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Frequently asked questions from City of Georgetown

Am I eligible for a defensive driving course?

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If you are charged with a traffic offense by the Georgetown Municipal Court, you may be eligible to request that the Judge allow you to take a driving safety course to dismiss the charge. The request must be made on or before the appearance date on your citation, either in person or by mail.  If you were operating a motorcycle and request to take a driving safety course, you must take a motorcycle operator’s training course.

What must I do when I request defensive driving?

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At the time of request you must do the following:

  1. plead no contest or guilty;
  2. present proof of financial responsibility valid on the date of your request (with your name listed as driver/policy holder);
  3. present a valid, non-commercial Texas driver’s license – (active duty military and dependents of active duty military can present a valid, non-commercial driver’s license from another state along with their active military I.D.);
  4. sign an affidavit, under oath, stating you have not taken a driving safety course for a traffic offense within the 12 months preceding the date of the current offense;
  5. pay court costs and an administrative fee.

The case will be deferred for 90 days to allow you time to complete the course and submit the required documents.  You must attend a driving safety course that has been approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or a motorcycle operator’s course (if applicable) approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety.  You will also be required to submit a copy of your driver record (Type 3A) as maintained by the Texas Department of Public Safety within the 90 days.

What happens if i don't pay my Georgetown Utility Bill on time?

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If the bill is not paid by the due date, a penalty of 10% of the current bill is applied to the account and a final notice reflecting the balance plus penalty is mailed. The final notice gives the customer additional time to pay the bill.

Utility service will be disconnected if the payment is not received in the Georgetown Utility Office in full by the following month’s due date. The total balance due on the account must be paid in cash after disconnection to have the utilities reconnected.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

Where can I find information about cases in the state of Texas?

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You can find the latest information on the cases reported/counted in Texas here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus.

Where can I find information about local assistance in the state of Texas?

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You can find the list of local health entities for assistance on COVID-19 response here: https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/regions/2019-nCoV-Local-Health-Entities/

Who can register to vote in Texas?

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To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be: 

  • A United States citizen; 
  • A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made; 
  • At least 18 years old on Election Day; 
  • Not finally convicted of a felony, or, if so convicted must have (1) fully discharged the sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, or supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or (2) been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disability to vote; and 
  • Not determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.

What if I don't have a driver's license, personal identification number, OR a social security number? Can I still register to vote in Texas?

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A voter who has not been issued a driver’s license or social security number may register to vote, but such voter must submit proof of identification when presenting himself/herself for voting or with his/her mail-in ballots, if voting by mail.  These voters’ names are flagged on the official voter registration list with the annotation of “ID.”  The “ID” notation instructs the poll worker to request a proper form of identification from these voters when they present themselves for voting, unless they are a voter with a permanent exemption on the voter registration certificate. The voter must present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of identification: 

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States passport

What is the fees for renewal?

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The renewal fees are as follows: 

  • Renewal of driver license (with or without changing address): $25
  • Renewal of ID (with or without changing address): $16
  • Renewal of driver license with motorcycle (with or without changing address): $33
  • Replacement or change of address for driver license, commercial license or ID: $11