City Government

  • Type: City Council

  • Number on council: 5

  • Municipal Police: 3

  • Firefighters: 20 volunteer

There is a city zoning body and a master plan.   The City Council meets monthly at City Hall.  For more information or meeting times please call City Hall at 940-995-2337.

Saint Jo has its own police department and a volunteer fire department.  A resource in which the community takes great pride is its volunteer Fire Department and EMS team.  These men and women are well trained and have the most modern equipment available for fire-fighting and rescue operations.  Their cost to the community is a $3.00 per month ambulance subsidy per residential and commercial customer.  The quick response and long hours of dedication of our Fire and Police Departments and community volunteers is what makes the difference in our city. 

City News

Bulk trash pick up is the last Saturday of every month. Citizens must call City Hall to get on the list for pick up.

Contact Information:

Mailing address:
City of Saint Jo
P.O. Box 186
220 E. Howell
Saint Jo, Texas 76265
Phone 940-995-2337
Fax 940-995-2018

Saint Jo’s Historical District

Saint Jo has a Historical District that includes the downtown area and the downtown Chisholm Trail Square. The historic zoning was adopted by the City to preserve the historic, unique and original look of the downtown square but still allow new businesses to repair and renovate. If your business is located within the Historic District, it is your obligation to acquire a Certificate of Appropriateness for any alterations to the property as stated in Section 2.8 of the city zoning historic overlay.

The City of Saint Jo is in the process of getting the downtown square designated by the State as a Historical District. This would allow the City to apply for grants to furthure improve the downtown area. This would also help not only preserve the wonderful downtown square but attract new businesses and bring in tourism. In a preliminary assessment the City was told that restorations must be done correctly and how important it was that zoning codes be enforced.

The Saint Jo Historical Preservation Society and Advisory Board work as a liaison to the City in advising and approving the Certificates of Appropriateness. The Advisory Board is Kate Clark, Donna Howell-Sickles, Craig Olden, Kim Phillips and Tom Weger. For any questions or additional information, please contact Donna Howell-Sickles at 940-995-9447.

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