About Our Form of Government

Elected Officials

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Royce Dawkins

Mayor

I served as City of Buffalo Council member from 1996 to 2009. I was elected Mayor ...

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I served as City of Buffalo Councilmember from 1996 to 2009. I was elected Mayor in 2009 and again in 2013. I have always been concerned about Buffalo, since it is my hometown. I was born and raised here. I served in the Army for three years, and retired from Nucor Steel. I have served on numerous Boards in the area and am very active in my church. My wife and I have four children and two grandchildren.

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Dianne Ryder

City Council

I have served on the Buffalo City Council since 2009. My husband, Byron Ryder was ...

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I have served on the Buffalo City Council since 2009. My husband, Byron Ryder was Mayor of the City of Buffalo for nearly twelve years before he was elected Leon County Judge in 2000. I am familiar with local government because I have been involved in it, in the past recent years. I have served on the Buffalo ISD School Board. I currently serve on the Economic Development Boards for the City of Buffalo and Leon County. I also serve on the Brazos Valley Workforce Board. I have two sons and four grandchildren.

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Glenn Hightower

City Counsel. 2016-2018

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Dorothy Farmer

City Council

I am serving my ninth term as Council member for the City of Buffalo, following sixteen ...

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I am serving my ninth term as Council member for the City of Buffalo, following sixteen years of service as Justice of the Peace for Leon County. I joined the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department in 1980 and have served as an active fire fighter and EMT for Buffalo Emergency Medical Services, until a paid service became effective. I have served as a charter member of the Buffalo Lions Club and am a member of the Methodist Church. I have lived in Buffalo for forty nine years and my family still lives here. Buffalo is a great small town and a great place to live. My goal is to continue to make Buffalo better. I am proud to live in Buffalo and honored to be a member of the Buffalo City Council.

 

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Gerardo Salazar

City Council

I have served as City of Buffalo Council member since 2008. I have resided in ...

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I have served as City of Buffalo Council member since 2008. I have resided in Buffalo for eighteen years. My career has been in oil and gas. I am employed by Centerpoint Energy and also own Bison Contractors, LLC. I am concerned about Buffalo and have enjoyed my terms serving on the City Council. My wife and I have three children.

 

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Martin Housler 

City Council. 2017-2019

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About Buffalo's Government

Buffalo's Government Groups

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Buffalo’s City Government is composed of the Mayor and Five City Council Members

  • The Mayor and City Council represent the people’s choice
  • Members are elected at large
  • Members serve two year, staggered terms
  • Members may serve an unlimited number of terms
  • All Members must be residents within the city limits of the City of Buffalo

City Council Meetings

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All Council Meetings are held at Buffalo Senior Citizens' Center, 1005 Hill Street.

The Council meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m., unless indicated otherwise.

Council Agendas are posted on the bulletin board at City Hall at least 72 hours before the Council Meeting.

Citizens who want to be on the Agenda must contact City Hall 1 week before the scheduled meeting, for Mayor's approval.

City Council Membership

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The Mayor and Councilmembers are elected at large.

The Mayor Pro-Tem is appointed every 2 years by the Council members.

Councilmembers and Mayor serve outside of their regular private jobs. 

City Council members are not full-time staff.If you have an immediate need to talk to the Mayor, a Councilmember or City Staff, contact City Hall at 903-322-4741.

Municipal Judge

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 219,
Buffalo, Texas 75831

Telephone:
(903) 322-5347

Fax:
(903) 322-3348

The City of Buffalo’s Municipal Judge is appointed by the Mayor and City Council.

The hours are 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Municipal Court’s office is located in the Buffalo City Hall Building at 144 Avant Street.

Taxes

Tax Rates

Leon County $0.459170
Buffalo, City $0.500626
Buffalo ISD $1.296567
Special Districts N/A
Total $2.256366

Sales Tax

Municipal Sales Tax 1%
State Sales Tax 6-1/4%
Economic Development Sales Tax 1/4%
Street Maintenance & Repair Sales Tax 1/4%
County Sales Tax 1/2%

(Property tax per $100 Assessed Value):

Permits and Licenses

Animal Permits

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Animal permits must be obtained through City Hall. For more information, contact City Hall.

Information must be provided to the City for verification and issuance of permit.

Mobile Home Permits

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Mobile Home permits must be obtained through City Hall. For more information, contact City Hall.

Information must be provided to the City for verification and issuance of permit.

Solicitor Permits

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Solicitor permits must be obtained through City Hall. For more information, contact City Hall.

Information must be provided to the City for verification and issuance of permit.