State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry

Program Overview

The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry or STEAR program is a free registry that provides local emergency planners and emergency responders with additional information on the needs in their community. Texas communities use the registry information in different ways. Registering yourself in the STEAR registry DOES NOT guarantee that you will receive a specific service during an emergency. Registration is VOLUNTARY. All of the information you provide will be kept COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL. Information should be updated by you on an annual basis. 

Who should register?

  • People with disabilities
  • People who are medically fragile
  • People with access and functional needs such as:
    • People who have limited mobility
    • People who have communication barriers
    • People who require additional medical assistance during an emergency event
    • People who require transportation assistance
    • People who require personal care assistance

Required Information to Register

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Primary language

Other Requested Information

Additional questions asked to capture vital information for local emergency planners and responders:

  • Emergency contact information
  • Caregiver information
  • Pets
  • Transportation assistance for home evacuation
  • Communication barriers
  • Disability, functional or medical needs

More Information

For more information on the program or to register, visit: STEAR