Posted on: August 8, 2017

2017 Notice of Tax Rate

City of DeSoto 2017 Notice of Tax Rate

A tax rate of $0.739900 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of DeSoto. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing ...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

City of DeSoto Will Hold A Special Election On August 26, 2017


The City of DeSoto will hold a Special Election to fill an unexpired term for Place 7 on the DeSoto City Council on August 26, 2017.  Here are the candidates as they will appear on the ballot:

Jonathon "Johnny" Salguero

James E. Collier, ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Life Safety Awareness Program


If you are a resident of DeSoto, the Fire Department has initiated a Life Safety Awareness Program to proactively prevent fatalities by providing battery operated smoke detectors for residents who are elderly, handicapped or those having a demonstrated ne...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: August 17, 2017

City Lights Newsletter September 2017

City Lights Sept. 2017

The City Lights Newsletter is now available

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

A Message from DeSoto's Environmental Health Specialist

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Jimmy Stephens, DeSoto's Environmental Health Specialist would like to remind citizens as we go into the summer months, to protect themselves against contracting West Nile virus by following the steps in this graphic.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

The Design Phase is underway on the Chattey Road Improvements

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Chattey Road is an existing two-lane asphalt roadway located within a residential community. The improved roadway will be a 27’ undivided concrete roadway with curb and gutter, closed drainage, sidewalks, retaining walls, sewer line crossings, water line ...

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Chattey Road Improvements City-wide Announcements
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Water University Classes

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The DeSoto Public Utilities Department has partnered with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center to offer a series of water efficiency and landscape maintenance classes focused on techniques to conserve water and reduce monthly water bills. ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Connecting the Community With Valuable Resources


"I think it's so important that our residents have easy access to information regarding social services and resources available to them in our area,” said DeSoto Mayor ProTem Rachel Proctor.  “Many valuable resources out there often go unuse...

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

DeSoto wins national Digital Cities award

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“Over the past six years, our ultimate goal has been to create an unprecedented level of financial transparency and technology that will significantly improve processes in an effort to enhance our public services,” said DeSoto City Manager Tarron Richards...

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Southwest Regional Communications Center can now accept text to 911


Southwest Regional Communications Center, the 911 call center for the cities of DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Duncanville is now equipped to accept text messages. Take a minute and watch these short videos on the benefits of text to 911.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

DeSoto Parks & Recreation Receives Accreditation from CAPRA


DeSoto Parks & Recreation Department Receives National Accreditation at 2016 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference DESOTO, TX October 12, 2016 - The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced that th...

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

DeSoto Receives Coveted ISO 1X Fire Rating


Recently, the Texas State Fire Marshal’s office announced that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) is recommending that DeSoto’s Public Protection Classification be changed to Class 1 for all properties located within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or water...

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City-wide Announcements
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Sign up for emergency notifications from City of DeSoto with CodeRED


The City of Desoto has "upgraded" our code red system to allow you to receive notifications 24 hours a day based strictly on Doppler radar. You can now receive the warnings for tornados, flash floods or severe thunderstorms. This upgrade require...

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