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Tax Assessor Collector
Ruben P. Gonzalez

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Contact Information

Tax Office
301 Manny Martinez Dr., 1st Floor
El Paso, Texas 79905
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Phone 915-771-2300
Fax 915-771-2301
ctaxassessor@epcounty.com

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Administrative Staff
Texas Deparment of Motor Vehicles
Texas Department of Public Safety
El Paso Central Appraisal District
City of El Paso
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Delinquent Tax/Collectors Firm

Is designed to bring vehicle registration violators who live in El Paso County and have vehicles with license plate from out of state or country, to register their vehicles in Texas, either voluntarily or through enforcement action with the help of the citizens of El Paso. VRAP is a grantee of the Texas Automobile Theft Prevention Authority (A.T.P.A.)
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Is the practice of illegally selling vehicles on the street or at the curb by unlicensed car dealers who do not pay local, state or federal taxes, who may be selling stolen, damaged or salvage vehicles. "Curbstoners" may also be selling vehicles with a lien that has not been properly released or not being satisfied. In Texas it is illegal to sell more than five cars each year without a dealer's license. The division plays a major role in educating the public as to the dangers of buying a vehicle from an unlicensed dealer.
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Law Enforcement Identification Number Inspection (VTR Form 68-A)

There are some instances where citizens purchase motor vehicles and there are title related issues or motor vehicles are in need of having an identification number assigned or re-assigned. These examples will require this type of inspection which is different from the Safety and Emissions Inspection. An appointment for the Law Enforcement Identification Number Inspection must be made in person. Please call (915)-771-2332 for more information.
The division is responsible for Vehicle Inventory Tax collection, which involves the prepayment procedure in accordance with §23.125 of the Texas Property Tax Code by ensuring that all licensed automobile dealers report and pay their Special Vehicle Inventory Taxes. Licensed Dealers are required to comply with several state laws regarding title transfers and registrations from which the division scrutinizes a range of 400 licensed dealers to make sure each one is in compliance withother laws (i.e. Export Only Rule, title transfers, and authorized sales.)

Inventory law applies to:

  1. Inventories of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, or travel trailers held by a person who holds a (GDN) General Distinguishing Number issued by the Texas Department of Transportation
  2. Inventories of certain vessels, boat trailers and outboard motors held by a person who holds a Dealer's and Manufacturer Number issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
  3. Inventories held by dealers of manufactured homes
  4. Inventories held by dealers of heavy equipment

By the 10th of each month during the year, you must file and submit the statement and monthly tax prepayments to the County Tax Assessor-Collector. Substantial civil and criminal penalties are provided in the law for failure to file the required declarations and statements timely.

The monies are deposited into an escrow account for the purpose of payment of property taxes for the current year.

Both the annual declarations // monthly reports must be filed on forms prescribed by the State Comptroller of Public Accounts.

For additional information, please contact the El Paso County Tax assessor-Collector's Office at (915) 771-2332.

Complaint on Dealers

Dealers who have not transferred the title of a sold vehicle within 20 days from the date of sale of a vehicle are in violation of the law.

Please fill out the complaint form and submit it with back up documentation

Consumer Complaint Form
or
call for information on how to report a dealer (915) 771-2332

or
email us for to request information on how to report a dealer at aseelig@epcounty.com

Note:

Enforcement Division

301 Manny Martinez Dr.
1st Floor
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 771-2332 fax (915)771-2333
8:00 am-4:30 pm

FAQs

How do I obtain a license (GDN) to sell vehicles?
Contact 1-800-687-7846 to order a packet from the Texas Department of Transportation

Do dealers have to report and pay VIT on vehicles sold to individuals from another country or state?
Yes. As long as the sale originates in Texas, VIT must be paid.

Can I get help on filling out the VIT report?
Yes. Please contact the V.I.T. staff

A “Motor Vehicle Title Service” is a person and/or business that directly or indirectly assist other persons in obtaining title and registration documents for compensation, by submitting, transmitting, or sending applications to the El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector. This person and/or business are required by law to hold a current license approved and issued by the El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector’s, Enforcement Division.

Authorized Persons and/or Business

A&P Tax Services
ARMANDO GARDEA
BAIDAS TITLES
CASTILLO'S RUNNER
CESTARK ENTERPRISES INC.
H.T. TRANSFERS
INSURANCE OF AMERICA
JOSE SYLVESTRE RIOS
LORENZO LENCHO FLORES TAX SERVICE & INS
MEXICO USA INSURANCE
MJ AUTO REGISTRACION
NORTH AMERICAN TEXTILE
NOTARY PLUS
ROADRUNNER SERVICES
ROSIES CAR TITLE
RQ NOTARY SERVICE
SELECT TAX
SERVICIOS VEHICULARES INTERNACIONALES
TEXAS 20 TITLE
THE LONE RANGER
ZARATE AUTO REGISTRATION

A person acting as a Motor Vehicle Title Service/Runner without a license commits an offense. Such offense is a Class A misdemeanor and punishable by a fine not to exceed $4,000; confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or both.

Any title and registration transactions conducted by any other person and/or business not listed above or with an expired license should be reported to the El Paso County Tax Assessor- Collector’s, Enforcement Division at (915) 771-2332.

El Paso County Tax Office, Enforcement Division
301 Manny Martinez, Dr., 1st floor
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone: (915) 771-2332 / Fax: (915) 771-2333

Sergio H. Garcia
Director
Phone: (915) 771-2332 ext. 2444
segarcia@epcounty.com

Cynthia Ginithan
Administrative Services Manager
Phone: (915) 771-2332 ext. 2441
cginithan@epcounty.com

Rose Morales
Administrative Specialist Intermediate
Phone: (915) 771-2332 ext. 2442
romorales@epcounty.com