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To see pictures and descriptions of recently found animals please visit our Animal Care Service providers' Recently Found Pets Facebook photo album. If you do not have Facebook, you can call (972) 382-DOGS .
Please call our Animal Care Services provider at (972) 382-DOGS  or complete our I Found a Stray Animal Form. If a weekday, someone will contact you within 24-hours. If a weekend, someone will contact you at the start of the next week.
To file a complaint or request service, please call (972) 382-DOGS  or complete our online form. We will need to know the exact physical address of the complaint, description of the animal (if known), and the nature of the concern.
Animal Care Services is provided through All American Dogs, an outstanding private entity who has contracted with the City of Fate to provide animal care services.
Response to routine service calls are made between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Only EMERGENCY SERVICE CALLS will be provided after these hours and on the weekends. Examples of Emergency Service Calls include: (a) an injured domestic animal when the owner is not known or present, (b) a domestic animal bite to a human when the owner is not known or present, and (c) a domestic animal which has or is showing aggressive or dangerous tendencies (for instance, the animal is rabid). Examples of routine service calls include: (1) a cat in a tree, (2) a deceased animal, or (3) an animal running at large.
Per Fate Code of Ordinances 4-4 a person disturbed by an animal that unreasonably barks or makes other unreasonable noises may file a complaint with the City's Animal Care contractor. A complaint must include the (1) name and address of the complainant, (2) exact address of the disturbance, (3) type of animal causing the disturbance and (4) the times that the animal is causing the disturbance. The Animal Care Officer will then deliver a notice to both the owner of the animal and the complainant. If after 10 days the disturbance continues, the complainant may file a complaint in writing with the Municipal Court of Fate. The Animal Care Officer cannot file the complaint with the court on behalf of the complainant.
The City's contractor, All American Dogs (AAD), first secures the animal. They then get information on the bite victim and dog owner. They then verify the animals shot records. If the animal's shots are current and the owner has the ability to secure the animal for 10 days, then a home quarantine may be authorized. If the animal's records are not current, then the owner must quarantine the animal within 24 hours at a certified facility, which can be a local vet or at the AAD facility. Lastly, AAD will finalize the bite report upon completion of the quarantine period.
Many times these animals are not "orphans" at all and are either already old enough to be on their own or are still being cared for by parents who purposely stay away to prevent attracting predators. The best thing to do is to call the DFW Wildlife Coalition at (972) 234-WILD  or visit their website for more information. They can help you determine if the animal is in need of assistance and to contact a local wildlife rehabilitator, if necessary.
Most of the animals needing new homes can be seen on our Animal Care Service providers' Animals Needing a Home webpage.
The City's Animal Care Service provider does offer the option to surrender your pet as long as their shelter has available capacity. Surrendering your pet is unfortunately not free - $175 per pet. The funds collected are used for food, vet visits, medication and to help cover the costs to care for your pet. No profit is made from the surrender fees and in almost all cases money is lost. This service is typically provided to pet owners who are able to demonstrate that they've attempted everything possible but no other option exists. If you would like to proceed with surrendering your pet you may call (972) 382-DOGS .
Please visit the City's Code of Ordinances webpage.
On August 19, 2019 the City of Fate adopted ordinance O-2019-037 establishing a Rental Registration and Inspection program for Single family and Multi-Family dwelling units to begin January 1, 2020. Each owner of a residential rental unit within the City of Fate shall register each rental unit. A separate registration shall be required for each rental unit.
2018 International building codes and the 2020 National electric code.
If you fail to appear at your court date, your Driver's license may be denied or suspended until you make an appearance.
Business casual is the acceptable attire. Jeans are acceptable, hats are not. Please check the Local Rules for details. Defendants who appear in prohibited attire may be sent home to change clothes.
You are required by state law to appear before a judge. If you are under 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A court date/time will be mailed to you at the address on your citation, therefore you are not required to appear within 20 days. It is your responsibility to notify the court if you have a change of address. You may get additional information by reviewing the Local Rules document.
i. Users are responsible for providing a generator to inflate the bounce house. The City Does Not provide electricity.
ii. Adult supervision must be provided at all times to ensure safe levels of operation.
iii. Bounce houses may not be set up in wet conditions
iv. Motor Vehicles/trailers are not allowed on park lands, on turf, or on walkways
The best way is to schedule a meeting with the Development Review Committee (DRC). Each project is granted one free DRC meeting, thereafter a fee of $300 will apply. For you to get the most out of meeting with the DRC please come prepared with conceptual drawings (i.e. site plan, landscape plan, building elevation plan, open space/pedestrian plan, etc.).
Complete the Certificate of Occupancy Application and submit it to the Building Inspection Department along with the non-refundable $35 processing fee. The application may be submitted in-person, via postage mail, or sent through email to [email protected]. The processing fee must be submitted in-person or via postage mail. Certificate of Occupancy applications will NOT be processed until the application and processing fee have been received. If the application is approved, an additional $165 is required
All meetings are held in the Fate City Hall located at 1900 C.D. Boren Pkwy, which is at the southwest corner of the HWY 66 and C.D. Boren Pkwy intersection. Planning & Zoning Commission meetings ordinarily occur the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. City Council meetings ordinarily occur the first and third Monday of every month at 6 p.m.
You can use the interactive map found on the Rockwall County Central Appraisal District website. Simply zoom in to a location and click on the property you're interested in.
The City of Fate's interactive mapping application provides a general location of floodplains within the city. You can also use the interactive map found on FEMAs website. Simply zoom in to a location or type 'Fate, TX' in the search bar.
DRC stands for Development Review Committee. It's comprised of City staff members from the Building Inspections, Public Works, Engineering, Public Safety, and Planning Departments. The DRC is responsible for reviewing all zoning, platting, and civil plan applications.
DRC meetings are by appointment only and must be requested at least 48 hours prior to the start of a regularly scheduled DRC meeting (i.e. requested by the first or third Monday of each month ). To schedule, complete the application and email it to [email protected].
Each application type has certain unique submittal requirements. To find out exactly what needs to be submitted you can review the submittal checklist for your specific application type on the Applications & Fee Information webpage.
Depending on the type of application, you may submit them only on either the first or third Tuesday of each month. For a calendar of authorized submittal dates please review the 2022-2023 Application Submittal and Review Schedule.
The City's interactive mapping platform is a convenient way to identify the zoning of your property.
All permitted uses and design requirements are detailed online within the Unified Development Ordinance found on the City of Fate Website.
The zoning process usually takes between 60 and 90 days. This amount of time is necessary due to state legislation mandating publication of the application in the newspaper and notification of property owners within 200 feet of the subject property.
The zoning process ordinarily takes between 60 and 90 days. All zoning applications require public hearings by both the Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z) and City Council. At least 15 days before the P&Z meeting, newspaper publishing is required and at least 10 days before the P&Z meeting, property owners within 200 feet of the subject property must be notified via postage mail. The P&Z makes a recommendation to the City Council; the City Council subsequently acts on the application. The action taken by the City Council is final.
In most zoning districts, there are uses which may or may not be appropriate in a particular location. Typically, they are uses that may have some special impact or uniqueness which requires a careful review of their location, design, configuration, and special impact to determine the desirability of permitting the use on a particular site. Such uses are classified as Special Uses, and before they may be established, both the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council must hold a public hearing. If approved by the City Council, the use may be established subject to any development standards or conditions imposed at the time of City Council approval.
The process is exactly the same as the zoning process (publication, notification of property owners, public hearings). The application submittal requirements are slightly different than a zoning application, so be sure to read thoroughly through the Special Use Permit submittal checklist to ensure a complete submittal is achieved
For plat filing requirements within Rockwall County, visit the Rockwall County Clerk's website.
For plat filing requirements within Collin County, visit the Collin County Clerk's website.
The Rockwall County recording fee schedule can be found here.
The Collin County recording fee schedule can be found here.
For disposal of large or hazardous items please contact Waste Connections at 469-452-8000 or email at their website. Some items may be disposed of free of charge while others may incur a nominal fee.
To establish new water, sewer and sanitation service: **Please note, request for new service and deposit received after 3:00 pm will result in connection on the following workday.
Option 1 Please come by the City Hall and bring the following: A valid picture ID (Driver’s License) A copy of your signed lease or Closing Disclosure A deposit payable by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card (Master Card, Discover, or VISA). Out of state checks and Driver’s Licenses are accepted. You will also need to fill out a Residential Water Service Application.
Option 2 You may download the Residential Water Service Application, fill it out and return it by mail, by fax, or by email: Utility Billing P.O. Box 159 Fate, TX 75132 Fax: 972-722-8266 Please note, you will need to include a copy of your Driver’s License with your mailed, emailed or faxed application. We will need proof of ownership or for customers who are renting or leasing a home, we must receive a copy of your rental/lease agreement, as well. Your deposit must be received by the Utility Billing department before a service will be established. We do not accept deposits online or over the phone.
This service is provided by Waste Connections and is billed through your water bill at the rate of $17.71 per month for one 96-gallon trash cart and one 96-gallon recycle cart, $10.83 for an extra trash cart and $2.17 for additional recycle cart for residential service. You must use the Waste Connective provided 96-gallon poly-cart. If you do not have a poly-cart at the address you are setting up service for, please let us know and arrangements will be made to have one delivered to you. You are allowed one bulky item per week in addition to your cart(s). Commercial accounts should contact Waste Connections directly at 903-450-8282. This service is provided to inside city limit residential/commercial accounts only.
*Note. Algal blooms can occur during winter months also.