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: October 1, 2015
City Hall Will be Closed Monday, October 12, 2015 in Observance of Columbus Day
City Council Meeting, Thursday, October 15, 2015, 7 PM
Municipal Court, Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 2 PM
2014 Drinking Water Report
2015 Tax Rate
A TAX RATE OF .725 PER $100 VALUATION HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY.
TAX RATE .725
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE .75453
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE .71855
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 2015 TAX YEAR.
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
Beginning August 2015, all delinquent traffic citations and City ordinance citations owed to the Archer City Municipal Court will be turned over to the collection firm of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott. In accordance with state law, all offenders not having previously paid their tickets or appearing in Court will be assessed a 30% additional penalty. In order to avoid this penalty, please make an appearance at the Archer City Municipal Court or pay your citations prior to August 1, 2015.
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:
To view our dogs available for adoption visit our Facebook Page at City of Archer City, Texas or call City Hall at 574-4570 if you are interested in adopting.
Chief Joe Burton
11/8/1972 - 3/25/2015
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