I am pleased to advise of good progress made on multiple issues in Llano County.
- All Llano County bond obligations have been paid off effective February 2017 with no plans at this time to request any additional bonds.
- Over the past 2 years all old paper records dating back to the 1880s have been restored, secured and sealed in protective binders at the Llano County Clerk’s office. The county has now contracted to have 147 volumes of Deed Records from December 1965 to 1983 indexed and formatted to load into the county’s existing Electronic Records Management System. This is an estimated 125,000 images. This action not only ensures that these important records are maintained but are more easily accessible by the public. Initially the public will be able to access these records on computers at the County Clerk’s office with the intent to have them available online at the end of 2018. The county will still charge for printable copies on either system. The county contracted with Kofile Technologies to complete this project at a cost for this phase of $109,531.80. The funds to pay for this are derived from charges for recording official public records at the County Clerk office. These funds can only be use for records management and preservation so there is no cost to tax payers for this project from property taxes.
- The Llano County Tax Assessor’s Office provided a staff person at the Llano County Precinct 1 Horseshoe Bay Annex to accept property tax payments and auto registration effective November 2016 with the intent to move to a full service sub-station of the Tax Assessor’s office. This change removed this responsibility from the Justice of the Peace staff to allow them to focus on judicial matters only. Some services could not be provided until full sub-station capability was approved and established by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles but the tax assessors staff person has helped by taking those requests to the City of Llano tax office to process. I am pleased to advise that the Texas DMV have scheduled to establish the systems capability for the Precinct 1 HSB Annex to provide full sub-station service effective March 14, 2017. Should everything be installed as planned, full service capability will be available after that date and no longer will residents be required to drive to the tax office in the City of Llano.
The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles are provided this updated service and required equipment to Llano County at no cost to the county.
The Precinct 1 HSB Annex Tax office has been open Monday to Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm. This will change in the future when a tax office at the Llano County East Annex on RM 1431 and Hwy 29 at Fuzzy’s Corner opens. The same staff person will provide service at the East Annex on different days. The schedule will be determined by the demand at each location.
The following are the services that will now be available at the Precinct 1 HSB Annex:
- Collection of property tax payments.
- Windshield registration stickers for renewal, new or expired vehicles and replacement stickers.
- Certification of new vehicle titles, title transfers and out of state titles.
- Issue non-titled registrations (such as home-made trailers).
- Correct titles, remove liens etc.
- Motor Vehicle gift transfers.
- Change of address.
- Handicap plates and placards.
- Specialty plates for veterans, military etc.
- Registration on trailers, farm truck and farm trailers.
- Antique/Classic vehicle license plates.
- Exchange and replacement of license plates.
- Issue temporary permits.
- Motor cycle and boat trailer titles, license plates and renewal.
- Provide vehicle forms and information.
To contact the Precinct 1 Horseshoe Bay Annex Tax Office call (830) 598-2296 press option 1. To contact the City of Llano Tax Office call (325) 247-4165.
Llano County Commissioner Pct 1
P.O. Box 8759
101 Ferguson Rd.
Bus phn: 830-598-2296