The city of Hutchins animal services goal is to encourage responsible pet ownership by offering licensing programs, field enforcement services and educating the public. The care of stray and unwanted animals and the eradication of rabies from the city's animal population are critical to successful operation.
The Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Hutchins is responsible for enforcing City Ordinances regarding property located within the city limits of Hutchins.
The Hutchins Economic Development Corporation was formed with the mission of promoting a diversified and comprehensible economic climate that will stimulate growth in our city. This objective will be accomplished through new business recruitment along with assistance in retention and expansion of existing businesses.
Our Vision Statement is simple: "We continually strive for excellence, guided by principles of trust, integrity, honesty, loyalty, safety and respect for all.”
The Atwell Public Library acquires, makes available, and encourages the use of materials in all media which, help people know more about themselves and their world, meet the informational needs of the entire community, give access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and encourage freedom of expression, support educational, civic and cultural activities within the community, aid in learning and improving job-related skills, and assist the individual to grow intellectually, spiritually, and to enjoy life more fully.
Check out our Parks and Recreation site.
The City of Hutchins Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of resident citizens, taxpayers, and qualified voters of the City of Hutchins who are appointed by the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council. It makes recommendations regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity on any planning related items in the City. The Commission meets as needed at the call of the chairperson.
The mission of the Hutchins Police Department is to effectively and efficiently provide for the protection of lives and property, preserve the public peace, and provide needed community services with the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.
Statement- The city of Hutchins animal services goal is to encourage responsible pet ownership by offering licensing programs, field enforcement services and educating the public. The care of stray and unwanted animals and the eradication of rabies from the city's animal population are critical to successful operation. We provide services to Hutchins residents for the following:
- Stray animals
- Animal Bites
- Nuisances (Barking, odor)
- Loose livestock
- Injured animals
- Deceased animal pickup
1) How do I surrender my pet?
Owners who want to surrender their pet can contact Animal services during the following hours:
Monday – Friday from 8am – 4pm
Please bring current medical records of the animal if available and proof of Hutchins residency (drivers license, utility bill, housing rental contract, etc.)
Owner Surrender Fee: The City of Hutchins charges a $20.00 owner surrender fee. The fee is utilized to offset the cost of housing and care for pets placed in our care, which can range between $28.00 – $41.00 per day.
Hutchins Animal Services tries to find homes for every suitable animal entering our shelter, but we can never guarantee the placement of any animal. For this reason, we ask that you use Hutchins Animal Services as a last resort, after you have exhausted all other attempts to find your pet an alternative suitable permanent home. The transfer of ownership to the City of Hutchins is final and irrevocable once the animal has been surrendered.
2) How old should my pet be before its first rabies vaccination?
4 Months old
3) How many animals can I have?
It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or harbor more than three (3) adult dogs, six (6) cats, or six (6) adult ferrets, or any combination thereof in any residential district. A person shall be permitted to keep only one litter of dogs or cats per residence.
4) Do I need to register my pet with the city?
Yes, just bring proof of rabies vaccination, and the registration fee of $30.00 to City hall at 321 N. Main ST. Hutchins, TX 75141 .
5) How do I go about adopting a new pet?
Adoptions are handled through Lancaster Animal Shelter.
6) What types of items can I donate for the animals?
We accept all donations such as metal food and water bowls, dog food, and medicines for the animals. Donations we are currently needing include: Laundry soap (Arm&Hammer), bleach, paper towels, and dawn dish soap. We are extremely grateful for all donations as every little bit helps tremendously.
The City Ordinances which are most often violated by residents are:
- Article 7.100 – JUNKED VEHICLES
- Article 6.100 – TALL WEEDS, BRUSH & UNSIGHTLY VEGETATION
- Article 10.300 – PARKING RESTRICTIONS
ONLINE CODE ENFORCEMENT
The Hutchins Police Department has a program to remind residents of these violations and gain voluntary compliance in an effort to improve the quality of life in Hutchins. Officers will be going door to door to educate homowners about various City Ordinances and also inquiring about any concerns the homeowners might have regarding public safety issues in their neighborhood.
Please feel free to click on the City Ordinances here to view a complete list of City of Hutchins Ordinances.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding Code Enforcement issues please contact:
Atwell Public Library is open
Monday - Friday from 9 am to 6 pm
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Welcome to the Atwell Public Library’s Webpage!
This webpage is here to assist you with books and information.
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Must have Valid ID with Hutchins Address or Proof of Residency."
Our Mission Statement:
The Atwell Public Library acquires, makes available, and encourages the use of materials in all media which:
- Help people know more about themselves and their world.
- Meet the informational needs of the entire community.
- Give access to a variety of opinions on matters of current interest and encourage freedom of expression.
- Support educational, civic and cultural activities within the community.
- Aid in learning and improving job-related skills.
- Assist the individual to grow intellectually, spiritually, and to enjoy life more fully.
Parks and Recreation
Sunrise Creek Park
809 North Denton Street
- Basketball Court
- Shaded Picnic Area
- Children’s Play Are
200 South Denton St.
- Baseball Field
- Football Field
- Basketball Court
- Tennis Court
- Children's Play Area
Martin Luther King Jr. Park
801 Oak Creek Drive
- Basketball Court
- Covered Picnic Areas
- Children’s Play Area
Valley View Park
200 Glenview Drive
- Basketball Court
- Children’s Play Area
Planning and Zoning
The City of Hutchins Planning and Zoning Commission is composed of resident citizens, taxpayers, and qualified voters of the City of Hutchins who are appointed by the Mayor and Councilmembers. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an advisory body to the City Council. It makes recommendations regarding amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. The Commission also serves in an advisory capacity on any planning related items in the City. The Commission meets every third Thursday of the month at City Hall. Meetings start at 6:00 PM.
- Harry Gross
- Tod Daivs
- Marie Harris
- James Spence
- Joseph Matthews
- Michelle Sparks
Per City policy, platting applications will only be accepted on the last Monday of every month, in order to ensure compliance with the state's "30-day shot clock" requirement. If the last Monday of the month falls on a holiday, then the plats will be accepted the following business day. Applications must be complete and paid for in order to be heard. The Plat Schedule and Checklist will help keep track of the upcoming submittal dates and required submittal documents. If you have any questions, please contact the Building Department at 972-225-6121.
Zoning Board of Adjustments
The City of Hutchins Zoning Board of Adjustments is composed of members who are resident citizens, taxpayers, and qualified voters of the City of Hutchins. This board has the authority to make special exception to the terms of the City of Hutchins Zoning Ordinance that are consistent with the general purpose and intent of the Ordinance. Meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustments are held at the call of the Chairperson and at such other times as the Board may determine.
- Debbie Crew
- Lucille Hollis
- Simone Lefall
- Felix Madrigal