Departments A-G

The City of San Marcos is a full-service local government that provides an array of services that ranges from first-class police and fire protection, parks and recreation amenities that are an envy of the region, a renowned library, and dedicated street and utility departments.

The City employs more than 700 people who share a common goal of providing excellent service to the residents of San Marcos.

The City of San Marcos has more than 20 departments whose mission is to support the initiatives of the City Council and City Manager, to provide prompt, courteous service to the citizens, and protect the safety and welfare of citizens and visitors alike.
  1. Airport

    The San Marcos Regional Airport is a 1,350-acre public-use, general aviation reliever facility strategically located halfway between Austin and San Antonio.

  2. Animal Services

    Access the animal shelter and adoption center hours, FAQs, documents and contact information.

  3. City Attorney

    Read about the role of the City Attorney's Office how the city attorney provides legal advice to City Council and staff members.

  4. City Clerk

    The City Clerk's Office strives to ensure that the City's legislative processes are open and public by providing a link between citizens and government with processes aimed toward transparency.

  5. City Manager

    Charles Daniels has more than thirty years of experience managing a diverse array of municipal governmental functions in major cities.

  6. Communications

    Communications and Intergovernmental Relations develops internal and external communications, coordinates state and federal relations, and assists in citizen participation initiatives.

  7. Community Forestry Program

    The Urban Forester for the City of San Marcos is responsible for the design and implementation of the Community Forestry Program.

  8. Convention and Visitor Bureau

    The San Marcos Convention and Visitor Bureau promotes San Marcos as a tourist destination and provides visitors with information about lodging, dining, attractions, recreation, events, arts, history and culture.

  9. Economic Development

    The City of San Marcos is a business-friendly community that offers economic incentives to prospective and existing businesses.

  10. Electric Utility

    San Marcos Electric Utility is a municipally owned and operated retail electric distribution system purchased by the City of San Marcos in 1986.

  11. Emergency Management

    Locate valuable information about the emergency services in your community.

  12. Engineering & Capital Improvements

    Gain an understanding of the Engineering & Capital Improvement department goals, projects and plans.

  13. Environmental Health

    The Division promotes Public Health and Safety to ensure compliance with State and Local Health Codes.

  14. Finance

    The Finance Department is responsible for financial reporting and safeguarding assets of the City of San Marcos.

  15. Fire Department

    San Marcos Fire Department is dedicated to providing a well-trained, motivated, and diverse team of professionals who deliver excellence in prevention, educational programs, and emergency response services to our community in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner.

  16. GIS

    The City of San Marcos Interactive maps were created to give the public access to Geographic Information System (GIS) data in a user-friendly environment.