also provide brand new water and sewer lines prior to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) resurfacing the street.
During construction, traffic delays can be expected. Access to certain properties or businesses may also be inconvenient at times. Once complete, this project will provide brand new water and sewer lines for better and more reliable service.
While this project is being constructed, you can expect delays due to variable lane closures. While through traffic will be allowed to travel on North Main Street, it is recommended to consider an alternate route. Ric Williamson Memorial Highway, Franklin Street, Brazos Street, and Elm Street are all good alternatives to avoid North Main Street.
Yes. The contractor for this project is required to provide some form of access to your property. However, there may be times that the contractor will need to limit access to your property for a brief period of time (2 or 3 hours) to install the water or sewer line. In this case, the contractor will provide you at least 48 hours of notice. If for some reason access to your property is necessary during this scheduled time, the contractor can provide a way for you to enter or leave your property within a few minutes.
The entire project is expected to take 8 months and be completed in December 2019.
The contractor will only be working within one block at a time. The work with each block is expected to take about three weeks. Once the work is complete within each block, the block will be reopened, ready for traffic.
The schedule below shows when the work will happen at specific location along North Main Street. Please keep in mind that this schedule may change, and to visit City’s Engineering website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/engineering/currentprojects for any updated information.
The majority of the work is planned to take place between 7 am and 6 pm, Monday through Friday. There is nighttime work planned between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am that will only occur on 4 or 5 separate occasions. Any property owners affected by this work will be notified at least 24 hour prior to the nighttime work. While it is not planned at this time, it may be necessary to do some work during the weekend.
You may call Bill Smith with the City of Weatherford at (817) 598-4033.
The best source of this information is the City’s Engineering website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/engineering/currentprojects. The City’s Facebook/Instagram/Twitter page are also an excellent source of information. You can also call Bill Smith at (817) 598-4033.
The best answer for this is….maybe. The City will make every effort to maintain water and sewer service throughout this project. However, there are times when scheduled water shutdowns are required to make connections to existing water lines. When this occurs, any resident or business affected by the shutdown will be notified at least 24 hour prior to the shutdown. There is also the unlikely event of an unscheduled shutdown to repair a water or sewer line due to unforeseen circumstances. Water and sewer service will be restored as soon as possible with all shutdowns.
While this project should improve water flow in the area, it is unlikely that you will notice an improvement in water pressure.
The contractor will make all necessary repairs to the street as the water and sewer lines are put in. Also, after the water and sewer lines are put in, the TxDOT will completely resurface the street. Once these projects are complete, you will have all new water and sewer lines and a brand new street!
A map and other information can be found at the City’s Engineering website at www.weatherfordtx.gov/engineering/currentprojects.
If possible, seek an alternate route to avoid North Main Street. If you cannot find an alternate route, please provide an extra measure of caution around the construction site. Please be patient and mindful of construction traffic and workers in these areas. The City of Weatherford and its contractor appreciates your patience and understanding while we complete this important project!
If you are a City of Weatherford electric customer, text OUT to 817-598-4225 or call 817-598-4257. If your phone number is not recognized, please contact Utility Billing at 817-598-4225 during normal business hours to update your customer information.
If your phone number is not recognized, please update your contact information on the Customer Portal or by contacting Utility Billing at 817-598-4225 during normal business hours.
If you are a City of Weatherford electric customer, text ELECTRIC to 817-598-4225. If your phone number is not recognized, please contact Utility Billing at 817-598-4225 during normal business hours to update your customer information.
If you are a City of Weatherford electric customer, text STATUS to 817-598-4225. You can also review the outage map above.
The electric outage management system responds to the following prompts:
The electric outage management system currently only recognizes the primary phone number listed on the customer account.
Your account number is listed on your monthly utility bill in the upper right hand corner.
Dispatch and Patrol are open 24 hours per day. Administration, Records, and Property/Evidence are open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday, excluding all city holidays.
You can now obtain copies of accident reports online. The process is simple and easy to follow. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This excludes periodic routine maintenance down time. The report must match the minimum information for the option selected on the Crash Report Search screen. There are four options for searching: Name, Driver License/Identification Card Number, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), TxDOT Crash ID. There is a fee for purchasing a crash report online. The cost for an Uncertified electronic copy is $6.00. The cost of a Certified electronic copy is $8.00. The cost of a Letter of "No Records" is free. Purchases must be made using a credit/debit card or electronic check (ACH). Accepted credit/debit cards include VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If after reviewing the FAQ and Purchase User Guide you have questions or require additional assistance, please call (844) CRIS-HLP Monday through Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM. You may also contact police records at 817-598-4310.
You can obtain a public copy of an offense report in person between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday at Weatherford Police Department 614 Fort Worth Hwy, Weatherford, Texas. We do not fax, email, or mail reports. Please keep in mind that limited information is considered “public.” Due to legal restrictions, certain information will be omitted from public copies of offense reports.
Your request must be in writing. Only written requests trigger a governmental body’s obligations under the Public Information Act. Your request should be for documents or other information that is already in existence. Governmental bodies are not required to answer questions, perform legal research, or comply with a continuing request to supply information on a periodic basis as such information is prepared in the future.
Providing that your vehicle is not being held as evidence, you will need to bring one or more of the following documentation papers to the WPD Communications Department to obtain a release form:
The WPD uses the following wrecker services: AA Wrecker (located at 3601 FM 51 North, 817-341-3565) Sargent’s Wrecker (located at 1763 North Main Street, 817-596-3566) Miller’s Wrecker(located at 491 Green Branch Road, 817-341-1133) Ace’s Wrecker (located at 1233 B Linville Lane, 817-599-4111) Longhorn Wrecker (located at 2950 FM 920, 817-341-7676) Please contact the appropriate wrecker service regarding storage/impound fees. If there has been a hold placed on your vehicle you will need to contact the officer or detective that placed the hold in order to get it released. If you have questions, please contact the Communications Office 24 hours per day at 817-598-4300.
Yes. Contact the Police Department at 682-229-2612 at least two weeks in advance of your event. We will need to know approximately how many people will be at the event, their age range, when and where it will be held, what topics you would like for us to discuss and how long you would like our presentation to last.
Yes. People of any age can ride out with an officer, as long as their criminal history is clear and they, or their guardian, has completed a waiver of liability form.
The Weatherford Police Department is committed to maintaining a professional police force and department. We have both officers and civilian employees working for the department. If anyone has a complaint regarding an officer’s or civilian employee’s actions, he/she is encouraged to speak with a department representative about the incident. Everyone should know that they have the right to make a complaint and that no retaliation will come as a result of that complaint. The department will diligently investigate the complaint and implement corrective measures if they are warranted.
The Weatherford Police Department is committed to rewarding employees for commendable actions and service. Anyone who feels that an employee has performed a service that you feel is worthy of a commendation, we would like to hear about it.
You can go online to parkercountytx.com or call 682-229-2347.
Fingerprint services are available to the public by appointment only at the Weatherford Police Department, located at 614 Fort Worth Hwy.. Appointments for fingerprints may be made by emailing email@example.com or contacting Detective Kayla Bumpas at 817-598-4419.
If you think you need a protective order contact the Parker County Attorney’s Office Assault/Family Violence Unit at 101 North Main St., Weatherford, TX 76086 Phone 817-594-8409.
Yes. There are three different types of permits for persons requesting to solicit inside the city. A peddler permit, an itinerant vendor permit and a religious solicitor permit. Peddlers and itinerant vendors are charged a fee for this service while religious solicitors are not; however, religious solicitors must meet the charitable organizations guidelines set up by the state. Anyone who has a warrant or a criminal history for fraud and/or theft will not be given a permit. It is a crime to solicit within the city without the approved permit. For more information please visit https://library.municode.com/tx/weatherford/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_TITVBURE_CH13SOCAHADI_ARTIIRE
You can either telephone police dispatch at 817-598-4300, or you can go online to the city webpage and click on the “citizen service request” icon on the left side of the page. Please give detailed information about the activities, the persons involved, vehicle descriptions (tag numbers, make and model of car), hours when activity occurs, etc., will assist investigators. Results may not be seen immediately. Cases involving conspiracy or high level drug trafficking can be complicated and time consuming.
Contact your local police department as soon as possible to generate a police report. Even if the Identity Theft has taken place in another city or state, you will need to show proof you have made contact with a police agency. You can view an information booklet on what you can do by visiting the attorney general web page at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/identity-theft
You can find a copy of the Weatherford Police Department’s Policy Manual here on our website. It is also available in a PDF format to download here.
You can find a copy of the Weatherford Police Department’s most recent Racial Profiling Report here on our website. It’s available in a downloadable PDF as well here.
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#2 HDPE: High Density PolyethyleneCommonly used in milk jugs, detergent and shampoo bottles.
#3 V: Polyvinyl ChlorideCommonly used in film for meat packaging and some rigid plastic containers
#4 LDPE: Low Density PolyethyleneCommonly used in newspaper and grocery bags and butter cups lids.
#5 PP: PolypropyleneCommonly used in yogurt containers and deli trays
#6 PS: PolystyreneCommonly used in plastic cups and plates and to-go containers
#7 Other: Other mixed resinsCommonly used in mixed plastic containers or plastic products
Each city utility account holder with the city may purchase rolls of trash bags each year. They are $6 per roll for a 50 count. You have to provide account verification to purchase rolls. Only the person(s) listed on the account may purchase the rolls of trash bags without explicit written permission emailed to Utility Billing ahead of time.
To have your electronics picked up our current process is to call either Utility Billing (817.598.4225) or the Solid Waste and Recycling Department (817.598.4154) and then they will be picked up at your curb.This serivce is provided to Weatherford residents with current Utility Billing accounts with us.
To view our Electronics Recycling flyer click here.
In most cases, garbage was not picked up because it was put out after the crew picked up on your street. Please notify the Sanitation Division and they will make an attempt to go back and pick it up. Please ensure that your regular garbage collection is out by 7 a.m. on your service day. For bulk/brush collection have your piles out by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week for collection.
The City of Weatherford Utility Billing Department is open from 7:30am to 5:00pm Monday- Friday. You can make utility payments 24 hours a day 7 days a week by calling 817-598-4225 OPT 1. You will need your account number, you can pay with an electronic check, debit card and/or credit card. There is also a night drop on the west side of the building that can be accessed anytime.
Please call 817-598-4257 OPT 4.
Please visit our website, weatherfordtx.gov and find the utility billing page. Select forms on the left side of the page. All applications can be submitted online. If you are not able to visit our website, please come to City Hall. If you are renting a copy of your lease is required. We are next day service. You can also use our IVR phone system 817.598.4225 OPT 1.
Online: www.weatherfordtx.gov Online: Payment and Customer Portal: https://ipn.paymentus.com/cp/wmus Mobile apps are available: App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/city-of-weatherford/id1063354548?ls=1&mt=8 Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paymentus.client.wmus Phone: 817-598-4225, you will need your account number. You can pay with an electronic check, debit card and/or credit card. We do not accept American Express. Mail: PO Box 255, Weatherford, TX 76086. Please include your account number. In person: City Hall located at 303 Palo Pinto Street, Weatherford, TX 76086 Overnight Secure Drop Box: Our drop box is located on Davis Street on the west end of the building. Please include your account number. Automatic withdrawal from bank account: Please download the application and return with a voided check, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us at 817-598-4225.
Contact email@example.com or call us at 817-598-4225 OPT 6.
Each city utility account holder with the city may purchase rolls of trash bags each year. They are $6 per roll for a count of 50. You have to provide account verification to purchase rolls. Only the person(s) listed on the account may purchase the rolls of trash bags/garbage bags/can liners without explicit written permission emailed to Utility Billing ahead of time.
Before getting started, make sure you have your utility bill for reference – you will need to know your account number (it is an 8 digit number ##-####-##)
Click on the following web link to access the customer portal: https://my-wfrd.sensus-analytics.com/login.html#/signin
To set up a new account, you will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions, and then enter your email address.
You will then receive an email from Sensus Analytics with another web link to finish setting up your account.
You will need to enter your utility account number (##-####-##) and the street number of your address.
Once you’ve set up your account, you can review your utility usage; set alerts/notifications, and select settings for how the information is presented.
The City of Weatherford Utilities Department is launching a new customer portal so that customers can access more detailed information about their water and electric consumption.
This program was launched in 2021.
Before getting started, make sure you have your utility bill for reference – you will need to know your account number (it is an 8 digit number ##-####-##)
To set up a new account, you will be prompted to accept the terms and conditions, and then enter your email address.
You will then receive an email from Sensus Analytics with another web link to finish setting up your account. You will need to enter your utility account number (##-####-##) and the street number of your address.
This utility customer portal is a user-friendly dashboard to show helpful information about your electric and water usage such as:
The Weatherford Utility Customer Portal is free to all Weatherford Utility Customers.
The Weatherford Utility Customer Portal features data on Weatherford Electric and Weatherford Water usage and alerts.
Data from the meters is encrypted and sent through a safe and secure network to the utility databases. The meter system transmits only the water meter readings, the meter identification number, and diagnostic information to verify that the automated meter equipment is operating correctly. Only key authorized utility personnel, such as utility billing representatives can access your account if needed.
Usage is uploaded to the system nightly and is delayed by 24 hours.
Yes. The best way to detect a leak would be to watch your graph. If you see continuous usage with no break in your graph, it would indicate a continuous flow of water. This could potentially mean a leak.
One of the many benefits to the utility customer portal is the ability to set alerts to keep up with water usage based on the customer’s settings. The two main alerts are vacation and usage alerts:
Yes! Conservation is the key to avoiding early drought conditions. This system will allow you to monitor the amount of water you are using during the day. For example, your sprinklers may currently be set to water 20 minutes per station. By lowering your time to 12 minutes per station you will see a drastic decrease in water usage.
*Note please visit our Water Conservation page to see our Watering Schedule for the city of Weatherford.
Call Utilities – 817-598-4257 OPT 4.
1. Disc golf is played like ball golf, using flying discs. One stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown, and when a penalty is incurred. The winner is the golfer with the lowest score.
2. Tee throws must be completed within the designated tee areas.
3. Order of play - After teeing off, the player whose disc is farthest from the hole always throws first. The player with the fewest strokes on the previous hole is the first to tee off.
4. Stance - Fairway throws must be made with the foot closest to the hole on the spot where the last throw came to rest. The other foot may be not closer to the hole than the foot on this lie.
5. A run-up and normal follow through, after release, are allowed more than 10 meters from the hole. Inside 10 meters, a player may not step past his/her lie. “Falling” or “jumping” putts are not allowed.
6. A disc that comes to rest inside the Disc Pole Hole or chains constitutes successful completion of that hole. A disc that comes to rest on top of the pole hole does NOT constitute a successful putt.
7. A disc that comes rest more than 2 meters above the ground is considered out of bounds. The disc must be thrown from the ground directly below the suspended disc, with a one stroke penalty.
8. A throw that lands out-of-bounds is to be carried in and played from the point where the disc went out-of-bounds, with a one stoke penalty. Alternate recreational rules do not include penalty strokes, but you should still always carry your disc back in bounds and off of roads and sidewalks.
9. Never throw until the players ahead of you are out of range, and until the fairway is completely clear of spectators and park guests.
Please call 817-598-4257 OPT4 .