Governor Abbott renews State Disaster Declaration for COVID-19 in November 2020

November 2020 Extended Disaster Declaration

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DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS WITH COVID-19, ALL IN-PERSON SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  To schedule an appointment, please contact 972-617-7262.  Thank you for your understanding. 

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

Dallas County COVID-19

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Questions about COVID-19?

Dial 211, Option 6.

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PARK UPGRADE COMING SOON! Cindy Jones Park located near the Ovilla Baseball Fields behind the municipal building is currently undergoing a complete renovation. The park is currently closed. Expected completion is sometime in December.

Cindy Jones Park playground equipment. park closure

The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Heritage Park will be a little different this year, but still fun! Santa will be seated at the gazebo, allowing children to wave and drop their wish-lists in a provided mailbox. Pastor Treadaway will read the Christmas Story and Mayor Dormier will light Christmas Tree. The Ovilla Christian School Eagle Chorus will lead Christmas songs. (Social distancing and masks are mandated)


2020 census

It is not too late to complete your questionnaire for the 2020 Census.  There are options to complete:

  1. Online at
  2. Calling 844-330-2020
  3. Or, by returning the paper form you received in the mail.
  4. Deadline extended until December 2020.  

This once a decade population count is mandated by the United States Constitution.  Make yours count!



City offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday.

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REFUSE COLLECTION CHANGES FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY ONLY. Thursday collections will bump to Friday and Friday trash service will be collected on Saturday.



Cockrell Hill Road

Patchwork along Cockrell Hill Road is scheduled to begin on Monday, November 30, following the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Crews will be saw cutting and digging out alligator spots that have developed over the years and begin the asphalt patching. City workers will be starting on the north end -  902 Cockrell Hill and working south. This work is weather permitting.  

Please be mindful for the safety of our workers.  We apologize for the temporary inconvenience of roadway closures.  gettyimages-1017478518-612x612

A new 4-way intersection is open and operable!

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The Main Street Parking Lot Expansion is underway! This new concrete parking lot across from the Ovilla Fire Department will allow approximately 57 parking spaces for city employees and the public needing to conduct business at the City.

Main St Parking

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

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