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ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS COMPLAINT FORM AND LINK:
Due to a high number of consumer complaints regarding contractor scams throughout the County, I have updated the Attorney General Complaint Form below.  You may also file a complaint online at the link below: 
 
2020 - Tax & Voter Registration Deadlines Approaching
 
Don’t miss the following important property tax and voter registration deadlines as well as the 2020 Effectively Protest Your Property Value class schedule.  Mark your calendars!
 
March 31st      Second installment deadline for 2019 property taxes for seniors, disabled
                         persons, disabled vets, surviving spouses of disabled vets and those taking
                         advantage of disaster installments
 
April 3rd         Last day to register to vote (or update address information) for May 2nd local
                         elections
 
April 30th         Effectively Protest Your Property Value Class (Part I), Learning Resource Center (Room L-131), College of the Mainland, 1200 Amburn Road in Texas City starting at 6 pm
 
May 5th           Effectively Protest Your Property Value Class (Part I), League City Council
                         Chambers, West Walker in League City starting at 6 pm (could be moved to 
                         Civic Center)
 
May 12th        Effectively Protest Your Property Value Class (Part I), Commissioner
                          Courtroom, 1st floor County Courthouse, 722 Moody/21st Street in Galveston
                          starting at 6 pm
 
May 15th          Deadline to call to schedule protest meeting, mail protest form or file online
                          protest at County Appraisal District
 
June 1st            Third installment deadline for 2019 property taxes for seniors, disabled persons, disabled vets, surviving spouses of disabled vets and those taking advantage of disaster installments
 
June 9th          Effectively Protest Your Property Value Class (Part II), Community Room, Mid County Annex, 9850 EF Lowry Expressway in Texas City starting at 6 pm
 
Voter registration applications are available at the Voter Registration Department in the Galveston County Courthouse, all Galveston County Tax Office branches (Galveston, League City, Santa Fe and Texas City) and satellite offices at Friendswood City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Drive (every Thursday and Friday) and 946 Noble Carl Road in Crystal Beach (third Tuesday of each month from 8 am to 4:30 pm).  Download an application online at www.galcotax.com (under the Voter Registration tab) or call or email and we will send an application to you.  Call the Voter Registration Department toll free at 1-888-976-2280.   For directions to branch offices, please call (toll free) 1-877-766-2284.
 
Tax payments may be mailed to GCTO, PO Box 1169, Galveston, Texas 77553, left in GCTO drop boxes (outside each full time branch location) or paid online (www.galcotax.com) via electronic check ($1 fee) or credit card (2.5% merchant fee).   Credit card telephone payments can be made by calling 1-866-865-1433 (English) or 1-866-865-1435 (Spanish). 
 
2020 - Unpaid 2019 Property Taxes?  We Can Help!
 
February delinquent notices will soon be arriving in area mailboxes.  Thanks to legislation passed several years ago, homeowners unable to pay in full may sign up for a low penalty payment agreement.  Recent legislation enabled qualified seniors, disabled persons, disabled vets, spouses of disabled vets and those still recovering from recent disasters to pay seven (7%) percent penalty and interest by February 28 in order to take advantage of the one-quarter installment payment option. 
 
 
2020 - Render with Caution But Render!
 
The property tax is more than 60 taxes, fees and assessments in Texas.  There are two types - real property taxes (land and improvements) and business personal property (BPP) taxes (those items used for the production of income in your business such as furniture, fixtures, inventory, equipment, motor vehicles, vessels, and aircraft).  These items are typically referred to as business personal property.  Pay either real or BPP taxes late (after January 31st) and incur egregious penalties and interest.  Fail to render (or report) your BPP value by April 1 and be hit by an additional 10% penalty on the entire amount due.
 
 
 
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