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 Cheryl  E. Johnson, PCC 

 

Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector

 

 

 

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!

 
 
 
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 Questions?  Call toll free or Email: galcotax@co.galveston.tx.us.  
 
  
 
Motto of the Galveston County Tax Office:
 
The race for quality has no finish line.
 
 
 10 Commandments of Customer Service (plus one)
 
  1.   The customer is never an interruption to our work...the customer IS our work!
  2.   Brighten every customer’s day.  Greet everyone with a smile.
  3.   Whenever possible, call customers by name.
  4.   Project professional courtesy and dignity.
  5.   State things in a positive way.
  6.   Never argue with a customer.
  7.   Always go the extra mile to provide assistance.
  8.   Never say, “I don’t know” without saying,  but I would be more than
           happy to find out!
  9.   Never blame others.
  10.   Never forget our customers pay our salary.
  11.   Be remarkable!
 

 

 

    TRUTH IN TAXATION NEWS

 

 

 

Senate Bill 2 has and will continue to increase transparency and make
it easier for citizens to find out important information about their local
governments during the assessment process.  Assessment is not about
value, rather it is the process of calculating tax rates using the appraisal
totals provided by county appraisal districts.

 

Although many significant changes will begin January 1, 2020, there
are statutory requirements all counties must comply with this year
including publishing all county government tax rate calculations for a
five year period (see the Property Tax Information/Entity Partners link
at left).  Also - notices of tax rate hearings will be published as they
become available for all GCTO partner governments (as well as a brief
summary below).

 

The names of some of the rates we calculate will be changing - the
Effective 
Tax Rate will now be referred to as the No New Revenue Tax
Rate and the 
Rollback Rate will now be referred to as the Voter
Approval Rate. 
For most governments, any increase in revenue above
3.5% will requ
ire automatic voter approval at the next November
election.  School district Voter Approval Rate beginning in 2020 will
be 2.5%!

You will experience some savings on your school district tax rates this year
with implementation of House Bill 3.  Find additional information at the
Press Releases and Other Important Information link at the left.  Also
visit the GCTO Facebook page @Cheryl Johnson and search #TaxNews.

 


 

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT TAX PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE:

August 19, 2019           6:00 PM     City of La Marque, 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque – First Public Hearing

August 21, 2019           6:30 PM     High Island ISD, 2113 6th Street, High Island

August 21, 2019           6:30 PM     Galveston ISD, 3904 Avenue T, Galveston

August 22, 2019           1: 30 PM    City of Galveston, 2nd Floor Council Chamber, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston
                                                               First Public Hearing

August 26, 2019           6:00 PM     City of La Marque, 1109-B Bayou Road, La Marque – Second Public Hearing

August 26, 2019           6:30 PM     Dickinson ISD, 2218 FM 517, Dickinson

August 27, 2019           6:00 PM     Village of Tiki, 747 Tiki Drive, Tiki Island

August 27, 2019           6:30 PM     Hitchcock ISD, 7801 Neville Avenue, Bldg. B, Hitchcock

August 29, 2019           3:30 PM     WCID #19, 4618 Crane, Hitchcock

September 3, 2019      6:00 PM     Village of Tiki, 747 Tiki Drive, Tiki Island

September 4, 2019      7:00 PM      Kemah, 1401 Highway 146, Kemah

September 12, 2019   1: 30 PM    City of Galveston, 2nd Floor Council Chamber, 823 Rosenberg, Galveston
                                                               Second Public Hearing​

September 12, 2019   4:45 PM     Drainage District #1

September 18, 2019    7:00 PM     Kemah, 1401 Highway 146, Kemah

 

2018 TNT Five Year Summary Report.PDF2018 TNT Five Year Summary Report.PDF 

 
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