The STEARs (State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry) program is a free registry for Texans of any age who need additional assistance during an emergency event due to a disability, functional and access need, or lack of transportation for evacuation.

STEAR registry information provides local emergency planners and responders with information about the needs of individuals in their community.

Registrants must re-register every January to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is available to emergency planners and responders.

All the information provided will be kept entirely confidential. Registering in STEAR does not guarantee specific service during an emergency.

To register:

  • Click here to register online. (To set up an account, choose Public or Health Care Provider as appropriate.)
  • Dial 2-1-1 or use your video phone relay options to contact 211 at 877-541-7905 (Texas Information Referral Network).
  • Click here to download the Individual Registration Form. (Completed forms can be faxed to 866-557-1074 or emailed to [email protected].)

Who should register?

  • People with Disabilities
  • 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 need personal care assistance


Updated within the last 4 months.