Attention New Volunteers: As you know, many places are taking precautionary action due to the COVID-19 virus. We at South Hays Fire Department, want to make sure we keep volunteers and employees safe as well. As of 03/17/2020, we are NOT accepting walk-in registration items due to precautions our Fire Chief has put in place for COVID-19.

You can still scan documents and email to office@southhaysfire.com , or take legible pictures of the documents and send to the email. 

Apologies for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

In the News:

Spring Volunteer Orientation, May 23, 2020

The next Orientation Day for new volunteers is Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information about volunteering and an application can be found here. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020.

South Hays Fire Responds to Harvey.

Text to 9-1-1 service now available

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Hays county, along with Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties. The Texting 9-1-1 FAQ can answer many questions and points out the limitations of the service. 



Public Notices

   2018 Property Tax Rates in Hays County ESD #3 posted 08/03/2018

   Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase posted 08/09/2018

   Notice of Tax Revenue Increase posted 8/21/2018

   Order to Raise Taxes 


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