Cheryl E. Johnson
Galveston County
Tax Assessor/Collector

722 Moody, Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 766-2284
Fax (409) 766-2479

 

 

 

Vance Ready, Chief Deputy
Business Services
(409) 766-2474

Sheryl Swift, Chief Deputy

Operations

(409) 766-2487


Ken Laird, Chief Deputy
Property Tax
(409) 766-2476

 

Departments:
Accounting
(409) 766-2344

Motor Vehicle
(409) 766-2485

Property Tax
(409) 766-2481

Voter Registration
(409) 766-2280
(Toll free) 1-888-967-2280


Branch Office Locations:
Open weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Galveston Courthouse
722 Moody Avenue
Galveston, Texas 77550

North County Annex
174 Calder Road
League City, Texas 77573

West County Annex
11730 Highway 6
Santa Fe, Texas 77510

Texas City Annex
2516 Texas Avenue
Texas City, Texas 77590


Open Tuesday 7am to 3:30 pm:

Crystal Beach Annex
946 Noble Carl Road
Crystal Beach, Texas
 

 

 

The staff of the Galveston County Tax Office welcomes you!  We hope to make your transition to our area as painless as possible. Below you will find information that you will need to obtain Texas license plates and a Texas driver’s license. In addition to providing vehicle registration services, you may register to vote and pay property taxes at any of our office locations.

Obtaining Texas license plates:

 

Proof of either Texas liability insurance or out of state liability insurance is required. If using out of state insurance, you must provide the declaration page of the policy.   Follow the steps below:

 

  1.  Get your vehicle inspected. You will need to show proof of liability insurance at the
        inspection station.  Check your local telephone directory (Auto Inspection Stations) for

        locations. You must have your vehicle inspected in Galveston County in order to register it

        in the County


  2. Take the following to one of our offices listed at the left side of this page Monday through
       Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm:

                    a. Proof of insurance, title or registration in your name
                     b. Current drivers license (out-of-state)
                     c. Vehicle inspection “green slip”

 

The following fees apply:

 

          New Resident Fee.......................................................................$ 90.00 per vehicle
          Texas Title Application Fee......................................................$ 33.00 per vehicle
          Galveston County Local Fee.....................................................$ 10.00 per vehicle
           Registration fees: 2004 & newer passenger vehicle........$ 60.80
                                               2001 to 2003 passenger vehicle..........$ 52.80
                                               2000 & older passenger vehicle..........$ 42.80
                                                Motorcycle..................................................$ 32.30

           Truck fees are based on gross vehicle weight.   Contact our office for appropriate fees.

Please note:   In an effort to improve customer satisfaction, we now accept out-of-state checks.


Obtaining a Texas driver’s license:

 

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) issues Texas driver’s licenses. You will need to take your proof of insurance, Texas registration receipt, and proof of Social Security number to any DPS office. Area offices are located at the following locations:

                 Galveston                   6812 Broadway                    409-740-0031
                 Texas City                  1325 N. Amburn Road        409-938-3565
                  Alvin                           113 E. Sealy                             281-585-4525
                  Clear Lake                 111 Tristar (SH3)                   281-486-8351

Should you need additional information, please contact our office at 409-766-2484 or

281-316-8719 or send an email to galcotax@co.galveston.tx.us.  

 

We look forward to serving you!

                                                                                           Cheryl E. Johnson