Galveston County Tax Office

Services Offered

County tax assessor-collector offices provide most vehicle title and registration services, including:

  • Registration Renewals (License Plates and Registration Stickers)
  • Vehicle Title Transfers
  • Change of Address on Motor Vehicle Records
  • Non-fee License Plates such as Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans License Plates
  • Disabled Parking Placards
  • Copies of Registration Receipts
  • Temporary Registration

Many counties allow you to renew your vehicle registration and change your address online. Some counties allow renewals at substations or subcontractors, such as participating grocery stores. Acceptable forms of payment vary by county.

Other locations may be available. Please contact your county tax office, or visit their Web site, to find the office closest to you.

This County Tax Office works in partnership with our Vehicle Titles and Registration Division.

In cases of inclement weather, please CALL YOUR COUNTY TAC prior to planning travel.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Emergency Information:

County Galveston
Office Impacted Main/Substation
Open Status Open, Closed to Public
Have Drop Box Yes
Taking Phone Calls Yes
Processing Mail Yes
Processing Title Applications Yes/Paper/webDEALER
Processing Reg Renewals Yes/Mail/webSUB
Processing other Transactions Yes/Placards
Adding Dealers on webDEALER Yes
Alternate Schedule Yes
Do you know when return to normal operations? Yes
Details This week 4/13 though 4/17-Monday through Thursday-8:00am to 4:30pm. Until all government services are available the hours are - Beginning 4/20-Monday through Friday-8:00am to 4:30pm Friendswood is not operating on Thursday or Friday until the City Hall opens to the public. Possible to begin 5/7/2020. The League City, Texas City and Santa Fe branch offices will open to the public on 4/20/2020. The Galveston branch office is scheduled to open to the public on 4/27/2020 (waiting for completion of safety glass at all workstations). Crystal Beach opening is open the 3rd Tuesday of each month - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Contact Information

Cheryl E. Johnson
Physical Address:
722 21st St
Galveston, TX 77553-2317
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1169
Galveston, TX 77553-1169
(409) 766-2485
(409) 766-2479
Email Address:

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