of the wide range of responsibilities performed by the assessor-collector,
most citizens deal with this county official more frequently
than any other office.
major tax duty of the assessor-collector, who collects property
taxes, is the assessment (calculation) of taxes on each property
in the county and collection of that tax as established by
the Constitution and the State Property Tax Code. In addition,
as an agent of the Texas Department of Transportation, the
assessor-collector is responsible for the registration and
licensing of motor vehicles owned by residents of the county.
duty of the county tax assessor-collector is that of 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 commissioner's 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. In Kaufman County, the Tax Office is also responsible for Elections.
county tax assessor-collector is also responsible for the collections
of special fees imposed by the county and state on coin-operated
vending machines, alcoholic beverage permits and registration.
Kaufman County Tax Office is responsible for:
Assessment and Collection of Property Taxes
Vehicle Registration and Titles
and Wine Applications
Vehicle Inventory Tax
- Voter Registration
County Tax Office is responsible for the collection of taxes
for the following taxing entities:
The Kaufman County Tax Office does not collect taxes for MUD5, MUD6 & MUD7