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Contact the Orange Animal Control Office for information on pet adoption at 409-883-1056.
For current pet adoption fees, please contact the Orange Animal Control Office at 409-883-1056.
Please review the City of Orange ordinances concerning animals within City limits.
At this time, there is not a restriction on the number of animals at any one residence as long as they are under control by the owner and they are provided with adequate food, water, and proper shelter.
Under certain guidelines, which are in the Animal Control Ordinance, equine animals can be housed within the Orange City Limits. However, there are certain restrictions on the size and location of the property where they are housed and provisions for food, water, and adequate shelter.
Any current or potential businesses located in the city limits of Orange, Texas are eligible to apply for funding from the Orange Economic Development Corporation for eligible infrastructure expenditures.
Please contact the Orange Economic Development Corporation with questions and assistance.
Reimbursable expenditures include all real property site improvements including, but not limited to:
There is no set percentage as to what a project receives. Each project is reviewed on an individual basis based on capital investment and eligible infrastructure items.
Once a project has been approved by the Orange Economic Development Corporation and the Orange City Council, a project owner will be required to complete the project in its entirety prior to reimbursement. Receipts and other documentation are required to be submitted and reviewed prior to reimbursement.
The City of Orange Fire Department staffs three fire stations 24 hours per day with full-time firefighters.
The fire department can be contacted by calling the non-emergency number at 409-883-1050 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. After hours, please call 409-883-1078.
To schedule a fire station tour, contact the Orange Fire Department at 409-883-1050.
During the month of October, a fire prevention open house is schedule that allows the community to enjoy an evening at Central Fire Station with activities, food, tours, and much more!
Each year from late November to mid-December, the Orange Fire Department collects new, unwrapped toys at all City of Orange fire stations. The Orange Fire Department gives these toys to local non-profit organizations to distribute within the community.
Press the test button and hold it for a few seconds. If the equipment is working correctly, the alarm will sound and it will automatically stop when you release the button. Alarms should be tested monthly and the batteries should be changed at least twice a year. When you change your clocks, change your batteries. Smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.
Citizens can contact the Orange Fire Department Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm for assistance at 409-883-1050.
Smoke alarms should be placed in each bedroom and in the hallways.
All homes should have a fire extinguisher. Fire extinguishers may be purchased at any hardware or big box store.
Fire extinguishers should be kept in the kitchen are in a space that is readily available.
Either a 2.5 pound or 5 pound ABC extinguisher is best.
If you have an all-electric home, a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector is not required. However, if you have gas fired appliances a CO detector is strongly recommended.
No, laws in the State of Texas prohibit all outdoor burning within the city limits of any city. The City of Orange does have a burn permit available to contractors or individuals that are clearing property for construction. For details to obtain such a permit, please contact 409-883-1050 for assistance. There is no charge for this permit, but it must be in the hand of the party performing the prescribed burn at the time of the actual burn.
Requirements for eligibility:
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) classifies communities from 1 (the best) to 10 (the worst) based on how well they score on the ISO Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. This grades features such as water distribution, fire department equipment, manpower, and fire alarm facilities.
The City of Orange is currently classified as an ISO Class 2.
Most U.S. insurers of home and business properties use the ISO’s PPC in calculating premiums. Generally, the price of insurance in a community with good PPC is lower than in a community with a poor PPC, assuming all other factors are equal.
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Books and Audiobooks are the items that are requested most frequently.
Other libraries will not loan reference and genealogy materials; however, there are helpful sources for genealogy materials:
Normally, there is no fee for an interlibrary loan. On rare occasions, another library may charge a fee but the Orange Public Library will contact you before advancing with the loan in order to get your permission.
In most cases, the turnaround time for an interlibrary loan is one to two weeks; however, the time depends upon the difficulty of locating an available copy of the item and the location of the lending library. If there is a deadline by which the item is needed, please notify the Orange Public Library staff at the time of submitting the request.
When the Orange Public Library receives an interlibrary loan it also receives a due date. Usually, you may borrow the items for two weeks but sometimes the lending library sets a shorter time frame. In some cases, an item may be renewed. If you wish to renew your loan, please contact the reference librarian three days in advance of the due date on your item. The reference librarian will request a renewal, which may or may not be granted.
Occasionally, items will arrive with a restriction of "In Building-Use Only." This means that the item cannot leave the Orange Public Library building. The lending library sets the policy and the Orange Public Library must abide by it.
The Library accepts cash, check and money order.
Library staff does not assist with tax preparation. During tax season AARP uses the Library facilities for their tax preparation program.
The Library has free Wi-Fi available during regular business hours.
Library Business Hours
The Library does not have wireless printing or color printing.
A copy machine is available at the Library. The copy machine is made available by The Friends of the Orange Public Library, Inc., and offers both black and color copying options.
The Library does accept gently used books, magazines, and DVDs by appointment. Please call 409-883-1086 to schedule your donation appointment.
The Library does not provide faxing or scanning services at this time.
The Orangetober Festival will be held October 7 - 9, 2022.
Our hours are as follows:
Friday - 4pm to 9pm
Saturday - 10am to 11pm
Sunday - 11am to 4pm
The Orangetober Festival is located at the Riverside Pavilion, located at 708 Simmons Drive, Orange, Texas 77630.
This is a F-R-E-E event! Tickets are not required, even the concerts are free!
We will give away all 10,000 pumpkins for F-R-E-E on Sunday, October 9 beginning at 3pm. Please bring wagons or ways to carry your items, staff will not be available to assist attendees with carrying or loading of pumpkins.
While there is no limit on the amount of pumpkins that can be taken, we do ask that everyone please be considerate of others.
Vehicles will NOT be permitted on the festival grounds.
With the exception of service animals, pets are not permitted on festival grounds.
Kevin Fowler will perform on October 8 at 9:00PM at the Riverside Pavilion, located at 708 Simmons Drive, Orange, Texas 77630.
Tickets are not required for this free event.
Grab a registration form at the following link: https://orangetexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1430/2022-Gumbo-Cookoff-Registration-PDF
Please return forms and payment to the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to participate in the Cornhole Tournament, hosted by United Way of Orange County, at the following link: Cornhole Tournament 2022 (constantcontact.com)
For additional information, contact Kristin Evans at email@example.com.
Sign up for the Big Pumpkin Run at the following link: The Big Pumpkin Run (runsignup.com)
Register at the following link: Pie-Eating-Contest-Registration-PDF (orangetexas.gov)
Parking is limited. We do encourage attendees to carpool and arrive in groups. Parking will be available along the perimeter of the festival and the Shahan Center at Lamar State College Orange.
Coolers are not permitted in the festival grounds.
Orange County Disaster Rebuild and Free State Cellars will be on site serving adult beverages. Additional vendors will be available selling non alcoholic beverages and a variety of food items.