City Of Buffalo Departments Of Government

City Of Buffalo Library

History of Buffalo Public Library

Contact Information

I-45 North Frontage Road
1005 Hill Street,
Buffalo, Texas

Mailing Address:
P. O. Drawer 1290, Buffalo, Texas 75831

Phone: 903-322-4146
Fax: 903-322-3253

The Buffalo Public Library was established in 1971. A group of scholarly ladies formed a non-profit organization called "The Friends of the Buffalo Public Library" to establish a public library in the Buffalo community. This original Library was located on Railroad Street in the 'Old Lyon Hotel'.

In 1983 the Champion Mobile Home Company built a custom mobile house for the Library. The Library moved into this new facility located on the corner of Fairfield Street and Main Street. This building was donated to the City of Marquez for a library when the City of Buffalo constructed the present building in 1992 on North I-45 Frontage Road. Two expansions to this building have been made since that time. The present Library has 3,000 square feet of space.

The Buffalo Public Library, the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce, the Buffalo Community Center and the Buffalo Senior Citizens Center form a combined center located on North I-45 Frontage Road.

Grants and Awards Received

Library Book

Since its inception in 1983, the Library has received many financial grants and awards. Their significance in helping the Library to develop to its current stage is undeniable.

City Of Buffalo Police Department

Officers of the Buffalo Police Department are proud of the service they provide for the Citizens of Buffalo.

Mission Statement of the Buffalo Police Dept.

The Buffalo Police Department shall strive to:

  • Protect life and to preserve property
  • Enforce all laws fairly and equally among all people
  • Create an environment within the community that is conducive to raising families, and supportive of the business community
  • Make the general public aware of the issues effecting law enforcement and their daily lives
  • Operate in a manner designed to gain the confidence and support of the community at large
  • Provide emergency assistance and relief in times of disaster
  • Operate in an effective and professional manner

To perform that mission, the Buffalo Police Department has 3 full time officers and 3 reserve officers. The Department also operates a fleet of all marked vehicles. All Police Department vehicles are identified as such.The Buffalo Police Department has primary jurisdiction for all offenses, occurring within the City limits of Buffalo. The Department works alongside other law enforcement agencies in the area, such as the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.


Contact Information

The Buffalo Police Department is located at: 
Buffalo City Hall, 144 Avant Street.

We have 3 full time officers, 2 part time officers and reserves.

check list
  • Buffalo PD phone: (903) 322-2921
  • For dispatch services contact: (903) 536-2749
  • For the court and administrative functions call: (903) 322-5347
  • For all emergencies, call: 911

City Of Buffalo Fire Department

Fire Helm

Volunteers Are Always Welcome

Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department has been serving the community for over 50 years. We specialize in Fire and Rescue Service; covering over 180 sq. miles of Leon County Texas.

The Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department is always seeking volunteers to help with every facet of the fire department: from truck washing to fund raising to emergency services and of course fire fighting.

Join the devoted members of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday nights of the month at 6:30 pm to see what you can do to help with your fire district's safety, and to consider becoming a member of the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department!

All of our volunteers are dedicated to serving and protecting the members of the community. When you Dial 911, you can count on help showing up. In addition, all of our Volunteer strive and train to be as professional, friendly and to answer any questions you may have about our department or our services.

Whether you need fire safety tips for your home, call for a grass fire or just need information. At Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber.

At Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, the community always comes first!

For more information:

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department representative call us at 903-322-4292.

Fire Chief

Shaine Reeder: 903-388-5651

City Of Buffalo Animal Control


The City of Buffalo’s animal control unit is responsible for enforcing state and city laws regarding the care and keeping of domestic animals in the City of Buffalo. The unit investigates nuisance complaints, animal bites and animal abuse complaints. It impounds and quarantines animals as appropriate. Citations can be issued as necessary to enforce laws. The most common complaints are reports of stray dogs and cats.

Impounded animals are transported to Buffalo Animal Hospital. If you are missing an animal please contact City Hall or Buffalo Animal Hospital.

Here is some helpful information:

  • Your pet is required by law to be vaccinated yearly for rabies as well as having a pet registration tag.
  • The City of Buffalo has a leash law for dogs to prevent them from running loose and endangering themselves, other animals or the public.
  • Having your pet spayed or neutered can prevent overpopulation as well as health and behavioral problems.
  • When reporting an animal that is running loose, please give a basic description of the animal, where it was last seen and any other information that may be helpful.
  • Always be cautious when encountering any unknown animal.

Don’t try to catch it or pick it up!

If you have any further questions, please contact City Hall at: 903-322-4741

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