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

Closure Notice - City Hall & Public Works

COVID-19

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County, recent outbreaks in certain city facilities and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration decided to close City Hall and the Public Works facility to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020.

Although these buildings are closed to walk-in traffic, all city services are still being delivered.

For a full list of operational changes affected by COVID-19 see:

COVID-19 Operational Changes

This is a fluid situation, and therefore the availability of some services and access to facilities are subject to change.
Animal Services

Animal Services

OPEN

Haltom City Animal Services is open to the public. If you have any questions please call the office during operation hours at:

City Hall

City Hall

CLOSED

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration has decided to close City Hall to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Garage Sale Permits

Garage Sale Permits

Please call the permitting office:

Library

Library

OPEN - limited services

The Haltom City Public Library is open to the public on a limited basis following guidelines from the Texas Governor and the Center for Disease Control. It should be understood that this is still a fluid situation and all dates, restrictions or limitations may change at any time.

The public MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES when visiting the Haltom City Public Library.

Patrons are encouraged to take advantage of the Library’s drive thru pickup window and drive thru book drop. The drive thru pickup window is for reserved (on hold) materials.

Three Ways to Reserve Materials or Place Holds...
  • visit the online catalog and place a hold or
  • call 817-222-7786 and request materials or
  • email the library at to request materials
HALTOM CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY - HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

The virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to others by infected persons who have few or no symptoms. Because of the hidden nature of this threat, and following Tarrant County Executive Order of County Judge B. Glen Whitley issued June 25, 2020 and extended on November 24, 2020, it is the policy of the Haltom City Public Library to require the following:

  • Face Covering Required In Order To Enter And Remain On Premises: all persons over the age of ten (10), including employees, customers, visitors, invitees and contractors ("Patrons"), who enter this business must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth, such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana, or handkerchief.
  • The requirement of a face covering does not apply if covering the nose and mouth poses a significant mental or physical health risk to the individual.
  • The requirement of a face covering also does not apply when an individual is consuming a food or beverage or receiving a service where the wearing of a mask would impair the performance of the service.
  • Social Distancing Protocols: even with the use of appropriate face coverings, individuals should maintain six feet of social distancing whenever possible.
    • Employees should not work within six (6) feet of one another, except to the extent necessary to provide services.
    • Patrons should maintain six (6) feet of separation from other individuals outside their household, to the extent feasible when inside the business premises.
    • Patrons of the library queuing, waiting inside, waiting outside of the building, or on the premises of the business must maintain six (6) feet of separation from other individuals outside their household.
  • Violations: patrons who do not wear a face covering will be asked to leave the premises and will not be provided goods or services until the face covering requirements are followed.
  • Duration: this policy will remain in effect until February 28, 2021, the expiration of the Executive Order of County Judge B. Glen Whitley issued June 25, 2020 and extended on November 24, 2020, unless extended, modified, or terminated earlier by the Tarrant County Judge or the Commissioners Court.
  • Notice & Signage: notice of this Health and Safety Policy will be posted in a conspicuous location of the business.

Temporary Hours

The Library will be open at a reduced schedule to allow for cleaning

Monday - Thursday
10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday
Closed
Precautions to be Followed by Staff & Visitors
  • Occupancy limited at 50% of public space at any given time.
  • Patrons MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES and maintain safe social distancing.
  • Employees will be screened before work consistent with city policy.
  • Employees will wash and sanitize hands many times a day especially between interactions with visitors.
  • Library staff will WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES when interacting with the public.
  • Returned materials will be quarantined for seven (7) days before they are checked in and taken off patron’s account and available for circulation again. Those additional seven days are not counted towards an overdue fine (HC Public Library does not charge overdue fines).

SERVICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

  • Checking books, audios, mobile hotspots, movies etc., in and out.
  • Computers available by appointment only. Please find instructions below.*
  • Copying service has resumed; this is self-serve. Coin op. accepts change (no pennies) and $1.00 and $5.00 bills; no change will be made; no credit card use available. Limited help available while maintaining social distancing.
  • Drive thru book return, open 24/7.
  • Drive thru pickup window for reserved materials, open during library business hours.
  • Faxing has resumed; this is self-serve. Payment by credit card only.
  • Free books in meeting room while supplies lasts.
  • Homebound services (delivering materials to residence for those unable to come to the library. For example, for health reasons, whether a permanent or temporary health condition). Call 817-222-7768 to register. For HC residents only.
  • Interlibrary Loan (borrowing books throughout the world). Come in or call 817-222-7786, to make a request.
  • MetrOPAC (borrowing/reserving materials from Burleson, HC, Ft. Worth, Keller, Richland Hills, Watauga libraries). See "Three Ways to Reserve Materials or Place Holds..." above.
  • Notary service has resumed, by appointment only. Call 817-222-7786 to make an appointment. Social distancing will be maintained. Payment by credit card only.
  • Proctoring has resumed. Please call 817-222-7786 to set up an appointment. Social distancing maintained.
  • Online Resources
  • Seating will be available while maintaining social distancing.
  • Social media outlets contain virtual programming and other information
  • Study rooms open for use. Limit of 2 hours and 2 people at a time; masks must be worn.
  • Wi-Fi Hotspots available for check out (Haltom City residents only). Call 817-222-7786, come in or place hold online.

*INSTRUCTIONS FOR PUBLIC COMPUTER USE

  • Social distancing will be strictly enforced and MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES.
  • Self-serve only; staff will be unable to assist at this time due to social distancing.
  • Appointment required. Call 817-222-8876.
  • Limit of 1 appointment per day, 1 hour per day. May make appointment 1 day in advance.
  • If late for reserved time, then that time is forfeited. For example, should one arrive 15 minutes late then there will be only 45 minutes of computer time remaining. Computer automatically shuts down and appointment schedule will not allow for extra time.
  • Limit of 1 person per computer. Appointments are spaced to allow for cleaning between each use.
  • Print station accepts cash only ($5.00, $1.00 or change; no pennies); no change will be made by staff. Credit cards and checks not accepted. No refund for printing so PLEASE checks carefully in order to print.
  • If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please call to cancel and free up your spot for someone else, 817-222-7786.

SERVICES CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

  • Seating unavailable (study rooms, tables, chairs & couches) except for computer use.
  • Not accepting donations of books, magazines, movies, puzzles, etc.
  • Java Joe’s Coffee Depot
  • Tinker Tuesday, Imagination Station and toy access
  • No face-to-face programming

For virtual programming and craft making please visit Library’s Facebook page and website:

Municipal Court

Municipal Court

CLOSED

Due to the closure of City Hall, and consequently the Municipal Court offices, all initial appearances from citations issued will be moved to February 28, 2021. You will need to contact the courts before this date to see what your options are.

If you already have a court date set for your citation there will be a virtual court time given. You need to contact the courts after the first of the year and provide your email address in order to be provided the link for your virtual court date.

If you are unsure what your status is you can look your citations up under CITATION SEARCH, search cases, then enter your name or citation. If you have a common name you might want to use the citation option. If you use only the name option, it will pull up everyone with your name, not just your violation.

Contact the Court via phone, email or fax.

 
EMAIL
 
817-222-7727
Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation is taking appointments to handle business in person, such as reserving fields or registering for a program. Please call them to make arrangements:


Recreation Center OPEN only for scheduled classes & programs no scheduled open date for public
Park Trails OPEN Maintain social distancing, no group activities allowed
Broadway Park Tennis Court OPEN  
North Park Basketball Court OPEN  
North Park Disc Golf Course OPEN  
Baseball Fields (Little Fossil & Broadway Parks) OPEN Sanctioned leagues & clinics only
Spraygrounds (Broadway & Whites Branch Parks) CLOSED Open date TBD
Park Water Fountains CLOSED  
Playground Equipment USE AT OWN RISK  
Park Restrooms USE AT OWN RISK  
Park Pavillions Accepting Reservations Email or call 817-222-7177.
Planning & Community Development

Planning & Community Development

CLOSED

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration has decided to close City Hall to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Staff is available to assist over the phone with any questions about processes and procedures.

Credit card payments can be made over the phone and checks can also be placed in the drop box.

Public Works

Public Works

CLOSED

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration has decided to close the Public Works facility to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Senior Center

Senior Center

CLOSED - open date TBD

Senior Center staff is distributing food on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. as well as hosting two Tarrant Area Food Bank drive-thru food distributions on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 1:00 p.m.

Starting October 9, 2020 the Senior Center is home delivering meals every Friday to those sixty (60) years of age or older and those married to someone 60 or older. There will be five (5) frozen meals and a box of fresh produce.

To sign up for meals to be delivered , please call Meals on Wheels at: 817-336-0912

For more information please call the Senior Center: 817-834-8021

Utility Billing

Utility Billing

CLOSED

Due to the large number of positive COVID-19 cases in Tarrant County and out of concern for the safety of our citizens and employees, City administration has decided to close City Hall to the public effective Monday, December 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

Remote bill payment options include pay-by-phone, the online payment portal, auto bank draft and the drop box located at City Hall. For more information visit the Utility Billing payment options web page.

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