Cameron County Tax Assessor – Collector

Tony Yzaguirre, Jr.
Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector

Rick Camarillo
Chief Deputy

Pay Property Taxes
In order to pay your property taxes online, you must first search for and find your property.

Credit Card Processing Fee applies
Online Check Fee (ACH): No Charge
Vehicle Registration
The Tax Assessor Collector (TAC) regulates the titling and registration of motor vehicles in Cameron County. A motor vehicle cannot be titled in Texas without also being registered—the two processes occur simultaneously. All registration takes place at your local county tax assessor collector's office.
Scoff Law Program
Scofflaw, or the Vehicle Registration Denial Program, is a program in which the local government and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) enter into a contract to prevent vehicle owners with *delinquent traffic violations from receiving their vehicle registration.
Registration Fee Schedule
The Schedule of License Fees has additional information on the cost to register trucks or trailers.
Frequently asked Questions
Find answers to frequently asked questions about taxes. See the most common topics and more.

Welcome to the online office of the Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector

The Tax Assessor-Collector, elected by registered voters holds the Constitutional Office charged with duties and responsibilities mandated by State Statutes to assess and collect ad valorem tax accounts as identified and valued by the Cameron Appraisal District. The Cameron County Tax Office collects property taxes for 52 taxing entities (school districts, cities and special districts). This includes 16 municipalities, 5 school districts, 4 drainage districts, 10 special districts, and 16 others. Please click Here to view brake down of Taxing Jurisdictions currently being serviced by our office. The office also collects beer, wine, and liquor licensing fees.

In addition, acting as an agent for the State, the office issues license plates and registration stickers for over 296,000 vehicles registered in Cameron County, and handles approximately 70,000 motor vehicle title transfers each year.

The main Tax Office in Brownsville, along with six (6) branch offices in Harlingen, San Benito, Los Fresnos, Port IsabelRio Hondo, and La Feria are open Monday through Friday (excludes holidays) from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. The two substations located within the City of Brownsville’s Police Departments Community Network Centers are open Monday through Friday (excludes holidays) from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. There are also twelve (12) motor vehicle subcontractors located throughout Cameron County; subcontractors are normally open 7 days a week during the regular business hours of the merchants’; courtesy booths. A convenience fee may be assessed to process these transactions. Click “here” for contact information for office locations and hours of operations.

Please write, call, or visit us if you have any questions.

In the interest of public health, we have provided the following alternative options in lieu of face-to-face transactions in the Cameron County Tax Office.

Transitioning to Regular Business

Effective Monday, May 4, 2020 – The Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office will begin transitioning to regularly scheduled business for the general public. Customers will be allowed to enter lobbies following social distancing guidelines. A facial covering/mask will be required to be worn before entering a County building. Children will not be allowed on the premises and only customers having County business will be allowed to enter the lobbies. The following lobbies will be opened with a limited number of customers coming into the offices:

 

  • Brownsville Main Levee Annex, 835 E. Levee St., Brownsville, TX
  • San Benito Tax Branch Office, 1390 Expressway 83, San Benito, TX
  • Harlingen Tax Branch Office, 3302 Wilson Rd, Harlingen, TX
  • Los Fresnos Tax Branch Office, 745 W. Ocean Boulevard, Los Fresnos, TX
  • Port Isabel Tax Branch Office, 505 Highway 100, Port Isabel, TX

 

  • La Feria Tax Branch Office, 200 Industrial Way, La Feria, TX

The safety of our customers and staff remain the top priority as we begin assisting customers. It is strongly encouraged to conduct business via our alternative payment options including payments by mail and online services at www.cameroncountytax.org. In addition, four of our offices offer drive-through lanes for tax payments and vehicle registration renewals including Brownsville Levee located at 835 E. Levee St., Brownsville, TX, Harlingen Branch Office located at 3302 Wilson Road, Los Fresnos Branch located at 745 W. Ocean Boulevard, and Port Isabel Branch located at 505 Highway 100. Lastly, Drop-Off-Boxes can be used at the following locations, Brownsville Main Office (next to the motor bank on Levee St.), Port Isabel Branch Office and Los Fresnos Branch Offices.

The following offices remained closed until further notice:

 

  • Brownsville Southmost Tax Branch Office, 2900 Southmost Road, Brownville, TX
  • Brownsville West Side Tax Branch Office, 1763 Military Highway, Brownsville, TX

 

  • Rio Hondo Tax Branch Office, 125 W. Colorado, Rio Hondo, TX

Customers can also email our office questions at assessor-collector@co.cameron.tx.us

For help by phone please contact:
(956) 544-0800 for assistance in Brownsville
(956) 427-8013 for assistance in Harlingen
(956) 361-8232 for assistance in San Benito

Operational changes due to COVID-19.