Confusion has reigned since 1979 about exactly what Texas County Appraisal Districts are, what they do, and who is in charge. To understand, you have to go back to “the way it used to be.” Before 1979, state law provided for each local taxing unit to do its own appraisal of properties within the unit’s boundaries. A single property would be appraised separately by the … [Read more...] about County Appraisal Districts: What Are They if Not County Offices?
A primary responsibility of the tax assessor-collector is to calculate and bill property taxes to provide revenue for county and local jurisdiction budgets, unless the responsibility is contracted to another entity. Tax assessor-collector roles and responsibilities also include serving as agents of the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, assisting citizens with registration … [Read more...] about Tax Assessor-Collector Roles and Responsibilities