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Wichita County tax office debuts new website, mobile app

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Claire Kowalick, Wichita Falls Times Record News
Published 5:16 p.m. CT Oct. 10, 2018

Wichita County residents can now get real-time information about motor vehicle registration and taxes through a new website and mobile application.

County tax assessor/collector Tommy Smyth said they recently launched the new website for both sections of their office operations.

“This is certainly something that we identified very early on as being needed,” he said.

Smyth added operations and customer service amenities at the tax office have not changed significantly in about 25 years, and he felt it was time to adapt to changing customer needs.

Throughout the process, the tax office staff worked with the website developers to create a site to meet the needs of local citizens for both motor vehicle and property tax transactions.

“It is estimated as much, or more, than 70 percent of all internet access is done from a handheld device and, as such, that was an upgrade that our citizens were very deserving of,” he said.

Customers will now be able to complete vehicle registration renewals or pay their property taxes directly from their phones or other handheld device.

Property or vehicle values can be researched and upcoming events, including tax sales, will be listed. 

“Our citizens more than ever are expressing their concerns with governmental transparency with expenditures, rising property taxes and property tax reform,” Smyth said.

“And as such we will be able to provide our citizens with a historical perspective on population growth rates, tax rates, area economic growth trends, municipal and county infrastructural issues and governmental revenue streams that have not been provided before.”

The tax assessor/collector said they are tentatively planning for 2018 Property Tax Statements to start being mailed out around Oct. 19.

The new Wichita County Tax Office website can be found at http://www.wichitatax.com/.

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