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New Residents

Howdy!

Welcome to the City of Bryan! To get you started we’ve gathered a collection of links, topics, and resources to help you get aquatinted with the community.

Fun Facts:

  • We’re historic! In 2021, Bryan celebrated 150 years.
  • Bryan is the birthplace of Texas A&M University.
  • Population: 83,980 (2020 census)

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Utilities

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Water and Electric Services

Water and electric services are provided through Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU). For non-emergency issues such as street light outages, downed or low hanging power wires, issues with power poles, trees or other electrical equipment please utilize the online form below.

For billing or customer service issues call 979.821.5700.

For voltage and outage problems please call BTU System Operations at 979.822.3777.

Natural Gas Services

Natural gas is provided through Atmos Energy.


City Services

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Trash Collection

Trash service is connected to your water and electric service with BTU. If your lights are on, then you have trash collection services. Residential collection services are performed Monday through Thursday. Bryan residents are provided with one 95-gallon container for use and receive collection service once per week. Additionally, Bryan residents can, at no cost, dispose of large items such as furniture, appliances and large tree branches by utilizing our Brush & Bulky service once per week.

New residents: If you have established a BTU account, please check to ensure there is a container at your residence. If not, please contact the Public Works Call Center at 979.209.5900.

All residents: For container needs, repairs and any questions or concerns, please call our Public Works Call Center at 979.209.5900 or use our Help Bryan online email form.

City of Bryan employee at the Used Tire and Oil Recycling Center

Recycling

The city itself doesn’t offer curbside recycling for household items, but there are some private-entity options. The City of Bryan does operate a used oil and tire recycling center that allows Bryan residents to properly dispose of used oil, filters, cooking grease and tires from residential use free of charge.

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Bryan Animal Center

The Bryan Animal Center (BAC) cares for our community’s lost or stray animals. The center also tries to help reunite these lost animals with their previous owners, or if that is not possible, find them new forever homes. Additionally, BAC hosts quarterly rabies vaccination and microchip clinics free to Bryan residents.

Note: All dogs, cats, and ferrets currently living in Brazos County are required to be registered for a Brazos County Pet License.

Bryan Animal Center: 979.209.5260

Animal Control: 979.361.3888

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Help Bryan

From trash can issues to sidewalk drainage, for all of your needs, requests and questions you can contact City of Bryan Public Works Costumer Service. You can submit an online form below.

For questions, please call the Public Works Call Center at 979.209.5900.

All City Services

Haven’t found what you’re looking for or have a question for a specific department? Follow the links below to learn more.


Education

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Bryan ISD

The Bryan Independent School District provides education for pre-k through 12th grade. Additionally, Bryan is home to several different private schools of various focuses.


Transportation

Gameday shuttle bus in Downtown Bryan

Brazos Valley Transit District

The Brazos Valley Transit District (BVTD) provides residents convenient and affordable transportation throughout Bryan and College Station. BVTD offers fixed routes, ADA paratransit service, and demand and response. Texas A&M and Blinn students ride for free.

Aggie Spirit

Texas A&M University students, faculty, and staff can hop on the Aggie Spirit busses offering transportation to and from campus to various locations off-campus such as residential and shopping areas.

Downtown Gameday Shuttle

Park in downtown Bryan and catch a free ride to the gridiron with the City of Bryan’s Gameday Shuttle. Running 3 hours pre-game, throughout the game, and 1 hour post-game.

Running every Aggie home game.


Local Government

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City of Bryan

The City of Bryan utilizes a council/manager form of government. The seven-member city council consists of a mayor and six councilmembers, with one councilmember elected at-large and the other five elected from single-member districts. The mayor and councilmembers are elected for alternating three-year terms with six-year term limits. The role of the City Council is to enact ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations, and set policy direction for the conduct of the affairs of the city. City Council regular meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Brazos County

As the county seat, the City of Bryan sits within Precincts 2 and 4 of Brazos County. The County government consists of a County Judge and a four-member Commissioner’s Court. For more information about Brazos County, visit the county’s official website below.


Emergency Services

Bryan’s Police (BPD) and Fire Departments (BFD) are two of the best in the country. Their combined efforts keep the community as safe as possible.

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Bryan Police Department

Over the last 10 years, there has been a 41 percent reduction in Part 1 crimes, and BPD is only one of 3 percent of agencies nationwide to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies.

For emergencies dial 911.

Non-emergency phone number: 979.361.3888.

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Bryan Fire Department

BFD is one of 400 agencies nationwide to have an Insurance Services Office (ISO) Class 1 top rating, and its EMS service is one of 11 agencies in Texas to be accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulances Services.

For emergencies dial 911.

Non-emergency phone number: 979.209.5960 (press “2”)


Community Information

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Get Social

For all things new and noteworthy follow us on social. We’ll keep you in the know and have a little fun too!

The Good Life

Your monthly reminder of all the great things happening in Bryan!

Emergency Alert System

The City of Bryan does not have outdoor sirens for severe weather. In emergencies, the Brazos Community Emergency Operations Center may send out notifications via text message.

Community Events

There’s always something going on here in Bryan! From public meetings to festivals and everything in between, check out the City of Bryan and Destination Bryan calendars.

Download the City of Bryan App

Access city resources with a touch of a button. Contact city departments with questions or concerns, report issues such as potholes, graffiti or street light outages, find out if you need a permit for your next home renovation, and much more!


Get Involved

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The City of Bryan recognizes the tremendous reserve of knowledge, talent and skill within our community and encourages citizens to contribute their valuable time and talents to a variety of jobs on a volunteer basis. Volunteers can provide assistance to staff in completing projects or share their experience with staff in a team effort.

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Parks and Recreation

The City of Bryan Parks and Recreation maintains more than 53 parks, three pools, and three splash pads ready for you to enjoy. Kids interested in sports? Check out one of the many youth sports leagues. Parents looking for after-school care for their kids? Check out the Neal Recreation Center’s After-school Program. But don’t let the kids have all the fun! There’s plenty of sport leagues and programs for adults to choose from, too.

Contact Parks and Recreation
1309 East Martin Luther King Street
Phone: 979.209.5528

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Historic Downtown Bryan

If you haven’t meandered downtown yet, you are sorely missing out! Filled with history, unique shops, art, and savory restaurants Historic Downtown Bryan is the place to be.

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Bryan + College Station Public Library System

The Bryan + College Station Public Library System (BCSPLS) provides opportunities for people to connect with others through their resources: books, videos, printing, computers, Wi-Fi, events for all ages, community rooms, genealogy, local history and more. All of these valuable tools and resources are available at your local library for free.

Library Locations:

  • Clara B. Mounce Public Library – Downtown Bryan, 201 E. 26th St., Bryan. Phone: 979.209.5600
  • Carnegie History Center – Downtown Bryan, 111 S. Main St., Bryan. Phone: 979.209.6347
  • Larry J. Ringer Library – 1818 Harvey Mitchell Pkwy. S., College Station. Phone: 979.209.5630

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Travis Bryan Midtown Park

Travis Bryan Midtown Park is located in the Midtown District of Bryan, Texas and is the site of a significant amount of redevelopment in Bryan’s Midtown area. The park is poised to become a world-class destination for residents and visitors, featuring outdoor athletic fields, Legends Event Center, entertainment, nature-based recreation opportunities and more.

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Destination Bryan

As the official destination marketing organization for Bryan, Texas, Destination Bryan promotes local attractions and welcomes visitors to our community. Which means they have the scoop on the best things to do, eat, and see in Bryan!