To serve you better, we've assembled a list of our residents' most frequently asked questions. If you don't find your answer here, feel free to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a permit for a Garage Sale

If you hold a Garage Sale in the City of Payne Springs, you do need a permit.  It doesn't cost anything, but without a permit number, your signs will be removed by the police.  The purpose of the permit is to ensure that garage sale signs are removed after the sale and don't clutter up the roadways.

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call.  We will be happy to help you.

Why are our roads so bad

If you look at the land beside many roads, you will see that the land is higher than the road.  This means that during heavy rains, the road actually becomes the ditch.  Standing water keeps the roads wet and that promotes the formation of potholes.  The City patches these potholes as quickly as possible but, in many cases, the patch doesn't hold because the roadbed is still wet.

Can I do anything to help keep the roads better

Property owners should keep the ditches and culverts in front of their property clean.  Clearing leaves, branches and other debris from the ditch helps the water flow properly and keeps the roads dryer.


What hours is City Hall open?

City Hall is open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except for scheduled holidays.  


May I burn trash and leaves inside the city limits?

Ordinarily you can.  Always be aware of a possible Burn Ban during periods of dry conditions.  Be careful to contain burning, monitor it carefully and be aware of weather conditions such as high winds.

Application Process

I am interested in applying for a job with the City of Payne Springs, what do I do?

You will need to fill out an application if available.  Please ensure you meet the qualifications for the position you wish to be considered for.  If you would like to include a resume, simply attach it to the completed application. You may mail or drop off the application at City Hall.  Interviews will be scheduled accordingly.

Does the City of Payne Springs hire part time employees?

Yes, we do hire part time employees.  Availability of these positions will be posted here when available.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

The posted agendas and minutes of City Council Meetings are a true representation of the documents of file.  To get a signed copy, contact City Hall.

Water Utilities

I'm having trouble with my water and/or my water bill. Who do I call?

If you are having any issues with your water, please contact your water provider.


Where do I vote

Voting locations and times will be posted on the web site and at City Hall 30 days prior to the election.

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Where do I go to vote?

All City elections are conducted by the City of Payne Springs please visit the elections page for locations and upcoming election information.