Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD)


About Us

The Gulf Coast Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District (GCRECD) was created pursuant to Chapter 772, Health and Safety Code, Subchapter H on February 16, 2016 by adoption of resolutions by the counties and municipalities of Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Liberty, Matagorda, Walker, Waller, and Wharton counties. The GCRECD is a regional emergency communications district serving local governments in State Planning Region 16 and with boundaries coterminous with the Houston-Galveston Area Council as created under Chapter 391 of the Local Government Code.


Text if You Can’t

Text to 9-1-1 service is now available in the Gulf Coast 9-1-1 eight county region. All four major cell phone companies, AT&T, Sprint,T-Mobile and Verizon, offer this service to their wireless customers.

Text to 911 should only be used in an emergency and in circumstances when you cannot safely call 9-1-1.

Scenarios when it would be best to call 9-1-1

  • To report a crime in progress.
  • To report a fire.
  • To save a life.
  • Anytime an emergency response is required by law enforcement, fire or emergency medical personnel.

When NOT to call or text 9-1-1

  • When there is no emergency.
  • If an animal is hurt or lost (Call your city or county animal services instead).
  • As a joke or prank.
  • To report that electricity or other utilities are off.
  • To report traffic jams.
  • To ask about government services or general information.

Contact Info

Online 9-1-1 Service Fee Remittance

The GCRECD is now offering online remittance of 9-1-1 Service Fees. Visit our Instructions page to get started.