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Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC
Galveston County Tax Assessor Collector
Motto of the Galveston County Tax Office: The race for quality has no finish line!
Welcome to the Galveston County Tax Office! Our mission is to provide exemplary service in a cost efficient manner to all customers. Since 2005, our team has been dedicated to serving the public and governmental entities with enthusiasm and excellence. We will continue to focus on improving accountability, the quality of services and aggressively seek ways to lower cost. We are working smarter and delivering more to you!
All Departments (877) 766-2284 (toll free)
Support Services (877) 766-2284 (toll free)
Property Tax (409) 766-2481
Voter Registration (888) 976-2280 (toll free)
Mission of the Galveston County Tax Office: To provide exemplary service to all customers!
Customer Service Commandments
The customer is never an interruption to our work...the customer IS our work!
Brighten every customer’s day, greet everyone with a smile.
Whenever possible, acknowledge customers by name.
Project professionalism, courtesy and dignity to everyone.
State things in a positive way.
NEVER argue with a customer.
Always go the extra mile to provide assistance.
Never say, “I don’t know” without saying, “but I would be more than
happy to find out!”
Never blame someone else.
- Never forget that the customer pays our salary.
- Be remarkable!
INPUT SUBMITTED TO TEXAS HOUSE ON TAX BILLS FROM 86TH SESSION!
TxDMV Business As Usual 4/14/2021
You May Need a Plate for That!
License plates ARE REQUIRED for off highway vehicles and golf carts IF THEY ARE PERMITED BY CITY ORDINANCE TO BE DRIVEN IN DESIGNATED ROADWAYS. Only
Neighborhood Electric and Low Speed Vehicles may legally be driven on most roadways (unless specifically prohibited).
Plates may be obtained from
any county tax office at a cost of $14.75 and must be accompanied by a 130U (see form below). PLEASE NOTE - SIMPLY PURCHASING A LICENSE PLATE DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO DRIVE IT ON TEXAS ROADS! As of 10/5/2020, we have determined the following cities permit off highway vehicles or golf carts (this list will be updated as additional information is obtained):
Bayou Vista - golf carts and OHV
Clear Lake Shores - golf carts; OHV may be considered in future
Galveston - golf carts
Hitchcock - golf carts only
Jamaica Beach - golf carts and OHV
Santa Fe - golf carts only
Texas City - golf carts and OHV
Tiki Island - golf carts only
130U for Golf Cart License Plates for Individuals.pdf
Please note that the Governor’s
COVID-19 disaster declaration remains in effect for motor vehicle titling and
registration thus off ORV and golf cart owners have 60 days from date of declaration
end to comply. Avoid the line and obtain
plates via the mail!
Five Year Summary of Tax Rates
All Galveston County Governments
The below file includes a five year history of all of the calculated and adopted rates for all Galveston County governments that have properly reported them. This information is provided as required
by Section 26.16 of the Texas Property Tax Code.
Effectively Protest Your Property Value
Classes are over as is the opportunity to protest the value for 2020 unless there is a substantial error on the part of the CAD. Prepare for 2021 by downloading and reading the booklet. There will not likely be updates for 2021. The spreadsheet posted below is explained in the booklet. It, in combination with the spreadsheet, provides all of the tools needed to effectively
lower your property value.