Welcome to Austin, Texas! This Newcomer's Guide to Austin is a resource for you to explore your new city, find important information on settling in, and a guide to help you acclamate so that you can get to enjoying one of the country's most popular and desirable cities to live in.
Even after settling in, come back to the Newcomer's Guide often, to get new information on Austin's growth, tradition, and some of the things that Keep Austin Weird!
Garbage and recycling collection rules are very important and specific in Austin. If you don't know them, you may find yourself paying a lot of extra money for collection:
Information courtesy of the City of Austin website.
For more information on Austin public safety, please head over to our public safety page.
In the meantime, if you need to reach emergency services, here are some resources for you:
Take a look at the Austin city budget to see where and how your tax money is being spent, and what initiatives are coming over the next few years.