State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)


February 10, 2023


State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)

Do you, or anyone you care for, need special help during a local emergency? If so, register for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR)!

STEAR has a free registry (database) that provides local emergency management planners and first responders with information related to your needs during an emergency.

STEAR has a free registry (database) that provides local emergency management planners and first responders with information related to your needs during an emergency.

Not every Texas county and/or municipality takes part in STEAR and services vary by community, with each using the registry information differently. For local emergency information, enter your county or town/city plus Emergency Management into Google, Safari, Bing, or your favorite internet browser.

Who Should Register?

  • People with disabilities
  • People who are medically fragile
  • People with functional needs, such as:
    • Limited mobility
    • Communication barriers
    • Require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
    • Require personal care assistance
  • People who require transportation assistance

Register for STEAR here

Although registering yourself in the STEAR registry doesn’t guarantee you will receive a specific service during an emergency, it’s still a good idea to register: For more information on how your community will use information in the STEAR registry, contact your local emergency management office.


Q. Do I have to fill one STEAR form out for each individual with additional assistance needs?

A. Yes, each individual who needs assistance during an emergency event must register to register. Nursing homes or assisted living facilities should fill out the “facility form” rather than the individual form.

Q. Can a STEAR form be filled out for someone else?

With their permission, a family member or volunteer can register another individual through 2-1-1 or by filling out a registration form.

Q. How long will my information be kept in the system?

Your information will be kept in the system for 1 year. You should re-register after that time period.

Q. What do I do if I move or no longer need assistance?

You should contact 2-1-1 to re-register if you move or no longer need assistance. You can also contact your local Emergency Management Coordinator to be removed from the system.

Q. Does registration with STEAR guarantee I will be evacuated during an emergency event such as a hurricane?

No, your information will be provided to participating local governments for their use in developing emergency management plans and to assist them in preparedness and response activities. Each local government uses the information in different ways and registering in the system does NOT guarantee that you will receive additional assistance during an event. Contact your local Emergency Management Coordinator to determine their level of participation in this program.

Q. Will I receive confirmation that I have successfully registered?

You will not receive confirmation from the State if you register. If you fill out the form and fax or e-mail it to the contact information on the form and they have questions or cannot read your writing, they may contact you to clarify the information. In addition, a local government representative MAY contact you to confirm that they have the correct information or to clarify information provided.

Texas Jurisdictions Participating in STEAR

TX jurisdictions participating in STEAR

Counties currently participating in STEAR:

Anderson Angelina Aransas Atascosa Bandera Bastrop Bee Bell Bexar Bowie Brazoria Brazos Brewster Brooks Calhoun Cameron Carson Chambers Cherokee Collin Comal Comanche Coryell Crane Dallas Denton DeWitt El Paso Ellis Erath Fort Bend Frio Galveston Goliad Gonzales Grayson Guadalupe Hardeman Hardin Harris Hays Henderson Hidalgo Hutchinson Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jim Wells Kaufman Kendall Kenedy Kent err Kleberg Lavaca Llano Lee Leon Liberty Lubbock Madison Matagorda Medina McLennan Midland Montgomery Nacogdoches Navarro Newton Nueces Oldham Orange Polk Potter Refugio Roberts Rockwall Rusk San Jacinto San Patricio Tarrant Taylor Tom Green Travis Tyler Upton Victoria Walker Waller Washington Wharton Willacy Williamson Wise

Municipalities currently participating in STEAR: 

Abilene Addison Alice Alton Amarillo Aransas Pass Arlington Austin Baytown Beaumont Bellaire Bishop Bowie Bridge City Broaddus Brownsville Carrollton Cedar Park Celina Comanche Coppell Corpus Christi Dallas Deer Park Denton Dickinson Dripping Springs Duncanville Edinburg El Campo Elsa El Lago Farmers Branch Forest Hill Fort Worth Freeport Friendswood Frisco Garland Galena Park Galveston Grand Prairie Groves Gustine Harlingen Haltom City Helotes Hidalgo Houston Iowa Colony Irving Jacinto City Jamaica Beach Katy Keller Killeen Kyle La Feria La Porte League City Leander Lewisville Little Elm Live Oak Los Fresnos Lubbock Lucas Lufkin Mansfield Marble Falls McAllen McKinney Mesquite Midlothian Mission Morgan’s Point Nassau Bay Navasota Nederland New Braunfels North Richland Hills Orange Orange Grove Paris Pasadena Pearland Pharr Plano Port Aransas Port Arthur Port Isabel Port Neches Portland Princeton Primera Richardson Robstown Rowlett San Angelo San Antonio San Benito San Juan Schertz Seabrook Seguin Shoreacres Sour Lake South Lake Sugar Land Padre Island Taylor Lake Village Temple Texarkana Texas City Tyler Vidor Waco Watauga Webster West Orange West University Place Westworth Village Wharton Willis Point Woodlands Woodway Wylie

Source: Texas Division of Emergency Management

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