Ruben P. Gonzalez
El Paso CountyTax Assessor-Collector

500 E. Overland Ave.
Suite 101
El Paso, Texas 79901
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Phone (915) 546-2140
Fax (915) 546-8100

County Tax Assessor-Collector

  • El Paso County Tax Assessor Collector Office is moving to the Ascarate Park Annex and will be open for your convenience on August 24, 2015

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As of March 1, 2015, your vehicle will no longer be issued an inspection sticker and

your registration sticker will serve as combined proof of inspection and registration.

For more information on the process please visit the TxDMV website.


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  • If you feel a refund is owed to you on your transaction, please contact the El Paso County Tax Office, Accounting Department at (915) 546-2140 ext. 3108 or you may access the form by
  • clicking on the link below.
  • Refunds will only be issued upon request.
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  • El Paso County Commissioners Court appoints new tax assessor-collector
  • Posted: 03/09/2015 05:23:36 PM MDT
  • The El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday appointed Ruben Gonzalez, a former regional manager for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, as the new county's tax assessor-collector.

    Gonzalez, from El Paso, was appointed to cover the unexpired term of Victor Flores, who had almost two years left in office, but resigned in February because of health issues.

    "I look forward to meeting the challenges of this office, utilizing my skills and experience to provide the best customer service that El Paso county residents deserve," Gonzalez told Commissioners Court after his appointment.

    Gonzalez retired from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles in 2011 after more than 38 years, he said.

    Gonzalez has 26 years of experience supervising vehicle, title and registration laws, and training and supporting tax assessor-collectors and their staff, said County Judge Veronica Escobar.

    "When we look at a department as large as the tax assessor-collector, from my own perspective, experience in overseeing all those laws and that many people and the operations of that office is really critical," Escobar said. "I know that we have a second in command who has some experience in the office, but Mr. Gonzalez's overall experience was impressive."

    Gonzalez was selected over Frank Ortiz, chief deputy for the county tax assessor-collector, and two other finalists, Juan Sandoval, the city's former tax assessor-collector, and Terry Gutierrez, owner of a private tax-titling office.

    While the other three finalists were very competitive, Escobar said she was impressed with Gonzalez's experience. Gonzalez said he assisted and trained tax assessor-collector offices in Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis and Presidio counties.

    Gonzalez said he is familiar with the responsibilities, functions and roles of the county tax assessor-collector.

    Commissioner David Stout, who said he initially advocated for continuity and supported the appointment of Ortiz, on Monday voted to hire Gonzalez and said he knows Gonzalez's experience will be helpful to the county of El Paso.

    Gonzalez will earn $93,222 a year and he will oversee 76 employees, said Betsy Keller, the director for the county's human resources department.

    Among the duties of the county tax assessor-collector are issuing automotive license renewals, registrations, title transfers and the collection of road and bridge fees, alcoholic beverage permits and hotel-motel occupancy taxes.

    Aileen B. Flores may be reached at 546-6362.

  • Designa el Condado recaudador de impuestos
  • Roberto Carrillo El Diario de El Paso | Lunes 09 Marzo 2015 | 22:55 hrs
  • Más de 30 años de experiencia profesional en el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de Texas constituyeron la clave para que Rubén González fuera nombrado como jefe de la Oficina de Recolección de Impuestos del Condado de El Paso.

    Ayer, la Corte de Comisionados del Condado de El Paso ratificó a González en el puesto, después de que Víctor Flores optara por el retiro tras permanecer en dicho cargo desde 1996.

    ‘La experiencia del señor González es impresionante, por ello es que decidimos elegirlo de entre varios candidatos calificados’, dijo Verónica Escobar, juez del Condado.

    Rubén González es originario de Canutillo, pero desarrolló gran parte de su carrera como gerente regional del Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de Texas en Odessa, dando servicio y capacitación a los funcionarios de diferentes condados.

    ‘Busco enfrentar los retos de este departamento, utilizando mi experiencia y conocimientos para dar el mejor servicio al cliente como merecen los residentes del Condado de El Paso’, dijo González al darse a conocer su nombramiento en la junta de comisionados.

    En su anterior puesto, González mantuvo fuertes nexos con las oficinas de Departamento de Transporte de Texas, con el Departamento de Policía de El Paso, el Departamento de Seguridad Interna, el Servicio de Aduana de los Estados Unidos, y el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de Odessa.

    ‘Es cierto que teníamos diferentes candidatos con experiencia, sobre todo el encargado interino de la oficina, pero la experiencia de González fue definitiva al hacer la elección’, dijo la juez Escobar al referirse a Frank Ortiz, quien dirigió la Oficina de Recolección de Impuestos del Condado tras el retiro de Víctor Flores.

    En su cargo como gerente regional, González administró y capacitó al personal de 15 diferentes condados en el manejo de trámites de títulos, registros, permisos provisionales y aplicaciones para vehículos que serían exportados a México.

    González tomará el cargo inmediatamente, y para su nuevo encargo tendrá un sueldo de 93 mil 222 dólares al año.
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  • The Tax Assessor-Collector Office may withhold renewal of your vehicle registration if pending fines and fees are not paid. These include fines and fees owed for Class A and B Misdemeanors, the Justice of the Peace Courts or the Domestic Relations Office.

    You may pay outstanding fines and fees through our online EZPay page.
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  • About Us
  • The County Tax Assessor-Collector is designated by statute as the agent for the Texas Department of Transportation for the collection of all motor vehicle registration fees. Under the registration statutes, every motor vehicle owner is required to register their vehicle with the Tax Assessor-Collector in the county in which they reside.

    Other duties of the County Tax Assessor-Collector include collection of motor vehicle sales tax, collection of road and bridge fees, alcoholic beverage permits, special fees impose by the county and state on coin-operated vending machines, hotel-motel occupancy taxes, and special vehicle inventory taxes.
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