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Posted on: December 22, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City to Close Facilities to Public Dec. 28 to Jan. 12

City Facilities Closed until January 12

The City of San Marcos is closing all public facilities for the two weeks following the Christmas holiday, from Monday, Dec. 28 to Tuesday, Jan. 12, to help ensure that COVID-19 case counts remain low among City staff and within the overall community.  City parks and green spaces will remain open to the public and patrons are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a mask when around others not in their household. 

“As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues to impact San Marcos, the City is remaining vigilant in our efforts to keep our citizens and staff safe and healthy,” said City Manager Bert Lumbreras. “Throughout this year, positive cases have been at their highest following every holiday since COVID arrived, and we’ve seen this same trend after Thanksgiving and as we move into Christmas.”

Facilities that will be closed to the public during these two weeks include all buildings in the City Hall complex, the Activity Center, the Animal Shelter, Municipal Court, the Public Library, the Grant Harris Building, the San Marcos Tourist Information Center, the Discovery Center, and Utility Billing counters at the Municipal Building and the San Marcos Electric Utility Office.  

City staff will be available to assist residents by phone and email during normal work hours and information may be found at Emergency animal services are available by calling the San Marcos Police Department non-emergency line at 512.753.2108. Additional information about Animal Shelter operations will be posted on the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter Facebook page. 

Public Library Curbside Service:

Library curbside service will continue to be available from Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Patrons may place items on hold through the library catalog at, via email at or by calling 512.393.8200. The library lobby and computer lab services will be closed to the public beginning Saturday, Dec. 26, but the public may access wi-fi service from the library parking lot.


Utility Billing Assistance & Drive-thrus:

For assistance with utility questions or payment arrangements, customers may email, call 512.393.8383 or visit  They may also visit the utility drive-thrus located at the Municipal Building, 630 E Hopkins or the San Marcos Electric Utility office, 1040 Hwy 123 from 9 a.m. to 4 pm., Monday through Friday.  


“We’re in this together and we thank our community for their continued efforts to be safe throughout the holidays and to keep our case count and hospitalizations as low as possible. We’ll also be ready to welcome everyone back to our facilities on January 12,” said Lumbreras.

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