About the City of Cedar Park
Cedar Park, Texas is a vibrant community situated on the northern border of Austin and just 17 miles from downtown. Cedar Park is named for an actual park that was a rail stop in the late 1800s. Cedar Park was incorporated as a City in 1973.
True to its namesake, Cedar Park now features 46 City-maintained parks within about 1,000 acres of City-owned parkland, along with 34 miles of trails. Today’s population is about 83,1591. Cedar Park is the next major employment hub of the Austin MSA with a median age of 34.74 years2 – 51.21 percent with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher2.
Cedar Park is home to two professional sports teams: the Texas Stars, AHL hockey team affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars; and the Austin Spurs, NBA G-League basketball team affiliate San Antonio Spurs. The Stars and Spurs play at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, a City-owned multipurpose venue that holds up to 8,700 guests and hosts more than 130 events per year.
Cedar Park serves as national or regional headquarters for companies including National Oilwell Varco, Firefly Aerospace, Hyliion, ETS-Lindgren, ABEO, Corvalent, eDaptive Power (formerly Voltabox), Visual Lighting Technologies, Tresl, Dirigo Collaborative and James Avery Artisan Jewelry.
Lifestyle and jewelry television network Shop LC will soon become Cedar Park’s largest employer, as it brings 1,000 new jobs with the construction of its new headquarters. Perfect Game, the largest most comprehensive youth baseball and softball scouting organization, is also moving its headquarters to Cedar Park.
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1Source: City of Cedar Park Development Services Department
2Source: Applied Geographic Solutions
True to our City's Core Values of Community, Service, Innovation, Professionalism, Integrity, Leadership, and Fiscal Responsibility, Cedar Park City Council has lowered the property tax rate last eight consecutive years - the lowest tax rate since 1998. The current ad valorem tax rate is 44.69 cents for every $100 of property valuation. Property taxes paid to the City represent less than 20% of your overall tax bill.
Part of what helps keep the property tax rate low and still allows us to meet our citizens' quality of life and service level expectations is local sales tax revenue. Two cents out of the 8.25 cents collected from every dollar spent on shopping and dining in Cedar Park goes right back into the community: one cent towards the City's General Fund, a half-cent goes to the City's Community Development Corporation, 3/8 cent goes to the City's Economic Development Corporation and 1/8 cent goes to the City's Stormwater Drainage Program. Additionally, Cedar Park recently earned an AA+ Bond Rating, which allows the City to pay down debt faster and at a lower interest rate - saving taxpayer dollars.
Cedar Park is located in the exemplary-rated Leander Independent School District and is home to the Austin Community College Cypress Creek campus. There are other institutions for higher learning located near Cedar Park, including the University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University, Southwestern University Georgetown, Huston-Tillotson University, St. Edward's University, Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, and Texas State University Round Rock Campus. The median age in our community is 34.74 years, with 49.7% earning a Bachelor's Degree or higher and a median household income of $103,370. For more information on Cedar Park's talented workforce and our energetic business atmosphere, visit our Economic Development Corporation website.
Cedar Park is fun, fun, fun! With Cedar Park's close proximity to Austin and the Texas Hill Country, the beauty surrounding the Lower Colorado River Lake System, 1,000 acres of gorgeous park space, and 31 miles of trails, there are plenty of ways to take in the great outdoors here. Add in professional hockey and basketball, children's entertainment, and headliner concert performances and you've got the perfect recipe for Cedar Park Fun!
Take a look at the links on your left - or use the list below - and be sure to visit our Tourism website Visit Cedar Park Texas for even more ideas... and Catch the Fun here in Cedar Park! And be sure to visit Cedar Park Fun History to learn more about our unique history.
- Austin Spurs Basketball
- Visit Cedar Park (Our Tourism Site)
- Cedar Park Sculpture Garden
- H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
- Hotel Accommodations
- Texas Stars Hockey
- Travel and Tourism Office
- Treasure of the Hills Senior Center
- Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park
Check out the Neighborhood Toolkit featuring information on how to access My Neighborhood Online, report a problem, and sign up for the Cedar Park Pulse E-newsletter.
Welcome to Cedar Park! Below are some helpful links for new residents.
450 Cypress Creek Road
Cedar Park, TX 78613
- CP Atlas (Interactive city maps)
- Report It (If you find a pothole that needs to be fixed, a street sign that needs to be repaired, or your trash or recycling pickup is missed? Report it or follow us on our City of Cedar Park Facebook page)
- Digital Water Meter Portal (Track water usage in near real-time, set up alerts, detect leaks, and more)
- Parks and Recreation
- Trash and Recycling
- Utility Billing
- Warn Central Texas (Alerts in the event of an emergency, severe weather, or disaster)
- Water Conservation
Learn More About Cedar Park
Connect With the City
- City E-Newsletter
- City of Cedar Park Facebook
- City of Cedar Park Flickr (Cedar Park photos)
- City of Cedar Park Instagram
- City of Cedar Park Nextdoor
- City of Cedar Park Twitter
- City of Cedar Park YouTube
Other Useful Links
- Pet Registration
- Pedernales Electric Cooperative (Electric utility)
- External Contacts
Certain events, building structures, and gatherings require permits in Cedar Park. We are happy to help you with all of your permit needs. Click on the type of permit you need below.
- Development Services Permits (Inspections, Building Permits, and Planning)
- Fire Permits (Fire Marshal's Office)
- Police Permits (Special Noise Exception Application)
- Parks Special Use Permit (For events held in City parks)
- Special Events (Fun runs, Parades, Fairs, etc.)
- Film Permits (For filming in city limits)
Cedar Park consistently ranks as one of the safest cities of its size in Texas, according to the annual Texas Department of Public Safety's Crime in Texas Reports and our National Night Out Program consistently ranks among the Top Ten in the Nation and First in the State. Our community is one of about 60 cities in the country with an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Rating of 1. We also have one of the few nationally and internationally accredited fire departments in the nation.
Use the list below to find commonly-requested City of Cedar Park services, departments, and links.
Still can't find what you're looking for? Use the I Want To menu or the magnifying glass icon (search option) near the top right of the page.
- Animal Control
- Code Compliance
- CPTV-10 (Cedar Park TV)
- External contacts
- Fire Department
- Buy Cedar Park
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Municipal Court
- Outdoor Watering Restrictions
- Parks and Recreation
- Report It
- Resident Survey Results
- Transportation Options
- Trash and Recycling
- Utility Billing Customer Service
Cedar Park is the next major employment hub of the Austin Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).