City of La Porte

A vibrant community, award winning schools, state-of-the-art library, spacious parkland, easy access to Houston Ship Channel, Galveston Bay, downtown Houston, a municipal government willing to partner with business for success, the hometown of nearly 35,000 residents and many petrochemical industries. That’s La Porte, Texas.

The oldest incorporated town in East Harris County, located 25 miles east of downtown Houston and just north of Galveston, La Porte continues to garner national accolades for its quality of life and municipal innovation.
La Porte is a city with a vision. One vision is to be recognized as a top municipal corporation in the State of Texas. In order to make our vision a reality, our City Council adopted an Airport Master Plan, a Comprehensive Plan, a Parks Master Plan, a Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Implementation Plan, a Northside Plan, a Zoning Ordinance, and a Bayfront Master Plan. We promote a Mission Statement that encourages excellence at all levels, creativity, and innovation to grow progressively with the community. With administrative staff that is committed to the highest standards for its citizens, La Porte offers outstanding municipal services.