What does the Travis County tax assessor do?


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The office of the Travis County, Texas tax assessor-collector assesses, collects and disburses property taxes, collects court fees and fines, registers motor vehicles and registers voters, according to its website. The office collects roughly $3 billion in taxes and fees annually, as of 2015.

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The website allows citizens to pay property taxes online. For a fee, they can pay by eCheck or credit card. They can print their tax bills and receipts, and they can research data on property taxes. Other ways to pay include through postal mail, in person and drop boxes. Online, they can search property records by owner name and must enter the name as it is on the property deed, and they can search by property address with the street number and name included. Citizens can also search by the mailing address of the property owner or the property billing or account number.

The office states that it typically helps 800 people in five locations daily, assists an additional 250 at drive-through locations, handles about 1,200 phone calls and receives nearly 600 voter registration applications. On a yearly basis, the office states that it registers more than 800,000 vehicles, registers more than 630,000 voters and collects $4.3 million in court fines and fees.

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