STEAR Registration

The State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) is a free program that assists local First Responders and Emergency Management with obtaining information on the needs of the community during an emergency event. The program provides detailed information on citizens who may have disabilities and require additional medical or transportation assistance during an evacuation or natural disaster. The state of Texas offers Texans the option to register with the STEAR program to provide information related to their needs. This information is used to assist Emergency Management with preparedness and response activities. 

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

How To Register

* Even if you’ve registered before, you must enroll every year to make sure your information stays current.*

Required Information to Register

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Primary language

Additional Questions Asked 

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

Registration for STEAR is voluntary and does not guarantee you assistance in an emergency. By registering with STEAR you are consenting to sharing your information with first responders and other state agencies during a disaster. 

For additional information, please visit the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry at:

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