To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Kaufman County Tax Offices in Terrell, Forney, and Kemp are closed to the public. Access to the Tax Office in Kaufman is by appointment only. If you need more information pertaining to taxes call 469-376-4689
Automobile dealers will be admitted to the Annex Building in Kaufman and the Tax Office in Terrell for auto registration. Personal auto registration have been extended by the State for 60 days so there is no need to renew a registration at this time.
The elections department is closed to the public. If you need information call 469-3764-4686
Vehicle Registration – 469-376-4688
Property Tax – 469-376-4689
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday
(Except for County Approved Holidays)
Kaufman County Courthouse
100 N Washington St.
Kaufman, TX 75142
Because of the wide range of responsibilities performed by the assessor-collector, most citizens deal with this county official more frequently than any other office.
The major tax duty of the assessor-collector, who collects property taxes, is the assessment (calculation) of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax as established by the Constitution and the State Property Tax Code. In addition, as an agent of the Texas Department of Transportation, the assessor-collector is responsible for the registration and licensing of motor vehicles owned by residents of the county. Another duty of the county tax assessor-collector is that of voter registrar. In most Texas counties, a person would register to vote through the office of county tax assessor-collector. In a few counties, the Commissioner’s Court has designated the County Clerk or an elections administrator to provide this function. The County tax office voter registration responsibilities include accepting applications for voter registration, issuing voter certificates, maintaining voter registration lists, verifying petitions for local option elections and submitting required reports to the Secretary of State’s Office. The County Tax Assessor-Collector is also responsible for the collections of special fees imposed by the County and state on coin-operated vending machines, alcoholic beverage permits.