Austin Essential Resources

Austin Essentials

City of Austin website

Everything you need to know about living in Austin. Chock full of useful resources, including information about the City of Austin government, calendars of city meetings and events, important city terminology and more.

Voter registration

Use this site to print off a Texas voter registration form, which should be mailed 30 days prior to the election date.

Vehicle registration and license

Everything you need to drive safely in Texas, including vehicle and title registration, tips for buying or selling your vehicle, license plates and more.

Homeowners / renters insurance

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Apply for Austin utility service

Not currently a City of Austin utilities customer? Apply online or call (888) 340-6465. You can also set up online bill pay.

The Better Business Bureau, Austin

Find businesses you can trust in Austin. Search the BBB Accredited Business Directory to see reviews, ratings and complaints from customers like you.

Austin Police Department

Learn about the men and women protecting your community. Stay updated on crime reports in your neighborhood, and get the information you need to keep your family safe.

Texas Department of Transportation

Get updates on road conditions, schedules and inclement weather. The TxDOT website also offers plenty of information on transportation legislation and development agreements.

Austin Parks and Recreation

Get a comprehensive view of Austin’ parks, check park rules and ordinances, and learn how you can get involved in your community.

Austin Schools

Your child’s education is important. Use this tool to help you research public and private schools in Austin.