Welcome to Bellville, Texas
Bellville is a city in and the county seat of Austin County, Texas, in the southeastern part of the state. The population was 3,794 at the 2000 census. Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, after he donated land for the new county seat established by voters in 1846. The original county seat was located in San Felipe. Bellville is located at the intersection of State Highway 36 and State Highway 159 as well as FM 529, FM 1456, and FM 2429. 

News and Announcements

Notice of Possible Quorum of City Council 

Notice of presence of a possible quorum of the Bellville City Council on Monday, May 10, 2021. The Bellville City Council will be touring the Austin County Justice Center and Austin County Jail at 11:00 a.m. and at 1:00 p.m. 
Location: 206 N. Chesley and 417 N. Chesley, Bellville 
This is not a regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council, but this notice is being posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act. As a governmental body, the City Council will not deliberate, take any formal action on any items discussed, nor meeting minutes will he produced for this notice. 

This notice of a possible quorum was posted on the City Hall bulletin board, in a place convenient to the public, in compliance with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code on May 07, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. 

Thu, 06 May 2021
Canvassing is Tuesday, May 11th at 5:00.
Sat, 01 May 2021
Mayor James Harrison Total Votes 217 Alderman, Pos. 2 Arlie D. Kendrick Total Votes 240 Alderman, Pos. 4 Clay Kistler Total Votes 158 Alderman, Pos. 4 Paul C. Looney Total Votes 120 1 provisional ball...Read more...
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
If anyone is interested in serving on a City Board or working the election contact Betty Hollon.Read more...
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
Waterscape at Clark Park is CLOSED for the season.
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
The Audit for fiscal year 2019-2020 prepared by Brookswatson was approved at the Regular Council Meeting of February 23, 2021 . A copy for public viewing is available at City Hall.Read more...

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 18 at 5:00

  • Our business hours are:
    Monday through Friday. 
    If you have an urgent problem after business hours, please call 865-3136 and our automated service will direct

    your call to the appropriate person or department.

  • Utility payments may be made during regular business hours at City Hall, by mail to 30 S. Holland, by  using the drive-through depository on the northwest side of City Hall, through a bank draft, or from the web site under View/Pay My Utility Bill.  We also accept VISA, MASTERCARD, and DISCOVER.

    All payments must be made by 4:00 pm on the 10th of each month in order to be considered timely.

    All mailed payments must be received by the 10th to be considered timely, regardless of the postmark.

    The same deadlines apply for the late payments made on the 20th in order to avoid disconnection.
  • The City provides once a week garbage pickup to all residents. Upon request and for a nominal fee, the City provides special pick-ups for items other than garbage. 
  • The City has a recycling at:
    600 W. Nichols. 

    Hours of operation

    8am - 12noon and 
    1pm - 4pm
    1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month:
    8am - 12noon

    The following items are accepted:
    newspapers, aluminum cans, tin cans,plastic bottles, used oil, batteries,leaves, and grass clippings.  All food containers must be rinsed.

    The following items are accepted for a fee:   sheetrock and roofing materials.

    For additional information call 979-865-8434 to speak with the tollgate attendant or, if no answer, call City Hall  at 979-865-3136.  A utility stub may be required as proof of residency.

    Bags of leaves may be left on your curb and will be picked up during the week.

    City residents with brush or limbs may request curbside pick-up by calling City Hall, 979-865-3136, for a special trash pick-up for which there will be a charge.
  • The City has an ordinance requiring all dogs and cats to be vaccinated and penned or on a leash.