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The City is divided into four districts, with a Council member elected to represent the residents of that district. There are seven members elected to the Sherman City Council. The Mayor and six Council members are elected from the City at large. All serve three-year terms. To find out who your district Council representative is, contact the City Manager’s Office or the City Clerk’s Office. A map of the City Council district boundaries and contact information for City Council members is also available here.
Regular meetings are held in the City Council Chambers of City Hall located at 220 W Mulberry St in Sherman on the first and third Mondays of each month, except on holidays, beginning at 5:00 pm. All City Council meetings are open to the public.
CITIZEN COMMENTSDuring this meeting, the City Council welcomes public comment only on agenda items listed under the Open Meeting portion of the agenda, in accordance with Texas Government Code Section 551.007. For items not listed on the agenda, those matters may be discussed with City staff during regular business hours, or with the Mayor or any Council member by contacting them at times other than at City Council meetings.
Requests made in the office require a 1/2 day notice. Requests made online (residential only) require a minimum of 3 business days www.2turniton.com .
Bank Drafts - Please complete a new bank draft form and submit with a voided check. Credit Card Drafts—Online Only: Automated Draft payments, with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Debit Card. Online payments incur a $1.25 convenience fee per transaction. Customers must register with the City of Sherman website.
City of Sherman 0.427300
Sherman ISD 1.44000
Grayson County 0.460366
Grayson College 0.1812
Total Tax Rate 2.509
Sherman Fire-Rescue does not have the resources to dispose of prescription medications or needles.
Sherman Fire-Rescue will only unlock a vehicle if there is a person or animal locked inside or if the engine is running in an enclosed space such as a garage. Any locksmith can be called to open your vehicle.
The Sherman Fire-Rescue does not host parties at any of the stations. Our crews must remain in-service and ready to respond to emergency calls. You may schedule a tour of the station before, during or after your party by calling 903-892-7273 to set up an appointment.
Sherman Fire-Rescue does not have personnel certified to install child safety seats.
The City of Sherman offers a full range of employee group benefits to all full-time employees.
A current government-issued photo ID with up-to-date address is all you need. If the address isn’t current, then you’ll need to show some proof of address like a utility bill, lease, or insurance card.
As long as you live in Texas, it’s free to get a new card. It’s $1 for a replacement card. If you live outside of Texas, a library card costs $40/year.
Yes, patrons may bring their own devices and use wifi at no charge. Wifi is available 24/7 and accessible from the parking lot.
No, we do not. You could try the UPS Store or your local bank.
You may search our online catalog of items we have at the library, and/or our digital resources, such as Overdrive.
Local History and some Texana materials are available at Sherman Public Library. The majority of genealogy resources have been transferred to the new genealogy research facilities at Frontier Village, Loy Park, Denison.
We still have a number of the "green dot" how-to and general genealogy books available to check out, including books on Ancestry and Family Search online resources. Our microfilm copies of the Herald Democrat and microfiche of some local and Texas history are available here for patron use, and patrons can use the microfiche machine to print and email clippings from those resources.
We also maintain our subscription to Ancestry Library Edition as well as Heritage Quest on our TexShare databases, the latter of which is available from home for our patrons.
CDBG is a Program authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 in place of several community development categorical grant programs. CDBG provides eligible metropolitan cities and urban counties (called ‘entitlement communities’) with annual direct grants that they can use to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and/or improve community facilities and services, principally to benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
The demolition process starts with a call to the Neighborhood Services Superintendent at 903-487-5988. The Inspection Official will then determine if the structure is eligible for demolition under one of the city’s programs. Location of the house determines what funds will be used to demolish the structure. The length of time for the demolition varies greatly due to a number of circumstances. The most time-consuming task is to contact all of the people who might have an ownership in the property and have them sign a release to demolish the house. This task alone can take up to six months or more.
Contact the Grants Coordinator’s office at 903-487-5976 for information on current funding availability and info on the process. Public services agencies provide an invaluable opportunity for the low- to moderate-income Sherman residents by offering diverse services that impact their quality of life. Every age group from the elderly to the youth benefits from services provided by nonprofits funded by the Community Development Block Grant.
The CDBG law requires that a grantee must develop and follow a detailed plan which emphasizes participation by persons of low- or moderate- income, particularly residents of predominantly low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and area in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds. The plan must provide citizens with reasonable and timely access to local meetings, information and records related to the grantee’s proposed and actual use of funds.
You can come to the Parks and Recreation office at 1002 N. Music St. At our office we able to take cash, check, or Visa or Master Card. If you wish to register for a class online you can go to our online registration . If registering for a Learn to Swim class, please note the course number in red on the Learn to Swim Schedule. This number will correlate with the courses at registration.
You can reserve a pavilion or athletic field by submitting a reservation form to the Parks and Recreation office located at 1002 N Music Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Reservation fees will apply. You can reserve your pavilion online now by visiting our online registration now.
The best way to pass along your COMPLIMENTS is to complete the Compliment an Employee/Officer Form. You may also submit them in writing, making sure to note the employee's/officer's name and the details of the incident. Sign the document and send to:
Chief Jason Jeffcoat
Sherman Police Department
317 South Travis Street
Sherman, TX 75090
Compliments will be placed in the employee's/officer's file.
Citizens wishing to file a COMPLAINT against an employee/officer of the Sherman Police Department may do so in several different ways:
1. Download the Complaint Document, complete it and either bring or mail to SPD. Complaint documents are also available at the Sherman Police Department.
2. Contact any SPD supervisor, or
SPD Office of Professional Standards
Lieutenant Jeremy Cox
Sherman, TX 75090
If you prefer, you may call the Office of Professional Standards, write a letter, or email to begin the process. Texas State Law requires that all complaints against police officers must be in writing and signed by the person making the complaint.
For information on how to apply with Sherman PD and our hiring process, visit www.shermanpolice.com.
To request a copy of a crash report, please click here.
If you call 9-1-1 by mistake, do not hang up. Tell the call taker what happened so they know there really isn't an emergency.
If you use a VRS (Video Relay Service) or IP (Internet Protocol) Relay, you should: - Register and provide your address with the relay provider of your choice. Keep your address updated. - Be aware that relay calls may take several minutes to connect. If you hang up, your call may not be connected to 9-1-1. - Be prepared to provide your location information using an address, cross streets or landmarks, since relay calls may not display your location. - Answer the call taker's questions. - You may need to be transferred to another 9-1-1 center. Stay on the call if it is safe.
If you do not have a TTY/TDD or access to Relay services, you should dial 9-1-1, preferably from a landline/home phone. Do not hang up, keep the line open. With 9-1-1 calls made from a home phone, the caller's address is displayed on the call taker's screen, the call taker can listen for background noise, and help will be sent to the location displayed. As a last resort, call from a cell phone and leave the line open, your approximate location may be displayed.
Texting to 9-1-1 is not available in most areas.
If the Sherman Police Department had the vehicle towed, you will need to know when and where it was towed from. Contact the Sherman Police Department at 903-892-7290. The dispatcher on duty can tell you the respective tow facility. You will then need to contact the tow facility to ascertain the amount owed. You must show proof of ownership and pay the required fee before the vehicle can be released.
A person can obtain a License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) in the State of Texas by locating and completing a State-Certified LTC Course. Contact a local firearms dealer for a list of instructors and the course dates. For more information, please visit https://www.dps.texas.gov/section/handgun-licensing.
Per the City of Sherman Code of Ordinances, Section 8.02.005 - Sex Offender Residency - It is unlawful for a person who is a specified sex offender to establish a permanent residence or temporary residence within 1,500 feet of any premise where minors commonly gather (defined as a school, child-care facility, playground, public park, video arcade area, or the Sherman Youth Center). Map of the Restricted Areas.
To request public information from the Sherman Police Department, please visit https://shermantx.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/.
If the information you request falls within one of the exceptions to disclosure found in the Public Information Act, the governmental body may refuse to release the information while it seeks an open records decision from the Attorney General. Unless the governmental body has a previous determination from a court or the Attorney General regarding the precise information requested, a governmental body cannot determine on its own to withhold information.
1. write the Attorney General, asking for a decision and state which exceptions apply to the requested information;
2. provide the requestor with a written statement that the governmental body wishes to withhold the information and that it has asked the Attorney General for a decision;
3. provide the requestor with a copy of the governmental body's correspondence to the Attorney General; and
4. make a good faith attempt to notify, in the form prescribed by the Attorney General, any affected third parties of the request.
Within fifteen business day of receiving your request, the governmental body must:
1. write the Attorney General and explain how the claimed exceptions apply;
2. provide a copy of your written request to the Attorney General;
3. provide a signed statement to the Attorney General stating the date the request was received by the governmental body or provide evidence sufficient to establish the date the request was received; and
4. provide copies of the documents requested or a representative sample of the documents to the Attorney General and the documents must be labeled to show which exceptions apply to which parts of the documents.
We are unable to provide transportation, but the Texoma Area Paratransit System (TAPS) is available. You may reach them at 844-603-6048.