City of Trinidad
212 Park Street
P.O. Box 345 (Mailing)
Trinidad, Texas 75163
(903)-778-2525 Phone
(903) 778-2754 Fax


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The City, in conjunction with Henderson County Emergency Management, adopted the Declaration of Local Disaster.  As doing so, this iwill help with disaster relief from FEMA.  If you have any questions or need any help, don't hesitate to let us know.




WHEREAS the World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus, now designated COVID-19, as a global pandemic on March 11, 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 Trinidad; and

WHEREAS, the implementation of mitigation strategies can slow the transmission of the disease; and

WHEREAS, the Small Business Association (SBA) has designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities.

WHEREAS, this Declaration activates the County's Emergency Management plan; and

WHEREAS, the County Judge of Henderson County has 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;

THEREFORE, Be it Proclaimed by the County Judge of Henderson County that;

1. A local state of disaster is hereby declared for Henderson County and the City of Trinidad, pursuant to of disaster is hereby declared for Henderson County, pursuant to §418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.
2. The state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the Henderson County Commissioners Court, pursuant to §418.108(b) of the Government Code.
3. This declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk, pursuant to §418.018(b) of the Government Code.
4. This declaration of a local state of disaster activates the Henderson County Emergency Plan, pursuant to §418.018(b) of the Government Code.
5. This Declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.
ORDERED this the 19th day of March 2020.

Kay Hernandez, Mayor Pro Tem

NOTICE PDF Print E-mail
(903) 778-2525

The Mayor and City Council are committed to ensuring a safe, healthy environment for all staff and citizens. In an effort to support public health officials in preventing the spread of a contagious disease, the City of Trinidad has determined this is necessary to help prevent and respond to the pandemic. City Hall will continue to conduct city business either by phone, email or by other means.

Effective Friday, March 20, 2020 City Hall will be closed to public access for two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated. City Hall will still operate with the following guidelines for now.


• Citizens and employees will be encouraged to communicate by phone (903) 778-2525 and email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
• Water bill credit card payments can be made at (
• The drop slot located on the City Hall front door will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any paperwork or payments that need to be made.
• For any water or sewer problems you will still be able to call
Valerie Hamrick (903) 477-1775 or Matt Maddox (903) 910-1003.


Monday night court or hearings will not be held for two weeks at which time it will be reevaluated. Payments for citations can still be made by phone (1-877-793-7971) or by website ( or (

Any paperwork due to the court can be mailed, emailed ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or dropped off in the slot on the front door of City Hall, 212 Park Street, Trinidad, Texas.


The police department lobby will be closed to public access. If you need to speak with an Officer please call the non-emergency phone number that is listed on the door, and an officer will be more than happy to assist you.

Police officers will still respond to calls for service and use protective measures such as wearing latex gloves, keeping a 6-10 feet distance and washing or sanitizing hands after each contact. I am authorizing Officers to wear any personal protective equipment they feel they need during contact with the public. Proactive measures such as traffic enforcement, will be limited to unsafe driving that could possibly lead to a loss of life or damage to property.


The City will perform periodic spraying for mosquitos as deemed necessary.  Mosquito spraying will not occur during rain or if the wind speed is 10 mph or greater.

Pesticide being used:  BIOMIST 4x4 ULV

How safe is it?

Pesticides that are used for mosquito control have been judged by the EPA not to pose an unreasonable risk to human health.  Spraying is schedule in the evening to limit exposure to people who may wish to avoid contact with the pesticide used to control mosquito populations.

Sprayiing will begin around 8:30 p.m. through 11:30 p.m.

People with conditions such as asthma and other respiratory conditions can consider staying indoors becuase spraying may worsen or aggravate these conditions.

Extra precautions during spraying:

  • Remain indors with children and pets and cover any ornamental fish ponds, beehives or organic gardens.  Stay indoors for at least 1 hour after spraying has concluded.
  • Close windows and doors, and turn off window unit air conditioners or set to recirculate indoor air only
  • Drive cautiously around truck spraying pesticide.
If you have any questions, call Valerie Hamrick at 903-477-1775.

Civil Rights/Fair Housing Notices PDF Print E-mail
Civil Rights/Fair Housing Notices

Notice 1:
Citizen Participation & Grievance Procedures Notice

The City of Trinidad has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs (TxCDBG). Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at 212 Park St, Trinidad, Texas 75163 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the City Office at (903) 778-2525. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if s/he wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.

A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project, may during regular business hours submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the Civil Rights Officer, at 212 Park St, Trinidad, Texas 75163 or may call (903) 778-2525. The City of Trinidad will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within fifteen (15) working days where practicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The City of Trinidad does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


Fair Housing Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement:
Fair Housing, It's the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Trinidad encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market.

For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473.

2019 City Water Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
Click here to view the 2019 City Water Ordinance.
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