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City Hall Relocation – 812 N. 16th Street

Orange City Hall will relocate its offices to its newest location on 16th Street beginning next week. Offices moving will include: City Manager, City Secretary, Economic Development, Finance, Customer Service, Personnel, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

All city business will resume at the new location beginning Monday, August 19, 2019.

Orange City Hall will be located at 812 N. 16th Street; Orange, Texas 77630. All phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

For additional information, please contact Orange City Hall at 409.883.1081.

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City Manager Announced – Mike Kunst

The Orange City Council is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Mike Kunst as the next City Manager.  Mike Kunst comes from the City of Vidor where he has served as City Manager for the past six and a half years. 

Kunst is from Orange County and is a Vidor High School Graduate.  He holds two degrees from Lamar University, a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in public administration. 

Mayor Larry Spears Jr. stated “On behalf of the City of Orange, council, and staff, I wish to congratulate and welcome Mr. Kunst to his new assignment as City Manager. I look forward to working with him in continuing to push this community forward while most importantly keeping God first in all that we do. This is only the beginning and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for this community!”

A report date for newly appointed City Manager, Mike Kunst will be confirmed soon.

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Waste Management Collection Services

For several years, Waste Management has partnered with the City of Orange to provide trash and bulk collection services to residents.  To make trash and bulk collection in Orange as efficient and reliable as possible, please review and follow the guidelines below: 


Regular waste collection will be once-a-week and limited to the provided waste cart. Please follow the following placement guidelines:

  • Have your cart at the curb by 6:30 AM on your service day
  • Place all trash inside the Waste Management provided cart. ASL trucks collect one side of the street at a time and will only collect trash inside the cart. 
  • Do not overfill the cart. The lid must be securely closed.
  • Place cart 5 feet from any obstructions, such as vehicles, mailboxes, meter boxes, cable boxes, or trees – and within 1 foot of the curb with handles facing away from the curb. Do not place the cart on an incline or slanted area.
  • Keep area clear for easy access by collection trucks. Space regular waste cart and bulk items 2-3 feet apart.


Please contact the City of Orange at 409.883.1081 or visit www.orangetexas.net


Orange residents may contact City Hall at 409.883.1081 or 409.886.3611 to purchase an extra service sticker or to order an extra cart for an additional fee.


Bulk collection will be once-a-week with two (2) items.  Collection will be at the curb.


  • Household furniture
  • Appliances with CFCs removed*
  • Moving boxes (broken down and bundled)
  • Oversized waste customary to normal household operations

Brush- For the safety and protection of our employees and equipment, we do require that branches and tree trimmings be no greater than three inches (3”) in diameter and be cut, tied, and bundled in four foot (4’) lengths weighing no more than forty to fifty pounds (40-50 lbs.). No containers over 45 gallons.


  • Appliances containing CFCs
  • Gasoline
  • TV’s
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Tires
  • Vehicles and parts
  • Concrete, brick, asphalt, and roofing
  • Large pieces of metal
  • Motor oil (and used filters)
  • Construction debris
  • Household waste

*Please note! WM can no longer dispose of CFC refrigerant containing items (i.e., refrigerators, freezers, etc.)

A collection services flyer may be printed HERE.

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Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program

The City of Orange Hotel/Motel Tax committee has released applications for non-profit entities within the City of Orange to apply for a portion of the City’s Hotel/Motel Tax funds. Any 501 (C) organization in the City of Orange that attracts visitors to the City of Orange, Texas can submit applications to the committee. Under Section 351.101 (a), Municipal Hotel Occupancy Taxes, revenue from the municipal hotel occupancy tax may be used ONLY to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry.

Through the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program, qualified events are able to apply for funds from the City of Orange. The mission of the Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant Program is to provide funds to directly enhance and promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry by applying to one of the following seven statutorily provided categories:

1. Funding, improvement, or maintenance of a convention center or visitor information center.
2. Paying the administrative costs for facilitating convention registration.
3. Advertising, solicitations and promotions that attract tourist and convention delegates to the City or its vicinity.
4. Expenditures that promote arts.
5. Funding historical restoration or preservation programs.
6. Funding costs in certain counties to hold sporting events that substantially increase hotel activities.
7. Signage directing tourists to sights and attractions that are visited frequently by hotel guests in the municipality.

The application and guidelines are available on the City of Orange’s website at www.orangetexas.net . Applications will be accepted May 13, 2019 through July 12, 2019 at 5 P.M. Applied funds must be for activities occurring October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

Applications may be submitted via email to jtrahan@orangetx.org or delivered by mail or in person to City Hall, 803 W. Green Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630, Attention: Jay Trahan.

For additional information, please contact Jay Trahan at 409.883.1077 or by email at jtrahan@orangetx.org

Please click HERE for a grant application.

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Council Place 4 (Single-Member District 4) and Council Place 5 (At-Large) are in the Run-off Election, to be held Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Early voting will be held at the Orange Public Library from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, June 3, 2019 through June 11, 2019. Early voting will be conducted from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 and Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Election Day Polling Locations will be open from 7:00 A.M – 7:00 P.M.            

A resolution ordering a run-off election for the purpose of electing a Council Member Place 4 and a Council Member Place 5 may be found at the following link: Run-Off Election Resolution

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