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. This system, Warn Central Texas, is also 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 Office of Emergency Management can quickly share information such as weather warnings, evacuation information, or shelter information.

General Messages

The City of San Marcos may also use the system for non-emergency messages in events such as street closures, community meetings, or other items of community interest.


To receive emergency alerts, you must register your phone number with, You can receive alerts via phone call, text (sms) message, or email. If you would like to receive alerts via text message and phone call through your mobile number, please ensure to enter the mobile number twice, once under mobile number and again under text number. If you are not able to register on the website, please call the Office of Emergency Management at 512-393-8480.

Manage Subscription

Residents can manage their emergency alert subscription by logging in to Contact information, addresses of interest, and types of messages received can be updated at any time. 

Once an emergency alert is received, tune to Cable Channel 10 (Time Warner), Cable Channel 16 (Grande Communications), or  radio station 103.1 FM KZOS for further information from the San Marcos Office of Emergency Management.