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About the City of Jacksonville

Located in the rolling hills of Cherokee County in East Texas, Jacksonville has always greeted its visitors with warmth and hospitality. We take pride in our scenic overlooks, strong industrial growth, recreational parks and state of the art baseball and soccer complexes.  We invite you to take a tour through our city and countryside by browsing through our web pages, bringing you closer to the "Star of East Texas".


JISD Gifted and Talented class grades 5-6 visit City Hall to learn about City Government. 

Fiscal Year 2017 - 2018 Adopted Budget

The City of Jacksonville adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year's tax rate.

The tax rate will effectively be raised by 4.42 percent and will raise taxes for Maintenance and Operations on $100,000 home by approximately $20.50.

City Council Agenda December 12, 2017

      Bids and RFPs
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     Request for Proposals

Randall Chandler Service Pin - Copy

Randall Chandler 
Water Utilities Director
Receives his 25 year pin at the December 12th City Council meeting




Jacksonville News

  • Holiday Sanitation Schedule

    The sanitation department will run the following schedule over the holidays:

    • Week of December 18th—Normal Trash Schedule This Week
    • Week of December 25th—Monday’s Service will run Tuesday and Tuesday Service will run Wednesday, normal schedule resumes Thursday
    • Week of January 1st— Monday’s Service will run Tuesday and Tuesday Service will run Wednesday, normal schedule resumes Thursday
  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Jacksonville will conduct a public hearing with regards to annexation of property around Love's Lookout on January 9, 2018 in the council chambers at city hall.  The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 PM.

  • New Prices for Campground Reservations

  • Jacksonville's SeeClickFix Mobile App

  • Lake Jacksonville Campground Reservation is now online!!!

Lake Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville maintains the Lake Jacksonville Recreational area which is located about three miles from downtown Jacksonville and offers 1,325 acres of water. The lake is surrounded by homes and lovely East Texas scenery.

The Parks department maintains ten screened shelters, seven camping sites with water and electricity, and ten R.V. pads with water and electricity. There are three boat ramps on the lake and two public swimming areas. The camping area also has restroom facilities with showers for the campers.



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