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 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.

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 provide 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 2019 population of nearly 190,000. 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.

More Information

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 This information changes frequently, so some entries may be out of date.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 City 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.

Neighborhood Interactive Map

Find your Council District, your neighborhood Police Officer, your Code Enforcement Officer, your ISD, trash service date and your watering day. View the map


See a list of available permits.


Relocating to McKinney? Welcome! We’ve created a section just for you. Find out more about our Unique by nature city.


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.

Trash & Recycling

Utilities - City of McKinney

Utilities the city provides include water, trash and recycling. Find information about your city utilities, schedule new service and manage your utility service. See next item for non-city utility options.

Utilities - Other

Vehicle Registration

Contact the Collin County Tax Assessor / Collector for vehicle registration issues. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2300 Bloomdale Rd.

McKinney, TX 75071


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.


The city’s Communications and Marketing Department regularly creates videos about city departments, happenings and the things that make McKinney Unique by nature. See the videos:

Water Use

The City of McKinney has year-round water use guidelines 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.