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SUBMITTED REPORT

The departure of a number of county offices from the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos has made way for some new residents.

Joining Hays County Judge Bert Cobb and Precinct 1 Commissioner Debbie Ingalsbe at the courthouse are the Hays County Veteran Services Office, the Hays County Historical Commission, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Licensing and Enforcement Division and satellite offices for the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, Precinct 2 Commissioner Mark Jones, Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Ray Whisenant. Phone numbers for all the offices remain the same.

The Hays County Commissioners Court will continue to meet in the third-floor Commissioners Courtroom at the courthouse at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays.
The Veteran Services Office and the TABC moved to the courthouse from the Courthouse Annex building across the street on North LBJ Drive. The Annex is now for sale as are the County Records Building at the corner of Guadalupe and Hopkins Streets, the Justice Center on MLK Drive and the Juvenile Probation Building at 302 W. San Antonio Street.

The new Hays County Government Center houses a Security Division of the Sheriff’s Office as well as Adult Probation, Auditor/Purchasing, Compliance/Collections, Constable Precinct 1, County Clerk, County Courts-at-Law #1 and #2, District Attorney (Civil and Criminal divisions as well as Victim Services), District Clerk, District Courts, Elections/Voter Registration, Grants Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Justice of the Peace Precinct 1/Place 2, Juvenile Probation, Tax Assessor-Collector (property tax and motor vehicle divisions) and County Treasurer.

The government center is located at 712 South Stagecoach Trail on the north side of Wonder World Drive between Hunter Road and IH-35. It is not yet correctly identified on many GPS services and online maps. For complete contact information, directions and additional information about county services see www.co.hays.tx.us.

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One thought on “Hays County Courthouse home to new area offices

  1. This place is very very very scary! Makes me feel like a criminal. Metal Detectors. Pat Downs. Armed Officers at the door and every floor! Cant WAIT to pay my registration this year! Feel as if the city has relocated and they didn’t bother to tell us that we have moved!

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