Port Isabel City Hall
Port Isabel City Hall Building 

The Port Isabel City Hall is located at 305 E. Maxan St. in downtown Port Isabel.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Services offered at City Hall include: Garbage bill payments and sign up, Building Department, Hurricane Sticker sign up and pick up, Meeting Agenda postings and general City of Port Isabel information. The Mayor and Commissioners holds regular meetings on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in the Commission Chambers. The Commission Chambers also serves as a Polling location for Cameron County Precinct No. 1.

The Port Isabel City Hall building was designed and built and opened to the public in 1968 just after Hurricane Beulah made landfall and brought considerable damage. The new City Hall was widely celebrated.

Helpful Links

Port Isabel Civil Rights Notice
Port Isabel Fair Housing PSA

Public Notice: Texas Community Development Block Grant Program

The City of Port Isabel is giving notice of the city’s intent to submit a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program grant application for a Downtown Revitalization Program grant request of $500,000.00 for street and sidewalk improvements on Maxan Street in the historic downtown district of Port Isabel.  The application is available for review at the Port Isabel City Hall during regular business hours.  

La Ciudad de Port Isabel notifica la intención de la ciudad de presentar una solicitud de subvención del Programa de Subsidios en Bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas para una solicitud de subvención del Programa de Revitalización de Centros Urbanos de $500,000.00 para mejoras de calles y aceras en Maxan Street en el distrito histórico del centro de Port Isabel. La solicitud está disponible para su revisión en el Ayuntamiento de Port Isabel durante el horario comercial habitual.


Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation

NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intention of the City Commission of Port Isabel, Texas (the “City”) to issue interest-bearing Certificates of Obligation of the City to be designated and known as the “CITY OF PORT ISABEL, TEXAS CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2022” (the “Certificates”) for the purpose of providing for the payment of contractual obligations to be incurred for the design, planning, acquisition, equipping, construction, and renovation of public property, and designated infrastructure and for other public purposes specifically being (i) acquisition of adjacent property for improvements and expansion of existing City Hall parking facility; and (ii) the payment of contractual obligations for professional services in connection with such projects (including, but not limited to, financial advisory, legal, architectural, and engineering).  The City Commission tentatively proposes to authorize the issuance of the Certificates at its regular meeting place in the City Commission Chambers Meeting Room, 305 East Maxan, Port Isabel, Texas, at a Regular Meeting of the City Commission to be commenced at 7:00 p.m., on the 23rd day of August, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $1,300,000.  The City Commission proposes to provide for payment of the Certificates of Obligation from a pledge of an annual ad valorem tax, as well as a limited and subordinate pledge of $1,000 from the surplus revenues of the City’s museum and park system. The Certificates are to be issued, and this notice is given, pursuant to Section 271.041, et seq., Texas Local Government Code.

In accordance with the provisions of Subchapter C of Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code, as amended (“Chapter 271”), the following information has been provided by the City. The current principal of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $5,800,000, the combined principal and interest required to pay all currently outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $10,716,533, the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates of Obligation on time and in full is $1,757,825, the estimated interest rate for the Certificates of Obligation is 5.50% and the maximum maturity date of the Certificates of Obligation will not exceed the maximum allowed by law.  Market conditions affecting interest rates vary based on a number of factors beyond the control of the City, and the City cannot and does not guarantee a particular interest rate associated with the Certificates of Obligation.

                  /s/   Martin Cantu, Jr.    

                Mayor, City of Port Isabel, Texas




Public Notice: CDBG Program document


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2022 Christmas Decorating Contest

4 Seasons Best Kept Yard



The Port Isabel Beautification Committee met on September 27th to discuss upcoming contests and incentives for Port Isabel residential and commercial properties.

A City-Wide HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST for commercial and residential properties for HALLOWEEN and CHRISTMAS rolls out this week. $500 in prize money will be awarded for best decorated. Deadline for Halloween is October 21st. Deadline for Christmas is December 9. An announcement will be made after the Port Isabel Beautification Committee selects the prize recipients.

The FOUR SEASONS KEPT YARD CONTEST kicks off with the FALL KEPT YARD CONTEST. Cash prizes of $250 for best commercial and best residential fall kept yard property will be selected and a winner announced.

The Beautification Committee set aside sections for each of the seasons. Fall Season will include Tarpon Field and Laguna Heights; Winter Season is the Derry section; Spring Season covers the Hill and Fingers; and Summer Season is Garriga. Dates for Winter, Spring and Summer will be announced.

How to enter? Keep up your yard or commercial property and the Port Isabel Beautification Committee will be making rounds in the current season’s section or for Halloween and Christmas to select the best kept yard Residential and Commercial Property. Prize winners will be notified.

See attached map for color coded sections for the Four Season contest. For more information call City Hall at (956)943-2682. A total of $4,000 in prize money will be awarded by the Port Isabel Beautification Committee.

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