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Animal Services

Statement- The city of Hutchins animal services goal is to encourage responsible pet ownership by offering licensing programs, field enforcement services and educating the public. The care of stray and unwanted animals and the eradication of rabies from the city's animal population are critical to successful operation. We provide services to Hutchins residents for the following:

  • Stray animals
  • Animal Bites
  • Wildlife\exotics
  • Nuisances (Barking, odor)
  • Loose livestock
  • Injured animals
  • Deceased animal pickup

 

FAQs

 1) How do I surrender my pet?

Owners who want to surrender their pet can contact Animal services during the following hours:

Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm

Please bring current medical records of the animal if available and proof of Hutchins residency (drivers license, utility bill, housing rental contract, etc.)

Owner Surrender Fee: The City of Hutchins charges a $20.00 owner surrender fee.  The fee is utilized to offset the cost of housing and care for pets placed in our care, which can range between $28.00 – $41.00 per day. 

Hutchins Animal Services tries to find homes for every suitable animal entering our shelter, but we can never guarantee the placement of any animal.  For this reason, we ask that you use Hutchins Animal Services as a last resort, after you have exhausted all other attempts to find your pet an alternative suitable permanent home.  The transfer of ownership to the City of Hutchins is final and irrevocable once the animal has been surrendered.

 2) How old should my pet be before its first rabies vaccination?

4 Months old

3) How many animals can I have?

It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor more than three (3) adult dogs, six (6) cats, or six (6) adult ferrets, or any combination thereof in any residential district. A person shall be permitted to keep only one litter of dogs or cats per residence.

4) Do I need to register my pet with the city?

Yes, just bring proof of rabies vaccination, and the registration fee of $30.00 to City hall at 321 N. Main ST. Hutchins, TX 75141 .

5) How do I go about adopting a new pet?

Adoptions are handled through Lancaster Animal Shelter.

6) What types of items can I donate for the animals?

We accept all donations such as metal food and water bowls, dog food, and medicines for the animals.  Donations we are currently needing include: Laundry soap (Arm&Hammer), bleach, paper towels, and dawn dish soap.  We are extremely grateful for all donations as every little bit helps tremendously.

 

 

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Hutchins is responsible for enforcing City Ordinances regarding property located within the city limits of Hutchins.

The City Ordinances which are most often violated by residents are:

  • Article 7.100 – JUNKED VEHICLES
  • Article 6.100 – TALL WEEDS, BRUSH & UNSIGHTLY VEGETATION
  • Article 10.300 – PARKING RESTRICTIONS

The Hutchins Police Department has a program to remind residents of these violations and gain voluntary compliance in an effort to improve the quality of life in Hutchins. Officers will be going door to door to educate homowners about various City Ordinances and also inquiring about any concerns the homeowners might have regarding public safety issues in their neighborhood.

Please feel free to click on the City Ordinances here to view a complete list of City of Hutchins Ordinances.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Code Enforcement issues please contact:

Juan Salas
972-225-6151
jsalas@cityofhutchins.org

 

Economic Development

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Library

Atwell Public Library is open

Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm

 

Gateway to your Mind!

Welcome to the Atwell Public Library’s Webpage!

This webpage is here to assist you with books and information.

 

"We Offer Library and TexShare Cards for Hutchins Residents.

Must have Valid ID with Hutchins Address  or Proof of Residency."

 

Our Mission Statement:

The Atwell Public Library acquires, makes available, and encourages the use of materials in all media which:

  • Help people know more about themselves and their world.
  • Meet the informational needs of the entire community.
  • Give access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and encourage freedom of expression.
  • Support educational, civic and cultural activities within the community.
  • Aid in learning and improving job-related skills.
  • Assist the individual to grow intellectually, spiritually, and to enjoy life more fully.

Parks and Recreation

Sunrise Creek Park

 

809 North Denton Street

Features:

  • Basketball Court
  • Shaded Picnic Area
  • Children’s Play Are

Campbell Park

 

200 South Denton St.

Features:

  • Baseball Field
  • Football Field
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Gazebo
  • Children's Play Area

Martin Luther King Jr. Park

 

801 Oak Creek Drive

Features:

  • Basketball Court
  • Covered Picnic Areas
  • Children’s Play Area

Valley View Park

 

200 Glenview Drive

Features:

  • Basketball Court
  • Children’s Play Area

Planning and Zoning

The City of Hutchins Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of resident citizens, taxpayers, and qualified voters of the City of Hutchins who are appointed by the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council. It makes recommendations regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity on any planning related items in the City. The Commission meets as needed at the call of the chairperson.

Members:

  • Freddie Chris
  • Harry Gross
  • James Hoyt
  • Joseph Matthews
  • Pat Miller
  • James Spence
  • Ruby Tanner

Zoning Board of Adjustments

The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustments is composed of members who are resident citizens, taxpayers, and qualified voters of the City of Hutchins. This board has the authority to make special exception to the terms of the City of Hutchins Zoning Ordinance that are consistent with the general purpose and intent of the Ordinance. Meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustments are held at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Board may determine.

Members:

  • Lee Bowen
  • Laurie Bush
  • Oleta Elmore
  • Leonard Gardner
  • Lucille Hutchinson
  • Frank Tricomi

Police