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According to the Texas Constitution, the Tax Assessor-Collector is a constitutionally required office for counties with more than 10,000 population.
In the past, the Tax Assessor-Collector determined the value of property and collected taxes within the county. The office could also contract with other governmental units to perform the same services. However, effective January 1, 1982, state law required that counties participate in a single appraisal district. Under the revision, many duties regarding property taxes that had been performed by the county Tax Assessor-Collector, such as appraisal, became the duties of the office of the chief appraiser of the districts.
Although the functions and responsibilities of the Midland County Tax Office are numerous and complex, two distinct functions are most noticeable to citizens. These involve the collection of property taxes and the licensing and titling of vehicles.

Property Taxes

The Midland County Tax Assessor-Collector:
  •    Mails tax statements to taxpayers each year
  •    Submits a list of delinquent tax accounts to the designated authorities
  •    Collects property taxes for more than 40 taxing jurisdictions in Midland County
  •    Issues receipts for taxes paid
  •    Notifies delinquent taxpayers of their delinquent status
  •    Assists property owners in applying for exemptions, such as homestead exemptions, disability exemption and "over-65" exemption

Motor Vehicle

The Midland County Tax Assessor-Collector:
  •    Registers motor vehicles for the Texas Department of Transportation
  •    Processes applications for certificate of title for automobile purchase/owners
  •    Collects fees for the Texas Department of Transportation
  •    Issues special license plates
  •    Processes applications for certificates of title for motorboats