Duties of the Tax Assessor/Collector

Thank you for visiting the Denton County Tax Office website!

Whether you are one of the hundreds of thousands vehicle owners in Denton County or a property or business owner, you have dealings with the Tax Office. We look forward to assisting you.

Denton County has a population of over 800,000. There are over 600,000 vehicles registered in the County and the Tax Office collects tax on over 500,000 property parcels.

The Tax Office staff has committed to provide you with efficient, friendly customer service through the use of available technology and a friendly staff. As a local government agency we hold ourselves accountable to those who have dealings with the Tax Office.

The Denton County website reflects the office locations and wait times to enable our customers to choose which office to visit. Additionally our customers can Get In Line Online by selecting the "Get In Line Today" link located in each office location tab on our website. 

Motor Vehicle Titling and Registration:

Partnerships have been formed with Tom Thumb stores and AAA Texas to assist with on-time vehicle registration renewals. Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) maintains on-line registration renewal services.  If a motorist renews their vehicle registration online, their digital receipt is confirmation of renewal for 30 days.  Vehicle registration renewals may also be completed by mail or in person.  Denton County Tax Office offers six locations within the County.  All six tax office locations are full service and process all types of vehicle titling transactions.  

Property Tax:

Through cooperation agreements with the municipalities, school districts and with most special districts within the County, the Tax Office consolidates the collection of property taxes. Most property owners in the County receive just one tax statement for all property taxes and can make a single payment for all taxes each year. Property tax statements are mailed in October and individual property tax account information is posted on the Tax Office website, searchable by owner, address or account number. Taxes may be paid on-line using Discover, Visa or Master Card by debit/credit cards. Additionally property taxes may be paid by e-check using the online payment portal.  Property taxes on used Manufactured Housing units that are sold must be paid in advance based on estimated value and tax rates.

The Tax Assessor/Collector's office does not determine values or exemptions.  For information about values and exemptions, please contact the Denton Central Appraisal District. 

Estimates of taxes may be obtained by using our online property tax estimator.  If a property owner does not receive their tax statement, a copy of it may be downloaded using our online search feature or by emailing property.tax@dentoncounty.com

Property taxes must be paid on or before January 31st of the year following the imposition of the tax to be considered a timely payment.  The Tax Assessor/Collector is not authorized to waive, defer or remove statutory penalty, interest or fees accrued on delinquent property taxes.

Business Taxes and Fees:

Vehicle Inventory Tax-

Sellers of motor vehicles, motor cycles, cars, motor homes or 18-wheelers pay inventory tax on each vehicle sold. The dealership must file a monthly report with their taxes for the past month's sales.

Alcoholic Beverage Fees-

Business engaged in or planning to engage in the sale of beer, wine or liquor must secure certain permits and licenses from Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). The Tax Office processes some of the fees related to the permits and licenses for TABC.

Enforcements:

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)-

The Tax Office works with the TABC in reporting unpaid property tax to the Commission on properties where alcoholic beverages are sold. TABC pursues suspension of alcoholic beverage sales at locations with delinquent property taxes.

Scofflaw-

The Tax Office observes Scofflaw Notations on vehicles for owners with outstanding traffic related citations or unpaid tolls from North Texas Tollway Authority. Citations should be addressed with the specific courts or with the Tollway Authority before seeking registration renewals.