Updates from the Office of the Texas Governor

Governor Abbott

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

Dallas County COVID-19

Ellis County COVID-19

For updates and more information regarding COVID-19, visit


The Ovilla Public Works Department is in the process of acquiring an office facility at the corner of Cockrell Hill and Westlawn Drive, next to the Police Station.

Public Works 2

The City is preparing for a paved parking lot at 701 W. Main Street, across from the Ovilla Fire Station. Updates for expectations to begin construction will be forthcoming.

Main St Parking

During the Council meeting of August 10, 2020, the governing body approved a proposed rate of 0.6600 which is the same rate as the current rate.  For the proposal, the motion was made by Place 4 Doug Hunt, seconded by Place 2 Dean Oberg.  


Place 1 Rachel Huber - AYE, Place 2 Dean Oberg - AYE, Place 3/Mayor Pro Tem David Griffin - AYE, Place 4 Doug Hunt - AYE, Place 5 Mike Myers - NAY.  The motion carried 4-1.  Click here to view the Public Hearing Notice and Tax Rate Notice for 2021.   ETR and PH Notice 2021

The public hearing on the tax rate will be conducted on September 04, 2020 at 8:00 am, for public comments and adoption of the tax rate.  

In accordance with an Order of the Office of the Governor issued on March 16, 2020, the City Council for the City of Ovilla, Texas will conduct a (city council meeting, public hearing, etc.) by (video conference or teleconference) at 8:00 am on 04, September, 2020, in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is an open meeting conducted by (telephone conference /video conference). Public access to the meeting is available at Ovilla Municipal Building, Council Chamber Room, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154; however, attendance by (telephone conference/video conference) is strongly encouraged.  

The 86th Legislature made terminology changes to the Tax Code.  The Rate is calculated by Ellis County Tax and verified by city staff.  



Revenue Generated


No New Revenue0.6318$2,635,305Effective Rate

Current Rate



Last Year's Rate

Increased Rate 



Voter Approval Rate



Rollback Rate

  1. Annual Heritage Day celebration canceled

    Due to the concerns for the health and safety of our residents during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Heritage Day event celebration is canceled.
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The US Census counts everyone in the United States every 10-years and has been conducted since 1790. 

For the first time in history, the Census can be completed online as long as your Census ID has been received in the mail.  This began March 23, online at  

This census is mandatory and part of the US Constitution.  


To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, both Dallas and Ellis Counties have issued a Public Health Order that requires residents to shelter in place – stay at home. Residents are ordered to stay at home except for essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services. Essential activities include tasks related to health and safety, such as obtaining medical supplies or visiting a medical professional; and obtaining supplies, such as food, pet supply, or other home products.Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, biking, hiking, or running, is permitted, provided the individuals comply with social distancing requirements of six feet.

Questions about COVID-19?

Dial 211, Option 6.

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