The Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office announces the nomination of Albert Uresti for Tax Assessor-Collector of the Year for 2018.
The statutory responsibilities of the Tax Assessor-Collector include the assessment of property and collection of ad valorem taxes for the county, as well as contracting with other entities to collect their jurisdictions’ taxes. The office also serves as an agent for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and is responsible for registration and titling of all vehicles in the county, collection of the state tax on all automobiles sold, and issuance of beer and liquor renewal permits.
This is the second time Albert Uresti has been nominated for this award, which is given by the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas.
“I am honored to have been nominated for the second time for Tax Assessor-Collector of the year. I see this as a recognition of our entire organization, not just myself,” said Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector.
Albert Uresti has worked tirelessly to improve all aspects of the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office, including customer service and professionalism. Uresti has reduced wait times and eliminated having to stand in line. Under Uresti’s administration, Bexar County now has the most property tax payment plans of any of the 254 counties in Texas. Additionally, Uresti has received numerous awards and accolades for the only 10-Month Property Tax Payment Plan in the State of Texas. The 10-Month Payment Plan allows senior citizens, disabled citizens, and disabled veterans to pay in smaller more manageable payments throughout the year. Uresti has also negotiated some of the lowest fees in the state for credit card and debit card transactions, including free e-checks.
“I work hard every day to bring the best customer service to the Citizens of Bexar County. My staff and I are always looking for ways to better serve our citizens and to improve the way we do things. In our annual customer service survey, our organization continues to receive a rating of excellent or above average by over 93 percent of our citizens,” said Albert Uresti.
Nominees must exhibit good public relations; a professional image/code of ethics; and promote harmony with other agencies. For scoring in this category, documentation is required, such as letters of recommendation from other local elected officials, local taxing entities, Tax Assessor-Collectors in local regions, agencies partnered with, copies of newspaper articles and certificates for awards, honors, and outstanding and/or civic accomplishments.