Victor A. Flores, R.T.C.
El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector

500 E. Overland Ave.
Suite 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2140
Fax (915) 546-8100
ctaxassessor
@epcounty.com


County Tax Assessor-Collector

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  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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  • Frequently Asked Questions
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  • Q Why do I have to register my vehicle?
  • A According to Texas Transportation Code Section 502.402 if you live in Texas you must register your vehicle in Texas within 30 days.
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  • Q If I own property in New Mexico, why do I have to register my vehicle in Texas?
  • A If you live in Texas you must register your vehicle(s) in Texas. Owning property in another state does not exempt you from having to register your vehicle(s) in Texas.
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  • Q How much is it going to cost to register my vehicle in Texas?
  • A You will need to call any of the County Tax Offices to get a quote.
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  • Q What do I qualify for, first time resident or Texas resident?
  • A If you are coming to live in Texas for the first time then you are a first time resident.
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  • Q Why do I have to pay taxes in Texas if I already paid taxes in the state where I purchased the vehicle at? (Texas Resident)
  • A When a vehicle is purchased in another state, the dealer should register the vehicle at the state that one resides at. If you weren't aware of this at the time you purchased your vehicle, and you paid taxes in another state then you will be credited for the amount you paid, and will only have to pay the difference. (Texas Automotive Sales Tax is 6.25% of purchased value.)
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  • Q Can I wait to register my vehicle in Texas until my registration expires from the state that I came from?
  • A You have thirty days from the day you arrived to register your vehicle(s). Don't wait until your current registration from your previous state runs out, this could make a difference on qualifying you as a new resident or a Texas resident.
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  • Q Can I wait to register my vehicle in Texas until my registration expires from the state that I came from?
  • A You have thirty days from the day you arrived to register your vehicle(s). Don't wait until your current registration from your previous state runs out, this could make a difference on qualifying you as a new resident or a Texas resident.
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  • For any additional questions fell free to contact any of our county tax offices.