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City of Stanton  
P O Box 370***102 West School Street  
Stanton, TX  79782-0370 
Phone: 432-756-3301***Fax: 432-756-2083


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Our offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday.  The offices are closed on most holidays.  For after-hour calls or emergencies, call the Martin County Sheriff Office (432-756-3336) to get in touch with the City personnel who are on-call.  Our mailing address is City of Stanton, P O Box 370, Stanton TX  79782-0370.


City sales tax rate is 8%.  County rate is 6.25%.  If you need further information on tax rates go to:


The City of Stanton uses International Building Code 2009.


Holiday are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (day of and the day after), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-- MONDAY, JANUARY 15                                                         PRESIDENTS DAY-- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

GOOD FRIDAY-- FRIDAY, MARCH 30                                                                                      MEMORIAL DAY --MONDAY, MAY 28

INDEPENDENCE DAY-- WEDNESDAY, JULY 4                                                                      LABOR DAY-- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

VETERAN’S DAY-- MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12                                                                        THANKSGIVING-- THURSDAY & FRIDAY 
                                                                                                                                                     NOVEMBER 22 & 23

CHRISTMAS-- MONDAY 24 & TUESDAY 25                                                                           NEW YEAR’S 2019** TUESDAY JANUARY 1  

The City also observes early release/late start/school closure for bad weather days.


Should you desire to solicit in the City of Stanton, you must contact the Chief of Police to obtain a solicitior permit.  The fees vary and there is a waiting period in order for the Chief of Police to run a background check on all applicants.


The City of Stanton flood elevation is 2670.5 ft.



 If you see a Street LIght out, go to this web site and report it.  Easy as pie!




A tax rate of $1.17 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the  governing body of CITY OF STANTON.  This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. 
The governing board of CITY OF STANTON proposed to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS.  
               PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE $1.17 PER $100
       EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $1.111028 PER $100
      ROLLBACK TAX RATE $1.199909 PER $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF STANTON from the same properties in both the 2017 tax year and the 2018 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF STANTON may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

Property tax amount =( rate ) x ( taxable value of your property ) / 100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

CITY OF STANTON,  Tax Assessor-Collector
102 W School Street
You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:
First Hearing: August 23, 2108  7:00 a.m. at City Hall---102 W. School Street.
Second Hearing: August 27, 2018  7:00 a.m. at City Hall---102 W. School Street.

Map to City Hall


 History of Stanton, Texas Minimize

In 1881 the Texas & Pacific Railroad laid tracks from Fort Worth to Sierra Blanca, following a route suggested by Capt. Randolph B. March of the U.S. Army.  He and a party of soldiers scouted this area in 1849.  The route was later surveyed by Capt. John Pope, a topographical engineer, in 1854.

Section houses were built every 10 miles along the route; the one here was called Grelton.  A large well was dug and a big cypress tank erected.  A pump station was near by.  This was where the engines took on water for many, many years.

Until the railroad came, there was no civilization on these plains above the Cap Rock, except for the Indians who used it as their camping ground enroute to and from Mexico and settlements to the east.  There were many springs along the Cap Rock, and Mustang Springs, to the west, was a spring-fed lake.  This was the Indians' main camping site.  Capt. Pope recorded that he saw many Indians and horses there as he passed through the area.

On August 15, 1881, four German Catholic priests and one layman of the Carmelite Order arrived at the Grelton section house to establish the first settlement here.  They brought basic farming tools, a mule team and wagon and  seeds to plant.  They pitched two tents where the courthouse is today, one to live in and the other for worship.  This was the beginning of a mission and monastery and a working community of German families under the guidance of Father Anastasio Peters.  A town was surveyed and built, and the name was changed to Marienfeld, which means "Field of Mary."  Only a few years before Indians and buffalo had roamed these plains, and there was still antelope and other wild game.

From 1884 to 1886 the county was organized, officers were elected and a courthouse was built.  Many people came and large ranches were established.  Other towns sprang up along the railroad.  The land was fertile and tthe grass was tall and all prospered--farmers, ranchers, merchants and the railroad.  But in 1886-87 a drought almost wiped out the inhabitants of the area.  The first families of the Catholic settlement and a few others hung on.  By 1888 the rains had come and prosperity was on the way again.

By 1890 the town and county had become more Protestant than Catholic and  the name of the town was changed to Stanton.  The name was chosed by the school children, in honor of Edwin M. Stanton who had been Secretary of War under President Lincoln.

In 1894 the Sisters of Mercy established a convent and boarding school in the old monastery (which had been closed a few years earlier).  The Carmelite priests sold their property to the nuns, who built more buildings and named the school Our Lady of Mercy Academy.  The school grew from an enrollment of 16 students to 150 at its peak, and it operated successfully for 44 years.  A tornado destroyed some of the buildings in 1938, and the school never reopened.  In 1987, Martin County Convent, Inc. was formed for the preservation of the convent and surrounding historic area.

The railroad is a big part of the history of Stanton and Martin County.  This was one of the big cattle shipping stations along the line.  Large stock pens held cattle for shipping and thousands and thousands of head were shipped north from this point.

Martin County has had its share of good years and bad years.  It is primarily an agricultural county, but still has many ranches and shares in the oil production of the Permian Basin.  To learn about the past, visit the Martin County Historical Museum when you come to Stanton for a visit.



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 Mandatory Local Debt Reporting Minimize


1. Amount of all authorized debt obligations:
2016 Series Bond--$767,000.00
2. Principal of all outstanding debt obligations:
3. Principal of each outstanding debt obligation:
2016 Series Bond--$767,000.00
4. Combined principal and interest required:
5. Combined principal and interest required to pay each outstanding debt obligation on time and in full:
6. Amounts required by Nos. 1-5 limited to authorized and outstanding debts obligations secured by property taxes, expressed as a total amount and per captia amount:
7: The following for each debt obligation:  (a) the issued and unissued amount; (b) the spent and unspent amount; (c) the maturity date; and (d) the stated purpose for which the debt obligation was authorized:
8: The current credit rating given by a nationally recognized credit rating organization to debt obligations for the political subdivision:
The City’s outstanding bonds do not carry a credit rating.
9: Any other information that the political subdivision considers relevant or necessary to explain the values.

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