Duties of Office
Since the Tax Assessor – Collector has a wide range of responsibilities, most citizens deal with this county official more frequently than any other office.
The major duties of the Assessor – Collector are:
- Collection of property tax as established by the Constitution and the State Property Tax Code;
- Assessment (calculation) of taxes on each property in the county,
- As an agent of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, the Assessor – Collector is responsible for the registration and licensing of motor vehicles owned by residents of the county, and
- Voter Registrar
In most Texas counties, a person would register to vote through the office of county tax assessor-collector. In a few counties, the commissioners court has designated the county clerk or an elections administrator to provide this function. The county tax office voter registration responsibilities include accepting applications for voter registration, issuing voter certificates, maintaining voter registration lists, verifying petitions for local option elections and submitting required reports to the Secretary of State’s Office.