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The tax rate is set every year along with the new budget. The tax rate is attached.





Homeowners are encouraged to monitor soil conditions around their home foundations and use soaker hoses or drip irrigation systems when necessary. Additional watering around foundations IS allowed. The complete press release from NTMWD can be seen here: NTMWD Press Release.


The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) announces a water rights permit


Downtown Square Plan is Underway!


Sign up to win a Rain Barrel!

The City of Kaufman has been conducting a Rain Barrel Give Away Program since November 2014. Come by City Hall and put your name in the box and your name might be picked to win a rain barrel!!

We have a new winner! - Cheryl & Mitchell Blair

First United Methodist Church - Houston Street

Lupe Estrada

M. Truly

C. Hodgen

Gomez Paint

You could be the next winner!!


Water Restrictions Have Changed!

Effective May 1, The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) has voted to terminate all drought stages and will implement its Water Conservation Plan that limits landscape watering to no more than two days per week, and only if needed. This action is being implemented in accordance with State and District guidelines.

The City of Kaufman is a customer of NTMWD and is required to enforce the conservation measures called for in the Water District’s Plan and the City’s Water Conservation and Drought Contingency Plan. Therefore, the City of Kaufman is imposing the following water use restrictions from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2015:

  1. Prohibit outdoor watering with sprinklers between 10 am and 6 pm, and prohibits activities such as outdoor watering during precipitation events;
  2. Prohibit wasteful practices of irrigation systems such as allowing runoff into public rights of way, watering impervious areas,or allowing known leakage to continue.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at 972-932-2216, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Emergency Alert System

The Kaufman Police Department is participating in a national mass-notification system that will keep Kaufman residents aware of situations that may affect their lives or their neighbors. The new system is called "nixle CONNECT." If you go to the Nixle site and sign up you will recieve weather alerts, traffic problems, and even notifications of missing people. The alerts will come to you in any format you prefer. The Police Department is sending out its information through text and emails.

Go to www.nixle.com and sign up. It will make your life safer.

Pay your Utility Bill online

The City of Kaufman now offers our utility customers the ability to pay their bills online. Just click here and we will take you to the online bill pay page.

Did you know...?

You can help improve City Parks by making cash contributions to the City Parks through your utility bill. That's right. Just fill out the City's Park Contribution Form and we will add your contribution to your monthly utility bill for as long as you want. That money will not be spent on salaries or any other operating costs. It will only be used for improvements like playground equipment, park benches, etc. Try it out.

For Development Services, Building Inspections and Planning and Zoning Information, please click on the Government link tab to the right of the main page.

Rate Increase Effective Notice:

Effective Immediately: The Humane Society of Cedar Creek has increased the fee to house and provide care for all stray animals. The cost to recover your animal from the Humane Society will now be $35.00 per animal with an additional $10.00 per day boarding fee. You MUST also provide proof of current rabies vaccination to recover your pet. Also, effective immediately, if you SURRENDER your pet to the Kaufman Police Department, Animal Control Officer, there will be a $45.00 fee charged for transport and housing due at that time. Please remember to keep your animals safe and protected.


Advertising Space at Sports Complex

The City of Kaufman is offering advertising space on the outfield fences of the Sports Complex ball fields. All proceeds will be used in the Kaufman City Parks for park improvements such as bleachers, scoreboards, picnic tables, and other park conveniences. For a one year term and a fee of $150 per vinyl sign, your business sign will be displayed. Guidelines: All signage will need to be approved by city staff, purchase your own 4 x 8 vinyl sign, deliver to City Hall. Vinyl banners can be purchased at Typografix 972/962-2725 or B & D Graphics 972/932-1323. Please click on application form link for more information.

Vietnam Wall Replica

On November 7, 2009, after months of planning and combined local efforts, an 80% size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall was dedicated in Kaufman. Kaufman is now home to the largest replica of the wall in a permanent location. The Wall's new home is located adjacent to the Veteran's Memorial Park on Highway 1388.


Reverse 911

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The City of Kaufman and Kaufman County have contracted for a new service called "Reverse 911." Through the help of a Homeland Security grant, the City is able to call each citizen in the City of Kaufman and notify them of an oncoming emergency situation.

All published phone numbers will automatically be entered into the system. You can add additional phone numbers or fax numbers as well. Please call City Hall at 972-932-2216 to add your name and phone number(s) to the Emergency Notification System.

Frequently Asked Questions


The City of Kaufman "wants your business." For those retailers, industries and other commercial enterprises in Kaufman, we wish you well and want to help you expand. Businesses wanting to relocate, think about relocating to one of the fastest growing areas in Texas.

Visit the Kaufman Chamber for a list of businesses already located in Kaufman and information on what is available. Or visit the Kaufman Economic Development Corporation for relocation and expansion assistance information. You can also visit the Dallas Regional Chamber for detailed demographic information about employment and customer bases.


The Residents section is for making the most frequently requested information readily available to the public. If there is something you would like to see on the Resident page, please contact us and we will see if we can include it.

Welcome to Kaufman On The Internet. Look around. we think you will find that Kaufman has the comfort of an old shoe with the style of a debutante. Kaufman is an old city that is beginning to see the influx of new citizens from the metroplex. What we are trying to accomplish is to offer a warm welcome to newcomers with a promise to protect our small town atmosphere. You too may enjoy our quality schools, safe streets and easy access to all the amenities of Dallas. Take a tour and enjoy.

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