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Cedillo
County Tax Assessor-Collector


Crystal Cedillo, PCC, CTOP, PCAC, CSTA

P.O. Box 677 
427 St. George, Suite 100
Gonzales, TX  78629

Phone: 830-672-2841
Fax: 830-519-4256

tac@co.gonzales.tx.us
ccedillo@co.gonzales.tx.us

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Office hours are Monday through Friday:

Lobby: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Drive-Thru: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Waelder Office Hours Saturday Only 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


In Person Payment Methods Accepted: Cash, Check, Money Order,
Credit Card(Vendor 2.65% convenience fee applies)



2020 TAX RATES TRUTH IN TAXATION SUMMARY
TEXAS PROPERTY TAX CODE SECTION 26.16
Current year tax rate information for all taxing units, of which the territory is located in whole or in part within Gonzales County.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most current and correct information possible on this page. The information included on this attachment has been compiled by the Gonzales County Tax Office and is subject to change without notice. The Gonzales County Tax Office makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, accuracy or adequacy of such information and data. The Gonzales County Tax Office reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. Original records may differ from the information on this attachment. Verification of information on source documents is recommended. The Gonzales County Tax Office shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of any cause relating to the use of the information included on this page, including but not limited to mistakes, omissions, deletions, errors, or defects in any information contained in this attachment, or any failure to receive or delay in receiving information.

 

 


 

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Other services provided by the office are:

     1. Registering motor vehicles and transferring motor vehicle titles. Questions

     2. Registering and titling boats and motors. Questions

     3. Renewal of beer and liquor licenses. Questions
    
     4. All Voter Registration Duties. Questions
     
     
  • When should I receive my property tax statement(s)?

    • Property Tax Statements are usually mailed the first week of October.
    • NOTE: Failure to receive a property tax statement does not relieve the taxpayer of tax, penalty or interest liability.

    What should I do if I don't receive my property tax statement?

    • Search for your account at http://tax.co.gonzales.tx.us/  and click the blue Tax Statement link.
    • You may call our office at 830-672-2841 to request a statement.
    • You may email our office at tac@co.gonzales.tx.us to request a statement.

    Where can I make a property tax payment?

    • Pay in person at our main office 427 Saint George, Suite 100, Gonzales, Texas  78629 or at our Waelder Substation (Saturday only) 520 Railroad Street, Waelder, Texas  78959.
    • Pay online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using the link above.
    • Pay by mail - All payments MUST be USPS POSTMARKED (cancellation stamped) by January 31st, or the due date for eligible half payments/quarter payments, to avoid penalty and interest.
    • A metered stamp is NOT a postmark.
    • Remit to:

    Crystal Cedillo, Tax Assessor-Collector
    PO Box 677
    Gonzales, Texas  78629

    What is the last day to pay my property taxes without penalties?

    • January 31 
    • Half Payment Option  - November 30 & June 30
    • Quarterly - January 31, March 31, May 31, July 31

    What tender methods are accepted?

    • Cash
    • Check
    • Money Order
    • Online Credit/Debit Card Payments (our vendor charges a 2.65% convenience fee)
    • E-Checks (our vendor charges a $2.00 convenience fee)
    • In Person Credit/Debit Card Payments (our vendor charges a 2.65% convenience fee)
    • Wire Transfers for large tax payments ( please email tac@co.gonzales.tx.us for wire instructions)

    Who can I contact regarding changes to property tax values, exemptions, owner name and owner mailing address?

    • The Gonzales Central Appraisal District - 830-672-2879 - http://gonzalescad.org/
    • PO Box 867, Gonzales, Texas  78629
    • gonzcad@gvec.net

     

  • Registration

    1. Find an inspection station and obtain your a Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).  You will pay for the inspection service but NOT your state inspection and emission fees.  You will present the VIR at the time of registration.

    2. Select a renewal method: Renew ONLINE, by mail (PO Box 677, Gonzales, TX  78629) or in person at 427 Saint George, Suite 100, Gonzales, Texas  78629. Your state portion of the inspection fee will be collected at the time of registration renewal.

    Disabled Placard/License Plates

    Texas law allows disabled residents to obtain either a) one set of plates with the international symbol of access plus one placard, or b) two placards. A placard may be displayed in any vehicle being used to transport the disabled person. If the vehicle does not have disabled-person license plates, the law requires that the placard be displayed on the rear-view mirror whenever the vehicle is parked in a disabled-person parking space. A disability statement form is available from the Tax office. The applicant's physician must complete the form VTR-214. The physician's signature must be notarized unless a separate written original prescription is submitted. The fee for a temporary placard is five dollars ($5.00). There is NO FEE for a permanent disability placard.  Placards must be renewed every four years.  For more information on disabled person placards and license plates, please see the Frequently Asked Questions About Disabled Person Placards/License Plates provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.

     

    FARM

    The following vehicles may be operated upon the highway without registration:

    • A farm trailer or farm semi-trailer used in farming operations that does not exceed 4,000 pounds gross weight
    • A farm tractor used in a farming operation and not "for hire" and
    • Implements of husbandry (those devices used to till the soil and harvest crops)

    Motor Vehicle Tax

     

    Farm and timber machines, trailers and semitrailers used primarily for farming, ranching and timber operations (including machines and trailers used primarily in poultry operations and on feedlots) qualify for exemption from motor vehicle tax. Ag & timber Exemptions can be found at comptroller.texas.gov

  • Replacement TitleSend Form VTR-34 Application for a Certified Copy of Texas Title to Wichita Falls 

    Texas Dealer Purchase

    If you purchase a vehicle from a Texas Dealer, the DEALER is REQUIRED to process the title transaction.  Contact your dealer if you have questions about your purchase. 

    Gift Transfer  
    House Bill 2654 established new criteria for determining when a transaction qualifies as a gift for motor vehicle tax purposes. Effective Sept. 1, 2009, the only transactions that qualify to be taxed as gifts ($10) are those wherein the vehicles are received from a: spouse, parent or stepparent, in laws, grandparent or grandchild, child or stepchild, sibling, guardian, decedent's estate or if it is donated to, or given by, a nonprofit service organization qualifying under the Internal Revenue Code, Sec. 501(c)(3).

    All other motor vehicle transfers made without payment of consideration are now defined as sales and will be subject to tax calculated on the normal standard presumptive value (SPV) of the vehicle as determined through the Registration and Title System (RTS).

    The donor or recipient are the only ones that may bring in the paperwork into the Tax Office in order to process.

    Donor:

     

    Recipient: legal name on photo ID must match the name on all paper work

    • Complete the Assignment of Title section on the certificate of title.
    • From the date of sale, the recipient has 30 calendar days to complete the title transfer before late fees are assessed.
    • Original signature on the sales tax affidavit form Application for Texas Title (VTR-130 U)
    • Original signature and notarize the Affidavit of Motor Vehicle Gift Transfer (14-317)
    • Valid government-issued ID
    • Valid proof of Insurance
      • Must be in the name of all recipients.
      • Insurance on another vehicle owned by the recipients can be used for the first 30 calendar days from the date of sale
    • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – Inspection Report showing emissions test overall passed and issued within the last 90 days. Required only if the vehicle is from out of state or was last registered or titled in a TX county without an emissions inspection program.
      • Exemptions include
        • Title only transfers
        • Vehicles less than 2 years old or vehicles older than 24 years
        • Diesel-powered vehicles, vehicles registered as an antique, motorcycle, and title only vehicles.
      • If the vehicle was purchased out of state ask the station for the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). Verify that the vehicle identification number on the form matches your vehicle information and bring the form to the tax office.  No alterations or errors will be accepted. Original signature of the inspector.
    • Any supporting documents such as Release of Lien, Power of Attorney (VTR-271), etc.

     

    Gift Transfer Fees

    • Title Application fee $28
    • Gift Tax $10
    • Applicable registration fee
    • If over 30 calendar days from sale date additional title and sales tax penalties may apply.

    Individual Purchase

    The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles encourages a Title Check. For a small fee, approved Title Check vendors will provide a vehicle history including issues impacting the vehicles value. For more information visit the TxDMV website.

    If you do not have acceptable evidence of ownership for a vehicle you own or recently purchased, you may have the option of applying for a bonded title.

    Seller:

    • Complete and sign the back of the Texas title, Assignment of Title section
    • Insert the date of sale on the back of the title
    • Complete form Motor Vehicle Transfer Notification (VTR-346). When you submit the form a remark will be added to the vehicle record which shows the date you sold the vehicle. This can protect you if the buyer fails to promptly transfer the title.

     

    Buyer: **legal name on photo ID must match the name on all paper work

    • Sign the back of the title, Assignment of Title section
    • From the date of the seller's signature, the buyer has 30 calendar days to complete the title transfer before late fees are assessed
    • Buyer must sign form Application for Texas Title (VTR-130 U)
    • Valid government issued ID
    • Valid proof of Insurance
      • Must be in the name of all buyers.
      • Insurance on another vehicle owned by the buyers can be used for the first 30 calendar days from the date of sale
    • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – Inspection Report showing emissions test overall passed and issued within last 90 days. Required only if the vehicle is from out of state or was last registered or titled in a TX county without an emissions inspection program.
      • Exemptions include
      • Title only transfers
      • Vehicles less than 2 years old or vehicles older than 24 years
      • Diesel powered vehicles, vehicles registered as antique, motorcycle, and title only vehicles.
    • If the vehicle was purchased out of state ask the station for the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). Verify that the vehicle identification number on the form matches your vehicle information and bring the form to the tax office.  No alterations or errors will be accepted.
    • Any supporting documents such as Release of Lien, Power of Attorney (VTR-271) , etc.
    • If you are a Texas resident who purchased a vehicle from overseas, please click here for additional requirements.

     

    Title Transfer Fees

    • Title Application fee $28
    • Applicable registration fee
    • Sales tax calculated at 6.25% on the purchase price or the standard presumptive value whichever is greater.
    • If over 30 calendar days from date sale additional penalties may apply.

    New Texas Resident

    New residents are required to do the following within 30-90 days of moving to Texas (if more than 90 days please contact your local tax office):

    Bring all of the following items to our office:

    • Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – ask the station for the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR). Verify that the vehicle identification number on the form matches your vehicle information. No alterations or errors will be accepted. Inspection station locator and information. Inspectors original signature.
    • Original out of state title or last registration receipt.?If it is a leased vehicle, the leasing companies Power of Attorney. or Limited Power of Attorney form VTR-271 completed by the lessor is required.
    • Completed Application for Texas Title (VTR-130 U)
    • Valid government issued ID
    • Proof of current Texas liability insurance or out of state insurance that meets or exceeds the Texas Requirements (may be listed on your insurance declaration page). The minimum amount of coverage required by the State of Texas: 
      • $30,000 for bodily injury to or death of one person in one accident
      • $60,000 for bodily injury to or death of two or more persons in one accident
      • $25,000 for property destruction or damage to others in one accident
    • Any supporting documents such as Release of Lien, Power of Attorney (VTR-271) , etc.
    • If your vehicle is from out of the country, please click here for additional requirements.

    Fees:

    • Title Application fee $28
    • Applicable registration fee
    • $90 New resident Fee OR 6.25 % sales tax calculated on the purchase price or the standard presumptive value whichever is greater.
      • You may also need to provide paid sales tax verification if a vehicle has been previously registered and titled by you in another state. If you are transferring title into your name from a recent purchase you will pay Texas sales tax (6.25%) which replaces the new resident fee. Texas law changed on October 1, 2006 for the base amount used to calculate sales tax. See Standard Presumptive Value.
    • If over 30 calendar days additional penalties may apply.

    Bought a Vehicle Without a Title?

    Bonded Title Information

     

Acceptable Forms of  ID's

Texas Department of Motor Vehicles requires an applicant for title or initial registration to present a current photo identification of the owner containing a unique identification number and expiration date.

  • Driver’s license or state identification certificate issued by a state or territory of the United States;
  • United States passport or foreign passport;
  • United States military identification card;
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization identification;
  • Identification issued under a Status of Forces Agreement;
  • United States Department of Homeland Security identification document;
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services identification document; or
  • United States Department of State identification document.