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Scholes International Airport is a public use airport however at this time we do not have commercial air service. The closest airport with commercial air service is William P. Hobby Airport (HOU), located in Houston, Texas, about 40 minutes from Galveston.
If you are taking a cruise out of Galveston, Hobby Airport has many shuttle services that will transport you directly to the cruise terminal.
A fixed base operator (FBO) is a commercial business that operates on the airport and provides support services to general aviation operators such as fuel services, tie-downs, window washing, rental cars, and much more. The FBO at Scholes Airport is Island Jet Center, (409) 572-2555.
Yes! These services can be reserved through the following businesses.
Galveston Helicopters, 409-750-1699
Skydive Galveston, 409-420-6231
As federal regulations on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, are still evolving, it’s critical to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Scholes International Airport advises commercial and recreational UAS operators to always check the Federal Aviation Administration UAS web page for any new updates regarding UAS policies and procedures.
The Scholes International Airport participates in the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. LAANC was set up to increase access for drone pilots who want to fly into controlled airspace near an airport.
Drone pilots planning to fly under 400 feet in controlled airspace near airports must receive an airspace authorization through a LAANC Service Supplier before they fly. You no longer contact the local Air Traffic Control Tower for this authorization.
The LAANC capability is available to pilots operating under the Small UAS Rule Part 107, or under the exception for Recreational Flyers. You can find a list of approved LAANC Service Suppliers here.
Helpful LinksKnow Before You Fly
UAS Model Aircraft
FAA Drone Zone
Take I-45 south exit at 61st Street. Take a right on 61st Street until you dead end into Seawall Boulevard. Take a right at Seawall Boulevard toward 83rd Street. Take a right at 83rd Street, continuing to the 4th stop sign (0.9 of a mile) and U-turn onto Terminal Drive. The terminal building will be on your right. A free parking lot is available to the right of the terminal building. The circular drive is for 15-minute passenger loading/unloading only.
Car rentals are available from Enterprise Rent-a-Car by making reservations through the airports FBO, Island Jet Center. Reserve in advance and your rental car will be waiting for you at the airport when you arrive.
Round 1 Budget City of Galveston GLO Contract/DRS#: 10-5051-000-5027/DRS010051 Activity Status Budget Water Facilities Complete 7,789,160.19 Sewer Facilities - Lift Station #1 Complete 2,401,581.72 Sewer Facilities - Main WWTP Complete 85,991,680.66 Fire Facilities - Pumper Truck Complete 487,046.03 Fire Facilities - Fire Station #4 Complete 4,457,925.41 Clearance/Demo - Fire Station #4 Complete 42,250.00 Historial Preservation Complete 1,150,620.70 Economic Development Loan Complete 2,367,845.32 Planning - Downtown Redev Complete 94,601.03 Planning - City Ordinances Complete 1,807,428.28 Planning - Construction Specs Complete 279,482.66 Total 106,869,622.00
Round 2.1 Budget City of Galveston GLO Contract/DRS#: 11-337-000-5356/DRS210051 Activity Budget Market Street (25th - 19th Street) 5,571,052.13 43rd Street (Broadway - Ave U) 8,605,304.67 53rd Street (Broadway - Seawall) 9,918,328.20 Total 24,094,685.00
Round 2.2 Budget City of Galveston GLO Contract/DRS#: 15-081-000-8748/DRS220051 Activity Status Budget 59th Street Pump Station In Construction 12,161,620.00 30th Street Tank Rehab In Design 2,596,629.00 59th Street Tank Rehab in Design 7,737,480.00 New Tank 59th Street In Design 7,532,431.00 Airport WWTP In Design 6,126,948.00 69th Street Reconstruction In Construction 2,799,519.00 65th Street Reconstruction In Construction 3,094,904.00 Saladia Ave Improvements In Construction 2,155,669.25 51st Street Improvements Out For Bid 2,480,499.25 Avenue S Improvements In Construction 3,690,645.25 Sealy Ave Improvements Out For Bid 3,249,708.25 Fire Station #1 In Design 10,666,730.00 Demo Fire Station #1 In Design 876,786.00 Cedars-Walkways In Design 682,501.00 PW Facility In Design 11,205,789.00 Cedars- Water & Electric Light Station In Design 1,175,612.00 Incinerator Site In Design 2,719,340.00 Cedars- Tank Demo In Design 248,749.00 Total 81,201,560.00
Example:$215,000 x .80 = $172,000/$100 = $1720 x .035 = $60.20
You can do the same math to come up with the impact to you. Simply take the value of your home and multiply it by .80 if you take a homestead exemption. Once you have that value you will divide that amount by $100 and multiply that number by .035.
Submit payments to ... address before July 15th.
The City will fill your request within 10 days.
Every other Friday at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m.
On an annual basis, we provide grants to City Departments in the areas of public service (recreation, education, youth activities, etc.), public facilities improvement (infrastructure improvements, park development, neighborhood centers, etc..), planning, affordable housing initiatives (home-ownership) and code enforcement. The grant funds are provided to the city from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Each funded activity must be eligible under HUD guidelines and meet one of HUD's national objectives of benefiting low-moderate income persons; eliminate slum or blight; or meet an urgent community development need (approved by HUD). Please contact our office at (409) 797-3820 for more information.
Yes, eligible homebuyers may receive up to $14,500 in HOME Investment Partnership Program funds for downpayment and closing cost assistance to aid in the purchase of their first home.
No, the Galveston Housing Authority provides Section 8 and other public housing programs. The Galveston Housing Authority may be reached at (409) 765-1900.
This inquiry is often avoided in fear the answer will be "yes." It is crucial that all property owners contact the respective department(s) to receive accurate information. The property owner is responsible to obtain all required permits. Please keep in mind we are here to help you throughout your projects.
When in doubt, check with the Permitting Division at 409-797-3620. Construction without a permit will result in double or triple permit fees, and may result in corrective action through Municipal Court.
Every department includes their own fee schedule. For example, the Building Division's fees are determined as a percent of the total amount (in dollars) of labor and materials. A list of fees can be seen below.
The LDR's (i.e. Land Development Regulations) establish specific standards for all development and redevelopment proposals. Ultimately, this document acts as a checklist to guide responsible development.
Bulk regulations are a combination of land use controls, which include: lot standards, setbacks, building height, parking, landscaping, and more. Bulk regulations vary depending on the zoning district.
There are two ways to locate your property lines. The first requires a metal detector and patience. If you property was recently platted (within the past 30 years) use the metal detector to find the property pins. On the other hand, hiring a Land Surveyor can be more accurate. These professionals analyze points, angles, and distances to precisely locate the property lines.
The purpose of a site plan is to illustrate the scope of a project. For example: if you want to build a shed in the backyard you must submit a site plan that shows where the work is going to be done. More importantly, the plan must show the dimensions between the property line(s) and the proposed structure.
Zoning maps are available electronically under the "Maps & GIS" tab to the left.
Article 2 in the Land Development Regulations provides information to help determine if specific land uses (such as short-term rentals) are permitted or prohibited within your district. Currently, short-term rentals are allowed in every district on the island with the exception being R-0.
Yes. Applications to do so can be found by clicking the "Applications & Fees" tab. These requests must be reviewed by the Planning Commission as well as City Council.
Click here to go to City Secretary Public Records request page.
Golf cart registration permits may be obtained from the Galveston Police Department. Police Department headquarters is located at 601 54th Street. Owners can apply for golf cart permits between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The golf cart registration application will soon be available online at the Galveston Police Department’s website. Additionally, applications can be obtained from any Galveston police officer. Golf cart owners will need to provide the following information to register their carts: 1) Name and address of the Applicant owner. 2) Location where the vehicle is regularly stored overnight. 3) Model, make, name and golf cart identification number. 4) Current driver’s license. 5) Proof of financial responsibility. Each registered golf cart will be issued a registration permit decal that must be clearly displayed on the cart’s right front panel (driver’s side). The registration permit is good for one year from the date of registration, or such time as revoked, or the golf cart is transferred to a new owner. Carts registered 103rd Street and east will be issued a green decal; carts registered west of 103rd Street will be issued a red decal.
Through approval of this ordinance the Galveston City Council amended Chapter 34 of the city’s code. To view the City of Galveston’s online charter and code please visit www.galvestontx.gov or click here. Members of the public wishing to view ordinance 10-028 can also request a copy from the City Secretary’s Office by calling (409) 797-3510 or they can visit the office, located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Any project that involves changing the exterior of a property, including additions, new construction, demolition, moderate repair, and/or replacement of architectural features, requires Landmark Commission review. Minor repair or replacement of architectural features, most fencing, rear decks and other items allowed under administrative approval, may be reviewed by the historic preservation officer during the building permit process and often will not require further review.
To determine if your project requires Landmark Commission review, you should contact the Development Services Department at 409-797-3660 to discuss the planned work well in advance of the anticipated start of construction.
All review of work will be based on the Design Standards for Historic Properties.
These guidelines were created utilizing the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation, as developed by the National Park Service.
Article 10 of the Land Development Regulations, provides for the creation by City Council of historic districts and the Landmark Commission to administer and regulate the construction, reconstruction, alteration, or razing of buildings and other structures in the districts.
It is recognized that Galveston is known nation-wide for its historic architecture, cultural, and historical traditions and for the preservation of these resources. Through this ordinance, the City Council aims to preserve, enhance, and perpetuate those aspects of the city that have historical, cultural, and architectural merit.
No, interior alterations are not reviewed by the Landmark Commission. However, you should contact the Building Division to determine if building permits are required for your project.
As with all other boards in the City of Galveston, the application process takes approximately four to six weeks. The Development Services Department must notify the surrounding property owners of the proposed project. A staff report is also prepared for submission to the Landmark Commission.
The Landmark Commission meets on the first and third Mondays of each month.
The Commission consists of seven members:
For more information call 409-797-3900
For Weekend or Holiday schedule information call 409-797-3909
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.Other Holidays we operate on a reduced schedule.
Please call 409-797-3909 for Holiday Schedule information.
Dial A Ride scheduling hours are:
We are located at 3115 Market Street in Galveston, Texas.Our office hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday, excluding holidays.
For schedule information, call 409-797-3900
Saturday and Sunday please call 409-797-3909
Property owners wishing to participate in the program will pay for the cost of materials, and the City will provide the labor and equipment to complete the necessary repairs.
Sidewalks that have an abrupt change in grade or surface are eligible.
Sidewalks, curbs, or gutter pan sections that are broken with missing pieces are eligible.
Locations that are not already scheduled to be repaired under the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) or any other grants/programs are eligible.
Repairs will only be made when an abutting property owner agrees to pay for the cost of the materials for the repairs; repair work will not be scheduled until payment has been remitted.
The City will announce an official start date once all staff members and equipment are in place!
This program will cover the cost of equipment and labor for repairs that are eligible.
Property owners interested in participating in the program will be responsible for paying the cost of materials.
Yes. You may go to our website at https://galvestontx.epayub.com to pay your water bill.
Yes. You may go to our website at https://galvestontx.epayub.com to view your bill online.
Yes. Please contact a Water Billing Customer Service Representative to sign up. You can reach them at 409-797-3550 Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm.
If you are already registered to view your Bill and or Pay your bill online, Login to your account https://galvestontx.epayub.com and under Account Settings, Click the 'Edit' for Auto Pay.
Yes. Please see forms Click here: Utility Billing Forms
Our fax number is (409) 242-2148.