Phone, Text, Email Alerts

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The City of San Marcos uses a mass notification phone, text, and email system provided through our partnership with the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) to notify citizens of both emergency and general information. The system was named Warn Central Texas by CAPCOG, and is used by many other central Texas communities for both emergency and non-emergency messaging.

Emergency Messages

Registering with allows the City to directly contact residents by phone, text, or email during a disaster or public safety event. The City can quickly provide information that affects specific neighborhoods such as evacuation orders and directions to shelters.


Residents must register a phone number and/or email address to receive alerts. To receive alerts on a mobile device, the cell phone must be registered under both 'mobile number' and text number' when signing up. Register at and click 'Get Alerts'. If you have difficulty registering on the website, call the Office of Emergency Management at 512-393-8480 for assistance.

Manage Subscription

Residents can manage their subscription by logging in to their account on Contact information and types of messages received can be updated, and residents can opt out at any time. 

National Weather Service

The National Weather System provides weather, water and climate data, forecasts, warnings, and support services for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.