Mosquito Spraying will be between May & September 2024 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm weather permitting. Spraying can not be done during periods of 10+ winds or during rain.
Remember it's getting that time for Fire Works. Here is the the ordinance pertaining to Fire Works: Article II - Fireworks

Utility Report-2023

Gilmer City Report with Exhibits.PACE Program Public Hearing July 23, 2024
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Gilmer, Texas

The City Council

Of Gilmer, Texas

City Council regularly meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:15 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 110 Buffalo, Gilmer, TX 75644. Please use the back entrance. Note: Please check the website for any cancellations which might occur.

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Important Updates

New, Notices & Announcements

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 You may also contact City Hall at 903-843-2552.

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 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, or logon onto the official City website, and click on the online payment link to avoid an unauthorized site.

New Reporting System Helps Combat Illegal Dumping and Keep Communities Clean

East Texas, June 29, 2023: The East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) is proud to announce the launch of a new reporting system designed to combat illegal dumping and keep East Texas clean. The system, called RID – Report Illegal Dumping, is a simple and convenient way for residents to report instances of illegal dumping in their neighborhoods and communities.

Illegal dumping is a persistent problem in many communities, creating health and safety hazards, detracting from the beauty of our neighborhoods, and negatively impacting the environment. The new online system provides a convenient solution to this problem, allowing residents to quickly and easily report incidents of illegal dumping with just a few clicks.

RID features a user-friendly interface and easy-to-follow instructions that guide users through the reporting process. Users can submit a report by providing a description of the incident, a photo of the dumped material, and the location of the dumping site. All reports are sent directly to local enforcement officials, who will follow up to address the issue.

The online reporting system is available on the ETCOG website and does not require a mobile download. Residents are encouraged to visit and use it to report illegal dumping in their neighborhoods. ETCOG's member cities and counties are encouraged to add the RID logo and link to their website and promotions to help share the tool's availability.

For more information about the ETCOG RID Reporting System, visit

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City of Gilmer

About the City

About the city

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.

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