By Lisa Anderson,
“My priority right now is for the safety of our citizens and employees, while still providing the services needed from the Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office,” said Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector.
The Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office has already implemented safety measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus and is implementing additional procedures to limit physical contact, maintain social distance, and limit crowd size when conducting business with the Tax Office. We will continue adding safety measures as needed and will adjust as necessary.
“To limit in-person visits for at least the next 30 days, property tax payments and payment plan requests, as well as vehicle registrations and vehicle title transfer requests, will be accepted at our curbside drop-off, online, by phone, by mail, or in our 24 hour drop-box. Additionally, the State has postponed due dates and some requirements for vehicle registrations and title transfers,” said Albert Uresti, Tax Assessor-Collector.
Turnaround on any transaction dropped off will take time, so the Tax Office asks for your patience. It is also important that a phone number and email, if available, be included with any paperwork dropped off.
We Have Implemented New Procedures To Limit Physical Contact, Maintain Social Distance, and Limit Crowd Size:
– Requests for property tax payment arrangements can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 210-335-2251, or by regular mail.
– Additionally, we also have 20 private full-service title companies located throughout Bexar County that can conduct most motor vehicle transactions for an additional convenience fee charged by the title companies.
– We have curbside drop-off at 3 of our 4 locations from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to 1:00 PM, and of course, we have a new three-lane drive-thru at our Southside Tax Office.
“I understand that citizens are facing unexpected challenges right now, whether it’s additional day-care costs or even the loss of jobs. We also understand that home evictions can be catastrophic at any time, but especially right now. The Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office wants to help our citizens through this difficult time, so I am therefore, instructing the Linebarger Tax Attorney Law Firm to work with the Sheriff’s Office and cancel all delinquent property tax foreclosure sales for the months of April and May,” said Albert Uresti, Tax Assessor-Collector.
In closing, our mission is “To Help Keep Families In Their Homes” with an emphasis on helping our Senior Citizens, our Disabled, our Veterans, and ultimately our Children. As part of this mission, the Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office has developed the most payment plans of any of the 254 Counties in Texas, including the only 10-Month Payment Plan in the State. In addition, to help our citizens, we have some of the lowest transaction fees in the State. Citizens may pay their taxes by electronic check (free) or credit card (2.10% fee) via the internet at www.bexar.org/tax or by telephone at 1-888-852-3572. Debit card fees are $1.50.
“Finally, I want the Citizens of Bexar County to know that we are here to help, and together, we will work through this situation and evolve stronger and better, as we overcome this challenge,” said Albert Uresti.