Welcome to Mount Vernon, Texas

Mount Vernon is a city in the county seat of Franklin County, Texas in the northeastern part of the state. The population was 2,662 at the 2010 census. The area was first settled in the mid-1840's, the first town was originally called Keith and was renamed Lone Star in 1850. Although the name was not officially changed to Mount Vernon until September 1875, the town was generally known as Mount Vernon much earlier than that. Mount Vernon is located at on Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana.

Mount Vernon is a Type A General Law Municipality and operates under the Council-City Administrator form of government. The governing body is made up of a mayor and five council members. Length of office for council members and the mayor are two-year staggered terms. The City Council appoints the City Administrator, City Attorney, Municipal Court Judge and City Secretary. All other staff members work either directly or indirectly under the direction of the City Administrator.
Fri, 20 Mar 2020
City Council will meet by videoconference Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Please see the attached Agenda below for information regarding attending the meeting remotely. SpecialWorkshopAgenda.pdfRead more...
Thu, 19 Mar 2020
CITY HALL LOBBY IS BEING LOCKED TO THE PUBLIC. EMPLOYEES ARE STILL WORKING AND MAY ASSIST YOU THRU DRIVE THRU WINDOW, NIGHT DROP, ONLINE BILL PAY THRU THE CITY WEBSITE www.comvtx.com COVID-19PUBLICNOTICE.pdf THE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO EXTE...Read more...
Tue, 17 Mar 2020
The City will be monitoring the information as it comes to us, please check this page for updates. COVID-19 information 3/18/2020 Mayor Wims signs a Proclamation of Disaster Proclamation of DisasterRead more...
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
If you know anyone who needs these numbers, please share this information. Having house numbers greatly helps our Police Department, First Responders and EMS to locate you in an emergency.Read more...
Mon, 02 Mar 2020
Job Description and Qualifications are attached for the EDC Director position /upload/page/0205/docs/20200227101801732.pdfRead more...