No, the City of Round Rock shares a cable access channel on Time Warner Cable Channel 10 with the Round Rock ISD but it is not a public access channel. The City controls the programming from noon to midnight. It is used only for government-related information and events. The City's government access channel is also on U-verse Channel 99.
Spectrum channel 10 and U-verse 99 are used for government-related events and information only.
We are required by law to advertise two times within a two week period in the local newspaper, which is the Round Rock Leader. For greater coverage, we may also advertise in the Austin American Statesman.
Vendors can register their firm online in our vendor self service site. Manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and other vendors wishing to furnish materials, equipment, supplies and services to the City should register to receive bid and proposal opportunities. The vendor list supplements the State of Texas Centralized Master Bidders List (CMBL) for City procurements. You may register or obtain an application for inclusion on the CMBL on their web site.
The phone number for Round Rock Animal Control is 218-5500.
You can get a pet license from your veterinarian or contact the Police Department.
A barking dog which disturbs someone either during the day or at night can be considered a nuisance. We recommend that dogs be brought in at night and if it is discovered that they are barking during the day (usually when the owner is at work) the dog may need to wear a bark preventative collar. If the dog continuously disturbs people around it, the owner can be issued a citation.
If your pet becomes lost,
- Look closest to home first
- Check with local veterinary clinics, notify neighbors, search found ads in local newspapers
- Contact the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter
- Contact other animal shelters in your area.
If your dog or cat is wearing a pet tag, we will contact you and let you know it was impounded. Otherwise contact the Animal Control office at 218-5500 or the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter.
An animal may be registered at the Animal Control Office or any local veterinarian during business hours.
Animals impounded by the Round Rock Animal Control Unit are sheltered at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter (512) 943-3322. Check the shelter's web site for its hours of operation.
If you're bitten by any animal, report it to Animal Control immediately by calling 218-5500.
Contact Animal Control for dead animals on city streets by calling 218-5500.
For dead animals on Williamson County roads and bridges, call 943-3330. For the highways and frontage roads, call 974-0883 for dead deer. For other animals, call 930-6016.
You can get general information about bats from Bat Conservation International at 512-327-9721.
Call Animal Control immediately at 218-5500 if a bat comes in contact with a person or pet. Try to confine or keep track of the bat until Animal Control arrives to capture it for testing. Confine pets that have been exposed to bats and keep them away from people and other animals until the bat can be tested.
Never touch a bat that appears sick or injured on the ground. Keep people and pets away from the bat and call Animal Control at (512) 218-5500 to capture it.
If you see a bat inside a building in a location where there are people, or in a room where someone sleeps, please contact Animal Control and they will remove it. Bats have very sharp teeth and their bites don't always leave a mark, so if anyone who thinks they could have been bitten should be tested for rabies right away.
The City's Animal Control Unit does not provide bat removal services when a colony has roosted in a building. Many pest control professionals can help you with this problem, and Bat Conservation International can provide you with information on how to evict bats yourself.
The City of Round Rock does not provide bee removal services. To have bees removed, search for Beekeepers.
Local beekeepers include:
- Bohanan, 512-863-5752
- Bee Safe Bee Removal, 512-218-0647
- American Honey Bee Protection Agency, 512-785-9160
If bees are an imminent danger to a person or area, contact Animal Control.
The County Clerk for Williamson County keeps records of births and deaths for the county. To get a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, please visit the Williamson County Justice Center at 405 Martin Luther King St. Georgetown, TX 78626.
You may address the City Council during the Citizens Communications section of the agenda. All comments are limited to 3 minutes. In order to be recognized during the Citizen's Communications, an Appearance Before the City Council card must be completed and placed in the designated box at the back of the Council Chambers. Please note that if the matter you wish to discuss is not on the agenda, you may prefer to discuss the matter with the City Manager's office so that necessary facts can be gathered and the matter may be placed on the agenda for a future City Council meeting. Matters or request not appearing on the agenda may not be acted upon.
Yes, they are televised live on Time Warner Channel 10 and Uverse Channel 99 on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. See Channel 10 page for replay schedule.
The Mayor and Council are elected At Large. The City of Round Rock does not have Single Member Districts
No, the City of Round Rock does not require a business license. Individuals should contact the Planning Department to make sure their business is in the correct zoning district and the Building Inspection Division if they are going into an existing building.
For state and county business licenses, contact the State Comptrollers Office (1-800-252-1381) and the County Court House for DBA (doing business as) (512-930-4300).
212 E. Main
Round Rock, TX 78664
Austin Chamber of Commerce
210 Barton Springs Road, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78704.
Austin Convention and Visitor's Bureau
201 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701
512-474-5171 or (800) 926-2282
The Round Rock Senior Center's Great Books Discussion Group meets the first Tuesday of the month, 218-5499.
Williamson County has a curfew from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
If you are not sure whether you live inside or outside the city limits, look up your address on Round Rock City View, check your property tax bill to see if you are paying city property taxes, or call the Planning Department (512-218-5428).
211 Commerce Blvd., #103,
Round Rock, TX 78664
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-460-SAFE (7233)
latitude 30Á 30Í 76" N.;
longitude 97Á 42Í 30" W.;
- East View RV Ranch, Georgetown, (512) 966-4080
- San Gabriel River RV Resort, Georgetown (512)-868-1401
- Lake Georgetown (512)-930-5253
- Lake Granger (512)-859-2668 or 1-877-444-6777
For east Round Rock, a post office is located at 2250 Double Creek Dr. Phone number is 244-6432.
Austin Volunteer Center, 323-1898
Georgetown Information and Volunteer Exchange, 863-4664
Volunteermatch.org listing for Austin/San Marcos area
Voter registration forms are available at most libraries and post offices. To check voter registration information, visit the Williamson County election page or call 512-943-1630 to determine precinct number.
Who Represents Me at Texas Legislature Online provides information of your precinct number, current districts and members of the Texas State Senate, Texas House of Representatives, the Texas delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.
For other jobs in the area, contact the Texas Workforce Williamson County in Round Rock, 1611 Chisholm Trail, STE 600, Round Rock , TX 78681-2946. Phone: 512-244-2207; Fax: 512-255-9265 or in Georgetown, 3010 Williams Drive , Suite 113 Georgetown, TX 78628. Phone: 512-863-4826; Fax: 512-864-1686.
301 West Bagdad Ave. Suite 120
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Phone: (512) 218-5480
You may pay in the Muncipal Court office with cash, money order, Visa or Mastercard (valid identification is required when paying by credit card). The Court does not allow the fine to be paid by check.
Municipal Court also accepts online payments.
Download a plea form (PDF) (Spanish form). A payment received through the mail without a plea or other indicator will be recorded as a plea of no contest.
We must receive your payment by your appearance date noted on the citation to avoid the issuance of an arrest warrant. You may also pay your payment in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m or online.
You must fax a request for a fire investigation report in writing to the Fire Marshal's office, fax number 512-218-5594. Please list the incident address, date of incident, and your name and telephone number should we need to contact you.
- Public Works Office, 2008 Enterprise Drive
- Fire Station #3, 1991 Rawhide Street
- Fire Station #6, 2919 Joe DiMaggio Boulevard
- The Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive (open daily 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., except on City holidays)
Most likely, when you see an emergency vehicle go "Code 3" (lights and siren) through an intersection and then slow down and turn the emergency lights off, the call they were responding to has been cancelled.
The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department presents a July 4 fireworks show as part of Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park. We encourage citizens to enjoy this professional fireworks show.
100 West 3rd Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Round Rock Clinic
211 Commerce Cove
Round Rock, TX 78664
Cedar Park Clinic
350 Discovery Blvd.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
100 West 3rd
Georgetown, TX 78626
Deed restrictions are recorded at the County, and should be revealed in the title search when purchasing a property. If you have questions about a property, contact the Williamson County Clerk at 512-943-1515. For properties in Travis County, contact the Travis County Clerk at 512-854-9188.
The City of Round Rock no longer offers down-payment assistance to first-time homebuyers. The Home Ownership Assistance Program (HOAP) was discontinued in 2007.
There are many study carrels on the second floor and it is quieter there.
The library has five small study rooms that can accommodate up to 2 people and one larger group study room that holds groups of 3-6 people.
They are available on a first come, first serve basis and are guaranteed for one hour.
Our library houses the Williamson County Genealogy Society's collection. We also have books, online electronic resources, and the Round Rock Leader newspaper on microfilm to assist you with your research.
Visit our genealogy section for more information.
Overdue fines are $0.20 per day, up to an $8.00 maximum per item.
Fines are charged on holidays as well as on the days we are open. There are two book drops available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week behind the library and are accessible off Liberty Street.
Lost or damaged item fines are the replacement cost of the item + additional fees for non-book items.
There are two drive-through bookdrops on the west side of the library off of Liberty Street. One is for books and one is for DVDs/CDs.
How Many Item May I Check Out?Generally, new single members may check out five items during the first month of membership and 15 items thereafter. New family card members may check out 15 items during the first month of membership and 45 items thereafter.
For How Long May I Check Out My Items?Most library material may be checked out for three weeks, music CDs and audiobook CDs. Bluebonnet books, New Books, and DVDs may be checked out for two weeks. For additional questions, please see our circulation policies or call 512.218.7000.
- A valid drivers license or a valid state-issued identification with current address.
- A photo ID AND a printed document that includes your name and current address, such as a car insurance card, a bill, a check, a bank statement, or a lease.
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512-218-7000 or 512-218-7001
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Note: Library opens at 10 a.m. on first Tuesday of the month
Parking for the Round Rock Public Library is available at and near the library. The map shows parking locations around the library.Get Directions
Contact the Williamson County Clerk at 943-1515 for marriage licenses, birth or death certificates and records of divorce.
The City of Round Rock currently has Demand Response Bus Service, which is provided by Star Shuttle. For more information please visit the Demand Response Bus Service webpage.
For city roads, use the Online Request Services to request road repairs or maintenance.
For city roadways call Animal Control at 512-218-5500.
For Williamson County roads call 512-943-3330.
For dead deer on IH 35 and the frontage road call 512-331-5361.
For other dead animals on IH 35 and the frontage road call 512-930-6016.
All residents are encouraged to use the standardized 96-gallon carts.
If an elderly or disabled customer cannot safely move their cart to the curb, Round Rock Refuse will assist by collecting the garbage and recycling carts at a location that's more convenient to the customer - for example, the front or side of the house, or backyard. If the elderly or disabled customer would prefer a smaller container, they may request a 30-gallon trash container and/or an 18-gallon recycling bin.
If you would like to make this request please contact Round Rock Refuse at 512-255-4980.
The City of Round Rock will also determine on a case-by-case basis if it is necessary to provide a smaller container to the customer.
The City anticipates that garbage disposal rates at the landfill will continue to increase in the coming years, and the landfill charge is one of the components figured in the rate charged to our customers. The contract for garbage and recycling disposal has been negotiated so that it protects City customers in times of recyclable commodity market downturns. However, when the market is favorable, the City can receive revenue from the sale of recyclable materials. Any revenue generated from the sale of recyclables could be used to help offset future rate increases or shared with customers through an account credit or rebate payment.
The City Attorney's Office writes all easements dedicated to the City of Round Rock. An easement submittal package must be submitted to Development Services. See the checklist: Easement Dedication Submittal Form.
For the initial submittal two (2) sets are required. For subsequent submittals the redline set from the previous round and one new set reflecting changes to address the previous round of comments.
No, the City of Round Rock is environmentally friendly and our application process is paperless. Apply online
However, please note that if you have a disability that will interfere with your ability to apply for a job online without special accommodation(s) or other assistance, you may submit a request for specific special accommodation(s) in writing to the Risk Manager or the Benefits/Risk Management Assistant.
The request must be submitted in writing before the position closes and must include:
- Your full name
- Title of the position you are applying for
- The specific nature of your disability
- Justification for the special accommodations
Yes, an email address is required to apply for any City position. Notifications are sent out via email at different points of the recruitment process. If you do not have a personal email address, there are several Internet providers from which you can obtain one for free. Yahoo, Google and Hotmail are a few examples.
Job postings list the minimum qualifications for the position. Minimum qualifications are the lowest level of education, training and experience you must meet or exceed in order to qualify for advancement in the process.
They also include any licenses or certification you must have at the time of the application. Your application must clearly demonstrate that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Check Development/Permit Tracker. The website may not work in all browsers.
The Library collects information that allows staff to accomplish three goals:
- To connect reading accomplishments to individual users,
- To resolve user-reported issues, and
- To assess the program's effectiveness
This information includes:
- Some sort of name to identify the user
- Contact information so staff can:
--notify users about prizes,
--resolve issues users may have complained about, including resetting forgotten passwords, and
--ask for feedback in the form of an optional survey
- General statistical information that allows Libary staff to assess overall trends in participation; this information includes the ages and school attendance patterns of participants, which helps staff determine whether outreach efforts are effective
- most programs have age restrictions or guidelines,
- some programs may require pre-registration due to to attendance limits, and
- a program's attendance may not exceed the room's fire code capacity.
And while you're here, maybe you'd like to get a card. Here's how.
Daycares (with as many as 20 children) are welcome to attend the opening and closing day activities in Prete Plaza, the 9:30 Preschool Storytime or 9:30 Toddlertime programs, and the Friday movies. No advance notice is required.
However, space is limited for our other programs. We cannot accommodate large groups, particularly when accommodation will prevent equitable access for the rest of the Library’s service population.
We offer many evening and Saturday programs to give working parents an opportunity to bring their children to our special events.
An alternative option is for a staff member to visit your daycare. Please contact Theresa Faris (512-218-7002) to arrange for a library staff member to visit your facility to present a special storytime or activity, as our staff schedule permits. Daycares may receive one visit during the summer, and programs will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note we can only visit facilities within the Round Rock city limits or adjacent areas not served by another library.
Yes! As of May 2015, any Texas resident aged 6 and up is welcome to get a Round Rock Library card at no additional charge; the city residency restrictions of past years have been removed.
Proof of current address and a photo ID are required. To get a library card for a minor, the parent or guardian must be present to sign the card agreement.
Click here to learn more about getting a library card.
Participants may read or listen to any type of written content. This includes books, eBooks, magazines, online content, and any sort of printed or digital content from the Library or from other sources. (Yes, that includes cereal boxes!)
Did you know that listening to someone read is great exercise for your brain, no matter how old you are and how well you can read? Because of this, please be sure to count the minutes you listen to audiobooks, listen to content from our databases, and listen to someone read aloud.
What types of reading count?
Adults can earn 60 points per hour reading print books or eBooks, or by listening to audiobooks and eAudiobooks. For your reading log, count only adult or YA books. Books do not need to be checked out from the library to count. Each 300 points counts as one drawing entry to win prizes.
Can I count time that I spend reading to children?
Yes. One of our Missions is dedicated to reading to kids. Earn up to 500 points by reading to children.
Can I count the time that I spend reading a book even if I don’t finish it?
Can I join the program after its official start date?
Can I count reading that I’ve done before the official start date?
We ask that you count only reading you’ve done within the official dates of the program.
Children and teens receive a prize after earning 300 points.
A minute of reading counts as a point. However, we want to make sure to award as many points as possible, so we've given kids the option of choosing to earn 15 points per book. Kids can switch between counting minutes and counting books throughout the summer, choosing the strategy that offers the most points for the kinds of books they read.
Participants may earn as many as 2400 points in the program.
Reading can be tracked online or via a paper log, but prizes will be given based on the online log. We believe in low-stress summers, so please keep it simple when you update the online log--don't worry about entering your child's points on any specific day, just get the total number of points posted in the easiest way possible so we can hand out prizes.
Visit the Summer Reading table in the Library's Gallery to receive prizes or to get help entering the hours on the online log.
Key dates are:
- June 1: Readers may begin registering for the program
- June 5: Readers can begin counting the time that they read (or are read to)
- June 12: First possible day to claim a physical prize
- August 5: Last day to claim reading prizes
If your little-bitty reader is participating in the Early Literacy Challenge through the Babytime or Toddlertime classes, you may pick up and return logs during class. We'll draw for prizes twice, first at the beginning of July, and again at the beginning of August. We'll announce winners in class, and any winners we miss, we'll notify via email.
The Adult Reading Challenge has a different structure.
Adults earn points through reading and through completing missions. Readers may log their reading online or choose to use a paper log (either one, but not both or a combination). Readers earn a point for every minute they read a book or an eBook or listen to an audiobook. Participants will receive 100 points for each completed mission.
300 points earned will count as one entry in our prize drawings. Participants may earn up to 6,000 points in the adult reading challenge.
Prizes will be drawn at the end of the program. The more reading and challenges completed, the more chances to win a prize!
Child, teen, and adult participants in the Summer Reading Challenge may begin counting their reading on June 5.
The Summer Reading Program runs June 5 - August 5, and it includes:
- special activities that invite kids and families to visit the Library and explore ideas and materials, and
- a Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults who are interested in reading for incentives
The Reading Challenge counts reading from June 5 - August 5.
Readers may register for the Challenge any time after June 1, 2019.
Readers can begin counting their reading on June 5.
Children and teens may pick up prizes from June 12 through August 5.
The final kids' raffle drawing, teen raffle, and adult prize drawing is August 6.
- Children (ages 0 - 11): Calendar | Reading Log
- Teens (ages 12 - 18): Calendar | Reading Log
- Adults (ages 19 and older): Reading Log
Please note:Kids ages 0 - 3 who attend Babytime and Toddlertime may participate in a Little Kid Challenge that emphasizes Early Literacy practices instead of minutes of reading. This program is managed during the Babytime and Toddlertime sessions.
There's a lot to love about Summer Reading this year!
Easier family tracking
ReadSquared, our online tracking software, continues to respond to the feedback you've given us the past few years. We think you'll find the program simpler and more intuitive. Check it out and tell us what you think.
There is no need for frequent log-ins. You can update your log in large batches, and enter as many points as you need on any day. Take it easy, keep it simple--we only need the total points earned and the total missions completed, so don't worry about getting the dates right.
If online record-keeping is difficult for you, please remember that you're welcome to use the Library's computers, free WiFi, and even the helpful teens at the Summer Reading Table to update your online account.
Choices! Oh, the choices!
Motivation is such a personal thing. Our goal is to move kids toward reading for love and curiosity, and we know prizes can be important to some readers on their path to internal motivation.
But those aren't the only choices!
- Kids can choose the most appropriate way to track their reading, based on the kind of reader they are on any given day. They may choose to earn one point per minute of reading, or 15 points per completed book, every time they record their reading. Pro tip: Choose the strategy that helps your child earn the most points!
- Families with little kids who attend Babytime and Toddlertime may prefer our Little Kid Challenge that emphasizes Early Literacy practices.
- Adults will be able to count a wide variety of reading and community experiences.
Library cards for everyone
In May 2015, the Round Rock City Council removed non-residence fees for Library users. Any Texas resident aged 6 and older may receive a library card, including individuals who live outside the city limits. Applicants younger than 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to receive their card.
Learn more about getting a library card here.
The project being proposed is a family resort and convention center. The resort will feature a minimum of 975 guest rooms, a convention center, an indoor/outdoor water park, and other potential indoor and outdoor activities. The development will also include additional entertainment, recreation and other mixed uses on 351 acres on U.S. 79 across from the Dell Diamond and Old Settlers Park.
- Option 1, Commercial/Mixed Use – There is already zoning in place for mixed uses on the 145-acre Bison property in the form of a Planned Unit Development (PUD). The PUD allows for a 35-acre “Main Street” style development that would include a hotel up to 15 stories tall, and 50,000 square feet of retail and 350,000 square feet of offices. It also allows for a 47 acre business park development, with building heights from 2 to 5 stories, 400 units of townhome development, 8 acres of retail development and 20 acres of open space and greenbelts. There is an additional 218 acres at the site with planned zoning for light industrial, with 5-story maximum building heights. That would yield up to 4.3 million square feet of business park/light industrial development.
- Option 2, Residential – If the 351 available acres were developed as a residential neighborhood – which has been proposed to the City, but does not meet our future land use plans – there could be up to 1,404 homes built.
There is nothing like this in Central Texas. The Kalahari property will offer needed meeting space and hotel rooms to the area. The hotel market in Round Rock is very strong. Kalahari property guests will also take advantage of other Round Rock amenities like restaurants, the Dell Diamond, retail shops, etc.
Updated March 1, 2018
- Elected and neighborhood leader briefings
- Media briefings and updates
- Information provided on the City website and social media channels
- Community meetings
- Required public hearings
- Communication of Council decisions
- Debt payments for Convention Center and infrastructure
- Reserve fund equal to one year of debt payments
- Sharing of program incentive payments between the City and Kalahari
Contact Animal Control if you see coyotes. You can also take the following steps to reduce the chance of human-coyote conflicts:
- Do not feed coyotes!
- Eliminate sources of water, particularly in dry climates.
Bird feeders should be positioned so that coyotes cannot get feed. Coyotes are attracted by bread, table scraps, and even seed. They may also be attracted by the birds and rodents that come to feeders.
- Do not discard edible garbage where coyotes can get to it.
- Secure garbage containers and eliminate garbage odors.
- Feed pets indoors whenever possible. Pick up any leftovers if feeding outdoors. Store pet and livestock feed where it is inaccessible to wildlife.
- Trim and clean, near ground level, any shrubbery that provides hiding cover for coyotes or prey.
- Fencing your yard could deter coyotes. The fence should be at least 6 feet high with the bottom extending at least 6 inches below ground level for best results.
- Don’t leave small children unattended outside if coyotes have been frequenting the area.
- Don’t allow pets to run free. Keep them safely confined and provide secure nighttime housing for them. Walk your dog on a leash and accompany your pet outside, especially at night. Provide secure shelters for poultry, rabbits, and other vulnerable animals.
- Discourage coyotes from frequenting your area. If you start seeing coyotes around your home or property, chase them away by shouting, making loud noises, or throwing rocks.
- Resort hotel
- Convention center, which will include related activities by the owner and/or operator of the convention center, convention attendees and others, such as entertainment and retail sales
- Indoor water park
- Outdoor water park
- Indoor family entertainment center
- Outdoor family entertainment center
- Wedding venue
- Recreational lake
- Pet resort/small animal day care and boarding facility, where animals are not left outside overnight
- Restaurants/bars, which will include related activities such as performance spaces and may have drive-through service
- Retail sales and services
- Golf entertainment venue
- Mobile food establishments
- Employee housing
- Fuel sales/convenience store
- Day care
- Site design of the project
- Enhanced landscaping can provide a visual buffer
- Fencing can provide a visual buffer
- Shielded, directional lighting can minimize the impact from parking lot lights
- The presence of the Brushy Creek floodplain limits how close any permanent structures can be built on the southern edge of the project