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.
Thu, 25 Jun 2020
CITY WIDE CLEAN UP BEGINS AT 8:00 A.M. 7-25-2020 AND CLOSES AT 5:00 P.M. ON 8-1-2020. AS ALWAYS YOU MAY TAKE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS TO THE MAINTENANCE FACILITY LOCATED AT 925 HOLBROOK STREET. PLEASE SHOW A COPY OF YOUR WATER BILL FOR RESIDENCY PURPOSES.Read more...
Mon, 18 May 2020
Application and requirements for funding: CITY-EDC BSG APP.pdfRead more...
Thu, 30 Apr 2020
Storm warning sirens will be tested 7/1/2020 at noon.Read more...
Thu, 30 Apr 2020
City Council will meet in Special and Workshop Meeting on June 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall located at 109 N. Kaufman Street, Mt Vernon, TX 75457. Agenda 6-22-2020.pdf Topic: City Council Meeting 6-22-2020 Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet...Read 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...