Tax office joins growing closure list

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Local government facilities continue adjusting their plans as more restrictions of public activities advance.

Among government offices now closed to the public are city halls and county offices.

The Quitman location of the Wood County Tax Office at 301 East Goode St. is closed to the public. Tax Assessor-Collector Carol Taylor reminds people taxes can be paid online with credit cards or e-checks and also by mailing payments to Wood County Tax Office, P.O. Box 1919, Quitman, TX 75783.

The tax office will have someone answering the phone at 903-763-2261 until 4 p.m. daily posting mail and credit cards. The office is still issuing tax certificates.

“This is actually what we have been doing for two weeks now. The only real change is the Winnsboro substation will be closed on Tuesdays but remain open on Thursday and Friday. Definitely call before going,” Taylor said. “We really want to urge people to use the online services or mail their registration to have as little contact as possible with anyone.”  

According to Taylor, vehicle owners can still renew registrations online, and an inspection is still due on vehicles, but it is not necessary to do any registrations or title transfers since the governor has waived this process for at least 60 days.

“We do not want people to expose themselves to possible contact with the virus because they are worried they will get a fine. Please stay safe,” Taylor noted. “We are doing our best to serve the public and stay safe. Thank you for your patience.” 

The Mineola substation is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Call before going at 903-569-6371. The Winnsboro substation is open Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Also call 903-342-3325 before going.

For property tax payments go to woodcountytax.com.

For Department of Motor Vehicles go to txdmv.gov (There is a waiver of penalties for registrations and title transfers.)

For Texas Parks and Wildlife go to tpwd.texas.gov.

For direct questions which can’t be answered on the website, contact the tax office by email. For property tax questions contact alumna@mywoodcounty.com and for auto registrations and title transfer questions contact cchampion@mywoodcounty.com.

The Wood County Appraisal District has closed its offices.

For assistance call or email 903-763-4946 or woodhelp@woodcad.org.

Visit mywoodcounty.com for updated information on closings and the county disaster declaration.