Duties of the Tax Assessor-Collector:
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. 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.
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M – F in Kaufman, Terrell, and Forney. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Kemp. (Except for County Approved Holidays)
Kaufman County Tax Office Locations:
Kaufman – County Courthouse Annex 100 N. Washington Street Kaufman, TX 75142 469-376-4689 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
Terrell – 408 E. College Street Terrell, TX 75160 469-376-4728 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
Forney – 200 E. Main Street Forney, TX 75126 469-376-4606 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F
Kemp – 103 N. Main Street Kemp, TX 75143 469-376-4626 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., M-F
(Kemp office closed daily from 12 noon – 12:30 p.m. for lunch)
Search Tax Assessor DocumentsTax Assessor: Brenda Samples Kaufman County Annex 100 N. Washington Kaufman, TX 75142 (469) 376-4596 or P.O. Box 339, Kaufman, TX 75142. Se habla Expanol – Kaufman Office.
Questions? Vehicle Registration 469-376-4688 or Property Tax 469-376-4689
In most Texas counties, a person would register to vote through the office of county tax assessor-collector but in Kaufman County, the Commissioners’ Court has designated an elections administrator to provide this function for voter registration responsibilities including 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.
Elections Department - 469-376-4686