OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
From Tommy Smyth, Wichita County Tax Assessor
The Tax Office mission is to make the paying of ad valorem property taxes and licensing and titling of vehicles easy, efficient, and cost effective for the citizens of Wichita County.
The Tax Office assesses and collects for 8 taxing jurisdictions in the County, disbursing almost $120 million dollars to these entities in the most recent tax year. In addition, the Tax Office processed 140 thousand vehicle registrations and title transfers last year. The County Tax Office uses the most advanced technology to assure that citizens of Wichita County receive only the best customer service available.
2015 tax season money collected and distributed $ 131,453,550.20
2016 items issued in motor vehicle 147,000
***From Comptroller.texas.gov*** Property tax in Texas is a locally assessed and locally administered tax. There is no state property tax. Property tax brings in the most money of all taxes available to local government to pay for schools, roads, police and firemen, emergency response services, libraries, parks and other services provided by local government. Texas……Read More
Relatively new to Texas, there are new laws in place, allowing for the limited use of Golf Carts, some off-highway vehicles and sand rails (dune buggies) to be operated on public roads. The process involves obtaining a license plate from your local tax office and checking with your local city or county ordinances that govern……Read More
Downtown Annex Office Lobby: We have opted to have our entire staff both in our MVD and Property Tax Collections stay on task from 11:00 -1:00 pm. every day at the annex and to handle the heightened transitional volume that we have always had during lunch. And certainly how those numbers can go nowhere but……Read More
The Wichita County Tax Office will follow the same schedule for closure and delayed openings as announced by the Wichita Falls Independent School District. The Burkburnett, Iowa Park and Electra substations will follow the Burkburnett, Iowa Park and Electra Independent School District schedules. PLEASE MONITOR OUR LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS OR SCHOOL DISTRICT WEB……Read More
Employee of the Quarter
We are very pleased to announce that Mr. Kenny Gregory is the quarterly recipient of our (CQSA) Customer Quality Service Award. Kenny began his county service with our office in November of 2013. Kenny has overseen our Electra Field Office for the better part of going on (5) years and is very well versed in both property tax collections and motor vehicle title and registration work. Kenny also serves as our lead instructor for our staff development team. Kenny has done a great job with that both inside our office and outside our office with educating the public. Kenny also serves as our office quartermaster and does a great job with our entire office operations with keeping our staff equipped with what they need to get their job done. Kenny is also tasked with the coordination of keeping our website constantly updated with any information that that we feel the public is deserving of. And lastly Kenny, has just done us a great job with helping our office transition into our modified (COVID) business model that has been well received by the public. We are lucky to have an entire staff of great employees, but Kenny is simply one that can be counted on at a moment’s notice; he never backs up from a task. We are proud of him and he is so deserving of this recognition.
Tommy R. Smyth,TAC,MPA,CTOP
Wichita County Motor Vehicle Registration & Titling
Services & Property Tax Division