New Residents

Welcome to Temple!

We are excited you chose Temple to be your new home. We hope you take advantage of the beautiful parks, community events, recreational activities, local shopping and fine dining Temple has to offer. Temple was ranked by the Council for Community and Economic Research as having one of the lowest cost of livings in a metro area in the nation.  To view more of our awards & recognitions visit


City Services
City services that have a direct impact on the public include PoliceFireLibraryParks and RecreationPublic WorksPlanningPermitsWater (Utility) Billing, and Municipal Court. Other departments in the city include City Manager's OfficeFinanceHuman Resources, and PurchasingCode Compliance is a division of Transform TempleAnimal Control is a division of the Police Department.

In most cases, the city provides services only to those located within the city limits of Temple. Postal addresses do not reflect city residency. If you are unclear as to residency, you should check with your realtor, the county tax office (254-939-3521) or the City’s Planning Department (254-298-5668).

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