Our Mission

With integrity and a diverse partnership with citizens, businesses and city government. The City of Balch Springs shall provide efficient, cost effective services in a personal and professional manner, promote and support public safety, economic growth, citizen involvement and ensure a higher quality of life with community pride, planning and vision.

Our Vision

To encourage and stimulate a strong sense of community as residents, businesses, property owners, and stakeholders to become actively involved in visioning and planning the future of this city so that it is truly a great place to live, work and conduct business.

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The City of Balch Springs operates under a system of local government called "Council - Manager," where in all powers of the City are vested in the City Council. The City Council appoints the City Manager, who executes the laws and administers the government of the City in accordance with the policies and budget adopted by the City Council.

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Animal Services

View Information about adopting animals, pet registration, and more. 

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City Secretary 

The City Secretary is an officer of the City, appointed by the City Council. The position of City Secretary is a statutory position required by state law and the City Charter.

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Code Enforcement

We are committed to professional code enforcement that is responsive to our citizens. Information on violation types can by located by referring to the City of Balch Springs Municode.

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Community Development

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Emergency Management

When an emergency or disaster strikes, The City of Balch Springs Emergency Management Department will do all in our power provide you with up to date information and the best possible emergency preparedness.

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Finance Department 

Our mission is to provide timely and accurate financial information to ensure that resources of the City are secure and utilized as intended by City Council policy and City Management directives. 

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Fire Department 

The City of Balch Springs was established in 1953. The Balch Springs Fire Department was established to protect the city, it's residents, and their property from destruction by fire and conflagration. With a fully paid staffed Fire Department, we serve the citizens and travelers of Balch Springs to the fullest extent.

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Human Resources

The City of Balch Springs is a service organization that exists solely to service the citizens of Balch Springs. The city measures its success in the efficiency and effectiveness of its service to its citizens.

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Library & Learning Center

The Balch Springs Library and Learning Center provides free services to all residents within the State of Texas.

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Municipal Court

The Balch Springs Municipal Court is responsible for the adjudication of Class C misdemeanors and other state and city ordinance violations punishable by fine only. The court conducts preliminary and pretrial hearings and trials, collects fines and court costs, and issues warrants of arrest and search.

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Office of the City Marshal

The mission of the Balch Springs Marshal’s Department is to provide security for the courthouse, bailiff the court, execute warrants, transport individuals in custody, while providing a safe, secure environment for all individuals, utilizing professionalism and respect while employing professionals who are committed to public safety and superior quality service.

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Parks & Recreation

With a membership, you will have access to our weight room and basketball court located in the gym. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Karate classes, and Rumbera fitness for an additional class fee. We also offer an After School Program for elementary and middle school children.

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Permits & Inspections

The Inspections and Maintenance Department is responsible for all inspections, issuing all building permits, all contractor registration, and compliance with all city codes.

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Police Department

Integrity, Pride, Dedication

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Public Works

The Balch Springs Public Works Department is proud of its reputation for reliability and for the service it will provide the customers and community of Balch Springs. The Department of Public Works employees are committed to providing the citizens of this city with world-class infrastructure and maintenance services that are efficient, effective, responsive and responsible.

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Senior Center

The Balch Springs Senior Center is the community where seniors and older adults can come together to socialize, and have fun.

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Utility Services

The Utility Services department provides water, sewer, drainage, solid waste removal, and recycling services to business and residents of Balch Springs. The department is also responsible for month water and trash billing and collections services.

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