Coronavirus

Questions, Comments, or Concerns?

We have created a web form for your questions, comments, and concerns regarding COVID-19. We ask that you use this form if you have a question about social distancing and enforcement of the Denton County Executive order not to overwhelm our police dispatch services and submit your questions or concerns here instead. If you’re experiencing a true emergency, please dial 9-1-1, or if you have a non-COVID-19, nonemergency police matter, please dial 940-349-1600, ext 9.

Access the form here: https://www.littleelm.org/FormCenter/COVID19-11/COVID19-FORM-84 

Phase 2 Info (3)

May 28, 2020 | North Texas Cares Grant Open for organizations offering assistance to the individuals in need. Click here for link.

May 18, 2020 | Governor Abbott allows bars to reopen at 25 percent, restaurants to move to 50 percent, day cares may open, and more. Read more about Phase 2 here.

May 13, 2020 | The Little Elm Recreation Center will reopen on June 1.

May 5, 2020 | Governor Abbott allows for salons and barber shops to reopen on May 8, and allows for gyms to reopen on May 18. Public pools can reopen on May 8 with 25 percent occupancy restrictions. Read more here.

April 29, 2020 | Mayor David Hillock extends Emergency Declaration. Read more here.

April 28, 2020 | The Town of Little Elm will reopen the Little Elm Beach and Little Elm Dog Park on Friday, May 1 under strict parking and occupancy guidelines. We recommend taking steps to protect yourself from the spread of COVID-19 with the following suggestions: 

Practice social distancing with at least six feet between parties outside of your household
Large gatherings are discouraged
Minimize social gatherings with individuals outside of your household
Practice good hygiene by washing your hands
Stay home if you are sick
While masks are not required, they are recommended to help slow the spread of COVID-19


April 27, 2020 | Governor Abbott pushes Phase 1 of reopening Texas. Read more here.

April 17, 2020 | State sets forth retail-to go guidelines. Learn more here.

April 17, 2020 | Governor Abbott cancels school for the rest of the school year, allows some medical procedures to resume. Read the press release here.

April 17, 2020 | State sets forth retail-to go guidelines. Learn more here.

April 17, 2020 | Governor Abbott cancels school for the rest of the school year, allows some medical procedures to resume. Read the press release here.

April 14, 2020 | Denton County updates Executive Order to allow golf courses to reopen. Read the update here.

April 7, 2020 | Denton County updates Executive Order. Read news release here.

April 6, 2020 | Town Suspends Garage Sale Permits

April 3, 2020 | Town Suspends Door-to-Door Solicitation. Read more here.

March 31, 2020 | Denton County extends Executive Order till April 7, 2020. Read news release here.

Mayor David Hillock extends Declaration of Disaster until April 7, 2020.

March 27, 2020 | Denton County updates Executive Order. Read the order here.

March 25, 2020 | Little Elm Beach Closed

Due to high water and flooding, the Little Elm Beach is closed.

March 24, 2020 | Denton County Issues Stay At Home Order

Denton County has updated mandates and has pushed out a "stay at home" order effective Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59 p.m. Read new order here.

March 23, 2020 | Playgrounds Closed, Park Restrooms Closed, and Water Fountains Turned Off

The Town of Little Elm is moving to close all playground equipment, park restrooms, and water fountains are turned off. Trails and park space remain open, but please practice social distancing to help flatten the curve.

March 17, 2020 | The Town of Little Elm Council approved a local declaration of emergency due to the public health emergency created by the spread of COVID-19. Read the declaration here

As of Monday, March 16, the following facilities are closed or restricted. 

Municipal Court: To keep our community safe, the Court and Court Counter will reset all scheduled hearings for April. Notification will be sent out via mail and text message to all of those who are affected. If you have any questions, please contact the Little Elm Municipal Court at 972-731-1453 during regular business hours. Pay citations here.

Senior Center: Closed until further notice

Recreation Center: The Recreation Center is closed to the public until further notice. Park Administration offices will remain operational but closed to the public. Call 972-731-3296 for questions or if you need assistance. All Recreation Center programs are suspended until further notice. The Mayor’s Fitness Challenge has been postponed. 

Parks and Trails: Town of Little Elm parks and trails are open, but playgrounds are closed. We recommend that you consider social distancing and keep at least six feet between you and others, when possible. The Boat Ramp is open. 

Athletic Fields: Currently closed to all individuals. 

Library: The Library is closed to the public until further notice. Call 214-975-0430 for questions or if you need assistance. All Library Programs are suspended until further notice.

In the interim, we recommend accessing our full range of digital services online at https://www.littleelmlibrary.org/. We offer digital magazines, books, databases, and much more. 

Police: Station tours are currently not available. The Citizens Police Academy and other programs are postponed until May. The Public Safety Building Lobby is closed. 

Fire: Station tours are currently not available. The Citizens Fire Academy and other programs are postponed until May. The Fire Explorers program is currently on hold.

Town Hall: Town Hall is closed to the public. Utilize online payment and resource portals through our Virtual Town Hall here. If you have any questions, please call 214-975-0460.

Permitting: Our Permitting Desk is closed to the public. Purchase permits online here or call 214-975-0456.

Utility Billing: Our Utility Billing is closed to the public. You can pay in person at our dropbox, over the phone at 214-975-0480 or online here

Town Secretary’s Office: The Town Secretary’s is closed to the public. Open records requests can be made online here

Bulk Drop Site: Will continue normal operating hours; however, staff cannot unload your items, and you must show your proof of residency through your car window. 

Public Works: Public Works is closed to the public. Requests can be entered through our request center here

Animal Shelter: 

Animal Services Officers will be on duty during normal business hours, and telephones will be answered during normal business hours. An Animal Services Officer is also available for after-hours emergency call outs, as usual.

  • Owners wishing to reclaim pets, residents or stakeholders dropping off a stray animal, or people wishing to adopt a pet must make an appointment. Appointments may be made via telephone or email.
  • Individuals are not permitted access to the shelter area beyond the lobby. Individuals wanting to adopt a dog will be directed to the yards via the side entrance, and the dog in which they are interested in will be brought out to the yard. Cat visitations will be conducted in the visitation room by appointment only.
  • Barking dogs and other nuisance complaints will be handled via telephone and email only.
  • ACOs will continue to respond to ALL calls during business hours.
  • Non-Emergency owner surrender is suspended.

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