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    Tax Assessor-Collector Duties of Office

    It is the duty of the assessor-collector to assess (calculate) taxes on each property in the county and collect that tax, but the tax assessor-collector does not appraise property. That function is performed by the Appraisal District, which is not a part of county government. On behalf of the Texas Department of Transportation, the assessor-collector also is responsible for the registration and licensing of motor vehicles owned by residents of the county. In most Texas counties, the tax assessor-collector also serves as the voter registrar. In some counties though, either the county clerk or an elections administrator performs this function. The voter registrar's 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. The 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 and titling boats. As with all elected county officials, the tax assessor-collector has ultimate authority over the operations of the office, including the authority to hire and fire employees and direct their daily activities. The tax assessor-collector also has authority to determine how to use all other resources allocated to the office during the budget process. Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on these pages. The information included on these pages has been compiled by County staff from a variety of sources, and is subject to change without notice. The Central Appraisal District makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. The Central Appraisal District reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on these pages. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. By using this application, you assume all risks arising out of or associated with access to these pages, including but not limited to risks of damage to your computer, peripherals, software and data from any virus, software, file or other cause associated with access to this application. The Central Appraisal District shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to use of this application, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in these pages, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information.