Member Search
Site Search

Information for Newcomers


Looking for Demographic Information?  Click the link below.
http://www.city-data.com/city/Port-Arthur-Texas.html

Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
(409) 963-1107
4749 Twin City Hwy., #300, Port Arthur 77642


Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau       

(409) 985-7822 / (800) 235-7822
3401 Cultural Center Dr., Port Arthur 77642


Drivers License

A driver establishing domicile in Texas is required to obtain a Texas drivers license within 30 days. Vehicle registration is required prior to obtaining the license. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.


Department of Public Safety   

(409) 982-1131
900 4th St., Port Arthur 77640


Automobile Registration

All persons who establish residence or domicile, or become engaged in gainful employment in Texas, must register and title their vehicles in the state. Vehicles may be operated for 30 days, after which immediate registration is required.


Sub-County Courthouse   

(409) 983-8310
525 Lakeshore Dr., Port Arthur 77640


Voter Registration

To be eligible to vote, a voter registration application must be received at least 30 days before an election. Qualifications:

  • Must register to vote in the county in which you live;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be at least 17 years and ten months old to register, and must be 18 years of age by Election Day; and
  • Must not be finally convicted of a felony, or if a felon, you must have completed all of your punishment including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation, or you must have received a pardon.

To request an application by mail, to change your name and/or address of your current voter registration, or replacement of current registration, you may contact any of the three Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices:

1149 Pearl St., Beaumont 77701       
(409) 835-8683

 

525 Lakeshore Dr., Port Arthur 77640       
(409) 983-8683

 

4605 Jerry Ware Dr., Beaumont 77705 (Mid-County)   
(409) 727-8578


Property Taxes

Tax bills are mailed out by mid-October and are due by January 31 of the following year. All taxes become delinquent on February 1. Call if you don’t receive a bill by October 31.


Jefferson County Tax Office 
      

(409) 983-8316

1149 Pearl St., Beaumont 77701       
(409) 835-8683

525 Lakeshore Dr., Port Arthur 77640       
(409) 983-8683

4605 Jerry Ware Dr., Beaumont 77705(mid-county)   
(409) 727-8578

 

Libraries


Port Arthur Public Library

(409) 985-8838
4615 9th Ave., Port Arthur 77642

Gates Memorial Library   
(409) 984-6222
317 Stilwell Blvd., Port Arthur 77640

Groves Library   
(409) 962-6281
5600 W. Washington St., Groves 77619

Marion and Ed Hughes Public Library       
(409) 722-1255
2712 Nederland Ave., Nederland 77627

Effie and Wilton Hebert Public Library       
(409) 722-4554
2025 Merriman St., Port Neches 77651

 

City Parks and Recreation Facilities

Port Arthur, 33 parks  (409) 983-8152
Groves, 5 parks   (409) 963-1676
Nederland, 5 parks
 (409) 724-0773
Port Neches, 4 parks 

 (409) 727-2182


Employment

Workforce Solutions-Port Arthur       
(409) 962-1236
3901 Twin City Hwy., Port Arthur 77642

 

Utilities

Cable  
  Time Warner Cable  (800) 222-5355
    Electricity  
    ENTERGY   (800) 368-3749
Natural Gas  
  Texas Gas Service  
    Emergencies   (800) 959-5325
    Customer service  (800) 700-2443
Telephone  
  AT&T  
    Business accounts  (800) 499-7928
    Residential accounts   (800) 288-2020
  Time Warner Cable  (800) 222-5355
Water  
  Port Arthur   (409) 983-8230
  Groves   (409) 962-4471
  Nederland   (409) 723-1512
  Port Neches    (409) 727-2181