WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS
WELCOME TO RHOME!
The information on this page is to help residents, new residents in particular, navigate all things Rhome.
Rhome is a wonderful town, full of small-town charm and the Council’s goal
is to maintain our uniqueness even as we welcome new growth to the
‘Crossroads of the Metroplex.’
Here is an excerpt from our History Page, check it out in its entirety here:
“Rhome is on U.S. Highway 287/81 twelve miles southeast of
Decatur in southeastern Wise County. A community known as
Prairie Point, located at the crossroads of two stagecoach lines
near the site of present Rhome, was established in the late
1850s by a group of Missourians. One of these new settlers,
Samuel Sheets, owned land near the crossroads and in 1858
began to lay out and sell town lots”
ONE IMPORTANT POINT TO NOTE: You may have a
Rhome address but NOT
be in our city limits and that has to do with the location of the U.S. Post Office, which is located at 500 S Main Street, Rhome, TX 76078.
Here is a link to our zoning map with our city limits.
Why is this important? Because if you are not in the city limits,
you won’t be paying city taxes, nor will you have access to city services.
UTILITY SERVICES & PET REGISTRATION
When you sign up for utility service, you MUST register your pets.
Utility Billing – sign up to get your monthly bill emailed to you.
We also have online payment options via bank or credit card.
Find out more on signing up for utility services here
DID YOU KNOW?
All Neighborhoods in Rhome are subject to our City Ordinances which can be found here
Please be aware that there are some things not permitted
by our Code of Ordinances, such as:
Certain Animals – Here is the link to our Animal Ordinance
Fireworks are not allowed inside the city limits
Open burning is generally not allowed. Find out more here
The Police Department offers vacation watch. Check it out here!
The Fire Department trains city employees on CPR and they are looking to expand the service to our residents for a small fee. Check out more information here
DO YOU WANT TO BE NOTIFIED OF CITY BUSINESS ITEMS?
Sign up for our email distribution list to get direct notification on important information.
EMAIL email@example.com and put ‘EMAIL SIGN UP’ in the subject box.
Find out who your representatives are and when Council meets here. We also have a
calendar of events towards the bottom of our home page. City Council Meetings,
Planning & Zoning Meetings and Parks & Recreation Board Meetings
are all posted on the calendar as well as selected other community events.
THE PAVILION AT RHOME FAMILY PARK IS AVAILABLE TO RENT
Are you hosting a birthday party or family event? The Pavilion at the
Rhome Family Park is available to rent. While it is free to residents,
there is a small fee ($25) for electricity and $100 refundable deposit
(assuming everything is left as found). Click here to learn more.
The City of Rhome is in the Northwest Independent School District.
Elementary – Prairie View Elementary (K-5th Grade)
Middle School – Chisholm Trail (6th -8th Grade)
High School – Northwest High School (9th – 12th Grade)