Dallas County Tax Assessor Collector

Employer / Organization

Dallas County

Next Election

Nov 03, 2020

Filing Window

Nov 16, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019


County Assessors generally determine the fair market value for property so that taxes are fairly and equitably distributed. The Assessor typically locates and identifies all taxable property in their county, and further identifies the ownership of the property. Assessors establish a value for all property subject to property taxation, lists the values of all property on the assessment roll, and applies all legal exemptions.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Dallas County Elections Office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. 2) Complete the Declaration of Intent to Run and submit the application by the filing window. Once the March primary has been held, independent candidates may start circulating their nominating petitions, which are due to the County Judge in June (the exact date will vary depending on year). Signers of the nominating petition can not have voted in the March primary, and the requirement is 500 signatures to appear for most positions on the ballot. Potential candidates should speak with the Dallas County Elections Department as soon as possible to verify signature requirements and the filing window. 3) Submit the Declaration of Intent to Run within 108-78 days prior to the primary election and submit the nominating petition and application to the County Judge. If you have any questions regarding filing for this position please contact the Dallas County Elections Office at (214) 819-6300 or dallascountyvotes@dallascounty.org, or the Texas Secretary of State Office at webmaster@sos.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 463-5650.