City Secretary's Office

Office of the City Secretary

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The City of Humble City Secretary’s Office are Texas Registered Municipal Clerks who administer thorough elections with the highest integrity. Similar to the Texas Secretary of State, the City Secretary’s Office performs as the secretariat to the City of Humble and takes pride in all job-related functions and responsibilities.

The City Secretary reports to the City Manager and is a statutory position required by State law and the City Charter. In addition to the statutory duties of the position, the City Secretary serves as director of the City Secretary Department consisting of the City Secretary Office, Records Management, and Public Information Office.

Other duties include alcohol permits, City Council legislation, recording of Council Meetings, administering the official City Seal, and providing staff support and guidance to the City Council regarding the Open Meetings Act.

The City Secretary’s Office serves as a resource for citizens and a link between citizens and the City Council.

Mission

The mission of the City Secretary’s Department is to support, facilitate and strengthen the City of Humble governmental process by:

  • Serving as historian for the City of Humble
  • Assisting the City Council in fulfilling its duties and responsibilities
  • Improving the public access to municipal records and other information and oversee the Public Information Request process in accordance with state law
  • Enhancing public participation in municipal government processes
  • Safeguarding the municipal elections and records management processes
  • Providing continuity for Humble city government by recording its legislative actions, both contemporary and archival
  • Providing daily assistance to all administrative departments of the City of Humble government
  • Processing of alcoholic beverage license applications, in compliance with the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission

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Agendas and Minutes


Boards and Commissions

What are the current topics for City Council or board/commission meetings? Get the latest information here.

City Charter and Code of Ordinances

The City of Humble Charter is similar to the Constitution of the United States. It is the outline of how the City Government is to govern and operate; it can only be changed by a majority of those qualified voters voting in an election specifically stating the changes of the City Charter.

The City of Humble Code of Ordinances is an essential part of the governmental function. It provides both local governments and citizens with a body of current, enforceable laws, in a way that makes the code easy to use and reference. See the latest information here.

Municipal Elections
The City of Humble holds annual general elections on the May uniform election date (first Saturday in May) each year. City Council members are elected for 2 year staggered terms. Further information for the City’s elections are available here.

Public Information Requests
The Texas Public Information Act gives the public the right to request access to government information. The Act is triggered when a person submits a written request to a governmental body. The request must ask for records or information already in existence. The Act does not require a governmental body to create new information, to do legal research, or to answer questions. Submit a public information request from here.

Requests for City Proclamations
Request a recognition for citizens, non-profit organizations, to honor occasions of importance and significance, and to increase public awareness on issues that improve the well being of the citizens of the City of Humble. Requests must be submitted ten (10) business days prior to the date needed.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
Contact the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to begin the process and obtain a pre-qualification packet.
The pre-qualification packet must be approved by the City Secretary as well other county and state agencies.
To obtain the City Secretary’s signature on a pre-qualification packet, you may submit it by any of the following methods:

  • Come in person to City Hall, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble, Texas 77338 (It is recommended that you call 24 hours in advance before coming to City Hall to ensure we will be able to accommodate you).
  • Mail the packet to: City of Humble, Attn: City Secretary’s Office, 114 W. Higgins St., Humble, Texas 77338.
    • Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the application to be returned to you.
  • Email a PDF of the packet to AlcoholPermit@cityofhumble.net. It will be electronically signed and returned to you via e-mail.

There is no fee for the City Secretary to sign the application.
Once the TABC process is complete and approved and you have been issued a permit by the State of Texas, the City will send you an invoice for the required city permit. Once paid, the city permit will be provided to you.
Please note the following items:

  • The City of Humble issues local city permits to businesses on an annual basis with the fee being 1/2 of fee that the State charges. City of Humble permits are good for one year.
  • A business MUST display their local permit in the establishment next to the state permit.
  • Complaints regarding an establishment must be made to the TABC and not the City Secretary’s office.
  • Requests for a City Alcohol Permit invoice must be submitted in writing to AlcoholPermit@cityofhumble.net.

Have questions?

Contact the City Secretary’s Office at CitySecretary@cityofhumble.net or call 281-446-3061.