Applications for building permits, plumbing permits, electrical permits, HVAC permits, etc. are not available through the City of Gilmer website and cannot be processed on-line. It has come to the attention of the City of Gilmer that some customers have applied for such permits on-line through services that charge fees for submitting those permits to the City of Gilmer. Such sites are NOT affiliated with the City of Gilmer.
Assistance for permits may be provided by contacting Community Development Coordinator Fred Lawton at 903-843- 8209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact City Hall at 903-843-2552.
ONLINE BILL PAY ISSUE
It has recently come to the attention of the City of Gilmer that customers paying online may be directed to a website called DOXO Online Bill Pay when using Google or Bing to locate our payment site. This is NOT the payment site for the City of Gilmer Court and Utility payments. Court and Utility payments may only be paid through www.trafficpayment.com. The link to the payment site can also be found on the City website under Online Payments.
Be sure to go to the exact website to make your payment, and do NOT use the search bar to try and locate our payment site. Be sure to type in the exact payment website, www.trafficpayment.com or logon onto the official City website www.gilmer-tx.com, and click on the online payment link to avoid an unauthorized site.
If you are looking for a location away from the busy hustle and bustle of big cities, consider Gilmer. It is located in the heart of East Texas less than 20 miles north of Longview and 40 miles east of Tyler. Gilmer is served by the Gilmer Municipal Airport also known as Fox Stephens Field. First dedicated on October 23, 1969, the facility has served as an economic development tool in bringing industry to this area and is used by local industries. Housed at Fox Stephens Field is the Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum.
Lake Gilmer was opened to the public on September 29, 2001 and is located on FM 852, four miles west of downtown Gilmer. Lake Gilmer is 1,010 surface acres. Additional acres of property at and near the lake has been developed into combination hiking and nature trails, known as the Kelsey Creek Sanctuary. A swimming and picnic area has been developed on nearby Armadillo Road. Lake Gilmer has been stocked with Florida largemouth bass, black crappie and channel catfish.
The East Texas Yamboree, one of the oldest continuous festivals in Texas, was established in 1935. Through the years, the Yamboree has grown from a local event to one that draws a crowd from around Texas and surrounding states. Approximately 100,000 people attend the four-day event each October.Learn More