MARCH 24 UPDATE REGARDING TAX OFFICE CLOSURE:
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. Smith County Tax Assessor-Collection Gary Barber said the Tax Office at the Cotton Belt Building is closing its doors. His employees will continue working, answering the phones and mail. People can pay their property taxes over the phone, online or through mail. People can renew their auto registration online or through the mail.
Barber said they will also continue to service car dealers who need title work and lien holders. From 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, an employee will be at the door to accept title paperwork. From 3-3:30 p.m. on the same days, they will be at the door to pass out the license plates.
For more information or to make a payment, call 903-590-2920 for property taxes and 903-590-2900 for auto registration. Also visit: https://www.smith-county.com/government/elected-officials/tax-assessor.
The Smith County Tax Office has closed its substations in Noonday, Lindale and Troup. For more information, call 903-590-2920 for property taxes and 903-590-2900 for auto registration.
Tax Assessor-Collector Gary Barber
Gary Barber has been the Tax Assessor-Collector for Smith County since he was first elected in 2004.
As Tax Assessor-Collector, Barber is responsible for calculating and mailing all tax statements in Smith County, collecting taxes and distributing money to the jurisdictions. He is also responsible for all auto registrations and titles in the county, as well as creating, submitting and monitoring his office’s budget.
Before being elected to public office for three terms, Barber worked for the Smith County Appraisal District for more than eight years. In addition to his various paying jobs, he has managed the accounting responsibilities for Amy B’s, his wife’s retail business, for 26 years.
He is past president of the Tax Assessor-Collector Association and is a current board member of the Texas School Assessors Association. Barber graduated from John Tyler High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Throughout the years, he has received several certifications, including Registered Texas Assessor-Collector, Registered Professional Appraiser Professional, Professional County Collector; and County Tax Office Professional. Barber is past president of the Kiwanis Club, a member of Lodge 72-Woodmen of the World and is involved in the American Cancer Society, East Texas Crisis Center and Green Acres Baptist Church.
According to the Texas Constitution, the Tax Assessor-Collector is a constitutionally required office for counties with more than 10,000 population. There are two main duties at the Smith County Tax Office which are the collection of property taxes and the licensing and titling of vehicles.
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Location and Contacts
P.O. Box 2011
Tyler, Texas 75710
1517 West Front Street
Tyler, Texas 75702
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M - F
Phone: (903) 590-2920
Fax: (903) 590-2939
Phone: (903) 590-2900
Fax: (903) 590-2908
Please Note: Information changes needed on tax statements (ex: name, address, etc.) are made through the
You may pay your property taxes at the Noonday and Lindale Substations. The Troup Substation is Auto Registration only.
Property Tax Overview
- Mails tax statements to taxpayers each year
- Submits a list of delinquent tax accounts to the designated authorities
- Collects property taxes for contracting taxing jurisdictions in Smith County
- Distributes tax collections to contracting taxing jurisdictions
- Issues receipts for taxes paid
Notifies delinquent taxpayers of their delinquent status
Motor Vehicle Registration Overview
- Registers motor vehicles for the Texas Department of Transportation
- Processes applications for certificate of title for automobile purchase/owners
- Collects fees for the Texas Department of Transportation
- Distributes registration and title fees to the Texas State Comptroller
- Issues special license plates