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You may apply for a permit at 211 N Henry St., Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM till 5:00 PM.
Council work sessions are generally held at 7:00 pm, the third Monday of the month at: James R. Williams Pump Station 1999 Jefferson St. Lancaster, TX 75134
To find your councilmember, view the City Council Interactive Map.
It is most likely that the battery needs to be changed. It is a good idea to change the batteries every six months.
The City of Lancaster Fire Department and the American Red Cross have teamed up to provide FREE smoke detectors to Lancaster residents who are in need (supplies are limited). Lancaster residents must call the Fire Department to request detectors and schedule a day for the Fire Department to come out and install them for you. Free smoke detectors are always available to those with disabilities. Please call (972) 218-2600 to request your smoke detectors or if you have any questions.
Cash, check, money order, debit or credit cards.
A Knox Box is $332.33 (this includes shipping, handling & tax). The Knox Box is obtained from the Fire Department Admin Office at 100 Craig Shaw Memorial Pkwy. Payment may be made by money order, check (made payable to Knox Company) or credit card; NO CASH PAYMENT ACCEPTED FOR KNOX BOXES.
Yes, please contact EMS Chief Laura (Dee Dee) Hillary at (972) 218-2604 or Email
Yes. Visit the Alarm Permits page for more information or call 855-809-2063.
Parks are open from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, except Bear Creek which is open dawn till dusk.
Yes. Accident reports are $6. Offense reports, incident reports, call sheets, and crime statistics are 10 cents per page.
Police reports can be picked up in the Records Division of the Lancaster Police Department at:
100 Craig Shaw Memorial Parkway
Lancaster, TX 75134
*As of February 18, 2019, The Lancaster Police Department now reports all traffic crashes to the Texas Crash Reporting System. If you would like to purchase and accident report from the State of Texas please visit https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/.
You can also purchase accident reports online at the Police Reports website.
For more information, call (972) 218-2700.
Citizens may file a complaint in person against a departmental employee. An on-duty supervisor is required to speak with any citizen regarding an employee. No employee has the authority to talk any citizen out of making a complaint against an employee.
Citizens may also commend an employee:
Curfew hours for minors are as follows:
Sunday - Thursday (11:00 pm - 6:00 am)Saturday - Sunday (12:01 am - 6:00 am)Monday - Friday (9:00 am - 2:30 pm - while school is in session)
For your convenience, you may call 972-275-1790 to have a Claim Form faxed or emailed to you.
A state issued driver’s license, a state issued identification card, or a government issued passport. All identification must be valid. No altered or expired identification will be accepted.
ALL return payments are adjusted back to the account and a $35.00 return payment fee is charged for each return payment. The customer is notified. Services can be disconnected if the full amount of the return payment and fee is not paid.
You may receive an adjustment when a concealed leak occurs and has been repaired. A leak receipt must be submitted within 20 days of repair to be considered.
You must pay all delinquent balances prior to applying for new services.
You must pay the full past due amount and $45.00 reconnect fee. If the meter has been pulled, you must also pay the $200.00 fee. Services will be restored on the same day if payment is received before 4 pm. After 4 pm, services will be restored the next business day.
If the deposit is still active, you must pay the past due balance and any fees (reconnect, pull meter, etc.) charged to the account with certified funds to restore the service. If the deposit has applied to the account, the entire balance, any fees charged to the account, and a deposit must be paid. You also may be asked to complete a new application for service.
Only city personnel is authorized to turn service back on. Tampering with a meter could cause damage to the meter that the customer would be charged a fee to repair. Also, turning a meter on without authorization is considered theft of service.
A request for an extension must be submitted in writing by the close of the business day prior to the disconnection date. A request may be submitted in person at 211 N. Henry St. or by email at email@example.com. Please attach a photo ID when submitting an email.
The city will work with any customer that is experiencing difficulty paying. We can grant payment extensions and offer pay out plans, up to three months. In no cases are charges reduced or eliminated for hardship reasons. Penalties will still apply to all extensions and payout plans.
A homeowner or property management company may set up an account for 30 days or less with a $50 deposit. City will turn on service for 3 days only for an inspection.
Any deposits for new services paid before 2 pm will be turned on that same day. Any deposits for new services paid after 2pm will be turned on the next business day.
Yes. If you leave services in your name, you are responsible for all charges and fees that are applied to the account.
After your account is finalised, you have 90 days to pay the remaining balance. Any balance left unpaid will be sent to a collection agency.
No. Due to confidentiality laws, information regarding a water utility account will only be shared with the actual account holder regardless of the relationship of the requestor. Only the account holder can make payment extensions, pay out plans, payment arrangements on the account because he/she is the only one the city can penalize for non-payment.
Yes. Both parties would need to come in with their valid photo identifications and complete the required forms. The primary account holder is the only one authorize to final or transfer the account.
If you have a past due balance, there will be a statement on your monthly statement notifying you that your services can be interrupted at any time. The city also does a courtesy phone call the week prior to disconnection. This call is made on the number listed as “home phone” on your account. Please make sure your information is current.