How to do Business with us During Public Health Emergency

Updated September 29, 2020

For all City notices about COVID-19, please see our news page

From the office of Sherry Howard, Mayor of Tom Bean:

As you may know, on March 16, 2020, I declared a local State of Disaster and Public Health Emergency for the City of Tom Bean. We are closely monitoring the changing situation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency and complying with public health guidance.

The following actions have been taken to comply with the need for social distancing. We recognize that the actions taken are the first step and that more action may be required.

City Hall:

Effective Monday, May 18th, Tom Bean City Hall will be open to the public from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM M-F.

To maintain social distancing along with safeguarding the staff members, there is a Ring doorbell camera to the right of our front door along with a sign stating no entrance until you have rung the doorbell and spoken with a staff member, who will allow one person in the lobby at a time. Only one visitor is allowed in the lobby at a time (no children), a mask is required, and no food or drink is allowed inside. Please see all of our health protocols for visiting City Hall.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. We miss seeing your smiling faces!

We highly encourage everyone to use the following options to pay your water bill:

Please call (903) 546-6321 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM M-F with any questions.

Other non-emergency needs:

We have an online form that allows residents to submit code compliance complaints, public works requests, and other non-emergency needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Municipal Court:

Municipal Court has been postponed until at least August per Executive Order from the Office of Court Administration. These dates are separate from those of City Hall and Utility Billing. When the Court opens, the Court will be following a COVID-19 Operating Plan plan for safety. Please read more about this plan.

Walk-in payments will not be accepted at this time. However, we offer the following options to pay your fine:

Please call (903) 546-3012 or (903) 546-6321 ext.1 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM M-F with any questions.

Public Library:

11 am – 3 pm


  • Only three people are allowed in the library at one time.
  • Each person may stay thirty (30) minutes.
  • Computers are useable.
  • Social distancing is expected.
  • Masks are required.
  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult.