“First and foremost on behalf of our entire staff we simply thank you for being responsible Wichita County residents without whom “Good County Government” would not exist. Our 4 county wide offices service the motor vehicle and property tax needs of a county population base of approximately 132,000 good citizens that call Wichita County their home.
Last year our Motor Vehicle Division Staff of 18 processed approximately 147,000 motor vehicle transactional inventoried items placing us at 117% in relation to our county population base. We have great motor vehicle density in Wichita County and the numbers support it!
Property Tax Division:
*Our Property Tax Staff of 8 is annually task with the collection and maintenance of approximately 78,000 tax accounts.
*The collection and renewal of approximately 497 liquor and alcohol licenses
*The daily operation of only one of a very few historical plat offices left in the state.
*The collection and maintenance of the Vehicle Inventory Tax associated with approximately 127 licensed automobile dealers in the Wichita Co. area.
*The monthly preparation and oversight of our Property Tax Sales that are conducted on the first Tuesday of every month on the steps of the Wichita County Courthouse. To date 251 pieces of property have been taken to sale culminating in approximately $1,081,662.31in the recovery of back delinquent taxes and a substantial amount of those properties being placed back on the tax rolls and generating revenue.
We provide all of these motor vehicle and property tax services with a combined staff of 26 and they are to be commended for doing a great job as the numbers are never in our favor. But with that being said our staff simply takes a great deal of pride in serving the public and they are always mindful of whom they work for, the public! They make county government look good and I am blessed to have them as an officer holder.
We have strived to create a tax and motor vehicle office where everyone feels welcome and fully understands our transactions with us. We will continue our quest to modernize our services and strive to continually improve customer service.
We look forward to serving you and please let us know if we can do something better and feel free to call, email or stop by and see us.
Wichita Co. Tax Assessor