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County Tax Assessor-Collector

County Tax Assessor-Collector

Laronica Wooten Smith

Regular Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8  a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

401 East Goliad
Crockett, TX 75835

Phone: 936-544-3255, ext. 258
Fax: 936-544-2711




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Houston County Tax Office Website

Tax Worksheets



Automobile Department (brief overview)

Automobile, truck, trailer and boat registration and title transfers are done in our office. Applications for handicap parking are also available in our office. When these are completed by the doctor, they are returned to our office for issuance of handicap plates or placards.

Property Tax (brief overview)

COLLECTIONS: We collect taxes for:

Houston County
Houston County Hospital District
Grapeland Hospital District
Emergency Service District #1
Emergency Service District #2
Elkhart I.S.D.

Statements are mailed for the current year's taxes the first week of October. If not paid by February 1st of the following year, penalty is added and accrues each month. On July 1st, a 20% attorney's fee is added.

Any exemptions, which could be applied, should be filed with the Houston County Appraisal District. Also, any changes in address, ownership or exemptions with appraisals should be reported to that office. Any disagreement with appraisals should also be discussed with that office.

Frequently Asked Questions
  •     Where do I get my driver's license?

    (936) 544-5917 - 112 East Houston Avenue
  •     Where do I apply for property tax exemptions?

    (936) 544-9655 - Homestead, over 65 and ag exemptions are granted at the Houston County Appraisal District. Address corrections and questions regarding appraisal values should also be directed to the Appraisal District, 1512 East Loop 304, Crockett, TX

Texas Department of Transportation - Vehicle Title & Registration Forms

Texas Department of Transportation - Beaumont Regional Office

Duties of the County Tax Assessor Collector:

  • Calculates property tax rates for the county.
  • May collect taxes for cities, schools and other local taxing entities.
  • Processes motor vehicle title transfers.
  • Issues motor vehicle registration and licenses.
  • May process boat titles and registrations.
  • Collects various other fees for the state and county.