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If you are a new resident in our community, welcome to Bellevue! This page will help provide an overview of some things to do or think about as you get settled. If you’ve lived here many years but are looking for a quick reference guide on some basics about living in the City, you’ve come to the right place, too.
• If you are a new resident, be sure to check out the great amenities close to your home, including public parks, local businesses, and other things to do. Make sure you’ve changed your driver’s license, updated your vehicle registration, and registered to vote, among other important address updates to make when moving.
• If you are a new resident who is renting, be sure that you are aware of your rights as a renter.
• If you live in one of our two historic districts, check out this page that addresses some of the regulations that govern your property (especially if you plan to undertake an improvement project).
• For all new and existing residents, you can find the trash collection schedule here; remember that your containers need to be placed for collection by 6pm the evening before your scheduled pickup day.
• For all residents, be sure you are aware of the various taxes the municipal government levies to keep our community a safe, thriving place.
• For all residents, be sure you have been able to properly set up all of your utility accounts with providers.
• For all residents, be sure you know where to go on election day to vote.
• For all residents, if you have children, be sure to check out the Bellevue Independent School District website for enrollment information. Also, Bellevue’s Holy Trinity School remains a strong Catholic elementary school in town.
• If any resident or landlord is working on a project, you will likely need a municipal permit. Find the relevant forms and applications for permits if you are planning to have a yard or garage sale, want to run a home-based business, think you want to erect a sign, or are considering removing a tree in the public right-of-way. All of these activities, and more, will require you apply for a permit first.
• If you are working on a project, you may want to check our incentive programs first to see if there are financial benefits to the work you are about to do. A program of special note is the Rental Conversion Program, which applies if you are eliminating rental units in a building.
• If you have animals, check out this resource page with some important notes about animal control. Of special note, when walking pets, be sure they are leashed, and be courteous to your neighbors by cleaning up after your pet.
• If you are going on vacation, or would like to have your home periodically checked by the police, visit this page to supply the necessary information to process your request.
• If you are curious about leaf collection or snow removal, please know that leaf pickup begins the week of October 31st. You need to rake your leaves to the curb, and then fill out this form to request a pickup. During snow events, please try to move your vehicle to off-street parking, if possible.
• If you have feedback to share with City staff and officials, please complete this form. We would love to hear from you!
If you have other questions or concerns not addressed on this list, please contact the city building.