Welcome to the official website of the City of Archer City.  Archer City is 25 miles southwest of Wichita Falls, lies at the junction of State Highway 79 and State Highway 25, and is the county seat of Archer County.  We are a quaint Texas town that enjoys our “small town” feel and friendliness but also offers some finer aspects of city life. 

Many know of Archer City because of our famous native son, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Larry McMurtry.  Movies based on his novels, The Last Picture Show and Texasville, were filmed on the streets of Archer City. 

Ranching and oil are two major industries in our area.  Archer County is known as the “Short Grass Ranching Capital” of the nation because our grass, which is short, has tremendous strength and nutritious qualities. We are also known for excellent hunting. Our area is home to deer, dove, quail, turkey, and wild hogs.  

City of Archer City, Texas -- (940) 574-4570 
118 S. Sycamore, PO Box 367
Archer City, TX 76351
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This page was last updated: August 22, 2014
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The City of Archer City encourages water  conservation due to extreme drought conditions.  Click here to view 10 easy water conservation tips.
STAGE 5
 DROUGHT
 CATASTROPHE 

The City of Archer City is now under a Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe, due to the levels of Lake Kickapoo and Lake Arrowhead being at or below 25%.  All restrictions from Stage 4 will remain in effect in addition to new restrictions.

Some of the Stage 5 Water Use Restrictions:
      
  • Irrigation prohibited.  It shall be unlawful to utilize any type of irrigation using water produced from the City water system, on any day at any time. This restriction includes all forms of irrigation, including spray, bubbler, drip, hand-watering, etc.  This shall include the possible removal of all irrigation meters from residences and businesses. Testing of irrigation systems permitted only upon approval by the City Manager.
  • Water used for irrigation from private wells, private ponds, grey water, etc. will be exempt from drought-related restrictions, but must comply with all other city, state and federal regualtions.
  • No filling, refilling or adding potable water from the City water system to swimming pools or wading pools.
  • No operation of any ouside water feature including but not limited to; fountains, waterfalls, slides, etc.
  • The watering of home foundations is restricted to once a week, on the day the property was authorized to irrigate in accordance with the Water Rationing Map.
  • Foundations may only be watered between the hours of 8 pm and 12 midnight.
  • Foundations may only be watered with soaker hoses.
  • It shall be unlawful to wash sidewalks, driveways, concrete slabs, any structure or any part of a structure.
  • No washing vehicles unless at a commercial car wash.
  • The car wash will be required to close on Sundays and Mondays.
  • Fundraising car washes are prohibited.

A water conservation surcharge will be applied to all residential accounts for use over 8,000 gallons. Additional surcharges will apply to all yard meters. 

Enforcement:  This drought catastrophe will be enforced. Any person, firm, corporation or other entity found in violation shall be punished by a fine of $100 for the first offense; not more than $500 for each additional offense. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.

For questions please contact City Hall at 574-4570 or the complete Archer City Code of Ordinances Article 13.06 Drought Contingency Plan may be viewed here.
2014 Tax Rate

A TAX RATE OF .75453 PER $100 VALUATION HAS BEEN PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY.

PROPOSED TAX RATE .75453
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE .76414
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE .75453


THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE IS THE TOTAL RATE NEEDED TO RAISE THE SAME AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX REVENUE FOR THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY FROM THE SAME PROPERTIES IN BOTH THE 2014 TAX YEAR AND THE 2013 TAX YEAR.
Recycling

The City is excited to announce that recycling is now available!  A recycling container is now located at 221 N. Sycamore (by the large water tower) and will be available to the public at all times.

The following items are accepted:
Aluminum , Plastics, Glass, Paper, Tin & Steel, Milk Jugs, Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, Phonebooks

(Click here for more details)
STAGE 5 WATER CONSERVATION SURCHARGES
Residential Meters
$6.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 8,000 and 15,000 gallons

$12.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 15,000 and 30,000 gallons

$24.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 30,000 gallons



 
The City of Archer City is now under a Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe effective May 19, 2014.  Click here to view Stage 5 drought restrictions.
STAGE 5 WATER
CONSERVATION SURCHARGES
Irrigation Meters
$6.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 0 and 8,000 gallons

​$12.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 8,000 and 15,000 gallons

$24.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 15,000 and 30,000 gallons

$48.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 30,000 gallons


Grey Water

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality  has regulations that govern the use of grey water - water from washing machines, showers, tubs, reclaimed rainwater, etc.  Refer to the links below to learn more about grey water regulatiions:

Use of grey water systems for residents with city sewer service.

Use of grey water systems for residents with on-site septic systems.