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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!

                                              All Departments                 (877) 766-2284 (toll free)
                                              Administration                   (877) 766-2284 (toll free)
                                              Property Tax                       (409) 766-2481
                                              Voter Registration              (888) 976-2280 (toll free) 
                                                                                             (409) 766-2280
 Questions?  Call toll free or Email:  
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!



View a 5 year history of tax rates for all Galveston County governments. 
This listing includes adopted rates and the calculated rates (Effective Tax Rate
which is the rate that will raise the same revenue on the same properties as the
prior year and Rollback Rates which is the maximum that may be adopted
without an election (automatic for school districts) or by petition of voters for
all others.  These calculations are intended to provide local government
transparency.  The process is known as Truth in Taxation.  

NOTE:  Reforms passed by the 86th Legislature will be effective January 1, 2020. 
These include voter approved rates for higher revenue governments, school
finance reform and property tax relief.  Additional information will be released
in the coming months.​

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