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: February 15, 2019
2017 Drinking Water Report
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:
Archer City Visitor Center Mural
City Hall will be Closed, Monday, February 18 in Observance of President's Day
Municipal Court, Wednesday, February 20, 2 PM
City Council Meeting, Thursday, February 21, 7 PM
Waste Management has announced that recycling for the City of Archer City will be discontinued effective immediately, and the recycling containers located on North Sycamore will be picked up. Waste Management cited contamination of recyclables as the main reason for discontinuing the service although costs are a factor.
2018 TAX RATE
A TAX RATE OF .755 PER $100 OF VALUATION HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY.
ADOPTED TAX RATE .755
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE .755
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE .74717
ROLLBACK TAX RATE .80694
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 2017 TAX YEAR AND THE 2018 TAX YEAR.
Archer City Municipal Court
Click on the link below to set up your online account to view your utility bill and/or make a payment.
Archer City Water Treatment Plant Groundbreaking Ceremony, March 22, 2018
Nortex Regional Planning Commission is developing a Hazard Mitigation Plan in each county in the planning area. Part of the planning process includes soliciting information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to identify and analyze potential natural hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards can include floods, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms, and other major natural disasters. Please take a moment to fill out the survey at the link below: