​Texas Tax Assessor-Collector

What is a Tax Assessor-Collector?

The tax assessor-collector calculates property tax rates for the county, collects taxes for the county (and sometimes for additional local taxing entities) and collects various other fees for the state and county.

What Does a Tax Assessor-Collector Do in Texas?

A tax assessor-collector in Texas has the following duties:

  • Calculates property tax rates for the county
  • Collects property taxes for the county
  • May collect taxes for cities, schools and other local taxing entities
  • Processes motor vehicle title transfers
  • Issues motor vehicle registration and licenses
  • May process boat titles and registrations
  • Registers voters and may conduct elections
  • Collects various other fees for the state and county

For more complete information about the responsibilities of the tax assessor-collector and other county officials, see the “2018 Guide to Texas Laws for County Officials."

Please note: Some duties performed by officials may vary within individual counties.

Tax Assessor-Collector Requirements

A county assessor-collector must successfully complete 20 hours of continuing education before each anniversary of the date on which the county assessor-collector takes office.

See the full continuing education requirements and more.

Legal source: Tax Code, Sec. 6.231