Tax Assessor Collector
Ruben P. Gonzalez
Texas Deparment of Motor Vehicles
Texas Department of Public Safety
El Paso Central Appraisal District
City of El Paso
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Delinquent Tax/Collectors Firm
Welcome to the Tax Office Website!
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY: Monday, October 9, 2023
1. Our offices will be limited to a 50% capacity, no more than TWO persons may enter per title transfer, to assist a customer for handicap placards, or to assist an elderly person. This limit includes children accompanying an adult. Additional children will not be allowed to enter the building. This limit will be strictly enforced.
2. Must maintain social distancing requirements of at least six feet from other people
3. Temperature checks and health screenings will be conducted prior to entering the building
4. Use of hand sanitizer will be requested upon entering and exiting the building
TAX OFFICE CLOSURES NOVEMBER 13th - 17th
The Tax Offices will temporarily close one office for a couple of hours each day to perform technical maintenance on our system; please see schedule below:
Northwest Tax Office, 435 E. Vinton Rd.: Monday afternoon November 13, 2023
Eastside Tax Office. 2350 George Dieter: Tuesday morning, November 14, 2023
Northeast Tax Office, 4641 Cohen: Wednesday morning, November 15, 2023
Ysleta Tax Office, 9521 Socorro Rd.: Thursday morning, November 16, 2023
Ascarate Tax Office, 301 Manny Martinez: Friday morning, November 17, 2023
New Fee for Electric Vehicle Registrations
Electric Cars and Trucks (EV) registered on or after September 1, 2023, will be assessed an annual $200 fee at time of registration or renewal. New electric vehicles issued two years of registration to match a two-year inspection will be assessed a $400 fee.
The EV fee will not apply to:
Registrations renewed prior to September 1, 2023, will not be charged the EV fee regardless of when the registration expires. Registrations renewed on or after September 1, 2023, will be assessed the EV fee regardless of when the registration expires.
Effective May 1st the hours of operation at the El Paso Tax Offices will change, please click on the link below for the updated list.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3, 2023, NEW TAX OFFICE HOURS
The Tax Offices will now close at 4:30 pm with the exception of the Fort Bliss office, you may click on the link below for the Tax Office locations and hours of operation.
EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 5, 2022, THE FORT BLISS TAX OFFICE IS NOW OPEN!
We are happy to announce the Re-opening of the FORT BLISS Tax Office located at
The Soldier Support Center, Building 505, Room A-115
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
We look forward to serving our valuable military community!
NEW FULL SERVICE DEPUTY OFFICE NOW OPEN!
We are happy to announce the opening of our new Full Service Deputy office Sun City Auto Registration & Titling conveniently located in the Northeast side of town at 4443 Edgar Park.
Hours of operation: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friendly Reminder - Court Ordered Title Changes or Transfers by Operation of Law
If you acquire a motor vehicle as a result of any court ordered judgement or other involuntary transfer of ownership such as: Decrees of Divorce, Probate Proceedings, Judicial Sales, Constitutional or Statutory Lien Foreclosures under the Property Code, etc. The new owner/purchaser must transfer the vehicle title within 30 days from the date of assignment or effective date signed by the Judge with the County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office to avoid a transfer penalty. Penalties start at $25 for every 30 day period and may not exceed $250.
TRC 501.145 & 501.146; Tax Code 152.066
72/144 Hour Temporary Permit Requirement
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Customers purchasing 72/144 Hour Temporary Permits thru any County Tax Offices or Full Service Deputy Office, customer is required to provide their current Certificate of their USDOT Number. Any questions regarding this new requirement, contact the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Regional Service Center at (915) 594-6000.
*The Fee for a 72 Hour Permit is $25, plus a non-refundable processing and handling fee of $4.75 per permit.
* The Fee for a 144 Hour Permit is $50, plus a non-refundable processing and handling fee of $4.75 per permit.
In addition to the above requirements, it will be the El Paso County Tax Office policy to require a copy of the carrier’s current USDOT Number Registration MCS-150 Form prior to issuance of the temporary permit.
NOTE: Copies of a Certificate of Authority may be obtained thru the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) at www.fmcsa.dot.gov/mission/forms or may request the form by telephone at 1-800-832-5660 to have the forms mailed to you.
30-Day Permit Requirements
Effective April 18, 2022, customers are required to present the following documentation to obtain a 30-Day Permit at any County Tax Office and Full Service Contracted Office:
*The Fee is $25, plus a non-refundable processing and handling fee of $4.75 per permit.
Forms available online at www.TxDMV.gov
Click the link below for information on the Proper Use of Forms
VTR 271-A & VTR 41-A
Coming Soon: Texas Homeowners Assistance Fund Program (TXHAF)
The El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector, Ruben P. Gonzalez is happy to announce the new Texas Homeowner Assistance Fund (TXHAF) program which will provide financial assistance to qualified El Paso County homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and related expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The TXHAF is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) with funding provided by the Homeowner Assistance Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. This program will provide eligible homeowners with grants to pay past due mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and Homeowner Association (HOA) fees.
The program will provide up to 40,000 per household for eligible homeowners to pay past due mortgage payments, and up to 25,000 per eligible household for late property taxes, insurance, and HOA fees.
The TXHAF program is expected to start February 21, 2022. Texas homeowners interested in applying will be required to apply in person or through an online portal. Funds are limited, your prompt action is recommended to those individuals that may qualify for these funds.
Texas homeowners may be eligible for assistance under TXHAF if they meet the following criteria:
Texas homeowners seeking assistance will be required to submit the following documents:
For more information, visit https://www.texashomeownerassistance.com/ or call 1- 833-651-3874.
Licensed Motor Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Dealer Annual Vehicle Inventory Declaration
Effective January 1, 2022, the County Tax Office will be monitoring Dealer Inventory Declaration’s for compliance. Specifically, if the report is not turned in or a report reflects fewer than five motor vehicle sales. There are no exceptions, however a dealer can appeal their case to the TXDMV if an inventory report was sent in error.
Effective September 1, 2021, Sec. 23.121 Dealers Motor Vehicle Inventory; Value
If a dealer fails to file a declaration by February 1st of each year or sells fewer than five motor vehicles in the prior year, the Chief Appraiser (County Tax Assessor-Collector) shall report the dealer to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicle (TXDMV). The TXDMV will initiate cancellation of the Dealer’s GDN License. A report by the Chief Appraiser (County Tax Assessor-Collector) to the TXDMV is prima facie grounds to cancel the Dealer’s GDN License under Transportation Code 503.038 (a)(9) or refusal by the TXDMV to renew the Dealer’s General Distinguishing Number (GDN).
Additional information can be obtained by calling our Enforcement Division at 915-771-2332
Attention all DV License Plate Recipients without an ISA Symbol.
Effective January 1, 2022, Vehicles with DV License Plates are not eligible to park in designated handicap parking spaces unless the ISA Symbol is displayed on the DV License Plate, or a Blue or Red Disabled Parking Placard is hanging from the rearview mirror or displayed on the dashboard. Veterans with DV Plates may apply for a Disabled Parking Placard or DV License Plates with an ISA symbol if they meet the eligibility requirements at any one of our offices closest to them. Vehicles parked in a handicap parking space with DV License Plates without the ISA Symbol or a Handicap Placard will be subject to a fine of $1,250 and/or up to 50 hours of community service when cited by Law Enforcement.
This change is due to the passage of SB 792 in the 87th Legislative Session. For more information click on the link below:
New Policy for Mail-in Registration Renewals
Our policies for check acceptance and registration mail in renewals has been amended to require the registered owner(s) or the check writer’s driver’s license number, date of birth, and expiration date. Therefore, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, the driver’s license information must either be recorded on the check being submitted for payment or a photocopy of the driver’s license must be submitted along with the registration renewal request as clearly stated on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Renewal Notice. Failure to record this information may result in a rejection and late penalties. We appreciate your cooperation.
Effective February 19, 2019
In the interest of Fraud Prevention under the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Performance Quality Recognition Program and our commitment to provide better Customer Service, we are taking a proactive approach by centralizing ALL transactions submitted by Independent Title Runners to be processed at our Main Branch Office located at 301 Manny Martinez Dr.
For questions relating to this new process, please contact the Branch Manager at 771-2308.
If you would like information on obtaining an Independent Runner License, please contact our Tax Office,Enforcement Department at 771-2310.
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When buying a vehicle avoid any unwanted surprises. It is advisable that you research the vehicle first.
- For a small fee and security of mind, check status of title
Affidavit of Fact for a Lien Over Ten Years Old
Use this form if the vehicle lien holder is no longer in business
Affidavit of Fact
Use this form to correct or clarify any errors made on a vehicle title
Delinquent Vehicle Registration Statement
Use this form when registering a vehicle that has an expired registration sticker. This is to affirm you have not operated nor received a citation for operating the vehicle with an expired sticker.
Employee Complaint Form
Use this form if you wish to file a formal complaint.
Employee Compliment Form
Use this form if you were pleased by the customer service you received at our branch office.
Use this link to access forms pertaining to: Tax Assessor-Collectors/Vehicle Titles & Registration/Dealers/Motor Carriers/Lienholders and Motorists. NOTE: All forms related specifically to titles and registration click on the Tax Assessors-Collectors tab.