Living in McKinney

Useful Services

Getting settled in a new town can be a challenge! Even long-time residents need help finding resources from time to time. This page can help you get started. Take a look through the rest of our website as well. It contains a lot of useful information about the city and the services we provide.

You can find additional contact information for the City of McKinney in our Staff Directory.

Alarm Systems

If you have a burglar or fire alarm system, the City of McKinney requires an alarm permit that must be renewed annually. Contact Keith Long at 972-547-2802 for more information.

Animal Services

Whether you need help with a stray dog, lost cat, want to adopt a pet or need services for a current pet, there are McKinney resources that can help.

Annual Report

Get the latest information about McKinney.

Child Safety Seat Inspection

The McKinney Fire Department no longer offers child safety seat inspections. The Child Safety Seat page offers resources that do offer the inspections.

City Council District Locator

Find your City Council district and representative. Just enter your address on the interactive map.

Community Profile

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., McKinney has a current population of nearly 162,000. Established in 1848, McKinney is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments.
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Driver's License Changes

Get more information and take care of some things online. You can also call at 214-733-5350, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Texas Department of Public Safety
400 Powerhouse St.
McKinney, TX 75069

Home Owner Associations

The City of McKinney has a number of neighborhoods with HOAs. We maintain a list on our HOA page. This information changes frequently, so some entries may be out of date.
View home owner associations.


Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
5252 W. University Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
Medical Center of McKinney
4500 Medical Center Drive
McKinney, TX 75069
Methodist McKinney Hospital
8000 W. Eldorado Parkway
McKinney, TX 75070

Legislator Finder

To help find your U.S. and state legislators, the State of Texas offers a lookup service.


City buildings, parks and streets can be located on the interactive map available online.


See a list of available permits.


School district borders do not necessarily follow city boundaries, so residents of McKinney may attend a school district other than MISD, and residents of other cities may attend McKinney schools. You can find your school district using the Texas Education Agency School District Locator.

Social Support Services


View current city, MISD, county and college taxes.

Utilities (City of McKinney)

Find information about your city utilities, set up online bill-pay and understand your bill.

Vehicle Registration

Contact the Collin County Tax Assessor / Collector for vehicle registration issues:
2300 Bloomdale Rd.
McKinney, TX 75071

Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer McKinney

Volunteer McKinney, sponsored in part by the City of McKinney, offers a variety of ways to help out close to home. See a list of opportunities on the Volunteer McKinney website. You can also call at 972-542-0679.

Voter Registration
Take advantage of your right to vote by registering at your new address.

Watering Restrictions

The City of McKinney has year-round watering restrictions for automated watering - sprinkler systems and hose-end sprinklers. You can water by hand anytime. The automated watering schedule is based on your trash day.




For more information about electricity deregulation, please call the Public Utility Commission at 1-866-PWR-4-TEX. To log complaints with Public Utility Commission regarding electrical service, call 1-888-782-8477.


Your service provider may vary, according to your location.


Your service provider may vary according to your location. To order new telephone service, move or change existing service at your home see contact information for telephone providers.

Trash & Recycling

Water Service

Call 972-547-7550 or visit our Utility Billing site.