Johnson Speaker at County Auditor Conference
County Tax Assessor Collector, Cheryl E. Johnson, will be a speaker at the
January 2020 Bi-Annual Texas Association of County Auditors On the Road
Training Conference to be held January 16 and 17th in Kemah.
Topic, “What to Expect with Truth-N-Taxation Changes” will address the
multitude of legislative changes that will impact Texas local governments over
the next two years.
2019 – Deadline Eminent for First Half of Split Payment!
County property owners wishing to take advantage of the split/half payment option
have until December 2nd to make the first payment (normal November 30 deadline
falls on Saturday), with the second half due (without penalty and interest) June
30, 2020. All but two GCTO government partners (City of Dickinson and Dickinson
ISD) participate in this payment option.
may be mailed but do not wait until December 2nd as all mail in Galveston
County is typically sent to the USPS North Houston Distribution Center for
postmarks and this typically results in a one day delay if not dropped in the
mailbox before the last pick-up of the day.
Also, we continue to experience delays as that Center suffered extensive
damage during the September storms.
2019 – County Tax Office Eminent Deadlines &
Electronic Tax Statements – Common Sense and Saves Cents!
deadline to sign up to receive 2019 property tax statement via electronic
mail (email) is September 16th. Visit the GCTO website at www.galcotax.com
and click the large red button to search for your account(s). At the
account homepage, scroll to the bottom and click on Register to Receive
Electronic Tax Statements. This feature is especially beneficial for
anyone who recently purchased a property or refinanced.
Truth in Taxation Notices Released
is embodied in the Texas Constitution and requires local governments to make
property owners aware of tax rate proposals and provide an opportunity to
attend public hearings and voice their opinion about government spending.
2019 - Deadlines & County Tax Office News
The last day for
disaster, senior, disabled person and disabled veteran third quarter installment for 2018 property taxes is May 31st. The second half of the split or half payment installment is due July 1st. Split payment coupons were mailed May 15th so be on the lookout.
Those having difficulty paying 2018 property taxes or who have missed an installment payment will receive a delinquent notice before the end of the month. Tax Assessor/Collector Cheryl E. Johnson urges property owners to pay the delinquent taxes by July 1st in order to avoid delinquent attorney fee that will be added July 2nd.
2019 - Galveston County Tax Office receives the coveted TxDMV
Silver Performance Quality Award
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) established the Performance Quality Recognition Program to recognize county tax assessor collectors that go above and beyond in complying with Texas laws, rules and procedures and that provide exceptional customer service. There are three levels of performance – Bronze, Silver and Gold.
2019 Protest Your Value Class Schedule!
Protest Your Property Value class schedule is shown below! Mark your calendars! Protest booklet and spreadsheet also included.
Protest Value Class, United Way Training Facility, 2800 Texas
Avenue in Texas City
starting at 9 am
Protest Value Class, League City Council Chambers, 200 West
Walker in League City
starting at 6 pm
Protest Value, Learning Resource Center (Room L-131), College of
1200 Amburn Road in Texas City starting at 6 pm
May 7th Effectively Protest Value Class, Commissioner
Courtroom 2nd floor County
Courthouse, 722 Moody 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
2019 Protest Handbook Online Version Full Version With Forms.pub.pdf
2019-VDR Class Rescheduled in
Galveston County offices will be
closed Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday. The Volunteer
Deputy Registrar (VDR) class has been rescheduled for Friday, April 26,
2019. The training will be begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Commissioners
Courtroom, Galveston County Courthouse, 722 Moody Avenue in Galveston.