Katy Newcomer's Guide: Getting Connected

 

You just moved to Katy. Welcome! You may have a Katy address, but not reside in the City of Katy so here are a few things to know.

KATY MAGAZINE | September 2018 

Katy Magazine Editors

 

DRIVERS LICENSES

 

In order to obtain, update, or renew a driver license in Texas, you will need to search for the nearest Mega Center that serves your area. You can visit the Texas Department of Public Safety website and search for offices near you by zip code. Here are a few close by: 

 

 

Fort Bend County Registration & Titling

Katy Branch
22333 Grand Corner Dr.
(281) 238-1490

 

Richmond Branch
1317 Eugene Heimann Cir., Richmond

 

Office hours are Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Tuesday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. 
 

Waller County Registration & Titling
908 Cooper St., Brookshire
281-934-2406

 

 

Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

 

Harris County Registration & Titling

 

Spring Branch 

1721 Pech Rd., Houston 

713-274-8000

 

Office hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

SCHOOL REGISTRATION 

 

New this year, Katy ISD requires all students, new or returning, to be registered online through the PowerSchool Registration program. Parents can visit the Katy ISD Online Registration page and receive instructions on how to create a new account, or update their current Katy ISD student's information. Again, registration through the PowerSchool program is REQUIRED for all Katy families. 

 

 

 

Must haves to enroll your new student in Katy ISD: 

  • Proof of residence (See Residency Requirements on Katy ISD's website)
     

  • Official birth certificate or passport
     

  • Social Security Card for your child (if SSN provided)
     

  • Government issued Identification Card of the person registering the child.
     

  • Proof of immunizations (see Immunization Requirements" on Katy ISD's website)
     

  • Report card or transcript from the school most recently attended, including 8th grade records if enrolling in high school. 
     

  • Enrollment Authorization Form – use when parent cannot come to enroll the student and is sending someone else in his/her place
     

  • Application for Determination of a Minor's Residence - use this when the student resides with someone other than the parent

COUNTY OR CITY SERVICES
 

Katy, Texas is what we call a tri-county area, because residents here are served by no less than three counties - Waller, Harris, and Fort Bend. In some places, neighbors in the same subdivision fall into different county boundaries, so that means you should know exactly which city or county you reside in because all your services will depend on that answer.


Most people who live in Katy have a "Katy address" but do not qualify for city of Katy services because they don't live within City of Katy limits.  Only about 1/4 of Katyites actually live in the City of Katy so it's important to know which county you live in.

 

 

FORT BEND COUNTY


Animal Control
1210 Blume Rd.
Rosenberg
281-342-1512

Auto Registration
1317 Eugene
Heimann Cir.
Richmond
281-341-3709

Department of Public Safety
28000 S.W. Fwy.
Rosenberg
281-517-1630

Sheriff’s Office
1410 Williams Way

 

Richmond
281-341-4704

Tax Office
1317 Eugene
Heimann Cir.
Richmond
281-341-3710

Voter Registration
4520 Reading Rd.
Rosenberg
281-341-8670

Water Services
713-405-1750

 


HARRIS COUNTY


Animal Control
612 Canino Rd. Houston
281-999-3191

 

Auto Registration
16715 Clay Rd.
Houston
281-859-0685

Constable Precinct 5
17423 Katy Fwy.
Houston
281-492-3500

Department of Public Safety
10503 Grant Rd.
Houston
281-890-5440

1601 Townhurst Dr.
Houston
713-465-8462

Sheriff’s Office
19818 Franz Rd.
281-647-9371

Tax Office
16715 Clay Rd.
Houston
713-368-2000

Voter Registration
16715 Clay Rd.
Houston
713-368-2000

WALLER COUNTY

 

Animal Control
701 Calvit St.
Hempstead
979-826-8282

Auto Registration
730 9th St.
Hempstead
979-826-7620

County Disctrict Clerk
836 Austin St.
Hempstead
979-826-7710
 
Sheriff’s Office
701 Calvit St.
Hempstead
979-826-8282

Tax Office
730 9th St.
Hempstead
979-826-7620

Voter Registration
730 9th St.
Hempstead
979-826-7620

 

PROVIDERS AND SERVICES

 

Cable/Satellite TV

AT&T
 
Consolidated Communications
 
DirecTV
 
Dish Network

enTouch

Xfinity

 


Energy Providers

Texans have the ability to choose electric company providers. A local wireless company provides the transmission and distribution services, and an electricity provider handles the retail sales services. Visit powertochoose.org or call 866-602-9769 to learn  about the different companies in Katy.

Ambit Energy
 
Amigo Energy
 
Bounce Energy
 
CenterPoint Energy
 
Constellation Energy
 
Direct Energy
 
First Choice Power
 
Gexa Energy
 
Green Mountain Energy
 
Reliant Energy


Spark Energy
 
TXU Energy

Gas Providers

Check with home builders or sellers for current water and gas providers for your area. The area’s major provider, CenterPoint Energy, can be contacted at 877-287-8034.

 


Trash/Recycling Services

Call 281-391-4800 if you reside within the City of Katy. Otherwise, contact your neighborhood’s management or MUD association.

Green Star Recycling & Shredding
713-461-3278

Republic Waste Services
713-726-7300

VF Waste Services, Inc.
713-787-9790

Waste Management
713-512-6200

WCA Waste Corporation of America
281-368-8397

 


CITY OF KATY

If you live within the City of Katy limits, you may contact the following for city services. If your home is outside city limits, see County Services on the next page.  

 

 

 

Animal Control
25839 Katy Fwy.
281-391-4740

City Offices
910 Avenue C
281-391-4800

City Police
5456 Franz Rd.
281-391-4848

Information Line
281-394-8400

Katy ISD Police
20370 Franz Rd.
281-237-4000

Parks & Recreation Department
5718 2nd St.
281-391-4840

Street Department
281-391-4820

Water Services
281-391-4800

 

POST OFFICES

ACE Cinco Ranch
1720 S. Mason
281-392-5200

Barker Post Office
211 Baker Rd.
Barker
281-599-0924

Katy Annex
1331 Pin Oak Rd.
281-574-1401

Katy Finance Post Office
5701 4th St.
281-391-7538

Katy - Park Row Branch
20180 Park Row Dr.
281-829-5062

 


MORE HELPFUL NUMBERS

Katy Area Economic Development Council
438 FM 1463
281-396-2200

Katy City Hall
910 Avenue C
281-391-4800

Katy ISD Administration Office
1736 Katyland Dr.
281-574-3408

 

KATY AREA LIBRARIES

Cinco Ranch Library
2620 Commercial Ctr. Blvd.
281-395-1311

Katy Branch Library
5414 Franz Rd.
281-391-3509

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
1815 Westgreen Blvd.
281-492-8592

TRANSPORTATION

Katy Freeway (IH-10)
Katy’s main interstate runs east to west, and offers a free lane for carpoolers during HOV hours or a toll-paying option for single drivers with an EZ TAG. Visit katymanagedlanes.org.

Grand Parkway (Hwy. 99)
It is a 184-mile circumferential highway spanning seven counties in the Greater Houston area. It is an all-electronic toll road and drivers must have a toll tag account to pay.

Westpark Tollway
The Westpark Tollway was the first fully-electronic roadway in the U.S. Beginning at Post Oak Blvd. in uptown Houston and extending just past Grand Pkwy. in Katy, the 20-mile toll road requires an EZ TAG. It is currently being expanded to extend past FM 1463 into Fulshear.

 


AIRPORTS

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
2800 N. Terminal Rd.
Houston
281-230-3100

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
7800 Airport Blvd.
Houston
713-640-3000

 


METRO BUS SERVICES 

Katy has two park and ride locations for commuters to get to and from Houston. Visit ridemetro.org for information about programs like ride matching, ride sharing, METRO lift, the HOV system, and park and ride.

Park & Ride
21669 Kingsland Blvd.
Destinations: Central Business District & Uptown/Galleria

1030 W. Grand Pkwy. N.
Destination: Central
Business District

HIGHWAY NICKNAMES AND TOLLWAYS

 

Here are the local nicknames of freeways in and around the greater Houston area

 

Baytown East Freeway (I-10 E.)
Eastex Freeway (Hwy. 59 N.)
The Grand Parkway (Hwy. 99)  $$$
Gulf Freeway  (I-45 S.)
Katy Freeway  (I-10 W.)  $$$ Optional
The Loop or 610 Loop (I-610)
Northwest Freeway (Hwy. 290)
SAM HOUSTON TOLL RD. (Beltway 8)  $$$
South Freeway (Hwy. 288)
Southwest Freeway (Hwy. 59)
Tomball Parkway (Hwy. 249)
WESTPARK TOLLWAY  $$$

 

$$$ DENOTES TOLL ROAD

To purchase an EZ TAG for toll roads, visit hctra.org
 

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