The Main Street Parking Lot Expansion is in the final stages. Walking trails to the downtown area will be completed soon, as well as directional signs and lighting. This project is funded by the Municipal Development District that was created by the voters of Ovilla in November 2009, for the imposition of a sales and use tax at the rate of one-fourth of one percent for the purpose of financing development projects beneficial to the district.

Main St Parking

Updated 2020/2021 Community Waste Disposal Collection schedule is available.


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Governor Abbott renews COVID Disaster Declaration August 29, 2021

City of Ovilla city offices will open fully on Monday, June 07, 2021 at 8:00 am.  Regular office hours will resume.  

Governor Abbott opens Texas & lifts mask mandate

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

Dallas County COVID-19

Ellis County COVID-19

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 23 10am-1:30pm at the Ovilla Police Station


Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Budget

The City Council held a public hearing to receive citizen comments during a scheduled Council meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:30 pm, Ovilla Municipal Building, Council Chamber room, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154, with duly posted notice to consider a approval and adoption of the budget and operating services for Fiscal Year October 01, 2021 - September 30, 2022. 

Following the public hearing, a motion was made by Place 3 Councilmember Griffin to approve Ordinance 2021-17 adopting the fiscal year budget 2021-2022 of the City of Ovilla, seconded by Place 1 Councilmember Rachel Huber. 
Mayor Dormier called a record vote:
Place 1 Huber  Aye
Place 2 Oberg Nay
Place 3 Griffin Aye
Place 4 Hunt Absent
Place 5 Myers Aye




The OVILLA HERITAGE DAY PARADE and CELEBRATION scheduled for September 25, 2021, has been canceled.  We hope to possibly re-schedule the event for later this year or early Spring 2022.  

We offer a sincere thank you to all of those who already signed up to participate in this year’s event.  Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 numbers clearly on the rise in Ellis County, it was decided holding the event may unnecessarily place our citizens and City employees at risk of possible COVID-19 exposure.

We also give thanks and commend our City Council and Mayor for supporting the difficult decision to cancel this event.  Keeping in mind our primary duty is to ensure our City employees and emergency services are available to serve our citizens, it was unanimously agreed a cancellation / postponement was the best action at this time.         

Lastly, but surely not least, we sincerely thank Doug Hunt (City Councilmember / Mayor Pro tem) and Emily Starkey (Police Department) for all their exhaustive efforts to plan and coordinate this event.  

Thank you again to everyone involved and we hope to re-schedule this event for the near future!

For additional information contact Emily Starkey at the Ovilla Police Department