Updates from the City
For the most current information from Williamson County and Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD), including current numbers of confirmed cases, please visit the WCCHD dashboard, which is updated daily at noon.
City of Taylor
The City of Taylor has adopted a new phased-in plan for reopening the City, using mitigation guidance from the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD). The color-coded plan has four phases, ranging in severity from Uncontrolled Community Spread (Red) to Minimal Community Spread (Green). Each phase lessens restrictions with respect to social gatherings, municipal building openings, public meetings, and indoor and outdoor events.
Please be aware that it may take the City a few days to ramp our facilities and operations up or down to meet the requirements of the current level.
As of May 28, 2021, the City of Taylor is operating under the YELLOW PHASE. This phase permits social gatherings of up to 50 people, and allows for the use of all City parks with social distancing and allows rentals (excluding Dickey-Givens Community Center). In addition, this phase allows gatherings and special events up to 50 people in public facilities (excluding Dickey-Givens Community Center) and spaces but with an approved safety plan. City Hall continues to be open only for drive-through services, and the Library will only be open for Grab & Go and Curbside services (see below for more details). Due to ongoing repairs from damages sustained during the February winter storm, City Hall is scheduled to re-open for the public starting on July 6.
There currently are no changes to essential City services including public safety and City of Taylor water and sewer services. Most City buildings, including City Hall, Public Works, Utility Billing, and Maintenance, will remain closed to the public. Residents will still be able to contact City Hall employees through telephone or email. To contact City Hall, call 512-352-3675.
**Dates are subject to change**
Large Gatherings in Public Spaces and
City-Sponsored Outdoor Events
Large gatherings and special events are allowed at City facilities (except the Dickey-Givens Community Center) and in public spaces at the capacity indicated in the safety mitigation plan for the ORANGE and YELLOW phases, subject to approved safety plan and UIL rules where applicable. Safety plans can be submitted to the City of Taylor Parks and Recreation Department--please call 512-352-5818 for details about how to submit your plan.
When in the RED phase, large gatherings and special events at City facilities and in public spaces should be postponed or canceled.
Face Mask Order
The order, which became effective on Monday, June 29, 2020, and was continued eight additional times is set to expire on March 31, 2021, unless extended, modified or terminated early by Mayor Brandt Rydell, is now modified to be consistent with Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order which went into effect on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
The City of Taylor encourages continued vigilance and common courtesy with COVID-19 protocols, and will continue to follow the Phased-In Plan for reopening City facilities.
Read the full statement here
- Memorial Day Salute will be held virtually on Monday, May 31
- Blackland Prairie Day scheduled for May 1, 2021, is canceled
- The Airport Office & Pilot’s Lounge will be closed to the public until further notice.
- Airport customers and tenants will still be able to contact Airport employees through telephone at 512-352-5747 or by email at email@example.com.
- The Airport Courtesy Vehicle will not be available for use until further notice.
- A public use restroom is available on the East end (facing the road) of the “C” hangars.
- Please expect delays in response times for any mechanical and fuel system issues or problems.
- The Animal Shelter will be open for reclaims and adoptions only; no owner surrenders will be accepted until further notice. The Animal Shelter can be reached by phone at 512-352-5483.
- The front desk at City Hall is closed until further notice. Phone calls can still be made to City Hall by calling 512-352-3675.
- Permits for Development Services can be submitted through MyPermitNow.org.
- To contact Development Services, call 512-352-3675.
- The Heritage Square Farmers Market will remain open at this time. Farmers markets are exempt from both the Texas Governor’s order as well as the Williamson County order so long as markets follow CDC guidelines.
- The Market will take the following precautions to ensure the safety of our customers and vendors:
- There will be no sampling of products
- Booths will be placed farther apart
- Vendors will wear gloves
- Tables will not have table cloths and will be wiped down frequently
The Taylor Public Library will reopen to the public for Grab & Go services starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 25. Grab & Go will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Curbside services will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Printing pickup is available Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rules for Grab & Go:
- 30-minute visits allowed.
- Five materials per library card with no more than two DVDs.
- Computers by appointment: One session of 30 minutes per day.
- New library card registration, TexShare cards are available. Interlibrary Loan is available for qualifying patrons.
- Visitors must follow social distancing protocols.
- Library staff assistance for computers and copier/scanner will be limited.
- Please stay home if you are sick or exhibiting symptoms.
- Use the outside bookdrop for all returns. Returned material will be sanitized.
- The meeting room, study rooms and archives are closed for now.
- No donations will be accepted at this time.
- Masks are not required for those who have been fully vaccinated. Free masks are available.
Schedule and services are subject to change. For more details, please contact the Library at 512-352-3434.
The Library has an online application procedure to sign up for a library card.
- The Moody Museum will be closed until further notice
- The Municipal Court lobby is closed to the public until further notice. Municipal Court can still be reached by phone at 512-352-5977 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have a citation in which you have not yet appeared in court or contacted the court, please ensure that you review the options on your citation and or visit our website here.
- To pay online, visit our payment website here.
Parks and Recreation
- The Murphy Park Pool, the pool at Robinson Park, and the Robinson Park splash pad are closed for the season.
- Gatherings of up to 10 people are permitted in City Parks, but require personal mitigation measures. Gatherings of more than 10 people will require an approved safety plan.
- Skate Park at Pierce Park is closed.
- The following are open as of November 12:
- Hike and Bike Trail
- Farmer's Market at Heritage Square
- Open Spaces in Public Parks
- Tennis Courts (for practice only)
- No Large Gatherings or Special Events in public spaces.
- Utility payments can be paid by mail, online, in the dropbox at City Hall, the drive-through, or by phone.
- Utility Billing is reinstating the $3 fee for credit card payments done online starting July 6, 2021. Payments can be made here or by phone by calling 888-630-1666.
- The temporary suspension of service disconnects and the waiver of the late fees that the City of Taylor implemented as a response to COVID-19 is ending soon. Beginning with the January billing cycle, the City will be reinstating the normal practice of charging late fees and disconnecting service for customers who have delinquent utility bills. If your utility bill is delinquent, please contact the Utility Billing department at 512-352-2066 to discuss your options.
- Forms for Utility Billing are available in the lobby of City Hall between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and can be submitted in the dropbox located at City Hall.
- Our partners, Waste Connections, have resumed normal operations as of June 1, 2020. To be up to date with the latest information, you can download Waste Connect, a mobile application offering service and recycling information available via Apple and Google Play:
Board and commission meetings
In many cases, in-person stakeholder meetings that are not time-sensitive will be canceled. Additionally, many boards and commissions meetings this week will be rescheduled or canceled. To check the status of a board or commission meeting, check the City’s calendar here.
We encourage residents to continue to keep calm and take precautionary measures, such as washing your hands, staying at home if you are sick, and listening to the CDC and local health authorities. Also, be sure to sign up for our News Alerts on the City website, taylortx.gov, so you can be informed about any new developments.
We will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will notify the public of any changes.
- Face Mask Order March 31, 2021
- CITY OF TAYLOR ENCOURAGES CONTINUED VIGILANCE AND COMMON COURTESY WITH COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
- 2021 0212 Reopening Criteria Amendment
- Face Mask Order Extended to January 31, 2021
- Face Mask Order Extended to December 31, 2020
- PR 2020 1109 Christmas Parade Cancelation
- Face Mask Order Extended to November 30, 2020
- .Face Covering Order Extension until October 31.docx
- Face Mask order, 8-28-20
- Face Mask order 7-23-2020
- R20-19 Disaster Declaration Extension
- PR 2020 0629 Mayor Signs Mask Order for Businesses
- 2020 0626 Independence Day Cancelations
- 2020 0615 City of Taylor to Keep Parks Facilities Closed
- PR 2020 0612 Taylor Assists with Economic Recovery
- PR 2020 0610 Library opening for grab and go
- PR 0522 Changes to Alcohol Ordinance
- PR 2020 0505 Library Offers Curbside Services
- The Governor's Report to Open Texas
- Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) - Phase III Extens...
- PR 2020 0407 Easter Park Closures
- Covid19 City of Taylor FAQ Sheet
- PR 2020 0324 ICE ERO Statement on T Don Hutto
- PR 2020 0324 Park Closures FINAL
- R20-12 Extending Declaration of Disaster
- R20-13 Postponing election till Nov
- PR 2020 0324 Council Approves Disaster Declaration Extension
- Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) - Phase III Revisi...
- PR 2020 0319 Cancellations and Closures
- Waste Connections Continuity of Operations (COVID-19) Phase IV
- 3.18.20 Williamson County Second Order on Mass Gathering and Occupancy - Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Adopted March 18, 2020)
- Waste Connections - Continuity of Operations in Face of COVID-19
- Utility Bill Pay During Period of Restricted Access to City Hall
- PR 2020 0316 City Service Adjustments
- 2020 0316 Williamson County Mass Gathering Order
- 2020 0314 Williamson County Disaster Declaration
- 2020 0316 City of Taylor Disaster Declaration
- 2020 0316 COVID-19 Disaster Declaration