The Woodlands is an unincorporated area operating independently of city government under the umbrella of The Woodlands Township. The Woodlands Township provides municipal-type services such as:
- Police and fire protection and emergency services
- Park, pathway and streetscape maintenance
- Coordination of one of the nation’s most successful Neighborhood Watch programs
- Enforcement of the community's covenants and architectural controls
The funds necessary to provide these services come from taxes charged to residents according to the area in which they live and the value of their home. There are also associations and Residential Design Review Committees for each village that promote village events and maintain the integrity of homes and neighborhoods.
*For more information about The Woodlands Township, visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov or call 281-210-3800.
The Woodlands takes the security of its residents and visitors very seriously. The Woodlands Township coordinates a combined effort by several local law enforcement agencies that are dedicated to maintaining the low crime rate that continues to attract new residents and businesses to The Woodlands.
Officers of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office regularly patrol The Woodlands with assistance available from other agencies, including Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable personnel and the Texas Department of Public Safety. In the Town Center area, law enforcement personnel from neighboring Shenandoah and Oak Ridge assist in law enforcement and traffic control.
The Woodlands Fire Department (TWFD) provides fire protection with its well-equipped and highly trained complement of full-time firefighters and trained EMTs, who also act as first responders in medical emergencies. TWFD has seven fire stations within The Woodlands, and has a record of prompt responses. The Montgomery County Hospital District provides ambulance service to the area.
Additional Service and Safety
- The Alpha & Omega Mounted Patrol augments security patrols in The Woodlands Town Center
- Friendly Town Center Ambassadors provide information, directions and assistance at all shopping and event areas throughout The Woodlands Town Center
Chamber of Commerce
Dept. Public Safety (Drivers License)
Public Safety Center
Residential Design Review Committees (RDRC)
Sheriff - The Woodlands (non-emergency)
South County License Bureau (Car License)
South Montgomery County Community Center
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Woodlands Township
The Woodlands Watch
For a complete list of Community Services in The Woodlands, visit www.thewoodlands.net, Community Directory.