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Welcome to Palacios

Welcome to the City of Palacios! We hope that you will find all of the information that you may need to learn about all the points of interest, programs, and services that our beautiful City by the Sea has to offer. Come recreate, relax, and refresh!

Palacios has a rich history and a variety of cultures. Visitors are usually captured by the beauty of the bay, the easily accessible seawall, calm beaches, beautiful public parks, unique bird watching opportunities, lighted fishing piers, kayaking, boat launches . . . . tired yet? Then there are the many locally owned shops and a wide variety of places to enjoy meals together. Tour the harbor to see from where most of your shrimp and oysters come. For overnight stays, Palacios has the very historic Luther Hotel and many Bed and Breakfast locations. One can walk to most destinations. On top of that is the friendly and helpful people you will meet.

Thinking about retiring or relocating your business here? Please come! There are employment opportunities in Palacios as well as the surrounding areas of Matagorda County. Palacios has projects underway to enhance the quality of life for both our residents and our visitors including infrastructure improvements, downtown revitalization, and new home development. The Palacios ISD is in the beginning stages of providing new schools for grades K – 12.

Palacios operates as a city run by the people for the people. The City leadership seeks citizen input and involvement. There are many opportunities to serve. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the public City Council meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m.

We are committed to growth, but not overgrowth. There is a delicate balance. Our goal is to be fun, attractive, commercially vibrant, and environmentally responsible, while retaining that laid back small town charm. We hope that you will visit us soon and often to discover all that Palacios, the City by the Sea, has to offer.


Jim Gardner

City of Palacios Mayor

City of Palacios Recycle Center Hours

Palacios Community Burn Site

7126 SH 35W, Palacios, Texas 77465

Burn Site will be open to the public beginning Friday, July 21st, and Saturday July 22nd. 
August 18, 19 
September 15, 16
October 20, 21
November 17, 18
December 15, 16
Friday Hours: 8am-4pm NO LOADS ACCEPTED AFTER 3PM
Saturday Hours: 10am- 2pm NO LOADS ACCEPTED AFTER 1PM
Property under surveillance. Violators will be prosecuted.


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