Ruben P. Gonzalez
El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector
301 Manny Martinez Dr., 1st Floor
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 771-2300
Fax (915) 771-2301
County Tax Assessor-Collector
- What's new....
- Military Plates
- Texas Legislature has approved the creation of 47 new military license plates which will have new designs and feature military emblems. These new plates recognize veterans' combat and non-combat era service and will display the award that the veteran received.
- Please click on the poster above to access the web page with the full list of military plates available. Select your plate of choice to view the fees, application, and instructions on how to apply for the selected license plate. Complete the required application and submit to one of our four County Tax Assessor-Collector Branch Offices along with your DD-214.
- El Paso, Texas – October 15, 2015
- Veteran Toll Waiver Program on the César Chávez Express Toll Lanes
Beginning October 30, 2015, the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) will implement a Toll Waiver Program on the César Chávez Express Toll Lanes for disabled veterans and recipients of the Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or Legion of Valor.
- Two Steps One Sticker Program
In an effort to prevent fraud and provide less clutter on windshields, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles implemented the Two Step One Sticker Program. As of March 1, 2015, your vehicle is no longer issued an inspection sticker as your registration sticker serves as proof of inspection and registration. Your vehicle is still required to be inspected not more than 90 days before renewing your vehicle registration. Instead, you are provided with the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) and charged $18.50. Upon renewing your vehicle registration you will need to provide the VIR receipt along with your renewal notice to the County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office and pay the applicable registration fees and the $8.25 State portion fee of the vehicle inspection.
- As of March 1, 2016, all vehicles will then reflect the same expiration date for both the vehicle registration and inspection and every year thereafter the vehicle inspection must be performed within 90 days before obtaining your registration renewal for your vehicle.
To calculate when you need to have your vehicle inspected, follow this link http://twostepsonesticker.com/motorists, and click on the heading to the right “When Do I Inspect?” and then on “Calculate My Date”.
For duplicate copies of your Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR), you may visit http://www.mytxcar.org to download and print a copy of the document.
- Press Releases & News
- Posted: February 4, 2016, West Texas County Courier
- Sir, I have lived in El Paso on 3 different occasions. I still own some property there. Recently I visited the office of the Tax Assessor-Collector, and was pleasantly surprised to see that Ruben Gonzalez, a graduate of Canutillo High School, is the new Tax Assessor-Collector. The customer service and courtesy at the tax office was excellent. I was so impressed that I researched the career of Mr. Gonzalez.
- I was amazed to find that he had 38 years experience as a motor vehicle administrator. I am sure the automobile owners and car dealers in El Paso appreciate the excellent customer service and expertise that Mr. Gonzalez brings to the area of vehicle registrations and titles. I congratulate the County Commissioners on their selection of Mr. Gonzalez.
- While living in El Paso I learned Spanish which changed my life in a very positive manner. As a result I was able to serve the Army in several interesting positions in Central and South America, and later help establish an Hispanic Outreach Committee and a television program called “Latinos en Columbus” in Columbus Georgia. Without the help and inspiration of the friendly people in El Paso, Socorro and the other communities in the Lower Valley, that would not have been possible. Every time I return for a visit to El Paso I see significant improvements in the city/county. A progressive and safe area, with people who are still as friendly as when I lived there.
LTC (Ret) Olin Doss
- County Clerk closes office at East Side Annex
- Posted: 11/09/2015 06:45:00 PM MST ElpasoTimes.com
- The El Paso County Clerk has decided to close its satellite office at the new East Side Annex after six months.
- In its place will be an El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector's Satellite Office, which will take over the county clerk's space in the annex next year.
County Commissioners Court approved the change on Monday by a 4-1 vote. Commissioner David Stout voted against the change.
Stout said he believes the county clerk’s services at the East Side Annex are still needed.
“I just think that six months is way too premature to decide that that’s something that we don’t need in our annex,” he said.
County Clerk Delia Briones said she decided to stop providing services at the annex because it was not cost effective. Since the opening of the satellite office in early May, her office collected about $40,000.
She said she was expecting to collect more money, and the amount barely covers the salary and insurance of the only employee at the office. Briones decided to move that employee to the main office in Downtown, where there is a higher work load, she said.
Briones said the county needs to do a better job of advertising its services at the new annexes. Briones also has satellite offices at the Ysleta and Northeast annexes. She said those offices have been successful.
El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector Ruben Gonzalez said Briones' decision to move out of the East Side Annex gives him the opportunity to open a satellite office there.
Gonzalez said that Commissioner Carlos Leon, who has a satellite office at the East Side Annex, said there are a lot of people who arrive there asking for vehicle registration stickers and other services provided by the County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office.
“It’s going to work out just fine because the building is already built. It’s just a matter of moving furniture and determining the personnel that I’m going to need for the office,” Gonzalez said.
Among the services that the County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office handles are vehicle registration, title transfers, alcoholic beverage tax and permits, and occupational permits.
Gonzalez said he expects to move two of his employees, who currently work at the Ascarate Annex, into the East Side Annex.
Most recently, the County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office moved from Downtown to the new renovated Ascarate Annex, 301 Manny Martinez, at Ascarate Park.
Although, his office tried to do its best to notify the media and public about the relocation of his office from Downtown to the Ascarate Annex, there are still a lot of people who don‘t know about the change, Gonzalez said.
Pat Adauto, the county public works director, said that in an effort to inform the public about the change, the county is going to advertise the new El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector's Office location with an insert in the water bills. The county will pay about $4,000 for the advertisement.
Gonzalez said another satellite Tax Assessor-Collector Office is going to be established in the County Northwest Annex in Vinton.
Both offices are expected to open sometime in January, he said.
Aileen B. Flores may be reached at 546-6362.
- El Paso County Commissioners Court appoints new tax assessor-collector
- Posted: 03/09/2015 05:23:36 PM MDT ElpasoTimes.com
- 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.
- Ruben P. Gonzalez