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South Padre Island Police Department arrest fugitives
On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, South Padre Island Police Department officers responded to a disturbance at 3813 Padre Blvd. Further investigation led to the detention of three subjects whom were later confirmed to have active warrants from other ...
SPI currently experiencing a winter beach
The Island is currently in a period known as a “winter” beach. This is the season when beaches are eroded and flatten out often giving the appearance of a lower beach. The sand actually remains in the beach system and is stored withi...
City of South Padre Island receives GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced the City of South Padre Island has received the GFOA's Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
SPI committee and board applications available
The City of South Padre Island is accepting applications from volunteers willing to serve on one of the City’s boards and committees. Residents can volunteer their time and expertise for the benefit of the community.
City of SPI recognized for commitment to Environmental Health
The Texas Environmental Health Association (TEHA) has awarded the City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department (EHSD) the Ruth Hendy Award of Excellence in Food Safety.

Transparency Portal

The City of South Padre Island continues the ongoing effort to maintain transparency by providing performance measurement data that is meaningful and easy to understand.
At a glance, users will gauge the City's performance on a number of issues and will have a better understanding of how the City is serving the community.

Click the buttons below to access our Financial Performance Portal and Performance Metrics Portal.

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Traditional Finance Summary

Annual Budgets

City Tax Rate Information & Additional Department Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Debt Obligation Summary

Spring Break Transparency Files

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The City of South Padre Island offers a number of tools to make it easy for residents, businesses and visitors to keep up with what is going on in the City. We offer email and text message alerts, RSS feeds, the City website, a Facebook page, a Twitter page, a city blog and hard copy information distributed by the City and through other media outlets. We encourage you to subscribe to the media outlets that are most convenient for you.

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Want quick access to online forms for submitting a request or contacting us - or need to download a building permit? Here are some quick links to these resources.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen and being prepared can make all of the difference in the world. Please use the resources below to help you before, during and after an emergency situation.

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