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While the City of Bellaire is prepared and approved as a vaccination administration location, we have not yet received a vaccine allocation notice.  Until the time comes for the City to receive vaccines for distribution to the public, you may check the Harris County Public Health website for access to local vaccine provider location information by clicking on the image above.

Updated August 5, 2021, 1:00 pm 

Public safety officials in the City of Bellaire are continuously monitoring coronavirus news and impacts associated with this illness via regular updates provided by County, State, and National public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The City of Bellaire is taking steps to ensure the continuity of essential city services in the event that this illness spreads to our community.

Governor Abbott's Order GA-36 

On May 18, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas, including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials, from requiring or mandating face coverings, effective immediately.

Governor Abbott's Executive Order GA-36

COVID-19 Harris County Threat Level Red                   Current Threat Level

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

While the City of Bellaire is prepared and approved as a vaccination administration location, we have not yet received a vaccine allocation notice. We will keep you posted with any changes.  Until the time comes for the City to receive vaccines for distribution to the public, we will provide information to help you find a location to receive the vaccine.

Please check the Harris County Public Health website for access to local vaccine provider location information.  

Harris County Public Health Vaccine Provider Information

We also encourage you to contact your healthcare provider for more information on the vaccine.  

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Mayor’s Blog    We Are #OneBellaire

Governor Abbott’s Response to Coronavirus and Executive Orders              

Please follow this link for more information on Governor Abbott’s response to the Coronavirus and a listing of all Executive Orders including the plan to re-open identified services in the state of Texas.

Governor Abbott Open Texas Plan  Open Texas Plan 

On February 4 Governor Greg Abbott extended the Disaster Declaration for the state. Statewide Disaster Declaration

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Response to Coronavirus and Executive Orders  

On June 11 Judge Hidalgo announced a new color-coded system to inform residents regarding the current level of risk from COVID-19.  We strongly urge residents to take action to stay healthy, save lives, and ensure the local economy recovers in a way that is sustainable over the long term.

Harris County Public Health
COVID-19 Dashboard 

Harris County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Self-Assessment Tool
If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the website and complete the online self-assessment.  If you qualify for testing, you will receive a code and be directed to the nearest Harris County testing facility. 

Harris County Renters Assistance Information

City of Bellaire Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency

March 20, 2020 - Mayor Andrew S. Friedberg signed a Declaration of Local State of Disaster for Public Health Emergency. Disaster Declaration for Public Health Emergency

COVID-19 City Services Update Videos
Click here for videos regarding City services updates. COVID-19 City Services Update Videos

City Services Updates - August 5, 2021 

The City of Bellaire will continue to provide city services.  Fire, police, EMS and public works services are still available at all times.  We are actively encouraging city business to be handled online or via phone where possible. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered. Someone will get back to you.  Dial 911 for emergencies. Bellaire City Hall customer service 713-662-8222

The Bellaire City Hall customer service lobby is open to walk-in traffic from 8 am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  For more information please call Bellaire City Hall main number at 713-662-8222. 

Bellaire Police & Courts Building - The Bellaire Police Department lobby is open to walk-in traffic.  A list of contact numbers is posted on the lobby doors to assist visitors with their needs. Emergency call 911. Non-emergency 713-668-0487. 

Municipal Court - Jury Service for August 10, 2021, has been canceled due to the rise of positive COVID cases.  In compliance with the Twenty-Ninth Emergency Order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster by the Texas Supreme Court, issued on November 11, 2020, and further guidance by the Office of Court Administration issued December 18, 2020, effective January 4, 2021, until further notice, all court proceedings in the Bellaire Municipal Court will be held remotely by Zoom or Telephone.  All individuals who are scheduled to make an appearance in the Bellaire Municipal Court have been notified that they must contact the Court Clerk of the Bellaire Municipal Court to make arrangements for a virtual appearance.  The possibility of resuming in-person proceedings will be evaluated on the basis of then-current conditions and after consultation with public health officials and in compliance with any applicable, further orders and guidance issued by the Texas Supreme Court.  Please contact Municipal Court at or call 713-662-8105 for more information. 

Parks, Recreation, and Facilities - The Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center & Evergreen Pool are open for summer hours   The Elaine Wood Therapy Pool is open for therapy use only.  Swim times must be scheduled. The Bellaire Recreation Center fitness room is open and workout times must be scheduled.  Fitness classes are available.  Tennis courts, parks, play structures, Officer Lucy Dog Park, athletic fields, batting cages, and park restrooms are open.  Bellaire Life programs and activities have resumed. Please practice social distancing in all open spaces. For more information, visit or call Bellaire Recreation Center 713-662-8280.

Bellaire City Library -  The library is open to the public with limited in-person services.  Online services are available. Please check the Bellaire City Library Facebook page for storytimes and Library activities. Bellaire City Library 713-662-8160.

Storytime Videos: Click here for fun storytime videos from Bellaire City Library! Storytime Videos

Fun Activities To Do At Home! Check out the Bellaire City Library and Bellaire Parks and Recreation Facebook pages for fun things to do while staying at home.

Bellaire City Library Facebook
Bellaire Parks and Recreation Facebook

Utility Billing - One Utility Billing customer service window is open. Trash bag and recycling bin sales have resumed, however, store-bought trash bags can be used.  We strongly encourage you to continue to pay online. Visit Online credit card payments are free and can be set up as automatic recurring payments – set it and forget it! Alternatively, you can drop your payment in the overnight deposit box located on the South Rice Avenue side of City Hall. Customers paying by mail or set up on automatic credit card draft and automatic bank draft can continue to pay using these methods.  If you need to start a new service or terminate service, please call our Utility Billing customer service number at 713-662-8253.

Permitting/Development Services - Building permit customers will be served by appointment only.  Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. To schedule an appointment, please visit  We strongly encourage that all documents continue to be submitted via e-mail or mail. Please follow the Permit Submittal Procedures.  Permits can be mailed to the City of Bellaire, 7008 South Rice Avenue, Bellaire, Texas 77401. This closure will not affect inspections or inspection requests. Development Services customer service 713-662-8230 or

Event, Program, and Meeting Information City-sponsored events and activities have resumed with guidelines set by the State of Texas, Harris County and CDC.  Public city meetings may be conducted both in-person and/or by teleconference. Please check the city calendar for more information regarding scheduled events and meetings.  

Please practice routine healthy hygiene habits to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19, such as washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth, and staying home if sick.

Please continue to check back with us for additional updates on this situation.  We encourage all residents to sign up for Notify ME and PrepareBellaire as we will send out updates through these means of communication.  

For up to date information on COVID-19, please visit:

Harris County Public Health - Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  - Coronoavirus Information

World Health Organization - Additional Information