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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions answered for Residents, Businesses and Visitors

Is City Hall open on weekends?
No, we are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

When do the bills go out?
The bills are sent out the last working day of every month.

How long does it take to get service?
On Monday through Thursday, if you come in the morning then service will be done by the end of the day. If you come on Friday, service will be done on Monday.

When are the bills due?
The bills are due on the 10th of every month.

What locations do you service?
We only service inside the city limits. If you live in Indian Lake, Lake Thunderbird, etc. your service is provided by someone else.

What are the fuel rates?
The fuel rates are constantly changing.

Why is my bill so high?
Various reasons, depending on your usage for the month. For example, your bill may be higher during summer months because of air conditioning use.

When is trash pick-up?
Any time between 7am and 5pm.

What is the information for the recycling center?
The Smithville Recycling Center is open 6AM to 10PM Monday through Sunday. Residents may drop off newspaper, cardboard, plastics #1 and #2,  metal, and waste oil. We cannot take glass. At this time, we do not have curbside recycling pick-up.

How do I find information on the city codes?
The City of Smithville Code of Ordinances are available online:

You may also contact City Hall at 512-237-3282 and press 3 for other city services.

How do I start up utility service?
Contact City Hall at 512-237-3282 and press 1 for Utilities.

How do I find information on permits and taxes?
For permits, contact City Hall at 512-237-3282 and press 3 for other city services.
For taxes, contact Bastrop County Appraisal District at 512-303-1930.

How do I do business with the City of Smithville?
The City of Smithville does not have a purchasing agent, our Department Heads make their own contacts with vendors.

How do I contact the city manager?
The number is 512-237-3282, ext. 2169.

How do I report a code violation?
Call City Hall at 512-237-3282 and tell the operator you would like to report a code violation.



The National Weather Service is predicting 100% chance of sleet and freezing rain this evening and tomorrow. Overpasses, bridges, and most roadways are exp...

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Delayed Opening

WINTER WEATHER ALERT: Due to freezing drizzle and rain, the City of Smithville will delay opening until 10:00 am tomorrow. Please be careful on the roadw...

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City Hall Closed today from 11:30-1:30

City Hall will be closed today January 12th from 11:30 to 1:30 for a staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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