Police Overton, TX

Police Department
(903) 834 – 3145 Voice 
(903) 834 – 3174 Fax

The City of Overton boasts one of the lowest crime per capita rates in the state of Texas. This is made possible by technology, commitment, and the strong emphasis that is placed on crime prevention in the city.

The Overton Police Department consists of six full time officers, and ten reserve officers. All officers attend regular inservice training classes and are kept abreast of the latest technology and methods of protecting and serving the citizens of Overton. The Police Department utilizes the most modern equipment, such as video recorders in all patrol units, as well as the most technically advanced radar units and cellular phones.

Animal Control

The City of Overton employees a Part Time Animal Control Officer.

Animal control issues in the city limits of Overton may be reported to the Overton Police Department at 903-834-3145 and the Overton PD will dispatch the Officer on duty to investigate and pick up the animal.

All animals are taken to the Rusk County Animal Shelter immediately upon apprehension.

Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Officer:  Janice Bagley


The City of Overton Code Enforcement Division’s primary mission is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens, which shall be accomplished through educating the public and working closely with the Citizens, by enforcement of the City Codes and State Laws.  Through theses efforts it is our ultimate goal to ensure that the City of Overton will be a great and wonderful place for people to live, work and enjoy recreational activities.  The Code Enforcement Division is charged with the duty to ensure the City’s ordinances; which have been passed by City Council, will be complied by all citizens.

The Code Enforcement Division works on a variety of different case types which range from Junked Motor Vehicles, High Grass & Weeds, Building Permit Regulations, Dangerous Structures, Illegal Dumping, Sanitation issues, Zoning Compliance and Hazardous Materials.

If you have any complaints or need to report any violation, you may contact Code Enforcement Officer Janice Bagley by (903) 834-3145.

After the Code Enforcement officer receives the complaint, the CEO will determine the validation of the complaint and will take the necessary action if needed.

It is everyone’s responsibility to comply with the City Ordinances and the City of Overton needs your help and cooperation to make Overton a better place to live, work and recreate.