City of Freeport | 200 W. 2nd Street | Freeport, TX 77541
Phone: (979) 233-3526 | Fax: (979) 233-8867 (fax)
Updates Regarding COVID 19
As news about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is ongoing, the City of Freeport is actively monitoring the situation and taking the proper precautions to limit the spread of illness. The City will continue to assess the situation daily, and follow guidance provided by the CDC and the Brazoria County Health Department. We will update residents regularly about future closures and impacts to the community through the City’s website and social media pages. Residents are asked to comply with current Stay Safe at Home Order and practice Social Distancing.
Current Status as of 9:40 AM Friday, August 7, 2020
Positive Cases In Freeport
Freeport currently has 246 confirmed and 1 probable case of COVID-19. The City of Freeport has had a total of 378 cases of COVID 19 - of those, 128 have recovered and 1 has been transferred out.
All COVID-19 cases are being investigated by the Brazoria County Health Department. For the latest updates, please see Brazoria County’s website
Residents who have questions concerning COVID-19 can call the Brazoria County COVID-19 Information Line at 979-864-2167, for non-health related questions call 979-864-1898, Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
For testing locations please see Brazoria County's homepage.
CDC Recommends Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Please click here to learn more about using face coverings.
Openings in Texas
Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19 - Limits Certain Businesses And Services - click here for Official Order
Newly opened services are subject to recommended minimum standard health protocols outlined by DSHS. These protocols are available on the Open Texas webpage.
Click here for the Governor's official Press Release issued April 27 announcing Phase One To Open Texas and Establish Statewide Minimum Standard
US Guidelines for Opening Up America Again
President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps are intended to help guide state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Please click here to view the guidelines.
County Judge Matt Sebesta addresses State Inmate Transfer
Please click here to read the full letter from the County Judge regarding the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) recent transfer of COVID-19 positive cases to Brazoria County prison units.
Shop Local, Support Freeport Food Businesses
Please click here for a list of Freeport Businesses currently open.
Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program – Bill Payment Assistance
If you need help paying bills, the Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program can help. This program is designed to help those who can’t pay bills due to unemployment or economic hardship caused by COVID-19. Click here to learn more.
Be Aware of Scams
Driveway Paving: Brazoria County has been notified that a group of people impersonating Brazoria County Road & Bridge personnel is trying to charge to pave personal driveways. These individuals are not County personnel. County employees have ID's, uniforms with a County Seal and will be driving County vehicles. DO NOT allow them in your home or provide any information, report immediately to your local police department.
COVID-19 Testing: Reports of individuals trying to gain access into resident's homes by saying they are with the city to test people's water for COVID-19 is a SCAM. These individuals are also asking the resident to fill out a form that asks for personal information, such as social security numbers. DO NOT allow them in your home or provide any information, report immediately to your local police department.
Washing hands and cleaning surfaces remains important, so the city will not discontinue water service until further notice; however, outstanding bills will not be waived.
The City offers the following options for paying your bill:
- Online or by Phone: 866-265-6120 (there are currently no fees to pay online or by phone)
- Mail: 200 West 2nd Street, Freeport, TX 77541
- Automatic Bank Draft is available by filling out an application.
- By night drop located inside the ATM room at city hall.
- Arlan’s Market accepts utility bill payments through the 5th of every month.
- City Hall Lobby is open to the public Monday - Friday, from 8-noon and 1 PM until 4 PM.
If you are unable to pay your bill at this time, please call (979) 871-0190 to make special arrangements based on your situation.
Automatic Debit payments
Please call 979-871-0190 if you need to suspend your auto draft and enroll in a payment plan.
Pay your fine by phone: 866-272-1045
Court services are open to the public Monday - Friday from 8-noon and 1 PM until 4 PM.
All community service has been suspended until further notice. Warrants for outstanding service hours will not be issued at this time. New service deadlines will be assigned once community service opportunities resume.
Court has resumed, however; attendees must call to confirm court will occur as scheduled the day of the summons.
Texans who believe they have encountered price gouging should call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508 or file a complaint online.
Public Release March 25, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is a serious issue affecting the lives and livelihoods of everyone across the Country. While the City of Freeport itself, as of this morning, has had no confirmed cases of anyone living within our city limits, it is likely only a matter of time, as the spread of the virus continues to escalate.
The City of Freeport is committed to the public health and welfare of its citizens and will continue to act prudently and aggressively to curb the spread of the virus locally. Over the last couple of weeks, we have taken progressively greater measures as a result of the advance of the pandemic. The following is a comprehensive list of the actions taken to date as well as those newly being implemented and effective at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26:
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