Public Works will be repairing a water break in the 900 Block of Cockrell Hill. Residents in the area may experience an outage.images water leak

The governing body of Ovilla conducted two public hearings on September 12, 2022, approving the FY2022-2023 Budget and Operation of Services for the City of Ovilla and approving a property tax rate decrease. 

Council Approval and adoption

FY 2022-2023 Budget

Council vote page 2022-2023. adopted.reduced


The City of Ovilla will be updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in the upcoming future. The HMP identifies natural hazards and vulnerabilities, assesses risks and identifies mitigation initiatives to reduce or eliminate future losses resulting from those hazards. We want our community to participate in this process by taking this quick 5-minute survey.  All the information collected from this survey will be anonymous.  Please click the link below to participate in the survey.

The City has openings on various boards.  We welcome applicants.  Please complete a board application and submit either by email, mail, fax or drop off at Ovilla City offices.  

  • Email to Bobbie Jo Taylor -  
  • FAX: 972-515-3221
  • MAIL: 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154



Founders Park Development Underway

During the fiscal year (FY2021-2022) budget process Council approved improvements to Founders Park, the area behind the city facilities.  A park enhancement project is currently underway, to include a new pavilion, public restrooms, and walking trails through Founders Park.  January 2022 was the target date to break ground for the installation of a pavilion.  How exciting!  Public restrooms are installed and set between the two baseball fields, near the Cindy Jones playground. The smaller baseball field is also a girls’ softball field that includes a baseball field for 10-years old and under players.  New fencing was rencently installed around the smaller field.  The next phase following the pavilion and restrooms, is planned for new walking trails beginning at the childrens park playground connecting to the public restrooms and proceeding around Founders Park area and the new Founders Park Pavilion, and eventually connecting to the city parking lot located at Cockrell Hill Road and Main Street.  This is a huge enhancement to Founders Park, adding beauty and opportunities to the public for planned events, and providing a place for children to play and families to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Walking trails will not only offer a connection to all of the downtown area but also offer a means for residents to maintain health and stay fit. This is a tangible reflection of the quality of life to our Ovilla community.   The photo is a concept plan of the pavilion.  Actual photos are forthcoming. Concept Plan of Pavilion 01.2022

To receive additional information on your County’s Coronavirus updates including vaccinations and testing, please see the links below. 

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If you have damage that occurred due to the winter storm Texas needs to hear from you.  Please scan the QR code to enter damages to your local residence or business.  You may also use the following link:

iSTAT- Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool: Designed to gather initial damage assessment information to local residences and businessesiSTAT_NewQR

election information

2023 General Election Candidate Packet

Ellis County Commissioner's Court rescinded the county-wide burn ban, Tuesday, November 01, 2022.

Burn Ban lifted 275843900_10160098046961383_5192646616024344455_n

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Smart (SET) Meters Installed

Through grant funds, the city purchased an electronic water meter data management system.  This offers an online portal to all Ovilla water customers that allows them hourly water consumption and leak detection almost immediately.  

You MUST contact Ovilla Utility Billing Department to register your email address before set up, 972-617-7262

How to log on and create my new customer portal.

SET Portal Registration


New water rates and new refuse rates adopted. For questions, please contact the utility billing department at 972-617-7262 or email

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