Galveston County property owners wishing to take advantage of the split/half payment option have until November 30th to make the first payment, with the second half due (without penalty and interest) June 30, 2017. All but two GCTO government partners (City of Dickinson and Dickinson ISD) participate in this payment option.
Payment may be mailed but do not wait until Nov. 30 as all mail is sent to the USPS North Houston Distribution Center for postmarks, typically resulting in a one day delay. You may also pay online at www.galcotax.com (incur a one dollar fee for electronic check or two and one-half percent bank charge if using credit card), via telephone with credit card (1-866-865-1433 for English and 1-866-865-1435 for Spanish) or in person (use the convenient yellow drop boxes located outside of all full time offices but be sure to place payment in envelope and note the date of the drop).
Full-time offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located in Galveston, League City, Santa Fe and Texas City (call toll free 1-877-766-2284 for office directions) and satellite offices are located in Crystal Beach (the third Tuesday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Friendswood City Hall (Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each week). Satellite offices close from Noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
Cheryl E. Johnson, Galveston County Tax Assessor/Collector