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Tax Assessor Collector



Margie Grissom

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703 N. Mallard St., STE 104
Palestine, Texas 75801
Phone (903) 723-7423 
Fax    (903) 723-7801
Office Hours: 8am - 4:30pm



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  • Tax Office Locations:

    Primary Office:
    Anderson County Courthouse Annex
    703 N. Mallard St., STE 104
    Palestine, TX 75801
    Phone (903) 723-7423
    Fax (903) 723-7801

    Frankston Annex:
    320 S. Commerce St.
    (PO Box 965 MAIL)
    Frankston, TX 75763
    Phone (903) 876-2211
    Fax (903) 876-2333


    Anderson County Appraisal District:

    801 N. Perry St.
    Palestine, TX 75801
    Phone (903) 723-2949
    Fax (903) 723-5990
    Appraisal District Website

    Tax Office Phone Extensions:

    7416 - Linda Ballow Chief Deputy Supervisor
    7429 - Lisa
    7409 - Paula
    7434 - Sherry

    7858 - Nadia Guitz Chief Deputy Supervisor
    7439 - Tommy (Drive Thru)
    7462 - Donnette
    7479 - Sonia
    7497 - Staci

    7433 - Debbie

    Beer & Liquor:
    7409 - Paula

    Frankston Office:
    (903) 876-2211
    Vickie (Auto)
    Debbie (Property)

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  • Title Transfers: All title transfers/changes must be processed in the Tax Office lobby before 4pm.

    There are many different scenarios regarding different types of vehicles and laws.  For typical vehicle registration you can follow these steps.

    Before You Can Register:
    1. Obtain a current passing inspection by a state approved vehicle inspection location.
    2. Obtain current financial responsibility (liability insurance) according to the amounts of the state minimums.

    What To Bring:
    1. Proof of financial responsibility (liability insurance).
    2. Inspection documentation.
    3. The appropriate payment method
    4. Current Driver's License.

    1. Registration fees vary by vehicle type.  Please click here for fee details.
    2. There is a 2.4% fee ($1 minimum) added to all credit card transactions.
    3. There is a $2.00 fee for ACH (electronic checks).

    More Info:
    1. You can find ALL current information regarding vehicle tags, registration information, forms, requirements and other variables at the Texas DMV Motorist Page.
    2. To renew your vehicle registration online, click here.

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  • Property tax payments may be dropped in the night drop bin located in the drive thru at the Palestine Annex location.

    Search & Pay Property Taxes Online

    • To pay your property taxes, you can:

      1. Come by the tax office at our primary location at the Courthouse Annex in Palestine or the Frankston Annex.  We accept cash, check (made out to Margie H. Grissom), money orders, or Credit/Debit cards (a 2.5% fee is added to your transaction if you use a card).


      2.You can also pay your property taxes online or by phone using the information below:

      Search & Pay Property Taxes Online
      First. Click on the link, enter the name of the property owner and click SEARCH.
      Next. Click on the correct property
      Then. Click "Pay Taxes" at the top left corner
      Finally. Continue with payment amount and information. [You will be redirected to Certified Payments website to conclude your transaction]


      3. You can make payments by calling 1-866-539-2020.  The Jurisdiction Code is 9106177.

      Installment Payments
      The Texas Property Tax code provides the options of installment payments for persons with an Over 65 Homestead and those who qualify for a Disability Homestead.  An affidavit must be signed each year.  The base amount of taxes due is divided into four payments and must be postmarked by:
      1st payment - January 31
      2nd payment - March 31
      3rd payment - May 31
      4th payment - July 31

      Payments made after these dates will become delinquent and incur penalty and interest.

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    • There are numerous important dates and deadlines during the tax year.  Many, such as the January 1 assessment date, are specifically stated in the Texas Property Tax Code.  Others, such as a property owner's deadline to file a notice of protest, may depend on the date the chief appraiser performs an action (in this case, the date he mails a notice of appraised value to the property owner).  If the last day to perform an action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, Property Tax Code Section 1.06 designates the next regular business day as the deadline.

      January 31
      Last day to pay taxes before delinquency. The first payment on quarter payment plans for over sixty-five and disability homestead accounts is due on or before this date.

      February 1
      Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on taxes for the preceding year.  Penalty and interest begins at 7% and increases monthly to a maximum of 13% in July

      March 31
      Last day to make 2nd payment on quarter payment plan.

      April 30
      Last day to file an exemption application at Anderson County Appraisal District.

      May 31
      Last day to make 3rd payment on quarter payment plan

      June 30
      Last day to pay taxes without attorney fees on current year taxes

      July 1
      Delinquent accounts for the current year are turned over to the tax attorneys for collection.  A collection penalty of 15% of the total unpaid balance is added

      July 25
      Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units

      July 31
      Last day to make final payment on quarter payment plan

      September 30
      Tax rates must be set by taxing units

      October 1
      Current collection period begins.  Tax bills are mailed on or as soon as possible after this date to real and personal property owners.


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    • Anderson County Property Tax
      City of Palestine Property Tax
      City of Elkhart Property Tax
      City of Frankston Property Tax
      Palestine School District Tax
      Elkhart School District Tax
      Frankston School District Tax
      Neches School District Tax
      Slocum School District Tax
      Westwood School District Tax
      Cayuga School District Tax
      Auto and Truck Licensing
      Boat Licensing
      Beer and Liquor Licensing

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