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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: (361) 552-9793
Fax: (361) 552-6062

City of Port Lavaca
202 North Virginia
Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

About Port Lavaca

People from all over Texas are starting to discover our little jewel, nestled in the middle of Texas's Gulf Coast. Don't let the big resort-like look take away from its small town feel though, it is a perfect place to get away from the city bustle and fast traffic hustle. Read More

Community News and Updates


Welcome to the new City of Port Lavaca City Manager, Robert J. Bradshaw.

Robert joins the City of Port Lavaca Team on June 1, 2016.


Citizen Participation Survey for Hazard Mitigation

The Calhoun County Floodplain Administration is seeking feedback from residents. You may download and complete this survey, then return by July 1, 2016 to:
Calhoun County Floodplain Administration
211 S. Ann St., Suite 301
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Planning for the Future


City of Port Lavaca Shoreline Revitalization and Environmental Enhancement Strategy

In response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill Congress passed the RESTORE Act to protect and restore the natural and economic resources of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Coast. The Act provides funding for coastal restoration and recovery for the affected Gulf Coast states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The environmental and economic injuries caused by the spill were extensive. The legal aftermath of the spill will require the parties responsible to pay substantial damages to address these injuries. Through the RESTORE Act, Congress allocated 80 percent of the administrative and civil penalties related to the spill to the states and the federal government to restore and revitalize the Gulf Coast. A portion of the RESTORE Act allocation comes directly to Texas.

The City of Port Lavaca has applied to Restore the Texas Coast for funding of three intertwined projects instead of the initial four. The US Army Corps has informed the Calhoun Port Authority that there is funding available to dredge the City of Port Lavaca access channels under the dredging maintenance fund of 2016. These are the channels accessing the city harbors. The US Corps of Engineers and the Calhoun Port Authority work as sponsors for the dredging goals of the Matagorda Ship Channel.

The 2016 budget is enough to dredge the two channels that connect with the city harbors. With this dredging resolution in place, the city does not need to secure funding for the dredging of these channels.

The dredging of the access channels, which was originally considered a single application, now has been removed from the application package. As result, only three applications will be submitted.

A Task Force of Citizens and experts have identified these projects as needed and viable for funding. Please review the document below and make any comments here or email them to restore@portlavaca.org.

Please Review City of Port Lavaca Shoreline Revitalization and Environmental Enhancement Strategy as well as the final submission here.

Also, here is the link to a stock letter of support that you, your business, or an organization may want to sign, scan and email to restore@portlavaca.org. These letters of support can be accepted and submitted throughout the summer.

Comprehensive Plan

LogoBrainstormBLUEThe City of Port Lavaca has teamed with consultants to develop a Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan is defined as a long-range planning tool that is intended to be used by City staff, decision-makers, and citizens to guide the growth and physical development of a community. It is a vision of what the community can become and is a long-range statement of public policy.

Veterans Memorial Bricks

Veterans Memorial Bricks Applications are now available for the Veterans Memorial Bricks to be purchased for the Veterans Memorial to be located at Port Lavaca Bay Front Peninsula Park. The memorial bricks will be available for purchase ($80.00) by those who wish to honor a veteran. You may pick up an application at the City Hall Water Department or download here.

Weatherization Program

The City of Port Lavaca is sponsoring a Weatherization Program that can make your home more energy efficient and save you money each month on your utility bills.  Qualifications for the Weatherization Program include:  You must be an AEP Texas Central Company electric metered customer; Must meet certain income requirements; and your home must pass an energy audit/inspection to determine if energy efficiency services are waranted for your home.

Find out if you qualify by contacting Scotty Jones at 552-9793 or email sjones@portlavaca.org. Applications can be taken over the phone, picked up at City Hall or downloaded by clicking hereIf you come to City Hall, please ask for Scotty Jones or Maricela Gonzales.

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