New Residents

Welcome to Temple!

Temple, located 45 minutes north of Austin, offers the perfect compromise between welcoming small-town living and the hustle of a big city. Striking a balance between vibrancy and livability, Temple continues to grow its amenities for residents, while maintaining a safe, family-friendly, caring culture. Whether it is the scenic parks and trails, the family friendly atmosphere, or the unique neighborhoods with Texas charm, we think you will find something here that you love! Our vision is for Temple to be a place that you love to call home.

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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