CITY OF HALTOM CITY  5024 Broadway Ave. Haltom City, Texas 76117 817-222-7700
welcome to

Haltom City

Texas

a place to call home

haltom road park sign

POPULAR

Notices

News & Events

Haltom City Public Library Seeks Your Input

  • The Haltom City Public Library and the Library Board need your help to plan for the future of the library. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey. All answers are optional and anonymous, but to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card you must answer all questions. Thank you!
  • La Biblioteca Publica de Haltom City y El Consejo de la Biblioteca necesitan su ayuda para planear el futuro de la biblioteca. Por favor tome unos momentos para completar esta encuesta. Todas las preguntas son opcionales y anónimas, pero si le gustaría entrar en la rifa para ganar una tarjeta de $100 por llenar la encuesta, por favor ponga su informción en la última página. Gracias!

Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

Haltom City Public Works, within the division of Environmental Services, manages a mosquito virus surveillance control and abatement program each year in cooperation with the Tarrant County Public Health Department. The program's strategy is to reduce the mosquito larvae numbers through public education, surveillance, source elimination, and biological control.

Public education is an important aspect of the mosquito abatement program. Household items that hold water, such as tires, flower pots, buckets, wheelbarrows, pet dishes, rain gutters, decorative bird baths, and swimming pools are the cause of most of the mosquito issues in a neighborhood.

The City of Haltom City is dedicated in helping the residents identify areas around the household that could be cause of a mosquito issue.

What is Haltom City's Role?

The city conducts mosquito surveillance, which consists of early monitoring every spring and regular monitoring throughout the summer and/or from the beginning until the end of the mosquito season. Click here for a map of surveillance locations.

Monitoring, Testing & Notifications

Haltom City's role begins when the Tarrant County Public Health Department Mosquito Monitoring Program initiates. Trapping activities are conducted throughout the primary mosquito . During this time frame five stationary traps per week are set. Collected samples are delivered to the Tarrant County Public Health Department's lab for West Nile Virus and Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus testing. There is no testing for Zika virus, or other viruses that are known to be imported, offered by the Tarrant County Public Health Department at this moment. Presence of imported viruses in local areas are confirmed by a positive human case.

If any mosquito trapped within the Haltom City limits tests positive for West Nile Virus or Saint Louis Encephalitis Virus, or if the city is notified of any confirmed human cases that have been transmitted locally (signifying its presence in the local mosquito population), notification will be posted on here on the city’s website and social media accounts. Also, targeted ULV fogging will most likely occur, and the area will be investigated to see if additional measures are needed.

  • Includes trapping and testing of mosquitoes for viruses
  • Provides monitoring of naturally existing environmental habitats (creeks, flood plains, ponds, etc.) and man-made environments. Additional inspections are conducted in response to phone calls, emails and other alerts from the public.
  • Includes treatment of areas found to contain mosquito larvae with larvicides and/or mosquito fish.
  • Haltom City uses mosquito fish as biocontrol agent, a predatory fish that feeds on mosquito larvae. Additionally, the city utilizes larvicides...the biological insecticides that kill larvae.
Code Violations

It is a violation of the city ordinances to keep or maintain items on any property which contain standing water that is conducive to the breeding of mosquitoes. Reported violations are investigated and immediate abatement is required in the event of a confirmed violation. If the violation is not abated as requested, the property owner may be subject to further code enforcement action, including issuance of fines.

To report suspected mosquito breeding sites in Haltom City, please call 817-834-9036 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or contact the city's Environmental Services Manager at 817-840-3572 through this online form.

sprayground
Spraygrounds

The Sprayground at Whites Branch Park is open this year, 2021, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Sprayground is closed on Tuesdays for maintenance. Hours will be subject to change due to water restrictions, weather, or unforeseen repairs. The Sprayground at Broadway Park will be closed for the entirety of 2021.

In order to keep our spraygrounds safe and enjoyable for everyone, please follow a few simple rules:

  • Monitor your children for safety
  • Appropriate clothing is required
  • No water balloons, glass containers, bicycles, skates or skateboards are allowed in the spraygrounds
  • No pets allowed in the spraygrounds
  • Do not put anything into the spouts or fixtures or block the drains...this causes damage that will require closure of the sprayground(s)
  • Please help to keep our parks clean and pick up after yourself

We hope you enjoy this refreshing summer activity!

2021 Summer Activities

Haltom City Public Library

2021 Summer Reading

Summer Reading begins May 22 and ends July 31, 2021. Children, teens and adults are all invited to read and earn prizes th...
Parks & Recreation

2021 Super Kids Summer Camp

Are you looking for something to keep your kids active, entertained and educated this summer? The Recreation Center is off...
Carfest - Oct 30
2021 Carfest logo
Join us on Saturday, October 30, 2021 for a very special Carfest & Trunk-or-Treat. The event will take place at Haltom High School (5501 Haltom Rd.) from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your awesome ride - car, truck, jeep, motorcycle, tricycle,...
Fire/Rescue Department

Emergency Mgmt. Coordinator Certified by IAEM

Haltom City Emergency Management Coordinator, Bryce Davis, was recently awarded the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®) des...
Finance Department

2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Haltom City 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is available for download in PDF format below. It is als...

Haltom City OEM Twitter Feed

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @NWSFortWorth: A few storms have developed this morning along the Red River counties. Storms are expected to weaken as we approach the a…

See Tweet

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @NWSFortWorth: Heat index values are already near 100 degrees as of noon, and they'll climb as high as 108 in parts of North/Northeast T…

See Tweet

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @NWSFortWorth: Hot and muggy weather will continue into next week. Heat index values may reach up to 105 to 110 degrees on Tuesday and W…

See Tweet

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @NWSFortWorth: Temperatures will continue to climb today into the upper 90s to near 100 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Heat index val…

See Tweet

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @NWSFortWorth: No big changes in the forecast for this weekend onward as summer heat settles in across the region. Afternoon temperature…

See Tweet

Haltom City Emergency Management
RT @MedStarEMSInfo: After months of decline, MedStar crews are treating an increasing frequency of patients with potential #COVID19 related…

See Tweet

  • 5024 Broadway Ave.
  • Haltom City, Texas 76117
  • 817-222-7700