Reporter Staff Report

Due to an update of TxDOT’s computer system, the tax assessor’s office will not be available for any motor vehicle or boat transactions on Friday morning. The office will remain open during its normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but TxDOT’s database will not be accessible. If you need forms, voter registration, alcohol beverage permits or information, call (254) 897-2419 or come into the office.

“I know this is an inconvenience and I apologize for that,” said Somervell County Tax Assessor/Collector and Voter Registrar Darlene Chambers. “There is never a good time to shut down the mainframe access but it is necessary and TxDOT has planned the date during the least busy times.”

Chambers is asking residents to try to plan around the downtime and conduct any business at another time that the office is open. The downtime is an approximate time frame so planning any business on a different date could save you some inconvenience.

“Thank you for your understanding in allowing us to update our state system to better serve you in the future,” Chambers said.