New Resident Folder
2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Tarrant County, Texas, TX
Best In Category
About the Program
Category: Civic Education and Public Information (Best in Category)
Tarrant County has been impacted by an unprecedented number of new residents. This was emphasized during the recent Covid 19 Pandemic. In response to this growth, the Tarrant County Tax Office compiled resources and helpful information for Tarrant Countyâs newest residents, and the "New Resident Folder" was developed. The folder is now provided to new residents of Tarrant County when they visit our branch locations in person, or by email when an electronic version is needed or requested. Partner agencies and private companies have joined our public outreach efforts to ensure the folder is in the hands of those who need it most. Based on public responses, the folder has helped our newest citizens streamline their efforts to meet legal requirements and understand the role of local government in Texas. The folder includes fun facts about the Tax Office, detailed information about vehicle inspection and registration, voter registration, property tax, and local utilities, as well as the differences between the appraisal district and the tax office.