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The Smith County Communications Office strives to promote transparency by providing the public with the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date information possible while promoting the county's brand and message of "Striving for Excellence."

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Located on the first floor of the Smith County Annex Building
200 E. Ferguson, Suite 100
Tyler, Texas 75702

Phone: 903-590-4607
Email: Casey Murphy


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Current News
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    Tax Offices in Noonday and Troup Reopen

    The Smith County Tax Office Substations in Noonday and Lindale opened back up to serve the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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    COVID-19 in the Smith County Jail

    News from the Smith County Sheriff's Office on COVID-19 in the Smith County Low Risk Facility.

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    Smith County Road Project Underway

    Smith County began work on Wood Springs Road in Lindale on Monday, May 4, 2020.

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    Smith County Offices Open to the Public

    Most of Smith County’s offices opened back up to the public on Friday, May 1, after the local and state “Stay at Home” Orders expired April 30.

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    Montgomery Man Wanted for Arson in Smith County

    The Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office has secured an arrest warrant for a 39-year-old Montgomery County man for allegedly setting someone’s vehicle on fire Thursday, April 23, 2020.

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    Smith County Donates to Mustard Seed Ministries

    Smith County donated surplus computer equipment this week to Mustard Seed Ministries that will be refurbished and given to local school children.

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    County Voucher Program to Deliver Necessities

    Smith County and NDMJ Transportation are teaming up to use the County’s Voucher Program to deliver food, water, medication and other necessities to elderly and disabled citizens who do not have transportation.

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    Smith County Extends "Stay at Home" Order

    On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran extended his local “Stay at Home” Order for all Smith County residents until April 30, 2020. This extension mirrors the time period of Governor Greg Abbott’s GA 14 Order, which began on March 31, and mandated “Stay at Home” restrictions s

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    Officials Warn Businesses to Comply with Orders

    Smith County Officials have been working with local businesses to clarify application of the terms of County Judge Nathaniel Moran’s “Stay at Home” Order issued March 27, and what steps those businesses must take to comply with that order, as well as the statewide order of the Governor fro

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    Tax Office Closed, Offering Services Online

    People can pay their property taxes over the phone, online or through mail. People can renew their auto registration online or through the mail.

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    Smith County Issues "Stay at Home" Order

    Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran issued a two-week “Stay at Home” Order for all Smith County residents on Friday, March 27, 2020.

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    DA's Investigators to Aid Health Officials

    The Smith County District Attorney’s Office is joining efforts with the Joint Emergency Operation Center by dedicating the majority of its investigators to aid local health officials in their contact tracing efforts for COVID-19.

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    Commissioners Court Closed to Public but Available Online

    Based on guidance from federal, state and local health officials and under the direction of orders issued by Texas Governor Gregg Abbott, until further notice, the Smith County Commissioners Court will conduct all meetings utilizing online live streaming.

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    Tax Office Closing Doors but Still Assisting the Public

    The Smith County Tax Office is closing its doors to the public until further notice, but is still working to assistance Smith County residents and businesses.

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    County Government Offices to Limit Public Interface

    Smith County officials have revised the way some of their offices offer services to help stop the spread of Coronavirus, though essential services will continue without interruption.

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    Smith County Issues Disaster Declaration

    On March 17, the Smith County Commissioners Court ratified the Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency from the Coronavirus, signed by County Judge Nathaniel Moran on March 16.

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    Smith County Suspends Jury Duty

    Smith County is suspending jury duty for one month to follow guidelines announced by the Texas Judicial Branch - Office of Court Administration. Jurors who have received a summons to appear in court from Monday, March 16, through Wednesday, April 1, do not have to appear at the Smith County Courthou

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    County-Wide Clean Up Set for March 30-May 2

    The annual Smith County-Wide Clean Up will run through March 30 through March 2.

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    Tax Abatement Approved for Manufacturing Company

    On Tuesday, March 10, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved a four-year, 80 percent tax abatement for Wastequip Manufacturing Company LLC.

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    Smith County Team Ready to Walk FRESH 15 to Support Co-Worker

    After overcoming serious injuries suffered in a car accident last year, Smith County employee Sheryl Keel is meeting her goal of walking the 5K in Saturday's FRESH 15 with a team of co-workers supporting her.

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