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John R. Ames, Dallas County Tax Assessor/CollectorDallas County Tax Office
JOHN R. AMES, CTA
Tax Assessor/Collector
500 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202
214-653-7811 Fax 214-653-7887
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John R. Ames is the Dallas County Tax Assessor / Collector. He was first elected in 2008 and took office on January 1, 2009. He was re-elected in 2012. Mr. Ames began his career in tax collection in 1995 and holds certifications as a Registered Texas Assessor / Collector (RTA), a Certified School Tax Administrator (CSTA) and a Certified Tax Administrator (CTA). In addition, he is a graduate of Northwood University with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Ames currently serves as the VP-Internal of the Tax Assessor-Collector Association of Texas (TACA). He is also the DMV Liaison Committee Chair and serves on various other committees for both TACA and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. He is a member of the Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO) and a past president of the North Texas Chapter of TAAO. Mr. Ames is also the past president of the Texas Association of Municipal Tax Assessors (TAMTA), past board member of the Texas School Assessors Association (TSAA) and a past voting delegate for the Property Tax Education Coalition (PTEC).

Mr. Ames believes that great customer service is the key to quality collections. He is also committed to improving efficiencies and increasing technology in the Dallas County Tax Office as is noted in the Dallas County Tax Office mission statement:

 
Mission Statement

Provide Dallas County Citizens with Excellent Services using Innovative Technology to Ensure Quality Collections.