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8/4/2015 8:51 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed during August 11 to August 13, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
• Tuesday, August 11th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, August 12th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, August 13th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
7/28/2015 2:33 PM
For the fifth year in a row, Williamson County is the recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).
7/17/2015 7:07 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, August 5, from 9 to 11 a.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Williamson County EMS Station in Round Rock, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
7/13/2015 3:36 PM
The Criminal Section of Justice of the Peace Pct. One will be closed to the public on Monday July 20, 2015, for the staff to attend the 84th Legislative update seminar.  The office will re-open on Tuesday morning at 8:00 a.m.  The Civil Section will be open July 20 at 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for civil transactions only. The Justice of the Peace Pct. One Office is located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock. 
7/1/2015 8:13 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed during July 14 to July 16, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
Tuesday, July 14 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
Wednesday, July 15 – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
Thursday, July 16 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
6/30/2015 11:55 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, July 8, from 9 to 11 a.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Baylor Scott & White Round Rock Hospital, located at 300 University Drive.  
6/25/2015 9:55 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday.  All offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 6.  
6/23/2015 12:49 PM
The historic Williamson County Courthouse balcony repairs will begin in early July. The need for the balcony repairs was discovered when the county began repointing the masonry on the building. The work will begin as soon as the original repointing project is completed.
6/23/2015 10:25 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized four employees with the 2015 Employee of the Year Awards for Leadership. Each employee received $500, a plaque, and a traveling trophy for their department to display for the year. The 2015 recipients were: Wanda Ivicic, Doug Denne, Jeannette Liu, and Kevin Krienke.
6/18/2015 10:50 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved an economic development agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and 2015 La Frontera Plaza, Ltd. that will bring 270 jobs to the county when the company relocates its Texas regional office to Round Rock.
6/15/2015 12:54 PM
Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Edna Staudt’s Office will be closed to the public June 22 to 26, 2015, for carpet installation. The office will resume normal business hours at 8 .m. on June 30, 2015. The office is located at 350 Discovery Blvd., Suite 204, in Cedar Park.
6/15/2015 8:18 AM
Williamson County has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.
6/10/2015 11:58 AM
Williamson County was added to the list of counties to receive public assistance from the recent severe storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended federal disaster aid to include 51 additional Texas counties. This amendment provides for supplemental funding for infrastructure repairs in the wake of May’s severe storms, tornadoes, straight line winds and flooding.
6/4/2015 8:51 AM
Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell received the “Life Steps Award” for his outstanding contributions to the efforts of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition in Williamson County.  The award was presented by Life Steps Council on Alcohol and Drugs in Round Rock during their annual recognition following National Substance Abuse Prevention Week, May 17 to 23, 2015.
6/3/2015 11:46 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved extending the county disaster declaration. The declaration begins with the storm on May 8, 2015, that led to flooding in Coupland and extends into the future until the Commissioner Court lifts it.  No dollar estimate is available for damage to private property; however, the total estimated damage to public facilities including Road and Bridge, water controls such as dams, public utilities and recreation facilities, airports, etc. comes to $6,730,774 to date.
6/3/2015 11:18 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, June 9  to  June 11, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•    Tuesday, June 9th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, June 10th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, June 11th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
5/27/2015 12:21 PM
The Precinct 2 Constable’s Office, 350 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park, will be closed from Monday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 3, 2015 for maintenance issues.

5/21/2015 8:16 AM
The Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Office will be closed during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, and again from June 1 through June 12, the office will close between noon and 1 p.m.
5/19/2015 2:36 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) celebrates EMS Week, May 17-23, 2015, sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT).  Williamson County has provided EMS service to the entire county for 40 years.
5/18/2015 1:46 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Baylor Scott & White Health, will take place at the Williamson County EMS Station, located at 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock. 
5/14/2015 10:13 AM
In Texas, property owners can receive a discount on their property taxes on their primary residence as of January 1 of each year through a homestead exemption.  Filing for a homestead exemption, senior citizen/disabled person tax freeze or deferral is free of charge and forms are available from the Williamson Central Appraisal District, www.wcad.org or the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office.
5/14/2015 9:48 AM
After 35 years of service in the pre-hospital / EMS field, Joe Granberry, deputy director for Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), is retiring. For the past ten years, Joe has served in a leadership role with Williamson County EMS in the clinical practice division and has served as deputy director for the past seven years. 
5/14/2015 9:06 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct 4, will be closed from Monday, May 18, through Wednesday, May  20, 2015 for court personnel training.  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. 
4/27/2015 8:22 AM
Voters in Williamson County will be able to begin early voting for the May 9 Joint General and Special Elections on Monday, April 27.  The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's locations is posted on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.  Early voting ends Tuesday, May 5.  No early voting is available on Sunday, May 3.  
4/22/2015 2:44 PM
On February 24, 2015, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a refinancing of $74 million in existing debt. Tuesday, the court learned their action resulted in a savings in excess of $9.2 million over the life of the debt.
4/14/2015 2:15 PM

Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell’s Office received the 2015 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Odyssey user conference in Dallas. The Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 office has utilized Odyssey to transition the office from a dominantly paper-driven office to an office with electronic-driven processes.


4/14/2015 2:11 PM
Jessica Schmidt, chief court administrator for Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, received the 2014 Clerk of the Year Award from the Central Texas Justice of the Peace & Constable Association (CTJPCA).  The award is given for outstanding assistance to the overall court or office administration duties. Ms. Schmidt has worked for Williamson County in Precinct 4 for more than seven years. 
4/14/2015 2:05 PM
Williamson County is hosting Learn to Fish Day in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Children of all ages will be able to spend time learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts.  The Learn to Fish Day event is free and open to the public.   
4/14/2015 2:02 PM
Williamson County celebrates National Telecommunicators Week April 12 to 18, 2015.  This week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. Williamson County employs 66 people who work for the Emergency Communications Department answering 911 calls for 21 departments including the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.  Each year, Emergency Communications answers approximately 300,000 emergency calls for help for seven law enforcement agencies, 13 fire departments, and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services.
4/8/2015 2:47 PM
Now there are two ways animal lovers can participate with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in raising money for the medical needs of shelter animals.  If you are a dog lover, grab a four-legged running buddy on Sunday, April 26, and head to the 6th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5k at Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park, 1801 C.R. 152, in Georgetown. If you are a cat lover, pull up the covers on April 26 and take an extra hour or two to snooze during the Cat Nap Challenge! Proceeds from both events will benefit Jane’s Fund providing medical support for animals of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter with treatable injuries.
4/8/2015 12:41 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution Tuesday declaring April as National County Government Month.  County Government Month is a time to recognize the county employees who serve our residents daily and to highlight the essential services offered by county government.
4/8/2015 9:19 AM
National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 19 to 25, 2015.  Williamson County will be honoring National Crime Victims’ Rights Week 2015 with a special ceremony on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow Street, in Georgetown.  The public is invited to attend.
4/6/2015 3:38 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, April 14, 2015 to  April 16, 2015 on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The Williamson County Taylor Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed the entire business day Thursday, April 9, due to renovations. 
3/31/2015 12:01 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 1 as the beginning of April Pools Day, recognizing April 1-30, 2015, as the time for the community to pursue education on water safety and pledge our commitment to ensuring the safety of ourselves, our families, and our community.  In 2014, Williamson County had four near drownings and four deaths.
3/30/2015 12:06 PM
A new fee structure for rentals through the Williamson County Parks Department takes effect on April 1, 2015.  A review of comparable pricing for similar/equivalent services around the region revealed the need to revise the fee structure for the Parks Department.
3/30/2015 9:01 AM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, April 3, 2015, for Good Friday.  County operations will resume regular hours on Monday, April 6, 2015.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will operate normal hours on Friday, April 3, from noon to 6 p.m.; however, they will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.
3/26/2015 7:55 AM
On Tuesday, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved proceeding with issuance of certificates of obligation not to exceed $70 million. The final adoption of the order will come on May 5, 2015, after a 30-day period when the notice to issue the certificates of obligation will be posted in the newspaper twice. During that time, the public is invited to attend the Commissioners Court meetings on Tuesdays to voice their opinions during the public comment time at the start of the meeting.
3/25/2015 12:38 PM
For the sixth year in a row, Williamson County ranks as one of the healthiest counties in Texas. The 2015 County Health Rankings list Williamson County as the third healthiest place to live among 237 counties in Texas.  Since the County Rankings were first introduced in 2010, Williamson County has been ranked #1 three times as the healthiest county in Texas and twice as the second healthiest county.
3/18/2015 9:23 AM
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is honoring former deputy Alijah W. Grimes by replacing the murdered deputy’s tombstone in Round Rock Cemetery. A.W. Grimes was shot in the line of duty by the Sam Bass Gang on July 19, 1878. A tombstone replacement ceremony will be held on Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. at the Round Rock Cemetery, located on Sam Bass Road just west of IH-35. The public is invited to attend.
3/12/2015 2:48 PM
Chris Davis has been named the new elections administrator for Williamson County. Mr. Davis is from Brownsville, Texas. Most recently he served as the elections administrator in Cameron County. Mr. Davis officially starts on April 13, 2015.

3/11/2015 3:26 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court will not be meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Their next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom on the second floor of the historic county courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.
3/6/2015 1:41 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, March 10  to  March 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
2/26/2015 10:13 AM
On February 24, 2015, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved refinancing $100 million in existing debt for a lower interest rate and a cash defeasance of $2 million paying off existing debt. The refinancing of debt and cash defeasance together will save the county approximately $11.5 million in debt service reduction.
2/23/2015 10:04 PM

Williamson County offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, due to the potential for icy road conditions in the morning. The Commissioners Court meeting will start at 10 a.m. Please use caution when driving Tuesday morning as elevated roadways such as bridges and overpasses could be slick.

2/20/2015 4:12 PM
You now can pay traffic tickets for moving violations and warrants online for Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs’ Office, Precinct 4.  From the internet, go to www.wilco.org/JP4, then click the “Pay Online” option. 
2/13/2015 2:38 PM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 16, 2015, in observance of Presidents’ Day.   County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open regular business hours on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. offering special holiday adoption rates.
2/13/2015 9:20 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, February 26, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 2800 North Drive (across from Naomi Pasemann Elementary School) in Taylor. 
2/4/2015 2:13 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, February 10  to  February 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
2/2/2015 12:04 PM
The Williamson County Attorney’s Office is hosting an open house on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 2 p.m. at their office in the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Street, in Georgetown, Texas.
1/29/2015 9:37 AM

Williamson County is gearing up for a new Texas Two Step. Beginning March 1, 2015, the state will no longer issue vehicle inspection stickers and will move to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” program. Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration. The familiar blue-bordered Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration.


1/26/2015 9:34 AM
Max R. Bricka has been named the purchasing director for Williamson County. He will begin in his new position on January 26, 2015.
1/22/2015 3:21 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) announced it has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to fund their Offsite Adoption Program and their Prevention Program, including free services to citizens the five jurisdictions serve.
1/22/2015 11:58 AM
Learn what it takes to have a career in public safety during a Public Safety Career Fair held on Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This free event is being held at Hill Country Bible Church Conference Center, 12124 R.M. 620, Austin, Texas.
1/22/2015 8:30 AM
February is American Heart Month, and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) wants to make this county a better place for heart health. In honor of heart health awareness, Williamson County EMS is launching the Take 10 CPR Program which teaches CPR in 10 minutes. To kick-off this new initiative, EMS will host a free Take 10 CPR Class for downtown Georgetown businesses on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 8:45 a.m. in the Williamson County historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, in the District Courtroom.

1/20/2015 8:18 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office reminds property owners that  January 31st  is the state mandated deadline to pay 2014 property taxes without penalty or interest.  However, because the 31st falls on a weekend this year, the delinquency date is extended to the following Monday, February 2nd.
1/15/2015 11:26 AM
Cynthia M. Hood, emergency management specialist with the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI).
1/15/2015 11:19 AM
Melissa Hightower, chief investigator for the Williamson County Attorney's Office, along with Diane Beckham, Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) senior staff counsel, have successfully written and published Case Preparation for Investigators.  The new book takes investigators and prosecutors through the steps of preparing a case for trial.
1/12/2015 9:45 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, January 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Williamson County Parking Garage, 3rd and Rock Street, in Georgetown.  The inspection event is offered at no cost to participants and is available by appointment only.  Please call (512) 943-1264 to schedule an appointment.
1/9/2015 3:26 PM

Nightime lane closures will be held on northbound IH 35 just north of Westinghouse Road and on RM 2243 (Leander Road) from Scenic Drive to the southbound IH 35 frontage road from 8 p.m. January 13 to 5 a.m. January 14.  

1/8/2015 9:25 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours.
12/31/2014 8:18 AM
Scaffolding will soon be seen around the Williamson County Historic Courthouse so that cracks and gaps in the mortar around the exterior bricks can be filled and repaired. The process, known as repointing, will take place over approximately the next four months.
12/30/2014 10:18 AM
Family celebrations and the holidays go together, and sometimes that includes fireworks.  Officials believe the safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a professional fireworks display sponsored by various jurisdictions and organizations throughout the area.  Many people will buy and use consumer fireworks to celebrate holidays and ring in the New Year.  If you choose to use consumer fireworks, please do so safely, responsibly, and legally.  Most jurisdictions have city ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks within or near the city limits. 
12/19/2014 11:35 AM
Williamson County currently has openings for membership in the Williamson County Historical Commission (WCHC).  Members are appointed by the Commissioners Court during the month of January of odd-numbered years and serve for two year terms.  Individuals wishing to serve on the WCHC should fill out an application and submit it to their Williamson County precinct commissioner or the county judge.

12/18/2014 9:39 AM
Waste Management and Williamson County offer free tree recycling at the Williamson County Landfill from Friday, December 26, 2014, through Saturday, January 10, 2015.  Free tree recycling is particularly useful for residents who do not have curbside pickup.  

12/18/2014 9:36 AM

Williamson County offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 24, 25, and 26, 2014, as well as the following Thursday, January 1, 2015. The Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, December 23 or 30, 2014, and will meet on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
12/4/2014 2:46 PM
Williamson County officials are warning residents about a phone scam that has been occurring for the past six months or more.  Residents have been receiving calls from someone who claims to be with law enforcement or the Williamson County courts system telling them that they failed to appear for jury duty and owe a fine. Williamson County warns residents that this is a scam.
12/4/2014 8:40 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours. 
12/3/2014 11:35 AM

Williamson County Treasurer Vivian Wood was designated a life member of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas on August 6, 2014.  Ms. Wood will be retiring as the Williamson County treasurer in December 2014.  She has served 20 years in that position.  Mrs. Wood has served on many committees and boards during her time as a member of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas including serving as president from 2002 to 2003. 


12/1/2014 10:57 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of Baby Earth, located at 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock.
11/26/2014 10:14 AM

At the Texas Department of State Health Services annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Conference in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Williamson County Emergency Medical Services received two statewide awards.  Each award honors a person or organization that exemplifies the best that EMS has to offer. The awards recipients were selected by a committee from the Texas Department of State Health Services from statewide nominations.


11/25/2014 3:20 PM
In this season of feasting with our families, many dogs and cats do not have a place to call home. Due to the large number of animals that have been abandoned or lost, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is in a dire situation regarding space, which puts the lives of animals at risk. The shelter is asking the community to help them maintain their high save rate by adopting or fostering today.
11/20/2014 11:14 AM
Jarred Thomas, emergency management coordinator for the Williamson County Office of Emergency Management, graduated from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Leaders Academy at the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on October 23, 2014, along with twenty eight other participants of Cohort I.
11/19/2014 4:17 PM
The Williamson County Election Commission has named Kay Eastes as the interim elections administrator. 
11/19/2014 1:08 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The Williamson County Landfill and the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will close on Thanksgiving Day.  There will not be a Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. 
11/19/2014 1:07 PM
For the fourth consecutive year, Williamson County Juvenile Services in conjunction with the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Subcommittee of Williamson County hosted the 4th Annual Mental Health in Schools Conference on November 13 and 14.
11/19/2014 1:01 PM
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has begun preparations for this year’s annual Brown Santa Program and is looking for potential recipients and donations.  Brown Santa provides assistance to families within Williamson County who live in an area that does not offer a similar program.  
11/13/2014 11:29 AM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning.  All other locations will conduct regular business hours.  The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows:
•    Tuesday, November 18th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, November 19th - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, November 20th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
11/12/2014 3:55 PM
Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 28.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown.
11/12/2014 3:19 PM

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.  GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry.  The public is invited to learn more about GIS at the Williamson County GIS Council GIS Day 2014 on Wednesday, November 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the United Heritage Center at the Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas.


11/10/2014 2:05 PM
Cold weather is anticipated to move into Central Texas tomorrow with a light freeze possible in outlying and low lying areas of south central Texas by Thursday and Friday morning.  Residents are urged to take actions to protect their pets and livestock, pipes, and plants before the cold weather arrives.  
11/7/2014 8:47 AM
Williamson County approved an agreement with Concordia University for students to serve as court visitors to incapacitated persons, or wards, under a new Court Initiated Guardianship Program.
11/6/2014 12:46 PM

Williamson County offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.  The Commissioners Court meeting that is usually held on Tuesdays will not be held on November 11.  The next Commissioners Court meeting will be Tuesday, November 18, 2014.
11/3/2014 3:31 PM
Election officials in Williamson County urge all registered voters to take time to complete their ballot in order for their votes to count.  It is necessary to press “CONFIRM”  on the final screen before exiting to assure the voting machine has received and recorded the information.
11/3/2014 9:10 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place in the parking lot of Baby Earth, located at 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd., in Round Rock.
10/23/2014 8:22 AM
Each year, hundreds of children from across the county dress up on Halloween to roam the streets in search of sweet treats! While the costumes and decorations are often meant to be scary, letting your kids participate in Halloween festivities shouldn’t be.  If a child plans to go trick-or-treating this Halloween, it is important to remember the following safety tips, provided by Williamson County EMS.
10/20/2014 10:10 AM
Join the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter’s (WCRAS) fifth annual Denim and Diamonds Fur Ball from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25.  The gala will be held at La Frontera’s Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Boulevard, Round Rock, Texas, and includes dinner, a silent auction, and entertainment. 
10/13/2014 9:32 AM

Property tax statements will be mailed October 16th, 2014, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah M. Hunt.  The County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office sends out tax bills on behalf of all of the taxing entities in Williamson County.  Duplicate statements are not mailed to property owners who have their taxes escrowed by their lender.  
10/8/2014 9:39 AM

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster inspection event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, October 23, 2014,  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Leander Central Fire Station located at 201 Brushy Street North.  
10/6/2014 8:08 AM

All Williamson County, Texas, Tax Assessor-Collector’s office locations will be closed for staff development on Monday, October 13, 2014. 
9/30/2014 10:52 AM
In an effort to increase awareness about relationship violence, the Williamson County Domestic Assault Response Team, under the direction of District Attorney Jana Duty and County Attorney Dee Hobbs, is spearheading an initiative involving local law enforcement, Hutto High School, and Hope Alliance. Football players will wear the national symbol representing the campaign of the “Purple Ribbon” on their helmets during the month of October to support the initiative “Football Can Be a Violent Sport, Relationships Shouldn’t Be.”

9/30/2014 10:50 AM
Join the fun and hit the links for a good cause at the Faith Lutheran Open Golf Tournament benefitting the Williamson-Burnet counties Meals on Wheels program on Monday, October 20.  This fund raising event will donate 100 percent of its profits to help provide hot, nutritious meals for seniors in Williamson and Burnet counties.
9/30/2014 9:06 AM

The deadline to register to vote for the November 4th Election is fast approaching. Voters must be registered by October 6, 2014, to be eligible to cast a ballot in the November 4th Elections.


9/25/2014 3:40 PM
The office of Justice of the Peace Pct. 3 Bill Gravell Jr. will be closed for staff development Monday, October 6, and Tuesday, October 7, 2014. The office will resume normal operations on October 8.
9/23/2014 11:50 AM
Judge Bill Gravell Jr., Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace in Williamson County, is excited to announce a new juvenile court getting off the ground. “The Wright Track” is a juvenile MIP/Drug court aimed at assisting young people who have prior substance abuse offenses to get the assistance that they need to get clean and stay clean.  
9/12/2014 9:40 AM

The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, September 16  to  September 18, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•     Tuesday,  September 16th - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, September 17th – Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, September 18th - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance Street.
9/9/2014 3:57 PM
Everyone is welcome to Art for Aid – an art show to benefit Julie, a 7-year-old lab mix who was dumped on the side of the road, on September 18 at Stinger Studio, 1623 Rivery Blvd. Georgetown, TX from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
9/9/2014 3:54 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted a total tax rate of $0.486529 per $100 of valuation.   The county tax rate is comprised of three tax rates.  The Court approved a general fund tax rate of $0.279029 which is a quarter of a cent lower than the current rate of $0. 281529.  The Road & Bridge tax rate was adopted at $0.0400 cents, and the debt service tax rate at $0.167500 cents per $100 of valuation. 
9/9/2014 3:52 PM

The Institute of Certified Administrators (ICTA) is proud to announce that Larry Gaddes, Chief Deputy with the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office was awarded the professional designation of Certified Tax Administrator (CTA) and membership within ICTA. 
9/9/2014 10:19 AM

On Tuesday,  September  9, 2014, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban not to exceed 90 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.   
9/4/2014 2:23 PM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a ceremony “Hats Off For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 9, at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown. 
9/4/2014 1:28 PM
During Child Passenger Safety Week (September 14-20, 2014) Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will have certified child passenger safety technicians on-hand Saturday, September 20, to provide free education on how to use car seats, booster seats, and seat belts for children. 
8/26/2014 4:05 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their budget for FY 2014-2015 today of $146,684,287.10 for the general fund. 
8/25/2014 9:29 AM
Williamson County’s Alan’s Hope Project is hosting a ceremony “Hats Off For Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week on Tuesday, September 9, at 8:30 a.m. on the east side of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown.
8/22/2014 7:55 AM
School is almost back in session, and while children are busy heading to their classes, drivers should be busy brushing up on driving rules and awareness. In Texas last year there were 2,047 accidents involving school buses resulting in 432 injuries. Whether you have a child in school or not, all drivers are responsible for child safety at bus stops, driveways and school zones.
8/20/2014 3:49 PM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Dain Johnson, Precinct 1, will be closed on Friday August  22, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. and will be closed the entire afternoon for staff development.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, August 25, 2014. 
8/14/2014 10:20 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct 4, will be closed from 12:00 p.m. through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18, 2014, for court personnel training.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at 9 a.m. 
8/12/2014 2:23 PM

Williamson County EMS has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award that recognizes its commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who suffer a severe heart attack known as a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).  Only twenty-seven (27) Silver Awards were awarded in Texas and three (3) in the central Texas area.  The Silver Award is the highest award granted by the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline.


8/12/2014 1:49 PM
Williamson County Juvenile Services was notified on August 1, 2014 that they received a $20,000 grant award through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) for fiscal year 2015.  Juvenile Services was one of only 22 organizations across the state to receive the grant, which is focused on getting Texas children back in touch with nature.  
8/11/2014 2:10 PM
Williamson County residents can pick up free mulch for their gardens at the Williamson County Landfill in Hutto, reminds County Commissioner Ron Morrison.
8/6/2014 11:43 AM
Taylor ISD Family Support Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event by appointment only for area residents on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon.
8/5/2014 1:38 PM
Jessica Schmidt, chief court administrator for Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, received the 2013 Clerk of the Year Award from the Central Texas Justice of the Peace & Constable Association (CTJPCA).  The award is given for outstanding assistance to the overall court or office administration duties.
8/4/2014 12:48 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, August 12  to August 14, 2014, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours. The office closure schedule is as follows:  
•     Tuesday, August 12- Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock, TX
•    Wednesday, August 13– Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX
•    Thursday, August 14 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd, Cedar Park, TX
7/28/2014 3:51 PM
The Taylor Annex of the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office located at 412 Vance Street will be closed for business on Friday, August 8, through Monday, August 11, due to sidewalk repair.  The office will reopen for business on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. 
7/25/2014 10:54 AM
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that Williamson County, Texas, has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.  This is the fourth consecutive year that the Budget Office has received the award. 
7/23/2014 2:22 PM
On June 6, 2014, Judge John B. McMaster, Presiding Judge of County Court at Law #4, received the 2014 Distinguished Lawyer Award from the Williamson County Bar Association.  The award was presented in recognition of his dedication to the people of Williamson County and in honor of his significant contributions to the legal profession throughout the last 30 years.
7/15/2014 10:04 AM

The Williamson County Commissioners Court named Tara Raymore as the new Human Resources director.  Raymore holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Walden University with an emphasis in human resource management.  She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.  


7/10/2014 10:00 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, July 15  to July 17, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
7/3/2014 12:25 PM

The Williamson County Elections offices will be closed on Monday, July 7, 2014, for staff training.  All personnel will be attending the opening day of the 32nd Annual Texas Secretary of State’s Election Law Seminar.   Office operations will resume on Tuesday, July 8, at 8 a.m.
6/26/2014 7:18 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday.  All offices will resume regular business hours on Monday, July 7.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open July 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
6/18/2014 8:25 AM

The Williamson County Auditor’s Office announced that Williamson County was recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association with two awards -  the Award for Excellence in Government Finance and the Louisville Award for Innovation in Government Finance.  

 


6/18/2014 8:19 AM
Homes and businesses just outside of Georgetown now will have more fire protection with the installation of new fire hydrants.  Williamson County ESD #8, which covers the area just outside of the Georgetown city limits, has started a fire hydrant installation program for the Jonah Water SUD and Chisholm Trail SUD systems. 
6/13/2014 8:12 AM
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The event will take place at the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, 2000 Scenic Dr., Georgetown.
6/11/2014 3:46 PM
Summer signals moving season and that means more trucks and trailers on Texas highways bringing debris to area landfills.  Williamson County and Waste Management, partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Don’t Mess with Texas® campaign, reminds drivers to “cover your load” to keep litter and heavy objects from falling off trucks and trailers. The week of June 9, Waste Management will distribute Don’t mess with Texas litter bags and tips on how to properly tarp trucks and trailers to customers at its Williamson County Landfill,
6/6/2014 1:56 PM
David Brown with the Williamson County Attorney’s Office received the "Young Lawyer of the Year" Award from the Williamson County Bar Association. 
6/6/2014 1:48 PM
The Williamson County District Clerk’s office will be closed for training on Tuesday, June 17, from 12 to 5 p.m.  The office staff will be training on the Supreme Court Mandate Efiling process.  The District Clerk’s Office is located in the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 MLK, Georgetown.   For more information, visit the District Clerk’s website.
6/3/2014 10:17 AM
To Save 2,000 Lives in 92 Days, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) will be offering free adoptions for all adult animals and half price adoptions on all puppies and kittens on Saturday, June 7, from 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
6/3/2014 10:11 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, June 10  to June 12, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
5/27/2014 1:54 PM
Williamson County is the recipient of the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle’s Platinum Leadership Award.  The County received the highest score possible for the fifth year in a row. 
5/27/2014 1:46 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized four employees with Employee of the Year awards for leadership during their regular session on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.  Each employee receives $500, a plaque, and a traveling trophy for their department to keep for the year. 
5/20/2014 2:36 PM
Beginning June 1st, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) will be a contestant in the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. WCRAS is competing for a chance at more than $600,000 in grant funding, including a grand prize of $100,000.

5/20/2014 2:30 PM
Williamson County will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week May 18 to 24, 2014.  The Commissioners Court approved a resolution supporting EMS and this year’s theme “EMS: Dedicated. For Life”, and encourages the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. The Commissioners Court also congratulated Williamson County EMS on receiving the American Heart Association’s “Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award” for providing superior quality cardiac care in the pre-hospital environment.  
5/14/2014 12:20 PM
Taylor ISD Family Support Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, May 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.
5/5/2014 10:59 AM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed Tuesday, May 13 to Thursday, May 15, 2014, on a rotating schedule for training.
4/28/2014 10:48 AM
Enjoy a fun filled day of exploration at Dinosaur Day at Champion Park on Saturday, May 10!  The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and includes free hot dogs and chips while supplies last, live music, an inflatable playhouse, and other activities for the children.
4/15/2014 2:26 PM
Williamson County, together with the City of Cedar Park and Waste Management, are hosting a FREE household hazardous waste collection event.  The event is Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gupton Stadium at the corner of Gupton Way and E Park Street.
4/15/2014 2:08 PM
Williamson County received a AAA bond rating from both Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s  Ratings Services last week. The ratings reports are available on the County’s website here.
4/15/2014 11:58 AM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014, for Good Friday.  County operations will resume regular hours on Monday, April 21, 2014. 
4/8/2014 11:41 AM
A public hearing will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 10 a.m. to receive comments on participating in the Secretary of State's Countywide Polling Place Program. The hearing will take place during the regular session of Commissioners Court in the historic courthouse, located at 710 S. Main, in Georgetown, TX.
4/7/2014 10:33 AM
This summer, youth starting at age 16 will be offered a unique opportunity to learn a vocational skill through Williamson  County Juvenile Services.  This will mark the third year Williamson County Juvenile Services has teamed up with Skillpoint Alliance – Gateway to offer vocational training for the youth they serve. 
4/4/2014 9:18 AM
Williamson County is hosting its 4th Annual Learn to Fish event in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 8 a.m. to  noon.  This is an incredible family-friendly event where children where children of all ages will be able to spend time in the great outdoors learning various fishing tips and techniques from local experts.  See a video about the event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4S2AAAuFW0 .
4/3/2014 7:59 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office now offers approximate wait times online for the Georgetown, Round Rock and Cedar Park offices.  Before heading to one of these locations to renew your vehicle registration, title a vehicle, or pay property taxes, check the wait times to see how long you might have to wait at www.wilco.org/countydepartments/taxassessorcollector
3/31/2014 12:42 PM
The Williamson County EMS Tactical Medic Team will receive the 100 Club of Central Texas "EMS Achievement Award" at the Club’s annual awards reception on April 4, 2014.  The Williamson County Emergency Medical Services Department sponsors a highly trained  Tactical Medic Team that consist of  11 specially trained paramedics who work in close proximity with local and regional law enforcement agencies when they operate in high risk environments.
3/31/2014 12:39 PM
The Leander Fire Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Leander Central Fire Station, 201 Brushy St. North, Leander, and are available by appointment only.  Please call (512) 259-9010 to make an appointment.
3/27/2014 3:27 PM
The 100 Club of Central Texas will recognize the individuals who came together to form the Reentry Incident Management Team for West, Texas, following the devastating fertilizer plant explosion on April 17, 2013, with the Team Excellence Award at their 31ST Anniversary Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, April 4.  The Incident Management Team members from CEN-TEX, Capital Area and Alamo that were deployed to West, Texas, include Aubrey Holmes and Trey Hewtty with Williamson County Emergency Communications.
3/24/2014 12:53 PM

Williamson County Veterans Services Office invites all Vietnam Veterans and their families to attend the dedication of the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument on Saturday, March 29, from 10 a.m. on the northeast side of the Texas State Capitol grounds in Austin. 

3/20/2014 2:02 PM
The Williamson County Parks Department is preparing for warmer weather by announcing that the Quarry Splash Pad and Champion Park splash pad will open on May 17 this year.  The Quarry Splash Pad, an 8,500 square-foot attraction with water cannons, water jets, and a waterfall, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 17 through Labor Day. 
3/20/2014 7:58 AM
Williamson County’s Brown Santa Program will host its 3rd Annual "Givin' & Golfin' Tournament" on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Avery Ranch Golf Club.  Proceeds will benefit families in need during the upcoming holiday season.

3/20/2014 7:55 AM
April 6 to 12, 2014, is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Williamson County.  The public is invited to a free recognition ceremony on April 10, 10 a.m., in honor of the victims of crime and those who advocate on their behalf.  The ceremony will be held at the San Gabriel Community Center, 445 E. Morrow Street, in Georgetown.
3/13/2014 12:41 PM
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating their 7th anniversary with $7 adoption rates on all adult dogs and cats.
3/11/2014 10:52 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, March 18 to March 20, on a rotating schedule for training.
3/11/2014 10:39 AM
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban in Williamson County on Monday, March 10, 2014.
3/4/2014 5:33 AM

Williamson County offices will delay opening until 10 a.m. due to inclement weather.  The Commissioners Court meeting will start at 11 am.  

Watch for icy road conditions that can exist on bridges and overpasses.  Reduce speed and leave at least three car lengths between you and the car ahead of you.


3/3/2014 10:33 PM

Some Williamson County polling locations will have a delayed opening on Election Day tomorrow, March 4, due to delayed openings of schools.  All polling locations in Round Rock and Leander Independent School Districts’ schools will open two hours later at 9 a.m.  Polling locations at Austin Community College in Round Rock locations will open at 11 a.m. At this time, all other locations will open at 7 a.m.  A full list of polling locations and opening hours is available on the Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections

3/3/2014 9:36 AM

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will celebrate Mardi Paws!  From March 4 to March 9, join the adoption celebration and visit our festive felines and cheery canines. You won’t be able to mask your feelings – you’re bound to fall in love! Then, name the price of your adoption fee to take home your party animal! (Puppy and kitten adoption fee is $75.)


2/25/2014 12:50 PM
On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban for 30 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve. 
2/19/2014 2:11 PM

Prime Strategies Inc. and HNTB were once again chosen to lead Williamson County’s road bond construction program as the county prepares to go to sale with road bonds approved by voters in November. 
2/18/2014 3:05 PM

Early voting for the March 4, 2014, primary elections in Williamson County will be held from Tuesday, February 18 until February 28.   Sample ballots for both the Democratic and Republican Primary Elections are available on the Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections.  The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's locations is posted on the County Elections website or by clicking here.

2/18/2014 3:02 PM
The deadline to request a Ballot by Mail is this Friday, February 21, 2014, by 6 p.m..  The  marked Ballot by Mail must be received in the Elections Department by 7 p.m. on Election Day, March 4. 
2/6/2014 10:15 PM

Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, February 7, due to the threat of severe winter weather. Please do not travel unless necessary. If you must drive, take caution and slow down, particularly on bridges and overpasses, and leave at least three car lengths between you and the car in front of you in order to slow down and stop. Check office and school closures before leaving your home.

2/6/2014 2:47 PM
The offices of Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 will be closed to the public February 10, 11, and 12, 2014, for staff training. The office will reopen Thursday, February 13, 2014.
2/6/2014 9:17 AM
In Texas, property owners can receive a discount on their property taxes on their primary residence as of January 1 of each year through a homestead exemption. Filing for a homestead exemption, senior citizen/disabled person tax freeze or deferral is free of charge and forms are available from the Williamson Central Appraisal District, www.wcad.org or the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office.
2/5/2014 10:08 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, February 11 to February 13, on a rotating schedule for training.
2/4/2014 5:08 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court today approved amending the County’s tobacco-free campus policy to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes on County property. The amendment to the policy will go into effect February 11, 2014.
2/4/2014 1:39 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1/29/2014 1:57 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector now offers taxpayers a property tax escrow service. If all current and prior year taxes are paid, taxpayers can begin paying their 2014 taxes in equal monthly payments into an escrow account held by the Tax Office.
1/28/2014 6:08 AM
Due to deteriorating road conditions, Williamson County offices will delay opening two hours and will open at 10 a.m. this morning. The Commissioners Court meeting will start at 10 a.m. Please take caution and slow down when driving this morning, particularly on bridges and overpasses.
1/24/2014 5:55 AM
Williamson County offices are closed today, Friday, January 24, due to inclement weather. Roads are icy. Do not travel unless absolutely necessary. Non-emergency personnel should not report for work.
1/23/2014 10:21 PM
Williamson County offices will have a two-hour delay opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 24, 2014. Use extreme caution when driving.
1/22/2014 3:01 PM
The Williamson County Parks Department is now accepting registrations for the Spring 2014 softball league. Registration is open until February 12, 2014.
1/17/2014 10:44 AM
A major milestone in the IH 35 frontage road and ramps project is coming. Williamson County’s contractor will be setting the bridge beams for the new northbound frontage road bridge over the South San Gabriel River between FM 2243 and SH 29. Northbound main lanes of IH-35 will be closed on January 21 and 27-30 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for this project.
1/13/2014 9:59 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s office reminds property owners that Friday, January 31st, 2014, is the state mandated deadline to pay 2013 property taxes.
1/13/2014 9:58 AM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating three years of being a no-kill, open-admission shelter. Since December 2010, WCRAS has reached a save rate of 90% and above.
1/8/2014 2:28 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff development in the morning. All other locations will open regular business hours. The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows:
•Tuesday, January 14 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•Wednesday, January 15 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•Thursday, January 16 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd., and Taylor Tax office, 412 Vance St.
12/31/2013 12:04 PM
Williamson County residents can bring their live, undecorated trees to the Williamson County Landfill and Recycling Center, 600 Landfill Road, in Hutto, until Saturday, January 4, for free mulching. Hours for recycling are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. Call the landfill at 512-759-8881 for more information.
12/31/2013 9:32 AM
The Leander Fire Department and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Leander Central Fire Station, 201 Brushy St. North, Leander.
12/17/2013 1:04 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed for the following holidays:
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Day after Christmas, Thursday, December 26, 1013
New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1, 2014
12/16/2013 12:13 PM
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is offering reduced pet adoptions through January 2, 2014, as part of the “Home 4 the Holidays” adoption drive. During the holiday event, dog and cat adoptions are available for a donation, while puppies less than one year old are only $75. The shelter will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, and be closed Christmas Day, December 25. The shelter also will close New Year’s Eve, December 31, at 4 p.m. and be closed New Year’s Day, January 1.
12/11/2013 12:49 PM
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is offering an opportunity for families to foster healthy animals over the Christmas holiday. Any family or individual desiring to foster a dog or cat from December 22 to January 2 can apply to be a foster parent through the shelter’s website at www.wilcopets.org.
12/6/2013 4:37 PM
Williamson County’s Office of Emergency Management has hired Michael Turek to fill the position of deputy emergency management coordinator. Turek previously worked for the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and has been with the county since September 1997.

12/5/2013 10:39 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff training in the morning. All other locations will open regular business hours. The 9 a.m. office opening schedule is as follows:
• Tuesday, December 10 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
• Wednesday, December 11 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
• Thursday, December 12 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd., and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance St.
11/26/2013 9:31 AM
Santa can be found at Wolf Ranch Town Center, IH-35 and SH 29 in Georgetown, on on weekends starting Sunday, December 1, to take photos with all of his friends! Photos are available at the Christmas tree by the fireplace on Saturdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.
11/25/2013 11:48 AM
A new Teen Court has been created under the Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Court. Teen Court is an alternative, voluntary program which offers young offenders an opportunity to make restitution for an offense through community service, specialized classes and jury service, thus avoiding fines and keeping their record clear. It also offers exciting volunteer opportunities for teens as well as adults.
11/25/2013 11:09 AM
Williamson County Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28, and Friday, November 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, November 26. In addition, the Precinct One Justice of the Peace office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd. in Round Rock, will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on November 27, 2013, for staff development. Normal business hours will resume on Monday Dec. 2, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
11/22/2013 4:45 PM
The Williamson County Unified Road System announces the following roads are closed due to high water on Friday, November 22, as of 4:15 p.m.

C.R. 123, CR 152, CR 177, CR 272, and Brushy Bend.

11/15/2013 9:53 AM
Celebrate the holiday season on the day after Thanksgiving at the annual Lighting of the Square event on Friday, November 29.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in downtown Georgetown. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
11/14/2013 4:53 PM
TexFile, the new official e-filing system for Texas, is now being used by the office of Justice of the Peace Dain Johnson, Precinct 1.  On December 11, 2012, the Texas Supreme Court mandated electronic filing in civil cases in district courts, statutory county courts, constitutional county courts and statutory probate courts on a graduated schedule from January 2014 through July 2016.  The Justice of the Peace Office in Pct.  1 was the first Williamson County office to adopt the program starting on Tuesday, November 12, as that office already utilized e-filing through a different company.  The other Williamson County courts will begin offering e-filing with TexFile in the first quarter of 2014.  

11/8/2013 1:46 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2013. The Williamson County Veterans Services Department has a listing of several events and special discounts that are available for veterans on their web page at http://www.wilco.org/CountyDepartments/VeteransServices/tabid/470/language/en-US/Default.aspx

11/7/2013 11:21 AM
At a press conference today, Commissioner Cynthia Long, Precinct 2, announced that Williamson County manufacturing businesses will be released from their 4-year phase out agreement of the Freeport Tax Exemption one year early due to the success of the program.  Instead of paying 20% of their Freeport tax for 2013, they will owe nothing.  Williamson County manufacturing businesses that were paying the Freeport tax have increased in assessed value by $55 million since 2010.
11/6/2013 3:21 PM
On October 30 and into the early hours of October 31, as much as 8 inches of rain fell in parts of Williamson County.  The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management notified 88 homes to evacuate.  In continued response to the Halloween Floods, Williamson County Judge Dan A. Gattis signed a disaster declaration on November 6, 2013, for Williamson County.  The declaration requests assistance with the costs incurred during the response and recovery operations.

11/6/2013 11:11 AM
Taylor ISD Family Support Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services, will be conducting a car safety seat and booster event for area residents on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 1 to 4 p.m. 

11/4/2013 10:59 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Judy Schier Hobbs, Precinct 4, will be closed from Wednesday, November 6, through Friday, November  8, 2013 for court personnel training and on Monday, November 11 for Veteran’s Day holiday .  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 9 a.m.  The public may mail any correspondence, use the drop box located in the northeast corner of the building, 211 W. 6th Street, Taylor or pay online at: http://www.wilco.org/JP4.  Citation due dates between November 6 and November 11 will be extended until November 12, 2013, by 5 p.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.
10/31/2013 7:46 AM
From November 1 through 30, WCRAS will hold a “Back in Black,” promotion and offer special reduced adoption fees on all adorable, adoptable black dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.
10/28/2013 12:53 PM
Residents purchasing a vehicle in Texas must now show a proper form of identification to obtain a title and registration.  If you are buying from a dealer, provide the dealer with your identification. If you are buying a car from an individual, bring your identification and all other required application forms and fees with you to the Williamson County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office to apply for the title.
10/18/2013 10:50 AM
Williamson County’s Dino Day at Champion Park, originally planned for October 19, is being rescheduled due to inclement weather.  The event now will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014. 
10/17/2013 2:14 PM
Property tax statements were mailed October 16, 2013, according to Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah M. Hunt.  The County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office sends out tax bills on behalf of most of the taxing entities.  Duplicate statements are not mailed to property owners who have their taxes escrowed by their lender.  

10/16/2013 8:12 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office offers a new option for property tax payments.  Taxpayers may now enter into a contract with the Tax Assessor-Collector and make monthly deposits into a tax escrow account.  The payments shall be automatically debited from the taxpayer’s checking or savings account each month. 
10/8/2013 4:00 PM
The Office of Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell Jr., Precinct 3, will be closed on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, for staff development .  Normal business hours will resume on Thursday, October 17, 2013. 
10/8/2013 3:23 PM

The Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 office at 350 Discovery Blvd. Ste. 204, Cedar Park, Texas 78613 will be closed for staff training on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.   The office will reopen Thursday, October 17, 2013, with regular business hours, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

10/8/2013 12:54 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, October 24, 2013,  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Scott & White Clinic located at 425 University Blvd, Round Rock (on the corner of Sunrise Rd. and University Blvd.). 
10/8/2013 12:53 PM
All four Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Offices will be closed for staff training on Monday, October 14, 2013.  
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate opening at 9 a.m. next week for an hour of staff training in the morning.  All other locations will open regular business hours. 


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Williamson County Alerts

Burn Ban Issued August 4, 2015

- Tuesday, August 04, 2015
On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban not to exceed 90 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.   A person violates this order if he burns any combustible material outside of an enclosure which serves to contain all flames and/or sparks, or orders such burning by others.  The burn ban prohibits the burning of household yard waste, such as leaves, grass, brush and other yard trimmings.  It also prohibits burning to clear land of trees, stumps, shrubbery, or other natural vegetation.  This order may be enforced by any duly-commissioned peace officer.  It is a Class C Misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine up to $500. read more ...

Road Closures - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
For updated state roadway closures, check http://www.txdot.gov/travel/road_conditions.htm.
 
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Williamson County Courthouse
Public Information Office

710 S. Main Street, Suite 101
Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: (512) 943-1663
Fax: (512) 943-1662
Driving Directions
 

Connie Watson

Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (512) 943-1663
Fax: (512) 943-1662
cwatson@wilco.org
 

Kathi Wysong

Communication Coordinator
Phone: (512) 943-3579
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