County tax assessor Cheryl Johnson wants to ensure that residents don’t miss this year’s key deadlines for property-tax payments, protest applications and voter registration.
So she’s issued an easy-to-read calendar of all the salient dates with a recommendation that you place a record of the information somewhere prominent – your fridge door, perhaps – as a constant reminder to take care of the business involved in timely manner.
Here are the dates you need to bear in mind:
April 1 Second installment deadline for 2018 property taxes for seniors, disabled people including armed-forces veterans, surviving spouses of disabled veterans and taxpayers who take advantage of disaster installments
April 4 Last day to register to vote or to update your address information for the local elections on May 4
April 25 Johnson presents her free public class Effectively Protest Your Property Value at United Way training facility, 2800 Texas Avenue, Texas City, starting at 9:00am
April 30t Johnson presents her free public class Effectively Protest Your Property Value at League City council chambers, 200 West Walker Street, League City, starting at 6:00pm
May 2 Johnson presents her free public class Effectively Protest Your Property Value in room L-131 at College Of The Mainland’s
learning resource center, 1200 Amburn Road, Texas City, starting at 6:00pm
May 7 Johnson presents her free public class Effectively Protest Your Property Value in the commissioner courtroom on the second floor at the county courthouse, 722 Moody Avenue (21st Street), Galveston, starting at 6:00pm
Voter registration applications are available at all county tax office branches. Hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Friday in Galveston, League City, Santa Fe and Texas City and every Thursday and Friday at Friendswood satellite office and 8:00am to 4:30pm the third Tuesday of each month at Crystal Beach satellite office.
Applications are also available at the county’s voter registration department in Galveston or online under the voter registration tab at www.galcotax.com.
The county can mail or email an application to you. Call its voter registration department toll free at 1-888-976-2280. For directions to branch offices, call toll free at 1-877-766-2284.
You may mail tax payments to the tax office at PO Box 1169, Galveston, Texas 77553, leave them in drop boxes outside each full-time tax-office location or pay online at www.galcotax.com either via electronic check for a $1 fee or via credit card for a 2.5% merchant fee.
Credit-card toll-free telephone payments are possible by calling 1-866-865-1433 for English-speaking taxpayers or 1-866-865-1435 for Spanish-speaking property owners.
For directions or locations, call the county tax office’s administration department toll free at 1-877-766-2284.
Cheryl E. Johnson, PCC Galveston County Tax Assessor-Collector