Welcome to Baytown!
Whether you're relocating for a job or seeking a lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of Houston (yet within easy reach of the amenities of the nation's 4th largest city), it's easy to find yourself at home in Baytown. We offer a friendly community with great schools, excellent city services and a nationally-recognized parks and recreation program. With restaurants to suit any palate, an award-winning family waterpark, exceptional sporting and recreational opportunities, the Baytown area boasts something for everyone.
We hope the following resources help make your move as smooth as possible.
- Cable & Internet
- Trash and Recycling
- Public Transportation
- Vehicle Registration and License Plates
Water and Sewer
Water and Sewer service is handled by the City of Baytown.
Powertochoose.org provides a database of electric providers and fact sheets on each plan. Regardless of the company or plan selected.
CenterPoint Energy will manage the electrical infrastructure (such as power lines) for your residence. You will not receive a separate bill from CenterPoint; however, in case of an outage, they will be your contact.
Gas service is provided by CenterPoint Energy. To arrange for service connection you can visit them online or call 713-659-2111.
The City of Baytown is serviced by the Goose Creek Consolidated School District. The district operates independently from the City of Baytown, guided by their own administration and funded by their own taxes.
Cable television, telephone and internet service for the Baytown Area is provided by Comcast Xfinity.
Trash & Recycling
Trash and Recycling billing is handled by the City of Baytown, though service is provided under contract by Best Trash. Service begins automatically when new residents request water and sewer service.
The Baytown Fixed Route service is a project of Harris County Transit Services and is designed to bring public transit service to the city of Baytown.
Harris County Transit Services currently provides the Baytown Fixed Route service, an elderly / disabled taxi program within the county and a park & ride service from Baytown to Downtown Houston. You can find more information about these services at the Harris County Transit website.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees state driver licenses and ID cards. New residents are permitted to drive with a valid, unexpired license for 90 days following a move. There is a DPS office located in Baytown at 5420 Decker Drive. They can be contacted by calling 281-424-3669 or by DPS email.
Vehicle Registration and License Plates
The Harris County Tax Office oversees vehicle registration and license plates. They can be reached at 713-274-8000 and are located inside the Justice of the Peace court at 701 W. Baker Road.
To vote in Texas, you must be registered at least 30 days prior to an election. As a resident of Harris County, you can find voter registration and election information through Harris County's voter website. Additional information is available at votetexas.gov.
City of Baytown Elections
Find local election information on the City of Baytown's elections page.