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City Secretary





As City Secretary, she is responsible for the management, organization and processing of all official records of the city as well as the preparing of all City Council meeting and documents along with conducting all Municipal Elections.  

Human Resources




The Zavalla Police Department is a community based police agency. The Department’s goals are to protect the citizens of Zavalla and their property all while maintaining a fair and impartial approach with the community. The Zavalla Police Department strives to use good moral values and ethics to help guide our daily decisions, planning, and contributions for improving the relationship between law enforcement and the citizens of Zavalla. The members of the Zavalla Police Department are dedicated to provide effective and efficient law enforcement services, to be honest and courteous, as well as show professionalism and integrity at all times.


The agency is not a 24 hour agency; however, the Zavalla Police Department strives to provide highest level of protections with three full-time officers and four reserve officers. If you would like an officer to respond to your residence or place of business please contact (936)897-2001.


All report calls are made through the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office. If you would like to speak to the Chief of Police please contact (936)897-3311 or Fax (936)897-2107.


You can report a crime, suspicion of a crime, and or drug activity anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Lufkin on the internet at or call (936)639-TIPS.

Robert Denby,  Chief of Police

Brandon Rainwater, Reserve Officer

Jaime Denby, Reserve Officer

Garland Waggonner, Reserve Officer

Jose Salinas, Reserve Officer



Water and sewer facilities are available to all homes in the incorporated area and to a few outside the city limits. For more information please call the Zavalla Water department at (936)897-3311.


For after hour emergencies please call (936)208-7575


Doug Stutts

Public Works Director


Clayton Clowers, Contract Worker

Joy Yarbrough, Water Compliance Coordinator



If you would like to pay your bill online please visit - For the Pay Location Code (PLC) enter 8995


Make a payment or check your payment status here:




Court Clerk

Jennifer Moore

242 East Main Street

Zavalla, Texas 75980

(936) 897-3311


Judge Bruce Green

Office Hours: 8am–4pm, Monday–Friday


As the Judicial Branch of the government for the City of Zavalla, the Municipal Court provides fair and impartial justice to all defendants.  Furthermore, the Court Clerk supports  the Judiciary, assists the public with courtesy and competency and manages court operations efficiently.


Court Information & Procedures  


NOTE: The Municipal Court does not answer any legal questions of any nature.  The personnel are allowed to explain Court proceedings and procedure only.  If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.

Each ticket issued sets out an appearance date. It is very important that the defendant take action on the ticket on or before the appearance date shown on the ticket. Failure to appear may result in the filing of additional criminal charges, the issuance of arrest warrants and the imposition of additional fines and costs. At the time of your first court appearance, the defendant will be advised of their rights, advised of the charges pending against them, and they will enter a plea on the case. That plea will determine if there will be further proceedings on the case. A plea of not guilty will result in the case being set for trial, either with a jury or without a jury. A jury will be selected to hear each jury case. A plea of guilty or no contest (nolo contendere), there will be no trial, a fine is imposed or driving safety course is offered.


Defensive Driving Course is an option to keep the citation off your record.  Approval by judge or court clerk must be obtained.  Completion of defensive driving course form and court fees to be paid at time of approval.  Certificate of Completion must be turned in to court in a timely manner before citation is dismissed.

Payments can be made with a credit card online at or 1-800-444-1187


Please contact the court before making a payment online to get the citation number and correct amount.



Zavalla has a volunteer fire department that was established in 1975. It has continued to grow and is a vital asset to the citizens of Zavalla.

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