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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. 
10/1/2013 2:40 PM
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 third consecutive year that the Budget Office has received the award. 
9/26/2013 1:11 PM

The Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted the current tax rate of 48.9029 cents per $100 of valuation for 2014.  The total county tax rate is comprised of three tax rates: General Fund, Debt Service and Road & Bridge.  The General Fund or maintenance and operation tax rate was set at 28.1529 cents, and the Debt Service tax rate was set at 16.7500 cents.  The Road and Bridge tax rate was set at 4.00 cents.

9/24/2013 8:32 AM
County voters will have an opportunity this fall to decide on a bond election regarding the issuance of $315 million in general obligation bonds.  Proposition 1 is for $275 million for roads and Proposition 2 is for $40 million for parks and recreation.  
Williamson County will host four Open Houses to provide the public with information on the upcoming road and park bond election, as well as provide voters with general election information. 
9/23/2013 8:49 AM
Cooler temperatures are coming our way, making it a perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors while hiking!  Make plans to stretch your legs at River Ranch County Park on Saturday, October 12.  Take-A-Hike Day visitors may hike along the unimproved primitive trails (old ranch roads) from 9 a.m. until noon. 
9/20/2013 3:26 PM
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Friday, September 20, 2013.  
9/13/2013 10:32 AM
The Williamson County Purchasing Office was the recipient of the 2013 Achievement of Excellence in Public Purchasing Award.  This is the 14th consecutive year Williamson County has received this award. 
9/4/2013 9:34 AM
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, September 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leander Maintenance Facility Parking Lot, 607 Municipal Drive, Leander, Texas.  Click here to see all items accepted or not-accepted.
8/30/2013 9:02 AM
Since the introduction of the Williamson County free prescription discount program in July 2008, county residents have filled 240,949 prescriptions with the cards at discounts averaging 24% and $11.69 per prescription. In all, $2,821,507 has been saved. Williamson County is ranked 26th in the nation for number of users.
8/28/2013 2:46 PM
The Williamson County Mental Health Task Force today unveiled two new billboards for Suicide Prevention Month.  The billboard vinyl encourages people to “Be a Hero. Save a Life.” with the number for the Bluebonnet Trails Community Services hotline phone number on it.  In addition to the billboards, a Twitter campaign was launched to “Save the number.  Save a life.” encouraging people to tweet the number to the national Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800- 273-TALK (8255).  
8/28/2013 2:41 PM
he Williamson County Commissioners Court adopted their budget for FY 2013-2014 today of $139,289,236 for the general fund, an increase of seven percent over the original FY12-13 budget.  The reason for the increase was largely due to salary increases and new personnel, followed by technology expenses.  The Court proposed the current tax rate of 48.9029 cents per $100 of valuation. 
8/28/2013 1:42 PM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.  All county operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.  The District Clerk’s Office will close Friday, September 6, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for staff training. There will be a contact number left at Justice Center switchboard, 512-943-1100, for emergency filings only.
8/23/2013 10:01 AM
On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) listed the Jollyville Plateau salamander as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.   The Jollyville Plateau salamander lives in springs in southwestern Williamson County and in Travis County.  The USFWS also granted a six month extension on any listing action for the Georgetown and Salado salamanders, also affecting Williamson County.  A 30-day comment period has been opened (closing September 19, 2013) for submission of additional information on the Georgetown and Salado salamanders.

8/22/2013 10:49 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a pay increase of $2.00 per hour for election poll workers.  This is the first increase in poll workers hourly pay since 2004.

8/21/2013 12:39 PM
On Tuesday, September 24, the Williamson County Juvenile Board, along with the Williamson County Juvenile Services Department, invites the public to an open house celebrating the 30-year anniversary of juvenile services in Williamson County.  The open house features a tour of the Juvenile Justice Center that includes the history and development of juvenile services in Williamson County from 1983 to 2013.
8/21/2013 8:56 AM
Williamson County is hosting a ceremony “Shine The Light On Hope” in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month on Tuesday, September 10, at 8:30 a.m. on the south steps of the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown.  State Representative Tony Dale will be the emcee.  All interested members of the public are invited to attend.
8/20/2013 9:52 AM
On August 13, 2013, the Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a contract with Malouf & Nockels, LLP to represent the County in the prosecution of a lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), MERSCORP, Inc., Bank of America, National Association, and those acting in concert with them in claims arising out of the Defendants’ recordation or failure to record instruments related to promissory notes and/or mortgage obligations on real estate located in Williamson County.
8/15/2013 11:23 AM
The November uniform election will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2013.  For the first time, voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas elections.
8/13/2013 8:21 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, August 22, 2013,  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital located at 2000 Scenic Drive, Georgetown.  

8/12/2013 12:53 PM
For the fifth year, Williamson County is opening River Ranch County Park to qualified bow hunters for weekend, two-day hunts.  The hunts will be conducted from September 28, 2013, through December 22, 2013, excluding Thanksgiving weekend.  Hunters may register at the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Office, 219 Perry Mayfield, Leander, TX 78641 (located at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park).
8/8/2013 2:27 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, August 13 to 15, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
7/29/2013 2:57 PM
The Texas Secretary of State’s Office approved Williamson County’s application to participate in the Countywide Polling Place program for the November 5, 2013, Constitutional Amendment Election.  The program will eliminate county election precinct polling places and establish countywide polling places or Vote Centers so that voters can go to any voting location on Election Day.
7/24/2013 2:56 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court recognized four employees with Employee of the Year awards for leadership during their meeting on July 23, 2013.  Each employee receives $500, a plaque and a traveling trophy for their department to keep for the year.
7/19/2013 2:33 PM
Williamson County is one of the fastest growing counties in Texas. The increase in county population, along with many people waiting until the end of the month to get their motor vehicle tags renewed, has caused longer lines at the Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s four offices. Click for tips to help vehicle registration renewal customers avoid standing in those long lines.
7/16/2013 8:50 AM
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. 

7/12/2013 8:37 AM
The Williamson County Election Commission unanimously selected Jason Barnett as the new elections administrator effective July 29, 2013.  Mr. Barnett currently is the deputy elections administrator with the Denton County Elections Office.
7/11/2013 1:43 PM
The Office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for court personnel training starting Wednesday, July 17, through Friday, July 19, 2013.
7/9/2013 10:53 AM
On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, the Williamson County Commissioners Court issued a burn ban for 90 days.  The County Judge was given the authority to lift the burn ban during this time if conditions improve.
7/9/2013 8:21 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital located at 2000 Scenic Drive, Georgetown. 
6/27/2013 8:45 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday.  All offices will resume regular business hours on Friday, July 5.  In addition, the Commissioners Court will not meet on Tuesday, July 2, and will resume their regular schedule on Tuesday, July 9, at 9:30 a.m. 
6/12/2013 3:55 PM
Beginning Wednesday, June 12, the pond at Berry Springs Park and Preserve will be closed for public use until September 9, 2013.  Contractors will be making repairs to the dam that was destroyed during the flood event caused by Tropical Storm Hermine in September 2010. 

6/10/2013 2:57 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is going No-Kill with over 1,000 other shelters across the nation for Just One Day. In celebration of this day, WCRAS will waive all adoption fees on June 11, 2013.

6/10/2013 10:41 AM
Williamson County successfully implemented the use of Vote Centers for May’s Joint General and Special Elections.  The County now is getting input on Vote Center locations for the November 5th General Election.  Voters can give their input at an Open House on Thursday, June 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the historic County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in Georgetown.

6/10/2013 10:39 AM
Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector Deborah Hunt invites the public to attend an open house showcasing the renovation of the Georgetown Tax Office on Thursday, June 20.  The open house will be from 3 to 5 p.m. at 904 S. Main Street.  Escorted tours will be available. 

6/4/2013 9:36 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court approved a resolution marking  June 15 as United Nations’ International Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Williamson County.  In honor of Elder Abuse Awareness, on Thursday, June 13, at 4:30 p.m., Adult Protective Services is joining with St. John’s Church in Georgetown for a candlelight vigil at the church to commemorate all the victims of elder abuse, especially those fatalities in our local community.
5/31/2013 8:24 AM
One of Williamson County’s most popular recreational facilities, the Quarry Splash Pad at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, is open for the summer!  The splash pad will be closed on Monday, June 3, 2013, for maintenance.  To follow updates on the splash pad operations, including scheduled maintenance, call 512-943-1919.
5/24/2013 3:21 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is the Land of the Free Adoptions this weekend. WCRAS invites the public to their free adoption event this Memorial Day weekend from Saturday, May 25th to Monday, May 27th. All pets older than 6 months will be available for a free adoption.

5/22/2013 8:20 AM
Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.  All county operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  Several events to honor our military service personnel, both past and present, are being planned in Williamson County during the Memorial
5/22/2013 7:50 AM
Williamson County, the Upper Brushy Creek Water Control and Improvement District, and the City of Cedar Park are partnering on a project to design and construct a ten foot wide permanent alternate trail route for the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. Residents are invited to attend a “Come and Go” Open House that will provide more information on the projects. The Open House is scheduled from 5 to 7 pm at the Pavilions in Champion Park on May 30, 2013.
5/14/2013 10:37 AM
The Williamson County Purchasing Department will move to its new location at 901 S Austin Ave on Friday, May 17.  The office will not be closed for the move.  The phone number will remain 512-943-3553.
5/13/2013 2:23 PM
Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) in cooperation with multiple rescue groups will host “Bark N Purr,” a major adoption event from 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on May 18th, 2013 at their shelter on 1855 S. E. Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX.
5/13/2013 9:36 AM
The public is invited to enjoy Coffee With the Commissioner, a come and go event hosted by Precinct 1 Commissioner Lisa Birkman.  The event will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Williamson County Annex, located at 1801 East Old Settlers Boulevard, in Round Rock.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

5/10/2013 3:39 PM
Voters in Williamson County will vote Saturday, May 11, in the Joint General and Special Elections.  Williamson County will take part in the Texas Secretary of State’s countywide polling place program utilizing vote centers for the May 11 election.   The program will eliminate county election precinct polling places and establish countywide polling places or vote centers so that voters can go to any voting location on Election Day.  Under the program, voting will be all electronic.   A list of vote center locations and sample ballots are available at www.wilco.org/elections
5/8/2013 3:29 PM
On April 17, Williamson County refunded $71,465,000 in limited tax and pass-through financing bonds for a savings of $7,600,832 over the life of the debt.  The County lowered its interest rates on the bonds from between 4-5 percent to 2.982 percent. 

5/8/2013 7:29 AM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, May 23, 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 Leander Central Fire Station located at 201 Brushy Street North. 
4/29/2013 2:15 PM
The Hutto Police Department and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services,  will be conducting a car safety seat event for area residents on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The safety seat check will take place at Nadine Johnson Elementary School located at 480 Carl Stern Drive, Hutto.
4/23/2013 10:18 AM
Voters in Williamson County will be able to begin early voting for the May 11 Joint General and Special Elections on Monday, April 29.  Early voting ends Tuesday, May 7.  No early voting is available on Sunday, May 5.  Williamson County will take part in the Texas Secretary of State’s countywide polling place program for the May 11 election.   The program will eliminate county election precinct polling places and establish countywide polling places or vote centers so that voters can go to any voting location on Election Day.  Under the program, voting will be all electronic.  The early voting schedule along with dates and times for the county's Vote Center locations is posted on the County Elections website at www.wilco.org/elections
4/15/2013 2:42 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Georgetown office location will close to the public two days due to a renovation move on Tuesday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 1, 2013.  All other locations will operate under normal business hours. We encourage customers needing in-person assistance to visit one of our other office locations.
4/9/2013 8:44 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Offices will rotate closings for staff training. All other locations will open regular business hours. The office closing schedule is as follows:   
•    Tuesday, April 9 - Round Rock Tax Office, 1801 E. Old Settlers Blvd.
•    Wednesday, April 10 - Georgetown Tax Office, 904 S. Main St.
•    Thursday, April 11 - Cedar Park Tax Office, 350 Discovery Blvd., and Taylor Tax Office, 412 Vance St.

4/5/2013 10:01 AM
On March 19, 2013, the Williamson County Commissioners Court appointed a committee of nine people to serve on the 2013 Bond Advisory Committee.  The first public meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 6 p.m., at the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, Georgetown, in the Commissioners Courtroom.   A copy of the meeting agenda can be found at www.wilco.org/bondcommittee.
4/4/2013 1:00 PM
Taylor Family Services and the Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, April 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.  The safety seat check, sponsored by Texans In Motion at Scott & White Healthcare, will take place at the Old Taylor High School located at 3101 N. Main, Taylor.
4/3/2013 8:25 AM
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Wednesday, April 3, 2013.  Even though the burn ban has been lifted, no outdoor burning of combustible materials will be allowed during Critical Fire Danger Days and Red Flag Warning Days.  To view the current fire danger status, go to the Texas Forest Service website and click on Fire Danger/Drought.

3/28/2013 1:31 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 1 as April Pools Day.  On April Pools Day, the Williamson County Child Fatality Review Team and Williamson County Emergency Medical Services work to educate the public on drowning prevention and related water safety issues.   In 2011, Williamson County had nine near drownings and no deaths, and in 2012, the county had 10 near drownings and no deaths
3/28/2013 7:51 AM
Judge Bill Gravell Jr., Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, announces new extended office hours effective Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  The office will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., remaining open during the noon hour to assist walk-in customers with fine payments.  All other transactions will be handled during normal business hours.  
3/27/2013 2:37 PM
Williamson County Precinct 1 Constable Robert Chody graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia, on March 22, 2013.  Chody was among 268 law enforcement officers that graduated in the 252nd Session of the National Academy consisting of men and women from 49 states.
3/27/2013 10:21 AM
Make plans to explore River Ranch County Park, one of Williamson County’s premier native parklands, on Saturday, April 27.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the undeveloped property comprised of more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, wetlands and hills located between Leander and Liberty Hill off CR 282.  Currently, the park is not open to the public on a daily basis.

3/26/2013 8:40 AM
Grab a two or four-legged running buddy on Sunday, April 14, and head to the 4th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5k at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park at 8:30 a.m.  All event proceeds will benefit Jane’s Fund for animals brought to the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter with treatable injuries, like Gertie, whose life was recently transformed from pained to pampered.
3/25/2013 12:45 PM
All Williamson County offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2013, for Good Friday.  County operations will resume regular hours on Monday, April 1, 2013.  The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open on Good Friday and on Saturday, March 30, but will be closed on Easter Sunday, March 31.
3/22/2013 8:38 AM
Williamson County is back on top and once again ranked as the healthiest county in Texas.  The 2013 County Health Rankings list Williamson County as the healthiest place to live among 232 Texas counties.  All of the counties were ranked using a variety of data including health outcomes, in which Williamson County ranked number one, and health factors, in which the county ranked number three.

To read more about the health rankings, click here.
3/19/2013 10:11 AM
On Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 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.
3/18/2013 4:02 PM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court today appointed Kevin Stofle as the new Precinct 3 Constable.  Constable Bobby Gutierrez resigned effective March 19, 2013, after serving 14 years in the position. 

3/18/2013 12:13 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  To make an appointment for the March 28 event, please call 512-943-1264, before noon on Monday, March 26, 2013.
3/15/2013 3:22 PM
The Texas Secretary of State approved Williamson County’s application to take part in their countywide polling place program.   The program will eliminate county election precinct polling places and establish countywide polling places or vote centers so that voters can go to any voting location on Election Day.
3/13/2013 12:29 PM

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (WCRAS) is celebrating their 6th anniversary on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, to celebrate six outstanding years at their S.E. Inner Loop location in Georgetown. 

3/13/2013 10:58 AM
Williamson County is hosting its third Learn to Fish event in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 CR 175, on Saturday, April 6, 2013, 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 at this free event. 
3/11/2013 10:46 AM
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban in Williamson County today, Monday, March 11, 2013.
3/7/2013 8:26 AM
The Office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 2 will be closed for staff training starting Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013.  All due dates and Criminal appearance dates are extended to Tuesday, March 19.
3/6/2013 4:40 PM
Williamson County Precinct 3 Constable Bobby Gutierrez resigned effective March 19, and the Commissioners Court will be appointing a new constable to replace him.  Anyone interested in submitting their resume for the position should send it to the office of County Judge Dan A. Gattis by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12.
3/5/2013 9:01 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s offices will be closed next week, March 12 to March 14, on a rotating schedule for training.  While one office is closed, other office locations will be open regular business hours.
3/1/2013 8:45 AM
Williamson County Veterans Services has started an official Facebook page.  The direct link is www.facebook.com/wilcovets/ .
2/26/2013 10:21 AM
The public is invited to attend a ceremony and reception for newly appointed Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Bill Gravell Jr. on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the 425th District Courtroom in the Williamson County Justice Center, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, in Georgetown.
2/26/2013 10:04 AM
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 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.
2/25/2013 9:19 AM
The Williamson County Commissioners Court voted today to appoint Bill Gravell Jr. as Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace effective March 1, 2013.   Judge Steve Benton is retiring effective February 28, 2013.   His term ends December 31, 2014.
2/20/2013 2:32 PM
Williamson County Juvenile Services (WCJS) has received a grant for $12,500 from the Mustang Heritage Foundation. This partnership will provide a collaborative framework of creative programs to draw attention to the plight of the American Mustang while promoting emotional and behavioral change in the juveniles participating in a variety of grant activities.

2/20/2013 1:27 PM
Williamson County Emergency Medical Services will be conducting a car seat safety event by appointment for area residents on Thursday, February 28, 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 St. David’s Georgetown Hospital located at 2000 Scenic Drive, Georgetown. 

2/19/2013 12:38 PM
Williamson County is accepting applications for funding through the Community Development Block Grant program now through April 2, 2013.  A public hearing will be held by the Williamson County CDBG office on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Historic Courthouse located at 710 Main Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626.
2/15/2013 5:04 PM

All Williamson County offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013, in observance of Presidents Day.   County operations will resume regular hours on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

2/6/2013 3:56 PM
In hopes of making heartwarming matches, the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be posting Canine Cupid & Purrsonal Ads for selected special cats and dogs in their shelter. From February 11th to 17th, adopters can browse through the ads, go on speed dates at the shelter, and find the companionship they have always wished for. Plus, the adoption is free for these furry valentines. The adoption fee for all other pets during this week is $14.
2/6/2013 3:27 PM
Williamson County will hold a public hearing to receive comments on participating in the Secretary of State’s Countywide Polling Place program on Monday, February 11, 2013, in the Commissioners Courtroom in the historic courthouse, 710 S. Main Street, in Georgetown from 6 to 8 p.m.  The program will eliminate county election precinct polling places and establish countywide polling places or vote centers so that voters can go to any voting location on Election Day.
2/5/2013 3:51 PM
Williamson County Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Steve Benton today addressed the Commissioners Court and submitted a letter announcing his retirement effective February 28, 2013.  The Commissioners Court will appoint a person to fulfill the remainder of his term which ends December 31, 2014.  The County Judge’s Office will be accepting resumes for individuals interested in serving in this position.
1/31/2013 1:53 PM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor Collector’s Georgetown office location will close to the public two days due to a renovation move tentatively Tuesday, February 5, and Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
1/24/2013 3:19 PM
Williamson County Clerk Nancy Rister has had an audit conducted of the County’s Official Public Records (OPR).  This audit is the first of its type for the State of Texas; however, these audits have been conducted in other states.  The results of the audit revealed hundreds of issues involving suspect robosigning, suspect surrogate signing, suspect notary fraud and suspect forgery.
1/24/2013 9:35 AM
The National Weather Service is looking for volunteers who want to become trained storm spotters.  These spotters learn to identify and report severe weather conditions and potentially dangerous storm activities before they occur.  The Williamson County Office of Emergency Management will host the Basic SKYWARN course on Wednesday, January 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the JB and Hallie Jester Annex, 1801 East Old Settlers Blvd in Round Rock.
 
1/23/2013 8:22 AM
Mark Nayden was awarded the new contract as tennis pro manager for the Williamson County Tennis Center at the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park, 3005 C.R. 175, Leander.
1/23/2013 8:20 AM
The Williamson County Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office reminds property owners that Thursday January 31, 2013, is the state mandated deadline to pay 2012 property taxes.  Any payments postmarked or carried into the office on or after February 1 will be charged penalty and interest.  Mailed payments should be sent to 904 S. Main St., Georgetown, TX, 78626.



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Williamson County Alerts

Burn Ban Lifted September 19 - Friday, September 19, 2014
County Judge Dan A. Gattis lifted the burn ban for unincorporated areas of Williamson County today, Friday, September 19, 2014. 
Even though the burn ban has been lifted, no outdoor burning of combustible materials will be allowed during Critical Fire Danger Days and Red Flag Warning Days.  To view the current fire danger status, go to the Texas Forest Service website and click on Fire Danger/Drought.
Please be cautious with any outdoor burning activity.  Outdoor burning must be conducted under state regulations found in Texas Administrative Code Section 30 TAC 111.219.
Prior to conducting control burns, please take the following steps:
1. Please contact your local fire department – Some fire departments may require a Burn Permit.
2. Please contact Williamson County Communications – Please call and report your control burn to Williamson County Communications at (512) 864-8282.  Williamson County Communications should be able to inform you of any burning restrictions that Williamson County Communications has been made aware of and that may exist. 
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Road Closures - Tuesday, July 13, 2010
For updated state roadway closures, check http://www.txdot.gov/travel/road_conditions.htm.
 
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