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Mayor Gobert signed a new Disaster Declaration on June 19, 2020.  Please follow the link below to view the declaration in its entirety.

06/19/2020 Disaster Declaration

In the effort to "Open Texas", Governor Abbott made two executive orders on April 27, 2020.  He also released his report to open Texas.  This report has guidelines for the reopening of businesses.  Please follow the links below to see the Executive Orders and the report.

Executive Order GA-18

Executive Order GA-20

Open Texas Report

Guidelines for Social Distancing

The CCIDC has announced a utility assistance program for local businesses impacted by COVID-19.  The assistance will be in the form of a credit on the business' utility account with the City.  Essential businesses can receive a $150 credit, and non-essential businesses can receive a credit of $300.  The application deadline is June 1, 2020

City of Columbus COVID-19 Utility Assistance Program Application

At this time, the City Hall lobby remains closed.  Citizens requiring assistance may come to the drive-thru window.  Payments can be placed in the night drop or made online.

The Nesbitt Memorial Library is offering limited services.  Please click here to view the library homepage.

All City park restrooms as well as the Columbus Visitor Center are closed.

The Mansfield Building is closed for meetings.

Updates on the COVID-19 Coronavirus can be found by clicking the following links: 

Centers for Disease Control

Texas Department of State Health Services

DSHS News Updates

Updates regarding the City of Columbus will be posted on this website and communicated through local news media. 
THE CITY OF COLUMBUS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 4.11 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $2.22. 
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