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Melissa Lutz, PCC

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  • 1102 15th Street
    Hondo, Texas 78861
                                

    Ad-Valorem:              
    Phone: (830)741-6100 or (830) 741-6101

    Vehicle Title and Registration:
    Phone: (830)741-6120 or (830)741-6121

    Fax: (830)741-6105

    Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM

    Services available at the Hondo location:

    * Collection of Ad-Valorem taxes

    * Issuance of Tax Certificates ($10/each - cash, money order or cashier's check)

    * Delinquent Tax Roll Files ($125/each)

    * Renewal of beer licenses/permits 
    (County portion only)

    * Vehicle title and registration

    * Boat titling and registration

  • 317 St. Hwy 132 N
    Devine, TX 78016

    Auto Phone: (830) 665-8010

    Tax Phone: (830) 665-8006

    Fax: (830) 665-8031

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday
    8AM-12PM     1PM-5PM

    Services available at the Devine location:

    * Collection of Ad-Valorem taxes
    * Vehicle title and registration
    * Boat titling and registration

  • 8366 FM 471 South
    Castroville, TX 78009

    Phone: (830) 931-4040

    Fax: (830) 931-4009

    castrovilleautoreg@medinacountytexas.org

    Hours of Operation:

    Monday-Friday
    8AM-12PM     1PM-5PM

    Services available at the Castroville location:

    * Collection of Ad-Valorem taxes
    * Vehicle title and registration
    * Boat titling and registration

NEWS:

The Tax Department in our Devine office will be closed on Friday, September 18, 2020.  The Auto Registration & Titling Department in Devine will be open.  Hondo and Castroville offices (both tax and auto) will also be open regular business hours.

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Our offices will open back up to the public beginning June 1, 2020.  The following guidelines will apply:

* If you have recently been sick or have been around someone who has been sick, please refrain from entering our offices.  Please call us!

* Only a certain amount of people will be allowed in the lobby at one time.

* All customers will be required to maintain a 6+ foot distance from other customers.

* Masks/face coverings are required for all members of the public entering a County building.

OUTSIDE DROP BOXES ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN HONDO AND DEVINE.  DOOR MAIL SLOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE CASTROVILLE AND DEVINE OFFICES. 

We encourage you to continue to use our drop boxes and door slots for basic tax payments and current auto registration renewals.  The temporary waiver of vehicle title and registration requirements by TXDMV remains in effect until further notice.

 

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DELINQUENT TAX SALES:


All properties that will be up for sale will be published in their local newspaper prior to the auction date.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS:


  • Checks, money orders or cashier's checks should be made payable to:
    Melissa Lutz, Tax Assessor-Collector.
    Please mail payments to:

    Melissa Lutz, PCC
    Medina County Tax Office
    1102 15th Street
    Hondo, Texas 78861


    We will honor the date on a USPS postmark. 
    2018 payments with a postmark on or before January 31, 2019 are considered timely.


    Tax payments, please include:
     - Property ID or Quick Ref ID (R#)
    - Owner's name
    - Daytime phone number

    Auto Registration Renewals, please include:
    - Renewal notice and/or plate or VIN#
    - Proof of insurance
    - Copy of current Vehicle Inspection Report (VIRs are good for 90 days)
    - Daytime phone number

  • The Tax Office accepts cash, check, money order, and cashier's checks for
    payment of both ad valorem taxes and auto registration.  

    Our offices accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit/debit cards for payment of both 
    ad valorem taxes and auto registration.
    convenience fee of 2.5% of the payment amount will be added 
    to all credit card payments processed in the office.
    convenience fee of 1.95% of the payment amount will be added 
    to all debit card payments processed in the office.
    There is a minimum convenience fee of $3.00 for both credit and debit cards.

  • *AD VALOREM ONLY*

    To pay your Ad Valorem taxes by phone please call: 1-800-272-9829 
    use jurisdiction code: 5338
    This service only accepts credit or debit cards and there will be a convenience fee added to the payment amount (charged by Official Payments).

    Payments made online and by phone may take up to 48 hours to reach our office. We will post them according to the date they were made.



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USEFUL LINKS:

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The Office of Melissa Lutz, Medina County Tax Collector, collects ad valorem taxes for the following entities:

Click on the Taxing Unit for more information.

  • COURTHOUSE

    1100 16TH Street

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 1100 16TH Street

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 3100 Avenue E

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 1607 Avenue K

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • Larry Sittre, Precinct 2 Commissioner

    8366 FM 471 S

    Castroville, Texas 78009

  • The Potranco Ranch PID is actually an assessment.  More information can be found HERE.

     

Cities:

  • 1209 Fiorella Street

    Castroville, Texas 78009

    WEBSITE

  • 303 South Teel Drive

    Devine, Texas 78016

    WEBSITE

  • 1600 Avenue M

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 16004 S Front Street

    La Coste, Texas 78039

    WEBSITE

  • 2078 State Hwy 132 N

    Natalia, Texas 78059

    WEBSITE

Schools:

  • 605 W Hondo Ave

    Devine, Texas 78016

    WEBSITE

  • 2604 Avenue E

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 8449 FM 471 South

    Castroville, Texas 78009

    WEBSITE

  • 8th & Pearson Streets

    P.O. Box 548

    Natalia, Texas 78059

    WEBSITE

Emergency Services Districts:


  • 1419 County Road 5710

    P.O. Box 701

    Devine, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 3006 Avenue G

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE

  • 211 Pearson Street

    P.O. Box 31

    Natalia, Texas 78059

    WEBSITE

     

  • P.O. Box 201

    Hondo, Texas 78861

    WEBSITE


To view 2019 tax rates click here

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CALCULATING YOUR TAX

Taxable Value x Tax Rate/100 = Property Tax Due

Please remember that The Office of The Tax Assessor-Collector only collects taxes on behalf of local taxing units.  The Tax Assessor-Collector does not set tax rates or set property values.  The governing body of each taxing unit sets the unit's tax rate and the Medina County Appraisal District sets the property values.  For more information on property values, please call the Appraisal District at (830)741-3035.

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DELINQUENT TAX ATTORNEY INFORMATION

Section 6.30 of the Texas Property Tax Code allows taxing units to contract with an attorney to enforce the collection of delinquent taxes.

All taxing units collected by the Medina County Tax Office are contracted with McCreary Veselka Bragg & Allen for delinquent tax collection with the following exceptions:

Medina Valley ISD and Devine ISD -- Law Office of Henry G Steen, Jr.
City of Devine --
Law Office of Thomas P. Cate.

If you owe delinquent taxes, you may receive multiple delinquent tax notices from each corresponding attorney -- and for only  the entity  or entities for which they represent.  
(For example if you own property within the city limits of Devine and owe delinquent taxes, you may receive delinquent notices from Cate for the City, from Steen for Devine ISD and from MVBA for all other entities.)
Payment  of delinquent taxes for all taxing units (listed in the section above) can be paid at any of the Medina County Tax Office locations.


On July 1st of the year in which the tax becomes delinquent, unpaid tax balances incur an additional penalty (attorney fee) in the amount of 20% of the delinquent tax, penalties and interest.
Tax Code Sec. 6.30(c) & Sec. 33.07(a)